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May St. Cafe

4.2
4.2
459 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
weddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 300
Contemporary seasonal cooking featuring Mexican and Puerto Rican traditional foods with a modern twist. All beef, pork and lamb products come from Allen Brothers - "The Great Steakhouse Steaks."

Best house-made margaritas mix in town Watch all games. Dine before or after games concerts or conventions. The restaurant is located close to United Center, White Sox, Soldier Field, and McCormick Place limo service.

Enjoy the warm summer weather while dining al fresco on May St. Steakhouse's outdoor patio. Available for private parties and catering, try our patio for your private party and our new May St. mini late night menu of small plates and Latin inspired fresh cocktails. Watch special events and Chicago's teams win on our large flat screen TV without the distraction of sound while at the same time dining in style.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Latin, Contemporary American, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    By Appointment Only Accepting Groups of 20 or more for all Celebrations weddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 300 cateringbymayst@gmail.com must speak with Event Coordinator
  • Phone number
    (312) 421-4442
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mario Santiago
  • Catering
    May St. Cafe is YOUR one stop destination for any and every dining need.offering contemporary and traditional american menus and latin menus, party packages From romantic nights, special event catering on or off premis for 200 or 20 close friends in your living room, we can do it all! Visit us today for dinner, inside or outside on the terrace! check out our new event loft space seating up to 200 We know you'll have a special experience like no other.
  • Private party facilities
    May St. is your one stop destination for any and every private dining need. From rehearsal dinners and corporate gatherings to cocktails on the patio, we will help you create a special experience like no other.weddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 300
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (312) 421-4442
  • Neighborhood
    South Loop
  • Cross street
    May St.
  • Parking details
    Street parking & private lot available<br />special event valet parking available
  • Public transit
    red line chinatown cermak bus 21 blueline to uic halsted bus to cermak cermak west to may st or ashland bus to cermak bus west may st
  • Entertainment
    dine with us before or after all games and concerts we offer full pacakges obtain the best tickets and seats through Gold Coast tickets dine with us and we will limo you and your group we are just a few minutes to United Center for Chicago Bulls, Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago White Sox, Concerts, Soldier Field, Chicago Bears, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium close to Mc Corrmick Place Convention Center, Burnam Harbor, we also offer on and off premiss full service catering we offer our private space for eventsweddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 450
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 459 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 0.5Value

NoiseModerate

459 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. The staff was personable. The food and device was excellent. The ambiance was magnificent. I will definitely go back again.

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  2. Jose

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The mac and cheese with shrimp was delicious!!!!

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  3. JoseyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks and creative menu options! Really loved the outside patio.

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  4. IraH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my favorites. Worth the trip to the out of the way location. Excellent steaks and really creative options.

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  5. sandy

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional and dining on the patio was very nice.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pork chop and quest fundido! Also loved the complimentary flan cake :)

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  7. JSfromLA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sorry to say this place has lost its luster. I hope we caught them on a bad night, because this used to be a Chicago favorite of mine. First, the waiter forgot to place our app order so it came out 45 minutes later with our mains. Thank God the truffle lobster mac and cheese was still amazing because the chicken molé was so so and the burger was overdone an dry. The waiter did make up for things with a butter cake desert, which was appreciated. However, the experience was disappointing Step it up May Street. you used to be a 5 star raver!

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  8. FoodGoddess

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great experience here. Andres took great care of us, the homemade sangria was great! Guadalupe made amazing food, the fajitas and Tostones were out of this world.

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  9. Sunrise

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy restaurant off the beaten path on May St. and Cermak. Nice covered outdoor area eating space plus a new outdoor area is available for drinks and appetizers. Loved the flavors of the guacamole, Puerto Rican Paella and Chicken Mole. Will definitely go back.

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  10. JBFsantafe

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Chose May St Cafe for its proximity to Thalia Hall. It is a tiny restaurant that you need to look for. Food was great. I would call it Latin Fusion. Much of the menu is shellfish. Also some meat. Limited wines by the glass but reasonably priced. I had a shrimp and scallop dish over coconut rice inside a grilled pineapple. Delicious, although I was disappointed that the scallops were either the tiniest on earth or else they were actually scallop bits. Only other issue was service. The food came quickly but the servers were unaware of certain needs, like water and getting the check. I would go again.

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Google Map for May St. Cafe

1146 W. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60608

Additional information

  • Cross street
    May St.
  • Neighborhood
    South Loop
  • Hours of operation
    By Appointment Only Accepting Groups of 20 or more for all Celebrations weddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 300 cateringbymayst@gmail.com must speak with Event Coordinator
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Latin, Contemporary American, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking & private lot available<br />special event valet parking available
  • Public transit
    red line chinatown cermak bus 21 blueline to uic halsted bus to cermak cermak west to may st or ashland bus to cermak bus west may st
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mario Santiago
  • Entertainment
    dine with us before or after all games and concerts we offer full pacakges obtain the best tickets and seats through Gold Coast tickets dine with us and we will limo you and your group we are just a few minutes to United Center for Chicago Bulls, Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago White Sox, Concerts, Soldier Field, Chicago Bears, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium close to Mc Corrmick Place Convention Center, Burnam Harbor, we also offer on and off premiss full service catering we offer our private space for eventsweddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 450
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 421-4442
  • Catering
    May St. Cafe is YOUR one stop destination for any and every dining need.offering contemporary and traditional american menus and latin menus, party packages From romantic nights, special event catering on or off premis for 200 or 20 close friends in your living room, we can do it all! Visit us today for dinner, inside or outside on the terrace! check out our new event loft space seating up to 200 We know you'll have a special experience like no other.
  • Private party facilities
    May St. is your one stop destination for any and every private dining need. From rehearsal dinners and corporate gatherings to cocktails on the patio, we will help you create a special experience like no other.weddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 300
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (312) 421-4442
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