Kinzie Chophouse

4.2
2751 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Kinzie Chophouse is a River North favorite that will be celebrating 30 years in 2021. We specialize in steaks, seafood and pasta with a Greek Gastronomy influence.

As one of the only woman owned steakhouses, we continue the tradition of excellence in food and service in our restaurant. We welcome you to our newly renovated bar lounge which is reminiscent of old world Chicago, but with an elegant touch. Enjoy a delicious meal in an iconic location with charm and history. Kinzie Chophouse is located in the first building erected with steel beams in Chicago and we wanted to pay homage to that in our design. We have an extensive wine list and have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2008. Our craft cocktails are sure to delight, with a variety to suit all tastes. If entertaining larger parties, we have three elegant, private rooms that will make any special occasion memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you and amazing you with our food and hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2751 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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EricaS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just went for wine and oysters, but the food was great! The bread (tiny rolls) and butter were amazing! Ambiance was very nice outside on a particularly warm Nov evening. The L is right above you as you dine, so just something to be aware of.

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vipChrissyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Not enough social distancing going on here. We asked for the table next to us to be moved because it was only about 2 feet away. They moved it over 1 foot and continued to try to seat people next to us.

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vipBill
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

With Covid restrictions being all over the board and no one really understanding what’s compliant and what isn’t, we were seated indoors next to a small open window as this restaurant does not have patio heaters for whatever reason. I was fine with it, my guest was a little apprehensive as there was one other table seated in room with us. We were only presented with one paper menu for both of us to peruse and I had to wait for our server to approach us and request a wine list, which I had to retrieve via querty code on my phone after he brought over a small laminated sign to scan. I appreciate touch less menu options like this, but if customers are expected to utilize their own cell phones, the proprietors should at least provide free Wi-fi! My fish was terribly over cooked and had to be remade. And we all know what happens next, my guest had already finished his entree by the time my second one got to the table as l picked at the rubbery first attempt while he ate. Then he had to sit and watch me eat, which I hastily did so that we could share a dessert. Restaurants that are struggling to survive should really be on the top of their game one would think. Lately it just seems like there is just no attention to detail everywhere we go. In these toughest of times, only the very best will survive. I won’t rush back to Kinzie Chop House any time soon. And a word of advice to management, invest in some propane heaters like your neighbors to the west. It at least gives your customers the impression that you’re thinking about their comfort and safety!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, as always! We took advantage of their Sunday-Monday specials. T-bone was superb, lobster was succulent! Cocktails were a delight. Very happy to visit Kinzie to keep them part of the Chicago steak scene.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

It took them 20 min to have a waiter take our drink order, until we had to tell a manager that we needed a waiter. Service was poor, food didn’t come out right, and food was cold.

MJ
MoJames
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible restaurant! If I could rate them a zero I would! The waiter was extremely rude, our seafood was freezing cold, the steaks were burnt on the outside and red on the inside! We weren’t able to be seated until 30 minutes after our reservation! And when we were finally seated the table was extremely small and wobbled. I have never been to such a terrible restaurant in my life!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It took 30mins just for me and my fiancé to get bread, after that we received our food an hour after being there. I ask for my steak well done because I don’t eat raw meat and my steak came out med rare. My fiancé asked for chicken and mash potatoes his chicken was good but after sitting there for an hour they Finally tell us they’re out of mash potatoes so he had to settle for something else. I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was gorribkr

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JannB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was extremely helpful. I enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service was fantastic, recommend the scallops.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Bartender service was absolutely horrible

JB
vipJamesB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

So disappointed. I have loved Kinzie for years, but this time it was awful. Our party of 6 was sat in a private dining room upstairs in what was basically an office space (and was extremely quiet) WITH another party of 6. Dirty Martinis came as warm glasses of straight vodka. Old fashioneds came as whiskey on the rocks with an orange wedge. Steaks had to be sent back twice. Not what I expect for $1,000. Next time I'll take my money to one of our many excellent options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was a bit slow maybe due to staff but pleasant. Would definitely visit again.

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demu
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday... the service, the food was great and Rafael awesome

JS
vipJimS
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The outside dining area was in the shade so it was rather chilly for lunch. Portable heaters would have been much appreciated. The food and beverage selection was a little pricey but of high quality. Our server was great (I.e., highly attentive, friendly, and helpful).

BJ
vipBruceJ
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner quiet evening inside. The food was good and the service was outstanding.
The steaks were perfect, good flavor and tender.

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vipEnydS
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

There wasn’t a big variety to choose from, 2 of the 3 items I ordered were good but not good enough to make me want to come back. The server was awesome though!! If you go food the ambiance and service then you won’t be disappointed.

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AnnaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Didn’t honor reservation

MR
vipMandyR
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny an Mike were great as usual! Miss the mushroom strudel tho!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

素晴らしく良いお店でした。
静かでスタッフの対応もよし。
肉の味も最高でした。

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vipAndreH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great place to have a date or gather with friends to have good food and good drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a Great Birthday dinner! I would highly recommend this restaurant. Thanks again Kinzie Chophouse!

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vipLoftyshoe
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We're operating in weird times and the restaurant ran out of baked potatoes which was a problem because two were ordered at our table. One was ordered by a carnivore as a substitute to the vegetable that came with her short ribs; the other was ordered by a vegan eater to go with her steamed vegetables. The restaurant somehow decided to give the last available baked potato to the short ribs person who had many options rather than the vegan who had limited options. It would have been great to have participated in that decision rather than to have it made for the diners at our table.

That's the less-than-happy part of this review. The rest of our experience was really good. The young man who greeted and seated us (blue suit and with an accent from another continent) was welcoming, gracious and professional. Our server, Rafael, was knowledgable and attentive. Our meals (steak, short ribs, pasta and vegetables) were all excellent although not piping hot. Most important, we felt that they were very attentive to new measures/guidelines intended to keep us all safe during the pandemic including masked staff, disinfecting tables between patrons and QR codes for the menu. A very good experience.

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vipwaynem
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and enjoyable outdoor eating. Excellent service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It is a very nice restaurant, great services, but I think because of Covid-19 the food quality may not be the best (we ordered lamb lollipops and tomahawk steak and both were very dry, the scallops were amazing though). The outdoor seating is not exactly the best especially because it is located right below a train track so we had to stop our conversation every 5-10 for the train to pass since we can’t hear anything. Can’t blame them for that but should be taken into consideration if you’re planning on dining here.

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vipDoughboy715
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great time at Kinzie Chophouse. Food was amazing and value was great. Ambiance was low due to the crisis at the moment (coronavirus) but overall had a great experience.

JL
JimL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of preparation methods/sauces for our filet mignon. Good variety of side dishes. Very attentive service.

PZ
vipPhilZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's the Chophouse, I know, but I ordered the burger. It was just alright. My in-laws loved the prime rib, and the pork chop look amazing that my wife ordered. Plus the lack of a kids menu (or smaller portions menu) prompted us to have to order the full size burger for our daughter. Fries were great, but the burger could use some work. Overall, I'd come back for steak or chops.

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vipPaulie
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I've been to the Kinzie Chophouse multiple times but on this occasion they brought all the food out shortly after delivering our cocktails thereby rushing the entire experience. It also didn't help that my steak was a bit tough and not up to the restaurant's typical standards.

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MiriamE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, but disappointed that the calamari is no longer on the menu. Bring it back please!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and good food

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eatsoutalot
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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atMOSTphere
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointed in Kinzie's, this time, although it was very crowded, they seemed very ill prepared for the Allstar weekend and Valentine's day, basically they did NOT show they could handle it. Missing menu items, servers not knowing which items are missing, "ok sir we have that" and after a 35 minute wait, and surprise, we are out of that too..besides all that my order wasn't even good, 12oz bland steak, (no flavor) ..I may try to let you guys make it up Kinzie's...because my first time here was great

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NicholasH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Was a cold non personal experience when checking in. We were on time for our reservation, were told to wait for 30 minutes before they pushed us toward the bar area. Food was okay. For the price there are better experiences I can find in Chicago.

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ZachW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good, but they were a little inflexible about the Valentine's Day special. It said it was $60 for the deal, but if you looked over the menu it really didn't save you anything. We asked if we could mix and match w/ it, but they said they couldn't. I understand if they make an exception for one they do for all. Our waiter was excellent, and the food was great as well. The experience wasn't one that would keep me away, but it was something I thought I would mention. Great restaurant, great food.

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JASMINEM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had reservations for Valentines Day and i have to say, I was very impressed overall. Our server that night treated us very well, I wish i remembered his name. We started off getting the 4 cheese mac & cheese, and honestly..it was the best mac and cheese i ever had. i could not get enough. We also ordered oysters which were also pretty good. We then ordered off the Valentines Day menu with was 3 courses each paired with wine. The first was the lobster bisque which was delicious, steak and potatoes, and then finally dessert. Everything was great. I would def go back, even just for the mac and cheese! seriously. Great service all around. Perfect Date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in every way possible

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DominiqueB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was poorly seasoned and the options were limited due to Valentine’s Day being a busy occasion for the restaurant. Service was good but the food was below average in my opinion

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Appetizer, main course side and dessert were all wrong or forgotten about. Service was terrible for average at best food.

MH
vipMelissaH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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You can order delivery directly from Kinzie Chophouse using the Order Online button. Kinzie Chophouse also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Kinzie Chophouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 822-0191.

Kinzie Chophouse is rated 4.2 stars by 2751 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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