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
181 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (114)romantic (87)neighborhood gem (68)notable wine list (56)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (36)great for lunch (26)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • An absolute favorite!
    G3smomVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is one of my favorite all time restaurants. I've been coming here with friends and colleagues for over ten years. It's perfect to treat out of town guests to unique cute of quality Chicago steak. Everything is good but my favorite is the tuna. Will keep going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NSubFoodExpert
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is OUTSTANDING ...... Very consistent at being awesome food .....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kell
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food if you don't mind sharing personal space with every one else there
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    RedinkVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I had dinner here with three business associates. The restaurant was exactly what was needed for dinner. The food was excellent and there are enough choices to make anyone happy. While being an excellent steakhouse, the other choice, pasta, seafood and salad will make anyone happy. The wine list is very good and there are some excellent wines at reasonable prices. Well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    sw821
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We took out of town guests here again, and it was equally as good as the first time. The menu has a nice variety to meet the needs of various preferences. The food was once again outstanding as was the service. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Average Service
    MateoVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant had pretty decent food, mediocre service, and overall average execution. You can tell a striking difference between this steakhouse and a Mastro's or Benny's Chophouse. The bus boys wander aimless through the restaurant, with waters unfilled. When people leave their tables, their napkins go unfolded. This is your neighborhood steakhouse. The prices need to be adjusted down 10% to compensate for this difference. The food was solid. The steak seemed of a choice cut, rather than a prime cut.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10/8/2014
    DanoverVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had a surprise guest for lunch and we both like the crab cake sandwiches....great overall choice for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We Love Kinzie
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I have been coming here for 14 years. The staff makes us feel like family. We bring our children with us too from time to time. We could not imagine celebrating our anniversary with anyone else except our friends at Kinzie! They are very responsive to feedback. The owner Susan is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Tmcubbies
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've gone to Kinzie Chophouse many times now, especially when family comes to town. Many of them love a good steak and Kinzie never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTableBDFVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We went in with a larger family group of nine who was in town for a family wedding and had a great experience. The food was great, the waitstaff dealt with people arriving late. Of course the bill was high, but reasonable for a downtown Chicago restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steaks
    Flyoverfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    When a restaurant dubs itself a "chophouse" you expect great cuts of meat and the Kinzie Chophouse did not disappoint. Took a client here for dinner and we were all pleased. Highly recommend the Mac and Cheese as a side dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Par Excellence
    Boca54
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were a group of 7 and all the food was timely and Delicious. Everyone's meal was cooked right, great quality and we all went home full and happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best kept secret in river north
    Enoclaf
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I hate to write a review, because I Want to get in each time I am in the city! Always get the Lamb Chops, Brussels Sprouts, and some calamari. I love this spot. Noticed that five other tables were people I knew. I should STOP spreading the word! My Dates steak was the best she ever had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great !
    Jryan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I kept adding to the reservation. We went from 6 to 12 to 16 to 18 to 22. Leah the manager on duty was fantastic. She came over to check on us. We had two servers. One was great. A few of our guests commented that one of our servers was 'forceful'. I actually appreciated that he let us know his favorites and least favorites. Great wine. Great steak education. Great apps. Avoid the bacon mashed potatoes. They sounded better than they were. The other sides were great. Amazing Tollhouse cookie dessert. I will definitely bring my out of town guests again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food and ambiance... Leah was very attentive to my requests and I was pleased withher professionalism.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummm
    Obliviousbill
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It's all about the meat. Excellent bone in ribeye. The cook on the steak was outstanding as I like it rare to blue rare. Sides are little lacking. They should expand the wine list and add Grappa as this is an Italian based steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sevice cound be better
    SouthlooperVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Hot meat served on cool plates causing food to cool even faster, wine nicely decanted, but we wound up pouring our own wine as the server was overloaded. In general, we found ourselves waiting a lot for the server, otherwise a great place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    LocalNeighbor
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Reasonably priced for sandwiches and salads. Prices are what you'd expect for steaks etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steakhouse ever
    KinzieLove
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I love coming to Kinzie's ,this is about my sixth time and they never let me down. Waiting never!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Delicious food and great service. Drinks are on the pricey side, which can inflate the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've been in the restaurant industry for over 9 years now, so I know great service when I see it, or lack thereof. Our server stood at the POS and stared at my date & I for about 10 minutes before coming to our table. Had to ask for a glass of water 3 times before I got it, while others had water and bread delivered as soon as they sat down (we didn't get bread either). Our server spent a lot more time with his other tables whom were all clothed in buisness suits. I think he was a little "leery" of my date and I because we are young (25) and I think he thought we couldn't afford anything on the menu. That's REALLY OFFENSIVE. we expect the same service as everyone else. Server was tall, mid 30s-40s, Glasses-never gave his name. Food was👍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Va2DcVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I made reservations for our anniversary dinner. We were visiting Chicago for the first time. Everything tasted excellent. I had the halibut and he had the prime rib. Our sides were very tasty as well, Brussels sprouts and Bleu cheese au gratin potatoes. Would definitely recommend it to locals or if you're visiting from out of town. It was a very intimate restaurant. Small but perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad from the beginning
    JAW1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Restaurant was running way late upon arrival. The table was 30 min late. It took another 15 for the waiter to show up, and no food arrived for another 45 min. We were ready to leave and were asked by the manager to stay. They rushed our food out which was clearly undercooked. I took two bites and discover a steak tartar rather than the medium rare I had ordered. I asked for our check, paid, and left I could go on, but do not have enough space to finish the story. We were told that the owner would be reaching out to us to "make it right." Two days later we have heard nothing. We had heard great things about Kinzie's? Perhaps we caught them on a bad night or they have outgrown their capacity? Either way we will not be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
    RSinNY
    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
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    • 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.