III Forks - Chicago
III Forks - Chicago

III Forks - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://3forks.com/
  • Phone: 3129384303
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Rooftop Lounge 4pm to Midnight daily (Weather Permitting)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Billy Caruso
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, 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, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please contact our Events Coordinator, Shawn Farmer @ (312) 938-4309

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Benton Place
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet $12.00
    East on Upper Randolph St
    Left on N. Field Blvd
    Located in Lake Shore East
A word from III Forks - Chicago
III Forks, one of the nation's USDA Prime Steakhouses, is located at the Village Market in Lakeshore East, just north of Millennium Park in beautiful downtown Chicago. This modern restaurant is simply sizzling with style and provides the perfect setting for upscale dining, rooftop lounging, private parties and special events. III Forks is a contemporary evolution of the classic steakhouse featuring USDA Prime Beef, ocean-fresh seafood and locally sourced Midwest fare. Less than half of one percent of all US beef makes the III Forks Prime quality grade. This leads to great steaks that offer abundant marbling, juiciness, tenderness and superior flavor.

III Forks also offers an impressive venue for private affairs. Three private dining rooms will be available for corporate meetings, seated social gatherings and cocktail receptions. The rooftop lounge is also available for private parties of up to 150 guests.
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III Forks - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)scenic view (65)notable wine list (52)romantic (52)great for outdoor dining (50)good for groups (46)neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (37)vibrant bar scene (26)hot spot (21)late-night find (10)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • More than a steak house!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Every dish was cooked perfectly, delivered hot, and stood out compared to other restaurants. The Buratta and tomato salad with balsamic sounds like something on every restaurants menu these days, but it might have been the best buratta I have ever had. Real tomato's that they grow on the roof. Lobster bisque, again, might be the best I've ever had. Right balance of tomato and cream with an incredible depth of lobster flavor. Steak, and sides spot on. Michael our waiter was old school perfect. Knew every dish and all the wines. The service and quality of a classic steak house with a hip and modern vibe. Outdoor rooftop seating overlooking New East Park. Large inviting bar inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely.
    kittybitty
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    First of all, the setting is wonderful. We sat by the windows and felt like we were in a secret city hideaway. Service and food both very good. I had the crabcake appetizer, the shrimp platter and a 6 cheese potato side. My boyfriend had the salad wedge, filet, and we shared the chocolate ganache cake. We left happy and completely stuffed! I would like to go back when it's snowing and sit between the fireplace and the windows.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our server was terrific.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    He knew the menu inside and out. He was great with recommendations and he never made us feel like we chose the wrong thing. He was attentive and smart - can't say enough about him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing roof deck
    Boomer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Spectacular city skyline views at night from rooftop area, which is set up both as a bar and for regular dining. Attractive outdoor spaces with fireplaces and heaters for cool nights. Main courses are high end steakhouse pricey but they also have more reasonable priced items on the bar and appetizer menus. The atmosphere is sophisticated and quiet enough for good conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ...not our best experience.
    hospitalityJ
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We came in and got a table on the rooftop. It was not exceptionally busy. Waited extremely long for our entrée...food comes...no utensils. I had to go to the bar and ask for some after waiting a few minutes. Food was cold...fingerling potatoes were very dry and tasteless. Steak had a sauce on top that was less than desirable. After waiting for what seemed like forever...a woman came to our table..We said that we were waiting for our waitress. We didnt even realize she was actually working since she looked like she just came back from working out at a gym. (Neon tank/black tank workout pants). She offered us a comped desert. We declined. All in all not a great experience this time. We probably wont be coming back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a wonderful evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was overall great but the service was beyond my expectation; everyone was so attentive. I will be back in October!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but noisy
    SkefoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The setting was lovely in a nice neighborhood and the food was great, although we ordered simple steak and vegetables. The only real drawback was how noisy the restaurant was.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    IIIForksfan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The meals were fantastic. Have enjoyed other Chicago steak houses but III Forks was the best as far as the steak. Would definitely go back. The atmosphere is modern and has great views of the neigboring park.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Three forks was awesome! From the valet stand to the hostess, and wait staff the service was incredible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mouthwatering Ribeye Steak
    steaklover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I enjoyed my dinner experience at III Forks. I started with the III Forks Salad which was fresh, crisp, and tasty. For the entree I had the bone-in ribeye. It was mouthwatering! The best rib eye steak I have ever had. They had several topping options on the menu, I had the King's Butter, it was an added bonus! The steak was cooked to perfection and was worth every penny. I ordered the mashed potatoes for the side dish and it was large enough for at least 3 people to share. The flavor was good. I would've preferred garlic mashed potatoes, or a bit more creaminess but it was good and a perfect pairing for the steak. My cocktail was awesome, Pineapple Ginger Smash! It had a real kick to it. I had two of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive, but worth it
    VITraveler
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Four of us ate here on a Monday night, a mini-reunion and welcome to the neighborhood get together. We changed tables to find a table conducive to conversation, as the room was rather loud despite many empty tables. Three of us had the smallest Filet Mignon and were favorably impressed with the quality of the beef, which was cooked exactly as each desired. The 4th person had the tenderloin tips and was also pleased. We split two large side orders, roasted mushrooms (good, not great) and 4-cheese potatoes (yummy), and two desserts: fabulous bread pudding and a delicious chocolate cake. With 3 glasses of house wines and a beer, the bill came to over $220, plus tip. Seems a bit pricey, but for a special occasion, it was a good value.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurantquest
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was pleasantly surprised. Am a fan of good steak restaurants. Have been to the best in Chicago. Three Forks rank among the best in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Thanks for providing me a table near the window. This helped greatly with the background noise because I am hearing impaired. The people and food were great. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay
    TSC5
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is just okay and therefore way overpriced. The restaurant facility is great with high-end decor and available roof top dining in a trendy area of Chicago. The prices are sky-high and but the food was surprisingly mediocre - a disappointment. They do have a great wine list though. I would return - for the atmosphere, the wine list, and the okay food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ken29VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The general manager & head chief know what they're doing here, better then any other restaurant in Chicago. The steak is beyond prime and super prime, it melts with flavor in your mouth. The potatoes are perfect. All the waiters and table staff go out of their way to assure each customer's dining experience is flawless. Although a little pricey, it's nice to know one gets what you pay for and more. This restaurant's general manager delivers every time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our experience at III Forks was wonderful. The food was absolutely superb! I had the New Strip with prepared pepper corn style and it was prepared perfectly! I think it was on the best steaks I have ever had! The III forks salad was awesome as well as everything else we had. I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place ...and great View
    anita81VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Just great place in right spot...Food Good...People very friendly...not to crowded on Sunday mid afternoon
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CAPfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My sister took us to III forks in July, and I knew that this would be a hit with the inspection team members (Carnivores to a T). The location (adjacent a gem of a small family park surrounded by iconic archtecture), was matched by the range of beef offerings and the culinary expertise in their preparation and presentation - all topped off by a thoughtful and non-intrusive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely phenomenal
    Diner81
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Bar none one of the best dining experiences we've had in Chicago. The food was perfect and our server, Zak, is the best server we've ever had. We ordered the Tomahawk steak with the parmesan crusting and the Atlantic Salmon. We would recommend either to patrons.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen issues
    VPkg
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Two orders were room temperature; one was cold; the fourth was just right. First three were replaced but only slightly warmer than before. No comp offered.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for entertaining
    Chicago47
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was a great venue for my business dinner, service was great and the atmosphere contributed to a very successful evening
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome find!
    Dragan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything's great, it was little hard to find but foods is really good and ambiance (garden/terrace) is beautiful! I think it needs little better marketing since not many people know about it..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I knew III Forks was going to be pricey going in to the meal. However, I did not expect to receive a $600+ bill for five of us and we only had ONE $48 bottle of wine and the dessert was comped! The "specials" are exceedingly over-priced and absolutely not worth it -- appetizer of one fried lobster tail for $80+?? Ridiculous, I wish I had asked for the price before we ordered it. (The waitstaff did not reveal any of the prices for the specials unless asked) The restaurant space is lovely and the wait staff is good, but with sky-high prices for rather average food, combined with their remote location in Lake Shore East, they will never make it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A truly hidden location in downtown Chicago. Food quality and preparation were excellent. Service was very thoughtful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3rd time was not a charm
    MichellechicagoVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and have been here for food and drinks twice before. While their appetizers are always great the steaks are sub par. Disappointed the last 2 times unfortunately. Ordered the Ribeye (med rare) and the 8 oz filet (med rare) with the bleu cheese crown. Ribeye was well done and the filet was well done and missing the bleu cheese crown. We will be back for drinks and apps but probably never for entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    DaveCVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A great steak place where you can actually talk with the people at your table. The food is great; service is attentive, friendly and knowledgable. A real standout is the wine list. Great wines at a real value, much less than other restaurants mark up their wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I took clients here for dinner and was blown away by the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a very good time! It was a little on the expensive side but we were celebrating our anniversary:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Bass was outstanding!
    MikeB
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the sea bass and family style sides. Atmosphere was quiet for a Sat 7 PM reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great foood and views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My group had a great time at III Forks. We sat on the roof and it was fantastic. The food was delicious, the energy was great, the only issue was the waiter was slow coming around to take our order and check in if we needed more drinks. All in all, great venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wedding celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I mentioned celebrating our wedding while making a reservation. I thought we would get something special like a toast or appetizers comp by the restruant. We did not receive anything.. Nothing at all just a regular dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little let down
    Misan13
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I have frequented the III Forks in Dallas and have loved it every time. The one in Chicago left us a little disappointed. My husband ordered the bone in ribeye done medium. He got served a ribeye that was tough, filled with silver skin and cooked rare. Our waiter wasn't even the one who delivered our food and no one asked us to cut into our meat to make sure it was cooked to our preferred level. We ended up getting a busboy to bring the to be retired. Dessert left me cold. I ordered the creme brûlée and it was served to me stone cold. They just pulled it out of the fridge and slapped it on a plate. On the way out, we asked the valets if they could get us a cab. We were told no and directed to walk til we saw one. Lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High End
    VD52
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    While the waitress was a bit of a sales person, she was helpful in selecting some of the items we ordered; our food tasted good but the Lobster mac & cheese was abysmal; don't order this over priced item!!! I felt a bit rushed, as the servers constantly came by looking to remove plates while we were still trying to enjoy our meal. My steak was quite succulent and flavorful, and the chicken we ordered was also juicy and tasty. Side dishes - cream spinach, mash potatoes, cream-style corn - were good but not great! The waitress was also helpful suggesting a half order of onion rings, which was more than enough of an appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Beautiful night for dinner outside! Planters positioned nicely to separate tables for privacy while still providing a view of the fire pit on one side at the park below on the other side. Our servers were lovely and friendly. The pork chops were great to start but raw towards the bone. We love pork rare but left much of them untouched. (Better than overdone as most restaurants serve) The grouper special was wonderful however quite pricey for grouper. Note to self, check price point on specials of the night. We enjoy dining here and will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Pricing
    eatalloverVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food at III Forks was fabulous, the service hyper attentive-- to the point of being over exuberant, and the setting is spectacular. The disappointment in the meal came at the end when we got the bill and it turned out that the evening special, a lovely grouper dish, had an entree price of $60. That had never been mentioned. Of course we should have asked, but we assumed it was in the ballpark with other expensive entrees that ranged from the $20's to high $30's. We ended up with a $300 bill (before tip) for three people-- with a bottle of wine but without appetizers, side dishes or desert. The hidden pricing marred what was otherwise a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, great service, expensive
    njchocoholic
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Too expensive for my company, and I am certain I will end up having the bill denied, even tough it was not my choice to go there. We had a great time, though. The food and drinks were great, and we loved our server, who had the perfect balance between being attentive and leaving us alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic Chicago chow!
    VanCityVisitor
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I wanted a proper Chicago chop house. Found it. Exquisite rack of lamb, monstrous Ribeyes, and a great selection of other dishes. Had a seafood medley and lobster bisque. Great area, nice view, white tablecloth vibe, with exceptional service. My colleague & I left full & happy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding Dinner
    Enrico419
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I truly enjoyed my dinner at III Forks. I was staying at the Fairmont and this gem is located a quick walk way next to Millennium Park. The Service was competent and friendly. There is a good wine list and the food was excellent. I especially enjoyed my appetizer which was fried squash blossoms stuffed with truffled corn served over some micro greens dressed in a hint of flavored oil. When I return to Chicago I will be sure to stop by and eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Terrible service.
    ATeam
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We just moved to Chicago and I took my wife here for our 1st Anniversary. We had a drink and the brussel sprouts upstairs before dinner, which were both amazing. We went downstairs for dinner and our food was amazing, but our waitress was awful. She was itching her head and you could see the dander. Every question we asked her about the food (our first time here), she gave an obvious generic answer that didn't offer any insight into the preparation of the food. When my wife asked her about the ribs (we had steak the night before at a wedding), the waitress responded, "I wouldn't get those." Instead of explaining how they were prepared like she asked. We loved the food! But I don't know if we would return because of the service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular Every Time
    laelaena
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It's so rare to find a steakhouse that has it all: perfectly prepared steak, a great wine list, an inviting and elegant environment, and friendly and attentive service. After visiting multiple times, I can add III Forks to my top Chicago dining spots. Not only is the food outstanding, but everyone who works there makes the experience just that much better. It's also a great location -- convenient from anywhere in the Loop or River North but tucked away from hectic Michigan Ave. Every time I've been, it has been full but not obnoxiously crowded like most places in the area. I highly recommend III Forks for special occasions, business dinners, or a date-night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate