Chicago Chop House

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Steakhouse
Historic Chicago dining is more than just a theme at The Chicago Chop House; it’s a way of life. Stepping into the restaurant’s immaculately restored; century-old Victorian brownstone building brings diners into the city’s past, when meat packers, politicians, & gangsters dined on steaks in luxurious rooms. More than 1,400 photos tell the tale of old Chicago throughout three dining rooms surrounded by hunter green walls & lit by glowing sconces.
Our all USDA Prime menu of awe-inspiring 64-ounce porterhouses, 16- and 24-ounce New York strips, and 24-ounce prime ribs bathe the senses in prime-aged flavor. The Chicago Chop House is also one of the only restaurants in Chicagoland to serve Japanese cuts, a unique and succulent beef known for its delicate flavor & tenderness. Guests can pair their meals with a glass or bottle of wine from our international list that includes more than 650 selections.
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HAPPY HOUR AT CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE

Enjoy $8 Call Drinks and a selection of wine along with our artisan Charcuterie Board Monday-Thursday 4-6 pm

Tax & Gratuities NOT included.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 7, 2019

Ends: February 8, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

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Sun - Mon 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Everyone took such good care of us, from the time we walked in to the time we walked out. Our waiter Tony, made recommendations, answered our questions, and made sure we had what we needed without be annoying. The piano playing in the background from the first floor made for a really nice ambiance. And all the history that they have pictured was just great for making small talk while you wait for your food. It's a pure Chicago experience. We will definitely be going back.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was nice and the food was great. Even better was the service. Overall great experience and highly recommended.

PG
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Have been many times and honestly very disappointed. Last time I felt maybe just an off night, this time not great. Ordered wine and was delivered quickly, kept trying to find waiter to order appetizers. 10-15 minutes later we got them. They were actually good ordered dry aged tomahawk steak cooked med, it had
Absolutely no flavor and was chewy. Sides were good, but steak was disappointing. After many years, I am no longer a chop house patron!

M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Supremely disappointed with Chicago Chop House. It was a recommendation from someone in our party who was dying to go there (it had not been in 20 years but clearly much has changed in that time) we weren’t even seated for well over 30 minutes for a 7 o’clock reservation. By the time we got food it was nearly 9 PM. Having frequented Manny Chicago steak House is like Chicago cut, Gibsons, prime and provisions, RPM steak, Fleming’s etc. we made the assumption that the food and service were going to be first rate. The service was so slow food was marginal at best and not worth our check that was well over $1000 for five people. I hate giving bad reviews to establishments because of how important it is for repeat customers to sustain a business, but at a bare minimum your service needs to be exceptional at a fine dining experience. This is not people going out for a burger or a fast casual restaurant this is a fine dining experience everything must be en pointe. We booked the reservation but the check was picked up by our company owner and he too commented saying he was pretty disappointed the next day. I hope that this is an opportunity for some ‘Food for thought’ for the establishment.

Chicago Chop House
Responded 3 days ago

Milena, We’re sorry your visit was less than perfect. While we are well received by many and we strive for perfection, some nights it’s near impossible to please every guest 100%. This seems to have been such an evening as we were inundated with a convention crowd and our goal is to welcome and sit every valued guest. We hope you will try us again on a less busy night and let us show you why we are rated 5 stars by so many.Thank you so much for visiting the Chicago Chop House. Warmly, The Staff

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OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Absolute worse wine service in the city. Service was slow and wine warm and corked. Food was cold. Waste of a dinner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Great service. Favorite steakhouse in Chicago.

JZ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, very friendly staff, comfortable temperature within the restaurant. Thank you for a great experience!

AM
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a long wait to get bar service. Bar was extremely busy. The bartender was alone and had his hands full. Would have been nice if he had help. He had a great attitude about it though.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

24 people in our party, expensive for what we had. I was at a table of 8, four out of eight of the steaks were cooked incorrectly, one member of our party sent the steak back 3 times. We were not impressed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal before going to see Hamilton at the CIBC Theatre. The restaurant had no record of our reservation on OpenTable, but they were able to seat us anyway since it was just after opening.

Chicago Chop House
Responded 2 days ago

We are so glad to be a part of your wonderful evening. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again soon! The Staff Chicago Chop House

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L
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food great service

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Celebrating our 35 th anniversary. First time at restaurant. As the service was good the steaks had a bad smell and flavor. Never tasted anything like it before. Threw leftovers away. Also taken back by the drink charge. Never in my life have I experienced a rock charge for an added pour with ice. And $4 for horseradish creme... over priced and up charges we did not approve. Will not return and will not recommend.

OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service! Been here 3 times now and will come back again. Lobster Bisque is incredible! Dover Sole....oh my god! So good!

Chicago Chop House
Responded 2 days ago

Amazing! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your return to us at Chicago Chop House, hope to see you again soon! Warmly, The Staff Chicago Chop House

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D
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere. Food very good, although steaks not done to requests, but nevertheless tender and tasty. No complaints.

RH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A nice place, quiet, excellent staff. The bar tender recommended the Old fashioned, which was outstanding. However, the very expensive steak was nothing special. The house salad and onion rings were good. For the amount of money spent around $140 for one person) it was poor value.

PG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service is extremely helpful and the host (Karen) went through a lot of effort to provide us the best experience allowing us to change table at the last minute. Loved it

VI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steaks in the city. Outstanding service. Fabulous desserts. DA BEARS

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have loved this place for over 20 years. Still the best filet I’ve had anywhere in the world.

RF
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shared a tomahawk ribeye, delicious and plentiful for two along with two sides. Chop House salad was excellent.

JB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic "ole style" beefeaters steakhouse with BOTH wet and dry aged selections. The seaford tower is to die for.....they are steak specialists but do justice to their seafood selections too. Well trained wait staff; excellent wine menu to include mid range $ to the top of the list--Petrus e.e.$$$.

On site sommelier and friendly atmosphere. Come hungry and try to crab cake appetizer and dry aged tomahawk ribeye!

RS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jody, our server was phenomenal!

FF
London
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I lived in Chicago (87-96) this was my favorite steak house in the city. It’s only gotten better. One of the best steakhouses in the country. Outstanding food, great service, tons of ambiance.

CT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business trip to Chicago, had never been before and so I planned to take myself out for a steak that was better than what I could cook for myself (in Florida, and I am a really good cook). But I don’t have good access to dry aged beef besides mail order, and if I was gonna have it cooked for me then it had to be somewhere I wasn’t gonna wish I had cooked it myself.
I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED
Walked in to a not very crowded dark green and wood paneled room with low volume bebop playing overhead. Warm greeting, friendly service. I asked to sit at the bar since I was alone.
Started out with their signature old fashioned - they make them right - delicious
Had the dry-aged bone-in ribeye medium rare and the Brussel spouts. Came out perfect temp. Perfectly cooked, amazing sear, perfectly rendered fat. Savored every bite.

N
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Great food, service, ambiance. We were looking for a classic Chicago Steakhouse experience and this was perfect.

FG
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent and our server Effy was great.

There was a rowdy table near us. Staff apologized afterwards, but it impacted our evening in a negative way.

KA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been to Chicago Chop House on numerous occasions and have always had a great experience. It was a busy night, however, service was very very slow, waited on pre-dinner cocktails/wine and when our meal was brought to the table the food wasn't very hot. Our server never came back to check on us which surprised us all. I will mark this experience up as not 'normal', but wanted to provide honest feedback to this establishment. We'll be back as again, we hope it was just an off night.

BA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It's been some time since I had been to the Chicago Chop House but I had three friends in town visiting from Montana and Texas. They all love steak so I thought it would be a good option. I don't eat red meat but know that they have plenty of other options. Their steaks were good. The lobster bisque was to die for. The mashed potatoes were great. I ordered roast chicken. I thought that meant it was roasted but when it came to me, it had the consistency and oiliness of being deep fried. I could hardly choke it down. It came with fingerling potatoes which were sitting in a soup of melted butter on the plate. Not too appetizing. And no, I didn't say anything because I assumed that's how they served it plus we had already been there for so long. I didn't want to add to the length of the dinner. The server took forever. She would disappear for 20 minutes or more at a time. We also had the unfortunate luck of being seated by a very drunk man who kept making loud yelling noises during dinner. And we were on the third floor! Not the restaurant's fault, of course, but it definitely detracted from our dinner because he would yell and make weird noises at intermittent times and it made us jump. We wanted to try dessert but at that point we had been there for 2.5 hours and couldn't sit there any longer. Still a nice place, the staff was very pleasant overall but I'll probably try someplace else next time I have people in town.

AB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Service was okay. It took awhile before waiter came over to even get drink orders. My husband’s NY steak had a funny taste so he didn’t eat it. My prime rib was good. The lobster Mac & cheese was $45 as a side. Overall not worth the money we spent.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks, wonderful service.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

RC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife's birthday with friends. Great meal and outstanding service as usual. We ate there when we lived downtown, out in the suburbs and after we moved to Texas and Florida. We always come back and are not disappointed. Sit downstairs and enjoy the piano player.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here with my daughter to celebrate her finishing the marathon. My husband and I had been to the chop house many years ago on a visit to Chicago.
Just as good as I remembered. Love this place.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a while to put the order in. Food was great though!

MB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our son's 24th birthday here last Saturday, and our server Jody really made it special. We all have a wonderful time. Steaks are great as expected, but all desserts are outstanding. I'm still dreaming of that cheesecake :-) Can't wait come back!

MH
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Worst Ribeye Steak, I have had in a long time, Had 1 glass of wine and was charged for 1 bottle
I would not recommend this place at all. No flavor to the food. Service was mediocre.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambience was great—what an elegant and pleasant interior. And the food was terrific (our steak was done to perfection). Above all, our waiter Jody made the whole experience first-class: she was helpful and competent and added greatly to our enjoyment of our meal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends bday

DE
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Felt rushed at times but it was very good and the steak was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food but the best, service!!!

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