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About Last Knife, Chicago, IL

About Last Knife

4.2
4.2
76 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 tapas and classic staples meet a lively cocktail bar in this inviting challenger of 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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Booked 10 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Alk-Oholic Drinks

  • Model Diet$15.00

    ketel one, blueberry infused st. germain, prosecco, fresh lemon

    • A Lovable Ginger$15.00

      tito's, blackberry-lavender syrup, ginger beer, fresh lime

      • Feeling [Gin] Vincible$15.00

        bombay sapphire, prosecco, raspberry syrup, fresh lemon

        • Don't Call it a Rum Back$15.00

          bacardi superior, black currant-mint reduction, fresh lime

          • Fools Rush in$15.00

            makers mark bourbon, pomegranate honey, fresh lemon

            • Bring Back Sombreros$15.00

              cazadores blanco, cointreau, cranberry sage, fresh lime

              Drafts

              • Allagash White, Belgian Wheat, Portland, ME 5.1%$8.00

                • Revolution Brewing Rev Pils, Pilsner, Chicago, IL 5.5%$8.00

                  • Half Acre Daisy Cutter, Pale Ale, Chicago, IL 5.2%$8.00

                    • Bell's Two Hearted, American IPA, Comstock, MI 7.0%$8.00

                      Bottles and Cans

                      • Miller Lite, Light Lager, Milwaukee, WI 4.2%$6.00

                        • Corona Extra, Mexican Lager, Mexico City, MX 4.6%$7.00

                          • Goose Island IPA, Chicago, IL 5.9%$8.00

                            • Stella Artois, Euro Lager, Leuven, BE 5.2%$8.00

                              • Deschutes Obsidian, Stout, Bend, OR 6.4%$8.00

                                • Guinness, Stout, Dublin, IRE 4.2%$9.00

                                  • Lagunitas a Little Sumpin' Sumpin' IPA, Petaluma, CA 7.5%$8.00

                                    • New Belgium Fat Tire, Amber Ale, Fort Collins, CO 5.2%$8.00

                                      Red Wine

                                      • Merlot, Canyon Road, California

                                        • Glass$10.00
                                        • Bottle$40.00
                                      • Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Souverain, California

                                        • Glass$14.00
                                        • Bottle$56.00
                                      • Malbec, Graffito, Argentina

                                        • Glass$14.00
                                        • Bottle$56.00
                                      • Pinot Noir, Unconditional, Oregon

                                        • Glass$14.00
                                        • Bottle$56.00
                                      • Zinfandel / Sirah, Three Valley's, California

                                        • Glass$14.00
                                        • Bottle$56.00
                                      • Malbec, Terrazas las Compuertas, Argentina

                                        • Bottle$100.00
                                      • Merlot, Rutherford Hill, California

                                        • Bottle$110.00
                                      • Cabernet Sauvignon, Two Hands Sexy Beast, Australia

                                        • Bottle$110.00

                                      White Wine

                                      • Chardonnay, Canyon Road, California

                                        • Glass$10.00
                                        • Bottle$40.00
                                      • Pinot Grigio, Prendo, Italy

                                        • Glass$12.00
                                        • Bottle$48.00
                                      • Sauvignon Blanc, Hess, California

                                        • Glass$13.00
                                        • Bottle$52.00
                                      • Fume Blanc, Grgich Hills, California

                                        • Glass$14.00
                                        • Bottle$56.00
                                      • Chardonnay, Sanford, California

                                        • Bottle$65.00
                                      • Gruner Veltliner, Biohof Pratsch, Austria

                                        • Bottle$70.00
                                      • Chardonnay, Grgich Hills, California

                                        • Bottle$80.00
                                      • White Blend, Annia, California

                                        • Bottle$95.00

                                      Rosé Wine

                                      • Shirtail Ranches Rose, Hess, California

                                        • Glass$12.00
                                        • Bottle$48.00
                                      • Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, AIX, France

                                        • Glass$14.00
                                        • Bottle$56.00

                                      Bubbly

                                      • Prosecco, Avissi

                                        • Glass$10.00
                                        • Bottle$50.00
                                      • Rosé Prosecco, Le Colture Rosé, Italy

                                        • Glass$14.00
                                        • Bottle$70.00
                                      • Champagne, Veuve Cliquot Brut "Yellow Label," France

                                        • Glass$22.00
                                        • Bottle$150.00
                                      • Champagne, Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, France

                                        • Bottle$125.00
                                      • Rosé Champagne, Veuve Clicquot Rosé, France

                                        • Bottle$150.00

                                      Last updated: March 27, 2022

                                      What 76 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.2
                                      4.2 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.3Food
                                      • 4.3Service
                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                      • 4.1Value

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                                      1. C

                                        Cody

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall3food5service1ambience5

                                        Food was amazing. Best Ribeye I have ever had. Place was beautiful and set an amazing for our dinner. However, our server did not seem very busy at all, but failed to greet us within 5 minutes. Got our drinks about 10 minutes later, then finally took our food order after waiting with no drinks. Didn’t feel very valued by him and would have been much better if we had a decent server who cared for us.

                                      2. MK

                                        MKSSss

                                        Chicago

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great place near Harris Theatre. Nice atmosphere.

                                      3. DM

                                        DerekM

                                        Chicago

                                        35 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        35 reviews

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall3food3service1ambience3

                                        Food was good, service was spoty but staff was nice. Glad we tried it but probably won't go back.

                                      4. b

                                        bearschick28

                                        Chicago

                                        48 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        48 reviews

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Drinks were amazing! Service was excellent. I had the Beef Wellington slice and it was probobly the best steak I’ve ever had. Highly recommend.

                                      5. E

                                        Elaina

                                        Chicago

                                        56 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        56 reviews

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was great. Wished they had just a little more selection. Service was great. Would go back.

                                      6. M

                                        Mike

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Small (cozy) hotel restaurant. The food was very good (had ribeye, sushi roll, several appetizers). staff very friendly. chatted for hours with the bartender and guests.

                                      7. CL

                                        CodyL

                                        Chicago

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        The staff was great, the ambiance was impeccable. The food had us wanting more. We started with a round of drinks: Bring Back Sombreros and Fools Rush In. Then we shared the Salmon Avocado Roll (we are sushi snobs, and this was a delicious roll), and moved on to the Beef Wellington slice (cooked to our liking, medium rare), and finished off the night with the cinnamon bread pudding and a scoop of vanilla gelato. What a great experience and it’s right off Michigan Ave, very easy to find.

                                      8. T

                                        Techczarina

                                        Chicago

                                        12 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        We had an early reservation for dinner before a show at the Auditorium. The walls were open to Michigan Avenue during one of our sporadic warm nights. The greeter could have been friendlier, candidly. My friends had not arrived yet and he played with the menus for an awkward few minutes before he asked me if I wanted to be seated. However, our waitress was cheery and attentive and gave good suggestions. The place is small, but she seemed to have a good number of tables. The impossible burger (mine) was very good - the tomato relish was a perfect mix. My friend got the quinoa salad, which she liked, but it had more spinach than quinoa in it. Drinks were good and replenished when needed. Overall, a good place to take in Michigan Avenue on a Saturday night before a show.

                                      9. S

                                        Sara

                                        Chicago

                                        156 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        156 reviews

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                        A nice surprise. The restaurant is new and will do well. A very tasty apricot/provolone salad to start. I ate crab cakes which were delicious,on a sauce that had nice flavor and a bit of heat. My partner had their slice of Beef Wellington which he thought was very very good. Limited but nice choice of wines. It’s a bit cold in atmosphere with marble tables but I know that is popular. Music was ok with jazz, etc. We will be back. Great location

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Orange County

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        Had crabcakes! Very good!!

