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Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago

131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch (3)
  • Bar Seating (2)
  • Afternoon Coffee (1)
Named Chicago Magazine's Best Michigan Avenue Lunch Spot, Sophie's features Chef Ron Aleman’s seasonal menu and sweeping Magnificent Mile views. Situated on the 7th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue, Sophie’s offers innovative American cooking made from the finest available local ingredients. Creative daily specials complement a selection of entrees, salads, and sandwiches. Craft cocktails are also fresh and seasonal and we offer a thoughtfully curated list of wines by the glass. Stop by for lunch, cocktails, or weekend brunch. Saks' express elevator takes you directly to the 7th floor.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday – Wednesday
11:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday – Saturday
11:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
11:30am – 4:30pm Brunch
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Phone number
(312) 525-3400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ron Aleman
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Private party facilities
Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue is a stylish and elegant setting for social and business functions. Fresh, seasonal cooking, and breathtaking Michigan Avenue views set the stage for a truly memorable event. The restaurant can accommodate 86 seated/120 standing, private dining room seats 18.
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Private party contact
Chris Dunstatter: (312) 525-3400
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Our locale and atmosphere provide a special backdrop a variety of corporate and social occasions. Saks Fifth Avenue is synonymous with luxury and style. Add exquisite food and drink you have the makings of a truly memorable event. Sophie's is available for morning, afternoon, and evening events. We offer versatile space for corporate and social occasions and accommodate everything from cocktail parties to elegant formal dinners. Chef Aleman and the Sophie's team will work with you to create an event that meets your specific needs. It is what we love to do!
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Cross street
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Parking details
The closest parking lot is on Rush at Superior. It is not affiliated with Saks or Sophie's.
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Public transit
Red Line--Chicago Station (at State)
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Special events & promotions
From 10 to 100 we will be more than happy to accommodate you. We can tailor a personal food and drink menu for you. Our open layout can change to your needs and the view is unparalleled. Please stop in or call for more details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 131 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on January 11, 2018

Really bad! The food was horrible, tasted like it came out of a box and tossed in a microwave. We were the only people in the restaurant for lunch at 12:45pm! Really disappointed, I wanted to like this place.

vipMissy (Chicago)
Dined on December 21, 2017

Hidden gem! Great food (the avacado toast was to die for!) and the raspbellini (sp?) cocktail was delish! Amazing views of Michigan Ave. We will be going back!

vipK3kid (Chicago)
Dined on November 29, 2017

In contrast to my previous lunch at Sophies, I was very disappointed with the menu, which is already very limited, but was further constrained by three of eight entree options not being available. I reverted to eating a hamburger that was under cooked. Although there were several tables filled, it seems that there are far fewer guests than I have experienced in the past and it makes me wonder if the word is out that it is overpriced, with very limited options of food. The views of the Mag Mile are great, but I won't be going back.

vipHipMama (Chicago)
Dined on November 24, 2017

I don’t know where to begin with this review because there were so many things that went wrong. First, we ordered truffle fries that were iced cold and was still charged for them. Then we were informed that the restaurant only had 3 buns for the 5 burgers we ordered. We were told they were very busy and ran out, although the restaurant was seemingly empty. According to other reviews, that seems to be the excuse quite frequently. My husband then opted for the chicken breast but received what looked like a half Cornish hen. The bright side is the server Kiara was very attentive and apologetic. Word of advice... Believe the bad reviews when you read them.

AllanG (Chicago)
Dined on November 14, 2017

I was disappointed and had been expecting a pleasant dining experience. I had not been to this restaurant before, but my lunch guest had recommended it based on her previous experiences. She too was disappointed and actually apologized to me for the unexpectedly poor experience. The restaurant was relatively empty, considering we had a 12:30pm reservation. While the employees were very cordial, welcoming, and attentive, the time it took for the food to actually arrive at our table was way too long. We had been hoping to have time for a leisurely meal with dessert and coffee, but had to forego the dessert and coffee since time got to be too tight.

maggieg (Jacksonville)
Dined on November 8, 2017

Open Table allowed me to make a reservation for Sophie's on a day they were closed! (11/8/17) I expect much better communication btw the restaurant and this website. Obviously it was a disappointment and a real inconvenience. Additionally, the man at Sophie's (waiter? manager?) only said I was free to make a reservation and come back any other day. Well thanks - I think I know that! Not really in a hurry to do so.

vipDaddyO (Chicago)
Dined on November 7, 2017

The service was insanely slow (and there was barely anyone there). The waiter was unnecessarily snobby.

vipMacNRob (Los Angeles)
Dined on November 6, 2017

It's on the 7th floor with views over Michigan Avenue. Small dining room so not able to be overly busy. Almost entire audience were ladies who lunch crowd. Some nice cocktail options and food choices. Server was very personable.

Askpeg (Chicago)
Dined on November 6, 2017

Enjoyable experience mainly due to the gracious and charming waitperson of African-American descent who made us feel welcome.....

vipK3kid (Chicago)
Dined on November 6, 2017

I am very fond of Sophie’s for lunch with friends and especially to celebrate birthdays. The view above the Water Tower and Michigan Avenue is classic Chicago. The restaurant is fresh, crisp, small and comfortable making for easy conversation. I always like the food but sometimes find the menu is limited or over priced for the quantity. Nonetheless I feel I have been somewhere special when I have lunch there.