Ditka's
Ditka's

Ditka's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.wingilariver.com/index.php/vq-vee-quiva-hotel-casino/dining/ditkas
  • Phone: 520-550-1943x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Monday and Tuesday: Closed
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Sam Murillo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Tackle your hunger for savory steak and seafood at the Valley's first Ditka's. The restaurant founded by legendary Chicago Bears head coach, Mike Ditka, features a bar and private Molteni room.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Dining Coordinator 8775339096
  • Entertainment: Entertainment is available in through out the Casino areas.
  • Special Events: Ditka's Molteni Room is an excellent location for a private party seating up to 22 people. Group menus and bar packages are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 51 Ave
  • Public Transit: Free pick up and drop off is available through designated areas of the valley.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self service parking as well as Complimentary valet is offered.
A word from Ditka's
Mike Ditka’s Restaurant, located in Southwest Phoenix just short drive from anywhere in the valley. Ditka's has a beautiful motif, white linen table clothes, leather booths & elegant wood accented ceiling, intimate but, vibrate atmosphere Chef Andy Moy presides over the menu with passion & expertise. At Ditka’s we are known to take a page from Da Coach’s playbook and rush into Ditka’s. It’s the everyday place where you can unwind with your friends and dig into signature dishes like “Da Pork Chop,” the “Fridge” Burger, steaks, and so much more. So whether you’re looking to treat a special someone, meet colleagues or just wanting to kick back and relax, Da Coach will always show you a great time. Ditka’s provide Superior service, approachable & friendly, and professional staff in a comfortable exquisite atmosphere. Don't be surprised to catch sight of Da Coach greeting you himself.
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Ditka's reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)romantic (38)good for groups (24)notable wine list (20)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed our trip to Ditka's. Nice to have an upscale restaurant close to Laveen, which is sadly lacking in good places to eat. The menu had great selections, making it difficult to choose! The crabcakes are delicious. The timing of service was perfect. Our server made one error and apologized, but it did not affect the food, which was very good. A piece of birthday cake surprised us at the end of the meal as we had not said anything about it, it was just on the reservation. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to have a nice dinner
    AnthonyB
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is found inside the VQ casino and offers a nice variety of food, wine and drinks. The nacho appetizer is fabulous. We had the meatloaf and it also was wonderful. I have eaten at other Ditkas and this one is just as good as the others. Would recommend this place to locals or travelers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WestValleyFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fabulous apps and salads. I didn't have an entree asI am a light eater. The filet sliders were perfect with the onion soup and a salad. Go for the calamari and a bloody mary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ditka's Experience
    maverick
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent dining experience with a great staff, who were always courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend Ditka's. Great food. Compliments to the chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    Martin
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was expecting more given the brand name of the restaurant. The food was ok, nothing you couldn't get at a local Appleby's or Chiles but at higher prices. Had a reservation but came 15 minutes late. They gave up the table to someone and said it would be a 3 hours wait even though the restaurant was half empty! Ended up eating at the bar. Ambience very nice - relaxing yet high energy from the casino atmosphere. Would I return again, most likely not.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had prime rib and it was cold when I got it and they took it back and put it on a grill or pan and when i got it back it was the worst prime rib I have ever had anyplace at any price. I told the server and she had the manager come over and i told her the story and she was very sorry about it and took the price off the bill. My other two people had the three steak and it was very good so if i were to go again i would try some thing else. I would not recomend this place to anyone until i try something else
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice! Very nice!
    Travelduo
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great food...you really can get main dishes as low as $10.99 that are great! Atmosphere, service & food were all awesome! We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great and knowledgeable server, made excellent recommendations for wine and beer. The burgers we had were very greasy. The buns were soaked in grease as were the fry's. Won't do it again. Our guests were happier than us with there meals. They had steak and veggie sides with a huge twice baked potato. We thought the meals were over priced and do not plan a return visit. We will eat elsewhere and then attend the show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great except for the fries....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Prime rib outstanding, dessert was tremendous. Prices actually reasonable. I didn't quite get why the French fries were as if they'd been under an infrared warming light at the local Jack-in-the-Box. Really? How hard is it to make outstanding French fries? As you can tell it was bit disappointing. Please watch any episode on the Food Network in which fries are made to learn how to do them right.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time/will try again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall experience was outstanding. Getting to meet Mike Ditka was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    food was great and so was the service.the only thing I did not like was being seated in the bar area.To many people hanging around near our table,very hard to have a conversation and enjoy dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Dede
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I prefer the cozier Chicago location, but was excited to find Ditka's near Phoenix, even if it was in a casino. The food is just excellent in both locations. Wether you want a great burger or special occasion dinner, Ditka's is the place to go. You've GOTTA try the lobster mac & cheese! Also recommend Mike's salad, the filet steak, and peanut butter pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    David
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    To make it short and sweet, the food is phenomenal and the service is world class. Joseph is the best server we have had at any restaurant we've ever been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Different than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were expecting more of a traditional steakhouse menu. Also, by having to walk through the casino to get to the restaurant, I had to breathe in cigarette smoke the whole way and then I could smell in on me during dinner which made it hard to enjoy my meal. I had the French onion soup and prime rib, both which were pretty good. My husband's filet was over cooked but they happily took it back and made him a new one. It was tender but seemed masked by a lot of seasoning which he didn't enjoy that much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the whole experience!
    DebngregVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful, attentive without hovering. He had great information that he shared with us about the restaurant, the menu and the wine list. Since it was our first time at Ditkas, we enjoyed his input. And, whatever you do, make sure you order the creamed corn with your meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the burgers are huge!
    that1gurlt
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Being that the restaurant is hosted by Mike Ditka, this is not some sports bar. Don't expect some fancy French cuisine, but I would definitely come back. Comfort food with a beautiful atmosphere
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    rockstar
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Being it had the Ditka name helped make the decision to try it. It was our first time at the restaurant and we loved it! We ordered the meatloaf, hamburger and chicken salad. Our first glance was "WOW"! Can we finish this! We devoured it! We are not gamblers, but we know great food and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bodacious Ribeye special....
    diningfav
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our host recommended the special of the evening...30 oz Ribeye on the bone with a lobster tail...shared with my beautiful wife.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it!
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We stayed at the Vee Quiva hotel for our anniversary weekend and had dinner at Ditka's on Saturday night. The service was excellent. The staff was great. They gave us the most fabulous crab bisque and chocolate cake for out anniversary. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ditka
    Gr8t2Go
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Being our first time at this restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised at the outstanding food, the A+ service and the ambience that made our special occasion one to remember. We had visited Ditka's in Chicago many years ago and we are happy that we have a Ditka's close to home. We will try the lunch menu very soon. We will be back on 8/23rd to hopefully meet and get Coach Ditka's autograph as my husband and son are die hard Bear fans!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    Lindblom1953
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    At the bar, waiting for the rest of our party, I order a Brandy Alexander which they could not serve to me because they did not have the crème de cocoa. I was disappointed I had planned on having this drink all week. The service was excellent, many helping with our table. Our orders were brought in a timely manner and the main course was served to all five at the same time. Charles was very attentive to our needs. We were expecting more DA BEARS memorable items. I am from Chicago, South Side, back of the yards, and entire family true to the Bears. We were not rushed and had a enjoyable evening together with family.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    beardiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Anniversary dinner with friends at a special new restaurant was the plans for the evening. Traffic cause us to delay our reservation but Ditka's was very accommodating with the change. Beautiful space, very friendly staff and nice smoke free environment. We ordered 2 of the signature items, fish tacos and a burger. Fish tacos were over seasoned to the point you could not taste the fish. Burger was served with cold fries. Shareable side of creamed corn was the best thing we had. Wish that the food was as good as the service.
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  • Enjoyable
    Food1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were warmly greeted as the door was opened for us. We were seated promptly to a table that gave us view of the action in the casino. Our waitress Sayre was friendly, courteous & helpful with suggestions. The Hamburgers were huge & delicious. They were cooked the way we requested. The raspberry cheesecake was delicious. The presentation of this on the plate was really eye catching. The restaurant manager was gracious and friendly. Overall a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The place was great. We really enjoyed our experience. The food, the atmosphere, and the wait staff was top notched.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I booked a reservation for Ditka's through Open Table. This process was very quick and easy which is great for me because time is precious! In my reservation I noted that we would be celebrating a birthday. I did not know whether or not the restaurant would do anything with this information. I was pleasantly surprised when the host and hostess checked us in and noted the birthday celebration, followed by our server and the front house manager. I really appreciated the acknowledgement to make my moms special day even that more special. The food was excellent as usual the service was more than exceptional. They even presented my mother with a complimentary slice of chocolate cake for her birthday. Excellent experience all the way around!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inside a Casino
    PickyTravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I am still looking for the best steak place in Phoenix for entertaining high end customers. Ditka's is good, but located inside a smoky casino on the reservation. Not the fanciest facility in the area. The service was excellent and the food was good. My filet was overcooked and the waiter and the manager both wanted to replace it but I did not let them and enjoyed it anyway. Everyone had a nice time and the younger folks went to the tables after dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Yep, it was our first time here...always have seen the ads at Cardinals stadium, but never had a chance to try it. My wife had the halibut which was fantastic, and I went with the pork chop just for variety. The pork chop was surprisingly good, finished with a cherry au jus that was really unique. And the southwestern flair with the halibut was very Arizona, and really brought out the flavor. When our meal arrived, we were asked, no less than three times if everything was to our liking...once by the server, once by a busser, and once by the manager. Great service on a busy Saturday night for sure. A bit of a drive, but you've got the casino for a little fun after the meal. We even won our meal money back at the slots!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • billt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    the service and vibe was excellent. the food was really good and our server took her time and did an excellent job pampering us. The wine list was really nice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for good food and a relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    WhiteshoesReviews
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Joseph was an outstanding server. Very attentive. Food was good but somewhat slow to reach us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a visit!
    Uncle50
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It's a beautiful restaurant, very comfortable with a great ambience and the service is excellent. I understand the menu was recently expanded but I find there's not enough choice. The food is very good but when ordering most entrees one must consider that there is no vegetable, salad, or potato/rice accompaniment. There is an additional charge for a side dish which is far too expensive when one considers that the fillet and scampi alone is $36.99 and an add on - such as a baked potato or a vegetable dish - is and additional $5.99 to $7.99.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as Chicago
    Marta
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    While the ambience may not be the same as Ditkas in Chicago, the food was definitely as great! The service was absolutely wonderful, there was always someone coming by to check on us. I had the meatloaf and it was unbelievable and the presentation was spectacular as well. I also had a dinner salad with pecans, goat cheese, and cranberries and it was just perfect. I was only disappointed with the wine list but had one of their specialty cocktails and it was just delicious! We Will come back again! Some folks have said unfavorable things about being to close to the casino noise but I thought the glass walls blocked the noise and it was neat to watch the folks working hard on the machines.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining Experience
    OneHappySon
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We celebrated my Mother's 74 th Birthday. I had notified the manager ahead of time to make this as special as possible, as Mom has Terminal Cancer and this would probably be her last. The staff and management team went out of there way to make this happen. The manager gave here a rose and she was also presented with a yummy chocolate cake with candles and all the trimmings!! Wish I could attach the wonderful photo's!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went there thinking we were going to a steakhouse. We ordered three prime rib steaks, waiter came out and said they ran out of prime rib at 6 and it wasn't busy! Waiter asked if they could Substitute with a filet steak to our surprise it was a 20.00 difference for each steak! Not happy!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first visit for dining at Ditka's. It was enjoyable and the prices were very reasonable. We have dined at other places such as Flemings, Outback, Ruth's Chris and would plan on returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected better
    friendoffood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our waiter was pleasant and friendly. He recommended a drink for me that was delicious. However, my date ordered a beer and the waiter poured it out horribly. Our steaks were cooked to order but the smashed red potatoes had no real flavor besides being smashed up potatoes. When it was time to leave we noticed that the door was not opened for us as it had been for several other people entering the restaurant throughout the evening. I read reviews on this place before deciding to go and I did see poor service as a main concern but I thought maybe it was just a bad night for a few. I regret not listening to other reviewers. Luckily the restaurant is located inside a casino where we won our $100+ dollars back that we spent on dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Tomahawks
    Bestbuffet
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    honestly, not as impressive as don shula or ruth chris. we appreciated the less expensive items, and the happy hour. the service was excellent. we ordered two tomahawks and two rib dinners. i would've like the rib dinners to be hotter when they arrived at the table. the french fries were bearable. the tomahawks, while delicious, would've been more appetizing if they were served on a sizzling platter. the creamed spinach was very good. overall, we enjoyed the dining experience.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good.
    TC57
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was our first trip to Ditkas at Vee Quiva on Fathers Day. Service was great and it wasn't very busy at 5pm but started to fill in around 6PM. Nice atmosphere, not too dark or too light. The football theme isn't overdone in the dining room, a little more in the bar area. Nice selection of items to fit all tastes, ribs, burgers, steaks and chicken, to pastas ,salads, etc for lighter fare. (meatloaf was plentiful and moist, perfect for me) We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    Snert
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was great. The atmosphere was great. The service was great! This father's day meal was one to remember from the tasty Lobster Bisque to the excellent steak to the creamy/crunchy Creme Brulle. We even got a tour of the private party room and saw some great pictures of Da Coach and his friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    wineanddine
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Made reservations for 8:30PM and we arrived about 15 minutes early. No problem, we were seated immediately. Service was great, food was excellent and good red wine. The filets were done to perfection, and our wine was Ditka's own brand, excellent. Restaurant is a little pricey, but for special occasion, or just for good food and fine dining, we definitely would recommend Ditka's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exudes excellence.
    pigmeister
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Ditkas is just absolutely fantastic. The food, service, ambience is wonderful. I'm a true foodie and I now officially rank Ditka's Steakhouse in my top five worldwide on restaurants I've eaten at. That's saying a lot...
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.