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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
  • "Friendly and informative staff. Helped guide us thru changes to the menu even tho it was our first time. Food was incredible and using OpenTable they brought out a lava cake for my wife's birthday without having to sneak away and tell someone. All in all a terrifice experience. Not cheap but worth the $"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "A fun place to bring out of town sports fans. Food and menu were very good. Four of us had a variety of selections for lunch....all good. We were never given any type of bread, crackers etc. Later we forgot about it so never asked but a good restaurant would have had a manager cruise by the table and spotted that immediately. The photos etc. were fun for my friends....I live in Chicago and would never go to a celeb joint just to see those kinds of things...but my friends enjoyed them very very much and it was fun to see them enjoy themselves that much."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We stop at Ditka's whenever we are in Chicago. It has a unique atmosphere, the service is great and the food delicious. We always have a great time, which is why we keep coming back!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "A great place. They will adjust any item on the menu to fit your needs and wishes. Outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "When we went we thought it was going to be a lot fancier but it turned out to be a casual steakhouse. The food was delicious but the noise level was unbearable, furnantely our waiter was very understanding but couldn't move us. Overall I would recommend the restaurant because of the steak and service alone"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The cocktail we had were excellent & the steak for perfect. The meatloaf is wonderful, but could easily be split between 2-3 people."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is a very nice restaurant in every way except the food. Our Tomahawk steak was just OK (expected more for $59), but the prime rib was very good. Also had crab cakes (meh) and ribs (good). A worthy destination, but we will go someplace else next time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Everything about Ditka's Restaurant was wonderful! We had reservations for 3 people at 7:30. Our friend was going to be delayed due to the length of the Cardinal/Cub ball game so we went ahead to the restaurant. He contacted us to say he coul be at the restaurant by 8:15. The waiter actually delayed our dinners so that we could all be served at the same time. My husband had the prime rib which he said was one of the best, our friend had a strip which was excellent and I had the 4 ounce medallions which were amazing! Every single thing about our experience was awesome! Highly, highly recommend!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "On busy weekend in Chicago when here with big group,of friends, Ditka's has always been able to accommodate us! Great service and food, as well as a great Frank Sinatra style singer that entertains upstairs !!,"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food is usually good here, but I would stay away from the pizza. My husband had the vegetarian pizza and it ended up soggy. Veggies just ooze juice, therefore making the crust soggy. I went with a burger and it was fabulous as usual. The steaks are always superb as are the nachos, ribs, fries, etc. This is a steak house, so order something that fits with that concept and chuck the Italian. Their salads also are excellent and their fish and chips great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Two couples from Windsor Ontario celebrating anniversaries and Ditka's provided the perfect game plan. Vibrant and fun, the memorabilia provides a great backdrop. Food was to die for - potroast nachos for a shared appetizer, salads, my buddy had "Da Pork Chop" which he renamed "Da Pork Roast" while I had the bone in rib eye. Meat was perfectly cooked and all but fork tender. Sides are awesome as well. Finished the night with complimentary desserts and delicious spanish coffees. Service was excellent but almost too quick - a restaurant this enjoyable needs to be savored! Will definitely return again and again!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Entirely too noisy….. even with reservation we were seated in the bar area. Dining room would have been more quiet. We were told we would have to wait for the dining room about 30 minutes. More geared for tourists….not for us locals. Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience and superb food. This is a must for everyone who appreciates fine dining and great service"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Where to go when you want to give International Visitors the Chicago Experience, Ditka's! Da Pork Chop, Da Service, everything was great. Food, service, wine and beer. Great time and lasting memories for our family to take back to England with them."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Kyle, our waiter, was extremely accommodating, welcoming, knowledgable and attentive. On top of that, every drink was filled, every craving met and every story great. We had onion rings, calamari, steak, shrimp, crab cakes, potatoes, mushrooms, and the list goes on. Every bite was delicious. And I do mean every. I would recommend to this any and everyone."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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
  • "We had a nice lunch at Ditka's when we were visiting Chicago in July. After going on a tour of the city, we wanted to grab a bite to eat at a place unique to the city where we could have a relatively quick and delcious lunch. Ditka's did not disappoint. I had the half-sandwich and salad- perfect portions and tasty. If you're in the area, definitely worth stopping in for lunch."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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