                                      11. J

                                        Joan

                                        Chicago

                                        67 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        67 reviews

                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        This is a little gem. Right on Michigan Avenue. Menu is unique and the food was delicious. Bathrooms are up two treacherous sets of stairs s make sure to ask for a key to the elevator. A find!

                                      12. AW

                                        AlfredaW

                                        Dallas

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                        Great brunch experience. Food was hot, fresh and flavorful. Service was good. Manager and server were attentive.

                                      13. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                        overall2food1service3ambience2

                                        Server did her best but was on double duty with bartending and covering 5-6 tables. Food was just straight bad. Bad recipes prepared poorly.

                                      14. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Milwaukee

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We were seated on time our server never forgot about us and the food was great.

                                      15. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Orlando

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        1.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        About Last Knife wasn’t open. My friend and I arrived at the restaurant at the scheduled reservation time but the restaurant was closed

                                      16. k

                                        kandip

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 24, 2020

                                        overall2food3service3ambience3

                                        Cheese burger was great. I reserved for my boyfriend birthday, host said we will receive complimentary glass of wine, but never received it. I asked for a glass of wine never received it. They don't carry A1 sauce for their steak, that my boyfriend ordered. Probably wouldn't recommend nor return.

                                      17. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on October 18, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great cute date night restaurant, excellent service and the ambiance is very comforting.

                                      18. DJ

                                        DJMC

                                        Chicago

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on September 11, 2020

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        The hostess was awesome and attentive. A friend and I enjoyed the food and drinks, we will be back.

                                        About Last KnifeResponded on September 16, 2020

                                        DJMC, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

                                      19. BT

                                        BrendaT

                                        Chicago

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on August 22, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My boyfriend and I went this past weekend just for our usual dining out date night and it definitely met our expectations and beyond. The salmon was amazing, the sauce they use to put on top was just wow. Our waiter at the end who brought us our check was amazing. We requested the bread pudding for dessert but asked to add ice cream and caramel drizzle on top and he did the whole thing and it was amazing!!! Definitely recommend asking for bread pudding and ice cream and drizzle! Definitely coming back for that. Best bread pudding ever. Cannot remember the waiter but he was incredibly sweet and so accommodating and even said he is going to recommend the bread pudding that way now, thought it was great! Overall amazing. Value was only because of the drink menu but honestly, overall it was a 5! I rarely say a place is great to try but you should definitely try this place. It’s hidden away in Hotel Julian. Perfect for a smart casual date, not too casual but enough to wear something so cute with comfortable shoes. Can’t wait to have the bread pudding again! And salad was a perfect size! I read someone said it was small and it definitely was not compared to other restaurants in the city who are small. We had the salad as the appetizer, just to keep in mind!:)

                                        About Last KnifeResponded on August 25, 2020

                                        BrrendaT, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that your date night was a success! We look forward to your return. Thank you again!

                                      20. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on August 22, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Great food.. great drinks

                                        About Last KnifeResponded on August 25, 2020

                                        Thank you! We are happy that you enjoyed food and drinks with us. We look forward to serving you again.

                                      21. c

                                        carolep

                                        Chicago

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on August 14, 2020

                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                        Food/Service very good- Patio charming- Veg. options could b better. In fact, menu selections could b more interesting

                                        About Last KnifeResponded on August 18, 2020

                                        Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit with us. We will take this into consideration.

                                      22. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Unspecified

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 9, 2020

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        I had a sticker on my salad. Tiny salad. Had multiple servers who messed up our orders. WILL NOT RETURN.

                                        About Last KnifeResponded on August 11, 2020

                                        Thank you for patronage and feedback. We take this very serious and will look into this further.

                                      23. B

                                        Boblew

                                        Chicago

                                        25 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        25 reviews

                                        Dined on July 11, 2020

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Great pace to stop when on busy Michigan Ave. Great atmosphere, Excellent service and good food.

                                        About Last KnifeResponded on August 11, 2020

                                        Thank you Boblew. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us.

                                      24. WT

                                        WilliamT

                                        Chicago

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on February 28, 2020

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        The menu has changed since my last visit and I missed the great salads that used to be on the menu

                                      25. RC

                                        RobinC

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                        overall1food1service2ambience1

                                        First steak ordered well done no butter. Came out medium well with butter on it allergy affected. Second steak ordered medium rare, came out medium well. Brussels sprouts under cooked. Steak knife came out dirty.

                                      26. b

                                        bveen

                                        Chicago

                                        134 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        134 reviews

                                        Dined on February 10, 2020

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Nice fun hotel little cafe and bar..

                                      27. NH

                                        NathanH

                                        Birmingham

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Didn’t realize this was a hotel bar but didn’t disappoint. Food and drinks were well made!

                                      28. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        2 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                        overall2food1service4ambience3

                                        The food was mediocre. Nothing that I order again even if it was cheap

                                      29. G

                                        Gabe

                                        Chicago

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was a great place to hang out

                                      30. CH

                                        CaroleH

                                        Chicago

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on February 7, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Restaurant week choice. Excellent menu and value for the price

                                      31. JB

                                        JulieB

                                        Dallas

                                        7 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on January 26, 2020

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Excellent service throughout . We were fortunate to be there during restaurant week and loved the variety of food , all appealing to the eyes and pallet .

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Montreal

                                        3 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on January 25, 2020

                                        overall2food3service4ambience3

                                        Belle ambiance, prix trop élevé pour la quantité de nourriture

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on January 25, 2020

                                        overall3food4service2ambience4

                                        Was excited to try this place out.... very disappointed! Service was lacking and unhelpful. Server never explained about items on the menu and didn’t know about them when we asked. Food was really good and nice presentation but... we won’t be back.

                                      34. PC

                                        PatrickC

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 18, 2020

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Great steak, great service. But those were the most uncomfortable chairs I have experienced in a restaurant, ever. I could feel the wire frame poking through the unpadded leather the whole time. I'm an average sized guy. Maybe a very skinny person would find it less uncomfortable?

                                      35. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 7, 2020

                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                        The crab cake, advertised as an entree, was the size of an appetizer at it’s best, although a good crab cake. The waitress could not explain how “poached chicken” is prepared.

                                      36. YJ

                                        YvonneJ

                                        Chicago

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on December 23, 2019

                                        overall3food2service3ambience4

                                        About Last Knife looked nice when we entered. Our waitress was fine...she wasn’t overly friendly or over the top regarding service but she was pretty good. We ordered a few things. There is one word to describe almost everything. It was ok. Not great, not super...just ok. The one thing I had that didn’t hit the ok mark was the Wellington. It was dry! It’s a cool idea to have a big piece of Wellington under that light to show it off but I think that compromised it. It was dry and not wonderful. Then, to top it all off, it was very expensive. I will not be returning. There are way too many wonderful restaurants in the city to repeat that kind of place.

                                      37. PD

                                        PamelaD

                                        Chicago

                                        52 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        52 reviews

                                        Dined on December 20, 2019

                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                        I liked the room it was well decorated and intimate. I had a slice of Beef Wellington that was outstanding. The mashed potatoes were not as good. Had a delicious dessert.

                                      38. c

                                        carnivor

                                        Chicago

                                        17 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        17 reviews

                                        Dined on December 16, 2019

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        The rougher chop on the mushrooms for the Wellington was a delightful improvement. It added a nice texture. and I appreciate the au jus Suace addition. Great improvements!

                                      39. S

                                        Surprise

                                        Indiana

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on November 29, 2019

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was absolutely delicious. We had turkey dinner and a burger.

                                      40. KM

                                        KellyM

                                        Phoenix

                                        3 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on November 29, 2019

                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                        It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. I can’t say I’d return. I expect a lot more for the amount of money spent here.

                                      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 4.2 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                      Booked 10 times today
                                      Google Map for About Last Knife

                                      168 N. Michigan Chicago, IL 60601

                                      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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