About Benny's Chop House

From a well-known, well -respected Chicago restaurateur Benny Siddu (Volare) comes
Benny’s Chop House, a uniquely new, uniquely-Chicago modern day chophouse.
Benny’s features the highest quality steaks, fish, seafood and chops.

444 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week: 11:30 am - 12:00 am

Cross Street:
Illinois

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 626-2444

Website:
http://www.bennyschophouse.com/

Entertainment:
Most evening, lovely piano music in the bar!

Public Transit:
Red Line Grand Avenue

Executive Chef:
Mike Clark

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Gorgeous event space!

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Private Dining

At Benny’s Chop House, we are able to customize each event for you and your guests, including tailor-made menus, cocktail and canapé receptions, wine tastings, business lunches, and celebrations of all types and styles. Benny's Chop House will make your event exactly what you envision it to be.

Benny's Chop House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for a Date (49)
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Business Meals (44)
Romantic (41)
Notable Wine List (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Bar Seating (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Cozy (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Live Music (9)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Went there on a Saturday night to celebrate 50th birthdays for 2 of our party of 7. Service was attentive but not suffocating. Servers were knowledgeable and pleasant—answered all of our questions with a smile, and re-did food orders (once to cook pork belly a bit crisper, and once to add a topping to a steak) without complaint. Drinks were refilled promptly—which is always appreciated! The food across the board was excellent. Everyone had some form of steak, and I think we had 1 monster side dish for each of us. Both of the mac & cheese dishes were decadent and delicious. A special shout out to the 5 layer chocolate cake. It’s the one all chocolate cakes should aspire to be. Just decadently rich. Perfection. Only minor quibble was the noise level. I’d been there before when it was less crowded, and was a bit surprised how loud it was on this night. It led to a more raucous ambience than I’d anticipated, but we all had an amazing time.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined a day ago

I have always wanted to go to Benny’s, once previously at the bar. My son had gone 3 years ago and had 5 star food and 5 star service for his 21st birthday. This time, the waiter was knowledgeable but didn’t make eye contact with my son (only talking to me) when he initially came to the table to address us. We were there at 5:30 & it wasn’t busy so he shouldn’t have been distracted. The food was great but things fell apart between the main course and clearing plates and asking us about coffee and dessert. We waited a long time for all of that. Kind of a bummer when at a high priced, fancy restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was amazing!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Side portions were rather large. May want to consider smaller side portions for a party of two. Otherwise excellent experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very consistent and a very good menu with something for everyone. The truffle fries are crispy and a must order. The natural steaks have a very good flavor similar to dry aged steaks even though they are wet aged.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints; we enjoyed a fabulous lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was incredible. From the hostesses to the server, the busboy to the manager, exemplery. We went for Chicago Restuarant week lunch. Very good food, quiet for private discussions, lovely ambiance (no massive Chicago-steakhouse feel) and we had the fish and pasta specials - not steak! We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Not crowded and poor service! No excuse for the time between dessert and getting the check

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The service was the shining aspect of this restaurant. Our server was very attentive and diligent. I just do not think the food was that great. Everything was okay. My children had the kid's steak meal and my husband had the bone in ribeye. I had the chicken dish (there's just one). My stomach did not do well after dinner. My family said the birthday smores dessert was great, but my stomach was already telling me not to dare. I think it is one of those restaurants that I just can't justify the price. I am willing to pay crazy money for an excellent meal, but this just wasn't one.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our lunch was fantastic. The service was superior, and I would recommend to anyone looking fora good meal and some good wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was perfect. From the service to the food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Was there celebrating birthdays during Restaurant Week. Great food and very friendly wait staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Top notch. $$$$ but worth every cent. Will be going back soon. Parking awlful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent we dined at Benny’s four out of five nights while in town on business. It is my go to place due to consistency in food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Business dinner with important client. Atmosphere was old-school clubish, so perfect for our occasion. The ambiance was nice, but due to lower ceilings and a large round table for our party of 7, the noise level made conversation across the table challenging at times. Our table was in a corner so the sound was bouncing a bit more.
The wine list was quite extensive, so we were surprised that our first choice of Turley Wine Cellars Dragon Vineyard Zinfandel and one other were out of stock. The sommelier was helpful in other finding selections.
The service was excellent. We all enjoyed the selection of 4 appetizers which were all tasty and good portions. Tomato soup was a bit ordinary as the soup of the day.
Our client raved over the Chefs special of the veal, which he immensely enjoyed. Steaks for everyone else were excellently seasoned and cooked perfectly. Especially tasty was the Kobe Skirt Steak.
Recommend for a great business dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

An exceptional dinner after the theater. Service and food were impeccable!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the service and environment! It was a great choice to complete our evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great atmosphere. Professional and informative waitress. Food was better than excellent. Drink prices were steep but very good. Would recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good filet. Waitstaff was excellent! Also, I highly recommend the honey glazed bacon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Benny's is always a wonderful experience and this occasion was no exception.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The service was excellence. There was not a dish we didn’t love. The wine selection is outstanding. Would recommend 10/10!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Three of us gathered after a 2 day off site planning meeting from work for a high end steak dinner at this restaurant. The waiter and service were great, food was good, not the best steak I ever had compared to Gibsons and Gene & Georgetti, especially for $67, the value was okay. When we received the dinner check we immediately noticed that we were over charged $130 of food that was not ours. It took awhile for the waiter to correct the bill, meanwhile I had a train to catch and had to rush and take an Uber to get to Union Station on time. All three of us who ate different items, experienced an upset stomach over night and into the next day. Not the best experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was very good and well prepared. The sides were family style with plenty for a large party. The service was very attentive overall, especially to the member of our party celebrating a birthday. The placement of some tables, including ours, was awkward, in passageways and open to the kitchen hallway. It was cold and people were constantly bustling past you. The wine list was quite large, but way over priced with a very large percentage at $100 and up. The staff helped choose a more affordable blended red that was very nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was fantastic and the sevice exceptional. I appreciate that they are open for lunch and offer a lighter lunch menu along with their standard steak options. I highly reccommend the Wagu Skirt Steak. It's the best I have tried. It was done exactly as requested. The server was very friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I regularly come her, a dozen times over last 3 yrs alone, both socially and business. Hugely disappointed particularly for how expensive. Three of our group had steaks: a filet, a natural filet, a ribeye. I had Dover sole. One steak had to be sent back as undercooked; while everybody eats that person had to wait. The other 2 were mediocre. My sole was too dry. The bottom line is the kitchen is not getting the job done. Even with a great cut of meat that will simply be grilled, you still need a good chef. The deserts were truly underwhelming. Even if you come here don’t order the brûlée and definitely don’t order the banana cream pie. It tasted like a whole banana dropped into vanilla pudding.

With all the other steak places in the city, no reason to gamble here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was excellent. Some of the food was great, others was just good. Expensive. Wife, sister and our two girls for dinner was more than $100 each. I chalk it up to their fun with wine.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great restaurant-everything about our meal was extraordinary!

Really enjoyed the live piano music in the bar after our dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It is our favorite special occasion restaurant. Service and food is always wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great New York Strip Steak an Lamb Chops. Great dinner on a cold night but very enjoyable!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome! Will definitely dine here again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service and tasty food but not cheap

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was NYE so I expected noisy. The music was live and sounded great. We had our reservations for 9:30; but didn't get seated until closer to 10:15 pm. Again, with it being a special event, I wasn't surprised. We were able to get a seat at the bar very easily and the bartender took notice and got us drinks quickly. When we finally sat in the main dining room, it took a while for our waiter to come check on us and take our wine order. He didn't come until one of us flagged him down. After that, it was all splendid. The food was fantastic. The only item that was "meh" was the Lobster Bisque. It was bland and watery. The lobster chunks were good though. The wine was delicious and the steaks (of course amazing) and the crème brulee was creamy. I also recommend the truffle fries for a side.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a nice place for business or special occasion dinner. The two things that do stand out are the macaroni and cheese, and their in house smoked bacon. The kale strawberry salad is good, and I don’t particularly like kale. 😀
Everything was nicely seasoned. The staff is friendly and helpful.
This is a nice dining experience. It just didn’t make it to an excellent Chicago Chop house.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent as always. This was New Years Eve and we had reservations for 8:30. Arrived and managed to find a spot at the bar. The group playing at the bar was excellent and in tune with the crowd. However, in the future, the group's noise level was a bit excessive. We decided to eat in the main dining area. Service was superb, courses moved at a good pace and the steaks were great. We don't come to the city very often. We like to try new restaurants. We do keep coming back to Benny's. Thanks everyone. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had another wonderful new years eve dinner - 2nd in a row (3rd visit overall). Our special dinner spot each visit to Chicago! Great steak, oysters rock’, shrimp, iceberg wedge and those truffle fries! Only negative was an over-zealous waiter trying to upsell & make our dinner to HIS liking - although he did nicely give us a free dessert. Unfortunately it wasn’t the carrot cake that I waited a year for (which I was prepared to pay for) - its absolutely THE best! All staff are otherwise always very courteous and professional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years and we were sat in the bar for dinner. The music was great, but since it was New Years, many people were bumping into our table. Very close quarters. Otherwise. The food was fantastic, drinks were very good even though the bartender forgot our drink order and made us something different. It still tasted good. We had a fun time at Benny’s and would go again

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best Chop House's that I have ever been to! My wife and I truly enjoyed spending NYE in Chicago and Benny's Chop House topped it off! The steaks are tremendous - cannot go wrong with any choice on the menu. We also has some seafood and oysters - very delicious! Staff are all pleasant and very helpful! We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The whole experience was excellent. It was a friend’s 61st Birthday. The attention to detail was incredible. The menu had her name on it! It was so surprising and fun. Then, the food-yum! Every bite was delicious. And for an encore, they brought a out of this world desert with Happy Birthday on it. Couldn’t be happier. Thanks to a great staff that brought it all together.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Disappointed with the food quality. Bone in 16oz filet was $70 + medium size lobster tail was well over $104, $10 for mashed potatoes, $17 for 4 oysters Rockefeller, $11 for an iceberg lettuce wedge. With taxes and tip without any alcohol, just water, the total cost was $203. Would not go back even if someone else was paying for the meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Benny’s delivered on every front, with a particular emphasis on the service and the meat. Our evening began with meeting our hostess, Louisa, who would prove to be a very friendly and helpful guide to the rest of the meal. She efficiently answered all of our questions, steered us to favorites, and warned us when dishes might be more extreme or different than expected. Overall, she was a real highlight as her positivity and charm shaped the experience for the entire evening!

The drinks, appetizers, and sides were all good supporting cast members to the beef. For a drink, I got the “old fashioned” which was a sweeter take on the drink than I had drank before, but it was very tasty. The crab cake appetizer has the crab itself do the heavy lifting, which was a relief after eating a lot of crab cakes that rely on filler. The brussels sprouts were a decent side, but did not bring a wow factor to the table.

As should be expected, the heavy hitter was the beef. The steak menu features “traditional” and “natural” cuts, which Louisa happily explained came from cows with different diets. We tried a filet of each type, to test our palates. The difference was amazing! While both steaks were full of flavor (and cooked perfectly), the natural cut was lean and buttery while the traditional cut was full and earthy. Being able to try both cuts and see the variation was the type of culinary experience that comes along only rarely.

Our night ended with creme brulée, with a perfectly caramelized top. We were celebrating a special event, and Benny’s went above and beyond to help us celebrate! They included a candle and a chocolate “Congratulations” on the dessert plate. It was the appropriately decadent end to a first-rate meal. Overall, great meat, great appetizers, sides were delicious but not show stoppers, and the service was AMAZING. Will recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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