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About Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago
Named Chicago Magazine's Best Michigan Avenue Lunch Spot, Sophie's features Chef Ron Aleman’s seasonal menu and sweeping Magnificent Mile views. Situated on the 7th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue, Sophie’s offers innovative American cooking made from the finest available local ingredients. Creative daily specials complement a selection of entrees, salads, and sandwiches. Craft cocktails are also fresh and seasonal and we offer a thoughtfully curated list of wines by the glass. Stop by for lunch, cocktails, or weekend brunch. Saks' express elevator takes you directly to the 7th floor.
Chicago, IL 60611
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday
11:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday – Saturday
11:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
11:30am – 4:30pm Brunch
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our locale and atmosphere provide a special backdrop a variety of corporate and social occasions. Saks Fifth Avenue is synonymous with luxury and style. Add exquisite food and drink you have the makings of a truly memorable event. Sophie's is available for morning, afternoon, and evening events. We offer versatile space for corporate and social occasions and accommodate everything from cocktail parties to elegant formal dinners. Chef Aleman and the Sophie's team will work with you to create an event that meets your specific needs. It is what we love to do!
The closest parking lot is on Rush at Superior. It is not affiliated with Saks or Sophie's.
Red Line--Chicago Station (at State)
Private Party Facilities:
Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue is a stylish and elegant setting for social and business functions. Fresh, seasonal cooking, and breathtaking Michigan Avenue views set the stage for a truly memorable event. The restaurant can accommodate 86 seated/120 standing, private dining room seats 18.
Private Party Contact:
Chris Dunstatter: (312) 525-3400
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
From 10 to 100 we will be more than happy to accommodate you. We can tailor a personal food and drink menu for you. Our open layout can change to your needs and the view is unparalleled. Please stop in or call for more details.
Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago Ratings and Reviews
Our server barely came over. Seemed like it took forever to order!! He also didn't explain ANYTHING & he seemed money hungry!! We wanted a cookie & he said in our face $3!! His eyes open wide! He brought it all broken in pieces. Never got more water!! Horrible service! Didn't come up our table at all!:( Very poor service & they weren't even busy!!:( Disappointed as I've wanted to try this place since I go to Mariposa @Niemans often. I'll definitely be going there & NOT here! We left him a good tip, but won't be coming back!!!!!!!!!!!:(
The regular menu was replaced by a Mother's Day fixed menu. They ran out of items on a small fixed menu. More than one plate or cup was dirty. The coffee was cold. It was overall a huge disappointment.
The server tried hard, but it was a no win situation for him with the food and cleanliness issues.
This was my first visit to Sophie's which was recommended by a friend...My first impression was how quiet the atmosphere was.. There was no loud music blaring the way teenagers or
20 somethings might want it. Altho the menu is small, there is enough variety even for my vegetarian tastes. ( I do eat fish. ) The food quality and portion size are excellent..The tuna sandwich is very hearty and half a sandwich was more than enough. The foamy maple flavored squash soup was tasty but too thin and watery for my taste.. I do feel the menu items are overpriced..$ 19 for half a sandwich and small cup of soup seems steep..But if you do not mind being a bit extravagant, this is a lovely place for conversation..
We have been to Sophie's in the past and it was OK. This time it was not. The cocktails were made incorrectly AND it took awhile to get them. The food was below average and not acceptable. There didn't appear to be a manager around - at least not one that checked with us. Two servers were talking behind us and complaining using swear words! Completely inappropriate. My advice... pick a different restaurant!!
This was my second time here. The first time around was very pleasing; the food, service, and ambiance were perfect enough to warrant a return. Coming back after 5 months, however, I was dissapointed. The service was almost rude because of the waiter's (a different one) ambivalence and seemingly annoyed attitude. He was just being sassy for no reason. And the food wasn't as memorable. My dish was undercooked, but my friend's sandwich was delicious. Overall, I don't see a reason to come back until the service gets checked.
I used to frequent your restaurant on a weekly basis. Over time the service has declined. The last several times I've been there I've had the same waiter. His service is lousy, he is slow, I find him aloof, unfriendly and pretentious. I have not been since last spring and decided to give it another try yesterday. Again I was disappointed. I will not be back for some time. I hope you could remedy this situation as the food is always good and the ambience if great.
Food is still wonderful but the service is getting worse. Not enough staff and I told them so. It's a pity this once fabulous restaurant at Saks is crumbling before our very eyes. It's almost empty, one waiter to wait on everyone and endless waits for everything from wine to each course.
Please add some staff and a few smiles or you won't make it through Christmas.
