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About Last Knife, Chicago, IL

About Last Knife

4.4
4.4
125 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Reflecting the incredible energy, style, and distinctive vibe of the City of Big Shoulders, ALK brings a fresh and inventive approach to a gastropub in downtown Chicago. New American modern and classic staples meet a lively cocktail bar complete with a boutique wine list in this inviting challenger to the traditional. About Last Knife is a spot to unwind, a stage to tell your best stories, and above all a place where you know you will have a good time. Plus, we just thought it was a fun name. If we’ve done our job, you’ll remember last night just enough to want to come back.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 392-2440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice atmosphere
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Dining with friends
  3. KS

    KyleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Like many restaurants, they were short in waitstaff and bartenders, but the folks still had a good attitude and served us great food
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was not good. I could understand if it was busy, but it was not. Seats are very uncomfortable for sitting in the restaurant.
  5. TK

    TKaper

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took almost an hour to order our entree. Food was delicious and ambiance was cool. Wait wouldn’t have been that big of a deal but we had a 7:30 show. Almost didn’t make it. Overall nice restaurant, great food, reasonable price.
  6. NW

    NicoleW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was decent, but overpriced. Service was terrible.
  7. j

    jimbob52

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food at ALK was outstanding! Our appetizers were wonderful - the shrimp tempura was excellent, as was the salad. For the main course, I ordered Beef Wellilngton with a side of mashed potatoes and my husband had two different kinds of sushi. All of these dishes were great! Food is not the issue with this restaurant. The service here did not match the quality of the food, which is unfortunate. We had a 7:30 reservation and arrived at 7:25. There was no table for us so we were seated at a "hightop" where the manager had been working. Apparently, no wait staff had been assigned to this table because it took 10 - 15 minutes for a waiter to take our drink order. This happened only after we made inquiries from the welcome desk, which was right next to our table, about who would be serving us. He seemed to be totally oblivious to the fact that no one had taken our order. The most unfortunate part of the evening was that, after clearly placing our order for appitizers "to be followed by our main course", all of the food arrived at the table simulaneously. There was, literally, not enough space on the table to place all of the dishes! I asked that the Beef Wellington be returned to the kitchen to be "kept warm" while I finished my appetizer. When it was brought back to the table the heating lamps had turned the original golden brown pastry shell to a dull gray color which spoiled the impact of the dish. The flavor was, however, excellent and the beef tender and delicious. The main course was followed by an order of cinnamon bread pudding and gelato - both of which were wonderful! While the food was outstanding, the quality and level of service was far from acceptable. I would recommend this restaurant for the food - with the understanding that you might have some disappointment with the service. One final note, the cocktails here are very expensive - about $2 - $3 more than we had paid for the same drinks at other restaurants in the area.
  8. TL

    ToddL

    Chicago

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice concept. Creamed spinach is a must
  9. CP

    ChristyP

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good and attentive service. Great place to stop before a show!
  10. PV

    PVBfoodie

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food on a busy Saturday!
  11. PR

    PerleR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoy the ambiance and shareable plates at the high tops in the bar area.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here last night! Our waiter Ian gave great service and suggestions on the menu and was a generally nice guy. The food was delicious and we will definitely come back!
  13. MT

    MeredithT

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    $20 For a cocktail is ridiculous. As is $26 for a burger. Rest of lunch menu was reasonable.
  14. G

    Glora

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food !! Great location. Would definately recommend.
  15. TM

    TheaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food (beef wellington), drinks (Bloody Mary), and service!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great server! She was doing the best she while being by herself. Food was good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The pastry on the beef Wellington was raw, we were offered free dessert but we were full so we didn’t get any so the manager did nothing more about the poorly executed Wellington, a shame really. Had better steaks and food at lots of places. The only cool thing about this place is the name and it’s entry way. The server was fantastic, but the food - they can do much better especially being in Chicago. Will not be back.
  18. JB

    JerryB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet and ribeye were phenomenal, one of the best steaks we have ever had and one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Drinks were great and service was top notch. Will absolutely be returning to eat again.
  19. MC

    MaxC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast by the street in downtown is pretty relaxing. Flavor is pretty good as well.
  20. RA

    RosemaryA

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty shishito peppers, ribeye sandwich and ALK burger. Waitstaff was excellent
  21. DD

    DiscriminatingDiner

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an attractive dining area and bar. Chic! Food was excellent including the filet sliders and creamed spinach. The small bites were plenty filling and delicious for our late evening dinner. Innovative drinks too!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very limited breakfast menu on a Sunday morning. The restaurant was not busy for a place located in a hotel in a busy city, not sure if that’s a good or bad. We should have checked the menu before we sat down since we only found a limited selection. They offered eggs Benedict with salmon. I asked if they could make it traditional without the salmon and they said no. So I opted for the three option omelet. It was tasty but nothing to write home about. Al in all a fair breakfast experience.
  23. n

    none

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a beautiful but windy day and I asked to sit outside. The said OK, but to let him know when I wanted to go inside. I loved that he knew that I might not last too long outside. The food was delicious and the wine list had a lot of different wines and I had a Basque Rose that I had never tasted and it was delicious.
  24. C

    Claire

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails, wonderful service!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The beef Wellington was outstanding!
  26. T

    Tami

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were tired and rolled down to Knife. Drinks, server, food and service was fantastic!
  27. TL

    TerrLayne

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor seating. Perfect for people watching! Our waitress (didn't catch her name) was delightful. Breakfast menu choices were slightly limited. But coffee was great! Convenience won over all since we were staying on site. Great breakfast experience.
  28. DP

    DPFOUR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was generally good, the food was tiny portions and heavy handed when it came to salt. Both the menu and wine selections are very limited. The atmosphere is nice, but you shouldn't have to ask for water to be refilled, etc. Not sure that a return visit will happen.
  29. LT

    LedgeT

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was great however the restaurant was understaffed. Available staff were working hard and trying to serve all the tables but there weren’t enough.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Expensive - no sophisticated service. Food was good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing
  32. MH

    MelvinH

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very fine establishment with great food and even better staff
  34. FH

    FionaH

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a lovely steak in this restaurant with very good service from all staff.
  35. J

    Jess

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time and enjoyed drinks and dinner with a very attentive and polite waitstaff. Everything made in-house by skilled artists who are passionate about food and drink.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food
  37. J

    John

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is very good. The place was pretty loud for not being very full. Our server did a great job.
  38. MC

    MCH85

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Cocktails before dinner were superb. I had a filet and my wife had the "slide of Beef Wellington". Both were excellent.
  39. W

    Wendi

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Like many restaurants, clearly suffering with staff shortages. The servers seemed to be all in training. Food was incredible.
  40. JO

    JOYCEB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Beef Wellington was not cooked the way I ordered but I ate it.It was good but I have had better.Slice was small for the price

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

About Last Knife offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 392-2440.

About Last Knife is rated 4.4 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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