ZED451 - Chicago
ZED451 - Chicago

ZED451 - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.zed451.com/
  • Phone: 3122666691x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER

    Sunday – Thursday: 5pm to 10:00pm

    Friday – Saturday: 5 to 11:00pm


    BRUNCH
    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    LOUNGE
    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm to 1am
    Friday: 4:30pm to 2am
    Saturday: 10am to 2am
    Sunday: 10am to 10midnight


    ROOFTOP LOUNGE OPEN WEATHER PERMITTING
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mike Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: 18000 square feet of on-site catering facilities with over 7 private and semi-private event areas. Voted Best Restaurant Private Dining Facilities by Illinois Meetings and Events 2013

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clark/Superior 1 block south of Chicago Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking on Clark Street available. Or if staying at a nearby hotel, let one of our ZED Shuttle Buses pick you up or take you home.
A word from ZED451 - Chicago
ZED451 is an unconventional steakhouse. Let go of everything you used to think about dining and enter a warm and stylish world or artful design and relaxing and indulging abundance. For one price, chefs serve their specially prepared dishes tableside while a bounty of seasonal soups, composed salads, fresh vegetables prepared in unique ways, cheeses and breads await you at the Harvest Tables. Here, you are catered to by an engaging staff in an environment that evokes a warm landscape of natural elements with a highly stylized edge. Stay as long as you wish and consume what you desire.



ZED is dining, redefined.
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ZED451 - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
174 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (118)special occasion (116)fit for foodies (80)romantic (62)hot spot (53)great for brunch (50)notable wine list (39)vibrant bar scene (33)scenic view (30)great for outdoor dining (25)late-night find (17)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (9)Show More
  • Avoid the 'fly' cocktail
    Diner77CHI
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service were good to very good. Well actually - the food was excellent. I was a little surprised however by the casual nature they took after serving my cocktail with a fly in it! Also, it was my partner's birthday and I felt that we were being hurried along as the tables got more and more occupied during the evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for group dining
    yates126
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This place is great when you have 10-15 people you are looking to accommodate for a great meal with little to no hassle. Their FREE shuttle picked us up from our hotel, they seated us right away and we were able to create our own 5 course meal. We all started with a plate of cheese and charcutterie, then soup, then a few trips to the salad bar and then the meat started coming. It was great to take our time and enjoy good food, great wine and good company. Then the shuttle immediately took us back to our hotel! All this for $49 fixed price is a bargain in my opinion given the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Plentiful
    iEatfood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I could sit and eat the Wagyu and Duck all day. The salad bar is tempting and delicious but it's all about the meal. Amazing deal for $50/person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rhonda McFarland
    Ladybug
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great experience Friendly staff, especially Chef JB. It was a unique brunch experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZED451 was great!
    HunyLuv
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    ZED451 was great for my Mothers' birthday. We laughed and had great service plus excellent food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've had better
    ChiDineCentral
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very dissatisfied. It took a half hour to be seated even though we booked our reservation on open table. The food took a lot of time to come out. The server was very curt and non-attentive. The meat was not cooked to perfection. The seasoning on the meat was overly salty and unbearable. I would suggest going to a real steakhouse and spending $20 more on a good piece of meat and better sides. The salad/hors d'œuvres bar was nice but messy. Unfortunately, the experience was pretty poor. I live in the neighborhood, and will never return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazingdine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The ambience of the restaurant was amazing. The service was great but I feel she could have done a better job compared to the first time we have dined before. Food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies brunch
    LovelyLadies23
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    If your looking for nice brunch zed 451 is the place to be. Nice atmosphere they accommodate large groups and zed has amazing food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    delish
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've been to Zed451 for drinks before but never for food. This experience was awesome. I went to celebrate my birthday and everything was delicious! The service was outstanding, I'll definitely go back. I've been telling everyone they definitely need to check this place out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible experience!
    Conrad
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything we ate was superb!! (Even stuff you THINK you won't like is good!!) ZED's take on the standards are imaginative and unexpectedly delicious. Anyone who enjoys high quality food, a few cocktails and great conversation - head over to ZED, go with someone who you're close with, and leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy this incredible experience and a few cocktails ( I recommend the "Rye Knot").
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my second time at Zed 451. The first time was great. This time I was very disappointed and I will not be returning. The food selection was not up to par. And the service was went down tremoundosuly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    JShell
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The overall experience was a bit disappointing. I have been to other Brazilian steak houses and enjoyed the food and service much better. There was lack of communication with our server in many occasions. We had to flag her down repeatedly, empty glasses and dishes were stacking up on our table. Most of the meat choices were rare and much of our group of 10 did not want rare meat. We were not made aware of the rooftop bar and found out too late. The bathrooms on the main level were unisex and dirty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    wsproul11
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    From the host to the wait staff to the servers. Everything was perfect and a great experience. The meal is not cheap, but the service and good quality make it worth the cost. All the employees are very kind and strive to provide an excellent experience for the customer. Great Job Zed451!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit of disappointment
    guido
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was maybe my mistake but wha I understood from their site and Opentable resume was different. Actually it was a churrascaria kind of food but with much more limited meat supply. And the buffet not outstanding (maybe being Italian most of the cheeses and charcuterie were Italian as well but of mediocre quality. Service and ambiance were extremely good.... and they were so kind to offer a wine fly for both of us
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food
    monai24
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great variety of foods especially meats and fresh vegetables. Great place to bring a group of people. Has an excellent rooftop to use until midnight. the service was friendly. overally a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have always hinge for brunch the good is awesome and you will fill up on delicious items made fresh that day...BOOM!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for anniversary dinner
    CanadianladyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    They were terrific in helping us celebrate our ten year anniversary. Server was attentive and friendly but did not hover. Special dessert provided.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and drink
    EmiliaD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everything was top notch including service. Will definitely visit again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and filling
    2Eatwell
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Not your typical rodezio. Lots of great salads to start with. Besides the normal proteins carved table side, they offered presliced items which were very interesting and flavorful. There's a good deal of energy in the room and our group not only enjoyed the food, but had fun.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite brunch in town
    HappyFoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Best place for brunch! Great for everyone...the harvest table has lots of selections for vegetarians. The parfait station is a great addition, the house made granola was great! Make sure to try the buffalo chicken and waffles and the duck confit potatoes...yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as it used to be
    jason8612
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We used to come here for brunch but after our last visit we might not be coming back. The food wasn't as good as it used to be. A lot less variety and only one beef option. It was quite noisy where we couldn't talk to each other.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!!!
    Rina
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The decorating and the set up of the place is more than awesome!!! Very very professional stuff. Actually the place and the service excceded my expectations. It was my first time celebrating a cousin birthday and at the end of our night they offered the complimentary shuttle bus which was great too!!! If i will say it is little pricy but you feel that you are paying for something really good and deserve it!! I recommend it for romantic dinner or decent birthday celebration. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique brazilian steakhouse
    DancingQueenVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I like Brazilian steakhouses but they are not my "go to" concept. However, Zed is now my top choice because it is not your typical Brazilian steakhouse. With its low lighting and contemporary vibe, it is very mellow and you do not feel like you are in a cafeteria like you do at other Brazilian steakhouses. The wine list was awesome and the sides and salads were varied and interesting. The meats were delicious and many were served with an accent sauce. The meat servers were not "hounding" you - they knew when to approach and when to just leave me to enjoy my dinner. Extra bonuses: a rooftop area with great views of the city and a complimentary car service back to your hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    EileenVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Took my daughter and her boyfriend here for a "different" approach to dining. THis was the closest thing to a Brazilian steakhouse for me. Appetizers and salads leading up to the main course of roaming 'slicers' of meats were laid out in a "buffet" fashion. A variety but then repeated again another table. My favorites were the beet salad and shaved Brussel sprout caesar salad. The cheeses and salumi display was divine-along with the go-withs of jams, mustards, and pickled veggies. Once ready for our entrees, our server, Louis, made sure we had access to all the offerings. It was ok, but not off the charts in flavor, unfortunately. Atmosphere was very nice. Overall, our outstanding server made the evening fun and the food enticing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding brunch
    Jdtx3302
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food and drinks for brunch. Ask for Joey and he'll take care if you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    befany14
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated his birthday here. It was our first time eating here, we had previously been to the rooftop. It is similar to a Brazilian steakhouse. The salad bar was amazing! I am a vegetarian so I had tofu and veggies for my "meat". My husband tried all the meat. However, we sometimes had a hard time understanding what the chefs were saying the meat was, due to the noise level. Our waitress was excellent and we enjoyed the wine selection as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carter Haas party of 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of the best meals of my life. Our waitress Anna was great as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Mtimkang
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We celebrated my sister's birthday here and it was amazing. Our waiter, Richard, was super attentive and personable. Lemon berry nojito is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome everything
    LXChicago
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food, atmosphere, service ...all amazing! Just slightly noisier than my wife and I would have wanted for our particular occasion and wish they had a bit more variety of seafood. We plan to bring friends and family here soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, Best in Class!!
    2212SistersJ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Us sisters (8) were celebrating our next to the youngest sister Madeleine's birthday. At 50' Madeleine is still very loving, emotional and now a vegan! So where else would I suggest. Zed451 was the perfect place for all to feast happily. At Zed451 so much attention was poured on her from the ZedMobile ride, right down to a specially made 'non-diary' dessert that floored her. She was elated, she said she felt like a celebrity. She and everyone at the table plans to spread the word and return. So look out, we'll be backkkkkk! Thank you all, 2212SistersJ
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection location, and venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    One of the best rooftops around. Comfortable and beautiful. All the fun and filling up of a Brazillian steakhouse with a wider selection of food choices. Good value for what you get and a very friendly staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgotten in the corner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The salad bar was adequate and after that it was disappointing. Perhaps because we were seated in the furthest back corner in with large parties we were forgotten about. It was too loud and basically, the staff was dysfunctional. Probably good for a large group, not a table for 2.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale Brazilian Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    VERY relaxing atmosphere and great staff. The entries were very good and the salad buffet items above average. While not a "five star" experience, ZED451 was fun and more than adequate for a normal weekend or a group function. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Smalls
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Zed451 is my favorite place on earth! I've only been there once for brunch, but I will DEFINITELY be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was such an awesome dining experience. I can't wait to return. I have been to Brazilian Style Steakhouses before but this one has an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication that the others cannot acheive. The waitstaff were all terrific and entertaining. I really can't wait to get back. oh yeah, the food was top-notch as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very overrated
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were there on a Friday night with a group of 9. The salad experience was ok, nothing to rave about. The meat that was brought around was ok, you can get a lot better at a decent steakhouse. We definitely noticed that the servers brought an abundance of sausage and chicken, which was nothing to rave about, we had to ask for beef. And we ordered a bunch of sides, hoping they'd be better than the salad bar, they weren't. I'd rate it mediocre at best. We won't be back. Not worth the money. I think it's a novelty, but not sustainable. The restaurant was half empty the whole night. One of our guests had requested five restaurants, a week out this was the only one where we could get a reservation. That explains it all.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time
    gredc
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was abundant without losing the delicious. So many diverse options bring a multitude of flavors. That goes for the salad bar and the main course selection. The sides were savory and good enough to share... If you want too... The desert was awesome, we got a bread pudding which was the best I have ever had. The service was perfect, the entire group never has an empty glass and everyone was polite and seemed to want to be there which always gives us as diners a good vibe. I want to go back and do it all over again. Forget that, I will be back and do it all over again. Overall, it was a great dinner with superb service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    vil82
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I wanted to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday. I had so many great places to choose from. Great reviews for Zed451 rooftop won me over. It was definitely a great experience. Food and service was outstanding. Went upstairs to the rooftop for few drinks, cozy and very romantic atmosphere! Definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner for parents
    Dimo
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I was out for my parents anniversary dinner. I was put in charge of finding a restaurant for the meal. I could not be happier with the choice I made. ZED451 was an great atmosphere for the occasion. We got drinks on the rooftop first then went down to our table in the dining room, it really was a great way to go about our meal. Drinks were delicious on the rooftop. Food was absolutely outstanding we left as full as possible and enjoyed every bite. The service was great as well. Very attentive to all needs throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ChrisRocks
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great brunch spots, lots of option and quiet atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate