Since it opened in early 2016, Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants’ West Loop hotspot MAD Social has been garnering critical acclaim from a number of local online food publications and traditional media outlets like the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times.
It’s no wonder, as MAD Social has breathed new life into the Madison Street dining scene with its eclectic mix of globally inspired fare with a New American twist that offers something for everyone’s taste. Executive Chef Mariela Bolaños has created an incredible menu with dishes under $20 that are perfect for sharing.
In addition to MAD Social’s glowing reviews from professional critics, we’ve also earned dozens of 5-star reviews from MAD Social diners who have enjoyed brunch, lunch or dinner. If you’ve eaten at MAD Social, and have yet to leave an online review, we welcome reviews at Yelp, on our Facebook page or at Open Table. If you’re considering a trip to MAD Social, read some of our recent reviews below and call us today at 312-243-2097 for a reservation for groups of 5 or more.
“This place was great! We are restaurant owners and were in town for a convention and ate at many places on our “to do list”. This place didn’t disappoint! We shared plates as was suggested and were treated to many delicious dishes! Our waiter was great, personable and professional and looks just like Jimmy Fallon!! Check this place out!” — Steahanie R. via Facebook
“We had a quick last minute Sunday brunch after church here. I love chicken and waffles, so when I saw it on the menu, I knew I had to try it. What I like about this chicken and waffle is that the chicken breast was perfectly breaded and seasoned: nice and crispy on the outside, and warm and juicy on the inside. I particularly loved the homemade MAD hot sauce that came on the side.” — Tina L. via Yelp
“My daughter and I came for early dinner for fun. We didn’t eat all that much but I tell you that Brussel Sprout Crunch salad is one of the most uniquely delicious foods I’ve had in awhile… The empanadas were tasty but how about baking them? we were both disappointed in the abundance of deep frying going on across the menu – however we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves-great atmosphere and friendly wait staff! We will return:)” — Suzanna via Open Table
“I must also throw a shout out to Chef Mariela B. I meet a lot of chefs and she is a perfectionist. This perfection shows in the food she serves. The layers of flavor along with the depth is simply incredible. If you haven’t tried her food then you are missing out. I don’t think she knows how to make a bad dish. She is a genius in the kitchen and I’m honored to enjoy her food.” — Anthony M. via Yelp
“Excellent in every way, from the delicious, original food menu, the great alcohol selection, the brilliant design and ambience, and of course the service. Don’t miss this place!” — Noam S. via Facebook
“Had a terrific time there. Very good selection of food. Had excellent service. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to return.” — Faye W via Open Table
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