WITH ITS SIGNATURE coastal flair, The Hampton Social has quickly become the go-to hot spot for brunches and rosé for North Shore residents with an appetite for maritime-inspired food and summer-spurred cocktails.
Bringing that solstice vibe and “Rosé All Day” attitude all year round, The Hampton Social offers the perfect place to soak up the rays and hold onto those long summer days where all that’s wanted and needed is to imbibe and enjoy.
Whether it’s date night or a girls’ night out, The Hampton Social offers an Instagram-friendly aesthetic with its signature “Rosé All Day” lounge. Draped with a green-foliage backdrop adorned with a neon sign encouraging the rosé lifestyle, the lounge’s breezy atmosphere is completed with the main dining area, private dining space, an outdoor seating area, and a lively bar that’s usually accompanied by live music. With the perfect summer-social spirit, the coastal-inspired restaurant has a playful, yet modern-nautical feel.
To fully immerse yourself in The Hampton Social lifestyle, begin with a glass or bottle of the rotating Rosé of the Day, or try the AIX, a popular rosé from France. Popular summer cocktails include the Ocean Eyes, made with Sneaky Fox vodka, coconut, lavender, butterfly pea, and lemon; or try The Honey Cove, a mixture of tea-infused bourbon, Giffard apricot, lemon, and honey. The Honey Cove is presented appropriately with a honey dipper, garnishes, and a straw adorned with a bumble bee so picture-worthy, you’ll want to tag The Hampton Social on your Instagram.
The food menu is nothing short of bliss. Want to share and socialize? Set sail by treating your palettes with the Colossal Crab Cake decorated with a delicious herb salad and grilled lemon, all set atop the green goddess dressing. The hand-breaded Bang Bang Chicken is a must-have, presented with a seafood salad, slaw, house bar-b-que, and the bang-bang chili sauce so good you might want to order another as an entreé. Other light bites include the Sparkling Seafood Tower (prepare to be impressed by this dazzling offering), Tuna Tartare, and oysters from the cold bar, or enjoy the selection of pizza, salads, and soups.
Need something heavier? The Hampton Social has handhelds like the Lobster Roll served Manhattan or Maine style; or try the Smash Burger, a double patty dressed with cheddar, pickles, and mustard aioli served on an egg bun. However, it’s the summer specials that will have your mouth watering, too. If you’re a meat lover, the Mediterranean Lamb Chops, suggested to be made medium, is a must-have served with smoked tomato salad, mint yogurt, and pistachio chimichurri. Craving a summer pasta? The Summer Pesto Radiatori with roasted tomato, charred corn, pistachio, and pesto will tickle your tastebuds. Make sure to side up with the creamed sweet corn or the roasted Brussel sprouts. If you have room, finish off your experience with the Blondie Brownie with amaretto caramel, topped with toasted almond, whipped cream, and vanilla gelato. The Hampton Social is family-friendly, too, offering a kid’s menu with a burger option, chicken tenders plate, and parmesan pasta.
And while fall is just around the corner, you can sip and savor summer all year long by joining the club on The Hampton Social’s website for news about exclusive events, secret menus, special offers and discounts, and receive loyalty rewards and more. Cheers!
The Hampton Social is located at 4999 Old Orchard Center in Skokie, 847-307-5207, thehamptonsocial.com.