Ditka's - Chicago
Ditka's - Chicago

Ditka's - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ditkasrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 3125878989x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Ditka's - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
442 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (218)good for groups (203)neighborhood gem (151)fit for foodies (138)hot spot (132)vibrant bar scene (107)notable wine list (99)great for lunch (89)late-night find (61)romantic (57)kid-friendly (43)great for outdoor dining (36)great for brunch (33)scenic view (16)Show More
  • Ditka's experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Mike Ditka's was def worth the experience my and my wife enjoy it completely. The service the food ot all WA worth the money we spent which was $103. So good
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were celebrating birthdays at Ditka's and then were gong to the play down the block which began at 8:00. Our reservation was at 6:00 but we arrived at 6:20 due to traffic. The hostess said she would try to fit us in... not super nice about us being late. Got a four top at the bar and the night improved. Told the waiter the same - funny, quick and sang and danced. Superb service. Food was great. Waiter brought out cake with a candle and it was fabulous. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Da best restaurant in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful and service. Carlos, our waiter, made the dinner exceptionally fun and delicious. Will visit this restaurant every time we get to Chicago and will ask for Carlos. What a positive, wonderful human being.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just awesome
    LACanesVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Just awesome. Sat next to Mike and he couldn't be nicer. Food was amazing. Try the rib eye. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sea bass
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    the sea bass was the best I have ever had!! my wife had the prime rib and it was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    MaresEatOats
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Table was ready when we got there, service, drinks and food were outstanding as usual. Had the Prime Rib and it was cooked to a perfect medium rare as I requested and I am very fussy about how my beef comes out. What else can I say... was terrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Cincymom
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    First time at this restaurant and it was delightful. Service was top notch, and the food was amazing. Would dine here again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprizingly Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We are from Cleveland, visiting for a long weekend. Wanted to eat here because of the coach. We reserved for dinner, but came to check it out at lunchtime. Ended up sitting at the bar watching football for a couple hours, just had beer. The barkeeper was so nice and let us watch the Browns. Came back later for dinner and what a great dinner we had. My husband had the bone in porkchop and loved it. I had the two petite filets with crab and even though they were smallish, I couldn't finish. The steak was cooked perfectly and the crab was wonderful. We had the creamed spinich which was so good as well. Our waiter was awesome and shook our hands at the end of the meal. Will return next time we are in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining sports bar
    DmcaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Enjoyed a really good steak dinner with our family and perfect view of the game on 1st floor. Upstairs several private rooms and music entertainment. Surrounded by memorably making it an interesting and enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening with friends
    ghw4
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a great meal with some friends. Food was good. Nice choices of wine. We never felt rushed. Overall nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love going to Ditka's!
    Denman55
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took several of my coworkers to Ditka's this week for dinner. They had never been to Chicago or to one of Ditka's restaurant. The staff was fantastic, service was prompt and attentive and the food was excellent. I've been there several times and plan to go back on my future trips to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellent for client meetings or a special occasion. Service staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Good wine list but disappointed that their notable selections were unavailable. A no no for a restaurant of this caliber. Would recommend to friends and colleagues. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhilVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Ditka's can always be counted on for good food especially their pork and beef. They have good sides and salads to add to the meal. Also their service is always above average. Just a good dependable place to have a quality meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Football Friendly GoPackGo
    missmarqee
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went here for my Chicago Bears fan boyfriend's birthday and to watch the football game versus the Carolina Panthers. Being a Green Bay Packers fan myself, I was skeptical, however the environment wasn't over "bearing".. no pun originally intended. Great atmosphere, service, and wait staff; a football fan friendly place to go and they accommodated our requests perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    McflyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Who does better steak than Mike? Probably (or tied with) Harry Carey's. My wife and I have been celebrating our anniversary here for 7 years. They make it notable everytime. This year we were thrilled that they brought back the chop salad. One of the best salads I've had and easily the best chopped we've had. I'm glad they kept the tomahawk steak. An incredible cut. My ONLY bummer (and if this is my only bummer this isn't saying much) is I asked that my root beer be put into a freezer for half hour. When it came out it wasn't cold. Service is great and one other warning. If your getting the pot roast nachos A) bring your offensive front line with to share it and B) if your on heart meds stay! It's rich!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    FormerExPat
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Steak was really good. Ditka's is a great chicago place for both tourists and locals. Restaurant was pretty loud but upstairs did have live music. I wouldn't go and expect I quiet intimate conversation. A table for two tends to get neglected by wait staff as the restaurant often has large parties. But again, food was great. I would definitely check it out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Came with a group of 8 for dinner, seated quickly, upstairs filled up quickly and it soon became so noisy conversation was difficult. Decent food, Da Pork Chop was a hit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jforce
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Was expecting spectacular, but wasn't. NY strip good
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer
    newbie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I met friends who were staying at the Fremont hotel next door. I shared the huge portion of pot roast nachos which were really good. Also ordered was the spaghetti and meatloaf which were very large portions and really tasty, according to my friends who ordered them. We sat outside which didn't have a lovely view due to city construction, but we enjoyed people watching. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for the Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Call me crazy but I lose a lot of respect for a steakhouse where your meal for two people is over $150 and they don't give you bread with your meal. The steak was okay, but not worth the money. Glad I went but i won't be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing as always!
    DaBears
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Every time I come to Chicago we end our trip at Ditkas. As always the food is Amazing as is the service. Mark was our server this time and he was also amazing. Already looking forward to our next trip and our next meal at Ditkas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Game or Business
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great place to watch a Bears game or take a client for business. I highly recommend the New York Strip steak it will not send you home hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MichelleG81
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My family of five loved our meal. We had steak, pasta, and chicken- all were delicious. Share the sides, they are huge!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Matahareth
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been told to go at Ditka's while I was in Chicago and we had a great night. The food, the winw, the service, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When in Chicago, Ditka's is a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were three people in our party, 2 ordered the ribs and I went with "da pork chop" I ordered my chop "just cooked through" and it was prepared Perfectly!! As we were marveling at the ribs that were delivered to our table, a young man dining at the table next to ours was so impressed with his order (also the ribs), he was compelled to take photos of his plate before he dove in. Priced reasonably for an establishment of this caliber, When in Chicago, Ditka's is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bachelor Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went here for my buddy's Bachelor party. Was a nice restaurant, the guys that said that they had the best steak of there lives, so definitely worth the $40. My only nit pick is that there were 8 of us, so instead of the server asking how the bill was, they put it all in one bill. Took an extra 15 minutes to get out. But all in all, would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ditka's
    saturdaynightdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I always enjoy dining at Ditka's. Service is good, steaks are great and ambience is fun. Noise is moderate. It's a great place for a Saturday night date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    K1t1350
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was my second time dining at Ditkas and I have to say my experience has been consistently positive! I can't get enough of their banana cream pie. It's so decadent, melts-in-your-mouth GOOD! Our server was knowledgable, attentive, and super friendly. I will definitely be back to try more dishes from their menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • manager
    Butkus
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a manager hovering over us during our meal. We complained but it didn't stop. We felt rushed. We wanted to stay and enjoy the ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place for many occasions
    Nick
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I wanted a special dinner with my daughter. We could not have been more pleased. The food and wine we're fantastic and the waiter could not have been better. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had the bone in filet special and it was delicious. Also, Mike Ditka was there eating dinner and that was fantastic!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AltonEgo
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food was excellent. Main floor eating area was very loud and you could barely hear person across the table from you.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Ditka's!
    GaynellVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our server, Chris, was great! I've been to Ditka's many times before but my sister had never been there. He suggested the bloody Mike drink which we both tried and loved! His suggestions were all fabulous and made us feel very much at home. Love it!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Ditkas!
    Devin
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Not only was the food fantastic, the service was out of this world! My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and first trip to Chicago, desert was free and the night was made very special by the staff at Ditkas. Will absolutely be back and recommend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most reliable spot
    ChiBabs
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    For food, service, cleanliness, professionalism, and downright delightful people, simply the best. I never get tired of Ditka's, always at the top of my list when I want someone else to prepare something delicious for me, and to enjoy it whether I am by myself or in a group. Never been dissatisfied. Has been my default place for years, and I don't see that changing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOMELY PERFECT!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    By Far the BEST steak I've ever had...and the best asparagus I have ever had in a restaurant - not overcooked or over seasoned. The jalapeno hash browns were perfectly crispy and spicy! We ordered the Mike Ditka Pinot Noir which was very light and smooth - perfect with our perfect steaks!! OMG - the 3 layer chocolate cake!!!!!! There were TWO (yes TWO) pieces which we had to take home...but oh oh oh so good with the hint of raspberry...perfect combination!!!!! Carlos was our server and he was great, knowledgeable and funny!! We had great neighbors with whom we talked football and a great time with. PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT - I didn't want to leave!!!!! We will definitely be back every time we visit Chicago!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pot roast
    KathVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    BRING BACK THE POT ROAST!! BRING BACK THE POT ROAST! !BRING BACK THE POT ROAST! !BRING BACK THE POT ROAST!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Juliealsted
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food, would have preferred to not sit in bar area because of the noise. Would be more specific on future reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite dinner spot in Chicago!
    LoveChicago
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The filet mignon and crab cake were outstanding. We have dinner at Ditkas every time we are in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    Bob1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love the oyster shooters and the lake perch was great. My wife had a caesar salad with fried shrimp. All cooked perfectly and great service. A fun atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate