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Soule, Chicago, IL

Soule

4.5
4.5
234 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food

Soulé Chicago is a boutique restaurant inspired by the first line in Biggie Small’s legendary hip-hop single,“Juicy”: “It was all a dream…” and the soulful memories of Grandma Bea’s laughter and Momma’s smile. The soul food kitchen has always been a place where family, friends and tribe would gather to catch-up on love. Soulé is no different. We welcome you to Chicago’s West Town; home of the best creole-infused soul food delights on the planet. Our vision is bigger than food. We exist in celebration of culture and community…

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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Creole

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 526-3825

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bridgette Flagg

  • Catering

    No Catering

  • Private party facilities

    No Private Events

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What 234 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good experience with great food and amazing chiefs!! Highly recommended!

  2. DV

    DesiV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Robert was really nice and the food was spectacular.

  3. KA

    KrystalA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed everything, definitely would recommend this restaurant.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, atmosphere was amazing customer service was amazing

  5. MM

    MadM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The place is amazing. I was visiting and heard good reviews so I decided to check it out. Don’t let the small location fool you. Not much seating so get your open table reservation early. This place is worth every penny. We wanted to make another reservation before we even ate. Friendly attentive staff, great food, good location, very welcoming.

  6. WD

    WalterD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service will definitely return!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and staff was really kind

  8. AM

    AMH1

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    I will be back. I took out of town guests here for a late lunch. Staff was super pleasant and accommodating. All the main dishes were nice and hot when they arrived at the table. Yeah!! The fried green tomatoes were absolutely delicious. A must try. Similarly the fried catfish was seasoned so very well and the portions were large. Also ordered the mac and cheese, greens and banana pudding. Not sure what was in the mac and cheese; it was different from anything I was familiar with, but really, really good. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because of the greens and banana pudding. No one at my table liked the greens and left them untouched after a bite or two. The banana pudding was lukewarm and soupy. Not sure why that was even served.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2

    The food was excellent, the service not so much.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was amazing!! And cooked made to order so everything was fresh! Wait time was not long for the food either. The owner came out and checked on everyone which was very personable! Will be back!

  11. CB

    CarlaB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Took my family on a date. My fiancé order the fried chicken and it was great! He got the greens as his side and they were not good at all. My son ordered the salmon and shrimp, which was delicious as well. My daughter devoured her fried catfish, and I though it was cooked and seasoned really well. I got the lamb chops, which I would not recommend; they were ridiculously small and overcooked. Not worth the price at all. The server was attentive and kept the refills coming. It’s a small place and I’ll return, but I’ll have to choose another dish next time.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the catfish and sides!

  13. YM

    YolandaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No wait, seated per reservation, great service/food was on point.

  14. j

    jay70599

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We got the fried green tomatoes, the fried catfish entrée, the fried chicken entrée, and shrimp & grits. All the sides were on point, including the greens, which you typically wouldn't expect too much in restaurants vs. home-made. The shrimp & grits was my absolute favorite, though! I don't know what they put in there, but I can eat it all day. Oh and of course, eating all that food with some Kool-Aid was just refreshing. They also had very good decorations and there were customers taking pictures with them. In general I will definitely recommend this place!

  15. B

    Boosie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it and will be going back also recommended to all my friends and family!

  16. t

    trynewthings

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very good food in an easy and comfortable environment. I've never seen my husband finish a meal so enthusiastically. He loved the lamb chops. My shrimp and salmon fettuccini was super flavorful and a very generous portion. Service was great. And oh - the cornbread!!!

  17. K

    Kelly

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious!!!! I can’t wait to go back!!!!

  18. TH

    TheresaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I wouldn't have experience because I made reservations for 2 in Sunday, May 29 at 3:45pm only to arrive at a closed restaurant. No call from the restaurant, nothing! I would like recommend this restaurant because I hear of the amazing service and food I was hoping to experience.🤷🏽‍♀️

  19. AT

    AnnetteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time at this restaurant and I will be back!! I had buttermilk fried chicken,chicken spaghetti and greenbeans It was good! For dessert i ate the peach cobbler I loved it!! also the waitress was nice.

