Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago
Gibsons is always happening and consistently offering abundant portions of prime aged steaks, fresh pristine fish and homemade desserts daily. The entertainment radiates from the piano bar where locals, celebs, and out of towners mix and mingle. Gibsons is the perfect place for any occasion.View Private Dining Details
Gibson’s consistently exceeds expectations
The food was good but unfortunately we had terrible service. We were juggled between multiple servers and while our first server was friendly, the second one was rude from the start. He didn’t come around to offer drinks, didn’t clear our plates upon completion of the meal, and threw our bill on the table and walked away without offering dessert. I have never been treated like that at a restaurant previously, let alone a restaurant that is supposed to be exceptional. I would not recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.
Food and presentation was amazing. If you go ask for joe to be your server. Definitely a must if you are visiting Chicago.
Had the prime rib and my sister had a filet. Both cooked perfectly, service was amazing and the atmosphere it good
Of the 6 steaks ordered, 3 were perfect, 2 were undercooked and one was just not good. Very disappointing about the consistency...
Otherwise a very enjoyable place.
Outstanding will be back again!!
The vibe was lively and our waiter was amazing. The steak was great. The only thing I thought could improve were the sides. We had the twice baked potato and it wasn’t as great as I had imagined.
We have always loved Gibson’s. Its been our go to restaurant almost every trip to Chicago for the last 14 or more years. It’s a busy place, especially on the weekends. This particular Friday night it was very crowded. But that’s what makes it fun. It’s a place to see and be seen.
We had a glass of wine from the bar while we waited for our table. The bar was packed full. We were seated promptly at our reservation time of 7:30. We were seated in a cozy little room in the back that looks out onto Rush street. It’s my favorite area to sit.
I had the small Australian lobster tail which was fantastic. They cut it for me so there was no struggling to get it out of the shell. It was cooked just right and was the perfect size entree. It was served with my choice of salad or soup. I chose the soup which was an equally delicious crab bisque. My husband had the small cut of prime rib which he said was really good as well. He chose the house salad as his accompaniment. We split the Brussels sprouts which are phenomenal and the hash browns which are my husbands favorite.
The service is efficient without feeling like you are being rushed through dinner. It’s a place where you can eat and get out fairly quickly or you can also linger for a while. The servers and all staff are kind and accommodating. Sometimes the staff can be snooty at an upscale steakhouse but not at Gibson’s. They make you feel very welcome. It’s also important to note that they are super attentive and water glasses are filled constantly which I really appreciate.
We will certainly return and look forward to our next visit.
Had a great time and great meal. Service was exceptional. Very much worth a visit when you want a Chicago steak in a wonderful environment.
Salads were not edible while sandwiches were good. Service was for poor
Very good steak, and very good beer.
The attendend was very atencious.
The filet is spot on!!
The steak was sooooooo good. Amazing service and great cream brûlée
I always make it a point to have dinner at Gibsons when I'm in Chicago. It wouldn't be worth it if I couldn't eat at the best steak restaurant in Chicago.
Classic Chicago steak house. Food was excellent and service was better. Love the energy.
Good food great desserts
Very disappointed in our experience at Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse. We were hoping to experience an iconic Chicago Steakhouse, although we weren't expecting a fine dining or exceptionally fine steak we we sadly disappointed in the quality of the entire meal and experience. Steak was not well seasoned , was not tender and was not cooked as per our order. Side dishes were unremarkable and were either overly salty or under seasoned, even the salad was overdressed and vinegrette was very harsh.
We were visiting from Calgary and Vancouver, have had much better experiences in our local restarants or our our own backyard grills.
Service also seemed rushed and uninterested in our dining experience.
For our one steakhouse experience in Chicago we all left wishing we had tried somewhere else!
The desserts are MASSIVE, we ordered the carrot cake and we believe it can easily feed 8+ people. Wish the waitress would have warned us properly since we were a party of 2, and also ordered the key lime pie , to share both and we ended up giving away 3 thirds of the carrot cake to the table next to us! They were a party of 3 and at the end they left almost half of the original portion of the cake!!! so 5 people ate barely half of it! IMAGINE THAT! Be careful
One of the best steak experiences we ever had. I don't know what all the other servers are like, but Michael is great. All the staff is helpful and friendly, the steaks are deeeeelicious!
It was super fantastic! I can recommend for all to try porterhouse steak 👍🏼
We have visited Gibson’s many times and it never disappoints.
Impeccable service. The meal was phenomenal. We were seated earlier than our reservation and we were out of the restaurant in an hour yet did not feel rushed. Great dining experience.
all of the expats I asked recommeneded it. another expat I didn't ask prior but mentioned afterwards had these exact words...'tourist trap'
truer words were never spoken
Can honestly say it was the best steak I’ve ever had, can’t wait for next years marathon so I can eat here again
Service was outstanding - our main waiter has worked for over 20 years at Gibson’s.
Advised us on the menu and was very personable. Overall a great time
Celebrate Chicago marathon
Awesome place. Impeccable customer serivce, great homestyle food!
Celebrating our daughter running the Chicago Marathon.
Classic old Chicago Steak House. Great service and a really great place to check out when visiting!
Awesome food! Awesome service!
Food was very good; service outstanding. Got us in and served promptly and for anniversary got lots of extras that made the occasion special
We arrived at 3pm i.e we understand they that they had just opened for the afternoon/evening.
Although, there were only 2 tables busy including ours, we had to wait nearly 45 minutes to get our meal (after complaining)
Price is really excessive : 160.-- USD for one salad and 2 meat plates of 7 onzes each !!!!. . + 1 beer and 2 bottles of water
We were also astonished to see that the baked potatoes which were added to the meat were charged an additional USD 10.-- for each potato ............ Hopefully, we did not ask for additional vegetables ......
Compared to a place like GIBSON where we like to go, this place is a Rip Off !!!
Absolutely delicious lunch, fantastic beef, amazing service! We are going back.
As always excellent service and very high quality cuisine. It’s one of our favorite places. Would just like to see some smaller steak options / portions.
We love Gibson’s for those special occasions- the food is fabulous, bop notch service. Old school dining at its best. They make you feel special, never uncomfortable!!
My medium rare steak was totally charred with a bitter taste. When I complained, they scrapped the burned part off, but the steak did not taste much better. To give credit to the service, they did not charge me for it. But I did not come to Chicago to eat a free steak, but a great steak. Very disappointing.
Great atmosphere, amazing steaks, excellent service.
The level of service enhances the authentic streak house experience. The waiter complemented the atmosphere and menu by explaining each steak offered on a platter, That makes you hungry if you weren’t when you got there. All the dishes were perfectly prepared and our steaks were done exactly as we ordered them. Portions were large as you expect in a steak house. A festive and happy group of diners raises the level of enjoyment. W Everything was delicious. All in all, a great steak house. As a person required to use a cane, the restroom was hard to access (back corner of the 2nd floor} but the staff escorted me and made it much easier to navigate through the crowded dining rooms.
Service excellent..Food was great. Steak had a good flavor and the setting is perfect.
Delicious! Great service! Can’t go wrong. We shared a 10 ounce filet and it was perfect. Chef even cooked each half like we each liked it. Half of the 10 ounce is in this photo.