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Soule, Chicago, IL

Soule

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4.5
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food

Soulé Chicago is a boutique restaurant inspired by the first line in Biggie Small’s legendary hip-hop single,“Juicy”: “It was all a dream…” and the soulful memories of Grandma Bea’s laughter and Momma’s smile. The soul food kitchen has always been a place where family, friends and tribe would gather to catch-up on love. Soulé is no different. We welcome you to Chicago’s West Town; home of the best creole-infused soul food delights on the planet. Our vision is bigger than food. We exist in celebration of culture and community…

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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Creole

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 526-3825

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bridgette Flagg

  • Catering

    No Catering

  • Private party facilities

    No Private Events

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Jerk Shrimp (5)$10.00

    • Jerk or BBQ Jerk Wings (4)$10.00

      • New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp (5)$12.00

        • Fried Green Tomatoes$8.00

          Seasonal*

          • Creamy Garlic Shrimp$12.00

            Entrees

            • Shrimp and Grits$18.00

              Cheesy grits topped with five pieces of shrimp and green onions

              • Fried Chicken$17.00

                Three pieces of southern buttermilk fried chicken seasoned to perfection (dark/white). Served with an option of two sides

                • Fried Catfish$19.00

                  Two pieces of golden fried catfish served "your-way fillet". Served with an option of two sides

                  • Lamb Chops$22.00

                    Three grilled lollipop lamb chops seasoned with our special spices. Served with an option of two sides

                    • Blackened Catfish W/ Shrimp$18.00

                      Catfish fillet seasoned to perfection served over dirty rice with shrimp

                      • Salmon W/ Shrimp$23.00

                        Salmon served over mashed potatoes topped with our creamy garlic spinach sauce (jerk is optional)

                        • Catfish Po' Boy$10.00

                          Catfish fillet topped with remoulade lettuce, jalapeño pickle and tomatoes

                          • Honey Drizzled Fried Chicken$18.00

                            3 pieces of golden fried chicken drizzled with honey and served with our house made honey hot sauce

                            • Blackened Salmon Pasta$25.00

                              Fettuccine noodles tossed in our homemade garlic cream sauce with multi colored peppers topped with blackened salmon and shrimp. Allergy notice dish contains mushrooms

                              • Fish and Grits$17.00

                                Creamy grits topped with 2 pieces of catfish your way fried or blackened

                                • Fried Salmon Jerk Pasta w/ Shrimp$25.00

                                  Fettuccini noodles tossed in our homemade jerk cream sauce with bell peppers topped with fried salmon and shrimp. Allergy notice dish contains mushrooms

                                  Sides

                                  • Greens$3.50

                                    • Sweet Potatoes$3.50

                                      • Mac and Cheese$3.50

                                        • Dirty Rice$3.50

                                          • Cream Corn$3.50

                                            • Asparagus$3.50

                                              • Chicken Spaghetti$4.50

                                                allergy notice dish contains mushrooms

                                                • Green Beans W/ Smoked Turkey$3.50

                                                  Desserts + Beverages

                                                  • Banana Pudding$5.00

                                                    Traditional/Plain, Strawberry or Walnut

                                                    • Cake Slice$3.00

                                                      • Peach Cobbler$7.00

                                                        Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

                                                        • Soule Punch$3.50

                                                          • Southern Sweet Tea$3.50

                                                            • Lemonade$3.50

                                                              • Arnold Palmer$3.50

                                                                • Soda$3.50

                                                                  • Bring Your Own Bottle Cork Fee$10.00

                                                                    Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                                                    What 212 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                    4.5
                                                                    4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                                    • 4.5Service
                                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                                    • 4.6Value

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                                                                      Salute

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined today

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      A1 great service, great food, my party & I had a great time.

                                                                    2. CC

                                                                      CharlisaC

                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food is amazing! Friendly staff. Definitely going back when I’m town!

                                                                    3. d

                                                                      deonnas

                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Love the vibe and the food was amazing! You can byob for extra charge not much say a whole vibe! Definitely will be back to visit from Ohio

                                                                    4. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      It was amazing

                                                                    5. SW

                                                                      ShannanW

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Me and my friends absolutely enjoyed our meals. Great atmosphere felt like family.

