El Che Steakhouse & Bar

4.8
922 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 922 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJayK
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the manager and our waitress were fabulous and treated us great. The food was amazing and they did not rush us at our table either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food & service we’ve had in years!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Chicago!

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vipMonteeF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Our server Dante was exceptional. Ordered a mix of foods for sharing. Empanadas, Garlic Parm fries, filet, short ribs, and all the sauces. Finished with the beignets. Will definitely return.

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Cindy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, romantic atmosphere. We had the meats platter and lobster. Outstanding. Great Malbec wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I should have checked....their portions are enormous, but the food is delicious. We only ordered salad and the Milanesa, and the leftovers will make a complete meal for two!

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Kaitlin
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The sides we had were really good and unique - Japanese sweet potatoes and the heirloom tomatoes. Both steaks were over cooked and tough, not quite the quality I was expecting for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was helpful and didn't make me feel awkward because I was dining alone on my birthday.

SM
vipShannonM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special time at El Che!!! Love it!!

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ERY1
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork Milanese was the best thing I had all month. The donuts with dulce de leche were great too!!! Highly recommend getting these dishes with the caramelized rum old fashioned.

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EfrainP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

AV
ArtVandelay
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible time at El Che last night! We were a party of 4 and had fun sampling their awesome menu. Our server Dante was extremely knowledgeable and kind. We had the empanadas, the shrimp, scallops, asparagus, the grilled bread, double cut Milanese style pork chop and the filet with Dada sauce (so good)! Finished the meal with some delicious cinnamon and sugar dusted beignets. We also got to sample Chef John’s new house beer (from baby gold bbq) and, as a pretty qualified beer drinker, I can tell you that it is outstanding. Can’t wait to return!

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Timely and offered good descriptions of the drinks and food. They accidentally brought out the wrong appetizer, but let us keep it at no charge while to have while we waited for the right one.

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Tyler
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was phenomenal. We were very pleased with everything and will definitely be back. Highly recommend!

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Jenna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was outstanding. I don't think I can order steaks from anywhere else ever again because nothing will compare to how delicious that was. Don't miss the quail or the warm citrus olives. YUM. They also had a fantastic wine list and amazing service. This will certainly become a regular spot for my partner and I.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and drunk were mediocre at best. The service was inattentive.

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EfrainP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food, Julio is an excellent server. Loved the experience..

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Moises
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Best I've had in Chicago. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food and ambiance , we enjoyed a very nice evening

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vipAmandaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant. Amazing Food, Atmosphere and Service

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SaraLovesFood
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience with great food. We wanted to order more,but were too full! All of the cocktails we tried were fantastic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out of their way to accommodate . Will be back

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Jacyarad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Che Bar is one of the great gems in Fulton Market. From the ambiance to the wine list, options are interesting, tasty, and dependable. The staff is knowledgable and warm. On top of incredibly well executed dine in options, they now have a beautiful retail corner with exquisite knives, meats, and to go options. Highly recommend.

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vipMustTry
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the country. The new menu items, lobster tails in miso butter and scallops with corn relish, were outstanding.

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JanetH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Che was wonderful. Easy to park, friendly, helpful staff and fabulous food.

We started with champagne and ended with coffee and gelato.

It was a magical evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks also great service!

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vipjasonw
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Argentina inspired steakhouse. Great atmosphere, food and cocktails. Very cozy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Really enjoy coming here when we get the chance. That wedge salad is amazing!

MB
vipMelBB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They just revamped their wine list and it’s PERFECTION!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Che is a magical place. The food was great and the wine was wonderful. I actually got stood up and the host was so kind. They didn’t rush me out regardless of taking a four top to myself and even treated me to a drink. Their team made my night !

I’m looking forward to going back! Highly recommend and beyond grateful to the El Che team for making me comfortable in a very embarrassing and uncomfortable situation.

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vipmmhanak
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is amazing!! This staff is above and beyond.

DE
DinoraE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely dinner and excellent staff. My daughter have and incredible Birthday 🎉

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly- the most divine service I’ve received in longer than I can recall. Food- exceptional, but the personalized service and the warm welcome back was unmatched.
I am delighted to give El Che my first official review because, quite frankly, it’s never been worth it.
The entire experience came together in the most savory way, and left me wanting more.
I’ve been a million places but this one, I’ll never forget. I’m already planning my next experience, and will be sure to introduce my fellow foodies to dine with me.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Che is one of my favorite places in Chicago. Happy hour is an astounding deal. Amazing vibe and excellent service.

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Michael
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING OUTSTANDING! WARM AND WELCOME. THE GRILL IS AMAZING!

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ShannonR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An an=mazing restaurant everyone working there loves what they do and it shows. The food, cocktails, wine and service are stellar. You need to go here!

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vipBenW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steakhouses I've been to: the food, the drinks, the service, the ambience... everything was fantastic. I owe a lot of that to my server, Emily C, who is a fantastic bartender.

I had the parrillada, which is a huge meat sampler plate that could easily be shared by two people, and creamed kale (even if you don't like kale, which I do, this is amazing). I also had the Pickle Rick cocktail, the Pisco Picante (which I'm craving right now), and Emily recommended a red wine to me from Argentina that was really well balanced (not too dry or sweet). Everything was delicious, so hats off to the chef and their giant wood-fire grill. It's been two days and I still feel full from this meal.

I was so excited to check this place out and I'm so glad I did! I highly recommend this place to fellow steak-lovers.

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juanaACV2
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best combinattion Chicago premium beff coked whith Argentine parrilla. One must in Chicago.

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 4.8 stars by 922 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.