Chop Shop

4.3
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301 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
An authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop offering an assortment of quality meats & cheeses from around the world & local farms. Beverage program features craft beers, cocktails and a globally influenced wine list. The restaurant/bar draws from the Chop Shop’s seasonal items to create an evolving menu.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndiE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The food was delicious and our server was friendly and very helpful. As soon as we are able, I cannot wait to go back.

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CourtneyV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friend and I LOVED our dinner at the Chop Shop! OMG, delicious! Most of the items on the menu can be made keto-friendly with a few substitutions. Simply order one of their burgers without the bun or the chimichurri steak with a side salad. The quality of the meat is phenomenal - fresh and well-seasoned! If you're not keto, their mashed potatoes are the best in the biz - highly recommend! Also, get a margarita from this place - delicious and STRONG! I'll definitely be back! :-)

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JaimeS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife just wanted to hang around Wicker Park. We saw Chop Shop sounded cool so we went in and ate. Oh boy the food beat our expectations. I had the burger she had streak, oh jeez we can't stop thinking about it. It was a great low lit candle dinner. Causally elegant for hipsters this place was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean provided us with amazing & genuine service. He really made my birthday dinner feel special!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal all around! Super welcoming! And food was fire!

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ParsleySageThyme
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner, food was served in a timely fashion and hot. We enjoyed a 1/2 priced bottle of Malbec, which was pretty good. We came in to see the band, Bluewater Kings. The event was well organized and on time. Glad we dropped everything to spend Wednesday at the Chop Shop.

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My2cents
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious, the staff was very kind and accommodating and the ambiance was great.

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vipSuperFoodie
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and recommended dishes and drinks to us. He consistently checked in with us to make sure we were ok, and so did the other wait/bus staff to make sure our table was cleared. Great customer service!

JB
JennaB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I don't have a super high bar for food but my friend and I wanted to go somewhere nice for restaurant week, really get the best bang for our buck. The portion sizes were fine but the food was sub-par. The pasta was super chewy and dessert was mediocre. The pork chop was DELICIOUS, though.
Unfortunately, we were seated right by the stairs, waiter's stand/bus boy area, so we couldn't hear each other over the tubs of dishes behind us. When we would try to talk louder, we would be met with a surprising waiter coming right up the stairs. I don't think we'll be back, unfortunately.

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KatieD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, elevated American fare. I will be visiting again and have already suggested this place to friends. Can’t wait to visit in warmer weather to enjoy the outdoor space.

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Wolf8846
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

First of all, if you can’t afford heat, why have the place open? No fun to wear your winter coat while eating. Skirt steak so tough it could barely be chewed and descriptions of food were vastly different from what was served. Dessert was dry.

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vipFlora
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Has a bocce ball league on Mondays and Tuesdays so it's a pretty casual environment

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Janel
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had su h a great dining experience. Our waiter was top notch. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and everything was delicious, especially the pork chop and short rib pasta. Even the bartender was great, creating a drink based on my likes and dislikes.

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NicoleK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ResaIt’s the week menu!

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MarieO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was slow. Food was served cold and tasted horrible and was poorly prepared.

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vipGPHS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This could be a casual date. Steaks and burgers are great, service could have been better but I also went on a slow night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great Food, but the atmosphere isn’t great for a nice dinner. Service was ok, not sure if I’ll be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Years Eve

JM
vipJMack
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are fantastic- accommodating with kids... great spot for in the hood.

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SmithaV
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super friendly waiter. The bartender was super excellent also!

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Hockeynut
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than the usual bar food. Everything at our table had the best ingredients. Also a great hot toddy

HP
vipHardPass
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Skip the meatballs. Looked and tasted like they had been sitting in the tomato sauce all day. Hard and crusty on the outside- couldn't eat them. Chicken parm was ok, but very soggy. Old fashion was fine, but that's about it.

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Blahj
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad experience. The place was empty when we got in on a Sat night at 6:45 pm, cocktails took a really long time. One steak came out literally cut in 1/2 (cook must not have known what he was doing and checked for doneness) - it was still raw. Sent it back. The other steak we got, a ribeye, was terrible quality meat, really unappealing. Not going back ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nobody ever seated me for a table

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lisah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was good

Limited menu choices
No Heineken
No guineas

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vipPatE
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to eat at Chop Shop before seeing the band Start Making Sense. Food was very tasty and had a veggie and turkey burger. The start prosciutto wrapped burrata was delicious. It was a great experience along with one of my favorite concerts. Will go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good as usual but we were there. Hostess said she could not find reservation but seated us anyway. This same exact scenario happened the last two times we were there.

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vipGcagey
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Has lost its charm. Basically just a bar now with overpriced and over seasoned meats. Probably fine if you are looking for drinks but don’t go here for dinning anymore.

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LindseyG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was surprisingly yummy. We hadn't planned on eating a full dinner, as we were there for a concert, but so glad we did! The chicken burger was FIRE (as in, really good and really spicy), and the pork belly and mashed potatoes were on point. Very cool place - butcher, bar, restaurant and music venue all in one! Will def be back!

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vipAimlee311
New England
51 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool space, great friendly service, and the food was delicious. Have never had skirt steak so tender. Also love that they have a separate space for live music and Monday night bocce ball!

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vipPerky
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hangar steak and frites was very good! Loved the broccoli and corn side dishes (only enough for 2 people though, should have ordered 2 each since there were 4 of us). Pear appetizer was also good, but should be served with more bread. Drink menu is ok. Overall, very good and I’d go again,

JR
JosephR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place for casual dining prior to attending events in the Chop Shop's music venue. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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vipMDFoodieinCHI
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for groups. When I called to shift the time by 30 min, very accomodating. Huge portions - split the short ribs with a friend and both of us had trouble finishing the full slab of meat. Broccoli side dish with aioli & panchetta was an amazing blend of flavors. At one point, the music was turned on very loudly. When we asked to turn it down a bit, they were very accomodating.
Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place for late lunch. Excellent food, great service

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AubreyB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Chop Shop! There is one hostess who is always working when I come in and she's very relaxed, friendly and helpful. The patio has availability often and it's a very fun environment up there. Not to mention the amazing food! Highly recommend the sriracha chicken burger and the roasted broccoli. One of my favorite places in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Pear appetizer was blah but the chicken burger was awesome. Friendly staff.

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food and drinks never disappoint. Chop Shop is a must visit!

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vipAnaA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I really can’t complain, we were a bit disappointed, the menu open table has posted is no where near what they offer. The place itself was fine steak they did offer was very good and the Mashed potatoes were also good.

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StaceyS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu was delicious, my two friends and I all loved our meals as well as our drinks! The patio had great summer vibes with delicious summer drink options (pina colada, strawberry daiquiri etc..)

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vipAnnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very unfriendly and disappointing. We were celebrating our kids 7th birthday and put a note through open table and waitress didn't even attempt to acknowledge their birthday. We felt very rushed and that she wanted us out of there even though it wasn't busy at all at the time we went. We enjoyed the food and were able to sit outside on their patio which was very nice.

FAQs

Chop Shop does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Chop Shop also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 537-4440.

Chop Shop is rated 4.3 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

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