The Hampton Social - South Barrington

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Social dining experience. Coastal cuisine with a focus on seasonally inspired dishes and fresh ingredients. Whether it’s business or pleasure, you can escape to The Hampton's any night of the week. We have a mix of high top and low top dining.
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4.3
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4.5
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f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my birthday and it is the third time that we have visited this month. Everything we have ordered was always delicious! I would highly recommend the brussels sprout appetizer and the avocado toast!

f
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Way too loud! Food was excellent but do not go if you want to talk!

C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Rose all day forever!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Drinks are overpriced, food was ok , service at the bar was great. Our waitress was very nice but did not bring back the right amount of change from bill . I was shorted 5.00

LL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went on a Friday night. Had asked for a quiet area and was told there were no quiet areas. Wanted to like the food. I had shrimp tacos. The shrimp was rubbery- obviously overcooked and the taco shells were dried out and leathery. A disappointment for $17.50. My husband ordered trout. He said the fish had no flavor. Don’t think we will be coming back.

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great venue to try but overall the food and drinks were expensive for the size of portion you get, there was not a TON of options on the menu either. I would probably not go back if I had a choice in venues in the area.

R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great. Service was excellent. The noise level was deafening. Should have brought my ear plugs. Yikes!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and drink options

JL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We are lunch at off hour and still service very slow. Entrees came at least 30 min after appetizers. Don’t need that much gap at lunch.

Water and iced tea both had funny taste- something definitely wrong their tap.

Beautiful venue- mediocre food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Can believe they charged us $3.00 for a slice of bread ?!?

DW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! You feel like you’re on vacation when inside! Great food and drinks!

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

DanielleW., thanks for the awesome review! We appreciate the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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b
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little bit pricey but food was good. Glass of wine $10. Had crab cakes. They were yummy. My son had the chicken pasta & peas dish. also yummy. Portions aren’t big. Atmosphere great! Little loud but it’s ok. Can’t wait to sit outside when it gets warmer next year. They should figure how to warm up the outside areas for colder weather dining. It’s so open and fresh. Bathrooms are a big tell tale of if the restaurant I clean. Yup clean! Keep it up guys. We will be back to try other dishes.

KF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

This restaurant's focus on flipping tables was eye-popping. We'll not return.

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambient settings from start to finish of our meal

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

Prs9500, thanks for the great review. Glad the atmosphere left such a positive impression and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

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DK
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to enjoy an evening with friends. Great food - service a bit slow. We were early By 15 min but made to wait until 10 min after our reservation time. They had plenty of tables empty - so did not understand why they made us wait so long - we are repeat customers - wish we received a positive treatment

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

DaveK, thank you for the review and your feedback. As a new restaurant, it is important for us to hear how our guests perceive all aspects of their visit. If we had you wait unnecessarily for your reservation, I apologize. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the future.

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JH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was surprisingly great!!

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

JenniferH, glad we pleasantly surprised you! Thanks for the awesome review. Hope to see you again in the future.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

The food is yummy the waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is gorgeous I loved the decor

BB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Conversation difficult because of noise level.

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

BrendaB., thank you for the feedback. We will take it into consideration and we appreciate your patronage.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance of Hampton Social!!

MB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant has a lot of pretty spot for those that like to take photos. Food were mediocre and pricey. I only like the cocktail drinks.

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

MamaBear, I'm sorry that your visit left something to be desired. We want our food to elicit as good a reaction as our environment and our cocktails. We hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future to make a better impression.

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r
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

While the avocado toast was the best ever and my lobster roll delicious, it was so loud in there, I don’t see us coming back. A good idea would be to spray some insulation on the ceilings to absorb some of the noise. Also, and we didn’t sit at the bar but the stools need to have backs on them to put your (winter) coat on! I always put my coat against the back and lean on it so I can feel if somebody tries to take it. I was shocked to see strawberry ice cream melting all over my key lime pie.

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

rare, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback on the acoustics and will take it into consideration as we move forward and look for solutions. We hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future to impress.

