Kinzie Chophouse

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Steakhouse
The classic Chicago steakhouse with Greek/Mediterranean flair. Female owned, non-corporate restaurant that was again awarded the 2019 wine spectator award of excellence.

For over 28 years Kinzie has been a Chicago institution for locals and visitors alike. Many of our staff have been with us for over 20 years. 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. Recently the baton was passed to Nicole Flevaris and Andreas Tsakonas, the new owners at Kinzie. Andreas has owned and operated restaurants in Nafplio Greece for over 25 years and has inspired some of the new additions to the menu. From our salmon pastrami, seafood puzzle, vegan and vegetarian options we feel that there is something for everyone on the menu, not to mention what we are famous for, STEAKS! Come break bread with us !

Private dining rooms are available - contact us for more information.

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful post Christmas holiday family dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our server was amazing, made us feel comfortable and his service was spectacular. As for the food, you cannot go work with the New York strip.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and advice on menu selections. Great dining experience and a good value.

ST
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Booked this restaurant because Gilt Bar (just down the street) was full and I was willing try something new and was hopeful based on positive reviews. This experience felt like a total waste of time and money--and we don't spend this much money eating out on a regular basis. It was supposed to be a special evening between me and my husband prior to Christmas. The food was expensive and everything was bland and basic, including the steak. Totally forgettable. The biggest fail was the wait staff. There was a weird vibe -- like people weren't happy and our waiter wasn't smiling and didn't seem comfortable with the menu choices and customization options. We later found out he was new, and he was polite and warmed up later on, so he gets a pass in my book. What is unacceptable was that we asked for extra bread (we were only given two pieces and some crackers), and some random food server came by, slammed the bread basket on the table, and said "here!" to my husband. Who treats customers that way?! We will not be back.

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere! Sat in the lounge, and it’s got a great vibe! Music could’ve been a bit louder, actually. Service was good! Salmon appetizer, wedge salad, and steamed spinach were good! Filet and Delmonico steaks were just ok~not a ton of flavor.

RS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. Always great service and great food. Exceptionally tender steak.
The only negative is they had no decaf coffee.
They ran out of decaf beans.

CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had not been to Kinzie Chophouse in many years but am glad I came back! Hosts were friendly and accommodating, waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive and the food was excellent! My friends enjoyed the steak, I had the arugula salad with salmon and none of us had a bite left! Loved the key lime pie too.

BH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall noise level was very conducive for conversation as we were with friends that we had not seen in a while. Steaks were perfectly prepared!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Waiter seemed disinterested, didn’t read us any of the lunch specials and was slow to come by the table. The spoon for my soup was dirty and it took 3 mins for them to bring me another, then I had to request pepper too. Soup was lukecold by the time I was able to eat it. Main salad was good and enjoyable.

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was right about this place. I’m glad we tried it. The new ownership is clearly doing everything right and I look forward to returning many times with my family.

W
Grand Rapids
76 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We love this place and have been going for over 10 years. Our last visit was just not the same. We knew something was off; then we found out they were under new management. Sad to report this was not a great experience at all. Now they also charge $25 corkage fee- will think twice before going back. Lots of options downtown.

OT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

While my wife loved her steak and the entire evening, I did not. We had this tiny table in the middle of the room - hard to hear ourselves talk. I ordered shrimp cocktail - and was astounded to receive ONE shrimp! Talk about chintzy! My salmon was okay, not great. Service was fair, not very quick. I wanted a refill on my wine, but did not get until I was almost done eating. Not a great experience.

AM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible service. Waiting 30 min for someone to acknowledge table. Forgot Oysters. Got order wrong. Manager came to the table and did not apologize but accused me of being rude when I complained about food and service. Very expensive. Felt totally robbed.

LN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

very underwhelming compared to what i'm used to in a Chicago chophouse.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overall a fair to average experience. The waiter was not attentive and we had to repeat things to him several times. The asparagus leak soup was only OK. I ordered surf and turf. While the steak was good the lobster tails were fairly small and they did not provide drawn butter. The peppercorn sauce for the steak was really bad.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Our experience was very poor. We had a group of 9 on a busy night, but had reservations. We showed up early and when we said we had arrived we were told we wouldn’t be sat for 15 minutes as someone was at our table. There was never an apology for the inconvenience as we had this reservation. We then proceeded to wait another 45min to be seated. During dinner our service was very slow and uninviting. They came by to give the example of the steak cuts, but then did not return for another 30min to take our orders. After that it took about 45min to get our food order; meanwhile all the tables around us, including the people who ordered after us, received their food. To put a stamp on it, it took 20min to get our bill after asking for it. We were celebrating a birthday in the group, which we had to remind the staff about multiple times before they brought something out prior to bringing the check. This was a very surprising experience considering the caliber of restaurant, but I’m thoroughly disappointed and would not recommend it at the risk of having an experience like the one we had. The food was good and warm once we received it, but not nearly good enough that it was worth the wait we endured. This was one of my worst restaurant experiences I have had.

JB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Could go on a long winded rant but overall not good. Our waitress was the only good part of the experience.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Completely disappointing! We’ve been to Kinzie Chop House many times. Poor management and poorly prepared food. We’ll never go back.

We were sitting at the front end of the bar enjoying a drink when the hostess said our table was ready. We closed out the bill, and followed her to the main dining room and then to the back end of the bar where she abruptly abandoned us with no explanation. We were left standing there bewildered. A waiter told us to wait in a claustrophobic vestibule that was full of people and there were no available seats. We were standing there wondering why she took us away from the bar to walk us around the restaurant and then walk away. Who does that?

I walked back to the hostess stand where I was told they were getting our table ready. Then we were told that another hostess had seated a couple at our table. The hostess should’ve told us that in the first place. Then we were given a myriad of excuses from the manager. All of which were unrelated to the situation. Bad move. They should’ve just apologized and given us a drink on the house.

To make matters worse the food was poorly prepared. The rolls were like heavy cheese bombs - not in a good way; the baked potato and my husband’s steak were under cooked, and his steak lacked flavor. How hard is it for a steak house to get the one thing they specialize in right?

F
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have visited every year after the One-of-a-Kind show at Merchandise Mart, Spring and Fall. Usually we always have a great experience. This is the first time steaks had no taste and cool when brought to the table. The carrot cake desert was tasteless. Everyone has a bad day, so I might try one more time but probably will look for another restaurant if the next visit is more of the same.

SE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorge is THE BEST!!!!!!! Food Was Delicious!!!! Everyone is so friendly!!!!!

SA
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Nice wine list and notable old fashioned cocktails. Timing was a little off. Wine came after our steak entrees. Save room for dessert.

p
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner in the bar. Very cozy, intimate setting. Our waiter, Julian, was excellent. I had the cowgirl ribeye that was delicious! Kinzie is so much better in every category than the larger steakhouse chains. We’ll be back!!

CD
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Light was too bright for dinner, the decor is dated, the food was below average .

MS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to Kinzie Chophouse when in Chicago for years. It has been redecorated and apparently there are new owners, but the experience was still terrific. Great service, great steaks and sides, and a fantastic wine list. I will be back.

DL
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top food, service & atmosphere! Couldn’t have been more pleased with the wine selections, creative sides and the perfectly aged and prepared steaks. Leave room for dessert - the decadent chocolate cake was wonderful!

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food here is quite good and the service is always great to begin with. This is the second time I've gone when the waiter just disappeared at the end of the dinner and we waited quite a while for him to ask about dessert and to get the check.

DB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first date at a Kinzie Chophouse 8 years ago. We were engaged there in 2017 and we spent our first wedding anniversary here. Always great food, great service and a great ambiance. Thank you everyone at Kinzie.

DD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Amazing food and amazing service! We were sat in a smaller room by ourselves. The host then sat a table right next to ours with about a party of 8. My friend and I struggled enjoying our time since the table next to us was so loud. It was odd to me that they would sit us so close to such a large group when there were so many other table options. Our server was struggling between us and the larger table too.

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food / bit expensive but very nice ambiance!!!
Would be great for a special occasion or biz dinner.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food in comfortable environment

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the steaks were cooked perfectly

JG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly, welcoming. Food was excellent and excellent ambiance

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No wait, good food, average steak house price. Went on a weekday so it was quiet.

SC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Emma!! Our meals were phenomenal. We had out of town guests from Scotland who were impressed by the ambiance & meal.

l
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty good but the server was not the friendliest and the closer it got to closing time the more the staff stood and stared at us as if to say - time to go. They close at 9 yet they started staring at 8:30. 😐

LE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kinzie chophouse never disappoints. Have been multiple times .

A
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was mediocre, felt rushed and food was just OK

AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything! Our private room the wait staff and front desk staff. The food was awesome 👏

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent.

JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The deviled eggs were fantastic! What a great addition to the menu. This is my go to place for lunch date or special occasion.

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