Kinzie Chop House
Kinzie Chop House

Kinzie Chop House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kinziechophouse.com/
  • Phone: 3128220191x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Alvaro Zamuido & Jose Ramierez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private Dining Rooms Available! Contact: 312-329-9826

  • Special Events: 3 course Seasonal menu for $29.95 - Available Now!

    1/2 Priced bar menu appetizers with the purchase of a $3.50++ beverage Monday through Friday 4-6pm!!!! (Bar-Lounge and Patio only)

    1/2 Priced Bottles of wine Sunday - Tuesday with every 2 entrees purchased. Does not include our special selections, reserve or Napa Premier lists.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kinzie Street
  • Public Transit: Brown line - Merchandise Mart
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Self Parking in garage at MartParc Wells on the corner of Wells & Kinzie Streets. Validated down to $9 per car after 3pm for up to 5 hours. Must ask for voucher from server/manager/hostess for validation.
A word from Kinzie Chop House
This River North restaurant is well known for outstanding steaks, seafood, pasta, an extensive wine list & an excellent lunch menu. Kinzie Chophouse is a very popular place for business lunches, pre-theater diners, conventioneers & neighborhood regulars.

Four spacious rooms, including a bar, are outfitted with attractive & comfortable banquettes. Susan Frasca of Frasca Hospitality Group who purchased the restaurant in late 1998 has made some exciting changes to the menu, & received the Wine Spectator "Award Of Excellence" 10+ years in a row.

Private dining rooms are available - contact 312-329-9826 for more information.
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Kinzie Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)romantic (76)neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (54)notable wine list (48)good for groups (32)great for lunch (27)great for outdoor dining (14)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • BarC
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Serving a great steak is not hard to do with the proper cut and temperature, yet so few places can get it right. Kinzie Chop House is one of those places.....maybe one of the best of the best. I split the 14 oz. Delmonico and the Brussel sprouts with my dining partner and neither of us were disappointed nor were we left hungry. The steak was perfectly prepared. We did opt for dessert to cap off the night. Good thing we went there for the steak and not the dessert. Service was good throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service was awesome from the minute we walked in. We had reservations for 6:00 and were seated immediately and waited on promptly. Food came out within 20 minutes at most and was awesome! Would highly recommend for any time and occasion. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    missyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service was great. Food was fabulous. I had the salad with warm goat cheese and added salmon. Fabulous! Very reasonably priced, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    NomnomnomVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Walking in the door, we were told that the restaurant was running 5-10 minutes behind and that we could wait in the lounge/bar. We headed to the bar where we sat and waited for 15 minutes. I am not the type of customer to voice my complaints, but at this point, I simply figured that I would never be back. Fortunately, the manager was very apologetic and provided a complimentary appetizer as a gesture of goodwill even though we hadn’t said anything about the wait. Our server was then very personal and engaging and provided a great experience for our dinner. The food was executed very well and the wine list was reasonably price. Overall, I would say that their service recovery was impressive and thus reflected in my score.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great find, food and service were great, not overly priced and most importantly you could have a conversatio at your table, not typical Chicago restaurant where the noise level is loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • River North Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Kinzie's Chop House is a deliciously consistent restaurant. Very reasonably priced, great customer service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I hadn't been to Kinzie Chop House for about 20 years. What a difference the current place is from the original. Much improved. The food is still the same excellent steak house that it was famous for, but the ambiance is totally different - much improved! The service was also excellent and fun. We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Made reservations based on many positive Open Table reviews. Our waiter was less than attentive, somewhat aloof, and even slightly uppity (I know it sounds an odd combo). Had a KC Chop, overdone and not a great piece of meat, very sinewed. The manager did make an unsolicited visit to the table to see if I wanted a new steak (which was nice). Had a baked potato as well, which was cold and underdone. Overall, would not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We visited Kinzie Chop House based on a recommendation from some local professionals. We were absolutely delighted with the experience, food and ambiance. And a terrific, comprehensive wine menu - we found a Bordeaux from Medoc that was perfect with our amazing 12oz Filet Mignon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Time Charm, Awesome Steaks
    CarloVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    You WANT a place like this when you got to Chicago. Martini's made perfectly, Waiters/Waitresses in tuxes, White table cloths, incredible wine list, big fat juicy steaks. This is a flashback of what steak houses used to look like before the chains took them over. I love the location, next to the Merchandise Mart. I love the wait staff, so friendly, we were actually having life discussions with each other, and the food cooked so perfectly my mouth is watering just typing this. This is Steak. This is Chicago. Please, NEVER CHANGE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kinzie Chop was a great find
    JenninOhio
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were looking for a change of pace to celebrate our anniversary. We had excellent meals the day before at local spots but wanted a steakhouse with good reviews. We were not looking for a view, we were not looking for a hot spot. We were looking for excellent food and found it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    judasdeth
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great, the staff was very courteous and helpful, basically this place is perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our waiter, George, made the evening outstanding. Steaks were excellent, halibut delicious, altogether a wonderful family evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    RDine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We just found this restaurant on open table and thought we would try it. We were not disappointed. Food was great, service was great and we had a wonderful time. Atmosphere was just perfect. Not noise, but not dead. Would go back, the next time we are in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Restaurant
    Franny32
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went to Kinzie Chophouse for our anniversary. Our waiter was super friendly and courtesy. The food was great and because we went on a Wednesday, it wasn't too busy and it was quiet. There wasn't a thing we ordered that we didn't like. We are definitely planning to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 21st Birthday Celebration
    hillarylake
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I brought my family to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. My son, who can be quite the restaurant critic, said he had nothing bad to say and everything was great...the only complaint he had later was that the chocolate cake (which was complimentary for his birthday thank you Kinzie) was too small. He ate the Tomahawk steak for his dinner, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Everything was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak!
    DeliciousDish
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a terrific experience at Kinzie Chophouse. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but is tastefully decorated inside. Our server was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the menu and answered any questions we had, made us feel welcome. Food was fantastic, steaks were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Lori
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had an awesome experience at Kinzie! We had cocktails at the bar before dinner. Once we were seated at our table our waiter provided excellent service explaining in detail their steak choices by bringing out samples of each steak. He provided his recommendations. I had the cowgirl steak and it was delicious. Others in our party had the filet which they said was delicious as well. We had the side of mac n cheese which was very good. I highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely go there again next time I am in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service with meat options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was great! I knew the server was training someone and did a great job balancing serving and training. The meat presentation was amazing. I would highly recommend for meat lovers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for our anniversary!
    Mark
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We recently celebrated our anniversary in Chicago and were so lucky that the hotel recommended Kinzie Chop House as the restaurant for our fancy dinner. Food was spot on perfect. Wine list was extensive and the wines we had were very good. Wait staff was very knowledgabe and is a credit to the restaurant. Will definitely return on our next trip to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Steaks!
    niki
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    In a city like Chicago, Steakhouses all seem to blend together. This one will forever standout in my mind. The most flavorful steak I've had in a long time. Our waiter thoroughly explained the menu and what each steak entailed. My husband had the Kansas City Strip steak and I had the Ribeye Filet. Both steaks were perfectly cooked and beyond flavorful. I almost don't want to share this review because this restaurant is like our new secret in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Gumbo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a nice local steakhouse with great service! The side of cream corn sausage was an excellent compliment to the juicy pork chop. My wife enjoyed her filet as well! Most elements of the meal were very good to excellent and the only things keeping this from 5 stars were the "trendy" mixed bread basket and ordinary salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fantastic meal
    Michiganderinchicgo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was one of the best meals my husband and I have ever had in Chicago. The food was unbelievably good. We highly recommend the blackened scallops appetizer....absolutely delicious! The service was exceptional. The servers where extremely knowledgable and attentive without being intrusive. We are looking forward to our next meal there!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In from LA
    LEBa
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Enjoyed all are steaks. Will return to try a few more varieties.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This place is a must-visit for Chicago steakhouses. Love the setting, food , and service. Definitely a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Tennisandfoodlover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Loved the service, food and ambience. Favorite restaurant during visit in Chicago. Service was attentive without being overbearing, dining room had an intimate and modern feel, and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothanks
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    great food, great service. cost was a little on the expensive side. steaks were very, very good. desert was good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Steaks were amazing and service was phenomenal. Attentive and helpful with the different steak options and sides.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    fooddiva
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I used to frequent Kinzie Chop House on a fairly regular basis but relocation meant I didn't get there as often. It had been almost a year until this recent visit and I'm happy to say it was as wonderful as ever. The staff is accommodating and the food superb, just as I remembered. Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night!
    VisitingChicago
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    While visiting Chicago, my husband and I found Kinzie Chop House while exploring the city. We decided to enjoy a nice dinner our last night in town and booked a reservation on open table. When we arrived, we were greeted immediately and shown to our table. All staff we interacted with were very pleasent and attentive to our needs. Waiter was extremely knowledgable of steak selection and other menu items. The ambiance was great and meal/drinks were very much enjoyed! Perfect date night!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Gem
    Archie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Unlike the Bessemer Blast Furnace Steak places of recent times, this quiet gem is cozy, competent and compact. Service is well paced, steaks and all the food is perfect and the wine list is complete with out being over the top. A great find for couples up to may be 10 people. You can actually talk to each other without shouting. Love the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Fav Steak and Chops
    TheRuch
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From the amazing happy hours to the scrumptious dinner options as well as special occasion dining, you can't go wrong. In the hear of River North and accessible commute and parking options and parking validation! Eat your hearts out, the portion sizes equate what you are dishing from your wallet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coming for Years
    MVPPHD
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have been coming to Kinzie since 2000 off and on. It is one of my favorite restaurants. Everything from the services, food, and backdrop is ideal for a first date, meeting a client, or hanging out with your friends. Try the blackened sea scallops, or the chicken pot pie, or simply one of the steaks. LOVE THE STEAKS. Dry aged stakes cooked perfectly is the biggest difference between a restaurant with quality and one that sets the standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    painterman
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Kinzie Chophouse. The food was outstanding. What made the evening over the top amazing was our server Jerry! He was very knowledgeable about the menu bother food and drinks! I will go back when in Chicago and would highly recommend other check this place out, ask for Jerry to be your server :-)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Kurt
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Kinzie's is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. As usual the entire ecperience was wonderful and the food was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    MikielikesitVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The lunch was perfect. They altered the ordered items to our specifications
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    skip2
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was delicious. The restaurant had a nice ambience. You could actually carry on a conversation without shouting! Had a wonderful, friendly waiter! Enjoyed our experience. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Chicago Steakhouse
    NorrinRaddical
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had a great experience at the Kinzie Chop House. This was the perfect place to take my out of town family for a nice meal. We had a wonderful server. He was very informative, attentive to our needs, had a great sense of humor and was able to carry a conversation with my very talkative family. Our steaks were cooked to our specifications and were very good. We had a table near a window, but my one issue with the experience was that the seating was a bit cramped and the table was a little small.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    jlyung62
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Thsi is one of our favorite places to dine in the city. Very nice surroundings. Very broad menu and wine list for a steak house. So many great options beyond their wonderful steaks. Easy to accomodate a broad range of palates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Size
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our first time here and we loved it. We definitely wanna come back. The food was PERFECT! And they gave me an amazing birthday treat unexpected! My only complaint is how small the space is. We kept running into people. And the bathroom was even smaller.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.