Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Best in town.Joe's is as good as you will find in Chicago or anywhere. Seafood and steaks are the best in town. The wait staff is engaging and there to help you and ad to the fun dining at a great Chicago restaurant.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMbusiness dinner at Joe'sWe had a great meal and great service. Andy knows his business. Food was really good and you can dine there for reasonable money as long as you don't go overboard on wine and market price lobster and crabs. Overall fair price for great food and service. A bit over crowded though5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outI've been to the Miami restaurant many times so knew something about the restaurant.( never been to the Chicago joes, though) Usually order stone crabs but the season was ending and ordered halibut as well. The halibut was sensational-- maybe the best I ever had. The stone crabs were a little watery but they only had colossals, which are sometimes watery even in season. The grilled tomatoes and sautéed spinach were, as usual, excellent.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMClassicIf you enjoy a throwback every now and then, this place is a must. Spot on crab, spot on steak.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentone of the better steaks you will ever eat! Great service, great vibe!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Place to DineThe food was good but some of the portions were small considering the amount you pay for the food. The service was really great. This a good place for fresh seafood.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMboringyes, it is boring. The service , the food, both outstanding. Not once, but every time. Can't wait to go back and be bored again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSTELLAR,NOTEWORTHY MERITORIOUS PLACTHE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDINGLY DELICIOUS: MARKET GRILLED LOBSTER, ASPARAGUS AND MASHED POTATOES & MY GUY HAD THE BEST SALOMON EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE SERVICE WAS MOMENTOUS (THANKS MAX or MAT!!!!!!!) AWESOME SERVER
EVERYBOBY FROM THE MOMENT YOU ENTERED THE RESTAURANT WAS KIND ATTENTIVE AND WELCOMING
I WILL RETURN TO TRY MORE MAGNIFICENT FOOD ;-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne word - AMAZING!Amazing food and service! Will definitely a must-stop when I go to Chicago. Had the tuna tartare, chopped sala, Dover sole and the Filet mignon. And the key line pie! Absolutely amazing! Pricey but worth it.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best in ChicagoThis is truly one of the best spots to visit in Chicago- but make a reservation early or you won't get in!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Service and Delicious FoodJoe's offers outstanding food in an elegant setting, with tuxedoed waiters. Yet, the service is not snooty, but friendly and brisk. The menu includes a varied pricing of entrees, with Stone Crab Claws at the top of the higher-priced items. Lunch is a good time to visit as several entrees are offered with sides and even dessert for a great price. I chose bone-in grilled halibut that was fresh and tasty at an affordable price.
My waiter was over-the-top friendly, in a good way, even spending much time just chatting with me as I dined alone. After my delicious meal, he even brought me a complimentary piece of super key lime pie.
All in all, Joe's knows how to please a diner with great service and food.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday dinner !Table was ready on time, the "open table" reservation system works great. I now have the mobile app. Stone crab, halibut, lobster were all perfect. Corner table was very nice for 4 of us. Our waiter Charles was excellent. We have dined there several times before and are never disappointed.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce I am inside the diningOnce I am inside the dining area the experience at Joe's is outstanding in all aspects. I have always however found the host/hostess to be stressed and not in anyway welcoming. Perhaps the noise level of the always crowded bar makes this a very difficult job? But, I continue to return because I know getting inside is worth it!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFor seafood, this is a great catch!We had a private booth in a back corner and noise was never an issue. Our server tried to upsell us to the most expensive menu options. We started with the ahi tuna tartare. It came diced. It was by far the least interesting dish we were served. I chose the stone crab for my entree and was thrilled. Succulent and delicious. My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass with Miso glaze and bok choy and said he had never had better! Lyonaise potatoes and grilled asparagus were plentiful portions which were perfectly cooked. Our friends finished their meal with a slice of key lime pie and because it was their first visit and that's Joe's signature dessert, it was on the house.
A delightful evening with excellent seafood! Joe's is the place!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA pleasant surpriseA friend recommendation turned out a pleasant time to stay with my family. First time in Chicago and the place represents the spirit of the city. Vibrant, sofisticated, beautiful. High quality food and very good wines.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Evening in ChicagoIt was the best choice to start our Chicago experience in this overwhelming restaurant. Excellent food, brilliant service,best athmosphere. We thought to be back in the roaring 20th,like beeing in a movie5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGo Oz!A fantastic meal of stone crab, king crab, and Halibut, made doubly enjoyable by our wonderful host and waiter, Oz. truly a wonderful dining experience.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place definitely hasThis place definitely has some of the best stone crabs one can have in Chicago.
The bone in ribeye steak was absolutely delicious.
Will definitely come back and try more stuff on
the menu.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways go to Joe's for theAlways go to Joe's for the stone crab, and it doesn't disappoint. Everything else on the menu that we tried was equally delicious. Pricey menu but worth it for the quality.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways, always good!!We have been to Joe's many many times and every time - they deliver!! We enjoy eating at Joe's and they're great w/the kids!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOOD, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE!GREAT, DELICIOUSLY WONDERFUL FOOD, IN HEARTY PORTIONS. THE EXPERIENCE IS COMPLETED BY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY SERVICE! MAKE SURE TO TRY THE TEMPURA LOBSTER TAILS AND JOES ALL GREENS SALAD, THE PEELED , MARINATED TOMATOS, IN THE SALAD, WERE TRULY AMAZING, PACKED WITH FLAVOR! WOW! THEN TOP IT OFF WITH CHOCOLATE FUDGE PIE! YOU WILL BE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS!
THEN GO DO ZUMBA!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day DinnerIn the main dining room, space was tight. Expected on Mothers Day, but awkward for the server John... But, he was fantastic.
Had small kids with us & he was kind and patient with / to them.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood at its bestWhile the steak was very good, there are alot of steakhouses in Chicago which doesn't realy make it stand out. But thir seafood is a must. Anything in the menu that is seafood is delicious. Especially the stone crabs, they are a MUST!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but not greatJoe's is a very good restaurant, but this time, the food was not as good as it usually is. usually the steaks here are outstanding, but this time, my ribeye was only good. The taste wasn't as good as previous times; maybe it was because I am used to greatness here. Definitely a good restaurant, but it wasn't excellent like it has been in the past.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, great foodI loved the place, very near to the "magnificent mile" Michigan Avenue. You enter in a real bar, previous to the sober, large, nice decorated and high ceiling dining room. Food was excellent, don't miss the stone crabs, but every dish proposed is worth trying it.
bon appétit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an extremely enjoyableWe had an extremely enjoyable Mother's day brunch at Joe's. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Mother's Day MainstayWe take Mom here every year for Mother's Day. The experience is always awesome. My favorite steakhouse for sure. I've never gotten anything bad off the menu. And the desserts are top notch as well.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best steaks I haveOne of the best steaks I have ever had! Service was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Service and Amazing FoodI have visited the Miami location and the Chicago location equals and in some cases, exceeds the original.
The server was wonderful and very informative. Never hovering, never rushing, just great friendly service.
The food is amazing and fresh, well prepared and simple. Don't hide the flavor of such fresh seafood with sauces and add-ons. We enjoyed the stone crabs and if you enjoy it, try the Crab Bisque. It is amazing.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial placeWe've been here before and came back because we loved it so much the last time. We were again very happy with everything. We had a great waiter and our food was wonderful. We especially liked the dover sole with a brown butter sauce that was to die for. The mashed potatoes are awesome. We would come back here again and again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Best I have had in Chicago for seafood A memorable dinner we hope to repeat soon5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service, seafood & atmosphereWe had a fabulous dinner, great service and lovely ambience. Since it was my birthday, I splurged once again on the amazing coconut cream pie! Thank you to Joe's for always making dinner special.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came on a weekday for anWe came on a weekday for an early Mother's Day celebration. The service was very professional and the plates were all done very well.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consistently excellentAlways consistently excellent in all aspects. One of our favorite go to restaurants. Never disappointed and never leave hungry. Personnel always pleasant and eager to please. Love it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI never write reviews, butI never write reviews, but took a moment for this one... Food and service were exceptional!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWowedThis is a great place for any occasion. They have fantastic fish, and steaks, the wine list has a super selection for all palettes and desserts should be ordered even if you are full. The service is second to none. Loved our server. Service is not stiff and our guy was so helpful. We were treated like superstars. Thanks again for a wonderful meal!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious food!This is by far one of my favorite restaurants! I have been here many times and even to the Miami location and have never left unsatisfied! The steaks are melt in your mouth good. I also had the coconut creme pie which was also good. I would highly reccomend this restaurant. We went there with our 8 month old son and they were very accomodating with high chairs and it was kid friendly! We will be going back again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazingI ordered surf and turf. The steak was cooked perfectly as I'd asked for it to be. The lobster was well presented and easy to extract from the shell. The service was very attentive and we actually changed the number or people in our reservation and the restaurant was very accommodating. The knowledge of the wines was impressive and good suggestions were made on the type of wine we liked which would also compliment the food. Would also recommend the pudding!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome food!!!!!Food was awesome!!! Waiter, not so much. We waited over 20 minutes just to order our food.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAverage meal - above average priceWhile the service we got was excellent the food was just average. I ordered the salmon and my wife ordered the Crab Claws. The salmon piece was small and undercooked. According to the chef - "that is the way this fish is served". I sent it back and it returned more cooked but still underdone. My wife enjoyed her Crab Claws. We ordered desert - Chocolate Pie and Key Lime pie. Both were outstanding!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday dinner at Joe'sI took my husband to Joe's for his birthday - he ordered the aged ribeye and I ordered the New York strip steak. They were perfectly cooked to order, extremely juicy, seasoned well, and still hot when they arrived at the table. The sides and appetizers were amazing - grilled asparagus, Jennie's potatoes (highly recommended), a cup of crab bisque and lump crab cake. Our server was attentive with drinks and suggestions, but still left us alone enough to eat in peace without being bothered every 5 minutes.
Side note - this place warrants more than casual dress. Some patrons strolled in with jeans and a t-shirt, while the servers are dressed in formal black uniform. Your server shouldn't be dressed better than you, so wear something nice!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in ChicagoThis is my husband's and mine all time favorite restaurant. We eat at Joe's for every special occassion.The food is fantastic as is the service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to EatMenu is superb. Wine list is huge. Great place for seafood & steak.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Review for Good ReasonI had read consistently great reviews for Joe's and it didn't fail to live up to those in our first visit either. Stone crabs were delectable and worth the cost. Steak has to be among the best in the city. Service was impeccable. The best thing about Joe's is that you get top notch food and service without the pretentiousness of other restaurants of the same caliber. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT Food & ServiceThis food experience deserves more than 5 stars. The petite filet mignon and king crab were absolutely the best I have had! You did not have to work for the crab meat which is always an annoyance when ordering crab. My husband ordered the filet and lobster which was also divine. We shared the Mac & cheese - I sooo wish I could cook Mac & cheese like that! Although we did not have much room for dessert, we decided to order one and share but our server suggested ordering two different halves of one piece. I requested the coconut cream pie while my husband ordered the peanut butter pie, and since it was our first visit to Joe's, they brought us a slice of their popular key lime pie - HOLY SMOKES ! All three samplings were sinful!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely for StonersStone crabs and hash browns are the reason to go to Joe's. The crabs are the best, the hash is special, and oh yes the Martinis are quite good. Great place to take friends to impress w quality food , friendly service, and a decor from back in the day.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMbusiness dinnerIn town for a conference and took a couple clients. The waite staff is very attentive, the food excellent, the drinks well prepared and the wine list extensive. Our group selected different drinks so I chose wine by the glass and had a heavenly Pinot Noir. Typical of this type establishment you pay a premium and we got premium. I'll go back when in Chicago again.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMJoe's Seafood was great.Joe's Seafood was great. The combination of an outstanding main course (T-bone Halibut with pepper sauce) and great service made our evening dinner a memorable occasion.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner at Joe'sHad a great dinner at Joe's for our anniversary. Glad we had $200 in Lettuce gift cards, because the grand total for the evening was $335! The fish is incredibly fresh, but be prepared for a very simple presentation.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodGreat service, great food and great location. The food was outstanding. Fresh fish. It's a big crowded when you go into the resturant. Make sure to make a reservation as the place is always busy. Saw the Chicago Bulls team there and it was nice to see them as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM