256 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, United States
Review №1

We came to this spot for a meeting. we heard about this restaurant from a lot of people. Well, it was a winning. we were warmly welcomed by the staff members and we had an excellent feeling. The meal was delicious. We loved this restaurant a lot and we shall definitely come back again. We recommend this place to all.

Review №2

Literally the best espresso martini I've ever had.. drinks: amazing, pizzas and light apps we had were delicious.

Review №3

I adore this venue very much. there is a great air. The food is tasty. the service is effective and the personel is polite. The cost is honest. greatly recommend.

Review №4

I go with my wife to this nice place a lot! This is my favorite spot to have a bite. I go to this spot regularly. The meals are very tasty, the crew is friendly and the charge is fair. I like being in this place over a tasty meal.

Review №5

Wonderful food, great social distancing indoor seating. We had the gorgonzola and steak Pizza. It was fantastic.

Review №6

Been here many times and the food is always great. Excellent drink selection and delicious cocktails. You have to have the hummus. Ordered take out last night and there was an issue with my order so they gave me a free pizza and I didn't even make a fuss about my order. Outstanding customer service.

Review №7

I visit this place from time to time! This is my favorite spot to to have a good dinner. I visit this spot regularly. The cooking is just great, the workers are professional and the rates are good. I like eating in this restaurant over a good meal.

Review №8

The FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE!! The attention to detail was out of this world!! This place rocks!

Review №9

Excellent service and delicious food!! We were in a bit of a rush and they were very conscientious and got us out on time without comprising our food!! We ordered the brussel sprout salad, the crab cake, and chicken souvlaki wrap. I'm usually not a wrap person, but this was amazing!! Incredibly tasty! The crab cake was HUGE — crispy on the outside and super lumpy crab on the inside. I highly recommend going!Update: we went again! It was delicious! Fresh bread, tasty vegetables, and well cooked/seasoned meat!

Review №10

Great food haven't got anything i don't like yet

Review №11

Food was excellent. Presentation beautiful. Service on point.

Review №12

The food is high quality. The cocktails were excellent, and above all the service was impeccable! Then add in prices that won't break the bank, you've got a great night out.

Review №13

The place is fantastic and broad, the menu was enchanting and the prices were very inexpensive. rapidly, productive service and very attentive staff members. I highly recommend this place.

Review №14

Very well kept and convenient spot. They offer generous meals and for fair rates. We enjoyed the meals a lot and the staff were very amiable and informative. Certainly my preferred place for quality Mediterranian dishes. I highly recommend this place.

Review №15

Great local spot for food and coffee! Staff is ultra nice too. Definitely recommend getting food here

Review №16

The food was delicious, atmosphere was pleasant and the server was great. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because we had to wait about 10 mins for 2 of the 5 salads that were ordered. So their timing was a little off. Otherwise everything was great.

Review №17

Great cocktails! Stop in for a drink in between or before or after a show. The espresso martini was to die for and a MUST try no matter what you drink. Pizza and coconut shrimp yummy! Can't wait to go back!

Review №18

Pizzas on Sat 5/23.Horrible crust was dry like catdbord. Have eaten there many times for pizza before and was great, but this time for takeout will not do again waste of $$$

Review №19

Soma staff delivered a delicious meal tonight and it truly felt like a Saturday. Burgers with fresh toppings done just the way my kids like, fabulous rosemary sea salt fries, and an amazing Brussel sprout salad with beets, fennel and blue cheese that was both interesting and satisfying. Service was ABOVE and BEYOND. Thanks, Soma!

Review №20

I eat here a lot since I work in the area. I have to say their customer service is always excellent and they keep the place well kept consistently. Prices are convenient and they serve big portions.

Review №21

Pretty good, not great hard to critique. Based on overall experience, would be 5/5 easy with fairer prices.

Review №22

Great atmosphere and great food. I haven't had a bad meal yet. This is a nice place for date night. I like the Buffalo chicken sandwich. The fries are really good. The pizza is great!

Review №23

Excellent food and drinks in the heart of downtown. One of my favorite spots to meet clients.

Review №24

I love this place but if you're from out of state your ID might not be accepted. The white peach martini is delicious but sweet. The strawberry lemonchello is much sharper, also good. Food is a reasonable price for the portions and they are willing to make adjustments. Try if if you're looking for a good drink.

Review №25

Great atmosphere, friendly, competent and friendly staff. Excellent food. Highly recommended

Review №26

Wow! I swear the ingredients are organic because I can taste the difference. I've tried many pizzas, but Soma is the best for pizza. Its worth the extra u pay for quality ingredients.

Review №27

Amazing. Their lunch specials are crazy good. Get the meat loaf and split it with a friend. Their hummus is the best I ever had. They serve it free with fresh baked bread. Soooooo yummy. Pizza is also quite good. Thank me later.

Review №28

Soma never disappoints. Everything I've eaten here has been delicious, from their mussels to souvlaki wraps to wild mushroom pizza. You can't go wrong. Those who dine in are treated to house-made hummus along with freshly baked bread. I hear the restaurant is owned by people from Greece, and it shows - they have the best olives! They also have my favorite drink: spicy cucumber margarita.

Review №29

Beautiful contemporary restaurant. I really liked the greek pizza which I shared with my husband. There was plenty to take home.

Review №30

We had the most amazing pizza and a delicious dessert!

Review №31

Trendy bar & restaurant with excellent service, appealing menu and relaxing vibe.

Review №32

This place was really nice and the food was very good my only problem is that there weren't many options that were vegetarian. I understand there are the restaurants for vegetarians but we were in a party of six and I was the only one so it was kind of annoying but the beet salad was really good. Also it was so dark that everyone had to use their cell phones to see the menu.

Review №33

We liked Soma very much. Service was prompt, food was good. Prices were slightly above what I would expect to pay, but definitely not outrageous for today's restraint scene. Thumbs up - give it a try!

Review №34

They Wagyu Ribeye is amazing_!!!

Review №35

Ten Stars! Five for the restaurant, and five for the server. We just moved to Beverly, and we will be back often. A very thoughtful design--you can tell the owners are here and they known what they're doing. The acoustic ceiling looks cool, and allowed us to cary on a conversation even though the place was busy. A very complete and varied menu--something at every price point. We had the vegetable soup, the blackened chicken with pasta, the chicken under a brick, and the bread pudding. And we could only fit the desert because we packed 2/3 of the entrees to go! Each item was the best we had ever had--and we're old, fat people with money. We know better :-) Add the fresh Italian bread and the humus. Now to our server--Chloe. Very poised, very knowledgeable, perfect suggestions (with good reasoning) on menu and wine selection. I would have guessed that she had been in a high end Boston restaurant for twenty years, except she just graduated from college. How can that be? She told us about the great training that Soma's owners supply to staff. I rarely review restaurants, but this place is exceptional.

Review №36

Nice ambiance. My partner had a pear salad with shrimp, a mushroom risotto, and a flour-less chocolate dessert - all perfection. I had spareribs with cheddar mash and coleslaw, a raw tuna appetizer, and an "espresso martini" for dessert. The only reason I only give four stars is that the appetizer was flavorless - I think they forgot the aioli... I mentioned it and our very responsive waiter gave me a side of aioli which made everything much better. Bread and hummus were excellent. Highly recommend it and cocktails are great.

Review №37

I've going here over the years and would go more if they simply changed the menu more often, even the specials stay the same... When at the bar this is often the mantra from patrons that they need to change it up more often. Love the cocktail selection, especially the spicy cucumber margarita though the heat in it is inconsistent depending on who makes it, could barely drink it the other night overwhelmingly hot. The bald bartender who's been there quite a while has no personality, doesn't smile, and just goes through the motions lacking good energy. Fortunately the patrons are personable striking up easy conversations when at the bar. The food can be a little hit or miss and for the price it should be spot on. In general their seasonings of entree's are somewhat conservative. Think they need to some reinventing to keep fresh. The restaurant itself is very well done and perfectly lit for the vibe.

Review №38

I have always loved Soma's pizza. I thought it was one of the best until the pizza I got last night. It didn't taste like Soma's pizza at all. It wasn't fresh and seemed like it was made hours earlier and sat there. I don't know what happened but it was very disappointing. I give it 3 stars because it's always been a 5 but last night it was a 1.️

Review №39

Very nice place. Service was great. The food and drinks were excellent

Review №40

Soma is a gem in downtown Beverly. The drink menu is great and there are a lot of options for special cocktails along with local craft beers. You have to try the espresso martini! The pizza is arguably the best I've had in Boston so far and it's the only thing I order when I go! If you live in the city it's a trip that is well worth the travel and there are a lot of great things to see on the north shore while you're there.

Review №41

The food and service was excellent. The only reasons I would give it a five star is the table configuration, comfort of chairs and parking was rather difficult.

Review №42

The spiced pear salad and 5 cheese ravioli is my go to order! Always so delicious! The hummus is out of this world excited to find out today that they sell it!!!! Atmosphere is cozy yet contemporary at the same time. Absolutely fantastic wait staff. My favorite restaurant, by fat!

Review №43

Really awesome martinis -- I recommend this place to everyone!

Review №44

Slow service. Awesome food.

Review №45

Grest service an atmosphere. Three of us had the small pizza each and none of us could finish then. Easy to talk in there because of their acoustic ceiling.

