Benny's Chop House
Benny’s Chop House is a local, independently-owned steakhouse offering the broadest selection of all-USDA Prime steaks in Chicago, including dry aged, traditional, natural and authentic Japanese Kobe. Housing one of the most extensive wine selections in Chicago with over 1,800 labels, as well as elevated craft cocktails and an extensive collection of bourbon, scotch and whiskey, the beverage program is second-to-none. Founded upon the four pillars of hospitality – service, cuisine, wine and ambiance – Benny’s goes above and beyond to create a true Chicago restaurant experience. Benny’s elevates dining with live performances featuring internationally acclaimed artists, solidifying its place as an unparalleled culinary and entertainment destination for all occasions.
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We celebrated a belated Valentine's Day dinner at Benny's this past Saturday evening. I had been here before and was impressed then, however this was the first time bringing my now fiance. I can't express how classy the place still is, and how amazing all of the staff that we encountered was. The meal was first class and delicious beyond words. The hospitality of all, from the hostess to our departure was impeccable. Additionally, the live jazz created the perfect ambiance for a truly perfect evening... 5/5, 100%, A+. Benny's will forever be our dinner destination while visiting the city, after this experience! Thank you!
The sides were really good and actually larger portions than expected! Very large wine/beer selection and good cocktails. Overall, a great experience!
Had a nice evening with family. Al food was prepared correctly and tasted great. The warm wash clothes after dinner were a nice touch!
Benny’s was a cool place, wish I would’ve had more time to spend listening to the live music in the bar. We ate at Bavette’s Boef last year and that was hard to beat. But Benny’s is good. We also enjoyed small talk with one of the waiters, Rory was his name. I like when I come into a place like this and a gentleman like Rory gives me a moment and nice conversation. Keep up the great work Rory.
The steaks were cooked inconsistently including a medium rare porterhouse that was clearly medium well to well done. They mixed up my ribeye with my friends and after a few cuts we figured it out and swapped. We bought 2 bottles of wine that we mostly poured ourselves. The food tasted good except for the overcooked porterhouse. I expected a bit better for $ 1300 bucks.
Superb service, food and atmosphere! We will definitely be back again!
Wonderful customer service
the food was great, we were able to get a last minute reservation for Valentines day~
We loved the ambience - especially the jazz duo! Leandro Lopez Varady & Julie Ponce are one of the best duos in the city. When we come back, I would order the oysters & the maple bacon with a martini - a heavenly meal!
Delicious. Try the bacon. Its perfect. Ambiance is great
This place must be well past its prime. Setting/decor is dated, ambiance was dull, and worst steaks were just average to not very good. Sides were meh and uninspired. Waiter was nice. Our steaks were undercooked too. No way is this a top steak house. Not even close.
Food and service was fabulous, as always. The room was rather loud -- we think caused by one person at an adjacent table (got quieter after that table left). We were celebrating and Benny's totally delivered on making our occasion even more special. Might consider a ride share next time (given how long it took to find the valet to get our vehicle after dinner)
The dinner was excellent. One of the best steaks I’ve had in my life. I would highly recommend Benny’s for a great dinner. However, I would suggest skipping the wine. The wine prices are outrageous even by steakhouse standards. Where many places you can expect to spend 3x or so for wine you’d purchase in a store, at Benny’s it was easily 10x or more. We had a $160 bottle of wine (one of the lower cost wines on the menu) and it would easily be a $15-17 bottle in a normal liquor store. So, you can end up spending a lot of money on relatively tasteless wines. Stick to the steaks, sides and mixed drinks or water and you’ll be happy.
Benny’s is guaranteed a never miss!! Always great service and even better food! Can’t wait to visit again
All the food was cold. My drink was not refilled once at sat there empty. We had to have our entire order remade. Not a good experience for a $200 meal.
We come all the way from Pennsylvania to eat here. Benny’s never disappoints.
I’ve been to a lot of steakhouses in Chicago and this one is my favorite. The food offering for steak and seafood are plentiful and the truffle fries are a must have.
Our server was incredible, and intuitive. The food and ambiance were amazing!
Excellent food and service. Our server was outstanding and made our first visit to the restaurant very memorable. Also was celebrating my graduation and had a sweet treat for me. Couldn’t eat becaus we were so full so she had it packed nicely to send home with us!
Wife's birthday, and Benny's did not disappoint. We were presented with special menus that had "Happy Birthday" printed across the top. They even gave her a choice of dessert for her birthday - not just a standard slice of cake. It was one of their traditional desserts and they wrote Happy Birthday in chocolate sauce on the plate.
Wait staff was extremely helpful, and they even had a sommelier stop by to offer a suggestion from their HUGE wine menu (I think I counted at least 30 pages, with roughly 50 bottles listed per page). You looking for a certain vintage of a certain wine? Well, they probably have it.
Food was fantastic and almost became an afterthought after the experience we had.
We were a group of 6 middle-aged guys...so we weren't quiet. We weren't awful, but we weren't silent. The food and service were awesome.
Just awesome for anniversary
Wow; what an amazing unexpected surprise. Not only was the wine spectacular (we went there because the Wine spectator chose their wine list) but the food was the absolutely best we’ve had in ages & the service unparalleled. Then, in addition , the live music started! Could NOT have asked for a better night!
We celebrated my birthday and our server Paul made me feel very special! The food was great and we had a really nice evening. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special celebrations or for a nice, romantic dinner.
My son and I sat at the bar and had a great meal. Bartender was friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend the Dover sole and the tuna poke. Definitely, valet park. Otherwise, finding a parking space means a chilly walk to the restaurant
Alexander was great, food was excellent, and service was fantastic!
We all loved our meal. Wine selection was terrific. Service was top notch.
The lobster bisque and lobster mac and cheese were amazing. The steaks (which is what they are known for) were not. They were not cooked medium rare. My daughter's steak was half rare and half medium. I have never seen anything like it! Not sure how you even do that on a filet. We debated on Gibson's and Bavette's - but came here because we had a nice experience several years ago (and the bisque is exceptional). Next time I will book Bavette's (which - side note- was simply amazing last time I was there). The music and ambiance were nice and the service was impeccable. Just very disappointed in the main event.
This is in our opinion THE steakhouse in Chicago. You will not be disappointed with the service, food and beverage quality or the ambience. Come hungry with no time restrictions so you can really enjoy yourself and your time at Benny's.
Benny's was a good meal with really good service. No one rushed us and we were able to enjoy our cocktails before worrying about ordering dinner. Steaks were delicious and the size of the carrot cake was enough to feed family of four!
Empty restaurant and just and odd space. We went on a Saturday at 530 and the place was dead, we were the only table for about 30 minutes and another table showed up. Steak was great however there are far better choices in Chicago
Five of us were attending a professional conference, and wanted a quiet place to eat and talk with good food. Benny's was perfect, with probably the best steak I have ever had! Paul our server helped ensure that our evening was enjoyable and pleasant. He was so knowledgeable about the sources and types of meats and wines. Truly a delightful evening. I would highly recommend Benny's if you are looking for an exceptional dining experience!
Service and meal was excellent as usual.
Service was lacking
New Year’s Eve dinner with my son and his friend, great attentive service, delicious food, perfect evening!
Wonderful experience as always! Cozy ambience and tremendous service...and not to mention the food is outstanding. Have recommended this restaurant to many friends and family.
I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. We had a great time! The service was great, food as good and the desert was epic. We had a table right next to the window with a wonderful view.
Group dinner for the holidays
Comfortable setting with live music, knowledgeable and service oriented wait staff, and fantastic food! We go back again and again!
Was the worst steak I have ever had. If a chef can’t cook the steak to your liking without charring it. Then he needs to go back to school. Love this place but that was a horrible experience and probably won’t go back over this. I wish I had taken a picture of the steak. The chef should be ashamed of himself for even putting that out. Go back to school and learn to cook.