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About III Forks - Chicago

III Forks, one of the nation's USDA Prime Steakhouses, is located at the Village Market in Lakeshore East, just north of Millennium Park in beautiful downtown Chicago. This modern restaurant is simply sizzling with style and provides the perfect setting for upscale dining, rooftop lounging, private parties and special events. III Forks is a contemporary evolution of the classic steakhouse featuring USDA Prime Beef, ocean-fresh seafood and locally sourced Midwest fare. Less than half of one percent of all US beef makes the III Forks Prime quality grade. This leads to great steaks that offer abundant marbling, juiciness, tenderness and superior flavor.

III Forks also offers an impressive venue for private affairs. Three private dining rooms will be available for corporate meetings, seated social gatherings and cocktail receptions. The rooftop lounge is also available for private parties of up to 150 guests.

Upper Randolph a180 North Field Boulvard
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Rooftop Lounge 4pm to Midnight daily (Weather Permitting)

Cross Street:
Benton Place

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 938-4303

Website:
http://3forks.com/

Parking Details:
Valet $14.00
East on Upper Randolph St
Left on N. Field Blvd
Located in Lake Shore East

Executive Chef:
Hans Aeschbacher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our Sales & Events Manager, Shawn Farmer @ (312) 938-4309

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Private Dining

Captain's Room - 36 guests Poker Room - 12 guests Wine Room - 10 guests Legend's Room - 100 guests Cocktail Lounge 40 guests (semi-private)

III Forks - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Romantic (29)
Special Occasion (25)
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Cozy (17)
Scenic View (17)
Business Meals (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Very good, as well as our waitress

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been to Three Forks many times, and I have always enjoyed a great steak, salad, and my time there. This was an exception. The hostess was being very odd. She apologized for the holiday tree still being up (this was shortly after new year's) more than once, even after we said we thought it added to the ambiance. The salad was a very small, limp bit of iceberg wedge literally swimming in dressing. My partner, who almost never sends anything back, sent the oysters back as they didn't taste good, but we were still charged. The steak was, frankly, a bit rubbery and lacked the usual nice crust. I don't know what was going on, but this isn't the perfect and delicious Three Forks I am used to.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Limited menu was never specified. My boyfriend and i searched over the menu weeks prior to our New Year’s Eve dinner. We were very disappointed. Salmon and steak were our only options. Red meat is not really a thing of ours so we choose the salmon. The salmon was over cooked and dry. The bed of rice it rested on top of was cold. One of our sides was not brought to the table until the second time asking for it. We also never received the salt and pepper we asked for. Having never been to this restaurant, i expected more. We were happy to spend our first New Year’s Eve together and it wasn’t great. Not only that, the coat attendant was very snippy and rude when i placed my coat on the side of her stand to take a photo. She snatched her “tip cup” and said “well now you’re in the way of my tips” as if there were other patrons at her desk or waiting to be serviced. She also declined to take the photo and told another woman who accompanied her to take it because she was no longer interested. It was Not a pleasant experience at all. With all that, i wanted to bring in the new year on a positive vibe, so tried to ignore it all and We did manage to take a nice photo to capture our evening.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was another amazing experience celebrating New Years at Three Forks. Everything was simply outstanding.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have the filet mignon and it was very good. The service was very attentive. The dinks and wine were excellent. We had not been there in a while, but will definitely be back soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Steaks were delicious, cocktails were strong, 4 cheese potatoes were delicious and savory. Service was good and so was the overall experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came for a New Year's Eve dinner. The ambiance and decorations were energetic and festive. I was disappointed by the food. My lobster tail was extremely under cooked and the sides were over salted. We had to send back our first round of drinks because they were disgusting and straight liquor. Typically a restaurant, especially one like this, should not charge for something you send back and didn't even take half a sip of. I was excited to try this place but I don't think I'd be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came to this restaurant for dinner after getting married on New Years Eve. My husband and I was expecting the food to be outstanding but it was just mediocre. That was a bummer for us because we had heard such great things about the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went on NYE... food was outstanding! Service was much better than expected on such a busy night... everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful holiday dinner. Love all the glass and views of the city, and the fireplace was wonderful. Sharamsburg sparkling wine was a big plus!! Our waiter let us take out time, never felt rushed. Crowd was a mix of all ages . Really really enjoyed. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The ambience is cozy. You are greeted with a smile. Our booth against the wall is romantic. My fish entree was presented on a bed of wild rice and quinoa. Bread service is wonderful. My custom cocktail had that big ice cube that is a sign of top notch bar service. Wife’s steak was perfect. Only shortcoming is no linen tablecloth , but it seems this amenity is becoming rare. In good weather we love the outdoor upper level seating area. We are regulars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had the tuna appetizer, the boneless ribeye, the salmon, creamed corn, asparagus, potatoes and chocolate cake for dessert. The servings are large and we had leftovers for a whole second meal. This was one of the best meals we’ve ever had, and we eat out quite a bit. The restaurant decor is stunning, the staff is very friendly and the steak in particular was maybe the best steak in town. We will definitely return.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seared Scallops with bacon jam and the sauteed garlic spinach is great!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everyone was friendly from the Valet, to the coat checker Sasha to our waitress. Service was excellent. So was the food and view. My wife and I are managers in the service business so we appreciate every bit of great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our family of 6 was celebrating our 22 yr olds birthday. The food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding. What made the evening unforgettable was our server Jorge M. After he asked if we were celebrating anything, he worked the rest of the evening to make sure it was memorable with special drinks, great dinner talk, and incredible desserts! Our overall experience was one of the best we have ever had in Chicago and we frequent many of the usual steakhouses. Thanks to everyone at lll Forks and special thanks to Jorge!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas Eve dinner ! Food and services off the charts !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was my first time going to III Forks and I had always wanted to try it as it is very close to where I work. I took two clients to the restaurant and was not disappointed. The NY Strip, Rack of Lamb and Fried Lobster was amazing. The drink list was extensive. During their Happy Hour they have $1 oysters. To top it off, our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Overall, it was an awesome experience. I would definitely recommend it and return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I believe this was my 5th time dining here in the past 3 years. Each time it has exceeded my expectations. We live in Indiana and know there are many great restaurants in the City but we keep being drawn to the quality of this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have dined here several times and in many instances, it was a birthday celebration. When I made my reservation online, I added comments that specifically said we were coming to celebrate my son’s birthday and that I wanted the complimentary cake/candle. I placed a follow-up call to request a window table and remind them that it was a birthday celebration. I was told my requests would be honored. Not only were we seated as far away from the window as you can get, when I reminded the waiter that it was my son’s birthday, he proceeded to read off the list of dessert options. When I mentioned that I called ahead to request the birthday celebration, he once again offered the paid dessert menu. To add insult to injury, we witnessed the birthday celebration for two other patrons while we were dining. Extremely disappointed and will never dine here again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good. The wedge salad has gone from half a lettuce to a fourth which is not a good value for the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great! Beautiful place and amazing food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great. Service was excellent. Nice visit

