Where & Wear: The Hampton Social
Sad that you still have weeks left till you can escape the windy city and more importantly the pile of midterms and p-sets? If so, look to The Hampton Social as a nice escape!
Located in Downtown, The Hampton Social exudes warmth and summery goodness of the East Coast to Chicago. The entire restaurant, decorated with a nautical theme, is Instagram and Snapchat worthy. You name it: string lights, hanging succulents, hammocks, and all white furniture. What more does your social media presence want? The live music also sweetens the ambiance, adding to the homey feeling of the restaurant.
But let's not forget about the food. The portions at The Hampton Social are proportionately sized, not too big but not too small. I personally recommend brunch as the restaurant exudes that more fun, lighter side. Along with the classics like pancakes and waffles, they also offer fun East Coast offerings like the Crab Cake Benedict or the L(lobster)BLT. However, no fear- there's always dinner if you can't make it. But let's be honest- if you come to the Hampton Social, how can you not order the Rose? Probably their most famous backdrop, rose all day, really highlights the restaurant's love for the drink. Their selection changes each time, so make sure to ask your waiter!
For the relaxed, yet spirited social ambiance of the restaurant, go for a simple, bright pieces that contrast with the mostly all white decor. A pop of color with any type of accessory would be a fun addition completing your look.
$$/353 W Hubbard St
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