An authentic Chicago neighborhood steakhouse, The Kinzie Chophouse is nestled in the River North neighborhood. Steps away from the Merchandise Mart and tucked under the el tracks, we are both a local favorite and a repeat destination for visitors to the Chicagoland area. We welcome guests to a warm and cozy dining room—complete with excellent service, impeccable food and jazzy background tunes to blend together for a true Chicago experience.
In our 27th year of business in 2018, Kinzie Chophouse brings you old favorites while mixing in new concepts and food trends! .
Private dining rooms are available - contact us for more information.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Though the food was absolutely delicious, the service was atrocious. For starters, we had a 7:15pm reservation. We arrived at 7:00pm and checked in. After checking back with the hostess 2 times, they finally sat us down at 8:55pm. Of course they apologized profusely and sat us at a wonderful cozy booth. When making our reservations we said we were there celebrating our Anniversary. No one said a word. Not a congratulations or anything.
Our waiter, Troy, came by to take our drink order. He then disappeared for so long that my husband was going to get up to grab our drinks that were waiting at the bar. We ordered our appetizers and again he disappeared. When we got our appetizers i asked for some extra crackers because the feta/olive dip only came with 4 crostini’s. By the time he showed up again, we had to remind him about the crackers because he had never brought them by the first time we asked. He finally took our dinner order after we had eaten all our appetizers. We had asked for a side of mashed potatoes and they never showed up. Thankfully just as he forgot them, he forgot to add them to the bill. Whenever he’d resurface, he’d apologize as if he meant it. The problem was you could see him be overly attentive to the 2 tables behind us and completely ignore our table of 4. When dinner was over we asked to see the dessert menu, but nothing caught our eye. We also had to ask for water because our cups had run dry. I would have thought they would have brought a little something sweet for our Anniversary, but like I said, they never even acknowledged that it was our anniversary. At any rate, the service, from the time we got there and were left waiting way too long for having had a reservation, was below par. Not sure we will return. We did leave Troy a note saying, “It would have been nice if you would have paid a little attention to us!!”
Excellent service, Raphael was very accommodating, helpful and friendly. The food was very good. We will definitely return soon.
Great as always
It did get quite loud in a smaller space when it was full but that’s to be expected. Food was outstanding.
I entertained four other people to celebrate my son's birthday. All of my guests were pleased with their meals, mostly steaks, cooked correctly and the seating that was offered was very nice. My only critiques were regarding our server did not ask others what sides they might like as like most steakhouses entrees are al la carte. So I felt that the night was not too busy and the service from an ordering perspective could have been better. Bussing was excellent and very attentive.
Always a favorite. Has to be good as it has been around for a long time- can always count on great food, great service and nice ambience. Attentive and noise levels allow for nice conversation. Also a great place for a group- one of my favorites for years!
Impeccable service and delicious food. My out of town guests were very happy with my choice.
Large menu with lots of steak options. Steaks were really tasty, but I’ve had better in Chicago. Pistachio semifreddo for dessert was fantastic. Can get a bit loud as well.
We visit Chicago every 2 years for the Rugby Weekend and treat ourselves to a nice meal in a special restaurant. When we first were seated the room we were in was far too loud, so we asked to be moved. Everyone was charming and made it happen. We had a great meal and really enjoyed our experience.
Always a great time
Food was great, appropriate pricing and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
High quality food and attentive service
As always excellent food & service! Love Aideen. Best bartender ever
My only issue is that our reservation was for 8:15. Upon entry I asked if they were on time and was told they were running 15 minutes behind. We were not seated until 9:15! That's unacceptable.
The restaurant was very busy on Saturday night, so our reservation was delayed by 45 minutes. Not a fault, just an aggravation. They did make it up to us by giving us a free appetizer sampler.
We had a reservation but we still waited half an hour in a small, cramped space. When we were finally seated, our table was next to the very loud bar and surrounded by standing people waiting for their table. Luckily though, the meat was excellent and service was very good too.
Pretty standard. Nothing stood out and the food simply wasn’t that great. Service was just ok. Table was awful ... in the back near a very busy area and a bar. Nothing but servers and runners whizzing by the entire time, and patrons headed to the restroom. Felt rushed. Won’t return.
I said we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservations but our server or the staff never acknowledged it. I was waiting the entire night and it never happened. I was so disappointed.
Steak was excellent, server knew the cuts of meat and the flavoring very well. Appreciated that the pricing was reasonable for what you got. Very friendly warm atmosphere.
Dry aged Delmonico? A big yes! Perfectly cooked with that difficult to attain crust. Superb! Good service from nice people.
Amazing service as always. Delicious food as always. We love it here
Always good...stick with the filet, NY, or ribeye. DEL Monica was a disappointment. Service great, wine great, noisy as a construction zone.
I love this place. The food is good, and the service is attentive. It’s good for groups and everyday dining but it’s also a great venue for special occasions.
Another fantastic dinner. Steak is always done perfectly. Great wine selection. Service was incredible.
The Kinzie Chophouse is one of my favorites for lunch....always a great deal, with great food.
Amazing meal. From the cocktails to salads and steaks to sides the food was outstanding. Prices were as you’d expect from a steakhouse in the city. The disappointing part was the service. While the staff was very friendly, we had to continually ask for water refills, a fresh cocktail, etc. overall it was a great experience, but I believe they have a bit of work to do to support the amazing meal with more attentive service.
Our visit was a great experience. Our server (Aideen) was very helpful and friendly, and the food (steaks, brussels sprouts, etc) were delicious. We sat on the bar side.
Anniversary celebration. The staff was amazing. The food always is perfect!
We had a wonderful experience at Kinzie’s. I had not been back for probably 20 years and it was better than ever. P
We were leasantly surprised and we will return. Rob was our waiter and he was very attentive and fun.
We had a reservation for 7pm so we wnt to teh bar area and orderd a drink. Space was limited so it was a bit awkward to stand right where people were seated at tables. We were seated approximately 20 minutes later. We really liked the food and the service by Emilie was outstanding - HIGHLY recommend her. She didn't rush us at all and was just great. My biggest complaint about dinner was being seated at a table that was too small for 4. The table would have been appropriate for 2, that made it uncomfortable and we were there for quite some time. The other recommendation I'd give is thta when we called about parking, we were told to park across the street and they would validate the ticket. When we paid for parking, we only received a $3 discount. Parking was over $50 so plan accordingly!
Dry aged steak was cooked perfect medium rare, delicious!
As always never disappoints! Anytime in Chicago we always go to
Our waiter was excellent!
We look forward to coming here when we come to Chicago
55th Birthday celebration
For three of us food was mostly on point however my steak was a little over cooked and I didn’t send it back. Try the Brussels! Creamed Spinach has too much liquid. Drinks were slow to get to the table. Not sure why but service was off!
Excellent Steaks, well presented and explained! Service was outstanding....
I have been going here since college and have never been disappointed. Always have a problem in making a choice I like so much on their menu including their seafood and their chicken pot pie.
Kinzie was a great experience. Thank you Julien for making it fun and appetizing. Great front end steak display, service spot on, and the food was delicious.
Impeccable service and delicious food, as usual! This is always a favorite for a date night or special occasion. Staff was very accommodating to our little one in a high chair.