III Forks - Chicago
III Forks - Chicago

III Forks - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://3forks.com/
  • Phone: (312) 938-4303
  • 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
123 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)scenic view (54)romantic (51)notable wine list (47)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (41)great for outdoor dining (29)fit for foodies (28)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (19)late-night find (8)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Eclipse
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Party of 9 finicky women. Had a private glass room off the bar. Service was outstanding! Recommendations were great. Seafood perfectly cooked. Steaks just right! Best night out in a long time. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is III Forks Losing Its Edge?
    PartnerVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I have dined at III Forks, our favorite local restaurant, with family and friends numerous times since it opened in our near neighborhood. Last Wednesday evening we noticed a disappointing change. Our hostess, to her credit, thoughtfully found what she thought was the most quiet table available. However, several large, noisy groups, some there only for cocktails, dominated the entire space making it impossible to hear without shouting at each other. The food was very good with the exception of an expensive side which was undercooked.The food service was pleasant but incredibly slow. One of us left the table to look for our server to request a check. I got the sense that the large groups were not planned and staffing levels were off as a result. I hope the restaurant can get back up to speed before the holidays. They need to retain their frequent diners.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious food in great setting
    gatorgirl
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A well run steakhouse with a beautiful view of the city. Specials are high end with a price tag to go along with it (think of offerings such as a $200+ Waygu Tomahawk chop). Food is delicious but definitely pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Post Show Meal
    TheresaM
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is my first time at III Forks. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was fabulous and the service was great. Its a great restaurant tucked away off the main drag. I will be back, especially next summer to check-out the rooftop lounge. Thank you all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second review
    cityfunVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My first review was glowing. This time, not so much. First, it was so loud we could not hear each other and had to almost shout to converse. We were with musicians and they said it was almost as loud as being on stage. A lot of the food was salty, greasy and had a formulaic feel. The only thing that everyone liked was the tomato and buratta salad. Lobster risotto, boring, couldn't even eat the rice. Shortribs, again average at best, lacking in any depth. Lobster bisque almost too salty to eat. Fried brussel sprouts had old grease flavor. The restaurant usually calls the following day to ask how your dinner was - didn't even get past the noise complaint. If you're going to call at least pretend to care. One expects more at these prices.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • southgate
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Keep coming back to III Forks for the great steaks and the personable service - the location, view and the lovely fireplace are lovely bonuses
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for entertaining
    Go4itguy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Very happy with my second visit in two years hosting large table business dinners at this excellent and uncrowded steak house. Knowlegeable and attentive staff, attrative modern design, good food and great wine list. The choice of various quiet private rooms where you can dine and talk at normal levels make this a gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great ambiance, service, food, and wine. We had a group of 13 and everyone truly enjoyed the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food great service
    danp
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went there looking for something special and were not dissapointed. We ordered steak and seafood for the table and both were oustanding. The service was outstanding from the minute we entered the door.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Three Forks is located in the Lakeshore East development, overlooking a beautiful park with fabulous views of the high-rises surrounding the park. The restaurant offers multiple seating options: secluded booths, private rooms, four-tops at the windows and large booths at the bar. Our hostess (Dale) was able to seat us according my preferences from previous visits recorded in their reservation system (window table not too close to the bar). The noise level was vibrant, but not distracting. You can carry-on a conversation at normal speaking volume. The wait staff is very knowlegable of the menu and wines offered. They are attentive without being over-bearing. The food is amazing! Eash couse arrived at the perfect time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exceptional
    waldmkaVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Service and food were exceptional. Very expensive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Simply elegant and very delicious. The wait staff was very attentive as well as the sous chef. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • III Forks is the best
    MrLeep
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I will definitely be back at III Forks in the near future. Our waiter was Andrew and he couldn't have been any better to us. Our food and drinks came out properly, he came by to check on us at the right time. He even happily obliged when we asked him to take a picture of us. Kudos to III Forks - Chicago...again I WILL be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Great
    okdokeyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Cannot believe that we are so fortunate to have this marvelous restaurant just around the corner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I made reservations for my wife and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked in we where impressed with the decor/ambiance and the service level of everyone. We got a nice table next to the window overlooking a park and high rise condos. Our server Michael was extremely nice and attentive and treated up like we where regulars. My wife and I got the 12 oz Filet Mignon and I topped mine with the Oscar Style (best suggestion from the server). We had their mashed potatoes and cream corn which were divine. We finished our dinner with their bread pudding which was mouth watering. Overall this was a great dinner spot for special occasions or just for a nice romantic weekend dinner. We are definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweetest Day Special
    Romantic
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    In looking at many reviews online, I thought it would be great to take my special someone. In doing so through "Open Table" I specified that I wanted a nice romantic setting as we were celebrating "Sweetest Day". Upon arrival and the hostess checking us in, she gave me a subtle wink and reassured me that a wonderful window seat would be available for us. Our waitress was very bubbly and made the experience enjoyable in selecting dinner and dessert. My Filet Mignon was a bit tougher than I would usually prefer it but still good taste wise. Ambiance was great and the talk amongst others was not at all overwhelming in chatting with my sweetheart at our own table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTableUserVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The buratta & tomato salad was pure bliss as was the Chilean Sea Bass. I am still dreaming of them and can't wait to return to Chicago to dine there once again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit to III Forks!
    EnjoyAble
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My first experience was to celebrate a romantic 18 year wedding anniversary and my second was to have dinner with friends before seeing a RNDC dance performance at the Harris Theater. Both times I was delighted by the professional staff, delicious meal, and ambience. The view of the park is very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous fillet mignon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was excellent, but the fillet Mignon was outstanding. Terrific service of the waitress
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was delicious but very pricey. I have been to many seafood and steak restaurants and have never paid $75 for 12oz lobster with no sides. Other than that the server was friendly and helpful, service was well paced and drinks were great too. Looking forward to going there in the summer to sit on the roof.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak I've Ever Had
    WorksInaGBSteakHouse
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service, ambience, and food were all amazing. My husband ordered the Bone-in NY Strip, and I had the Bone-in Rib eye with the bleu cheese crown. It was by far the best steak I've ever eaten in my entire life. We also had a couple cocktails and shared the scallops appetizer. It was our anniversary, and the server surprised us with a delicious, moist, 6-layer chocolate cake. If we lived in Chicago, I would find create special occasions so we could return at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service with Flavorful fare
    sdsmthomas
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is very flavorful, Starting with the seared scallops with bacon jam (one of my favorite appetizers EVER). The 28 oz. boneless Ribeye with foie gras topping was amazing. The pork chops were so juicy, you almost thought you were eating steak. For desert, the bread pudding was a perfect way to end the meal (it tasted like a warm cinnabon topped with ice cream)and it left a perfect taste on your palette. Lauren was our server and she was very pleasant and attentive. This restaurant is a little off the main drag, but you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveToEat#FatBoy@Heart
    LoveToEatFatBoiAtHeart
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This place was hands down great, took my wife there for her 40th Birthday and we loved every bit of it. Okay not everything was great really didn't care for the Lobster bisque they have, but other then that it was awesome. I will definitely go back....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than a steak house!
    cityfunVIP
    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
  • Great Food
    AKA1994
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I brought my friend there for his birthday and he really enjoyed it. The ambiance was great and the food did not disappoint us. We will definitely be be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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.