Main Street Social

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Italian
An Industrial Chic, Scratch Kitchen Serving Mediterranean and Italian Inspired Dishes Celebrating The Harmony of Good Food, Good Wine and Good Company. Cheers!!!
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Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The octopus appetizer was bad octopus or way over cooked. The capellini was B-. The cheese cake specialty dessert might have been from Costco. The drinks were fine, stay away from the food.

DM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat on the patio and had a lovely view of the parking lot. We didn’t care. The drinks were delicious and the food was even better. Oysters, octopus, salad, seafood risotto, brick chicken...all absolutely delicious. We chose the patio because other reviewers said it was really loud inside, and they’re not kidding. The patio was more intimate and much quieter. Prices are maybe a little high, but you can also make choices from the menu that control your cost. We will definitely be back. The food and service were so good we can’t wait to further explore the menu.

PD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Main Street has come a long way! For the past year, it has been consistently great. They recently changed chefs and updated their menu to include some really nice additions like the hummus and the pork chop. They also updated some of our old favorites. We highly recommend Main Street for its food and welcoming atmosphere. The only downside is that it tends to get really loud—otherwise awesome!

EA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and beautiful. Everyone enjoyed their dish. Wine was awesome as well as outside patio. Perfect brunch!

SW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints !

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great services! Very different restaurant - but outstanding in many ways!

l
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time to Main street. Sat outside on the patio on a lovely summer night. Inside was a little loud so glad we got an outside table. Loved the mix of Mediterranean and Italian food. Had lamb kebob for an appetizer and lobster pasta and duck pasta for an entrée. All of the food was very tasty. Will return again.

l
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the menu, unique choices. The Elton John singer was amazing

RR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing!! The food is delicious and innovative. Best upscale restaurant in Libertyville!

NL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting, creative menu - food was excellent. Inside the restaurant is quite loud. Outside area is very pleasant.

IL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Glad we sat outside because it was loud (energetic) inside.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I ordered the cavatelli and what came out was spinach gnocchi . Unfortunately it lacked flavor. I have had this dish before and it was delicious. Our waiter was wonderful and the ambience was lovely. My best meal here has been brunch. Their brunch is amazing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

IK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and a great atmosphere but it is a bit overpriced.

BK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service.

First try of Main. Menu was nice and diverse. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Our server, Colette, was fantastic.

We’ll be back soon.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Chicago restaurant in the heart of Libertyville. CJ was a perfect host with spot on recommendations. Colie is perhaps the coolest bartender in Lake County and is an amazing mixologist. Highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had brunch with my son before he went back to college. Amazing food! We had steak and eggs and short rib...YUM!!!

DB
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. A little overpriced, for what you get. No salads included with the meal. Overall, it was OK. Prices should realistically be about 20% lower based on comparable restaurants.

GC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. The patio was perfect and the new menu was amazing. We absolutely loved the bottle of wine!

PD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the inside is always quite loud, we sat outside and it was perfect. I wish I had gotten our server’s name—she was attentive and helpful. She told us there was a new chef and about some of the menu items that had changed. Our party of four ordered a variety. My salmon was delicious and the hummus was some of the best I’ve ever had. Glad this restaurant continues to do well! We’ll definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

PA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress collette

K
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice place! Food was good, but not outstanding as many reviewers have stated. Still, it was a fun place to be, the service was good, the food was good, and I enjoyed myself. I would go again.

A
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! The food and service is always great. It’s just very noisy — our only complaint. But this never stops us from going back!
Try the salads and the giant meatball appetizer —- fantastic!

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Excellent service. We always have a great experience at Main Street Social.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS a pleasure dining at MSS! Perfect date nights and Sunday Fundays with the ladies!! Food and Staff are EXCELLENT!

DF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place couldn't be more perfect. All of the staff were very nice and very professional and fun at the same time. I don't have words for the food. Everything we got for brunch was perfection. But helpings and so delicious. And the bloody Mary's also were very tasty with just the right amount of garnish. First time here but think we will be back every couple of weeks now. If the dinner is as good as brunch, may have found another favorite restaurant. If they don't make it, is because people just don't know about this place. AMAZING

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried the new menu. Great food

A
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere. New chef has added some additional dishes. Great drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service, setting, ambiance and food were all fantastic. Really enjoyed the dining experience. We were told they just re-worked the menu and several choices were new. Everything we had was delicious. We will be back.

PK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant a little distance from us as it was open on a Monday. Being that you were open on Monday brought us to you and we have already been telling our friends. Tom gave us some great recommendations and we enjoyed everyone of them. There was so much that we wanted to try that the 4 of use shared, the lamb appetizer( amazing) two salads, a pasta, two entree's and a dessert which we did not need but was amazing. Actually it was all amazing. We sat outside and enjoyed a larger table for 6 which was just the right size, their outside tables for 4 are really tiny. We would not have been able to share as we did at that size of a table.

AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wine and service. Kyle did an outstanding job explaining the menu and everything he suggested we tried and loved! Thank you Kyle for making our experience one we will not forget!

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always amazing here! My group and I were disappointed in the cleanliness of the restaurant.... from a lipstick stained water glass, sticky floor, dirty surrounding walls, and dirty silverware we were disappointed. Again, the food was great, we just didn’t feel clean!

JB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but too pricey for small portions (and I’m not a big eater) food was good not great. Won’t go back

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice meal on their back patio. A secluded, but outdoors area. The waiter was very informed though sometimes difficult to track down. We should have stayed for dessert...the table next to us had a cheesecake-dipped-in-chocolate dessert which looked amazing.

LW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had brunch last Sunday, and it might have been the tastiest brunch I've ever had. It was the Lobster Benedict. One of the eggs was a little overdone, but everything else about the dish was perfect. One of us had the Lobster Roll and she said it was excellent. That was the second time I've been to Main Street Social, and both times were impressive.

ST
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant would benefit from installing some noise absorption panels. It gets really loud. The food is great and the staff is wonderful!

F
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food outstanding. Nice options for vegetarians . Noise level was extremely loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Wine prices seemed high but I don't usually order wine so maybe I'm out of touch with the current market? Had a nice craft beer selections . Being an italian restaurant it was surprising there was not a bread selection of ay kind. I always appreciate restaurants that have vegan, vegetarian, gluten free options indicated on the menu so I don't have to ask the server. Just a suggestion?

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. A little pricey

PS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Fish was undercooked, almost raw. Had to puck bones out of the duck pasta special.

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