                                                                    6. LP

                                                                      LizP

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                      Unfortunately the food did not live up to the hype from their social media page. We got several things because we were excited to try the food. The lamb chops were dry and didn’t even come covered in the sauce they show on the IG page. The catfish was over breaded and under seasoned. The blackened salmon pasta had the driest piece of salmon I’ve ever seen on top of the bed of noodles. The waiter did have them make me another piece of salmon without complaint but that piece was also dry, just not as dry as the first one. The fried chicken was just okay. The mac and cheese lacked flavor all together and the dirty rice was very salty. I did enjoy the greens! & the service and music weren’t bad. I think that they should be more consistent with the food preparation and make sure the chef isn’t short changing customers on their experience. I love to see black owned businesses succeed. I hope they are listening to the feedback and working to improve.

                                                                    7. TS

                                                                      TimothyS

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                      Overall, great food, establishment is neat. It’s a smaller establishment, parking is bit difficult because it’s situated on a busy street (plus it’s Chicago, parking will always be an issue), but the food is spot on. And the portion is appropriate for the price (it’s soul food at its best in 2022). Go try it for yourself…

                                                                    8. RB

                                                                      ReneeB

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                      The food a amazing the service was ok there was only one server who had to take care of 5 to 6 tables by herself while greeter was at the counter eating and talking with guests sitting g at counter. Would totally recommend the food it was worth it. They do not serve any liquor

                                                                    9. JB

                                                                      JackieB

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The food was soooo delicious and perfectly balanced. I got the blackened salmon pasta--it was in a cream sauce, but it didn't feel like too much cream or fat as this dish can. It was just the right amount of creaminess with just the right amount of delicious flavors that complemented the salmon and the hidden shrimps. The fried green tomatoes were crispy and full of flavor. Normally, I wouldn't go for banana pudding, but my husband ordered it and I ended up eating half of it, it was so good. The art in the restaurant was also very interesting and added a lot to the quality of the experience.

                                                                    10. S

                                                                      tonnitaS

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      The Food was fresh and came out fast. I didn't care for the dirty rice but the macaroni and fish was pretty good.

                                                                    11. KJ

                                                                      KristenJ

                                                                      Detroit

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Love their food. I am so tempted to take a day trip from Detroit just for their food. Everything I had was delicious, seasoned to perfection...soulful. I enjoy support black owned business and I will be back!

                                                                    12. B

                                                                      Bonnie

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                      The food was not a soulful as I anticipated. The sever was very professional.

                                                                    13. DM

                                                                      DianeM

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                      Why I would tell people about soule the food was a bit mediocre on this day. I loved the fried tomatoes. It’s not difficult to prepare catfish so I think it may have been time to change the oil. Mac was too dry for taste and the greens may have been overcooked. I would try again

                                                                    14. CS

                                                                      ClaraS

                                                                      Cincinnati

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing food!!

                                                                    15. RC

                                                                      RositaC

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                      Wonderful, cozy atmosphere with great staff. I had such a great experience. I would highly recommend and return for another visit.

                                                                    16. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Mississippi

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We went to the CHI celebrate my sisters birthday. She selected Soulé and I must say it was definitely a Hit! If you are ever in the city, please make reservations. Bridgette and her team were awesome.

                                                                    17. CG

                                                                      CathyG

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The space is beautiful. Great food. Even ordered 2 additional meals to take home. Robert gave great service. Will definitely visit again.

                                                                    18. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Everything was on point! From the food to the service!

                                                                    19. KW

                                                                      KimberlyW

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      We wanted to find some authentic soul food and this did not disappoint. You definitely have to make a reservation because it is small. Some of the food was on the salty side, but the sweet potatoes and Mac and cheese, excellent!!

                                                                    20. D

                                                                      Detroitgirl

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Hands down the best soul food in the city! I always bring my friends who visit from out of state and they love it! I haven’t had a bad thing one the menu. The service is good and food comes out quickly. If you can’t dine in then pick up a to go order! You won’t regret it!!!

                                                                    21. MW

                                                                      Mz3WK

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The food was OUTSTANDING and our Server was very helpful with assisting us first timers with our meal selections. We will definitely be back and tell others about the food quality and service. A true gem..hats off to the cooks!

                                                                    22. TG

                                                                      TevinG

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great food and good service. Food was delicious. Wish this place was in Philadelphia. My man Rob was awesome.

