Mike Ditka's - Chicago
Great restaurant.The food is amazing and service is first class. Portions are large so bring an appetite. We even saw Coach Ditka. Highly recommend this place.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDitka's is the real SteakhouseMy group has eaten at many Of Chicago's great Steakhouses but Ditka's is the real deal. From the calamari that is absolutely fresh to the shrimp cocktail to the sides. The food is on it.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOOD - GREAT SERVICE!Great Service! Attentive Waitstaff! Friendly and uplifting! and the BEST FOOD in the CITY!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING!!!Dined here on our second night in Chicago! The dinner was absolutely fantastic!
Craig was our waiter and he was such a delight! My husband loved all of the sports memorabilia!
Would dine here again in a second!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch for a great priceI was thoroughly impressed. The food and service was excellent. I enjoyed the Ribs which were some of the best I ever had. The Crab Bisque was outstanding. I'll for sure go back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Sunday brunch at Ditka'sOur Sunday brunch at Ditka's was excellent. We were very well taken care of and food was very good. Several of us had omlettes which we all enjoyed. Waiter was courteous, helpful and anxious to please.
I look forward to going again.
M-5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDa Chops!My mom was craving pork chops and we all got Da Chops. They did not disappoint! So glad we celebrated Mother's day here. Excellent food and service (Raphael was awesome). We will definitely be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, so many options!Great food, so many options! The service was impeccable. My grandpa was in a wheelchair and the restaurant was so accomodating! We really appreciate it!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCoach has a great play!We pass through Chicago once or twice a year and always schedule a dinner at Ditka's. Excellent food, great service, andgreat s atmosphere. Only 1/2 block off of MagMile so easy reach from any hotel.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great atmosphere!Great food and great atmosphere! I enjoyed the memorabilia.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantWe have been to Ditka's at least 3 times before and each time has been wonderful. Three people in our party of four ordered the meatloaf because it is so good! The food and portions are excellent.- there are always leftovers for the next day! The atmosphere is lively. The prices are reasonable considering the portion size. We will definitely go back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Kind of TownWe were visiting our son, and playing the tourist. Great time - Chicago is our kind of town! Ditkas was a surprise, very cool, hopping restaurant. Be prepared to spend $$$$. The food was great. And - the singer added to the atmosphere. He sang all those old time gangster songs. A little cheezy but worked that night. Could have been the wine. Go there and enjoy!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceI travel for work and eat out every week all over the country. Ditkas made a night on the road feel like home. From the nice greeting when I walked in to the fantastic service it was a great experience. The Ditka team of employees works so well together it was very impressive. I will spread the word to friends and colleagues about the excellence I experienced at Ditkas!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Memorabilia, good food ... and we even got to meet the Coach!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational Sensory Experience!My wife and I were in Chicago for a conference and just looking for a decent place for dinner. We ended up having the best night out we've had in 10 years. The food was exceptional - best steak I've ever had and the chocolate cake was incredible. We also were seated a few tables from Mike Ditka's table. I did not want to bother him, but my wife asked him if it was ok to take a picture and he was incredibly nice.
Turned out so good my wife actually was intimate with me the next morning, however, she kept calling me Mike?!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with my family forI went with my family for lunch on Saturday and it was wonderful. I had the Seared Tazmanian Salmon, first time having salmon at Ditka's and it was great. I had to share how absolutely wonderful it tasted. I can't wait to go back and try again!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMProfessional service and goodProfessional service and good food. Just what you want for an evening out.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time weThis was the first time we had eaten at Ditka's and the food was excellent. We were lucky to be there the same night that Mike Ditka was there and he was very kind to pose for pictures. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and the service was excellent! We can't wait to go back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTable next to Da Coach!We came in on a Saturday for an early dinner/late lunch. We asked for bar seating as we were a bit underdressed and don't generally like to sit in the more formal dining room if we can sit in the bar with some sports on TV.
They took us to the upstairs bar - and sat us next to Coach Ditka himself!
Dinner was great, food of the usual expected quality. Service was attentive and not over-bearing. Coach Ditka was very nice to the many people who stopped by asking to take photos with him.
It's not something we spring for every month, but a reliable higher end (but not exorbitantly-priced) steakhouse meal a 2-4 times a year.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. My wife and I went with another couple and we all got something different, and everything was great. The only downside was our service was a little slow. They weren't that busy, he just wasn't very good. The best part of our experience, besides the meal was that Mike Ditka was at the restaurant, and was very nice and gracious when we spoke with him. He was nice enough to allow us to have our picture taken with him. Overall, a great dining experience, and we'd recommend going.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDark and cozy.I LOVED "DA"Dark and cozy.I LOVED "DA" pork chop. It is the best ever.
Great wine, location and staff. Will go back!
Oh, and don't forget the banana cream pie.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my best birthday mealsOne of my best birthday meals ever! I had surf & turf (2-4 oz filets and lobster tail) and my wife had meatloaf. Both were fantastic. Hats off to our server, Kyle. Great recommendations and service!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delicious meal.We had a delicious meal. I had the Tomahawk Rib Eye Special and my wife enjoyed the Pork Chops. Our waiter Craig was terrific!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great experience!!Anther Great experience at Ditkas!! They served this Packer's fan like I was a bears fan. The only thing that would have made it better is if Iron Mike had been there to meet us.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had reservations at 7:45pmWe had reservations at 7:45pm on a Friday evening, we arrived right on time and our table was not ready. However, the Hostess was extremely nice and the lounge we waited in was very comfortable and relaxing. We were seated about 20 minutes late, but the wait was actually enjoyable. Our table service was excellent, very timely, efficient, not rushed, and the food - well absolutely outstanding.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place to eat in Chicago!This is a must if you go to Chicago! Great food, wonderful service, and the ambience is fun.Dinner was fantastic - the pork chop was perfection. Great cocktails and a very fine wine list. Sunday Brunch was excellent too. Eggs Benedict served three different ways. Very creative. Don't miss it!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything prepared as expected.Everything prepared as expected. Great bone in ribeye.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Husband and I were in ChicagoMy Husband and I were in Chicago for one day and wanted to try Ditka's ; the food was excellent , my Husband had the premium filet and said that it was so tender and flavorful , I orded Da Chop - sooo good and juicy ,not dry at all . The service was excellent , Rafael was very attentive and did a great job taking care of us . Highly recommend the Restaurant !!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectI took my wife there for her birthday and we had the best time. The staff were very attentive and we left feeling like a celebrity. Food anf soups were incredible. I reccomend the burgers. Also the bartender can make one mean bloody mary.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time aroundThe first time we ate at Ditka's everything was great except that the plates were picked up a little too quickly. Management responded to my complaint, and said they would discuss it with their staff. This time, I the pace was more leisurely. The same gentleman who bussed our table the first time was on our table again. He even asked if I was done before removing the plates. Since I am a somewhat slow eater, I really appreciated that he asked.
Once again, the food and service were great, as was the atmosphere. My husband and I split our salad, main course and dessert. The steak and lobster special was delicious. I would recommend Ditka's for everything from a nice night out to a business meeting.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMshould be a Chicago landmarkeach time I'm here I can't wait to come back! I had the pork chop as always and my date had a filet with crab cakes on it. she said it was the best meal she's ever had! I recommended this place to everyone!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStartuing with a very warmStartuing with a very warm greeting from Michale, and then the very good food, service and ambaince - a real value and dining pleasure! This is why Ditka's remains one of my very favorite restaurants!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time watchingWe had a wonderful time watching the game and eating a fabulous meal. The staff was very friendly and took great care of us. Excellent4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJust learned that Ditka'sJust learned that Ditka's is BYOB, so it was nice to bring a couple of bottles of our own wine, and no corkage fee! We had friends in from Switzerland, and they were impressed by the great music upstairs and the vibrant atmosphere.
