Main Street Social

4.7
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633 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable. Good food. Good margarita.

DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Main Street Social! One of our favs! Keep it up, Ken!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service!

SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was good. Crowd was young. Ambience was nice.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drink options with attentive service in a cool setting.

p
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Colette helped my motherinlaw stick to her diet with good options. Thank you for helping us all enjoy a great meal!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for brunch. We easily could talk and catch up without a lot of noise. Food and ambiance was great. I’ve been here many times for dinner but this was a first for brunch and I’d go back. Thank you

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

LW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been her three or four times and it's always interesting. They have a menu unlike most restaurants. The chef is very creative - putting together combination you don't find elsewhere. the dinner menu is a little pricey, but I've always been impressed with the flavors and quality of the entrees.

AL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch with great atmosphere! Good service, food and live music! Will be back!

c
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my husband and I agree that it compares to great bar food in he city. The pasta is homemade and incredible! Love the Brussels spout salad too. Definitely recommend.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon request our waiter Cesar recommended everything we ordered. Everything was great but the one standout was the Duck wing appetizer.

The service was timely and attentive. Great overall experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Main Street Social, great ambiance, food was presented well and taste fabulous. Excellent Staff, my waiter Collette was awesome! Thank you

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot l!

DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too loud. At dinner, we had to shout to have a conversation with a large group at the bar area. Food and service were very good.

S
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant and were very pleased.
I love small local places and the food was awesome.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good was fantastic and different

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots, food is amazing and fantastic vibe!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We thought it was a nice restaurant. It's basically a bar/restaurant. If you're looking for a chill place (I'm not even saying quiet/romantic), this isn't the place for you. We arrived and it was very loud, very cramped, and crowded. We had reservations, so we arrived 5 minutes early and still had to wait 15 minutes for a table. The tables are literally spaced a couple feet away from each other. When we were seated, we were 3 feet from the booths next to us and less than a foot from the couple at the table next to us. They weren't even talking that loudly and we were in their conversation. This review is really about the ambiance and environment. We ended up leaving, so we can't comment on the food. This is a heads up, so people know what you're walking into when coming here. Staff was relatively fine.

NH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! New menu items were a nice surprise. One of my favorite restaurants.

p
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were by far the oldest in the restaurant!!
The owner was very engaging and welcoming
Food was excellent
Too loud for us to visit with friends

t
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

just ok this time....been here many times but felt the food was just mediocre this trip....salmon was overcooked

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Get rid of the band. A few to many tables, little tight.

MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First timer and it did not disappoint! I went with a small group right at 10am when they opened and we were seated right away on the patio! Complimentary prosecco was a nice touch too! The brunch menu had several options and the prices were reasonable for the location. I would definitely recommend this place and will be back!

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a bad experience. Top notch service and food. Can’t go wrong with the meatball.

AO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio on a cool, Fall day and it was so toasty warm by the fire! The staff were incredibly attentive! The food was delicious.

LJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner. We really enjoyed everything we ordered. The Berkshire meatball and the burata were both delicious. The chicken was good but not overly exciting. We also had a shaved Brussels sprout salad which was good. For dessert we shared the S’more lava cake. As a S’more enthusiast I was disappointed. It’s large, definitely enough for two people but there isn’t much of a cake element at all and no graham cracker taste either. The toasted marshmallow was the best part. The vanilla bean gelato on top was very over churned and had hard bits of butter like pieces, didn’t eat it. Overall a good meal and will likely try again.

S
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There were four of us who all got different dishes and all of us were pleased. We let our waitress know that we were going to hear a band and made sure out food was out quickly so we could make the show.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday partying

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are both top notch.
Great spot!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The dining room is very loud and conversationally challenging. They need sound tiles to deaden the noise a bit. The food is also pretty expensive for what you get.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio out back is wonderfully cozy and removed from the bustle of the bar. Definitely a stress oasis!

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Great food

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We loved everything especially the Burratta and the Lamb kebabs.

NK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Brought out of town visitors for dinner. We were seated at s table that had not been wiped down, water on table from drinks prior to our seating. Being seated the menus were put on the table and quickly removed because they became wet. Mentioning that it was because the table was not cleaned and ready for our reservation New menus were brought.
Food was served and we had to ask for utensils and napkins.
The bread served with my Berkshire meatball was burnt black and there was barely enough Pomadora
sauce to cover the skillet. Even after I placed the burnt bread in the table hoping to catch the waiters eye there it sat until we left

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

KL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. It's very loud in the main dining area and often had to yell or repeat what we had said at the table.

DM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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