Main Street Social

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611 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
42 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Birthday partying

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service are both top notch.
Great spot!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it. Great food

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

NK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

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 13 September 2019
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.

KL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 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 6 September 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 1 September 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 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints !

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PH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

l
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 24 August 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 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

RR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 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 23 August 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
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 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 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing

IK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 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 19 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place

PA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great waitress collette

K
1 review
Dined on 12 August 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
12 reviews
Dined on 11 August 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
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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