Excellent steaks- even the
Excellent steaks- even the petite filet was a generous size.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Went for dinner during a trade
Went for dinner during a trade show. Didn't know this restaurant but was close to my hotel so have it a shot. One of the best steaks I've had in Chicago and I am there often. Fairly priced unlike some of the more famous ones but the food is as good if not better. Service was attentive, ambiance nice and not too noisy. I will go back.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meatloaf meal my daughter
The meatloaf meal my daughter and I ordered was very good. But, my husband did not care too much for the steak he ordered. We were there for lunch before heading to the broadway show across the street. The waiter was good but he did not come back to ask us if we needed anything. We had to get his attention. Overall, it was very good considering it was our first time dining there. I would recommend this restaurant to others. Thank you.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been going to the
We have been going to the Saloon for YEARS when college roommates do girls weekend in Chicago. Never disappointed!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a group of 7 which
We had a group of 7 which they easily accommodated. The drinks were great and the food was excellent! No one in the group was disappointed with their choice. Dessert was a bit lack luster, but overall a terrific night out!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I thought the food was certainly
I thought the food was certainly of good quality. My only gripe was the price for what you get. I had a very good surf and turf entre. I'm not sure it was worth the $95 I was charged. Admittedly, I'm at fault for not asking about "the market" price. Our waiter was very knowledgable and attentive. Overall, we enjoyed the meal but please be prepared to spend more than you think!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family and I enjoyed ourselves
My family and I enjoyed ourselves at The Saloon.We will definitely return.The service
was great,and we also enjoyed the music and food too!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always delicious! Richard,
Always delicious! Richard, our server, is the best ever. And the ambiance can't be beat. Still our favorite steakhouse in Chicago!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice steakhouse with a varied
A nice steakhouse with a varied menu and attentive service
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saloon is a local neighborhood Gem
The Saloon steakhouse again met all of our expectations for great food and outstanding personalized serivce. Great bartender and excellent wine selections completes the full dining experience for a romantic evening. Highly recomended.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great. They have
The food was great. They have a great wine list. Our waiter was enjoyable.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot downtown
We did not find a boisterous crowd, which was great. Other steakhouses were much busier, this one was off a side street just a few blocks from the Hancock building. Great steaks, very good wine list with good staff recommendations.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Off the beaten path gem
Great steaks and seafood. It is not the easiest place to find. The lobster Mac n cheese was top notch! Great flavor and care went into our meal. We will be back.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
You get what you pay for...
Expensive, but you get what you pay for, melt in your mouth steaks! The restaurant inside was clean, and nice. The service was OUTSTANDING, not overbearing, but had everything you needed in a flash without requiring to ask for anything. Was a little loud, but the quality of food and service balanced it out.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The bison steak, which I expected
The bison steak, which I expected to be very lean, was rather fatty. Otherwise, the food was great, the service was excellent, and the prices were high. Friendly, competent , service and good food at a fabulous location.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem!
One of our favorite steakhouses in the city and we have tried all of the big names. This is the one that we keep coming back to for consistently great service and meals!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meat as good as State St + no wait
Neighborhood residents know to frequent this wonderful restaurant whose staff is consistently knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The fillet is every bit as good as well-known State and Rush street steak houses just 3 blocks west, but more intimate and quieter, without the hour-long wait. My favorite dishes are the encrusted fillet medallions and the Mediterranean Chicken, and I love the house salad.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to the Saloon regularly not just for the great food but the ambiance. When couples go out to dinner, they want to talk and they want a pleasant view. The restaurant was empty when we walked in and the hostess took us to the worst table in the house -- facing the kitchen door. We declined and asked for another both. We watched her walk every couple to that table, they all declined, until two businessmen arrived and agreed to be seated facing the kitchen door. Why does the hostess try to seat the first couple at the worse table in the house? Can anyone help me understand this mystery?
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
good and reaasonble
I never miss visiting SALOON every time when I happend in Chicago from Japan.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great classic Chicago Steakhouse.
Great classic Chicago Steakhouse. Cozy, clubby atmosphere, great steaks and all the trimmings as you would expect.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived early for our reservatio
We arrived early for our reservation, were seating immediately. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the side dishes were tasty. The filet was awesome and the Steak Diane melted in your mouth. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been going there for over
Been going there for over 20 years every time we're in Chicago. This time due to diet restraints we special ordered and changed their standard menu and our server and the chef were more than accommodating. It was excellent as usual.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites...a go
One of our favorites...a go to for a special occasion!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a wonderful place to
Just a wonderful place to go for a nice meal and drinks - lunch or dinner - always great food and excellent service.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Classic Steak House
We had gone there several years ago and had not been back for about 10 years because we had not been back for whatever reason. We were glad to see that the restaurant is still very popular and the food was still fabulous. We had a nice friendly waiter, our only negative is that there was a long wait between courses.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
first visit to Chicago.....
feel very fortunate to have found the Saloon Steakhouse....wonderful food, service.....will definitely return
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steaks are the best! They even offer bone-in fillet. Got a Cabernet , half-price that night, that was delicious.
No view but attractive decor, a rich comfortable environment. Good sound buffers, generous table size for two.
The service is usually excellent but I don' understand their obvious policy of removing their delicious crusty bread the moment you finish your salad/soup. Who doesn't want a little bread with their steak? It also makes you feel rushed even before the entree ! We asked it to be returned and got a "look" but they did it.
They also have fish, most with serious treatment. We like simply baked or sautéed --I haven't asked if they would do a special order.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is just plain great! Excellent bar, low key ambience, wonderful food and wine, and a very helpful staff. We've been here many times and it never disappoints! A true Mile North Gem! Thanks for another wonderful dining experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steaks and Burger
The steaks are fantastic, but if you want the best burger in the city, have the Saloon Burger!! It's the best and the fries are homemade and delicious. The service is impeccable and if you save room for dessert, try the brownie sundae or key lime pie.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the meal was good,
Overall the meal was good, however, the pork chop I had was a little tuff, it could have been tenderized better. Service was excellent. The other persons in my party would satisfied and had excellent meals. I would try it again.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden steakhouse Gem
Had a great meal, and as a real plus for a female business traveler, they had a small serving steak selection with potatoes and vegetable together! Steak was cooked well with a demi glace and blue cheese topping! I was very pleased and will be back. Nice clubby old world feel.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We finally tried Saloon Steakhouse. It is a lovely restaurant! Food was excellent and service was attentive, helpful and just outstanding (Richard was our waiter). It is next to the lobby of the Seneca Hotel and it doesn't seem to receive much fanfare. Masculine, clubby decor with romantic lighting. My husband and I shared the bone in filet (great flavor) and a salad, along with excellent creamed spinach. Highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic date or for groups.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I split
My girlfriend and I split the Kansas City steak...........it was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Twice baked potato.....amazing.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mike is a great waiter. The
Mike is a great waiter. The visit from the General Manager to ensure customer satisfaction was a nice touch, too. Always a great time at this restaurant.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great meal
I have recently had 2 solo meals at this restaurant while on a visit to Chicago. The ambience is excellent for the individual diner with a modest noise level, ample space and very attentive staff. The menu is fairly traditional but this was what I wanted. It is not cheap but the quality is high and I felt very comfortable on both occasions. Thoroughly recommended.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is good...... - Daily
Food is good...... - Daily special chilian sea bass with tomatoe jam was lucioous! Servicers are all so sweet and eager to please. Great go-to neighborhood dining room & bar.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a friend visiting Chicago at the last minute on a Friday and couldn't get a reservation at the places I usually go, such as Gibson's, Erie or Rosebud. Saloon Steakhouse was a great find. It's a low key place not as intense as a lot of steakhouses. It was busy yet not jammed so it was great to visit leisurely. Everything about it was great. Seemed liked it may be a tad less expensive than some of the other well known Chicago steakhouses. Nothing to criticize about it. It's not an exciting hot spot which was great for us!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very enjoyable time. Food was very good, prices good, waiter good. The only thing was my husband wanted the ribs, and the waiter did not tell us they were out of them when we received our menus. You know when you see something and it is not available, it is kind of disappointing. Other than that is was very good. We would definitely recommend, and be back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I come here a couple times a year and we are never disappointed! A Chicago hidden Charm.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls day out
My 5 wonderful friends and I went to a matinee at water tower theatre and I immediately picked The Saloon for our dinner. It was fabulous !!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Saloon offers an extremely good dining experience with a casual setting. The food is on par with the finest steakhouses in Chicago without all the fanfare. Great steaks, chops, and seafood and a friendly fairly priced wine list. Don't tell too many people....I want to keep it a secret
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
nice local / not touristy
The Saloon Steakhouse was a last minute recommendation by friends who live in Chicago. The steaks are wonderful (like many Chicago steak houses) but what we like about it the most is that the atmosphere is more low key. It is not a tourist destination. You won't see it listed in all the Tourist magazines. My husband had the bone-in filet and it was fabulous! The staff is friendly and attentive without being pushy. Cocktails were strong and they have a nice wine list. Centrally located- we walked from our hotel at N Michigan and Illinois.
We will go back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seeing an old friend
While visiting in Chicago we took time to enjoy the Saloon. It was like seeing an old friend, from the great service, delicious food and relaxing ambiance. It was the perfect start to a great Friday evening.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime beef in Chicago
Beef is the word! Quality, presentation & preparation are all outstanding! Warm, intimate environment just off Michigan Ave. by the Hancock Tower. My wife and I only get to visit Chicago occasionally, but since discovering this restaurant, we have made eating here a tradition every time we're in town.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous 1st Visit
The 3 of us finally dined here after reading review in Windy City Times. It proved to an experience that we will surely repeat! Richard our server w/Frank & the other staff combined with the vast wine/menu selections made this a memorable event. Richard fully explained all wine/menu offerings, even the Manager & Chef stopped by during meal to ensure our enjoyment. This is a Chicago Gem just off Mag Mile east of Water Tower Place & one of 2restaurants @Chestnut Hotel. Don't miss it!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good, though
Food was very good, though I don't like looking at raw meat in a "table demonstration." The people next to us had a different server, and apparently there was some prix fixe deal that we weren't told about, and we had already ordered. We found the first bottle of wine on the sour side so sent it back and it was cheerfully replaced by the sommelier. Our server, Marco, was mostly attentive.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM