The Hampton Social - Skokie
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I'm sorry to write this but I had very unsatisfactory evening. I made a 7:45pm reservation for 2. We waited until 8:40 to sit down. AND, we were seated by the back wall where a large group of pre-teens or middle school girls were screeching and posing for photos, for about 45 minutes. Other people around us were horrified at the girls and made comment about it. Our waitress was fine, but it was VERY hard to find a good time in all that. There was nothing acknowledged by staff for our long wait until we were seated, and then only a passing apology by the host. Had I been the manager, I would've atlas stopped by the table. I don't think I'll go back.
If your shopping at the mall stop by and sit at the bar and have a drink and light entree. Otherwise downtown location was better overall.
What's the point of using a site like OpenTable to reserve a table for 4 and only given high-top seating as an option (which is fine but makes me assume you are keeping track of which sections are full at the time) but when I came in 5 minutes before my reservation, I get told that I have to wait 20ish minutes and I end up getting seated at normal tables (not high-top)?
Very weird experience and overall was fine but I don't think I'll go out of my way to come in again. Not to mention a party bigger than mine came in after me and got seated before me. The staff seemed overwhelmed with birthday parties and such.
I get that Saturday nights are busy but plan ahead or make sure OpenTable isn't booking tables when there aren't gonna be any. Very unprofessional.
A nice space and well decorated room that presented with an attentive server who was very helpful and knowledgeable the food however tasted like it was made by an airline low quality ingredients poor presentation and utterly tasteless the prices were high and it just wasn’t worth even close to what you pay the specialty drink list was also very muddled with offerings that weren’t very good.
Your typical suburban mall crowd lots of screaming kids overly loud dining room that didn’t present a very pleasant or enjoyable experience would not repeat
The Hampton Social is a very nice spot for lunch. Dining room is bright and airy. Food is good although pricey. Manhattan Lobster Sandwich was delicious, could have been a little more generous considering the $21 market price. Service is friendly. The restaurant needs to seriously consider the noise factor. Unable to hold a conversation, very noisy.
Waiter brought hot water and lemon and bread about 10 after we ordered them. Needed to remind him twice about the bread. I really enjoyed my tuna avocado salad but three others at the table did not enjoy their meal. Pretty space.
Our waitress was not terrific. We asked for time because we were catching up and she was hanging over us and even tried to get in the conversation which at that moment wasn’t appropriate. When we did order we specifically asked that she not put in our main course until we got the small bites. She said no problem and moments later everything came at once. The food was great, but she really needs better training and listening.
I enjoyed my first time dinning at Hampton social , they had live music , the decor was fun and a great vibe, a good place to just come for drinks or lunch/dinner .
We had a pretty terrible experience due to our food taking over an hour to arrive at our table after ordering, and very poor communication from our waiter regarding the reason behind the substantial delay.
Birthday dinner. The whole experience was just meh.
LesleyG., I'm sorry that your visit did not impress. We are always striving to provide our guests with exceptional food and drink coupled with exemplary service. If that failed to be your experience, I apologize. We hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future to make a better impression.
The food was delicious. Drinks were great too!! Ambiance is very nice. Happy that thy comped one of the girl’s burgers and remade it after it came with cheese even though she ordered it with no cheese and ticket said no cheese. Very good customer service. Oh and the berries dessert was scrumptious! Our waitress, Mariam J., was EXCELLENT...actually superb! She made great recommendations and was spot on. Thank her for us!! We will be back.
Food was delicious but we waited over 15 minutes just for the waiter to bring us water and menus
Service was really bad this time :/
Pricey and small portions
Overpriced for cocktails
2 oz pours for drinks including martinis
Asked for better pour and they gave us a 3 oz drink and charged $14.00 plus tip of 20% $16.80 for a 3 ounce drink. Definitely never going back. Waiters were average at best ,lots of inexperienced personnel. Dirty dishes never were picked up. Big $ prices with NO service
My guess they will he closed in a year. We were at Old orchard location
No manage in sight the entire night .
If you want good food and drinks........ go elsewhere .... avoid
PS. We were a party of 6. All in the restaurant service business.
Small servings with lunch salad.
Good wine suggestion!
Our server was amazing!
Love the place. I feel the seafood salad is over priced as are all the selections.
More salad selections at more reasonable prices would make this a more successful restaurant.
Great since they sat us away from
The music so we can talk!
We had two servers. The first seemed alittle new but the second one was a guy who was very helpful. They were both attentive. The food was delicious as always—the best Brussels sprouts around! And they remembered the birthday dessert—we got the berry crisp which was outstanding and complimentary, very generous.
Frenchie, thank you for the great review. Glad that, even with the switch-up in servers, we were able to make your birthday reservation a successful and happy one. Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate it and we hope to see you again in the future.
The atmosphere is very light, bright and inviting. We were there on a rainy day but bet it’s even nicer when all the windows are open. The noise level is quite high- hard to carry on a conversation. We had a lovely waitress who did not rush us even though it took us a long time to order. We all had salads which were very good but not outstanding. Thought the prices were on the high side. It was my first time so I look forward to coming again and trying other items in the menu. While I enjoyed the Caesar Brussels sprout salad, the sprouts were difficult to cut and eat.
The restaurant was quite loud to be able to speak to people and server wasn’t great. Everything else was good. The food and company and ambience.
NInaH, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. While I'm glad that your overall visit was enjoyable, I'm sorry to hear that the service component did not measure up. We are always striving to provide our guests with service that is as top-shelf as our food, drink and ambiance. We appreciate the feedback and will work towards improving.
tonight not such a good night. out of frose! out of chicken it’s a saturday night at 7:30. there was a private party so server said taking longer then normal. if u have a private party in a sat night have extra servers. good not as good as usual service very slow coffee was ice cold never refilled water had to keep asking. yes a off night but we had to pay for it. don’t mind downing my money but it should be enjoyable it was not.
Was a great place for lunch! Met an old friend and the drinks and food were the perfect complement to our catch up.
Went for a girls night dinner. Food was mediocre at best, was pretty disappointed as we were very excited. The drinks were good although we thought the seashell which is equivalent to 3 drinks would come in a pitcher to share instead it came in a plastic seashell with straws for everyone. The calamari had no taste and the breading feel right off. The service was okay. I asked for glasses for the seashell and he didn’t bring them. Also we were asked to move down to accommodate a big party. Dessert was bought for that
It was great
This is such a beautiful space, but I really hate all the talking from the wait staff-- we sat down and she had to give us a long explanation of their "signature rose" drink-- and then go on about oysters. Why not first ask if we'd be interested in hearing about drinks? It was 11am-- I only wanted an iced tea. And I'm here with my vegetarian friend, so before hearing all about your amazing oysters, why not ask if we'd be interested in hearing about them? So annoying to negotiate all this -- I don't want to manage the wait staff, I want them to ask me what I'm interested in. At the end of the meal, she did ask if we wanted to see a dessert menu. Why not ask the same about a drink menu-- or specials. etc. Plus, why do they tell u their names? It doesn't matter to me.
Great ambiance but truly possibly the worst food I’ve had in a long time. Warm, low quality rosé, soggy pizza, undercooked, flavorless brussel sprouts. No air conditioning and totally understaffed to handle the crowd. Sadly disappointing on many levels.
The risotto was so dry. Not a creamy texture at all. Less than mediocre. Would not come back for the food. Chairs at the high tops was uncomfortable.
Good food and great atmosphere! The sizable charcuterie platter was delicious. As was the pasta!
The service and our server were fabulous. Enjoyed the restaurant!
We had an amazing experience at this Hampton Social. I have been to others, but this was my best experience yet. Our server Laura was excellent and the all food was delicious. We had several items, and it’s hard to play favorites, but the brussels sprouts and shrimp tacos stood out for me. We all said we can’t wait to go back and try some of the other yummy looking dishes that passed our table.
The decor is so nice! This is a huge space that really evokes the Hamptons. The service is good and the Dodd pretty good. The oysters were small and unremarkable😣
I had scallop risotto for dinner and it was delicious!
Everything was amazing. Went with a group of 5 for a birthday celebration. The brussel sprouts and king crab small plates are a must order for sure! The Manhattan style lobster roll was delicious. I can't wait to go back!
So food was really good. Atmosphere is nice, you don't feel like you're at a mall. We had a number of service failures, it was not just 1-2 things, but like 6-8 issues. However we called the manager over and he took care of us. I would say they redeemed themselves and we'll be back.
Service was not good and not everyone got their food. Asked for help no one came. Had to see manager.
Hampton Social needs to upgrade their food,
Food choices, etc.
very disappointing dinner.
Ambience far exceeds the quality of their food.
I like the place for lunch but was not overwhelmed by dinner. If they’d offer many of the lunch items at dinner I’d be happier. It was not an $80.00 ( with NO ALCOHOL AND NO DESSERT) dinner