Somerset

4.7
1125 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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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was solid, nicely presented and fresh. Blood Mary is highly recommended for brunch.

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CG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice decor and setting but food is extremely overpriced. Very poor value for your money. There’s dozens of better places to dine in the area. I would not go back.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a fun place

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M
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at Somerset is one of my favorites, but the dinner menu has never especially appealed to me as a non-seafood eater. I will say, though, that you can still find plenty delicious food to eat, including the prosciutto pizza and potato side; so good. A bonus is the delicious rolls they bring to start.

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MF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Had been looking forward to eating here for months. Booked a reservation for 6:15 on Father's Day, party of six. Arrived and was seated right away, the restaurant was about half full.
The rest of the evening was extremely disappointing: The cocktails were served in the smallest glasses I can remember, with the pour being even smaller. Two of us ordered their signature dish; the full roasted chicken served in the pan. The pans, although placed on trivets were ice cold and the chicken was luke warm at best. My father does not like making a fuss, so asked me not to call the waiters over. Finally, both chicken dinners were only half eaten and we each requested a box to take home. The waiter brings a bag with both orders placed in one container. Not a great evening...will not recommend nor ever go back. Too many other places to eat within walking distance, better pours, better food and better service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The avocado toast tasted like fast-food-avocado, made days ago and my egg was so undercooked I gagged. We had asked for the pancakes to be divided onto 2 plates, they didn't and it took us over 5 minutes to get someone to ask for an additional plate and syrup bc they forgot to bring it out. That doesn't seem like an long time, but when you have a 3 and 4 year old fighting for the pancakes, you get frustrated at the lack of service.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough good things about Somerset! Went on a Sat night to celebrate my niece’s birthday and we were treated like royalty. The sommelier helped us pick a great and reasonably priced bottle of champagne. Our server was fantastic with suggestions and helping us with our meal. The beet appetizer is NOT to be missed. The restaurant wasn’t overly crowded and the noise level was low, so we could hear each other talk! Thanks again for a great night-will definitely be back for the next special occasion.

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NN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool, trendy spot!! Had the “Baked Egg” dish based on the servers recommendation which was fabulous if u r a Marana fan like I am. Great service; Kerianne is the best!

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I
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, kind staff, and delicious food from a diverse menu. Great drinks, too!

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was lovely. The food was excellent- especially the grilled mushrooms, which were delicious!

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F
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the service and cuisine having just flown in that evening! Highly recommend!

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BP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Highly recommend for a date or a small group.

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Somerset for my mothers birthday and the Manager and Chef Lee took great care of us to make it extra special. They put Happy birthday on the menu and we got amazing service as well. I can't thank enough to the staff that works at Somerset. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.

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MS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delightful, and the ambience is very nice as well. The waiter was efficient and friendly.

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M
Chicago
169 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious friend chicken brunch sandwich! Always an amazing vibe.

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BL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't think of a better spot for an outdoor patio lunch. The patio is beautiful - not overdone or trying too hard, but subtly welcoming and really lovely. The menu is delicious and reasonably priced. And the service is A+. I intend to return again this summer. And again, and again.

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EJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

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E
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Somerset, but would appreciate a few more entree choices.

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C
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Somerset is always a treat for lunch! We loved every bite!

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RD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great al fresco dinner. Food was amazing, service was a bit inconsistent but that was due to the place being busy I assume

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious! My girlfriends and I were talking about how we are ready to come back. The food was fresh, and the portions were great for what we paid for. Fernando was our server and he was just a doll. Very knowledgeable of the menu and relatable. 10/10, I can’t wait to come back!

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WC
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Took out of town guests who are foodies so when they also give high praise you know you have a winner! Brunch was awesome -- food, wait staff, seating selection, brunch beverages all extremely good. I recommend reservations to avoid the lines!

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Saturday night with a few couples and we had a great time and the food was delicious! I'm a vegetarian and I ate every bite!

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VG
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somerset is the perfect spot for girls night. Our waiter was great and we took every recommendation he made. Highly recommend for anytime you’re looking for a dinner worth going out for.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Waited 45 min with a reservation
Wine glasses smelled of fish!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The server is really careless

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GL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Went to brunch for my birthday and they gave me a personalized menu and free breakfast pastry. I will definitely be coming back!

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v
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable
Margaritas were excellent!
Great octopus plate and also the spring pea hummus was wonderful

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GC
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My visit last week was disappointing compared to my visit last month. Nothing was bad but then nothing was outstanding. On my first visit, the grilled sea bass was smokey and outstanding. On my second visit, the grilled sea bass was ordinary. For $40 I expect something great. Everything else was fine but not memorable.

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s
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Three of us celebrated our May birthdays with lunch here. It was perfect. Service was very good and not rushed. At the end even tho we hadn’t ordered desssert,full from our delicious pasta, or sandwich or soup or salad they brought us each a small/ perfect sized slice of choc cake with little scoop of ice cream. We went home feeling feted.

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OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very smart establishment. Friendly servers. Long wait for main courses. Portions far too small but was rectified for free. Expensive compared to other restaurants. Very small portions, not good enough for Chicago!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited 25 min although we made a reservation. The staff there wasn't so pro-active to accommodate us.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all loved the food and the service was great. Back waiter was hilarious. Fried chicken and French toast was my favorite.

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

Two friends catching up over brunch. Such a cute place. I thought the pop tart would be warm, and the bread for the avocado toast was really hard to cut because it was so toasted, but overall delicious!

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PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue great food and great value. Would definitely recommend!

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Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant for foodies. Do not miss a chance to dine here. You will not be disappointed

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Bad service okay food good people watching

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G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went passed this restaurant multiple times and finally got to try it today! I came in during weekend brunch time and their brunch menu was awesome. I ordered fried chicken and French toast, which was absolutely beyond expectations. Service was fast too. Will definitely come back to explore more. Oh did I mention, food (at least for brunch) are very reasonably priced? Very satisfying experience overall!

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ER
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always a pleasure to enjoy a great meal at Somerset !!! Love sitting in a booth in such a beautiful, bright, airy space. Wonderful food & attentive service round out our neighborhood gem.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Somerset for brunch for my birthday, and the food was BOMB, service was wonderful, and it was an amazing experience!!! a must for a chic brunch!!!

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