I am only giving this restaurant 2 stars because the service was so slow. When I dined here with a friend, there were only 2 other tables that were occupied, so I was a bit confused. Maybe it is the kitchen that is incredibly slow? I have no idea, but Daniel was our server and he was very good, engaging, and had a hand in helping us make our lunch selections. For drinks, we had the peachy palmer and basil gimlet which were both very refreshing, especially for such a hot day. For our meal, I chose the salmon caesar which was fantastic and my friend had the chicken avocado, which she enjoyed. For dessert, we chose the coconut bread pudding and rhubarb pie. I have had much better bread pudding, so I was not impressed. The rhubarb pie was runny and again, I was not impressed. It's not actually a slice of pie, but more of a crisp that is served in a mini cast iron skillet with a serving of ice cream. It was a bit tart, lacked enough crisp to absorb the liquid, and was very soupy within a couple of minutes.
I am writing to let you know that both my friend and I were extremely disappointed in Sophie's service. I will list out the number of things that went wrong with our visit. Please note that the restaurant wasn't busy and there were only 3 other tables occupied by couples. There was a staff of at least 5 people at the time.
- It took over a half hour to receive the drinks we ordered.
- Our drinks sat at the bar for 15 minutes as they got watered down.
- Our waiter never gave us a bread basket which should be provided to every customer who orders a meal.
- My friend ordered her burger without a fried egg, but yet forgot that and brought it to her with a fried egg anyway. She also requested aioli sauce with her meal and forgot to bring her that also.
- It took my waiter 10 minutes to bring me ground pepper that I requested for my salad.
- our waiter/staff did a horrible job of clearing the tables and ensuring that they were clean. Even the floor had spilled food that should have been cleaned up.
Based on how bad our service was, I gave our waiter a $10 tip for a $94.78 bill. I thought that was generous for the lousy service we received. We have no intention on ever returning to Sophie's. It has definitely gone down hill since it first opened and it shows due to it's lack of customers.
I love the location and the view is great my biggest problem is the of the food. I won't go into my previous visits but on this visit I ordered a simple salad. While beautiful it was a salt bomb and really not enjoyable. The mocktail was the best part of my meal and really the only reason for not swearing this place off entirely.
A nice surprise, came in for brunch after reading the reviews. We made a last minute reservation for 3, but really didn't need to. It was nice and quiet, we had a table by the window facing east, can see the lake. Food is quick and delicious, we had the steak and eggs, Cobb salad, chicken avocado sandwich, and shared some fries. Definitely will come back.
When Sophies first opened up, the service wasn't the greatest, but the food and presentation was wonderful. I like bringing friends and clients here, because the view of Michigan Avenue is lovely and the restaurant is a place where you can relax and enjoy a conversation. (Unlike some trendier spots where the noise level is high).
This time the presentation was just okay, and the service I found to be less than stellar.
Too bad because it was a great lunch spot.
Was so excited to go here, but came away VERY disappointed. My daughter had a hamburger that she said was very good. Her side was fries. They tasted very similar to McDonald fries and had about 20x's the salt on them. They were inedible. I opted for the Chicken Club sandwich. It was very good but the sandwich had maybe 3oz of chicken on it. It was mostly bread. My side was a salad. The dressing was awful. There was SO much Dijon mustard on it. You could not eat it.
The view is beautiful, unfortunately the food is not.
Sophie's is cute and has an amazing view of Michigan Ave., which is pretty much what you're paying for (and the fact that you're eating in Saks Fifth Ave) It's to be expected that their menu will be priced higher than others, but the amount of food that you get for what you pay is pretty low and the fact that they can't split a check if you're in a group is unheard of. My friends and I had the most confusing time paying for our meals because of this. However, the service was good and even though there wasn't a ton of food for what you pay for, it was good. The bread, butter and jam they serve beforehand is delicious as well. Overall, Sophie's is a nice brunch location and although I won't go very often, I'll probably return.
Was an odd experience. . . in our table of 6, one person's desert that she ordered did not arrive, as the rest of us waited for it to come, we flagged down the waitress who checked on it, came back and told us they were out of it. Didn't tell us that when ordering, when delivering, just didn't bring it out.
Got even more crazy when the 2 kids meals were ordered, they both ordered chocolate ice cream. Instead, they brought out a plate of fruit. when we asked about the dessert, they said, "oh, we are out of chocolate ice cream, so we brought the fruit for dessert instead".
Great place, love gems like this, wish their wait staff and kitchen communicated better.
I've eaten here before and enjoyed it even with the high prices. This time I had the petite lunch, for a cost of $21. A small cup of soup, a small salad and a small l/2 of grilled cheese sandwich. Way overpriced and not that great. The bread overpowered the sandwich. Hard to compare but I was recently at the new 3 arts club cafe and had a fabulous grilled cheese sandwich and salad for $12. It is never busy so that means it is overpriced because it is a pleasant restaurant. Too many better places to go.
I love going to Sophie's. Ron, the head chef , does an amazing job. The menu is wonderful for lunch and they will change anything to make sure you are happy with your meal. The food is delicious and served very nicely by the very well-trained and pleasant waitstaff. Of course, since the restaurant overlooks Michigan Ave., the view is fabulous. What a great combination for all of us!
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