Regrettably I suggested the prime rib for 2 of our guests, and each cut that was served contained approximately 40% fat.
One of our guests had "Da Porkchop" and said it was as good as the hype.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe slider combo was great.The slider combo was great. Great music, food, and atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic dinner!We had a fantastic dinner! Food was excellent! Service was impecabble and the sports memorabilia was awesome! Highly recommend Ditka's.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMloved the sports theme. Iloved the sports theme.
I had a sandwich . . . which is probably not the specialty. It was good.
Next time, I want the pork chop4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar service on special occasionI treated my aunt and uncle there on my aunts 70th birthday. They told me their experience was stellar!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat easter brunch, broadGreat easter brunch, broad selection, trays never empty, hustling group of servers and wait stafff, the coach should be proud3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what we were expecting!Great location, just a block from Water Tower. The restaurant was just what we were expecting: Lots of pictures and memorabilia on the walls, which are furnished in dark wood, and the food was outstanding. I had the prime filet, cooked exactly to my request: Medium rare, but on the rare side. My son's medium rare twin filets were correct as well, and his shrimp scampi was delicious. Our server, Kyle, was helpful, attentive without being overly so, and was very enthusiastic. I would definitely recommend Ditka's to others.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHas a rich warm feeling. TheHas a rich warm feeling. The two separate eating areas makes it a great place to either feel like a lounge or white table cloth dining. The pictures and painting make the whole atmosphere come alive with the heritage of the NFL and Chicago. The staff was very friendly. They even called me to confirm my reservation. Usually I would have to call. They keep your glass full and your table clean. I was craving the food for the weeks knowing we were going. It stood up to my expectations and I was full to the max but I kept wanting more.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of ChicagoI, personally, have eaten at least one meal every day for coming up on 4 years now. I've eaten all over the United States. This was THE best meal, best service, cleanest environment and nicest people I've ever had contact with. My chops were fantastic. My husband's filet was the MOST moist and tender ever. He's said he will never be able to order a steak and not compare it to this one. The banana cream pie was phenomenal. I will NEVER go back to Chicago without going here time and time again. AND it was walking distance from The Drake hotel.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Ditka's andFirst time at Ditka's and had a wonderful time. Took the family and the food was incredible. My daughter couldn't stop talking about the salmon. Great service too.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOn point steak house. DarkerOn point steak house. Darker room, NFL memorabilia, classic steak menu. Very nice wines.
Our waiter was fantastic, friendly, not pushy, very attentive.
Would return without hesitation in a city with many steakhouse alternatives.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food! Happy Upbeat Service!It was wonderful! Our reservation was not until 6:30 on a Sat. We arrived at 6:00 and were seated right away. The atmosphere was awesome. The Prime Filet Mignon was delicious. Not chewy at all just a really great steak! Everyone was friendly and happy! It made our last night in Chicago.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to entertain aGreat place to entertain a large group. The food was perfect for a Bull's pre game meal. The kids loved it. Great prices.
Staff was very nice, friendly. Thanks you . We will be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMribs are the best...Andy isribs are the best...Andy is a great server,we always request a table in his section..Can't find a thing to complain about...3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDitka's steaks are alwaysDitka's steaks are always cooked perfectly. Sides are large and meant to share. Salads are right size and right price. Martinis are old world. This is a great place - not just another steak place.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDitka's was a great meal allDitka's was a great meal all the way around. The food was phenominal and the service was friendly. What a great memory of our trip to Chicago!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an 8PM reservation.We had an 8PM reservation. When we arrived we were told they were running 15 minutes behind. After 40 min, we asked and were told they were setting the table up then. After another 10, we asked again and were told just a couple more minutes. In the end, we were seated one hour after our reservation. They did apologize and had 2 appetizers sent to our table immediately. Our server was great and the food was incredible!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM