Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Chicago
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Chicago

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harrycarays.com/
  • Phone: 3128280966x
  • Hours of Operation:
    *Lunch:* Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Saturday – Sunday: *Bar Only
    *Dinner:*; Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Rosetti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harry Caray's Catering & Events offers unparalleled service for a wide range of off-premises events including corporate functions, social events, weddings, offices & private residences. Harry Caray's is a preferred provider at many of Chicago's most desirable venues & premier landmarks. Please call 312-222-9200.
  • Private Party Facilities: Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse features 3 of the most unique banquet rooms in Chicago. Each room is home to some of Harry's most authentic baseball memorabilia which creates a casual, yet elegant decor. The second floor can accommodate groups of up to 400 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Christine Starks - Banquet Sales Manager 3128280966x
  • Entertainment: Sing along with Harry Caray ("Take Me Out To The Ball Game") 7:30pm nightly on the big screen in the bar.
  • Special Events: Let us help plan your next event! Whether you're hosting the party in our of banquet rooms or at your office - Harry Caray's Catering & Events has got you covered.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dearborn
  • Public Transit: CTA Bus: 29-State, 36-Broadway, 62-Archer. Red Line Train (Grand)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available for $10.00 per vehicle for Lunch and 12.00 per vehicle for Dinner.
    Street parking & multiple garages are also available in the area.
A word from Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Chicago
Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Best of Citysearch Poll and Metromix on CLTV, serves the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The sophisticated, high energy restaurant is home to a museum-quality collection of sports memorabilia, original newspapers and photographs. Big-name athletes, celebrities and politicians are regularly spotted at this must-see Chicago institution. Guests seeking a welcoming spot to catch any major sporting event can hang out in Harry’s plasma-packed bar.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
248 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (123)special occasion (113)neighborhood gem (86)fit for foodies (56)great for lunch (44)hot spot (44)vibrant bar scene (42)notable wine list (42)kid-friendly (30)romantic (21)late-night find (15)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Harrys
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The service was extremely good in the perso of "Tweed." My elderly uncle thought his steak was "too crusty" so Tweed took it back with a smile and brought one to the uncle's liking. The food itself was very good (steaks all the way around the table) and even the house wine was good (cab). The attendant in men's room was a laugh; he was enthusiastically singing Kenny Rogers tunes and making everyone smile. To sum it up, we had a memorable time and my uncle was simply glowing (of course, that was partly because we picked up the bill!)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful from start to finish
    kschoenbein24
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful and full of knowledge. He made sure to explain the menu and what they are known for. He also explained the different cuts of steaks and what to expect out of each one. His recommendation was spot on!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Capman
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is a place I take my customers on a regular basis. It is a great mix of great food and a taste of the Chicago sports memorbilia
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Too noisy and steak and pasta not as good as we expected- for the price
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Chicago classic. Great ambiance
    Bigdaddypounder
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Classic Chicago. Great steaks and good Italian Food. Lots of baseball memorabilia everywhere. Large bar area with TVs to watch the game before dining or eat at the bar. Great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice,Casual and Classy
    firsttimedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were just visiting for a Cubs game and decided to try HC. It was a nice steakhouse. We had a prime rib, bison steak and NY Strip between the 3 of us.all were delicious! We will return next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Eat2live
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had an excellent experience with great food and staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past good, this time not so much.
    Eric
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have eaten here a few times over the years, and was very good, this time not so much. While my wife had a nicew chicken meal, I ordered the Pork chop. First was delivered and was not cooked all the way thru. Waiter ordered a second and that came out worse than the first. Will not order that again! Wait staff and mgnt. was very good, the chef cooking that day was not. I will go back in the future, I am a huge Harry Caray fan and go there for him. Just not ordering the Pork Chop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    katyjane222
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a great dinner at Harry's, they have the best bruschetta in town for starters. Service is perfect from the moment you walk in. Sausage and pepper's outstanding, the pork chop their noted for was excellent. Great crowd of friendly people and service staff. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harry Carays
    lovechicago
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    They don't offer any steaks under 14 ozs except a 12 oz filet. Too much and I don't like take home. All meals were very large proportions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    jimmyh
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was our first time at Harry Caray's. The service was the BEST (wish I could remember our server's name). The food was exquisite! Both of us had the filet special...great choices! I don't like brussel sprouts but these were delicious! We hope to go back some day and try another delectable entrée!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Lagace
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our server Jenny was AMAZING! Food was excellent, we're from Boston and sad we can't go there more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Met out of town family whom we hadn't seen in 10 years. Waiter checked in on us but did not rush us as we were so caught up in conversation. Calamari, ravioli and bruschetta were excellent appetizers. Filets and lamb chops were very good and would definitely order again. Best surprise was the taste and quality of the sides. We ordered brussel sprouts, asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, and the baked cheddar bacon potato (they are served family style). Not always a fan of brussel sprouts but they were the first side gone. The asparagus was crunchy and nicely seasoned. Potatoes were great even the next night. We were not rushed and stayed an hour after the bill was paid. Wait staff continued to fill water glasses. Great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Veal chop was to die for. Seafood Cobb salad was also fabulous & of course the filet was so tender no knife was needed. Side portions were very generous. Our server was great and we enjoyed all the sports memorabilia!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicago Must Visit
    HarryCarayKYFan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everytime i travel to Chicago - Harry Caray's is a must visit! The crab cakes are to die for and the steaks are always perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joeyb
    joeyb
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great appetizers, steak was excellent. Knowledgeable waitstaff and the management went out of their way to accommodate our larger than reservation group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Average
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Forgot to bring the salad. Forgot to bring the wine. Steak was under cooked. Waiter had an attitude. Pricey for all that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Haven
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Steak were very good, but pricey. Side dishes were average. Service was poor; in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Harry Caray's has been one of my favorite Chicago restaurants for over 15 years. The food is always fantastic, regardless of what you order. It is a bit too crowded at times, but overall, one of my very favorite places to eat when I visit Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place
    jg656
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were in Chicago for the IMTS show, I brought customers here for dinner. Everything was great, we had a reservation and were seated promptly. Service was excellent and the waiter very knowledgeable. Great steaks and Pork chop served piping hot and seasoned to perfection. My customer stated it was one of the top 3 steaks he has ever had. Loved it and will return next time in town,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    IMTSVisitor
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    No complaints, everything was awesome! Would definitely recommend and visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Tables too close together and very difficult to have good conversation because of noise level
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was excellent-filet perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. Twice-baked potato was delicious and generously portioned. We had a late lunch and the restaurant was quiet with few customers allowing us to roam around and look at all the great memorabilia and pictures. Our waiter volunteered to take our picture with the holey cow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place!
    Kantow
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I wanted to take my boyfriend somewhere Chicago-y for his birthday and Harry Caray's was the spot! My boyfriend loves sports and we enjoyed looking at all the memorabilia. The food was great. My filet melted in my mouth! Lots of Gorgonzola cheese and my boyfriend loved the prime rib. I would say the garlic mashed potatoes were a little bland. I was so impressed with the waiter, Steve- he was very knowledgeable and he took time to read my reason for coming and brought him a delicious piece of key lime pie for his birthday! Def. recommend this place!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not great
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The experience at Harry Caray's was okay. We were seated at the back of the restaraunt - the table wasn't bad except there was little lighting in the area so our table was dark. We needed to use the flashlight from our phones to read the menu. The NY strip was a very good steak but the pasta was mediocre. We did have good service but overall dinner was an expensive disappointment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HC's never disappoints
    westcoastfoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We stopped in for a steak and Chicken Vesuvio, and bingo, they were both perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbeatable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Joe, our server, made the evening! The service was outstanding.,,even better than the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our reservation was at 9:30, so we never expected the following. Our server, who was quite helpful with the wine selection, rushed us to order, telling us (& I quote): 10 big Mexicans in the back want your order in now so they can go home. Needless to say, our entrees came out while appetizers were still in progress, the steak was first over cooked then under cooked THREE times. I gave up on the meal; asked to just "skip it". Next, they started turning up the lights & "closing" while we were waiting on dessert (it was part of their 3 part dinner selection or I never would have bothered). The manager took care of this portion of the bill but what a disappointment; I'd rather have had a nice, relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed steaks!
    Mitsuko
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had a nice dinner outing with co-workers on 9/3. Everyone ordered steaks and we were all very happy with our selection. I had the 8 oz filet, med rare but it came out more on the medium side (the only flaw). The gorgonzola topping was plentiful and a great compliment to the rich steak. For appetizer, our table shared toasted raviolis (cheese and sausage) which were moist and crispy. Overall, very good dinner and superb service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken Vesuvio Lives to reputation
    tmr777
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We chose this restaurant for our last night in Chicago and thought we would have steak. However, we were not impressed with what we saw on the plates of other diners and chose the popular chicken vesuvio and the papparadelle, both of which were absolutely delicious. We couldn't believe that we were able to finish them as we also enjoyed the burrata and goat cheese salad before our main meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out.
    yumms
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Came to Harry Carey by a referral of a family member. My husband and I wanted to eat real Chicago food. We were both pleasantly surprised. We each had the skirt steak, which was mouth watering. Very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mizo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We hit up this place every time we're in Chicago. It's a classic steakhouse with terrific service and food. We asked our server, Lisa, if they had espresso martinis and she explained how they made theirs. We told her our recipe was a little different, so she wrote down our recipe and had the bartender make some for us! The toasted ravioli appetizer is so good...and BIG. Eight pieces! The sauce is a little acidic for my tastes (prefer a sweet sauce), but that wasn't a problem. We split the burger and it was fantastic! (Later in our stay we hit up the 7th Inning Stretch restaurant at Water Tower Place and had the best burger I think I've ever had.) We don't usually eat so many burgers, but Harry Caray's knows how to make them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I gave my husband the choice of restaurants in Chicago for his birthday dinner, and he picked Harry Carey's. It is his all-time favorite place for steak.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blah
    Griney
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The filets were fatty and couldn't eat all of it. The waiter saw this and just said "Full already?". Beware of the high prices for average at best wine. We wouldn't go back even if the meal was free
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fred
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This may be the best steak in Chicago. They serve a variety of foor and it was all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME restaurant!!
    localyokel1976VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Can't say enough about this place. Great food. Great service. And the pictures on the walls are just so cool. Great place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good lamb chops and pork chops. The steak was excellent. Yet very crowded and service slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harry Caray's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Harry is a class restaurant. Outstanding service at all levels. The waiters take time to talk to you and not rush you. The food is excellent, both steak and Italian. I visit Harry's every time I am in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, the staff vet friendly, and great beer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Entire experience was superb including the friendliness of the bathroom attendant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.