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May St. Cafe

4.2
529 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Romantic (349)

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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 in town and an excellent boutique wine list. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Closed Monday, Open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm to 11pm, Sunday open for Dinner 4:00pm-9:00 pm
Open for private parties year round (Lunch, Brunch & Dinner)
During summer enjoy our al fresco covered patio
Serving Allen Brothers the Great Steak House Steaks with a Latin flair
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Phone number
(312) 421-4442
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Santiago
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Private party facilities
May St. Steakhouse 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.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (888) 704-3597
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Catering
May St. Cafe is YOUR one stop destination for any and every dining need.offering contemporary and traditional american menus and latin menus, bar 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 450 We know you'll have a special experience like no other.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
May St.
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Parking details
Street parking & private lot available
special event valet parking available
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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
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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 events
weddings rehersal dinners private cocktail parties corporate receptions, from 20 up to 450
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Special events & promotions
sundays have your private event day or join our email list to enjoy guest chef night also available for rehearsal dinners private party for all events holiday corporate events
weddings up to 450 in our loft space or in our garden terrace
email wecater2@aol.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 529 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on September 26, 2017

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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Jose (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on September 8, 2017

The mac and cheese with shrimp was delicious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on August 31, 2017

Delicious drinks and creative menu options! Really loved the outside patio.

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IraH (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on August 27, 2017

One of my favorites. Worth the trip to the out of the way location. Excellent steaks and really creative options.

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sandy (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was exceptional and dining on the patio was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on July 23, 2017

Great pork chop and quest fundido! Also loved the complimentary flan cake :)

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JSfromLA (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on July 22, 2017

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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FoodGoddess (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2017

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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Sunrise (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2017

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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vipJBFsantafe (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on June 14, 2017

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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