Somerset

4.7
757 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Somerset is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving American cuisine from Michelin-starred Chef Lee Wolen (Boka) and the acclaimed Boka Restaurant Group. The locally sourced menu features what Chef Wolen describes as "food people like to eat." Menu highlights include the Whole Roasted Chicken (for two), Smoked Beet Tartare, seasonal flatbreads, as well as housemade pastas. Pastry Chef and Jean Banchet Award Winner Meg Galus has crafted the dessert program including whimsical takes on classic favorites.

The interiors, designed by James Beard Award winning design firm Avroko, are inspired by a new-fashioned take on American Country Club culture.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Current operating hours:
Breakfast · Mon–Fri · 7 AM – 11 AM
Breakfast · Sat & Sun · 7 AM – 10 AM
Brunch · Sat & Sun · 10 AM – 2 PM
Lunch · Mon–Fri · 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Dinner · Sun–Thurs · 5 PM – 10:30 PM
Dinner · Fri–Sat · 5 PM – 11 PM
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Phone number
(312) 586-2150
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Wolen
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Cross street
Cedar
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Parking details
Valet parking is available in front of Somerset & Viceroy Chicago.
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Public transit
Red Line El
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Somerset can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open for Christmas Eve, serving breakfast from 7:00am - 11:00am, lunch from 11:30am - 2:00pm, and dinner from 5:00pm - 10:30pm. Our dinner menu will include our daily menu with the addition of seasonal features from Chef Lee Wolen. We will be closed for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2019 with us at Somerset! We will be open for New Year's Eve, all day. Our dinner menu will include our daily selections with the addition of seasonal features from Chef Lee Wolen. Cancellations not made by noon the day before will result in a $30 cancellation fee per person.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 757 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the Host stand to the last course...everyone and everything was great. Couldn't ask for better food, service and ambiance. Cant wait to visit again.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Interior and ambience were awesome. Food was a bit salty in general but I enjoyed my experience at Somerset. I'd love to try their brunch some time.

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C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the new server uniforms. MUCH better than the blue blazers!!!!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great afternoon!
We did have to ask twice for our server.

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E
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Somerset! Best service and great food!

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R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch. Great oval table for 6. Spacious restaurant, nice when you aren’t sitting on top of people. Great Bloody Mary. Can’t wait to try for dinner.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch food selection.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was terrific, accept took a long time to get dinner served

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p
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Somerset made my husband's birthday celebration special. He said the duck was the best he had ever had. I found the menu to be very limited. However the staff was extremely knowledgeable as well as friendly.

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E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing but the portions were quite small. I loved the art deco style and vibe of the whole restuarant and every small detail was perfect. I highly recommend giving Somerset a shot.

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somerset was recommended to me by a friend and it was everything I’d hoped it would be! Lovely service, awesome food, wonderful ambiance. I took my partner here for our anniversary and we felt so welcomed. We’ll come back for sure!

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T
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding. Great wine list, excellent service. Comfortable dining room.

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j
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

been twice! brunch and dinner rocked! try the pop tart... the homemade donut was good too! i want to come back for the cinnamon roll! everything we've tried is tasty and I find the prices reasonable overall. we also used a opentable rewards giftcard here! super value!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with the crudo and the kale/brussel sprout salad to share which were amazing. Then ordered the special of fried chicken and biscuits with a glass of champagne as well as the venison. Both were delicious. For dessert we tried the butterscotch custard, apple funnel cake and the sorbet (mango passion fruit and coconut lime - one big scoop of each). We also had the Rose green tea which smelled and tasted like a rose garden. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere was fabulous. The attention to detail is bar none.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 3

While they were accommodating for gluten-free options I’ve had better tasting food for the price in Chicago

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bar staff was great and the food was wonderful. Very attentive staff to everyone. We will be back.

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JM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Great service and very thoughtful, tasty food.

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FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service food and drinks! The decor is absolutely beautiful. They have brunch cocktails that come in a brass pineapple - highly recommend

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Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Basically I love this place. Friday was full and very noisy and crowded. Not necessarily bad, but our perfect table turned out to be next to a surprise event and were literally screaming for 10 min.
The service was not as good as I had remembered from a previous visit. The food was very good which helped to make up for lack in other areas..

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool spot - great location. Convenient to Second City

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HB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Our second visit to Somerset, this time on a Friday evening. Very knowledgeable server. My wife and I shared the smoked beet salad and the whole branzino. Smoked beet salad, which we’d had previously, was delicious. For those with smaller appetites, sharing is the way to go. The branzino was very tasty, crispy skin, moist flesh. However, we didn’t get any help dividing it even though it was shown on the menu as being for two people. Wine recommendations from our sever we’re excrllent.
The problem we had during the entire meal was the noise level. This is not the place for a quiet conversation, which is what we’d been hoping for

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made my friend feel special on her birthday and never a peep even though we stayed 3 hours! Will most definitely return!

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great spot for birthday dinners. They called to confirm the reservation and asked whose birthday it was. Upon arrival, we had customized dinner menus that read happy birthday with his name on it. The service was outstanding and the food couldn't have been better. Expensive, but worth it if you are celebrating something.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Bday celebrations

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C
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great breakfast spot. I had the veggie scramble and it was yummy!

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LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Have been for both brunch and dinner. Brunch was amazing. For dinner, food and drinks are overpriced, especially for quality of and amount of food given.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ricotta dumplings were simply out of this world. They were like ricotta pillows. So yum. High recommend.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and staff was friendly/accommodating. We showed up on time for our reservation but wanted to have a drink at the bar to see a friend. This was no problem at all.

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RP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service, as always. Somerset has yet to disappoint.

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AO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I went to Somerset for his birthday dinner. Not only were the restaurant decor & food amazing, but there was so much attention to detail with personalized birthday menus and a beautiful dessert - these details really made the night special. I also have celiac disease and I've never been to a restaurant where everyone was so attentive to my allergy! I will definitely be back to Somerset soon.

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A special occasion go-to; lovely ambiance, thoughtful service, and small details to make the evening special

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N
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Somerset to celebrate my birthday with my family based on a recommendation and was very pleased. The service was top notch & the food was spectacular. We ordered the chicken (recently rated the best in the city), the duck, and the squid ink pasta. We were blown away by how the flavors all worked together. Ask for Freddie to serve you when you get there, he's top notch.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Staff was very kind for daughter’s bday. Champagne and dessert were wonderful!!thank you!

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were here for a friends birthday with a large group. Staff was accommodating when making our reservation, service was great and everyone generally enjoyed their food.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was slow and inattentive. Very different from past experiences. Attention to detail was not there like it usually is.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would give this a 8.6/10. I thought the food was very good, service was very good, great ambiance, and had a great night. Highly recommend this if you're going on a date or if you're getting dinner with your first wife....who you met at a bar and was a .... (if you've seen Superbad, you know what I'm talking about).

Only complaint is that the drinks were a bit overpriced.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service!

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Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dinner. Great service. We shall return!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were impeccable. Attentive staff while not being overbearing. Delicious dishes and drinks.

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MG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Had to wait 30 min past our reservation. When I asked how the hostess would find us when table was ready, she gave me a nasty look and said they would find us. Waiter was arrogant and when I asked what he suggested orcwas popular, he very annoyingly named almost everything on menu. I got veggie scramble (we started with bloody Mary’s and bread/muffin board. Nothing amazing with either). My eggs tasted like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts gone bad. I LOVE both vegetables, but they weren’t sautéed or seasoned. I got double salad in place of hash brown and the dressing had no flavor. It’s a very trendy place, but all show and no substance. Not impressed with anything and won’t be back.

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