Review №46

Always a favorite. Great foods, great drinks and great atmosphere.

Review №47

Loved Soma. Bar service was excellent - attentive, friendly, professional. We did simple cocktails, vodka cranberry, but they were excellent. For food, we shared an individual pizza (4 cheeze which was very, very good, crispy crust and plenty of cheese), a huge crabcake and buffalo fingers. All very yummy. Nice, chill vibe. We'll definitely be back.

Review №48

Soo good the steak quesadilla had lots of steak in it

Review №49

We have been coming here for years..the martinis are great and the food is good to but they need to add or change the menu ..but great relaxing vibe

Review №50

Had the cubano, very tasty. Beer list was okay, not a lot of cheap domestics. Service was good, waitstaff was a little overworked in my opinion. Air conditioning was weak for the hot day, but the place was packed. Very dark ambiance, which I liked. House dressing for the salad was amazing and simple.

Review №51

Great spot. A somewhat inattentive waitress is the only thing preventing five stars

Review №52

Had a Holiday party at this restaurant with many collegues some time ago. The food was amazing! The atmosphere is very nice. I would definity go again.

Review №53

Always good food and friendly service. Pizza is really good.

Review №54

One of the best restaurants in Beverly. Their food is delicious, seasonal, and locally sourced when possible. The free hummus and bread is a must try! You can also purchase some to take home, which we always do! Unless you are going during an off-time, a reservation is highly recommended as this is a popular spot. But even if you have to wait, the fun and eclectic bar decor makes it worth the wait.

Review №55

Rhe homemade hummus is delicious

Review №56

Easy go to place for a good drink and a meal. Decent atmosphere and good service

Review №57

Good food, medium price. Shared appetizers and dessert, entree, drink and coffee for $50 plus tip. A little noisy real problem with a conversation. Salmon was good.

Review №58

Fatty ham on the Cubano, mushy fries. My first experience there. Won't go back. There are too many 4 and 5 star restaurants in Beverly.

Review №59

The food and service were great.

Review №60

Good food...and lots of it. Service on a very busy night was still good. We ordered the crab cake and calamari as appetizers, and had no room for the pizza. Still, we'll be back.

Review №61

Great burgers, surprisingly great pizza (maybe best in bev...try the buffalo), excellent bar and good staff. must try.

Review №62

Great atmosphere and food.

Review №63

Enjoyed it very much.

Review №64

Great/decently strong drinks and I LOVE the atmosphere. Food is a bit pricey, but it's relatively classy and it's in Beverly, so it's not out of the ordinary.

Review №65

Innovative and fun, Soma has good drinks, pizza, and entrees. Priced for value , I think it's one of the better night spots around

Review №66

Met up with co-workers after work. Great for groups. Appetizers are great, get the tuna tartar and don't skip the hummus it's out of this world. Drinks are delicious, good selection of microbrew beers in can/bottle. I had the personal buffalo chicken pizza which is amazing! Been going here for years and never disappoints.

Review №67

I had the fish taco's, but instead of having them place the usual catfish, I had them put salmon. Mmmm, so good! The bartenders were all polite and helpful, couldn't ask for anything more

Review №68

Bring a light - it's dark inside! It's cool, cozy, good beer selection and good-sized portions. The pizza is excellent, steak is quite good. Even the french fries are great, which you might not expect from a slightly upscale place. Definitely worth a visit, or 6. Try the buffalo chicken pizza.

Review №69

Lovely place! Amazing, attentive staff. I had the wagyu steak, and pretty much died and went to heaven.

Review №70

Great food in an absolutely great place with awesome service

Review №71

Quiet and great food!

Review №72

Love this place! Sandwiches and pizza are very reasonably priced! Especially for the quality of dining experience.

Review №73

I have been there many times always good. Highly recommend...

Review №74

Beautiful place, pricey but worth it. Server was excellent.

Review №75

Soma never disappoints! The menu has a ton of options to please even the pickiest eaters. Never say No to the complimentary hummus and bread starter, and don't forget to try the spicy cucumber margarita!

Review №76

Good cocktails & wine, good food, good salads, good staff

Review №77

Food ok. Service ok. Prices ok. Decor dark with bare bulb lighting. Music not my taste.

Review №78

Great vibe. Awesome pizza

Review №79

Great Cabot St. Spot.

Review №80

One of the best espresso martinis I've ever had. So I had two

Review №81

- As soon as you walk in you're bombarded with the smell of whatever synthetic fragrance they use to nuetralize the restrooms. So this place smells like a bathroom air freshener. Gross.+ Their Buffalo Chicken Pizza is the best. The fact that they make really good pizza at all is vastly underrated.

Review №82

We love their diverse menu. Something for everyone! Great cocktail list. Always a rotating IPA on tap

Review №83

Ok, so the first mistake was our own for not making a reservation. My fiance and I were told we would have to wait 30 to 45 minutes. No problem. Ended up getting a drink at the bar when a couple seats opened up and we decided to just have dinner at the bar. Got the menus and were then ignored for the first 15 minutes as the bartender served what had to be the regular crowd (first names used and such). See everyone around us get bread while we wait, but whatever, order our appetizer and main course. About 45 minutes later we were told there was a mix-up in the kitchen and that our appetizer would be out shortly and that our drinks would be comped. 15 minutes later and still no bread, we get our app. Decided to end the night there without even trying the appetizer because we had already spent 2 hours waiting for things (again, first part was our fault so not blaming them for that), and who knows how much longer we would have to wait for the main course. Got pizza at a place down the road in the end that was ready in 10 minutes and delicious.Had been meaning to go to Soma for a long time. Was sad we experienced such poor service and didn't even get to try the food.

Review №84

Amazing food, excellent cocktails, and a shockingly good wine list

Review №85

I think Ryan was our server, regardless excellent service was provided. The menu is incredible and choice of music played.

Review №86

Soma is a great Beverly institution. A wide variety of classic American fare at reasonable prices. The lunch menu is particularly reasonable.Service can be quite slow during peek hours, and the lighting is extremely dim in the dining room. The bar might be the best place to sit.Tastefully decorated and family friendly. Easy parking, even in the evening, in the municipal lot directly behind the restaurant. There is a rear entrance directly to the parking lot.

Review №87

Extremely overrated restaurant. Thankfully, the bar is ok. The bartenders seem to know how to make a proper drink, and the service at the bar is pretty good (if you can ever get a seat). The dinner menu, on the other hand, is boring and doesn't seem balanced. You stare at it for a while because nothing really pops out. The chef really needs to step up his/her game and make the menu much more interesting. It's 2017 not 1985. Luckily for the owner, the place is typically packed (and I haven't really figured out why. Maybe because of the dark atmosphere??).

Review №88

I went to Soma because my husband is starting at a new office in the area. The food was amazing. The servers were efficient and attentive. Our appetizer was the buffalo chicken tenders and, almost three weeks later, my husband and I are still talking about the delicious sauces that they used. I ordered a Blueberry Pomegranate Cosmo, and the drink was delicious, strong, but not too strong, and generous enough to last the meal. I was very impressed and will be back.

Review №89

Great place to hang out. A little pricey but they do make a lot of things in house which I appreciate. Pizza is fantastic here!

Review №90

Great restaurant in downtown Beverly! We've been to Soma many times since they moved into town and they have always had a great list of food and drinks. The atmosphere is laid back and the staff is kind. I often ask for recommendations from the wait staff and they seem to have a great range of knowledge and experience with the selections. Because of it's location downtown... Soma also ends up being a great spot for dinner before hitting the theater down the street. I would suggest reservations... Soma is popular and the wait can be a long one.

Review №91

Good food good drinks great atmosphere

Review №92

Great food before a show at the Cabot

Review №93

Great atmosphere and incredible dishes that you dont see on an everyday restaurant menu!

Review №94

Soma deserves a thoughtful look. The tone of the place is subtle and subdued. Oh there are two TVs in back of the bar. But the audio is turned off. There is background music but it is not blaring at you. You can have a quiet conversation and not have to shout over the general noise level. The food is substantial and tasteful. The wine pours are generous and the labels are well selected. The staff leaves you alone. I would have liked a wider choice of dessert wines by the glass. Aside from that, it is a great respite from the hustle and bustle.

Review №95

Surprisingly terrific... Try the blackened swordfish...

Review №96

Cali was our server #4 stars to her, had the salmon out of this world. First time there the seat that I sat had a big ripe on it cotton was on my pants. I will come back great food and great server.Brenda

Review №97

Great food, great atmosphere

Review №98

This place never disappoints. Great service, yummy drinks , the Burger is one of the Best on the North Shore. The Pizza is AWESOME, the Calamari !! I have not tried everything here but I plan to !

Review №99

The food was absolutely perfect but the service tonight was just slow. We made reservation and still it took one we were seated 12 minutes to get drinks. I used to love this place but it has gone down hill.

Review №100

Food was good.The problem was, having to wait over 90 minutes for a pizza a salad and a hamburger.That is inexcusable!

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4.5 Rating
  • Address:256 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 978-524-0033
  • Bar
  • Mediterranean restaurant
  • French restaurant
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:4–10PM
  • Tuesday:4–10PM
  • Wednesday:Closed
  • Thursday:4–9PM
  • Friday:4–9PM
  • Saturday:4–9PM
  • Sunday:4–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Romantic:Yes
  • Upscale:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Dinner reservations recommended:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
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