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Ditka's - Chicago
Ditka's - Chicago

Ditka's - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.DitkasRestaurants.com
  • Phone: (312) 587-8989
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Tom Kenny
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: John Vincent sings the songs of Frank Sinatra Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights: 8:30pm - 11:30pm & Friday & Saturday nights: 9:00pm - 12:00am

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Michigan & Rush
  • Public Transit: Red Line - Chicago Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $12.00 for the first 3 hours, add $3.00 for an additional 3 hours.
A word from Ditka's - Chicago
Ditka's Restaurant, located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast between Rush & Michigan, is a Chicago Landmark. Ditka's has a decidedly understated sports motif, white linen table clothes, hardwood floors, intimate leather booths & rich mahogany wood accents. Chef Tom Kenny presides over the menu with passion & expertise. Known for Chops & Steaks including the signature dish "Da Pork Chop" along with a wide variety of fresh, sustainable seafood and contemporary American classics. The lunch menu is full of wonderful fresh salads & sandwiches including the "Best Burger in Chicago", the Fridge Burger. Service is approachable & friendly in a comfortable atmosphere. Don't be surprised to catch sight of Da Coach himself.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "My mom and I go to stay Downtown Chicago often. I had looked on-line at your menu and was excited to see the seafood list. My mother loves Sea Bass and I love Tuna and that is what we got. Melt in your mouth Tuna and my mother ate every last bite of her Chiliean Sea Bass. Service was impeccable! Enjoyed our experience very much and have already told many friends of our enjoyment at Ditka's! Thank you so much!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent resturant - we have visited several times - always a great experience"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I live in the SF Bay area and every trip to Chi-town I have to go to Coach's place, Ditka's (downtown). Great atmosphere, efficient friendly service, very nice wine selection, and juicy, tasty, incredible steaks! Upstairs is more lively (karaoke). Downstairs for a more quiet dinner. You have to experience both! This is NOT a sports bar-it's a steak house. Sporty casual attire is fine. Dine here once and you'll bookmark this on every return trip. Iron Mike, great job!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing this place is!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Everything about our trip there was outstanding. From the moment we arrived. We were greeted by a great guy out front. Got upstairs and met Willie who made sure that we got the seat that we needed and my info under opentable was detailed with the table and server we loved. When I say we loved our server, I'm not joking. Rachel was by far the best server we've ever had, anywhere. We own a few companies and we do eat out often. There is not enough room in this comment box to go into detail. I assure you we will be back soon, and we will make sure it's on a day she is working. Best food and service!!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was average for an upscale steakhouse. They do have dry aged steaks available. It was very noisy and I found the food to be bland. Decent wine list and a good bar vibe. If you're looking for the best steak in Chicago this probably isn't it."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Super service and food! The waiter was tremendous as he made most of our food choices and it was perfect. We had a great evening!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I highly recommend da pork chops and the banana cream pie for dessert. I also recommend a table reservation from open table, ditkas called me the day of to confirm. If want a nice place to eat without too much foo foo this is the place."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I had a rib-eye and it was outstanding. The service was exceptional. I also enjoyed the set-up in the bar/lounge area where we sat. It was a great combination of dinner-for-two meets sports bar, in my opinion."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Ditka's is one of our favorite restaurants here in the Gold Coast/Magnificent Mile. Food and choices are excellent, and service is superb. We will be returning often!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was very tasty. Our service was exceptional. We will be back again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We love it. Great food and great service every time we are there."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Wnet there on vacation , food was excellent, best bisque I have had in any restaurant from Boston to Miami to San Franciso . Steak was perfect. Waiter was very good and gave excellent reccomendations on everything from wine to main course. Only downer was a table of 4 adults and 2 well behaved teen agers that both of the men and 1 of the women thought the entire restaurant needed to hear every word they said until their food came. I would still highly reccomend this to anyone traveling to Chicago"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a senior citizen with our group that couldn't sit at a high top table. The staff arranged for another table for us within minutes. Outstanding customer service!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. The staff & food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent steak and great service meal was not cheap but with the great service and fantastic food it was worth it. Used open table for reservations and got in 15 minutes early"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Not all businesses associated with a legend live up to expectations. Ditkas restaurant exceeds expectations!!! It started with our Server, Patty, whose vibrant personality made it seem like we were life long friends. The food was incredible, especially the onion ring tower appetizer. John Vincent's musical range and performance made for an evening that everyone should experience. This place has a legendary team delivering great service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Treated like a king the entire dinner. Our waiter couldn't do more. The steaks were some of the best I've ever had, and being from Texas I've had my share of great steaks. Got lucky and Mr. Ditka and his wife were there. Getting a picture with him was priceless. I will be back the next time in Chicago and highly recommend it to all for a fun and great time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was good at Ditka's.I was very impressed by the service ."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This place is great. First visit to Chi town and will definitely return with another visit to Ditkas. Food was outstanding. Steak with crab cakes best ever and best lobster bisque."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "After two earlier attempts - we finally made it My parents - bothi in their 90's alway's had Ditka's on the bucket list. Great time - great service too especially with two in my party having walkers. Thx"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had a lunch meeting here and it was perfect. There was great food to choose from and the noise level was good - we didn't have to yell to be heard. The only thing that would have made this 100% was if I had gotten to see Da Coach!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was the first time we dined here. I expected a sports bar scene, but actually found a place with moderate noise levels to accompany all the sports memorabilia on the walls. The food was prepared in a straightforward way, but was excellent. The wine list has some of the best values I have seen anywhere in the past ten years. Overall, it was fun and I will go back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Again what a wonderful experience Ditka's continues to do for us. We have been going here for almost 13 years and have never been disappointed. Loved the Delmonico steak. Mark our waiter was again as courteous and efficient as ever. The kindness of a special dessert for Patrick topped off the wonderful dining experience. We will be back!!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was ok, but the service was wonderful. The staff are very friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly, Did not push anything and gave great advise on the food, One of the best steaks ever, 30 ounce bone in ribeye, aged, was great. The margarittas were great as well. The service was exceptional and atmosphere was what you would expect from the Coach!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was so much fun to experience the Ditka Resturant on July 4th, just before watching the fireworks on Shire Ln. Drive, Chicago. The time of our arrival to eat was rushed because of parking difficulties in the area (understandable b/c of the 4th of July crowd)...our waiter was informed of fabulous menu choices and we liked his suggestions! The atmosphere is fun & filled with Chicago Bears memorabilia ..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great experience. Service and food were excellent."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I have ate at many great restaurants all over the country. It was the best service experience I ever had. I was there for me girlfriends birthday with get mother. We all ordered different dishes and we're going to try reach others. The waiter heard us day this and with out asking had the chefs make nine little minnie portions so we all had our own. My mind was blown that he and the staff took the time and effort to do that. That's service above and beyond. Well done an experience I will never forget."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This place is great, food's amazing, service is great. A little loud, but we still make it a point to eat at Ditka's every time we're in Chicago!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Everyone loved their dinner - we weren't even super hungry, but we all kept eating because it was so tasty. Surprised they had a kids menu and crayons, and there was lots for them to look at. We sat in the bar, and it was a little loud, but no more than you would expect."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was the first dinner of our vacation. Food was great but the service was slow, disinterested, and unresponsive. The place was not packed and there was no reason the service should have been this bad except for a real lack of interest from our server. A high caliber restaurant deserves better than this. We ate at Joe's and The Gage the next two nights and the service was excellent. If I am going to spend $125 for two people I expect a basic level of service. What we had was better suited for an Applebee's."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We met friends there who were in from NYC. We saw "Da Coach" so that was exciting. Sea Bass was excellent as was the bisque soup. Pork chop was a little dry, but we would go back. Our courses came in a nice timed sequence. Didn't feel rushed even though we knew we had to catch a train."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "For the first time, we were disappointed in the service. Waiters changed after we ordered drinks; when our food arrived, the food runner, not our waiter started to give it to the party at the table next to us. I had to shout out that it was our food. The second waiter, Ashley, was apologetic. It seems that the service was not well coordinated. We live in the neighborhood and have eaten at Ditka's at least five times in the past 5 months, so we depend on the service being consistent. Unfortunately, last night was different."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were hoping for a more upscale experience at this restaurant. Seated at a booth in the bar area - zero ambience. Food was decent but lacking in portion size. Their sides are advertised on the menu as shareable for 2- But don't count on that. We got 3 sides to share between 3 people- what came to the table was a tray of 3 very small saucers that would be enough for 1 average eater. We had to order more to have enough for 3 adults. For the price there are SO many better restaurants in the Chicago area."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "we been there 4 times the food is outstanding the pork chops were just right and tender ,bring back the pot roast.and I am a long time bears fan da coach.ditka."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Chicago for a long weekend and dined here our last evening. The overall experience and the food was excellent. We both had the Prime Filet. We will definitely return and would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our waiter Mark was fantastic and gave recommendations for wine that complimented our steak selection. We would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great melt-in-you-mouth prime rib! Super Chicago atmosphere. The waiter was extremely helpful, courteous, and attentive without being in the way."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I ordered the #1 Hawaiian tuna. Hands down, best dinner I have ever eaten. Great quality. Melted in your mouth."
    Dined on 6/28/2014