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El Che Steakhouse & Bar

4.7
4.7
1341 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Experiences are available.

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 liz@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

Experiences

  • Grande Tasting - Chef's Counter Experience

    $90.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    The Chef's Counter requires a deposit of $90 per guest, with a menu prince of $175 per person. The deposit will be used towards the final bill. Our chef’s counter is a front-row seat to all the action. Seated as close as you can get to our 12ft hearth, join us on a culinary adventure inspired by the traditions of Argentina. Our Grande Tasting is a 10-course tour of Argentina through the eyes of Chef Manion focusing on the magic that happens when pristine ingredients, including various cuts of meat, vegetables, and seafood. $175 per person, and the deposit will be used towards the final bill. PLEASE LIST ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR ALLERGIES.
  • Hearth Table Experience; $100 / Guest

    $30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Located just a few feet from the beautiful, custom-designed grill, the Hearth Table experience evokes Argentina’s traditional Asados, where family and friends gather around the table for a fun-filled feast served family style. - The Hearth Table Experience is $100 per person & requires a $30 deposit per guest that will be used towards the final total. - We require FULL guest participation of the family style menu. No substitutions. - Please be thorough with your dietary needs so we are able to inform you of the restrictions we are able to accommodate; limited flexibility due to the style of the experience. - Menu includes: Empanadas, Salad, Olives, Seafood platter, Parrillada, Bone-In Ribeye, Quail, Seasonal vegetables, fries and dessert.

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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. J

    Jlis10b

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to El Che because a coworker recommended it and it did not disappoint. We happened to make a reservation during restaurant week. Everything we had was outstanding. I didn’t know you could make flank steak tender, but they did it. The whipped ricotta was out of this world. Loved the ambiance and we will definitely be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Excellent service.
  3. NV

    NellV

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried El Che for restaurant week. I loved the special menu and my boyfriend tried the ribeye which was awesome. Order the grilled oysters for an appetizer!
  4. t

    tmari

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome as usual. We love El Che. Chef John is the best and Alex is great too
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience and vibes! Excellent cuisine
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night!
  7. AS

    AneS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Saw our waiter maybe twice. Steak was not seasoned well. Was deff expecting more from such a popular place.
  8. R

    Rila

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great but the food was heavily salted.
  9. MS

    MarianaS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking forward to dine at this location. I was able to book a reservation for a restaurant week. The restaurant week‘s menu had a great selection( four courses). Empanadas were delicious and Flavorful. Ricotta spread is fresh and the pickled cherry tomatoes add the right touch. Polenta and shrimp awesome. Steak and fries were perfectly done with chimichurri on the side. I did not enjoy the stew or the desert I found it was a little dry.
  10. JM

    JuanM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great menu for restaurant week. Steak was delicious.
  11. S

    Shannon

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great spot to try during restaurant week. The meal started off wonderful and lost luster through each course.
  12. j

    julo

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came for restaurant and loved the food. Only slight complaint, everything came out WAY too fast. We’d finish the last bite and within 30 seconds the plate was removed and 1 min later the best course arrived. We had a drink and 4 course meal in 45 minutes. I’d love to relax and enjoy and talk a bit more rather than speed eat. But the food was amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time here. The food and service were impeccable!
  14. TA

    TAN7

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food came quite slow and table is narrow for the size of dishes. Ambience and deco are not impressive.
  15. AD

    AlyseD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed restaurant week offering! Service was outstanding. We will be back.
  16. KD

    KeithD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Server was great, he made good recommendations. Food was fire. Lots of ways to cater your own experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant week menu was both delicious and impressive. Service is always next level with the food to match.
  18. MO

    MaryO

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to El Che! Our experience this time was on par with all previous visits - high quality and simply delicious.
  19. AB

    AdamB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning as always
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dam QUALITY Meal!!!! The bartender recommended shrimp and she was spot on! Our server was great and very accommodating. We went for my friends birthday and he said..”This was the best birthday dinner of his life!” My New York strip was cooked to perfection! Cocktails were awesome. Desert was bomb. Too busy enjoying the meal to take pictures unfortunately but yes I recommend El Che.
  21. PP

    PetrosP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Food was fantastic. The shellfish platter with fries and butter sauce was outstanding. Liam was awesome. Ambiance was super cool.
  22. HR

    HomerR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing place to celebrate a person’s special day. Amazing food and the service was phenomenal!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food took so long and it was not what we expected for the price of 65$ for a steak. Food and drinks is overpriced. I will not go back to this place.
  24. BE

    BrightEyesKY

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and dining was top notch!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Our server Liam helped us out with picking some food items!! The food was pretty good. Definitely get the quail. The steak was cooked perfectly but could have used some more flavor. Overall I enjoyed the restaurant and would probably come back.
  26. SW

    SherryW

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cool place! Everything was wonderful. We had the olives, wedge salad, filet and ribeye. Also a very nice Argentinian wine that was suggested by our waiter. We will be back for sure!
  27. AD

    AshleyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best customer service experiences I’ve ever had! Great quality food also. Will go again!
  28. N

    Nickname

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    El Che was the start of a great night in the West Loop!
  29. MC

    MollyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and absolutely delicious food and drinks. Would highly recommend! Perfect for a date night.
  30. AT

    AliT

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was absolutely amazing and food was excellent!
  31. LD

    LisaD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. I went with my friend and we had seafood and fish. From lobster tails, to octopus to scallops and salmon. All of it was prepared perfectly. The sides were great as well. We had brussels sprouts, broccolini, Japanese, sweet potatoes, and I absolutely loved the endive and wedge salads. This has become one of my favorite restaurant. I highly recommended.
  32. RD

    RDY228

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love El Che so much! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
  33. SR

    ShannonR

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, wine, cocktails and service are always stellar. Highly recommend the quail and the grilled seafood parrillada.
  34. HC

    HeidiC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and it was just as good as the first time. The wedge salad is my favorite thing ever!
  35. FM

    FouzanM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Had to experience the hype of the restaurant. All in all good experience. Was it the best steak, no. The temperature of the steaks was not per order. Had to send one of them back but other were also a bit off. If you are limited to Creekstone worth a try. For those that don't care, better options out there for this price. Service was fantastic but ambiance was un memorable (not bad but nothing worth mentioning) both from a steakhouse perspective and also to deliver on an Argentinian vibe.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New Year’s Eve dinner!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food
  39. KS

    KySouth

    Chicago

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food. Great bar scene as well!
  40. M

    Marisol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks Cristian! best server ever, we had a blast.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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 1341 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Experiences are available.
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 liz@elchebarchicago.com or (312)265-1130 if interested.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Diedrich: (708) 205-2458

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