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Erie Cafe

678 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
Located along the North Branch of the Chicago River on Erie Street, The Erie Café serves prime aged steaks, chops and house specialties in a classic club-like atmosphere. The well appointed dining room blends a cedar ceiling and exposed brick walls with wood paneling. The Erie Café is the perfect setting for casually elegant dining, and seats 380 guests.

Entertain family, friends or business associates in our private dining rooms, which can accommodate groups of 20, up to 200 people. Custom menu selections can be created to suit any occasion. The grand banquet room features a fully complimented bar, wood dance floor, and wood-burning fireplace.

Our gorgeous outdoor dining patio offers views of the Chicago River and southern skyline. This outdoor dining is open for lunch and dinner from March 1st through the end of November, weather permitting.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: 11am-3:00pm; Dinner: 3pm-12am
Lunch: 11am-3:00pm; Dinner: 3pm-12am
Lunch: 11am-3:00pm; Dinner: 3pm-12am
Lunch: 11am-3:00pm; Dinner: 3pm-12am
Lunch: 11am-3:00pm; Dinner: 3pm-12am
Lunch: 11am-3:00pm; Dinner: 3pm-12am
3pm-11pm (Winter Hours)
Please call for summer hours
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Phone number
(312) 266-2300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
N. Larrabee St.
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking. Self-parking is available on Erie Street & Larrabee Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 678 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFresser (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

old fashioned Chicago steak house with lots of alternatives for non-steak eaters. excellent Italian food and seafood. Top notch service

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

There are many good steakhouses in the city, and I have been to a fair number of them. But the Erie is my favorite and the only steakhouse my wife will go to. There were six old college friends for dinner last Saturday. Everyone had a great piece of meat ranging from filets to strips to bone in rib eye. All perfectly done. Decent reasonably priced wine list. Use some self control when ordering side because each steak comes with their house fries, kind of like chips but better. Just for fun we asked if they made brandy Alexander’s and we had one for desert. Again, a great restaurant without pretense of being anything other than a great restaurant.

1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This was not my first time at Erie Cafe. I decided to take a large group of friends for a get together and birthday. I made the reservations well in advance. When we arrived it told them two people were not coming, when we were seated, there wasn't enough room at the table so they had to set up another table to accommodate. We had one server that seemed annoyed and very overwhelmed that we were "so many people and hes only one person". There was another drink server that only wanted to answer "drink related questions"--keep in mind, we do not drink alcohol! So basically it was one server for our table and all the neighboring tables also. No attention to service at all. Our reservations were made for two birthdays...I asked the server and he said no one informed him. When i needed his attention, he told me to wait because he was busy....never coming back. I'm embarrassed that I took over 14 people to this place.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This place is an old school, classic gem! The service is prompt, professional, and friendly. Carlos and his sidekicks seem like they have been there forever and mastered their craft a long time ago. The food is always great and there is plenty of it. While things can get a bit pricey, one could easily argue that quality comes at a cost....and at The Erie Cafe this is money well spent. Whether inside, outside, or in one of the private dining rooms, I have always had a pleasant experience and a great meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Over priced and average food. Service was very good

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was a joke. Incredibly rude waiter who seemed disinterested about being there. Asked for pork chop to cooked medium well, and it came back raw. Sent back but no one apologized. Was happy when the waiter advised we only get one salad and split, but he ended up charging for two anyways. Inexpensive for the quantity of food, which helped because the food quality was near the bottom of any dining experience I’ve had in 10 years in Chicago. A strong pass on this spot.

vipFussy2aFault (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We could eat there every night. The food is delicious and the service great!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved it! Will for sure go back!

vipChicagoLunchPro (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Friendly, attentive staff without being obtrusive. Warm, cozy atmosphere but disappointing meal. My bone-in strip loin steak was ordered “medium”, arrived “medium rare” and was tough, chewy and flavorless from start to finish. The cream spinach and home fried potatoes were bland and served at room temperature.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I continue to return to Erie because it’s just so good! Everything works here! Classic Chicago spot with fantastic food and equally good service.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

OK but nothing special. Warm atmosphere but the steaks were not the best in the city. Caesar salad was terrible! Anchovies cost additional $4, which was really weird. Good drinks. But overall, not competitive in the very expensive Chicago steaks sweepstakes.

vipJWC1 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We were seated at a table (versus a booth). Instead of going around to the outer aisles, the servers continually walked between our table and the one next to us-- jostling into my seat at regular intervals. Either move the tables farther apart or instruct the staff to stick to the outer aisles. This was extremely distracting and annoying.

Food was fine-- not great and particularly at this price point-- not worth it. The Chicken Cacciatore was the highlight-- not the steaks. Really felt way too expensive.

Seemed odd not to have someone helping with coats-- sort of a free for all.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Had a fantastic lunch there today. Best Cobb Salad in City! Great service while being really busy. Great place for a business lunch. Look forward to trying for dinner!

vipDONHK888 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

My Favorite Chicago Steakhouse. I have been going here for 25 years and have never been disappointed. Food is remarkable and the service outstanding.
Great place!

vipInsbob (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

I have never had a bad experience here. The food and service are very good!