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RK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our experience at The Hampton Social, South Barrington was good. It was our first time being there and the service we got was good and the food was excellent. We went early so things were pretty quiet, but as we finished it was crowded and got very noisy. We will be back and next time we will be bringing other people with us.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for date night and even girls night! The atmosphere is so cool and from the appetizers to the drinks even to our entrées everything was delicious!

YD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance. It’s the perfect place to meet your girlfriends for lunch on a Saturday. Bonus on the live music that was playing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and always great service

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at the Hampton Social. We tried a couple of the cocktails on the menu and both were good. We really enjoyed the crab, pasta and pizza. Everything tasted outstanding ,we enjoyed the atmosphere. Our server, Maxine was excellent, very efficient and responsive. The food hot and amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant. Will definitely be going back! Thank you so much!

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 11, 2019

JaneM, what an awesome review! You tried some good menu items during your visit! We appreciate your patronage and we hope you'll come back again. We'll be sure to pass the kind words along to Maxine.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I thought the chairs were extremely uncomfortable. Getting a drink was very slow. Very loud too. My husband had the fish and chips. Said it was not good at all, no taste and soggy. Cute place and waitress was nice. I don’t think I’d go again. Sorry

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambience
Great service
Clam chowder and crab cakes were warm not hot
Sent the crab cakes back
Chef needs to be reminded - we want got food

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. While I'm glad to hear that the service and environment measured up, you are correct in indicating that our guests do deserve hot, now warm food. We appreciate the feedback and will do better in the future.

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TL
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kristina was a great aerver

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best shrimp tacos. Usually, fish restaurants are expensive. I thought the menu was reasonably priced. We will go again.

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and that the shrimp tacos made a lasting impression. We hope to see you again in the future.

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K
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved their order! Very friendly staff will definitely return. Very different inside. Fun place

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambiance!

TC
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Meh. This kind of someone who has never been to the coast ideals what dining one the coast is like. Do you even have a wine list?

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 10, 2019

TomC., sorry to hear that your visit left something to be desired. Hopefully you'll give us another opportunity in the future to impress you with the extensive wine list that we do, indeed, have.

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s
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Food very good. Roof was leaking. Surprising because building is new. Enjoyed lunch more than supper.

KT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a very nice evening at The Hampton Social. Food was very good. Our server, Maxine, was excellent. My only complaint would be the noise level. Very loud! It’s not enough to keep us away - just an irritant.

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 10, 2019

KarenT, thank you so much for the review. We'll be sure to pass the kind words along to Maxine and we will take your feedback about the acoustics into consideration. We hope to see you again soon.

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DZ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very load and energetic environment. Server was very good. Food was great. Little pricey but not over the top. Over all very nice.

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 10, 2019

DougZ., thank you so much for the review. Glad to hear that both the service and your meal were exemplary. We appreciate the feedback on the acoustics and will definitely take it into consideration. We hope that you decide to dine with us again in the future.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I’m not one to typically write a review but I felt really compelled to do so. So the evening started off great the drinks were great at the atmosphere was pretty nice. A little louder than I would have hoped. The thing that really threw me off was the food. We are the Brussel sprouts appetizer and it came to our table in under 2 minutes. At first I was very surprised and thought wow they can make that fast but it was lukewarm. When my wife and I order our entree they also were delivered in 5 minutes or less. The food came out lukewarm and didn’t seem well cooked. It made me feel as if the food was sitting under a hot lamp waiting for people to order. We were in an out in under 30 minutes. When you go to a place like that you expect an experience when your spending $100+ on a meal. It just felt like I was at a red ribbon or fast causal restaurant. The whole dinner was very off putting.

The Hampton Social - South Barrington
Responded on October 10, 2019

I'm sorry that your meal disappointed. We are always striving to provide our guests with an exceptional meal, hot from the grill while being respectful of their time. If we failed to meet that goal, I apologize. I hope that you'll give us another opportunity in the future to make a better impression.

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun, lively atmosphere and delicious food! We will be back!

LD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

First time here and it was a huge disappointment. There was a bug in my drink, the food was just mediocre and the service was SLOW! Very $$$ too. So many better choices.

D
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and very tasty food ! Wine prices high. Service was good . Restaurant very clean.