  20. F

    Foodlover

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Side dishes were amazing. Lamb unfortunately was very tough.

  21. KA

    KANDICEJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good vibe! The service was good and I will definitely be back again. This was my 3rd visit!

  22. BS

    BarbaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious, service was great. Just a little misunderstanding regarding the time of operation and the fact that reservations are needed. But overall we enjoyed the food and the dinning experience was great!

  23. S

    Salute

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A1 great service, great food, my party & I had a great time.

  24. CC

    CharlisaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing! Friendly staff. Definitely going back when I’m town!

  25. d

    deonnas

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the vibe and the food was amazing! You can byob for extra charge not much say a whole vibe! Definitely will be back to visit from Ohio

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing

  27. SW

    ShannanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my friends absolutely enjoyed our meals. Great atmosphere felt like family.

  28. LP

    LizP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Unfortunately the food did not live up to the hype from their social media page. We got several things because we were excited to try the food. The lamb chops were dry and didn’t even come covered in the sauce they show on the IG page. The catfish was over breaded and under seasoned. The blackened salmon pasta had the driest piece of salmon I’ve ever seen on top of the bed of noodles. The waiter did have them make me another piece of salmon without complaint but that piece was also dry, just not as dry as the first one. The fried chicken was just okay. The mac and cheese lacked flavor all together and the dirty rice was very salty. I did enjoy the greens! & the service and music weren’t bad. I think that they should be more consistent with the food preparation and make sure the chef isn’t short changing customers on their experience. I love to see black owned businesses succeed. I hope they are listening to the feedback and working to improve.

  29. TS

    TimothyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Overall, great food, establishment is neat. It’s a smaller establishment, parking is bit difficult because it’s situated on a busy street (plus it’s Chicago, parking will always be an issue), but the food is spot on. And the portion is appropriate for the price (it’s soul food at its best in 2022). Go try it for yourself…

  30. RB

    ReneeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food a amazing the service was ok there was only one server who had to take care of 5 to 6 tables by herself while greeter was at the counter eating and talking with guests sitting g at counter. Would totally recommend the food it was worth it. They do not serve any liquor

  31. JB

    JackieB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was soooo delicious and perfectly balanced. I got the blackened salmon pasta--it was in a cream sauce, but it didn't feel like too much cream or fat as this dish can. It was just the right amount of creaminess with just the right amount of delicious flavors that complemented the salmon and the hidden shrimps. The fried green tomatoes were crispy and full of flavor. Normally, I wouldn't go for banana pudding, but my husband ordered it and I ended up eating half of it, it was so good. The art in the restaurant was also very interesting and added a lot to the quality of the experience.

  32. S

    tonnitaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The Food was fresh and came out fast. I didn't care for the dirty rice but the macaroni and fish was pretty good.

  33. KJ

    KristenJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love their food. I am so tempted to take a day trip from Detroit just for their food. Everything I had was delicious, seasoned to perfection...soulful. I enjoy support black owned business and I will be back!

  34. B

    Bonnie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The food was not a soulful as I anticipated. The sever was very professional.

  35. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Why I would tell people about soule the food was a bit mediocre on this day. I loved the fried tomatoes. It’s not difficult to prepare catfish so I think it may have been time to change the oil. Mac was too dry for taste and the greens may have been overcooked. I would try again

  36. CS

    ClaraS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food!!

  37. RC

    RositaC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Wonderful, cozy atmosphere with great staff. I had such a great experience. I would highly recommend and return for another visit.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to the CHI celebrate my sisters birthday. She selected Soulé and I must say it was definitely a Hit! If you are ever in the city, please make reservations. Bridgette and her team were awesome.

  39. CG

    CathyG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The space is beautiful. Great food. Even ordered 2 additional meals to take home. Robert gave great service. Will definitely visit again.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was on point! From the food to the service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Soule is rated 4.5 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Soule

1931 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Damen

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Creole

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bridgette Flagg

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking

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