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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (41)
Business Meals (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Romantic (24)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Cozy (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

Great place for meatlovers. Ask for the meat presentation!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Business lunch with five people. Food great and service and timing just as good. Thanks

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great time. Definitely would go back next time we return to Chicago. Staff was friendly and food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our go-to restaurant when we are in Chicago. Great steaks and fantastic service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was outstanding! Our server, Jim, was very attentive to our table. When my steak came out overcooked, he replaced it fairly quickly with no questions asked. The Cocoa and Coffee rubbed Delmonico.... Yum yum! The menu had a nice variety of meal selections that included an affordable price range. We will return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Steaks overcooked. Seriously disappointed, all 5 in our party.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times for various occasions, including my birthday, wedding anniversary and Valentine's Day. When I received an email to come there for Sweetest Day it was a no brainer. The food and service has always been excellent. This experience, however, was disappointing. The room we were seated in was very loud. We could hardly hear each other. It took about 15 minutes after we were seated for our waiter to come over. He took our drink order but never introduced himself. I had to ask his name. After putting in our drink order, he came back and we ordered our food and appetizer. It took another 30 minutes to get the crab cake appetizer. It took an additional 35 to 40 minutes minutes to get our entrees. We watched people eat their meals, order their dessert and finish it before we caught hold of our waiter and asked him what was going on. He never told us the kitchen was backed up until I asked him for a Dessert wine and if it would take as long as the food. He then stated the kitchen was backed up, not the bar. However, my husband ordered a second drink before our food came and had to inquire about it. We ended up taking a few bites of our entrees and then asking to wrap it to take it home. At that point we were irritated with the service. My dessert wine came out quickly, I drank it fast, we paid the bill and left. I was surprised that even when we inquired about our food and the length of time, there was no manager that came over to apologize for the wait like other high end restaurants. The food was delicious, however, when we finally received it. I'm sure it was an off night, but I was invited to the restaurant and the level of service did not measure up.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Because of my first awesome experience I went back for a second time. Unfortunately they fell short. I attempted to order two bottles of wine and in both cases the menu had the incorrect year. The service was spotty as our server was also tending bar They did not have the steak we requested so they served a substitute. For all of the reasons I give it a 3.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place to take a group of friends the food and service was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I spent "Sweetest Day" at Kinzie Chop House and once again it did not disappoint. Their fall menu offerings were superb - especially the scallops appetizer. They now also have the most delicious warm rolls which we had to show great restraint in not asking for more! My favorite will always be the ahi tuna and of course all of their steaks are fantastic. Rob is our absolute favorite server and he is most attentive without being intrusive. This is truly our favorite steak house in the city!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful food & service! The menu is varied with choices for everyone.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great environment, food was pretty good, value was great, service was par, espressos were expensive, overall very good. I'll be coming back. Not for the espressos though.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Never disappoints- awesome menu, cozy place....hand selected rare wines and reasonable prices- wonderful staff, delicious desserts, love eating dinner in the bar!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Unfortunately, I was not particularly pleased with the food nor the service. My friends and I sat at the front booth along side of the cashier and once we received our food the waiters were coming to our table every three minutes. It was very annoying. I understand they have to remove empty plates but it seemed to be no break in between. I noticed other groups at tables but I didn’t see the waiters visiting them near as much.

I ordered a filet mignon (butterfly) and it was very tender inside but dry on the outside. My baked potatoe was lumpy versus smooth. It could have cooked longer.

Even though my first experience was not the best I would like to patronize Kinzie Chophouse in the future.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had seen this written up with other "Chophouse" restaurants and found this to be much less flashy and more about the food. Service was excellent - extremely professional, patient and warm - steaks were outstanding, wine list was great, and the atmosphere was relatively quiet (it was a Sunday night). Just a really, really good evening and a great restaurant. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a great steak-focused meal, with excellent service and a quiet atmosphere. Loved it.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great. A bit noisy though. And the tables could be bigger. Waiter forgot to split our tabs for us. Nice birthday pie for our friend. Very good food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have been to Kinzie Chophouse once a year for the last several years. It had become the 'GO TO' place for my husband and I when we visit Chicago. Our experiences have always been excellent, until this year. My steak was not cooked properly and an employee from the front desk walking around noticed I was not eating. He told me that it was cooked to medium-rare, that I didn't know my cooking temperatures, but would send it back to be refired. (I have worked in the restaurant industry for over 30 years and am well aware of cooking temperatures) He was VERY rude and condescending. We will NOT be back.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was extremely slow. Patrons were packed in like sardines making it difficult to comfortably move around.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Classic Chicago steak house! The place was lively, the service was prompt (maybe could have been a little more attentive but still a B+) and the Food was good at a reasonable price. You will not leave hungry! Overall, a nice evening out with good food and atmosphere served by a friendly, competent staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The steak demonic special was good but not outstanding.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

From the beginning our experience was excellent. The restaurant phoned in the morning to confirm the reservation and asked if there were any special occasions, etc. It was our first anniversary and they made it special. Our server Rob was outstanding, very knowledgeable and friendly. We both had steaks, of course, and were not disappointed at all. Rob's recommendations were perfect and the house even made us a special happy anniversary dessert. I would definitely recommend Kinzie Chophouse and we will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We visit Kinzie's every time we visit Chicago, sine 2012.
The food is always very good and the service is great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

When to Kenize for the Marathon celebration. Waiter was excellent (Chase?) Recommended suggestion for steak and wine were perfect. I do thin for the price of steaks a house salad should be included in the price of an entrée.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, and great service! Overall, a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love Kinzie Chophouse. However, they have a new sound system that played loud, annoying, unpopular music that wasn't suitable for a nice dinner.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My favorite spot when in Chicago. Mouth watering food, great drinks, amazing ambiance and fair prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had a great meal with my husband.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always delicious food and attentive service. Was very excited that their fall prix fixe menu included 3 courses of vegan options so my friends with dietary concerns were able to partake in the full experience of the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Steak, shrimp, scallops, whipped garlic potatoes were phenomenal. Even the bread and butter was great (butter was a chipotle honey flavor). The only thing we ate that was less than awesome was the tuna tartare. There were too many other things chopped up in it (peppers, capers, etc) that didn't do it for us. Service was great and they brought us a dessert for our birthdays -- best chocolate cake (similar to lava cake) I've ever had!! I would go back just for that. You'll spend a pretty penny for a nice meal, but it was worth it.

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