                                                                    23. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Very polite and the food was excellent

                                                                    24. AH

                                                                      ArethaH

                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      This was my 4th time here and Soule has never disappointed. The consistency in the food is great.

                                                                    25. DT

                                                                      DeeT

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                      Food and service were great! We had the BBQ Jerk wings, shrimp and greens. They were all excellent. We will be going back to try additional menu items.

                                                                    26. N

                                                                      Nicole

                                                                      Charlotte

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                      The food was good as usual but the service was poor. It took someone 10 minutes to come to our table and then my order was wrong and had to be sent back. Food was good but service sucked

                                                                    27. RC

                                                                      RC24

                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                      Food was OK, not great. Jerk shrimp appetizer was the best thing we had. The bananas in the bananas pudding were old. For me the acid test is always would I go back and perhaps try something different. That answer is no.

                                                                    28. MR

                                                                      MalyndaR

                                                                      St. Louis

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                      overall4food2service4ambience2

                                                                      I love soul food and I can tell difference between box macaroni and cheese. They did a good job using box product and adding real cheese and maybe some milk but it was also very dry. The sweet potatoes was just okay Didn’t really taste any nutmeg just cinnamon and no butter. Cost was not worth it. Friend green tomatoes missing the tomato 🍅, jerk chicken a little burnt

                                                                    29. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                      overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                      The food was amazing. HOWEVER the service was inadequate. Severe lack of hospitality. Being rushed to order and leave isn’t the vibe that should be given.

                                                                    30. F

                                                                      Fred

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                      Thank you for the excellent dining experience, the food was amazing. A beautiful selection. The "Fried Salmon w/ Jerk Pasta" was my choice and I could write another review about that dish alone. We will be returning for another plate of that. The website said "It Was All A Dream~" I can say, that dream is now our reality. Enjoyed our night out. Thank you again.

                                                                    31. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Every time I’m in Chicago, I try to stop by Soulé. I had the fried catfish and grits. The fish was fried to perfection. Not everyone loves catfish but I do, especially when the sweetnesss of the catfish comes trough without the typical fishy-ness of poorly cooked catfish. The grain of these grits seem slightly larger than what I’m used to, but they were delightful. The grits were savory, slightly buttered and very creamy. I can’t wait for my next trip to Chicago so that I can try a different entrée.

                                                                    32. DC

                                                                      DorothyC

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Everything was delicious service was outstanding!

                                                                    33. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The Service and Food were excellent. I highly recommend the fried Catfish. I has two sides as well. Greens/Mac N Cheese. They were good as well. The food was served hot and it came out the kitchen quickly. It’s a small restaurant and reservations are required. They don’t Serve alcohol but it’s BYOB, the cork fee it $10.

                                                                    34. S

                                                                      Sincerity7

                                                                      Milwaukee

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food was excellent- even after being reheated the following day. Food takeout orders were flying out of the door. There was a celebrity sighting while I was there. I recommended the place to someone before I even made it back home. Can’t wait to go back!

                                                                    35. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Best Banana pudding ever ❤️

                                                                    36. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                      Food was amazing!! Waiter forgot to bring our appetizer though

                                                                    37. B

                                                                      Benny

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      I love Soule, it is my go-to for home-style food. They have amazing service, beautiful design indoors, and amazing food.

                                                                    38. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                      The food was great!! It’s a great place to go with friends or a family member. It’s pretty small so only small groups but that also makes the vibe better because it’s so personal. Really enjoyed it!

                                                                    39. AS

                                                                      AdonisS

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food was amazing. 10/10 will definitely be back. Did not realize they didn’t have liquor I would have brought my own.

                                                                    40. SB

                                                                      SalinaB

                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      Very nice restaurant. Food was ok. Food was Not as good as it is piped up to be but not bad. Service was great and atmosphere was good. Very small dining area

                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                    • Screening

                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                    FAQs

                                                                    Soule is rated 4.5 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                    Booked 20 times today
                                                                    Google Map for Soule

                                                                    1931 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622

                                                                    Additional information

                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                      Damen

                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                      West Town

                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                      Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                      Soul food, Creole

                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                      Business Casual

                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                      Street Parking

                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                      Bridgette Flagg

                                                                    • Additional

                                                                      BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking

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