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N9NE Steakhouse

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4.1
925 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak

N9NE Steakhouse mixes the best elements of a classic Chicago steakhouse with a contemporary American flair in both the menu and design. With recent awards such as 2011 and 2012 Michelin Recommended, and being named the Best Steakhouse in the City of Chicago by AOL City's Best 2010, N9NE is sure to meet and exceed the culinary expectations of any palate.

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.0Ambience

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71% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. K

    Kord

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2013

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Food was great, but the restaurant was empty all night!!!!!

  2. TM

    TamsinM

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everything was great- food, ambience. Server was fantastic but hostess kind of standoffish.

  3. a

    alamo

    San Francisco

    146 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great steak and wine list. A bit on the expensive side. Very much the place for a power meal.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Our waiter took a long time taking our order. Its like he forgot about us. The food was good. The ambience was ok. I dont like I will be going back.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Took my wife early for Mothersday/Birthday. We both loved the food. After saving up, we will be back.

  6. P

    Pondy5

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It has been years since my husband and I have been to N9NE, but the food was just as excellent as we remembered. What we were surprised about was how empty it was! It is a large restaurant and I don't think it was even half-full. We probably had dinner on the early side (we had a show to catch), but it was a fairly leisurely dinner so certainly by the time we left there should have been more people there. It just concerns us because this really is a fantastic place and we don't want to see it close. Everything we ordered, from the drinks and appetizers to the desserts was phenomenal. And the service was perfect - just scarce enough to allow us our romantic dinner while making sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommended!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2013

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food was excellent, but the service was slow. We had to wait a long time to order coffee & dessert, then had to ask a busboy for the check.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2013

    overall2food3service5ambience1

    I hadn't been to N9NE in a couple of years and a friend from out of town wanted to go. We were very surprised/disappointed by the changes we witnessed. Specifically, we were used to hearing low-key dance music in the background, but what was playing while we were there was very loud club music with offensive lyrics. The music was fine for a non-dinner setting. People felt the need to get up and dance at their tables, like they were in a club. We had to ask the manager to turn the music down! Not what one would expect from a restaurant where you are paying upwards of $50 for a steak. The food was decent. I likely won't be back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    N9NE Steakhouse proved to be a great choice for my husband and I to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. The staff was excellent and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was upscale-modern and very comfortable. The bar is in the center of the dining room making the space More relaxed. I loved that we got to dress up without the stuffy feeling.

  10. UM

    UncleMichael

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant remains one of Chicago's Finest! The food and service aree wonderful.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was thoroughly pleased with my visit to N9ne. I could really see myself coming back soon.

  12. DD

    DevilDuck

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2013

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    While I have eaten here before over the years I truly recognize how dated its concept has become for a restaurant that carries such a high reputation. The bright spot of this restaurant is the skill and experience of its wait staff. Stepping through its Parthenon inspired entry one gets the general feeling of stepping back in time 15 years where the faint sounds of boy bands reside. While the price structure of this menu harks of classic gourmet steakhouse this experience was very sub par compared to the meals I have enjoyed in the past. The menu is both dated and the food was not of the quality one would expect as my wife's filet looked a little worse for wear, and my Amish chicken screeched of bland church house baked chicken.

  13. T

    Todd

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, wonderful food and wonderful service. This is always a great place to celebrate my birthday.

  14. P

    Patricia

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food--and the chef was very accommodating with a salad choice allowing me to avoid allergens. Love this place!

  15. SB

    SBKJ

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2013

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    This place is always solid but this last trip the service was slightly slow. Definitely an aberration though - this restaurant is highly recommended.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place for special occasions. My wife and I have been here for several of our anniversaries. Most notably our nineth. It is not cheap but if love great steaks then this is the place to go. Service was excellent. On our anniversary I ordered flowers which were already sitting on the table when we arrived. My wife loved the touch! Can't wait for the next special occasion.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2013

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    this was once a great albeit pricey place for excellant everything. EVERYTHING seems to have fallen apart. We had very early pre-opera reservations, so there was not a big crowd (surprizing since most other Opera House top restaurants were packed.). Service was the worst, laziest, and poorly trained that I've EVER experienced in any so called "Quality establishment)! My guests and I had to repeatedly ask for things, over and over....simple things...and the wait staff was so lackidasical and downright lethargic!!! Food was bearly enjoyable, if at all....EVERYTHING looked like it had been "under warming lights way too long" And there were only a few tables to serve....makes no sense! Lamb chops were gristly, sliced tomatoes were not ripe.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and staff are superb! I've been to many fine steakhouses across the country and n9ne has by far been in my top 3 for years. This restaurant never fails to provide a great experience from the minute I step in. Thank you n9ne-Chicago.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food was excellent as well as the ambiance. Great for a couples night out!!!

  20. C

    Chopped33

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Went to N9NE during restaurant week and it was fantastic... My daughter (7yrs old) came along and our waiter went above and beyond to make her experience memorable. The food was great, I will definitely be back.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2013

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    For a place that specializes in steak I would think this would be a great item from their menu, and it was the worst thing I had. Appetizers were good, but I don't think I would go back. I was disappointed to say the least. Our server was what made our dinner actually enjoyable, even with average at best food.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Monday nights are slow nights for restaurants so I'm not sure how more demanding times are, however this is a great time for a quieter, more cozy experience with close friends or a special someone. The service is just as attentive and makes you feel at ease, without appearing over anxious or bored on a slow night. Will not be afraid to try a busier time, but I like the ease and low crowd of a Monday.

  23. C

    Char

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly delightful food and experience. Each person that you encountered ensured that we had the optimal dining experience.

  24. C

    Char

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each component of service was executed with class and grace. The food was delicious. I will return on a regular basis and suggest N9ne to other individuals to enjoy.

  25. F

    Fresser

    Chicago

    315 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    315 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2013

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    an outstanding venue for a business lunch. A beautiful roomwith nice service and a friendly staff.

  26. N

    Neverpicky

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Had a nice time here - service was awesome - everyone from the host/hostess to the wait staff and the bus boys, but the food was just "ok". There are incredible steak houses in this city so you need to shine when it comes to steaks. For example, our table split a bunch of entrees but the ribeye was beyond fatty...it should be more marbled than other pieces of meat, but this thing was all fat and the chef never should have cooked it - felt like I was eating something from a truck stop.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great for business lunch or after work cocktail.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and impeccable service!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2013

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Waiter was extremely good - the hosts could use an attitude adjustment.

  30. M

    Modaddy99

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was awesome and the food was off the chart. The Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection. This was a friendly dinner amongst married couples and it was an unbelievable night. We never had to wait for anything.

  31. PA

    PhilA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at N9NE! Food is consistently outstanding, service always top!

  32. J

    Jill

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    The service staff was exceptional offering us great service and acknowledged that both in party were not impressed with the Lobster bisque. As most restaurants are loud, the middle of N9NE was no exception. I truly wish something could be down to tone down the noise factor, everywhere is just LOUD today. Will visit again in the future, good location and price points for lunch.

  33. KC

    KristenC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place for a special occasion! They had a black miso cod that was to die for...and one of the reasons why I loved this restaurant so much! The service was always professional and right on point! It's too bad it went under:(

  34. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2013

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Are you serious it was dead & we sat at the bar and we were the only ones there bartender was more engaged in her magazine & coffee. Only conversation we had was what we ordered little did she know we live in bldg & didn't even ask if we wanted another drink. No thank you for dining with us or anything. There's too may other restaurants to dine in, in this city! Won't ever go back & we can crawl there! Food was pretty blah.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Back in yearly trip to Chicago for business and was going to go to Smith/Wollensky's again. Heard several people make comments that their quality had gone down and many recommended N9NE. Made reso and the overall experience was remarkable. Our server (Manny?) has been there since they opened and provided us with phenomenal service. My Filet was literally the best I have ever had and I spent 20 years in the restaurant/steakhouse business. The tuna apps, sides, dessert, wine--all best of class.

  36. i

    itzsoeze

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2013

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great dining experience, Rafael and wait staff was outstanding. Steak is their expertise and regarding that all I will say is "KOBE".

  37. W

    Wika

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2013

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    I ordered a $52 steak, and it was under cooked and very tough. I had to send it back twice before they cooked it to my request - medium +.

  38. NM

    NicholeM

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is one of my favorite restaurants. It is a little too expensive for me to enjoy very often, but when I go, I am always pleased. My fiance and I went for Valentine's Day and the food was outstanding for the most part. The only downside was that my fiance's steak was a little overcooked, great flavor though.

  39. D

    Disappointed

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2013

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    After all of the rave reviews I had heard and read of N9NE, I was frankly disappointed with our dinners. Service was exceptional. Our waiter was friendly, efficient and very helpful. The food was just okay. Nothing great, nothing awful. There are so many great restaurantes in Chicago, I'd go elsewhere before returning.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good for a place to meet friends after 8hr work shift.

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N9NE Steakhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 925 OpenTable diners

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