94 West
94 West

94 West

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.94westrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (708) 364-9494
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am to Close

    Sunday Brunch:10:30am to 3:30pm

    Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm to Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from 94 West
94 West is a fine-dining restaurant specializing in steaks, prime rib and seafood.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
94 West reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)good for groups (19)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (9)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (6)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Pricey for the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The server was personable but it took 2 hours to order get food and get the check! There were only three other people in the restuarant besides our table! I found the prices were very high for the quality of food served. I have had way better cuts of meat that included sides and salad and soup for less price. Even the chocolate cake we ordered for dessert was so crumbly we could hardly keep it on the fork!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The service was awesome everyone was extremely friendly.The restaurant was clean, noice level was minimum.I took my husband to the brunch for his birthday. We both was expecting more of a variety with the food. The food was basic. Was not impressed with the food considering the cost of the buffet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vito show was great
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Entertainment by Vito Zatto was great Sea bass was very good. Steak salad was good and so was cauliflower soup
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak on the South Side!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time there since the remodel. I was glad to see their selection of steaks has not been pared-down. The food is the true star of this restaurant - the steaks are as good as you can get at any of the great steak houses in Chicago. Our waiter, Chris, was knowledgeable and energetic. Our drinks came quick, but bread and pasta salad was forgotten about until the last minute. I was surprised to see a large number of little kids in the dining room - this used to be a fancier place, but I'm just glad to see it's doing well. 94 West is definitely worth your time and money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been wanting to try 94 West for a while and decided to try it for my birthday dinner. The food was really good. Our waitress was nice at first, but got a little snippy towards the end of our dining experience which lessened her tip. Overall, it was a really nice and relaxing dinner which was exactly what I wanted. I would probably visit again, but a little on the pricey side so only for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    Diamond
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner despite the menu. The menu is not well written. It does not state that soup or salad are included and that one side is included. We had to ask our waitress all the above when a smile line on the menu would make this clear. Our waitress seemed new so with more experience I am sure she will be fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night with Hubby
    Sher13
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great service and great food! Husband and I enjoyed ourselves - correction- superior service. Our waiter was fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Ok Experience
    Stef
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a nice restaurant but there were some thinks that could have been better. 1) The waitress forgot things on our order, brought me out a soup that wasn't mine. 2) My vegetables were over cooked 3) my steak was still pink/red although I didn't want any pink/red and 4) She bagged our containers wrong, so when we departed ways, I had the other party's food at my house. I think she probably was new and I still gave a full tip, but I think that there could have been a discount d/t all of the issues with forgetting our order and not writing down who ordered what.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • etptravel
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Everything was very good. Waitress Katie was excellent. Food was very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mzdisappointed
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was subpar and I would not go back. I've had better food at Applebee’s, seriously. The lobster mac and cheese was garbage. I'm not sure why this restaurant attempts to mimic upscale steak house menus, but can't deliver on delicious food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    pdunbar
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went there for my fiancee birthday and it was outstanding. The accommodations were superb with candle lights as well as the singers. Very classy and elegant. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    MisterBVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a great restaurant for both lunch and dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I came to 94 West after my cousin boasted about how great the food was and how great the steak was. She even ventured to say that it was better than Ruth Chris. I found this to be everything but the truth. The appetizers were good, and the sides. I ordered my steak medium rare and it came out medium. It was very thin and had no flavor. What i paid for the steak i could have gotten two of them at Outback and had better flavor. I don't think I will return. At least not for the steak.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    George
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good place for my father's 90th birthday dinner. It was appropriate for a wide range of ages and accommodated children well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GaryandLinda
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent service and the food tasted fabulous. Will go back again very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok!
    Tommy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good was very average. Braised short was very good! Crab cake sandwich and coconut shrimp were just ok. Would go again if friends asked us to go but would not go there on our own.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time and last
    Taffy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant was very nice inside. I ordered a filet, I can get a better one at local grocery store. The meal came with a salad, so I ordered a Caesar salad which was nothing special when I got my bill I was charged 5.00 extra for that lousy salad. They were playing a classic rock radio station with commercial playing loudly. I have never heard of classic rock playing in a fine dining restaurant! They also had a singer later. You could hardly hear the singer when the radio was still playing. It was my bday and I was disappointed! Will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First timer
    Kiki
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my first time at 94 West. I am not a red meat eater, but maybe twice a year I like to indulge. I was really wanting the Seattle style Salmon, but thought they are noted for their steak. I had the 8oz filet and my friend opted for the slightly larger filet. I was pleasantly surprised. The steak basically melted in my mouth. It had a great flavor and was not tough. The one thing that I was disappointed about was the desert. I had crème brulee, and my smile dropped when I saw the two little cups that the waiter brought. He told me he did not charge me for them since they seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Good thing... for $8 I would have had 4 bites out of that. Over all I would give them a great rating!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not polished.
    Jam12869
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service for a higher end (price wise) restaurant was not polished enough. Busboys slid silverware off my plate so I would keep it for the next course and the waiter seemed like he was trained in a breakfast diner. The ribeye was more like a strip steak and the chicken avacado salad was flavorless. The place only had a few tables in it at 7:00 on a Friday night, our first indication that something was wrong. I will not be returning here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HORRIBLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    THIS IS THE SECOND TIME WE HAVE BEEN THERE FIRST TIME SERVICE SUCKED AND THIS TIME IT WAS THE FOOD , I ORDERED A STEAK MEDIUM RARE IT CAME OUT WELL DONE, I SENT IT BACK AND IT CAME BACK OUT BLACK AND BLUE , I SENT IT BACK AND DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING TO REPLACE , I TOOK MY WIFE THERE FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY AND IT RUINED OUR DAY.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous time!
    gbpmdl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I set the reservation with my wife to reconnect and fall in love again and I believe it hit the spot. We drive 3.5 hours and were not disappointed one but. We made our plans afterwards and had the most amazing day/evening out in the Chicago area! Thank you very much!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strong Drink
    Critical
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restaurant lighting is fairly bright. I think they could turn that down a notch. We ordered martinis and they were out of martini glasses - which is fine, except the martinis they made were incredibly strong. The waiter was more than accommodating and tried to make the drink less strong after we asked. The food was great! No complaints there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was "ok". Period. Our server was awesome...other than that. Average.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New owners & chef
    casualDiningVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It is now 94 West Bar & Grille and has a different menu. There were several items that were hold overs from the previous menu and the food we had was good. The new wine list is not as deep as the previous list but is very reasonably priced. Service was a touch uneven but the restaurant had a huge private party that night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced and poor quality food
    chriswish
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    If you haven't been here, don't go! If you have, I hope you're like me and don't plan on going again! So the girlfriend and are seated. After 10 minutes the waiter finally came over. He was overwhelmed and flustered. Mind you there was 7 tables seated at the time we sat with 3 servers on the floor. He took our drink order. Drinks came and my gf's martini was supposed to have frozen grapes that they didn't have. We got the caprese app that was very good and timely. Then we ordered dinner and that took about 35 minutes to get. I ordered a medium rare steak (which they are "known" for). Steak was covered in salt and burned on the outside. My gf's burger ordered medium was barely rare. Don't waste your money here!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the 94 West reviews archive.
  • dj230
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wonderful food will go again... Thank u for making our bdays special
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying Food and Atmosphere
    elderdiner
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    94 West offers great variety in food and atmosphere. There is a fine dining side to the restaurant, outdoor seating, and the sports bar area. There is also a range of food you can order from appetizers and sandwiches to their signature steaks. Very welcoming staff as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IndyEater
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Met for a business lunch to reveiw various forms and paperwork. Table was more then spacious. Server was not pushy but attentive. Overall noise level was comfortable and it was easy to communicate within our group. Food portion was generous and the meal was great (rib eye steak sandwich). Many lunch and dinner selections availble.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • corkieVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our experience at 94 West was truly made memorable by the owner. He bends over backwards to please his customers. He is friendly and his enthusiasm is contagious. Not so his wife. She is better kept behind the scenes. As for the food, it is good and nicely presented. Our grilled calamari came with white beans and it was a delicious dish. My husband's steak was tender and flavorful. The other couple in our party also enjoyed their dinners. I ordered the white fish and couldn't eat it because of a strong ammonia taste. I didn't say anything, but the owner found out and was beside himself. He brought complimentary dessert and comped my dinner. We would like to go back to try the breakfast served on Saturdays and Sundays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary and it was amazing we really enjoyed ourselves overall appearance of the restaurant was excellent our waitress was so nice and very informative and the food and wine was good I would definitely recommend going this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Ovatsug
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our service was great, our waiter was very polite and very knowledgeable of 94West
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unable to handle a large crowd
    foxyfoxx3
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Ran out of short ribs of beef. The snow crab legs were half hot/ half cold. Terrible seating arrangement. Mediocre customer service. By it being mother's day, they should have planned better. Then have the nerve to request a $5 per person deposit for reservations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic!
    greatfood94
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Would differently return. The steak was tender just the way I like them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    HAD DINNER HERE WITH FRIENDS CAME BACK FOR DINNER FOR HIS BIRTHDAY HAD A GREAT TIME
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE FOOD HERE IS WONDERFUL
    GREATMEAL
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    THE PORK CHOP IS TO DIE FOR.. IT IS COOKED PERFECTLY AND COMES WITH A SAUCE MADE OUT OF BUTTER AND SUGAR AND CINNAMON I THINK, ALONG WITH SOME BAKED APPLES ON TOP.. IT IS WONDERFUL.. THE STEAKS ARE ALSO EXCELLENT.. VERY NICE RESTURANT.. I HAVE BEEN DINING HERE FOR YEARS.. BUT HAVE NEVER TRIED THE SUNDAY BRUNCH.. WILL DO THAT REAL SOON..
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GRRRREEAAT
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent Food and Service!!! Thanks for making the day special.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a perfect dinner, great food, great service, wonderful, night all around. They accommodated my request for the potatoes being offered on entrée special, to be served with my regular menu order.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Everything was absolutely superb. Our servers, Chris, was very pleasant and attentive. The food was fantastic- crab legs and pork shop. Their special pasta salad was very tasty. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    yummy
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    This is a great place to eat with great food. The staff was very friendly and professional. the steaks melt in your mouth
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Happy With 94 West
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I've been here several times and each time, the place changes a little. They seem to keep trying new things and while that's not bad, they often change out something good for something bad and vice versa (for example, they took crab legs off the brunch and charged extra for them, but next time, they added them back to the buffet and put tacky brown paper over the table cloths). What is consistent is the food. I've never been disappointed with the meals here. In the past, I've had problems with the service and with the hostess, but all that seems to be a thing of the past. Maybe they're still figuring out what works best for this restaurant, but in the end, they always serve great food and their service has gotten to be quite impressive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.