Located in downtown Chicago Joe's is the ideal setting for intimate gatherings with 12 or large celebrations with up to 200. Our private dining menus feature prime steaks, fresh seafood and our signature cracked Florida stone crab claws served with famous sides and homemade pies.View Private Dining Details
Fortunately I’ve written enough reviews to support the not so good ones too...and this is one of them. Arrived 10 minutes early with 2 out of three of us there but would not be allowed to sit until the third person came. We had to stand in front of the door since the front area was full and no seat available. Others had complained about themselves blocking the door too. 15 minutes later we requested to be seated so we could order wine while our third was still not there. Host was not willing to seat us and gave some story about “I will have to ask the matrie’d if it’s ok” and he never did. I was done with that idea. We had a reservation and wanted to sit but he wasn’t finding it convenient for himself “because we like to have our parties full before seating”. I told him that wouldn’t be convenient and we had a reservation and wanted to start our dining experience. He didn’t care and we weren’t seated until our third arrived a few minutes later. That said, I did notice another sat without their 3rd, I believe. Oysters were not fresh. Wine selection great, tartare very good, both tuna and steak.
Overall, just too snooty and full of themselves, not friendly, not accommodating, and I do not recommend it. Our bill for three was a little over $300. We were not the customer. Felt like the were.
Incredible service and great food! Amazing experience!
Consistently one of Chicago’s best restaurants. Can’t go wrong with either steak or seafood. Joe’s is a class act.
Joe’s is just one of those places to that you just know you are going to have a great meal with great service. You can’t go wrong here it is consistently busy and consistently good. Don’t think about it just go. Only thing I would say is that it was difficult to stand at the bar and have a cocktail because it was too packed. People can eat up at the bar or in the surrounding tables in the bar/waiting area.
I like this restaurant but I will never go back. I don’t know what the valet was doing in my glove box, but they broke it. When I got in my car the glove box was open and the back part of my glove box was ripped off. The backing of the glove box won’t come off without some kind of force and I still can’t get it back on. So what was he doing???
Everytime we go to Chicago "Joes" is at the top of our list. If time allows we go twice !
the best Clam Chowder and Stone Crabs ever !! It is always the highlight of any of our trips.
We even have gone to Miami and Las Vegas, but Chicago states out the "best " Thanks Bon Appetti
Our server was courteous and very helpful and the food was beautifully presented and delicious
Very good in overall, but too crowded without separate waiting space
My husband and I were so impressed with the whole staff at Joe's. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was above average. Be sure to come hungry, the portions are large!
Person that seated us was extreme rude and snarky. Didn’t get seated until 40min past our reservation. Food was extremely salty. Very disappointed.
Excellent Sunday dinner, easy to talk and enjoy a fantastic meal!
I have eaten at both locations; Miami and Chicago.
I feel the Miami location has BETTER FOOD with
GOOD Presentation; Better Service ; and what is
most important to me when I am eating out
FOOD TEMPERATURE. At this location in Chicago
with the numerous times I have eaten here I have
to request eat time whether it is potatoes; bisque
or meat please reheat this dish.
We frequent Joe's year round, but always look forward to halibut season. This years grilled bone in halibut steak was fantastic.
Wonderful food and service. Stone crabs are a must try for everyone.
This was amazing! We had reservations prior to attending the theatre. The food and service was amazing. I never have had crab legs this fresh! I cant wait to go back for the stone crab claws!
The oysters from Canada were the best I've ever eaten! The staff was knowledgeable and polite. I will be going back without a doubt!
Delicious! Wish we had one in toronto!
We celebrated my daughter’s 18th birthday here and had a wonderful experience. Service, food and ambience are all top-notch. Joe’s is one of the best restaurants in Chicago for a special occasion.
Birthday. They gave the birthday person a nice dessert.
Wonderful food and service! Great time!
This was only our second time there within the last 3 years but food was excellent, from appetizers to entrees. We were celebrating my husband’s Birthday our server brought a chocolate cake with Steve’s name and he was 55. We informed our server nd he retrieved the cake. Brought a pice of chocolate pie to celebrate. I did indicate chocolate cake in my notes but figured we get a a slice of cake - not a whole cake. It was entertaining and we got a laugh out of it. Hope Steve got his cake! I also meant to sign up for rewards but left the restaurant without receipt. I will call the restaurant to find out
We were visiting from NYC and were making a direct comparison with our local favorites, such as Peter Luger. The large stone crab claws with mustard sauce were incredible but the 60 day dry aged, bone-in steak was surprisingly lacking in flavor. We enjoyed the hash brown and brussel sprouts sides. Definitely no room for dessert.
This was our first time here, and it not be our last. EVERY part of our dining experience was excellent. Our waiter, Jose, was phenomenal.
great experience. make sure to get the stone crab. service was excellent. because it was our first visit the manager gave us our dessert on the house.
We feasted on stone crabs. What else?
Joe’s coleslaw is awesome too!
Went to Joe’s for our 10th Anniversary. Food was fantastic! Stone crab claws were amazing
Excellent food and pretty good service. My only issue may relate to the very tight nature of the seating. No question that every last inch of the main dining room is maximized. Makes it loud and tough to get comfortable.
Excellent experience with knowledgeable, professional servers and food was great!
The stone crab claws were amazing and the “bone in halibut” outstanding. Our server Charles was simply the best. The bar was a bit backed up so our second round of drinks were on the House as was the most delicious slice of key lime pie for dessert. What a great night!
Although we had reservations we still experienced a short wait..about 10 minutes.
Other than that the food was great. Excellent fish and steak options. Good ambience.
Server Martha was fantastic. Spot on with recommendations.
The dinner was not rushed. Overall about 3 hours.
Coffee and dessert selections were fantastic, not overpriced for the size and quality.
Highly recommend this restaurant.
Our server, Emily was spectacular! She kept a watchful eye on us and attended to our needs before we ever had a chance to ask. Not one hiccup!
And—as usual—Dana whipped-up delicious cocktails.
I rarely gush about LEYE restaurants; past experiences have been mediocre at best. My dinner at Joe's changed all that. This is the gold standard that epitomizes old-school dining; impeccable service, attention to details, and delicious food. We were a tad early, and our longer-than-usual-wait was rewarded with a comfortably posh booth. A beautifully staged basket of seasoned lavosh, roll, and artisanal bread was immediately presented. We had studied the menu and made our choices, but switched teams mid-game when our server expounded on items not previously in the running. This turned out to be a wise decision. My partner chose a grilled seafood plate consisting of lobster tails, scallops, and shrimp. It was fresh, hot, and perfectly prepared in a light butter and herb sauce. I went headfirst into a 16 oz rib-eye that practically fell apart when the knife touched the meat. It's no exaggeration to say this was one of the best steaks I've been served-grilled medium, with a touch of salt and pepper; nothing else. Sides are à la carte; we shared a heavenly creamed spinach and baked sweet potato; good enough on its own, but better with the maple walnut butter accompaniment. You will find more expensive surf and turf offerings in Chicago's myriad of like-joints, but you won't do better than Joe's.
The food was amazing. Out of a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is fabulous, I’d give out waiter an “11”!
Food was excellent. We had the Mahi Mahi and sautéed spinach. We also had th Joe's Chopped Salad with Joe's vinaigrette. It was outstanding. The service from Steve and his assistants was also excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Love it every time
been going to Joes for over 12 years, never had a bad meal. our server was pleasant and always there when needed. we were seated into a booth, little crowded for the 4 of us.
Amazing food, atmosphere and attention. I highly recommend Joe’s for any occasion.
AMAZING!!! Wouldn’t change a thing!!! Keep up the good work!
We had an amazing Crab dinner here. Our server Coleen was fantastic and really helped us choose our perfect meal. The food and wine was delicious and we would love to come again if we are back in Chicago.
Great food and great service. Thank you