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
132 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (65)special occasion (60)great for outdoor dining (52)romantic (50)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (39)fit for foodies (32)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (19)late-night find (11)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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 2011
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    NVK1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were very disappointed in the food here. One steak had to be sent back because it was over done. The replacement wasn't much better. The tenderloin salad was wilted, overdressed and had little chunks of steak. Our waiter was overly friendly and trying too hard to be our friend/entertainer. The rooftop was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent again
    KennyG
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We decided to head to III Forks for a second time and it did not disappoint. We had the Tuna appetizer and the tomato mozzarella dish for starters. Both were outstanding. Tenderloin tips were perfect and the sea bass was special. Done perfectly, it was fantastic. The restaurant is a hidden gem with a great view and staff. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a little help!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have been here twice before but not for dinner. We thought we would give a neighborhood place a go for our anniversary and booked a table. The waiter seemed tp be multi-tasking to the point of being harried. His jacket was tied together with a string and that kind of set the tone. QWe ordered filets and they arrived isolated/dry on a plate. The meat was done to order and a good cut. We had two sides with a marginal serving of one and an over grilled serving of sprouts (fine for us as we like them that way but a turn off for others we thought). All and all III Forks didn't measure up to other Chicago steak houises which is a shame because the property is well done and a nice add to our neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I realize this is a steak place, but wish there were more options for smaller entrees or more appetizers to choose from. Why does EVERYTHING have to be ala carte? Two of my colleagues had the lobster roll and both said they did not feel well after that night. Service was fine, but server was not very knowledgable about wines, but did go and ask someone for what I wanted and the suggestion was good. Patio very lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out
    aFoodiesLoveAFfair
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience. The only one thing I would change is that when you google the restaurant it tells you that the restaurant closed at 11:00 PM on a Monday but it actually closes at 10:00 PM. Other than that, the customer service was great and my food was good. I will be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was spectacular
    DewiVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    everything was amazing. the only down side was that the place was sooooo crowded and the food got delayed for a while. i didn't bother me personally, but i believe they can do it faster
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roof top lounge - very nice-go see!
    ReginaVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is great. The sweet potato hash is very delicious. A hidden gem that's easy to miss if you're not looking for it. The roof top cocktail lounge is great spot with lots of energy. I think they under pour on the glasses of wine...other than that the staff was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night done right
    jolson1976
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a nice upscale choice, with an outdoor 'garden' option. We found III Forks and were glad we did. We were greeted by a very friendly staff, promptly waited on at the bar and the great service continued at dinner. Our waiter was phenomenal, offered the best suggestions. The apps and salads were on the small side, but delicious. It was perfect for not filling up before dinner. We had the scallops and would highly recommend. We split the Tomato & Burrata salad. Again, another HIGHLY recommended item as it was just awesome. My husband had the sea bass and I had the veal chop special. Everything was delicious. III Forks is a steakhouse, but we wanted to try something different. We were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treasure
    CityGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I love that this restaurant is tucked behind all the city clamor, overlooking a park. My friend and I completely enjoyed our food, wine, and service, and the ambience was ideal. I'm sure I'll be bringing more people to discover this gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Business Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Perfect spot, outdoors on the roof deck, food and service were wonderful, and the Wednesday night fireworks were the perfect finish to our evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs up!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    III Forks - great ambience, friendly and attentive service and excellent food. It is primarily a steakhouse however all their dishes are very yummie
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls evening out
    Lovetodine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I went here for my anniversary back in May and decided to go back. I planned a girls night out with some relatives and we sat outside. It was a beautiful day! We had six pm reservations and found a table right away. The seating outside is first come first serve. The food took forever but it was good. We ordered appetizers: the hummus was excellent, mushrooms were ok and the crab cakes were good. I ordered shrimp. The asparagus was very bland with no seasoning at all. The shrimp was fried a little too hard for me. The bread pudding dessert was delicious. Our waiter Derrick was wonderful! He was very attentive and very knowledgable of the menu choices! I would go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, kitchen needs some help
    BeerloversspouseVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Everything that the six of us ordered was very good. Steak with Parmesan crust, scallops (just a little salty but still very good), pork chop (our guest raved about this one) and chicken. And the sides of six cheese mashed potatoes, fingerling potatoes and asparagus were also very good. The kitchen needed a little help getting the items ordered correct, but the waitress stayed on top of it and errors were quickly corrected. The waitress was also very helpful with specific food recomendations and steak cooking level (medium plus is seared on outside, bright pink in center - and that is exactly how it arrived).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girlsnightout
    girlsnightout
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I went to III Forks with my girlfriends. Two of us started in the bar awaiting the rest of our group. Bartender was friendly, expedient, gave sound advice. We were seated promptly (we had reservations although we were a little late) once our group was complete. Bread was very good. Salads were fresh and well put together with flavors that went together well. The ahi tuna app was delicious and generously portioned. The burger was huge and had to be deconstructed to eat. The diner with the burger didn't care for the bun but the burger itself was delicious. Fries very good. Salmon entree was very good (not quite excellent) with a fantastic sauce they called chimichurri. Salmon was paired with a tasty rice. We skipped dessert. Overall very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Dining with Friends
    Diva53
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It was a great place for dining with special friends. The food was excellent, the waitress was wonderful and a good time was had by all. We will be sure to come back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go somewhere else
    bad3forks
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    do yourself a favor and go to another steakhouse! This location isn't as good as the Texas ones!! This place is a FAIL
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  • Food perfect
    Ken29VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The chief at this restaurant knows what he's doing. The bread freshly baked, the apple walnut salad & vinegar was out of this world. Our highest quality 100% prime steaks were really genuine prime and that taste and meat texture was obvious as you indulged. A little pricey over all but well worth it for a high quality meal and perfectly executed service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet