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Elske, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Elske

4.8
4.8
1068 Reviews
$50 and over
American
**We can accommodate vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten free, dairy free, nut/peanut free & shellfish free diets. Before booking, please email us at info@elskerestaurant.com regarding any restrictions not listed above as we may be unable to accommodate certain restrictions, or diners with multiple restrictions.
**Note: the patio is uncovered and seating is weather dependent

About:
Elske means love in Danish, a nod to both David Posey’s Danish mother and the fact that the couple got engaged in Copenhagen. “Our travels in Denmark have really influenced us,” Chef Posey said. “We like that clean, simple aesthetic.” The dining room — all crisp lines, minimalist décor & soft lighting — is anchored by a wide open kitchen on one side & a small patio with a working fireplace on the other. Combined with the friendly service, it creates the impression that you’re eating in a supremely tasteful Scandinavian friend’s weekend home.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Danish
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 733-1314
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Anna & David Posey
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 733-1314
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    Ada Street
  • Parking details
    We do not offer valet parking. Non-metered street parking is available on Randolph St and Ada St.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,068 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    American

1,068 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are from Lexington, IL and have been wanting to dine at Elske for a while. We had some mutual connections and obviously wanted to try Monica Casillas-Rios‘s cocktails!! We walked through the beautiful courtyard to get inside and were greeted with such warmth and kindness from the hostess. Our server, Wesley, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with menu suggestions and the wine list. He was the best! Literally every sip and bite tasted divine, nostalgic, and comforting. The whole staff treated us well and we even received complementary glasses of wine and dessert which BLEW US AWAY. We cried almost the whole meal and can’t stop thinking about our experience. THE ANCHOVIES. THE AGNOLOTTI. THE GJETOST! EVERYTHING! Thank you, Elske! ❤️

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and service. Food is okay, deserts definitely did not pair well but over all good experience.

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  3. futuregirl

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most marvelous experience at Elske. The beautiful walled garden entrance, indoor/outdoor vibe, woodsmoke, casual yet chic environment and open plan kitchen all set the mood for the exquisite meal to come. We enjoyed the tasting menu plus the fermented black bean agnolotti addition, at our servers suggestion, and each course held delicious and beautifully composed creations presented by the chefs themselves. Scandinavian influences in food and design created an unique and light experience. Highly recommend the tasting menu as an introduction to this gem in the west loop.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Get all of the dessert’s!

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  5. hkoppula

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had enjoyed Elske with our whole family before in colder weather and were back yesterday as a couple for Mother's Day on a beautiful day. It was a special treat. Their outdoor seating area is spectacular - one of the best in the city. It felt like their beautiful interior and the outdoor patio were one. That is not to take anything away from the food. Wonderfully creative set menu at the top of new American with a big touch of Danish influences. Service was extremely good and accommodating. It certainly deserves its Michelin star! Kudos to the husband and wife who run this great Chicago restaurant in the West Loop. Highly recommended.

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  6. SundayNightDiner

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Elske multiple times and find the experience to be consistently excellent. The staff, the creativity of the menu, timing, presentation, atmosphere are all great. And cap it off with a few minutes sitting outside by the fire. There is no going wrong when choosing Elske.

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  7. aryehj

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting Elske is always a pleasure. The food is consistently seasonally-appropriate, refined but unpretentious, and delicious. The staff are relaxed and friendly, attentive without hovering and clearly know the menu. The environment — especially the outdoor courtyard, complete with fire — is elegant and warm without being stuffy or distracting from the food. If you're not convinced, drop in for dessert and a drink — that'll convince you. To me, Elske has joined a short list of Chicago institutions (ex., Avec; Lula) that have sustained excellence for long periods of time without getting bored or boring — while remaining accessible as a couple-times-a-year fancy date night destination to us mere mortals.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was amazing! I loved the attention to details!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible! Every dish was A+ (even the the anchovies our non anchovy lover admitted were great). Our service was also wonderful with Wesley giving us great recommendations and service. Will definitely be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 4 enjoyed a wonderful experience - and delicious. We chose the tasting meal menu with wine pairings and each course and the accompanying wine was described nicely by a member of the chef’s team. Our waiter, Paul, set a perfect pace and spirit for our table. 5 stars from our perspective!

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FAQs

Elske is rated 4.8 stars by 1068 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 14 times today
Google Map for Elske

1350 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    Ada Street
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Danish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We do not offer valet parking. Non-metered street parking is available on Randolph St and Ada St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anna & David Posey
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 733-1314
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 733-1314
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