Benny's Chop House
Went for lunch, salads wereWent for lunch, salads were awesome. And the bar was a great surprise, much more than I expected - lots of windows looking out over the street and a grand piano.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding MealAmazing dining experience. The maple bacon appetizer is a MUST for any bacon lovers. The steaks were phenomenal! Everything we ate was not just good...it was great. Benny's is out new steakhouse of choice!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRe: Outstanding everythingWe were celebrating my daughter's graduation from law school and it was a perfect setting. The food was incredible and the service was superb. Would definitely return for a special occassion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service and FoodThe food and service at Benny's was incredible. The staff was attentive and always there when we needed something. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and good service.Excellent food and good service. One of the best steaks I have eaten in Chicago.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe started in the bar forWe started in the bar for a drink. Great bartender, drinks passed my husband's picky standards and the piano music was an extra treat. We proceeded to dinner in a warm dining room with a private and comfortable booth. Our waiter was a riot and was very helpful in recommending appropriate dinner and wine choices ased upon our particular tastes. We both had the filet, which was prefectly cooked to order. The mac and cheese was fantastic with crunchy breadcrumbs on top. The carrot cake was huge and fantastic. We will definately be back!.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely at the top of ourDefinitely at the top of our list as one of our favorite restaurants. We will be taking all our guest and customers to Benny's.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steak, Very FillingBenny's came as a surprise that I had not been here before. The service was superb, especially our waiter, who was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and wine. He made the entire experience. They were accommodating to split salads so that we didn't have gargantuan portions. I walked away satisfied and satiated, but not overstuffed, as one feels at most steak/chop houses. Great place.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBe ready to open up your walletThis restaurant is great but VERY expensive. Be prepared to spend at least 200 for 2 if you have wine / drinks.
Great for business type gatherings.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New Steak JointVery classy atmosphere, with great service and the food to match.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good RestaurantThis is a great restaurant, was my first time attending and will not be my last. Great food, ambience is superb, staff is exceptional and friendly. I would personally recommend this restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent service.Paul Kopkoexcellent service.Paul Kopko did an outstanding job.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staffs are well trainedThe staffs are well trained and supportive. However, a free courtesy parking would have been greatly appreciated, thanks.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerI can't say enough great things about Benny's. My wife and I came here for our first anniversary, and we are both have high expectations for what good service means. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were VIPs. We were greeted at the door and mentioned Happy Anniversary to my wife, had specially printed menus, and the wait staff is exceptional. I have to give a special nod to Kelly who took care of us all evening. She was amazing! You will absolutely love the food, the atmosphere and I promise that you will receive fast and friendly service!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my boyfriend here forI took my boyfriend here for his birthday based off of recommendations I saw online. The food was excellent, and the server we had was polite but definitely lacked some personality. The filet mignon was one of the most tender filets I have ever had, and my boyfriend was very pleased with his cut of meat as well. Overall, excellent food, but our waiter's personality (or lack there of) kept our experience from being absolutely perfect!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was affordable. SeatingFood was affordable. Seating was comfortable, roomy. We will return.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBenny's is consistently greatBenny's is consistently great and one of Chicago's best steakhouses. My fourth time, we live close by. The only reason they don't get 5 stars across the board this time is that there was a big table next to us and the wait staff was distracted by them. The sommelier, Charles, was very knowledgeable and helpful.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered wasEverything we ordered was done perfectly. Foodies will love this place. Couldn't have been better. Service was great too. Our server knew the menu incredibly well and could speak at length to any question we had. She sensed that we'd enjoy a slow pace of service without our asking, and was there for every need. I cannot say enough about the service we received.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest experience!Unbelievable experience. It was a special occasion for my family. We were treated like royalty. I've been to many fine restaurants in my life. The service, food, and atmosphere made this the best meal of my life.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceIn town for a convention, I was fortunate to select Benny's. My six guests were thanking me after their delicious meal.
In a city renown for steakhouses, Benny's is a strong equal without the hype and pompous atmosphere - the know what they're doing and assist you in your selections to assure you of a fine dining experience.
In Chicago - want a steak? - Benny's!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDate Night or Man NightBennys was very good. I thought it was unique that they have their own cattle bred to be put on your plate. It was also very good, when I had the opportunity to try some of my girlfriend's wet aged filet vs. my natural filet. As a rule of thumb with steak houses, you must have great sides, and they do. The potatoes, carmelized onions, and parmesan was good enough that my girlfriend who doesn't eat onions ate it. I was slightly disappointed with the lobster mac and cheese, because the lobster chunks were all claw, and not totally evenly cooked. Wedge salad + 2 filets + potatoes + Mac and Cheese = $126 before tax. Our server was very cordial and knowledgable.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal of my lifeMy boyfriend and I went to Benny's Chop House to celebrate both of us graduating college. This was by far the most exquisite dining experience we have ever had. Our server was Steve. He made it special and memorable by printing special congratulatory menus, getting me a shawl because it was a bit chilly, serving dessert on the house, and rolling up our menus like little diplomas for us to take home. It was so refreshing to experience real customer service. Coming from Alaska, it seems to be lost on most. We definitely will come back as soon as we can.
BTW the oxtale cavatelli, bone marrow, and prime ribeye were to die for. Greatest meal of my life!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a very special, wonderfulThis was a very special, wonderful experience. Troy ( I believe that was his name) was a great help in choosing our dishes, and he was there whenever we needed anything without being intrusive. Fabulous food! Steak was exceptional, even the sides were perfect. Loved it. Ambience was perfect, intimate, comfortable.
McC4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is just plain great allIt is just plain great all around. From a casual experience to the most formal business situation.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! What a great dinner!Everything about this establishment was fantastic. What was interesting is that our waiter did not come ask us how our dinner was. I don't know if this is because they don't do that practice or if he forgot. Either way there was no need for it because the food was amazing. And I appreciated not having the interruption! I would definitely go back for another special occasion. Our drink orders were also great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Easter SundayWe went for Easter Sunday dinner the restaurant was nearly empty and yet they put us all the way in the back behind a wall. When we arrived it was empty and when we left it was empty. The restaurant might have been nice but we didnt see it. I have found recently when I use open table for reservations I get the worst table in the restaurant. I have quit going to some good restaurants because of table placement. Bringing adult guests out and being placed by the kitchen or behind the wall puts a bad impression in mind. I probably wouldn't go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBenny's is always a good betBenny's is always wonderful. We have always had exquisite service there and our waiter, Erwin, was no exception. Attentive, but not over bearing, helpful and just pleasant as can be.
We started with steak tartar which was seasoned just right without too much onion.
Our steaks were exactly as ordered and not over seasoned as to mask the taste of the meat.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dining ExperienceThis was the most outstanding dining experience we've had in years. From check in, to the vine list, to the outstanding server (ask for Jeff), to the fabulous food, everything was literally perfect.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very good,Everything was very good, but the bone-in ribeye was too fatty and the wine prices were outrageous. I took eight other people to dinner at Benny's and then the same group to dinner at the Signature Room the next night. The quality of the meals was almost even, but the price tag for Benny's was DOUBLE the price of the Signature Room. Everyone enjoyed the meal at Benny's, but I don't see where it was worth almost $200 a person (largely due to wine prices out of sight.)3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Experienceeverything was great would certainly recommend to other will definitely be back. it was my husband's 50th birthday and the group enjoyed it as well. food was flawless. the service was flawless. I appreciated the range in the price of item, also the fact that the side items could feed two. The reconstructed birthday cheesecake was to die for.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA great steak house in a wonderfulA great steak house in a wonderful city location! Benny’s surprised me. I guess I expected an “older” Chicago steakhouse, but this one is sleek in design and ambiance. Our waiter, Nick, was personable with right-on suggestions, and he provided interesting history of Benny’s. He never hovered, but was always there at the right moment. Our dinner selections included dry-aged NY strip, surf and turf, asparagus, truffle mashed potatoes, chocolate pudding cake, a cocktail, coffee, and cappuccino. Both steaks were perfectly prepared, but I would not repeat the truffle potatoes as they were too oily for my taste and too filling. Next time, I’ll try a salad! Go early to enjoy a drink in the wonderful bar and save room for dessert.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bacon was fantastic. OrderThe bacon was fantastic. Order is an an app if you can. Food was pretty good otherwise. Comparable to other steakhouses in the neighborhood.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great. Food wasService was great. Food was good. I'd recommend it.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Dinner we had inThe best Dinner we had in Chicago. The Steak was superb and the Special Dover Sole was Exceptional The ambiance is excellent and the service is SUPERLATIVE! There are many items on the menu not ever seen before. We recommend it extremely highly.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNo kids evening out!My husband & I went downtown for a night without kids and Benny's was the perfect place for dining. Our waiter was friendly & very helpful. The entire wait staff was on top of everything. An empty plate never sat on the table for long. Most important, my steak was heavenly!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our anniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary at Benny's and it was awesom. We both had the Sea Bass and it was by far the best I've ever had. Out waiter Eric really knew his stuff...especially with the extensive wine list. We will definatley be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly disappointment was yourOnly disappointment was your table will be ready soon so would you like to go into the bar for a drink, we had the Natural Beef which was outstanding cooked perfect with a great crust, waiter was excellent and very helpful , portions big so be sure to share, you will not be disappointed11/16/2012 12:00:00 AM