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 20, 2017

III Forks is a good restaurant. My opener, a loaded crab cake was delicious but just a bit lukewarm. The seared scallop with a succotash and bacon bedding was quite good. My wine choice, the Craggy Sauvignon Blanc, was delicious. the service was good but could have been a bit more attentive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Seating was immediate. View was lovely. Sat in front of fireplace, very cozy. Food was phenomenal. Server was always handy and had good advice on choices. Noise level was a bit high, but restaurant was almost full.. Wonderful evening out!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've been to III Forks several times the past few years. Obviously I like it. The food is excellent.
This particular visit, the service was a bit unattentive, a martini was delivered without olives and when requested the olives took a while to arrive. Also, this establishment usually has a moderate to low noise level, one reason I choose to return, but on this visit there was a loud (but happy) group sitting next to us. Their table and ours were the last on the premises that evening so the noise continued right up until the end of our meal. It was odd, or our misfortune, that when seated, the room was mostly empty and we were seated right next to them.
At the end of the meal, we had to wait a while for the check, and finally had to ask for it. The waiter brought it and then disappeared. We already had our coats on and were trying to leave so I asked the manager to ring us up, which he did.
Usually the service and the noise level are much better, and the fare is very good, so I will be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Valet and hostess were both a little rude... waitress was ok, the steak was amazing though.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you sponsoring Veterans Day dinner. What a Blessing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We received wonderful service and the entire meal was incredible. We'll definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for a post-engagement celebration. Entire staff was very friendly and even brought over champagne and 3 different desert options. Food was awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I feel like the steaks are not as good as they have been. I usually get the 45 day aged and for the price I just don't know if it's worth it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Came back since I was in the area and felt my iron levels low and was craving red meat. I sat at the bar and the bartender immediately greeted me and asked if I wanted food and drinks or just drinks. I came for both, so she set me up right away to eat - you know place mat, utensils etc.

I ordered the bone-in ribeye medium. It came out and it looked a tad smaller compared to other bone-in ribeyes I've had at other restaurants and less marbling. BUT it was perfectly cooked and so damn delicious! I don't know how they age or season it, but it was truly amazing!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great restaurant with outstanding service!

Located in a quiet setting in the New East Side

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server, Michael, did an outstanding job with the menu selection and creating the perfect timing for our evening so that we could make it to our post dinner plans.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was wonderful from start to finish. Service was great. My husband loves the bone marrow appetizer.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Overall experience: 5 stars

Ambience: Quality steakhouse with dimmed lighting, a nice hum/buzz of conversation and music that allowed for actual conversation, lovely silverware/glasses

Service: Greeted with a smile and pleasant conversation by the hostess; Jorge made sure our glasses were never empty of water (or the excellent wine options we had ordered); Jorge suggested dishes and drinks that satiated our varied appetites; the timing of the dishes was also well timed; the birthday girl had a smile on her face throughout the evening

Food: Cooked to perfection meats at medium rare and medium, respectively. The pasta was also delicious. The wine list is extensive offering several of my favorite wineries and introducing me to others. The side dishes are also cooked well: asparagus that’s not too soggy, flavorful spinach, hot and crispy/flaky onion rings. The chocolate cake is rich and decadent. The bread pudding is light and airy.

Value: III Forks is comparable to other steakhouses in terms of ambience, price, food options. III Forks stands out from other steakhouses in terms of service. III Forks may appear fancy, fit for a special occasion—which it is—but it is also a place to go share a nice meal with family and friends. It’s a quiet, approachable, comfortable steakhouse that allows for date night, girls night, birthday/anniversary/graduation night, whatever, but I like that it’s also a place where I can walk into the restaurant and be welcomed to a perfectly cooked medium rare steak and a glass of Cabernet in my jeans and tennis shoes and still have a conversation without shouting over music or other party’s conversations.

Recommend: steak (filet mignon, NY Strip), lobster bisque, III Forks salad, burrata (especially the tomatoes),asparagus, spinach, mashed potatoes, bread with salted butter, chocolate cake, and ask for the homemade Irish cream with single cask Jim Bean with your chocolate cake

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was amazing. We had a wonderful servant. We really enjoyed the night. We also were able to meet the Chef who prepared our food. He was wonderful. Thank you Chef JB

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Although my waitress was very pleasant, we were not pleased with our service. We had an extended wait time before our food was served. Bread was not brought to us, we had to request it and the waitress forgot what my husband ordered. The cocktails were good, the food was excellent and I enjoyed the ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Waitress was horrible. No bread was brought to the table. Ordered 2 glasses of wine and waited 15 mins before they were brought. Waitress never came back after taking our order. Food was brought by someone else and she never came back to see if we need anything else. She came back at the end with the check.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Received great service. Our dinner was excellent and they added a special touch for our anniversary!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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