About Kinzie Chophouse

A one-of-a-kind, single-venue steakhouse serving up the best in quality cuts of steak, seafood and homemade pasta dishes. This woman owned and operated steakhouse is a gem in the Chicago restaurant scene!

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 26th year of business in 2017, Kinzie Chophouse brings you old favorites while mixing in new concepts and food trends! .

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

400 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Kinzie Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 822-0191

Website:
http://www.kinziechophouse.com/

Catering:
Private Dining Rooms Available! Contact: 312-329-9826

Parking Details:
Self Parking in garage at MartParc Wells on the corner of Wells & Kinzie Streets. Validated down to $10 per car after 3pm for up to 3 hours. Must ask for voucher from server/manager/hostess for validation.

Public Transit:
Brown line - Merchandise Mart

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Summer Anniversary Menu is here with all of your favorites!
$40 per person | 3-Course Menu | June 21st - September 21st 2017

1/2 Priced Bottles of wine Sunday thru Tuesday with every 2 entrees purchased. Does not include our special selections, reserve or Auction lists.

HAPPY HOUR
Monday: 1/2 Priced Draft Beers
Tuesday: Buy one get one free Bar Menu Appetizers
Wednesday: 1/2 Priced Sangria
Thursday: Buy one get one free Bar Menu Appetizers
Friday: 1/2 off Specialty Cocktails
*Above promotions combined with the purchase of a bar menu food item
Available daily | 4pm-Close | Kinzie Bar and Patio only

Private Dining

Our much sought after private dining rooms are the ideal location for your next gathering—from birthdays and rehearsal dinners to business meetings and holiday parties; these comfortable, stylish rooms will perfectly accommodate your next private dining experience at the Kinzie Chophouse.

Kinzie Chophouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (54)
Business Meals (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Romantic (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Cozy (26)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Authentic (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

From the time we walked into the restaurant, the service was outstanding. The hostess gave a warm greeting and a woman came up to us in the bar area asking us if she could help us get a drink. The steaks and lamb chops were excellent. I wanted to make sure that the lamb chops were rib, not loin, and the waiter went and showed me so I could make the decision. The autumn tasting menu was a great value and the scallops were very tasty. The menu is very diverse and the pricing is reasonable for what you get. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely visit again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were excellent. My only frustration is the noise level - it's hard to maintain a conversation because the acoustics are terrible.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service was good. However, we were seated in the bar area which was packed and freezing every time the front door opened.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Another great meal at Kinzie’s. As always the service was good and the food was outstanding.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service, employees responded to all needs immediately. Food was also excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was delicious and affordable. Service was excellent. Quiet enough to have a conversation too!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This has been our go to place for several years when we attend the One of a Kind Show across the street at the Mart. As a matter of fact, I make these reservations before I secure seats on the AMTRAK from western Illinois. Great service, welcoming greeting at the door, and a menu that appeals to our variety of tastes. Kinzie Chop House is a refreshing respite from all the hustle and bustle of the show. See you next year!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Delicious salads for lunch. Good service & nice atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Although our food was excellent dining here was a frustrating experience. We arrived 20 minutes prior to our 9:00 pm reservation and were not seated until 9:20. We were not acknowledged by our waiter until 9:48 pm. We had to request the bread baskets that are normally brought when water is served. Our waiter was not friendly and seemed annoyed with waiting on us. We had to ask questions about the menu, he did not offer suggestions, specials, etc. After finally serving our drinks, he disappeared for another 10 minutes although we told him we were ready to order. Finally received our food at 10:30 pm. When paying he shorted one of our party $40.00 change. When called on it he replied, oh yeah. We asked for the manager when leaving and she didn't seem to care much for our complaints. Our party was 8 women ages 50 - 60 on a week-end shopping trip. Kinzie Chop House came highly recommended and we were very disappointed with the service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. We come to Chicago often and this will be one of our "go to" places for sure! We had the rib eye & it was very tender and flavorful , also tried the broccoli w/ gouda & highly recommend the mac & cheese. Everything we tried was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Weekend trip to Chicago from Columbus, Oh. Hands down the best steak I’ve ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time here, and our experience was fantastic! The food was super and absolutely delicious! Couldn't have had a better time. We will definetely be back to Kinzie's!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Loved the 25th anniversary special options - very unique steak cuts! Exceptional service!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service and excellent food. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This place is so consistent. Every time we go there, the steaks are perfect...the service is impeccable...and the place is beautiful. We go for almost all our special occasions! We just went 2 days ago for my 40th bday and to celebrate our first baby and the staff went above and beyond to make it special. ESPECIALLY our waiter, Chase!!! He's darling and gave such good service :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent dinner. Great service. The best part is that the restaurant is privately owned and not a chain.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Happy Hour, nice specials and friendly staff and crown in the bar. Afterwards move to the dining room for a wonderful service and food. Careful you will need a cab when you leave as you will not be able to stop eating until you fall into a food coma. ENJOY!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went for a birthday dinner. Everything was fantastic.... drinks, service and wonderful steaks!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Absolutely perfect evening! The food was wonderful and the Fall Menu is a great value with nice wine pours and wonderful selections. Our server, Rob, was kind, attentive and provided wonderful service. We will be going back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went there for the Fall menu and after referring to it 3 times and ordering from it the bill arrived from the main menu adding all items separately. Not sure how you make this mistake. In addition it was very expensive for the quality of the steak.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great menu choices, very nice atmosphere and great beverage choices. Our group from out of town enjoyed the evening and our dining experience here. The staff was very gracious and met our every need.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service, food and ambiance. Our waiter Rob was most accommodating.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wait staff was outstanding. Food was average (order tuna tartar!). Better choices in downtown Chicago.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent place. Service with the waiter was great. Manager recommended a great beer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a lovely meal here on Friday. The food was wonderful and the staff extremely friendly and attentive. We were out celebrating and they definitely made the occasion a special one.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Three-course prix fixe menu is an excellent value -- especially if two of you order different items in each course and share everything (including the coordinated wine pairings!). Everything was prepared and seasoned nicely, except the avocado appetizer and butternut squash pasta dish had *no* salt whatsoever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Kinzie Chophouse is a preferred lunch spot for me. Very good location, great service and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great place for meatlovers. Ask for the meat presentation!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

From the time we entered we were greeted with big smiles and a sense of genuine warmth. Chase, our waiter, was fantastic! He immediately made us feel at home! Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he made me feel like my selections would have been his choice for me as well!

The wine list was extensive and his patience limitless as we tried to make a choice. The steak (filet for me) and the special preparation (whiskey peppercorn) was outstanding. The sides (broccoli fondue and mushroom risotto) were both very good, but too large to finish. If we were local I would have packed it up to go for sure! The desert our waiter chose (for the birthday we were celebrating) was exactly what we would have picked and it came out without consultation and the presentation included a personalized plate and lit candle. It was the perfect night!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sat next to large table and servers were very busy. Food took longer than expected but the manager was on top of it and made it right without me asking. I will come back, people were great.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quality of food keeps going down. My steak (their specialty) was not very good. We visit Chicago every year and have visited them the last 3 years. Last year was disappointing and this year was as well. Thought maybe last year was just a one off bad meal but we were disappointed in the quality of main course again.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very busy, attentive service, quality food at decent prices, friendly hosts.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best bone-in filet I have ever eaten! The side dishes were okay. Price was fair. Overall a nice neighborhood steakhouse. Diverse crowd of people from families to groups to couples.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent neighborhood staple with an extensive wine list, great food menu and exceptional service. Highly recommended !

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is great, but the service could be better. It was slow and the waiter hardly checked on us. Not great if you're just tying to go for an hour lunch break.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

A great place for a get together with friends. Love the ambiance. Love the food taste.
A tad too long for the entree to come.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wait staff was great, and ambiance was nice, but food was disappointing. They did not offer a 6oz filet, and there is no way I can eat an 8oz, so I ordered the salmon. It was cooked way overdone and the fish was actually chewy! I heard others say the steak was good, but not outrageous.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service, great steaks appetizers and deserts, highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I both ordered from the three course Fall Menu with wine pairings. The food was excellent and steaks cooked to perfection. Our service was great, water glass was always full, plates cleared timely after each course, and our server checked back several times to make sure our food was to always our liking. Atmosphere is a little cozy. I would go back again anytime.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my second time dining there and everything was fantastic. Great service, food and ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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