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 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.