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 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.

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:
Winter Delights Menu is here with all of your favorites!
$40 per person | $59 with wine pairings | 3-Course Menu

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for a Date (54)
Romantic (39)
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Business Meals (39)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Cozy (30)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (5)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The dried aged steak was bland could have used some flavor. Otherwise the meal was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We have come to Kinzie for years. For ourselves and we have brought friends from outside the area.

Kinzie is my wife's "Bad day restaurant". Sometimes she gets in the car and says she has had an awful day and all she wants is a martini and a veal chop. This is her favorite meal at Kinzie. 45 to 60 minutes later, she is a much happier woman with an improved view.

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Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Disappointed in the quality of food. Ambiance is great, but will pick another place before heading here. Service was also poor unfortunately.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Awesome food & drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I can't say enough good things about Kinzie Chophouse. My fiance and I have become regulars at this spot and this past weekend, we brought another couple with us and had an incredible experience. Our server was super knowledgeable on wine and let us try one of his favorites from the tasting refrigerator on the side of the lounge. On top of that, he gave our table a complimentary dessert to celebrate both of our recent engagements :) Love this spot for so many reasons! Can't wait for patio season!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Spent the evening here post theatre for a second anniversary dinner. The staff promptly seated us at our reserved, semi-private table that we requested/reserved.

The server provided extreme detail of the daily special and chef's choice. Allowed us time to review the menu, and also staggered our appetizers and entrees from being served too close together. The menu is quite vast with an array of pastas, seafood, and steaks. They even give a steak replica presentation of the steak cuts available that night.

Candlelight, white table cloth environment. Clothing may need to be business casual to formal. I would not suggest jeans unless paired with a button down and blazer, or sweater and tie. They did not, however, make this a requirement; so come as you please!

Ambiance started fairly quite with only 3 party of guest in the house. Got a little more noisy, but still bearable for intimate conversation as the restaurant filled. Would definitely recommend making a reservation for quick seating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was great. Apps were great! Steaks were not good for the price. Not juicy at all. Very disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

such good food and very nice server, friendly, worth our commute from oak park

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our first visit to Kinzie Chophouse. It was a perfect meal for a great occasion. Craig our waiter- in the bar area- was attentive and very helpful talking us through the wine, cocktail and dinner menu. 3 of us ordered steak- a filet, a Dry aged Delmonico and a Dry Aged KC Strip. All cooked to perfection- between Medium and Rare +. My wife had the halibut which she said was delicious- no surprise! My son enjoyed his Nutty Rider Mixed drink which Craig indicated was new to the menu- and one created by he and the team. A wonderful evening! Thanks. Have a safe and successful week.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went here for NYE dinner and it was amazing. Me and my family will definitely be visiting again. I loved our waiter. He was full of energy on such a busy night!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a great dining experience. Would definitely go again for a special occasion or just to have a nice dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fabulous business meal! Sat in the bar booth and enjoyed cocktails, great bone-in filet, wine and incredible dessert. The decor and ambiance are perfect blend of lively but not raucous.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

All my times in Chicago, is never been to Kinzie Chophouse. Will definitely go back. And Mike, our server, was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waiter was super attentive and made us feel very comfortable during our dining experience. Our waiter warned us that the prime rib that evening was at a medium, my boyfriend initially wanted a medium rare cook, which was very kind of him but the medium prime rib was very tough to eat (very dry and bland). So we will probably be avoiding the prime rib next time.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Overall, a great locals steakhouse. Never had a bad meal there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Exceptional dining with my family. Staff was great and food was great. Will be a regular here for sure.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waiter was amazing and the food was even better!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was nice but if looking for a great steakhouse this is not one of chicagos 's best.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

KscH is knocking it out of he park ..... Steaks are top notch and the sauces are to die for .... I don't work downtown anymore, so when I do and it is dinner time Kinzie is my first choice .... The staff is also A+ for there attentiveness and knowledge of the steaks and menu ....

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Waiter was wonderful and food was fabulous! They even allowed us to bring a bottle of wine and didn't charge us a corking fee!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 10, 2017

Amazing service and food was amazing .
Anniversary/birthday dinner

Tags: Notable Wine List
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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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 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of my favorite spots near the Merchandise Mart. Always a great experience and a good value for a business lunch or dining with friends.

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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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 (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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 (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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