Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gibsonssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3122668999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is located directly in front of the restaurant. The charge is $14.00 at our Rush Street location. Valet parking is complimentary at our Rosemont location.
A word from Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago
Unbelievable food, efficient & fun service, & the highest quality products available, served in an exciting setting, seems like a simple equation for a great Saturday night out. The difference at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is that this is a nightly occurrence with the same excitement & weekend energy found every day of the week. As thousands before have discovered, it only takes one trip to get you hooked.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
319 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (182)hot spot (130)fit for foodies (116)neighborhood gem (106)vibrant bar scene (104)good for groups (99)great for outdoor dining (95)notable wine list (94)great for lunch (85)romantic (72)late-night find (43)great for brunch (34)scenic view (31)kid-friendly (28)Show More
  • Great people watching but pricey
    txvegetarian
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lovely Oct night so sat outside and watch all of the 'beautiful' people. Excellent service and my husband said his bone in filet was amazing. I, being vegetarian, had the option of a $10 potato. Or spinach. Seriously. Why not have a decent vegetarian option, even in a steak house? From TX and even WE do that :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good dinner, great quality steak
    megfromtn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We dined in this weekend. The service and food were both good. Large portion sizes. I asked for mine to be boxed up. Great for a late night snack but when I got home realized my sides that we asked to have included were not included. I was really looking forward to that delicious creamed spinach and mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KodyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great Chicago classic icon, fun people watching from outdoor tables, outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Ambiance is always "alive". Server was excellent. Food is always great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical High End Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    You will benefit from making a reservation if trying to get in at a high volume hour. The steak was cooked to order and our table split it 3 ways. The portions are large. We had sauteed spinach and broccoli which was very tasty. The highlight was dessert. Don't bother with anything other than the macadamia turtle pie for your first visit. It was pretty amazing. Yes, it is extremely large, but well worth it. Share some with the table next to you, they might just pick up your tab :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Ed303
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent service!!!!! Food was impeccable!!!!!! Gibson made my 11th year anniversary a great success.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    would recommend to anyone that likes steak and great food!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ridiculous...in a good way!
    3rdGenCollins
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We absolutely loved our experience. Personally, I prefer Gibson's over Peter Luger's in NY or any other meal I've ever had for that matter. I would make a reservation well in advance, only because you'll need to.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will not be disappointed!
    SparkyArizona
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were a party of 4 and our reservation time was adhered to promptly. Our table was outstanding and were seated by a window. Our waiter, David, was informative and assisted by make great recommendations for dinner. The steaks are so tender. For dessert we had the Banana Nut cake. It was so large that it fed the 4 of us and we were be to share it with another couple that were there also celebrating a 50th birthday. Yes, there was enough to still bring home and have a midnight snack. Thank you, Gibsons, for making our celebration the best it could be! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were disappointed.
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The ambiance was fantastic! The waiter was one of the best we have ever had! But, our expensive steaks and everything on the plate was room temperature. We were so disappointed as we had looked forward to eating here after several people told us it was wonderful. In retrospect, we should have said something to the waiter sooner, but we were with other people and didn't want to complain. When we were finished, we all said the same thing...our food had not been hot, not the steaks, not the potato, not the sauce. This is an upscale restaurant and there should be better control over sending out cold food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steakhouse
    RidingRealtor
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    If you love steak then go to this place. It is the bomb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    molynn79
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I dined at Gibson's last Thursday evening. The service and food were both outstanding. When I made my reservation I noted some dietary restrictions and was pleased that my server was informed. He did a great job helping me to avoid foods that were off limits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agilmore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I Love this place, I keep coming, I always get good service. However this last time waiter was not friendly and he once threw on to our table the utensils. Overall, amazing food. Will be back soon- hope to get a better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shelly
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a reservation for 7:30pm and I had noted in the comments that we were celebrating a Birthday. We weren't seated until close to 8pm, which I didn't think much of since it was Chicago but I was still a bit irritated. The hostess could see this and passed it on to the person seating us. When we arrived to our table there was a $17 appetizer already awaiting us! This was a nice surprise. The food was excellent and when we were finished eating they surprised our son with a HUGE piece of pecan pie and sang Happy Birthday. Of course, the pie was on the house too!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    KMV22
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was a great place to enjoy a wonderfully made steak to order!!! Loved the open table sharing of the side dishes and a GREAT wine selection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly, the steak disappointed
    NYTuckVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Clubby and old-school but bright. The staff were professional and very attentive. Waiter was great. The spicy lobster artichoke was quite nice. The "show-piece" disappointed. The 48 oz. Porterhouse for two was unseasoned, tough and grisly- Medium rare but obviously left too long on one side then a quick sear on the other- the rim which was over 1/4 inch brown on one side and non-existent on the other. It was way too chewy. Perhaps we got a bad piece. It should have been seasoned. I feel wet-aging is inferior to dry in-house aging we grew up at the legendary "Peter Luger's" in Brooklyn. It just did not have the mouth-feel and earthiness we expected. Too bad. If I was told this was an aberration, I would give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Higher expectations
    Hata
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We took some friends and talked it up a good bit only to be let down on the steak temperature. All 4 of our steaks were cooked incorrectly - 2 of them not even close and had to be sent back. That always causes a break in a group dinner where 2 of us had our food and 2 didn't. A big let down from a place expected to do better. The free cheesecake given as an apology was just average. The staff was nice. Have been here before and experienced better, so still recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went to Gibson's to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent, but the atmosphere was far too busy and loud to be considered romantic. We got off to a poor start when they seated us in the aisle such that I was concerned the people flying by might knock over my wine. However, upon request they quickly moved us to a booth which was much better and from there the evening went very well. Once they realized we weren't happy, they fixed it, and I give them top marks for that. The service was very good, the food was very good, but for me once was enough here, I am not likely to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable celebration
    Suzemurf
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was superb and servings were large enough that we could share. Service was a little slow initially, but was great after we got our bread. Tables are a little too close together to provide enough privacy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME!!
    DoubleE
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was incredible! My left over peppercorn filet mignon was even superb cold 2 days later as a grab and go snack. Crab avocado appie- delish! No room for dessert! Steak oscar- wow! Strip steak yummy and best ever garlic mashed! All the way from Ontario, best ever steak house we have ever visited!! Gibsons... You do it all right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    carl was our waiter. he was very attentive to our needs. also the waiter working with him were great. I don't remember there names.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    davek521
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nothing really bad but nothing really exceptional kind of on the expensive side for what it really is.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Un-fricken-believable
    tjhlaw
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    In a city of great steak joints Gibson's is the best. We have been trying all the great steak places in Chicago. Gibson's was by far the best steak I have ever eaten. If you go there get the WR's Chicago Cut (its a rib eye). You do not need any blue cheese topping. That steak is amazing all by itself. It is very crowded and busy but the waiters and staff were great. They graciously accommodated a last minute addition to our party of 4 (that made it a party of 5) without making a big deal about the addition. Expensive, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience, pricey steaks
    YPGuy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I wanted to love Gibson's more - amazing waiter, great food overall, however a few missteps dropped it to a 3. First, for a steak restaurant every steak needs to be perfect, and at my table of 4 three of us had good steaks, while one was a bit bland and uninspiring. And when you pay $50 per steak, you can't help but be disapointed. The other surprise was the asparagus - the most expensive side, and they simply boil large spears with zero flavor. They give you sauce to add, but it can't save it. Otherwise a great experience, but if you're dropping 200+ for a dinner, it needs to be perfect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food melts in your mouth
    DrCanseco
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food melts in your mouth releasing Great taste which overlaps with the Great mood and service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    LarLar
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We live in Ohio, but every time we come to Chicago (once per year) we make sure to have dinner at Gibsons. The food is always excellent and the servers are attentive and jovial. The experience is worth sharing. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    AccurateReview
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    As far as food, average to good. My fish was dry. The biggest disappointment was the service. Took between 30 and 45 minutes before he took our order. Never once asked how are food was or if he could get us anything. We had to ask the assistant server for everything. My mom's steak was suppose to be boxed up to take home, they threw it out instead. They comped our meal. Just a joke all the way around. This was just a classic example of how service can ruin an evening. I didn't come for a comped meal, we came for good food and service. We didn't want to end our trip on a sour note so stayed one more night and went to Joe's Seafood and told them what a bad experience we had at Gibson's. We had a top notch meal and service. Thank's Joe's !
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so so
    sosoexperience
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    expensive, so so service, bar crowded with corp schlebs...pass on bar table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Steak and Service
    Luv2greenegg
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Everything was fantastic, place the busy, W.R. Ribeye was cooked perfect and melted in your mouth our waiter "Elvis" was over top fantastic. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    cityplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We ate outdoors on a warm day and it was great. Lunch was delicious. We love the salmon. Great deal at lunchtime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not up to par
    newfriedchickenfan
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Gibsons was recommended to us by friends as a great steakhouse classic for Chicago and I must say while the restaurant is beautiful, the food was expensive and not up to par. 3 steaks ordered medium were all different inside - the filet was overcooked, 1 ribeye was true medium the other was on the rare side of medium rare. Also the filet was super salty as were the mashed potatoes. Service was ok - but not notable the desserts are amazingly HUGE but again not particularly notable in taste. A showy place for sure - with questionable quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • swanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    One of the best steakhouses in the country. Piano player in the bar. Carrot cake dessert can feed 8. Always lively. Popular with vip's as well as locals and tourists. Great drinks as well as steaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    Caste
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Porter house was fantastic and waitress service was wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gibson's
    aom2VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The best steak house in town. They will also serve seafood. Fantastic service and food. Fun!!!! Always happy there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Steakhouse
    jmeans
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A friend and I went to Gibson's Steakhouse while visiting Chicago because of a glowing recommendation from a coworker. We went in for an early lunch, at around 11:15. From the moment we arrived the service staff was extremely attentive and friendly, it was a beautiful day so we sat outside on their patio which offered a nice view and was very comfortable. I had a cocktail (Moscow Mule) which was perfectly prepared, and a bone-in sirloin steak that was cooked to a perfect Medium-Rare, with a crisply seared exterior. Too often steakhouses overcook a Medium rare order, but Gibson's was not overcooked at all but somehow managed the best sear I've ever had on a steak. It's a bit pricey, but for a special occasion meal I'd highly recommend going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    IrishGal
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Gibsons was recommended to us for a steak by a Chicago cab driver and he was so right. Best steak I've ever had, the guy serving us was excellent. Friendly place and extremely busy, we went on Monday at 9.30 as it was the only reservation left and it was packed with people being turned away. The only downside was waiting in the overly packed bar which you couldn't get to. Other than that the food was amazing and service to match. I wish I had of had room to eat some of the enormous cakes passing us by!! Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meaty-ocre At Best
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    An "average" experience at best - food was fair; service was rushed and the atmosphere was unpleasant (way too much noise). Gibson's may be a powerful steakhouse name in Chicago, but there are far better options out there - I will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great restaurant in Chicago
    GreatLunchVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My father and best recommend us to come and eat , was a memorable experience. Service outstanding, the stake was delicious bone in filet. The Crab appetizer to die for. watch when you order desert, they are huge!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Service
    MNinChI
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Impeccable service, as always. Reliable good food - even the salad & bread. The filet sliders for lunch used to be a little more delicious, but the burger more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    ILFoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was my 2nd time dining at Gibson's. It was better than I remembered. A perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.