Ditka's - Chicago
Ditka's - Chicago

Ditka's - Chicago

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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.
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Ditka's - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
439 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (211)special occasion (196)fit for foodies (147)neighborhood gem (146)hot spot (135)vibrant bar scene (111)notable wine list (94)great for lunch (92)late-night find (56)romantic (53)kid-friendly (41)great for brunch (31)great for outdoor dining (27)scenic view (12)Show More
  • Been there many times. Always very good.
    Mark
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Best burger in town. Been there many times. We go every time we are in Chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This place is consistently good! Steaks cooked to requestSides excellent. Nice selection of wines and beers! Plus it is always busy but you can generally get a table if you're suddenly in the mood for a really good steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GreetaVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    great food and service . went to dinner and even though its a great place for steak i had sea bass and it was excellent/ great service
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Worked out to be a great place as we were going to see a play at water tower. From the location to the ambience and even the guys who parked the car. They new we were going to have to be at the play by 730. The food was outstanding and service was incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Great atmosphere.
    Julio
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    There were 3 of us. We all had steaks. They were cooked exactly the way we ordered them. Delicious. The sides are very large. The three of us shared 2 sides. Busy restaurant. A bit noisy. Great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great expirience at Ditka's Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I celebrated my birthday here while visiting from Texas. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived even though they had a packed house. Our waiter Carlos was very attentive and entertaining. He worked very well with his coworkers to make our experience memorable. He went out of his way to get me a cool Mike Ditka photo, cigar, and football. Our food came out just right and delicious. Just a great overall expirience! I'll definitely be coming back the next time we visit the Windy City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We loved it all! the atmosphere ,the food, the drinks and the service! I would go again and again if i lived closer. I have already told people if you go to Chicago go to DItka's ! If i am ever lucky enough to go back to Chicago i plan on eating there again. Just wish i could have met "the man" i am a big Bears fan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coach Ditka Should Be Proud
    PolishHam
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Spent the weekend downtown with the family and dined at Ditka's the night before attending the Bears /Vikings game. My 14 year old son could not get enough of the place... from the wonderful food, outstanding service and the history lesson of the Chicago Bears as seen through they eyes of Coach Ditka. It brought back some fond memories of my own and loved explaining the history to my son. I loved Da' Pork Chop! If you are going to try the steaks, may I suggest the "PRIME" cuts. Ditka's is a must for ALL Bears fans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ditka's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was awesome, which is why we like to go there in the first place, but this last trip the service let us down.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time not quite the charm
    Reddi23
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Second time coming here after a great first experience. This time I was placed in the back room that is normally reserved for private group parties. There was no music playing so I could hear every table's conversation. We didn't get the full Mike Ditka's experience. The Mike's Salad was Da-licious. Don't get anything else. I had the twin filets, medium, for my main course. One was overdone and LOADED with salt and pepper. The other was cooked well. I really enjoyed this restaurant when I was seated downstairs with everyone else, not tucked away in a corner private room.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    Joe5399VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was my fifth trip to Ditka's and once again we were very happy. The energy in the room was upbeat and the food wonderful. Best crab cakes ever!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Best steak I have had in a very long time! Service was also fantastic! Great for any Bears fan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great blocking and tackling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The restaurant was extremely busy with a crowd huddled outside the door to get in. The staff was wonderful, seating us promptly, making us feel welcome and not rushing our dining experience. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly; filet two ways, prime rib and the big eyed tuna. The only downside to the meal was the asparagus side, woody and extremely undercooked; almost raw. We left the wine selection to our server and in each case it was spot on. Great experience, I won't wait 4 years to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience.
