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Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen
Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen

Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://chuckschicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 334-6700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm


    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -11:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Simon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between E. Lake St. & E. Wacker Pl.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is available through Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, located next door at 230 N. Michigan Avenue.

    $14 - Up to 4 hours with validation.
A word from Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen
Famed chef Kerry Simon has returned to his hometown of Chicago to bring his contemporary and flavorful approach to American cuisine.

Situated between the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park in the heart of downtown, Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen is a Michigan Avenue retro chic restaurant offering Chicago diners a sophisticated yet crowd-pleasing menu staying true to Chef Simon’s preference for homestyle classics.

Enjoy the mouth-watering sandwich sensation that won “Iron Chef America – Battle Hamburger” along with many of Chef Simon’s other signature bites, sips and sweets.

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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great meal. The burgers were cold, but they made new ones for us that were delicious!!! The chicken was excellent and so were the desserts!! We will go back!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was tastey, drink were great and the service all around was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything tasted fine, but there was lots of over fried food, salads were over dressed, and our server got half of the orders wrong. We still had a good time, but it just all came off as unsophisticated and trying too hard."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "If you are there for dinner, obviously order an entree. I recommend the meatloaf. The mashed potatoes are to die for. Absolutely ask for the "Nibbles" and "Dessert" menus. The prices allow for more room to explore and the portions are often designed for sharing. I have to go with the crowd and recommend the waffle fry nachos and junk food platter. Everything is made in-house and everything is quite filling."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Restaurant was completely empty so we were a little skeptical, had dinner reservations at 6:30pm. I ordered the Scottish Salmon & husband the "burger"for dinner. I took the first bite of my salmon & thought how awful...Tried one more bite adding the jalapeño sauce to the bite because something just didn't seem right. Hmm, salmon shouldn't be crunchy. Duh, they plated the salmon upside down with skin up. I flipped it over & saw a beautiful colored, seasoned salmon, but by then my stomach couldn't take another bite. My husband enjoyed his burger & fries. As we dined we realized that the entire restaurant was getting ready for a private party & being turned into a dance party/bar. Very annoying, the chaos & rushed feeling. Won't be back"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Attempted dinner Saturday April 26 '14 @8PM. The restaurant was nearly empty upon arrival. What we ordered was cold and under cooked. The waiter was unable to to correct the issue and seemed to be worried about sending it back to the chef. The manager told us that our feelings towards the food was wrong and implied that our palates were below his standards. I disagreed. The greasy calamari (recommended by the waiter), a near rare under cooked pork chop (recommended by the waiter), and cold cheeseburger (apparently this burger won "burger wars")... all three were unacceptable. In summary. Cold, food not prepared property, rude manager, empty dining room. I live in downtown Chicago so I never EVER need to go back to that place. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I had the shrimp appetizer, strawberry salad, and wild salmon; all of the dishes were fantastic. All of the items tasted great, and they did not skimp on the ingredients."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Having had a strip steak -- properly cooked medium rare -- that was gristly and flavored only with salt and some kind of cooking sauce, and my companion's having had a mediocre "Scottish" salmon, one may want to avoid anything other than the $24 burger (!!!!!) from this establishment. We went for a fairly early dinner, and once a small knot of office workers headed for home, the place was pretty deserted. And deserved to be."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the service and food on Mother's Day - I expected something really exciting being this is a Kerry Simon Kitchen and there was nothing special about it at all!!! It took 10 min's to get a cup of coffee even though the restaurant was only 1/3 full at best. There was food from previous diners under the tables and employees out front smoking - I don't know how long this has been a Kerry Simon Kitchen and not sure what the plans are for the future - I can tell you that it will be shutdown if management doesn't get it together!! Very disappointing coming to the FOOD Meca Chicago from MI for this!!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "great service ,, nice space contemporary and elegant the menu looked and sounded great lots of choices but the foods execution fell short in taste and presentation "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Our server Jonathan was terrific--accommodating and very helpful in suggesting beers to pair with our entrees."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The price was not worth the meal. steak was salty then returned bland. 175 not worth it"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Chuck's is a great concept - cool and kicky for lunch with the opportunity to be hip and social in the evening. Great cocktail list - - with unique items like the Rootbeer Draft and the Strawberry Fields. Burgers were prepared as ordered but turkey burger was so bland that you could barely taste it - seasoning sure would have helped. Waffle nachos were very good AND unique and the Iron burger was the best of the batch. Organic chicken was again under-seasoned. The Smores dessert was delicious and super fattening. Our server was cute and very friendly - he certainly made us feel welcome and had lots of great suggestions. He was efficient and made our meal pleasant. All in all a very good meal - we will definitely try it again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Chuck's food was delicious and it's clear that they are aiming for sophisticated junk food approach. The portions were very good-sized and the food was delicious! However, a double stack burger and spicy tots is still not worth $24, not matter how good it is. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Waiter was terrible. Had to go to bar to get drinks. Didn't see him from ordering food until we flagged him down to complain. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "A decent restaurant - a tad cold and sterile but the service was good and the food was decent. Given the many choices in Chicago I probably won't be back here soon but it is convenient to where I work so maybe I'll try it again. I would say they're trying to hard to be chic and trendy."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The filet mignon cobb was very good. The filet was perfect and the perfect amount. I would have liked a little more lettuce."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Very helpful server. Prompt service. All about the celebrity status. But ... very interesting building, architecturally speaking."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Given the location, I expected so much better My sis in law and I had lunch ( a rare event, we try to make it special) and she picked Chucks because of its proximity to her office. Had I known how disappointing this restaurant would be, I would've suggested something two blocks in one direction or another. First off, we had to wait over 5 minutes til the hostess showed Our server was friendly-ish, but not fabulous I have a celiac condition and he treated it like a psychosomatic thing ("oh yeah, we've got a gf bun for that");'I'm used to clueless staff but this was borderline rude, All would've been forgiven if our burgers were exceptional They were not Not even close Maybe the next place at this location will get it right"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Delicious food. Juicy burgers. Excellent salads. Liked it so much we went two days in a row for lunch."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food was good too, but the drinks were absoluteley wonderful. I had an apple martini, or 2"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food and had great service. Try the root beer. It really tastes like the soda, but is 10%!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Four us chose to dine here after attending a Sunday matinee performance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. It was not busy in the restaurant at this time. Service was very attentive and friendly. We each had different entrees and found all of them very good. Steak, lump crab cakes, pork chop and one a variety of appetizers, sausage, salad and soup. We also shared some desserts. Everything was well prepared and nicely presented. We agreed that we would return to this new restaurant in the Hard Rock Hotel."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Apparently Chuck's used to be a different restaurant and in the last few months was revamped. I can honestly say I did not know what to expect when I went inside but this is a great restaurant. We started off with some "Strawberry Fields" cocktails which were incredible. And we each had the Iron Chef Burger for dinner and could not finish it. It was divine though, the beef was so tender. Fries were amazing and tater tots were spectacular. I would definitely come back here again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Strawberry fields drink was exotic and incensing! Crab cakes were delish."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Chopped turkey salad had no taste, old iceberg lettuce"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Manager came over and greeted us, made us feel very welcome and gave us a sweet platter that was to die for. AMAZING!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Appetizer was great . Then it went down hill, mac and cheese didn't taste like much NO FLAVOR!!!! Lamb chops didn't have any flavor either I felt like I was chewing flavorless food.. I wouldn't go back"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Chuck' s had great service and amazing food! We had a 5 course valentine's day meal that was perfect, and was brought out in perfect timing manor. The only complaint I have is that I asked to move back our reservation 30 minutes because my fiance had to work later and they refused to do it. So we had to rush to barely make it on time and the restuarant was almost empty besides a couple other families for our entire meal and they could have easily let us come 30 minutes later."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What a fun and different place for downtown dining! This is not the usual loop eatery, but it was perfect for an adventurous business lunch. The menu is not huge and burgers are featured, but there is enough variety to choose from. The ambiance is relaxed but upscale. We were there a little early for trying the bar, but will go back for the cocktail hour soon. Service was great, and we never felt rushed. There are tv monitors for a sport bar meets hipster vibe. The portions are good and the cheese crabmeat appetizer is to die for. Don't miss the dessert platter. Google some pictures. I would go back for the mini hostess cupcakes by themselves."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Left the snowy cold Friday night outside and felt warm and welcome as soon as we walked in the door. The menu was perfect for my 20-something year old son who hates "fancy" food. Charred edamame and beet salad first. Both excellent. He had their burger. Only regret is that I forgot to take a picture of it. Major, but he finished it. Tempura brussel sprouts can make a veggie lover out of anyone. Dessert menu was enticing, but too full to even consider. So I asked the waiter if they had any fruit. 5 mins later he came back with the best looking berry plate I'd seen all winter. With 2 sauces/dips. Really, really good experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were a party of six on a Friday afternoon. We sat at the chef's table. The service was very attentive and friendly (Thanks, Brian!). We split the waffle nachos-short rib, cheese, quac and pico de gallo on waffle fries. Melt in your mouth delicious. A couple of us had cheeseburgers. I had the steakhouse one, which I had been hesitant to get because it came with an A-1 aioli. I'm not an A-1 fan, so I got it on the side. Glad I did...it had a nice zing to it. Another friend got the cheddar crab fondue as a main. She said it was fine but not spectacular. Another lunch companion got the surf and turf tacos. She said she enjoyed them very much. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Overall pretty good. The burger was amazing and the two in our group who ordered the clam chowder thought it was terrific. The only disappointment were the Caesar Salads. Both looked terrible and tasted just as bad. I don't think Chuck's serves too many salads. The lettuce was old, tired, wilted, light green, and brown. Pretty bad first impression. Good thing the rest got better."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I was very excited to try a new restaurant during Chicago's Restaurant Week and thought Chuck's would be a good place to try. In the middle of the day on Michigan avenue, my party of four were the only people in the establishment!! That should have been our clue to leave, but against my initial feeling we decided to stay. Their Restaurant Week special menu was anything but; soup or Cesar salad, flatbread or burger, and dessert platter that advertised "'hostess like' cupcake, cotton candy, and a cereal treat'" ... No thank you. After the disappointing selection, we decided to order off the regular menu; nothing special and nothing great. So many fantastic dining options in Chicago; don't wast your time stopping here!!!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere of Chuck's is awesome! Mama Simon's meatloaf is the best comfort meal I've had in a while! I will return with friends!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "No surprise, the Iron Chef burger was awesome!! My husband had the Chi Town dog, which was simply enormous--and he said, quite good. Tuscan fries were addictive, the Tots crispy as they should be. Lunchtime on a Wednesday was very quiet, but our bartender/server was very attentive. We'd go back again, though we weren't big fans of the ambience---but it was a weekday, imagine the bar comes to life later in the day."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Went here for lunch and did not know that it was a new concept and had a new menu. I was disappointed in the new menu which had fewer options. I also missed the manufacture your lunch option. Also had an odd server. Probably wont e back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The last time we ate here, it was Chuck's Manufacturing - we loved the industrial feel of it. The transition to what it is now took us by surprise. We expected the industrial environment and were greeted with a warm and intimate environment that was wonderful. The staff were perfect. The mac & cheese was still outatanding . Our steaks were perfect (filet and bone in rib eye). And the 'junk food pantry' dessert was a delicious surprise! A must stop destination for us every time we visit Chicago!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Great burger...Brussels sprouts were a little bland. Suspect a couple of the early reviews here were planted."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "First time here - really liked it. Beautiful dining room..."
    Dined on 12/23/2013