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Soule, Chicago, IL

Soule

4.6
4.6
296 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 26 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

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What 296 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. RJ

    RobinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for good soul food.
  2. GE

    GoodEats

    Chicago

    277 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    277 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific (the fried jerk salmon pasta and fried green tomatoes stood out), and the service was top notch.
  3. J

    Jalexa

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was okay. Ordered drink but it was forgotten, staff had to be reminded. Service window should be moved further back so that guests don't hear restaurant personnel's conversations. Chicken spaghetti was served dry not juicy like on website. Mash potatoes were delicious. Very affordable which is a plus.
  4. KB

    KatB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall great spot and good food! The fried catfish and the honey chicken were 💯 the hostess was great! We will definitely be back!
  5. D

    Dina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was not good at all. Waitress/Hostess forgot several of our food items numerous times. It took 45 mins for our entire orders to come out (mind you, there were only two os us dining) — then once we started eating, Hostess/Waitress comes to our table dramatically checking her watch and asked if we'd like to-go boxes. How rude? I wish that same level of expedience was channeled in ensuring our orders were placed accurately and issued to us in a timely manner. Food was merely decent. Mac & cheese was dry. Service was subpar. I had high hopes for Soule, but it seems like another fly-by-night black restaurant that'll be closed by March at this rate.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious when I visit.
  7. RR

    RitaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality - fantastic comfort food - wonderful music - excellent fun staff
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first heard of this place from a blogger named Signed, Blake and by God, this place did not disappoint. It was fantastic. My boyfriend and I ordered an assortment of dishes and sides, and I would give my cat away for those sweet potatoes and salmon dish. God, it was so good. Our server was also lovely and the whole dinner was so great. I couldn’t be more pleased. Go here immediately.
  9. LD

    LindaD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is nobody’s joke. This was my 4th visit and I’ll keep going back with glee.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary was great. We love the food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! I ordered the fried catfish, macaroni, and greens for my entree. The jerk wings were my appetizer and they perfectly seasoned. You can also byob!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in the city
  13. M

    Marsha305

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Experience was great. Highly recommended
  14. GS

    GreatSpotGeeGee

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great peach cobbler! Service was pleasant and efficient.
  15. MK

    MartyK

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed this place. We started with the very flavorful BBQ shrimp. I had the fried catfish and my wife the chicken. The sides were outstanding, especially the sweet potatoes and greens. Great peach cobbler for dessert
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service wasn’t all that great. Food was okay. Wasn’t a bad experience just wasn’t a good one either. Dessert: Peach cobbler no ice cream they didn’t accommodate us for no ice cream. And cake on the menu with no cake smh
  17. LB

    LatriceB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I came all the way from South Bend Indiana to enjoy this restaurant soul food Aesthetics and experience and I do believe that I received that it was a wonderful experience food was absolutely extraordinary🔥💯
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was our first time here and we celebrated our 13 year anniversary there and the food was great
  19. n

    nookies

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was terrible. Service suffered b/c they were understaffed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaneka was the best
  21. AE

    AnthonyE

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  22. Z

    Zena

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    37th wedding Anniversary. Delicious food. Seasoned just right, with the right amount of southern flair. Vibrant neighborhood. Kind of a Brooklyn-vibe. Musical playlist lovely….appealed to our old school tastes. Attentive waitstaff.
  23. M

    Mack

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I have to honestly say that I can’t judge the food because we left before ordering. Reviews we saw were 4 or 5 stars and it made us travel 75 miles to dine there. My wife and I are food aficionados and LOVE to support black business. We arrived in town 1 hour early and even though not looking for preferential treatment, we asked if they could take us early since we saw 4 open tables. We were told they DO NOT take walk-ins and to come back exactly at our reservation time. Fine with us. We came back at our scheduled time and two couples were at the door before us. They identified as walk-ins and were immediately seated in our reserved time. We had to wait 20 minutes for a booth to be cleaned. While waiting, another reservation came in behind us. They were very loud and flamboyant and when they saw the table being cleaned, yelled out that they want the back table because they always get the back table. The server walked around us, grabbed and seated them and we had to wait yet another 5 minutes. Typically we would have left by this time but it was getting too late to reserve another restaurant plus as I said, we try to support black business. After finally getting seated, the tables were dirty and the booths were torn and ripped. We heard another table complaining about the seats and they were told by the server that the food is good and they were free to go somewhere else and eat crappy food if they didn’t like it. We ended up sitting next to the group that came in behind us and got seated first. They continued to be loud and flamboyant and the server just loitered around their table to engage in the shenanigans. The server got them water, came back and took their order, brought their appetizers and took their order for the entrée. He not once acknowledged us. Never offered or even brought water. After our tolerance was exhausted, we got up to leave. On the way out the door, the server yelled out that we wasted his time. This is why black businesses fail.
  24. CP

    CharmaineP

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Upon arrival to Chicago we arrived at the restaurant from out of town where we stood for 15 minutes before anyone asked us could they help us finally two carry out people said did you place an order and we said no we have a reservation, one waiter. Was being overworked and couldn't possibly keep up will never go back again unacceptable for what they posted the restaurant to be! Had to keep asking for forgotten drinks, we had two orders of cornbread had to consistently keep asking for the orders. By the time the rest of the food got to the table the other food was already cold!! Will never go back to that restaurant when in Chicago!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Quality service. Great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend the chicken spaghetti.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved this spot! Would recommend. Loved the vibe and cozy environment. Food was fantastic
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Soule didn’t awaken our souls and felt a bit oversold. The vibe is decent, but the service is slow and the food is just ok. The wing appetizer was pretty good but it went down hill from there. The salmon was over cooked, the mashed potatoes were lacking salt and had a rough texture. The fried chicken was uninspired. I expected a lot more flavor and finesse to the dishes. All in all, we won’t be coming back despite it being down the street from our home.
  28. LD

    LatoyaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at this restaurant and I was very pleased. Delicious food and great staff.
  29. TP

    TyeshaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing! Hot and fresh! Great vibes! I will be back!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a Hit! Flavourful Food Ambiance & Atmosphere Amazing .
  31. BA

    BleeA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The entire meal was over cooked, salty and not homecooked. I ordered the lamp chops and the New Orleans shrimp, both were over cooked. Service was slow yet we were reminded that we needed to leave because it was 90 minutes which is the time limit. The sweet tea tasted like sweet water. I was really looking forward to celebrating my Anniversary there with friends and left disappointed.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ALWAYS MY wife and I enjoyed ourselves. We've been eating here since day one and it ONLY gets better each time. Courtesy and respect along with GREAT CUSTOMER service is the thing that brings us back. And our server well ... What an amazing young man. He's been there since day one as well. It's always a pleasure to eat here and see the ever Changing artwork by artist #Ayo that is on display. Definitely a #MUSTDO if you're in Chicago looking for a "SOUL"FUL SOUL FOOD EXPERIENCE 💯🖤🙏🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤 I rate in "drools" 5 out of 5 DROOLS!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and the food was some of the best I ever had
  34. LB

    LysandraB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. We all agreed that we’d be coming back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was great! The catfish was a little salty for my liking, but It was still pretty good. The chicken and lamb chops were delicious. I also had the sweet potatoes, Macaroni, banana pudding…taste like home. One of the women came out from the back to ask how we liked the food. I appreciated that. Service wasn’t terrible but could better. Seems like a family ran business which i support. I’d go again. :)
  36. o

    omotodun

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice southern food, nice server, decent prices only hing is drinks were not cold
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10s across the broad!!!!! I’m peach cobbler a hit
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    I love Soule!!!! Please take care of the flies. The doors open and they were a pain.
  39. IP

    IleanaP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The salmon and shrimp were so tasty. Also the catfish was fresh and fried perfectly. Our only complaint was the service. They one had one waitress working and she was not having a good day based on the way she treated us. She rolled her eyes when we said “excuse me” because we wanted to order more food. I would not recommend this place if you’re looking for a welcoming and overall good experience.
  40. NP

    NickieP

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and the food was amazing. Shared the shrimp appetizer. We ordered the fried catfish with macaroni and cheese, collard greens, chicken spaghetti and chicken wings.

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 4.6 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 26 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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