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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (53)
Romantic (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Business Meals (37)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Cozy (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Good for Groups (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Fun (11)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I’m a steak professional. The meat here was not as thick as I would have preferred, but it was expertly cooked and presented. The side was perfect, as was the accoutrement.

Great atmosphere - sublime service. I’ve been to Chicago Cut and Chop within the last 6 months - this ranks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food with GREAT sauces for sampling on the steaks .... Wait staff is also fantastic and attentive ......

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good service but the steaks that I, my wife and son had where so so. The expectation is that if you are at a steakhouse you’ll get something exceptional instead of something I can get at Jewel or Costco. The bigger disappointment t was their wine selection. If any of you know anything g about wine see for yourself. In comparison see what other steakhouses carry. Overall big “X” from me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Our first visit -Valentine's Day. Excellent service by wait staff . Our waiter, Rob Grimm, was fantastic. 5 stars across the board for Kinzie Chophouse.

Wish they had valet parking.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We came in for the Winter menu. While the meat was tasty for him, the vegan options missed the mark for me. I'm glad we came but I would not recommend for vegetarians.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great selection of Steaks and the Mac N Cheese is superb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This time we chose to sit in the bar. The service experience wasn’t anything like I had experienced a few weeks prior in the dining room. Last time we had a young lady that was extraordinary. This time an older gentleman just doing his job The calimari was too chewy this time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had some issues with the food steak was well when I asked for medium they fixed it quickly, second issue was the oscar side had chips of crab claw swallowed one and caught the other brought it to server attention they just apologized. Overall not the expectation I had from a fine Restraunt it was my first experience probably last

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Bad service with an attitude and mediocre food make for a place I will not return to.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dined with family for my daughter’s birthday — food was delicious & service was excellent. This is a gem in Chicago— Our steaks were perfect, and the desserts - lovely! We will be dining again very soon. We recommend The Cowgirl & the Bone-in Filet!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding service in a cozy, charming atmosphere with awesome food. Relaxing vibe where you can chat in at an intimate table or booth. We loved the crispy bread they served and had a delicious glass of wine. It was my husband's birthday dinner and they even gave us a delish mini mousse cake to enjoy at the end. We loved the unique "old school" charm of this establishment; it wasn't trying too hard; no one tried to sell us any food memberships like at Morton's or made us feel rushed. A truly special dining experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great place! Like the remodel

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Steaks were cooked perfectly and mushroom risotta was to die for. Great service and ambiance. Highly recommend trying the wine as well as leaving enough room to try the decadent chocolate cake 😊

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Ate here for a business dinner while in town for a conference. The food was AMAZING! The dry aged Kansas City steak was out of this world and the shaved brussel sprouts with bacon maple demi-glaze were a serious trip to flavor town. One of our party had the special which came with a soup, steak, and dessert. She raved about the golden soup (cauliflower and turmeric) the rest of the night. Prices are comparable or slightly less than more well-known steakhouses in Chicago.The decor is clean and inviting with soft lighting that sets a very relaxed atmosphere. The wait staff was very attentive albeit somewhat cold and they did take longer than we would have liked to greet us after being seated, hence the four stars. I also must mention that the bread basket they bring has the most unique bread I have ever had at a "we give free bread" restaurant. Delightful little, yet oddly shaped, rolls with a touch of sweetness and crispy shards of baked phyllo or pastry crust. just a fun, original touch to a great restaurant with excellent food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

Outstanding service...there was a fairly loud party in the back private dining room near where we were originally seated. The staff realized it was too loud for our small family and they moved us to a quieter area without us asking. Our waiter was extremely friendly and accommodating to our menu requests. The room is casually elegant but not stuffy. The meal itself was very good. Our second time here and we will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 13, 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 13, 2018

Awesome food & drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 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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 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 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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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 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 18, 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 17, 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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 (Chicago)·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 16, 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 16, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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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