Sociale

Restaurants, Mediterranean Loop
5 out of 5 stars
(14user reviews)

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Located in the historic Printer's Row, the masterminds behind Good Eats Group have created an aura of cool internationalism in Sociale.
CHEF/OWNERS JOHN MCLEAN & MARTIN MURCH


Sociale reflects fun, friendly, fresh, neighborhood inspired dining. Literally translated from the Italian word for Social, this concept delivers small, bold flavors and shared plates accented by its community and casual dining setting. To accompany these seasonal flavors of our global travels will be our hand crafted beverages and wine offerings from around the world.

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Located in the historic Printer's Row, the masterminds behind Good Eats Group have created an aura of cool internationalism in Sociale Chicago.

CHEF/OWNERS JOHN MCLEAN & MARTIN MURCH

Sociale Chicago reflects fun, friendly, fresh, neighborhood inspired dining. Literally translated from the Italian word for "social", this concept delivers small, bold flavors and shared plates accented by its community and casual dining setting. To accompany these seasonal flavors of our global travels will be our hand crafted beverages and wine offerings from around the world.
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Venue name: Sociale
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Address: 800 S Clark St
Chicago
60605
Price: $31 to $50
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:12
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I am not sure if a review of Sociale can truly capture the absolute awesomeness of the Good Eats Group and their various restaurants, but I will give it a try. Martin and John (owners) had been catering events for me for almost 2 years when it came time to plan my rehearsal dinner for our wedding. In addition to being my caterer, my fiancé (now husband) and I have eaten at their other restaurants and love their food, so we knew we could rely on them for a delicious rehearsal dinner. As luck would have it, our wedding took place only about 4 blocks away from Sociale and we were able to host an amazing rehearsal dinner for our wedding party and out of town guests! Our journey to planning the rehearsal began with Martin graciously inviting us into the restaurant to do a tasting of different wines and menu items that would be a good fit for a passed hors d'oeuvres reception of 40-50 people. The food and wine were amazing! Having planned several events with Good Eats, and other caterers, a general concern of mine is how an item will be presented to guests and consumed. Martin had a plan for each item that was easy to take off the serving platter and be eaten without a tremendous amount of effort or mess, while still having 2-4 bites of each. They were incredibly accommodating and allowed us to pull items from their other restaurant menus (Sono Wood Fired Pizza & Burger Bar). We shared with Martin about how my grandfather was a great fisherman and smoked his own whitefish, so Martin created a crostini topped with a smoked whitefish spread that truly rivaled my grandfather's! For the actual dinner, Martin blocked out about half of the bar area for us, by their wine case, which allowed easy access for drinks for our guests and the food to come directly out of the kitchen at an appropriate temperature directly into our guests hands/mouths. Sociale set up a beautiful piece of polished wood for a cheese and charcuterie bar by the wine case. Our guests could not stop talking about how delicious all of the food was-- especially the smoked whitefish spread, the pork belly with kimchi, and the scallops with pistachio butter. Everyone equally loved the two desserts: Brazilian bread pudding and chocolate panna cotta. Overall, it was such an amazing night that we decided to return to Sociale for brunch on the Sunday morning after our wedding!

Tastemaker

Everyone is so impressed with this place and I wasn't! I thought everything was terribly overpriced. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice but nothing really impressed me about this place. If you don't mind spending a lot, give it a try. 


The new 5 Spice Pork Belly is off the charts. Great service, décor and a fun lively place to enjoy.


One of the best and most enjoyable restaurants ever. The design and most welcoming service is fueled by thier small plates and global cuisines. Definitely my favorite spot.


Best restaurant in Chicago. Small plates with a variety of cuisines with service just perfect. I love the patron and great open, inviting space.


Great Atmosphere & Fabulous Food !! Great place just to hang out in the bar area.


I love the skirt steak and the fact that they change the menu often! I just had the five spice pork belly and can't say enough about it.


Three words: sumac crusted scallops! They are the one of the best things i've ever eaten.


This place is awesome!!!! The small shared plates are perfect for an intimate evening or having fun with friends. Their global cuisine (which is really cool that is changes) is unlike any other spot in Chicago. Then throw in the folding doors and you have a retreat right in the center of ChiTown!!! Get there for brunch as well, their new omelets are very tasting along with the Bloody Mary.