    JaimeandAlina
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My wife and I had a great time. We even got a chance to see Mike Ditka! The food (Tomahawk Steak) was excellent, as where the Oysters. By the way, Andrew is a great server. Thanks Andrew, it was fun discussing the wine list, the Sequoia Grove, 2010 versus 2011 Napa wines, and Caymus the Great Dane.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outoftowners
    Metalman12
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We had a 7:30 reservation. Arrived a few minutes early. Went upstairs to the bar to wait and there was Mr Ditka himself. We got to have our picture taken with him. Table was ready on time. Ordered the best steaks ever. Food arrived quickly, hot and delicious. What a GREAT time. Will do it again when back in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Met Coach Ditka!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We brought a friend from NYC for a Chicago experience - aside from thick steaks, great drinks, we also were able to meet Coach Ditka! The best dessert after a wonderful meal!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    wheelchairbearfan
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good service great food. I hope one day when we are dining to meet Da Coach but the novelty of his name attracted us to this restaurant the food keeps us coming back time and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service
    play18
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The dinner special was the tomahawk steak and I did not enjoy it as much as the paddle steak, but everything else was terrific. Banna cream pie was incredible. We got to eat in a private dining room, which made for a more intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Night For Great Service
    SaturdayDate
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I go to Ditka's twice a year for the last 7 Years. The food is always excellent and the service outstanding except for this night. As always on a Saturday night they were very busy. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated promptly. Our waiter was slow to acknowledge us and take our drink order. After the drinks were served we placed our order, my wife wanted the trio sides but were told that 2 of them were not included in that option so she ordered the 2 she wanted. When our entrees arrived the 2 sides did not come with them. When the waiter came back we mentioned it to him and he went to get them. He came back and apologized that he messed up the order. When the sides finally arrived they were the original 3.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Service was horrible, food amazing. Ambiance was more like a sport bar than a restaurant. It was very noisy and people were wearing sweatshirts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • downtown experience- Ditkas
    purpleone
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time visiting Ditkas in downtown Chicago. Great service, food was ok, but not great. Would probably pick a different spot next. Glad we went just to say we've been there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wouldn't have been my first choice, but friends from out of town wanted to go there for the Pot Roast Nachos. We had a great time, the food was all good, the service excellent and the ambiance convivial.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathy Wachter
    Trina412
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went for lunch and had a great time. Great selection offered so there was something for everyone. Great service, would and will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat - good
    chicagoonceayear
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went to Ditka's for second time with large (12) group. Reservation was ready on time (last year we waited 45 minutes). Service was very good, waiter was very friendly and on top of things, and he managed to split our check 5 ways no small feat. One friend had NY Strip he said it is one of best steaks he ever had. Another friend had another cut of steak (sorry don't remember which one) he said it was good, not great. I had 2 filet medallions, I was very happy with my choice, horseradish on top was nice add. General comment from my group, seems a bit expensive for what we had. We really enjoy the lounge singer on the 2nd floor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delsleeper's Ditka Dining
    Delsleeper
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Second visit to DITKAS AND JUST AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALways great
    SteveOVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    THe best sports bar in CHicago…the food is wonderful and the screens are everywhere. Salmon, prime rib, crab cakes, salads, burgers…never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Ditka's. We arrived early for our reservation and sat in the bar on the second floor for a wine and apps. Our waitress was so wonderful, we decided to stay and have dinner in the bar area and sit in her section. She put us at the table next to Mike Ditka himself. Our waitress also gave us a complimentary dessert. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Lunch
    ChristieLaw
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My husband and I stop at Ditka's Chicagoland whenever we are in Chicago. Our anniversary is November 5, so when we visited Chicago on November 6, 2014 we made a point of having our lunch there. I am so glad we did! The food and service were great. While the atmosphere was lively, we had a relaxing lunch. I hated to leave! We'll be back again, and again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    juniorfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had only one night in Chicago and wanted good food, with a fun and trendy atmosphere. I would not say this place is super trendy, but if you are big sports fans, which we are, this is way better than trendy! The steak options are great, there is something for everyone, from 30 oz steaks, to 4 oz filets. Our server gave us suggestions without us having to ask, and was very attentive. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves sports and good food. The combination is unbeatable. I just wish they had a place like this near the Bay Area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations!
    JAYANDJAN
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Had no idea what to expect, first time visit. Food was beyond excellent. Service was great and atmosphere exactly what we expected. Mike was eating dinner there that night which just added to the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Touchdown! Great place
    Gr8FoodFan
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Everything was awesome. Steaks were cooked right and tender, Iron Mike Draft was really smooth, lobster macaroni and cheese was worth writing home about. Lots of "Da Bears" football rare photos and memorabilia. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Joe5399VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Worth the visit. The energy and noise level make you feel like you are home. The food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great place, never lets us down - dependable! Great food and service!!! Thank you, Coach!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Go-To Get-Together Place
    NashvilleSteve
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is a place to meet all your friends after a rugby match. A good place to cheer and commiserate over good plays and bad with a pint or two. Then sit down with some fine food like "da pork chop", my favorite. You can't go wrong getting together at Ditka's place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent.
    Coll
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very loud and busy upstairs. Service was excellent. Everything is ala carte
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Fillet
    tulsansinthewindycity
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    If not the best steak I've ever had, it's definitely in the top three! Great food, very good service and cool resturant. Not to mention Coach was there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ditka's 10/29/2014
    DaCowboys
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is the only Chicago restaurant that I frequent EVERY time I visit. When I have visitors, Ditka's is the place that I will ALWAYS take them to. I can say for sure, I will be back, NO DOUBT...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much better !
    MainMenue
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were greeted curtiousely ... Seated at a fun table in the bar and served good food with enthusiasm . And no rush. Had a great time with my daughter . Looking forward to my next visit !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get a new hostess
    petedaver
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I made a reservation at Ditkas on opentable the day of at 7pm. The hostess whom was rude to other patrons must I add when we first arrived decided to put us in the bar in table that sits 6 people. I kindly asked if we were being situated in the correct section as I made a reservation. She makes a smirk and says it will be 20 mins and you made your reservation today. What does it matter when I made it. If it's available on opentable. Do I call the restaurant instead of opentable to ensure I get proper dining experience? Thankfully the manager quickly saw us and put us in the dining room. Ditka I love you man but you need a new hostess.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    foodforfun
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They were right on time with our reservation - food and service were great. Pork chops were the best! Just know that noise level is very high in most of the dinning areas due to small size of rooms with many large parties in them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic