Shula's Steak House - Chicago
Shula's Steak House - Chicago

Shula's Steak House - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.donshula.com/shulas-steak-house-chicago
  • Phone: (312) 670-0788
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Renea Powell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Discounted valet price for our guests.
A word from Shula's Steak House - Chicago
Shula's Steak House has been ranked among the top five steak houses in America since 1991. The atmosphere of the restaurant is a virtual museum of the 1972 PERFECT season of the Miami Dolphins. Our restaurant is built on serving the "Biggest and the Best" and serves only Premium Black Angus Beef.
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Shula's Steak House - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)romantic (20)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (15)notable wine list (14)scenic view (7)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • best steak in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    A friend of mine told me about Shula's and how their steak age more than other restaurants'. I tried it out with my girlfriend, and both of us enjoyed the food. She had a 12 oz fillet, and that is a lot for her. I finished a 22 oz cowboy ribeye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sheraton convenient dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Shula's is a high end restaurant that caters to those who don't have to watch their purse. It is extremely over-priced but the food is fabulous. Everyone must try the lava cake that is decadent beyond belief. The service was wonderful as was the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice choice
    KTandDU
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Shulas was close and had openings at 6:15 so we gave it a shot. Good menu and service was great. Food was fast decent. Good time for spur of the moment date night
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food is average , same as service. Overpriced. We expected better stay in Sheraton.Thanks
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  • Both our service and food was poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have been to shula ' on two other occasions and remembered it fondly. Not this time. Service was poor. Not the professional staff for a high end steak house. Food was also poor. Steak was warm. Toppings were cold. When my customers talked about the bread being the best part of the meal I knew I was sunk
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  • Steaks!!!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We stayed at the Sheraton Hotel where Shula's is located. I don't know how after many stays we never tried this place. It was the BEST! If you want steak, please go to Shula's. Be prepared to pay, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to have a business dinner!!
    MrsTily
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I took a plastic surgeon and his wife here for dinner. It was wonderful! Great martinis and the oysters were wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Ms23
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant was more than I expected and the food was even better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The meal we had at Shulas was amazing. Now having gone to the Chicago Shulas that puts us at vising four different Shulas. Each one of them has been great. Our server was great, the food was great, and the ability to sit back, relax and enjoy a meal with each other is spot on.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TracyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been to a million restaurants in the last 20 years. My Server, Mesias is in the Top 3 of folk that have taken care of me at Business dinners and with my family eating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DRNOVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent attentive service; food quality and preparation was superb. The view at the windows is great Chicago people watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sarge2004
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Before the 25th,I had only visited Schula's in Orlando,Fl. Now Chicago will be added to my list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    nanna1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This dining experience is not at all what I expected. Upon entering the hotel's back entrance, it was very spooky. outdated and gloomy. When we got on the elevator it was paper on the floor as if it had not been cleaned up all day !! Once inside the restaurant it was nice but after going online several times throughout the day to check out the menu, we decided that it would definitely be worth it to try the lamb. Guess what ??? No lamb !! How do you not have any lamb on the weekend when you know its going to be busy with patrons ??? The waitress didn't suggest an alternate because really, there is no alternative to lamb ! We settled for what we ordered and it was just ok. Not sure just yet if I would dine there again.
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  • Awesome!.......But.
    72ShulaFan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As a huge Dolphin Fan I enjoyed the vintage Dolphin photos through out the restaraunt. The dinner was outsatnding and my 20 oz Kansas City strip was cooked perfectly. A little dissapointed when we arrrived at 5:20. The hostess told us to wait to be seated when she was not busy and there were over 30 tables available. Our reservations were at 5:30, but she didnt seat us and walked away. So at about 5:35 Miguel the Manager walked over and sat us down. He was extremely helpful and courteous through out our dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staple Steakhouse
    SullyLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to Shula's for birthday dinner with my girlfriends. If you're part of the Shula's email list they send you a coupon for a free entrée (with purchase of another), so that is a great deal! Sides and appetizers are great, as well as my entrée - nothing new here. Atmosphere is quiet and classy, service is superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service
    UnhappyD
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We spent $800 in food and wine and it took well over two hours from start to finish. The manager said they were short-staffed but all he did to help was bus tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Meal and Service
    oldfashioned
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A group of us were at a conference in Chicago and Shula's is in the lobby at the Sheraton. This restaurant was conveniently located and an unexpected find. It was not our first time at a Shula's, and we were not disappointed. The service and the food were both excellent (I had Oysters Rockefeller and Filet Oscar). I would highly recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    AuGratin potatos were not that good. Little bit dry. However, experience was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 553 reviews are from the Shula's Steak House - Chicago reviews archive.
  • Changed!
    NogoodnyckVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had wonderful memories of this restaurant and would make it point to dine here whenever I visited Chicago. The food, the service, the presentation: cart display with steaks, menu on the football, attentive service. Apparently this tradition is gone. The server was too casual and the steaks were too highly seasoned i was disappointed.
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  • Not kid friendly
    FrustratedMom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    No children's menue, no milk/choc milk without hassle, Cannot believe a restaurant would NOT have a kids menue
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Poor service. Our wait staff couldn't hurry us through our meal fast enough. Very unhelpful. Our meal for 3 was $250 and we didn't mind that...but when you ask for a little history of the restaurant or a recommendation for wine...don't expect anything but a blank stare and cold remark.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • joedi
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday, even a candle on the chocolate souffle
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence
    FoodConnoisseur
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Went on a business dinner. The service was exelent as was the atmospher. The food was superb. Well worth the cost. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmannd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    As with all Shula's the food was superb, setting contemporary chic, and service attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Quality
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My steak was like iron. It was very difficult to cut and lacked taste. My husband food was a disappoint too. It was not a good dining experience.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rib eye instead of Prime Rib
    Disappointed2me
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ordered prime rib, was presented with rib steak. Waitress had no comment about why this was presented. Apparently they ran out of prime rib & thought this was replacement. She Offered other choice. I requested 8 oz fillet. Waited another 20 minutes while my wife finisher her meal. When fillet was presented, it was rare--I requested med. I sent back. It came back 5 min later med rare. I gave up and ate half of it. When given bill, I was charged for the fillet ($48). Since they made the error, I felt I should have been charged for prime rib($42), or not charged at all due to all the wait time & problems with the meal. This is bad customer service for the $160 meal!!
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  • Wonderful
    ChicagoFan
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    From beginning to end, an outstanding experience. Beginning with a drink at the bar and all through dinner, the staff was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. Menu was extensive without being overwhelming and we were delighted with out selections. My nephew's New York Strip was cooked perfectly and he enjoyed every bite as he completely cleaned his plate. My prime rib was very good and I only regret being full before finished - portion sizes are large. Overall, I would recommend to anyone for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    ambylove
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for his birthday. Server was lackluster at best. Only a few tables around on a Saturday night. Now I know why. Ordered the crab cake appetizer and the whole bottom was burnt. We let it go and continued with our main course. My filet Oscar was so over cooked it was like chewing shoe leather. My boyfriend ordered the scallops which were full of sand. Needless to say we didn't eat. When our server came back to check on us she offered little to no help. We ended up paying the bill and tipping well even though we left hungry. They did bring my boyfriend a piece of cheese cake with a candle. It was almost more of a slap in the face than kind gesture . I would not recommend anyone even waste their time trying this place.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service above and beyond
    FresnoDBAVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great meal, excellent service. Server went above and beyond to accommodate special situation. Thanks Shula's....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going too mainstream
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I have been dining at Shula's (Chicago, Miami, Indy) for the past 8 years. The first time we ate there, we loved the uniqueness of the football menus, the display and description of the steak cart and the excellent service. But every time we return, it seems like Shula's loses more and more of what makes them unique and keeps getting more mainstream. This time, no football menus in sight. Absolutely no description of the steak cut options or the Shula Cut, which is what the restaurant prides themselves on. To top it off, the waiter was way too casual and condescending. There is no longer anything unique about this restaurant, so I cannot justify spending $250 on a meal here any longer. Which is extremely disappointing for a Dolphin fan!
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    romantic, notable wine list
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  • diningVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Totally awesome experience...great food, service...very attentive to details...
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    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    DADDYL1VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    SHULA'S IS ALWAYS A GREAT PLACE FOR EXCELLENT FOOD,ESPECIALLY STEAK. SERVICE IS EXCELLENT AND THE LOCATION IS GOOD IN THE SHERATON TOWERS HOTEL IS GOOD. WE GOOD BACK TO SHULA'S OFTEN.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • adorableVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Love it....A fun place to go with friends. The ambience its excellent. I will go there, even if is only for drinks. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    kathyd
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I made this reservation with high hopes of having a good steak or prime rib. I ordered the prime rib medium rare (i asked the server if it had been prepared that day) and my husband ordered a 22 oz ribeye. When she served the meal, she asked my husband to verify that his steak was cooked satisfactorily but did not come back to the table until much later to see if my dinner was satisfactory. Although it was a huge piece of prime rib, it was so tough and chewy that I could not eat it. I left a huge piece which she noticed when she came back to check on us and she subtracted it from the bill. That wasn't the point - I expected a much better quality cut of meat . We would not eat here again, nor would we refer other diners here.
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  • Good, but not great.
    ChuckieNorris
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    For a 50+ dollar steak, I would expect more. Filet Mignons were good, but the rest were kind of bland. Service was ok, but not what's expected at this level of restaurant. The guy who serves water was very curt and didn't respond to our question.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak and scallops
    MomfromVI
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My husband had the bone in rib eye and he loved it. I had the scallops and got violently ill. Stick with steaks when you head to a steak house, wine list was fantastic. Will visit again
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Steak
    GregVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Acceptable steak for the price, although I've hade better at high ends chains. Wait staff, management of staff need to better understand gluten free especially when this restaurant advertises on Opentable as gluten free friendly.
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  • Not to bad
    IamDeeDee
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I took my husband for celebration dinner and he is a steak eater and said that the steak was delicious me on the other hand do not eat beef so I went with the crab cakes which didn't taste like much. Had mac n cheese as side dish which was good. The place was quiet and romantic. Service was good. I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a great steak.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out and about in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Tried many Steak places in Chicago. Shula's ranks as very good for the money. The appetizers were especially good and so were the sides. Needless to say the steaks had better been good ......... and they were. I'll be going back, and you should too.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The complete dining experience
    Marjmo
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Everything was perfect! Yes, it is expensive. But everyone should have a meal like that, with service like that, at least one time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.