Kinzie Chop House
Enjoyable dinnerThey pride themselves on their steaks and prime cuts which were delicious. The lobster was also very tasty. The service was really attentive as well. It's locally owned and not run by mega chain which was a positive to me. Overall our party of 4 had a really nice time and would return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Breeze From Open DoorsWonderful dinner, good service & nice wine list (1/2 price bottles on certain nights). We had the chophouse salad, filets medallions/rock shrimp with a cream sauce & buttered rum cheesecake for dessert. All the food was delicious. The cheesecake was one of the best desserts I have ever had! It was a nice evening out weather-wise so they had the doors wide open which provided a great little breeze. They validate parking for the lot across the street ($6 which is cheaper than the typical downtown valet parking). Will return for dinner soon.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFormula steak house with a twistBrussels Sprouts with bacon rather than broccoli, a few more cuts of steaks and not much in fish the place was formula steak house with a twist. Prices were a bit better than their competitors. Staff was reasonably attentive and very professional. My wife ordered a filet "medium" that came out very rare. Always ruins the dinner because one person is eating then one watches, reverse the scene. Was our anniversary and they made a fuss. Overall very good.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service!I was in Chicago for the weekend and chose to eat at Kinzie Chop House after reading a lot of great reviews. The restaurant definitely lived up to my expectations! I had a filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly, and was delicious! I felt that it was just as good as some of the steaks I have ordered at other well known, more expensive steakhouses in Chicago. The service was also great. Our waiter, Eric, was very fun, knowledgable, and attentive. I would recommend it and will absolutely return!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect as always. The staffPerfect as always. The staff knows us now as well so we actually got a nice dessert from them because we just got married. Way to go the extra mile!!!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it~We preferred to eat at a table in the bar area. The staff was very warm and friendly. The food was great. My friend got the chicken ($17) I had an expensive steak… both meals were delicious. I’d order the chicken if I get back to Chicago. Fabulous meal for the money.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FindBest steaks we've had in a long time and the onion rings are terrific. Can't wait to go back5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent. We will definitely be back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great Service Great PriWhen you compare Kinzie Chophouse to many of the fine steakhouse in Chicago it stands up quite well and it is slightly less expensive. We have dined at Flemings, Chicago Chophouse, Smith & Wollensky and others and I have to say that the food is just as good; the ambience is better; and the service is attentive but not obtrusive. Our filet mignons wer prepared perfectly. We enjoyed our evening at Kinzie Chophouse and you will too!
Aks for waiter "Jim." He is outstanding!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Great ServiceThe food on Saturday night was exceptional. The mushroom tart as an appetizer was wonderful. The waiter (Ahmad) was knowledgeable and attentive yet unobtrusive. It was a great evening.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGem in River NorthWe have great food every time we come here. This past time the pike was great. Wife loved the new CowGirl bone in ribeye. The cream corn with sausage was also super!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and foodWe went to Kinzie Chophouse this past Saturday. There were five of us. None of us ordered steak so I can't comment on that (we had a steak dinner the night before) but we all loved what we ordered. We got the pork chop, salmon, shrimp orzo, and the caesar salad. All were excellent and reasonably priced. We had a big comfy booth in the bar area. Our service was great and we all enjoyed every part of our dinner. I want to go back and try their steak. Would recommend to anyone even if you're not in a steak mood.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome steakThis place is just as good - if not better - than the other, overly popular Chicago steak restaurants, but minus the crowds/tourists. Definitely worth checking out for a nice steak dinner with excellent service and a more relaxed feel.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal!!!Celebrated Mother's Day dinner with my two lovely dates, my daughter and hubby. Our server, Jim, just made everything fabulous and we all had a wonderful dinner and had a great time before our show. I've always have enjoyed going to Kinzie's and so far it has been a great pleasure dining there. Thank you!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!Excellent food and extensive menu. It was my husband's birthday and the attentitive service we received was amazing! We will definitely recommend to all of our friends!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very, very good.Food was very, very good. Especially loved that the waiters were so very knowledgeable with all items on the menu. Explained all of their stek options and showed them to you before you placed your order. That was very helpful in making a decision. Would surely go there again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great ExperienceKinzie Chophouse ALWAYS does it right. We arrived after a matinee at the ballet, and wanted something special, and Kinzie (as always) came through. Spectacular service - I swear it's hard to beat them in this category. Great steak selection, creative sides and risottos, and all perfectly prepared - and fabulous desserts (the Pistachio Semiffredo is amazing). Never as miss. This has been one of our favorite places, and continues to be so.