The Hampton Social
A New England beach vibe and trendy-casual seafood in South Barrington
It's easy to imagine you're entering a stylish ocean-view restaurant when you walk into the beautiful whitewashed interior of The Hampton Social, where floor-to-ceiling windows bring in natural light and the whimsical sea-faring decór echoes a playful beach vibe.
Expanding on its Burr Ridge location, this East Coast inspired hot-spot is now open in The Arboretum at 100 W. Higgins Rd. in South Barrington. It features an expansive patio with an outdoor bar, fire pits and classic Adirondack chairs — a perfect setting for summer night cocktails. And of course, there are sea-worthy appetizers to share, including a trio of shrimp tacos, a glass jar of king crab meat in melted garlic butter served with toast and lemon, and the ever-popular avoacdo toast topped with fresh mozerella and tomato.
Signs of the sea salt the lunch and dinner menus, too. There's a New England clam chowder, scallop risotto and a Coastal Salad starring poached shrimp and crab meat. A Shelter Island Salmon Plate is served Mediterranean style, with tzatziki, asparagus, roasted peppers, chickpeas, and olives.
There are options for land lubbers, too, including the popular Smash Burger with mustard-aioli dressing, Brussels sprouts with herbed goat cheese, and a selection
of brick-oven pizzas.