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The Hampton Social, the newest concept from restauranteur Brad Parker, opens for lunch and dinner today at 353 W. Hubbard Street. The 7,000 sq. ft., 300-seat restaurant resembles the relaxing, upscale atmosphere of the Hamptons and offers coastal cuisine and summer themed, craft cocktails. Every detail, from the menu fare to the maritime aesthetics, are intended to evoke a relaxed, vacation-like mindset.

“We wanted to bring a fresh dining experience to Chicago,” states owner Brad Parker “The focus will be on providing quality cuisine and excellent service in a refreshing and relaxed setting where groups can socialize and unwind.”

The restaurant features lunch and dinner service daily with weekend brunch scheduled to launch mid-August. A weekday happy hour will feature live music, $8 craft cocktails, half-price glasses of rose and half-price pizzas from from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m

THE MENU
The lunch and dinner menus are comprised of fresh seafood starters includingMaryland Crab Cakes, Spanish Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, P.E.I Mussels and more. A Raw Bar section offers seasonal Ceviche, a Shrimp Cocktail, Shucked Oysters, a Seafood Tower, Snow Crab Claws and Tuna Tartare.

As for lobster, The Hampton Social has it covered with their “Lobster Overload” section which features a Maine Style Lobster Roll (creamy goodness) as well as a Manhattan Style Lobster Roll (buttery and delicious). The section also features Mama’s Deviled Eggs, deviled eggs with a lobster twist, and Montauk Mac, a lobster macaroni and cheese dish.

lobster roll
Maine Style Lobster Roll

Large plates include Halibut, 12 oz. Prime Rib, Amish Chicken,Linguine and Clams, Skuna Bay Salmon and Scallops. A dessert station positioned near the entrance adds a final touch of summer with a selection of gelato and pastries.

Featured craft cocktails include theGatsby G&T, made with gin, lime, Fever-Tree Bitter lemon tonic, juniper berries and torched rosemary, the Surf Lodge, made with bourbon, lemon, raspberry, mint and egg whites, the Skinny Dip, made with tequila, mezcal, lime, prickly pear and cinnamon syrup as well as the And a Bottle of Rum, a rum cocktail served in a whole coconut.

THE DESIGN
The design balances sophisticated elements intrinsic to the Hampton’s upscale reputation, with maritime details reminiscent of the historic, seaside culture. The open space features a large, rectangular, white paneled bar with ample seating. High top bar tables are set against floor to ceiling windows. The accordion-style windows fully retract to allow summer air to fill the space.

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Interior shot of The Hampton Social

The dining room is a sea of off-white chairs and booths surrounding white, wooden tables with an open, brick-oven kitchen where wood fired pizzas are prepared.


Two relaxed, living room areas feature couches, rocking chairs and hammocks which are suspended from the ceiling with braided rope. Green foliage covers a portion of the wall in a separate dining room which is illuminated by strings of light draped from the ceiling.

“The space is perfect for larger groups but also offers intimate dining areas” states Parker.

The brightness of the space not only creates a vacation like atmosphere but sets the venue apart from the darker, industrial-like design used in many Chicago establishments. The floor to ceiling windows fill the room with natural light and summer breeze throughout the day, while chandeliers and lanterns illuminate the space in the evening.

The restaurant will be open Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Full menu available online: www.thehamptonsocial.com/lunch-dinner-menu/
Online reservations: https://www.seatme.yelp.com/r/the-hampton-social/

Burrata with Trio of Perservatives
Burrata with Trio of Perservatives
P.E.I. Mussles
P.E.I. Mussles
Margherita Pizza
Margherita Pizza
Halibut
Halibut
Gatsby G&T and Skinny Dip
Gatbsy G&T and Skinny Dip

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