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Amad was exceptional!Great food. Amad was exceptional! Very attentive with out hovering.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have enjoyed the KinsieWe have enjoyed the Kinsie Chop House in the past when visiting Chicago. The food and service is very good. Although we are not steak eaters, there are many choices on the menu.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd visit to Kinzie ChopHouseA concierge had recommended this restaurant on an earlier visit to Chicago. We loved it then . . . so we went back. Excellent meal, excellent service again! Didn't remember this the first time, but our coffee at the end of the meal was terrific.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable experience overall--weAn enjoyable experience overall--went in not planning to order steak, but the education on the cuts provided by server was excellent, informed and instrumental in my ordering choice. Great wine suggestions, too. Overall a lovely, romantic evening.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to Eat!Great people,outstanding service and great food. Amad, our server, was a delight. Will definitely come back the next time I visit Chicagp4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food.Excellent service and food. I was there on a business dinner and appreciated that we were encouraged to take our time.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seared tunaThough this is a steakhouse, they make the best seared tuna served with a wonderful soy flavored sauce and fresh ginger. Definitely sushi quality tuna.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNondescript from the outside,Nondescript from the outside, but a nice atmosphere inside. A little on the crowded side (tables close together) but we were able to have a nice conversation without trouble.
I had the pork tenderloin which was very moist, well seasoned and quite a generous portion. My sister said her halibut was the best thing she had eaten during our three day trip to Chicago. My mother enjoyed her filet. The mushroom risotto was creamy and well seasoned and I could have made a meal out of the sauteed brussel sprouts! We ordered margaritas and vodka tonics - they were a little light on the alcohol, but when we mentioned this to our waiter, he promptly had new ones made. I wish we had tried desserts but we were too full!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood and quick service. VeryGood and quick service. Very romantic and dim feel to the restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and very attentiveExcellent and very attentive service from waitstaff. Took a group for bachelor party. Kinzie's was a little cheaper but more importantly we were able to get reservations only a few days before. Meat was very tasty and well cooked. 3 of my friends ordered the 48oz porterhouse and I figured that it would take forever but they were surprising fast and it was already cut off bone and ready to serve which was nice. Also cooked perfectly. Will be back again when I visit Chicago.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice steakhouseWe live close by and had walked by several times, and finally decided to give them a try. Our waiter was friendly and available, but not hovering,the menu good basic steakhouse and a nice wine list. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and like their sides of sauces you can have included with your steak. We'll be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMKinzie Chop House was amazing.Kinzie Chop House was amazing. The food and service was great. When I made the reservation I put that we preferred a booth and when we got seated we did get a booth. I already know what I want the next time we go there. Hope to be going back soon!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place- it's what a classicGreat place- it's what a classic Chicago steakhouse should be.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWas Great very pleased myWas Great very pleased my steak was cooked perfect4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT EXPERIENCEI heard of this restaurant from a friend that used to live in Chicago. It definitely lived up to all expectations! When I made the reservation online, it asks if there is anything I would like the restaurant to know about our visit. Since I was surprise my boyfriend of two years with a Chicago anniversary trip, I put in the restaurant notes that it was our anniversary. I honestly thought it didn't matter what I put in the notes, but after dinner, the server brought over a desert on the house. On the plate it red syrup, it read "Happy Anniversary." I thought it was the sweetest thing and it made my night. THANK YOU KINZIE CHOP HOUSE!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm sure on weeknights KinzieI'm sure on weeknights Kinzie Chop House is crawling with business people, but we came on a Saturday evening to a relaxed atmosphere. They are low on pretense, big on customer service, and, in comparison to both other classic Chicago steakhouses and newer hot spots in the restaurant scene, extremely well priced. Everything we ordered was delicious. Unfortunately I forgot our server's name, or I would totally plug him on here, because he was fantastic--helped us through the menu and customized our order no problem. It seems Kinzie Chop House's reputation as one of Chicago's best restaurants is well deserved.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time - I hadWe had a great time - I had a horserash-crusted filet with a whiskey peppercorn sauce that was delicious and tender, and my friend had the salmon and said it was very good. We thought it was a very nice meal and loved the decor, and we will definitly go back again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceNice atmosphere, great service, delicious food. The menu is reasonably priced unless you get a steak (which of course I did). There are a variety of sauces for the steaks, but in my opinion a $40 steak doesn't need its flavor diluted by sauces. I went with a group of four & everyone enjoyed their food.
My favorites: the bleu cheese potato gratin, mac & cheese, rum buttered cheesecake.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were visiting Chicago forWe were visiting Chicago for the weekend and made reservations for a Saturday night. Not only was the service excellent but the food was to die for! All of our steaks were cooked to perfection and the Blackened Scallops appetizer was outstanding! We will be coming back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was almost perfectGreat steaks. The service was superb. We had a 6 year old with us, and the waiter was appropriately attentive and tolerant of her request for more crayons. He described all the cuts of meat and suggested sauces to accompany them. Teenage daughter was sold when the waiter explained that the Kobe style Kinzie cut was unique to their restaurant. Husband settled on dry-aged delmonico. Both of them enjoyed their steaks very much. The stuffed potato was fabulous and so were the brussels sprouts. Desserts were reasonably-priced and delicious. The only reason that it was not perfect was the fish. Often, steak restaurants also have great seafood, but not here. The halibut was just ok. Not bad, but just ok.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff at Kinzie Chop HouseThe staff at Kinzie Chop House were amazing! Very attentive and helpful!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMKinzie Chop House was great.Kinzie Chop House was great. It was my first time there and the overall experience was wonderful. We went there for my boss's birthday who was in from out of town. My husband and I liked it so much, that we are going back there this Saturday for dinner.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to the hype. i wouldLived up to the hype. i would do it again food was great.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect mealKinzie Chop house is second to none, from the scallops to steaks, and even the meatloaf is a culinary treat. If you are willing to pay a little more for the perfect meal, put Kinzie on your "must try" list.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience!I brought my girlfriend here for a birthday dinner and it was a huge success! It was our first experience here and everything was top notch. The food was outstanding and cooked perfectly after we chose our steaks from an articulate and detailed description of each cut. The service was impeccable highlighted by our charismatic and knowledgeable waiter. Lastly the ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner for two - low, soft light, quiet music and appealing decor. Cheers to everyone involved, they helped make it a great evening! Thank you!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, and serviceFood was excellent, and service from Eric was great. One of our best meals in last several months.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMa bit more than casual.Food was amazing, service was great though it was a little bit more than just "casual" atmosphere.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI cannot say enough greatI cannot say enough great things about Kinzie Chop House. The ambiance was just perfect for a romatic night out. The entire staff was incredibly helpful and did so much to make our experience amazing. Drew our waiter was outstanding! The food was excellent. Seriously try the mac n cheese and all of the steaks were perfection. I really would recommend Kinzie Chop House to anyone.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. Little crampedExcellent. Little cramped but great service and great food.
A definite keeper for your Chicago best places list3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good; both steaksFood was very good; both steaks and seafood were cooked to the desired done-ness. Sides and salads were also well-prepared. I didn't love the chipotle mashed potatoes that were served with my fluke; i like chipotle and spicy food in general, but in this case the flavor overpowered the delicacy of the fish flavor so would definitely think about a substitute..3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want it all in Chicago...greIf you want it all in Chicago...great location, great food, great prices, really friendly people and a great bar this is it...even on a Friday in Lent, this is the place for great fish, oysters and salads...I had steak there the previous week and with the French Onion soup...what a delight. Highly recommend it as a go to place with a diverse menu and wonderful energy.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceWe had the usual steakhouse food. But what distinguished our visit was the server. He was very accommodating of our requests and was supportive of our desire to share food (I went with my wife), offering sharing plates.
When my steak came out too well done (I asked more medium rare and it was far into the medium territory), our waiter immediately volunteered to wrap up the over-cooked steak to go and bring another. When the properly cooked steak came, the waiter also gave me some more wine, since we ordered a pairing for a set menu.
The steak itself was tasty with a spicy and crunchy peppercorn crust and crunchy chunks of salt.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTried and True!I've been bringing friends and family to Kinzie Chop House since 1999 and it has never missed the mark! For my taste, it is the perfect combination of outstanding cuisine, coupled with atmosphere of casual, yet old-school elegance. Suit, business casual or even semi-casual, I never feel out of place. Same goes for the service. Whatever the occasion - business lunch, romantic dinner or boys night out - the staff always caters their service accordingly. Kinzie is my go-to steak house in Chicago and I hope it remains so for years to come.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM