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El Che Steakhouse & Bar

4.7
4.7
1213 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
El Che Steakhouse & Bar is Executive Chef/Partner John Manion’s homage to Argentina's beloved asados, traditional backyard barbecues featuring platters of rustic flame-finished grilled beef. This Argentinian-influenced steakhouse, located just beyond the West Loop’s famed “restaurant row,” has built a reputation as Chicago's go-to destination for beef, South American wine and live-fire cooking.

Our patio is sat on a first come first serve basis. Please let us know if you would like to sit outside and we will do our best to accommodate. Your reservation will allow us to plan and accommodate you inside the restaurant to ensure that you have a great time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 265-1130

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Manion

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room that seats up to 25 guests. Buyouts and large party reservations available. Please contact us at events@elchebarchicago.com or (312)265-1130 if interested.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Diedrich: (708) 205-2458

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Green and Peoria

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot located directly across from the restaurant with limited availability. Street parking available, as well as valet services at Soho House around the corner on Green Street.

  • Public transit

    CTA Green & Pink Lines -- Morgan CTA Blue Line -- Grand

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,213 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were good but the noise level made it very hard to carry on a conversation and the ac was so so intense that the food was completely cold before we finish eating. Who wants to eat cold steak and potatoes?? Forced us to rush the meal. Not sure we will be back because of those factors
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    El Che is one of our favorite restaurants. While we do not get a lot, whenever we do go it is nothing short of exceptional. The food is amazing - the sauces and dips that come with each dish are one of our favorite parts of eating there. The best thing on the menu is the short ribs in our opinion, but everything we have had has been flavorful and delicious.
  3. JF

    JanaeF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great lighting, loved to see the open grill and food was outstanding! Drove 3 hours to the restaurant from Indianapolis.. Will definitely be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing waiter, great experience
  5. TK

    ToniK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Please bring back the pork chop
  6. A

    Alexis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was incredible, and the food is seriously out of this world. Loved the flavors and the use of seasonal ingredients.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Che never fails to impress, John Manion's ode to flame licked foods should be top of anyones restaurant list.
  8. MK

    MatthewK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service and a little too loud for my taste.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at your restaurant. Very great service and the food is excellent.
  10. ZS

    ZoeyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very relaxing
  12. AR

    AmandaR

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here a few times and El Che never disappoints. Steak is amazing and the quail and lobster were on point. Thanks for another great experience
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 recommend!!! Went here for a birthday celebration for my boyfriend! We were sat right away! We shared 3 appetizers and we were full by the time we were done. They gave us a free dessert with a sparkler for his birthday! The food came out very fast. Nice place for an upscale dinner. Our waiter Nicholas was very helpful, knowledgeable and attentive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great food. I will be back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience - service from our waiter Nicholas Was top notch he knew his menu in and out and could answer any item question. Chef came out from out from the back after us complimenting the experience early in our dining experience. Awesome guy and a CANT miss spot ! Till next time
  16. JF

    JulianneF

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Shrimp were excellent and nice ambiance.
  17. c

    cbl4

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, incredible service, just incredible!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top tier and the food was amazing as always
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected El Che for our Birthdays celebration me and my hubby were both born in August. We had a great time at El Che . We will be back I love my time at El Che. The Steaks were delicious , the drinks were also delicious . If you decide to select El Che you will not be disappointed . Excellent choice.
  20. CA

    CynthiaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food is over priced for the portion size. It's of course very tasty but not worth the cost.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Amazing food! My streak was off the charts! I will be back!
  22. MO

    MeredithO

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, as always! Food is incredible. We love the beef empanadas, agnolotti, shrimp and filet.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the steak tartar, bone marrow, scallops, picanha steak, tomatos as a side, and the filet, finishing with a molten chocolate cake. Steak Tartar was one of the best things on the menu albeit a could have done with a little less saltiness. The filet was excellent and the tomato side is an absolute must have. I was completely surprised at how good the tomatoes were. Atmosphere and ambiance are fantastic here and I would definitely recommend to my friends.
  24. AS

    AaronS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The steaks exceeded expectations and the service was fantastic. A great way to cap off a week in Chicago.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UNREAL!!!!!
  26. S

    Sergio

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a spectacular night, The steaks were delicious and the service was very kind
  27. c

    coco

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy! Great date night spot. Pur server was super attentive.
  28. AA

    AAMChicago

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our time El Che. The food was delicious and the service was great. We can’t stop raving about the seafood plata. The seafood was prepared well. I️ would definitely recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we got was amazing! Love this place.
  30. J

    June1824

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and the servers were very attentive. The downfall was seating being on top of each other and it was VERY loud.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was FIREEEEEE
  32. TQ

    TomasQ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambience and very good food. Argentinean remembrace. Nicely decorated. Very good option for somethibg different
  33. JC

    JillianC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Loved the whole experience.
  34. TK

    ToniK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thank you !!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Our water glasses were being filled almost as soon as they were empty. The staff was friendly and informative about the menu and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the dishes. The food was cooked to absolute perfection. We had the Steak Tartare, Emponadas, and Grilled Oysters for starters. Then our entree was the 32oz Ribeye cooked medium and the Asparagus and Sweer Potatoes as our sides. This is a very good date night restaurant and we will be visiting again soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic for the point we walked in highly recommended 🔥
  37. C

    Christinatd

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent, not one bad dish! One of our favorite restaurants.
  38. a

    attybond

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First experience. Excellent service, flexible menu, knowledgeable sommelier. Reasonable value overall and recommended.
  39. CM

    CMarek

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place! The food and service were excellent. We had such a good time we did not want to leave. They have a $70 margarita that is worth every cent.
  40. MM

    MidwestMark

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner last night. We sat in the front dining room area close enough to the open windows to get fresh air from the early summer evening, and still feel the energy of the room. Our meal was delicious as was the wine, and our server and sommelier were really helpful with questions about some of the dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Che Steakhouse & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 265-1130.

El Che Steakhouse & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1213 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for El Che Steakhouse & Bar

845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Green and Peoria

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot located directly across from the restaurant with limited availability. Street parking available, as well as valet services at Soho House around the corner on Green Street.

  • Public transit

    CTA Green & Pink Lines -- Morgan CTA Blue Line -- Grand

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Manion

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 265-1130

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room that seats up to 25 guests. Buyouts and large party reservations available. Please contact us at events@elchebarchicago.com or (312)265-1130 if interested.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Diedrich: (708) 205-2458

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