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
460 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (222)good for groups (216)neighborhood gem (155)fit for foodies (134)hot spot (128)vibrant bar scene (111)notable wine list (107)great for lunch (97)late-night find (63)romantic (62)kid-friendly (50)great for brunch (49)great for outdoor dining (45)scenic view (20)Show More
  • Loved Ditkas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
  • 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
  • Outstanding Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Ditka's while on vacation in Chicago. We enjoyed the sports memorabilia, exceptional service ( my husband said the waiter was a ninja because he never saw him come and remove items as we completed our meal). The steak was outstanding it is in our top 3 if not best steak we've had at a restaurant. I can back to the hotel and showed the staff pictures of our meal and recommended they try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Enjoyed dinner at Ditka's. The food and wine were both excellent, and the server was spot on. I met friends there I had not seen in a while so we chatted for quite a while and ignored the menu. He stayed in touch just enough to keep the wine flowing and take our order when we were ready, but didn't hover. We were seated in the bar area and that was great for us but it is a bit loud. For a couples dinner the main room would be better. All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Known for steaks but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    While Ditka's is known for its (pricey) steaks, I had the best burger of my at Ditka's recently. Great quality beef, tasty bun, all the perfect accoutrements all combined for a delicious lunch (and great french fries)!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my fave in Chicago
    Primogigante
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Simply the best, most consistent quality dining in Chicago. Never had a bad experirnce there in years. It was packed as usual but the service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chicago staple
    DesignerMamaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fantastic Chicago charm...always delicious and service is impeccable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night zoo
    Genevieve
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you like to be jostled by crowds of people waiting to be seated; if you like to get a table you didn't want 15 minutes after your reservation time; if you like to dine in a small room under the glare of 2 TVs; and if you like your conversation to be drowned out by the crash and din of an ever-present sloppy busboy; and lastly if you love unseasoned, bland food then THIS is the place for you. Yay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A good surprise
    Hole
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As a staple of the city - I expected it to be more of a tourist trap and that the food would be serviceable. I had the NY strip and it was great - best I have had in a couple years. We also got the Seafood Tower appetizer. The presentation was great and the contents were very good. The price was a little high for what you got, but if are in a spending mood, it's was tasty. Only complaint was the wait. Despite having reservations, we waited almost 30 minutes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was extremely salty
    RoadWarrior
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've visited Ditka's on every visit to Chicago. I am sad to report that the food was salty to the point that it was barely edible. The lump crab was not fresh and very salty, fresh crab should not taste fishy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    SeasonedDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We live in the Hancock so Ditka's is a favorite for nights with friends or just together (we're 30 something's) . They seated us next to the loudest and rudest group ever. When I arrived the group was harassing a couple of gentlemen that seemed to be on a date. After witnessing the gay bashing, I tried to stay focused on our table and just enjoy the food. Too bad one of the servers was in such a hurry he poured water into my drink, which was from the bar, and he cleared my filet and salad just as I was literally biting into it. Worst atmosphere and service of any restaurant ever!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing steaks!!
    Lovethemsteaks
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Me and my wife have visited ditkas a couple of times and their food is amazing...steaks and chops are delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ditkas Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was fantastic! The atmosphere was great. The waiter was very good. The guy that was refilling our waters and picking up our plates was excellent! He was always there to refill our waters and very friendly. It was a great experience and I will definitely come back on my next visit to Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have dined at Ditka's previously and had a wonderful experience, unfortunately that was not the case this time, and it was so bad I won't be going back. From steaks ordered medium that turned up rare, to being rushed through salad service and sides being taken from the table before we were finished - overall not what I expect from a high end steak house. The final straw was when the waitress poured coffee into the wine glass of one of my companions. Thoroughly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brian
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food ! Great service! Nice place with lots of sports memorabilia
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    LarryG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been going to Ditka's every year when I visit Chicago. Great food and great service!!! They never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something Different
    Bobby
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We go there whenever we visit Chicago, and we are never disappointed. Sometimes you can talk to da coach there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dizzydean
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ditka's is an incredible experience beginning with the locale, moving to the ambiance, including the luscious food, and definitely highlighting the exquisite service. Great restaurant with a hall of fame kicker in the historical football pics all over the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service.
    Joe1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My wife and I tried Ditka's while on vacation to Chicago. made reservations on Open table. Looked for the dress code, it said business casual. We're jeans and Polo shirt types but brought some appropriate clothes on the trip for the restaurant. Not a huge deal but they sat a group of large men in shorts and T shirts right next to us in a small room. Kind of took the ambiance away a bit. The food was excellent. The service was impeccable. Only mistake we made was getting the Peanut Butter pie for desert. Not one listed by the waitress as being "great" but thought we'd take a chance, needed to ask for extra chocolate sauce to make it good. Got that in a heartbeat, by the fantastic waitress. I would eat there again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Romantic - Just Fun
    smartreview
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's a fun experience...great food, although not the place to go for quiet romantic dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer IMTS Dinner
    IMTSDinner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had a very large party and table was ready when we all arrived! Customers said it was the best steak they ever had and really enjoyed the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!! Recommend!
    EW01
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great portions and the food was delicious!. One of the best steaks and pork chops I've ever had!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kroch
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Took clients for dinner - all of us were from out-of-town. Service was great! Food was great!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    Tomahawk
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The crew and myself were visiting Chicago for the week. We had a really great time at Ditkas. We ate on the Tomahawk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome place but very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My husband and I went to Ditkas specifically for the steak and it didn't disappoint. We had a reservation and they sat us right away. I started with the home stretch cocktail. I really couldn't taste the alcohol. It was refreshing and packed a good punch. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer and it was really good. It wasn't a long wait once we ordered and my filet mignon was perfectly cooked and delicious. The staff was really good at their job, our waitress Jamie was excellent and helpful. The banana cream pie was to die for!! I would have given it 5 stars but it was really really loud in the restaurant, to the point where my husband and I had to scream to hear what we were saying. Other than that, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paddle Steak Ribeye, Awesome!
    tomahawksteak
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food, great ambiance with great people an unbelievable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A visit to Ditka's is a must do!
    Kitty
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The atmosphere was very comfortable and casual. It had a upscale sports bar feeling. The food was absolutely delicious! We had filet, strip and Delmonico steak and everyone commented that it was the best they had ever had. Service staff was attentive and quick to respond to requests. I would definately recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Coach's
    emarsing
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Wasn't in the mood for steaks, so ordered Sea Bass instead. It was terrific. My wife ordered the lobster, which was also great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time in Chicago and Ditka's
    greatsteaks
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    second time visiting Chicago I booked Ditkas again I was not let down service is great wine was great steaks are great we once again had a great time we'll see what the third visit holds. I am sure 3rd time will be a charm!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Ditka's
    luvtodine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I took my wife to Ditka's to celebrate her birthday. We both though the service was excellent! The food was just ok. We have had much better food and it didn't cost as much as we spend at Ditka's. the restaurant, a bit gloomy ( my wife said), she also said that the ladies washroom needs some updating and she didn't like the fact that she had to take a elevator to get to the washroom. The carpet inside the elevator was extremely worn, and the floor that the ladies room was on.....just plain horrible. Tables and chairs every where. Was someone moving or cleaning, what was going on!. Just expected more for the location and the place. I don't know if we will ever return .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Ditka's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were lucky enough to end up at Ditka's on a Bear game day; reservation for 11:30 with noon kickoff. Would have been great without that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    Ghettohorse07
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have always wanted to dine here when we finally got to come to chicago. Life long Bears fans, I mean its Ditkas place! The decor was awesome! As well as the food and service. Highly recommend...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go to
    Drich126
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Outstanding food and service! One of the best steaks I've had
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!!!
    bmann1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our server was simply amazing. She new the menu and made some excellent wine choices. But as awesome as she was, the real star was the food!!! Lick your plate good is all I can say. My wife and I had the crab cake topped fillets and they just melted in our mouth. This is our second time here and it will not be our last. Bravo Zulu to the entire team at Ditka's - Chicago..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing steak and service!
    Sportsfanfoodfan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had the filet two ways and it was so flavorful and juicy. It melted in my mouth. The atmosphere is great for sports fans. The service was outstanding and a great wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    NJBearsfan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We visited from new Jersey 1st time to chicago and loved Ditkas...friendly, food was delicious and great atmosphere it's a must if your in chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine dinning
    J1J2
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    In celebration of 38 years of marriage my husband and I flew from Ca to Chicago to attend a Bears Game. The experience would not of been complete without the two of us having a divine dinner at Dicka's. Thanks to the wonderful service we received from our waiter Andy, he must of over heard us talking and at the end of our delicious meal he took our picture, brought a dessert with a candel and wished many more happy years together. It was an evening to remember. Thank you to the entire staff at Dicka's for the music playing that set the mood for a very romantic evening. We will cherish the moment forever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.