Ken's on Western

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$30 and under
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American
We are about family, tradition, food, libations, classic favorites, great times with close friends. New ideas collide with old school class. Enjoy!
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BK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The young busboy Will was so very kind to us. My arm is in a sling and he offered to help us up, to the door and to our car. Lovely manners!

MO
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great food, especially the pizza bread

GG
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Ken’s it brings back great memories when the whole family would come up for dinner and the the food & service is as great as ever

NV
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Waitress was great! Prime rib was tough and my baked potatoe was 3 days old!

RF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our reserved table was ready for us when we arrived, our waiter was welcoming and seemed to enjoy taking care of us and the food was fine. There were a few shortcomings but nothing big enough to make our visit less than very good.

GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there. I can’t believe I haven’t checked this place out in the 30 plus years I’ve lived here. Food was delicious, service was great.

m
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely loved the warmth of this restaurant. The chopped steak, pasta and chicken piccata were excellent. Hostess, server and bartender were all friendly and welcoming. The band that night was really good, too. We loved this place and plan to return often. Now, for transparency, I must add that our table wasn't ready for about 45 minutes after we arrived. We ran into friends there who had also waited at least that long for their table. Not sure if this is a one night problem or an ongoing issue. However, it's a great place filled with good workers and customers alike.

TC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have eaten at Ken's many times and the food and service is always excellent! This visit to celebrate my wifes birthday was no exception. Started with the blackened shrimp and we both had filets and double baked potatoes. Wonderful!

CW
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a Wednesday night so we had personalized service due to it being slow. Our server was very sweet. The food portions were generous and tasty. This is a neighborhood gem that many may miss or overlook. You absolutely should go to have drinks, appetizers and or dinner. You wont be disappointed.

GV
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The noise level was very loud from the bar and the waitress was a little slow in taking our order after we ordered drinks. The food was very good.

MA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice dinner and good service

LB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The hostess, waitress and waiter were very hospitable and kind. The appetizers we had were very unique but tasty. I enjoyed the pickled peppers and the pizza cheese bread! The ambiance was nice and cozy.

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I liked the noodle salad, pizza bread and vegetables that are given when you sit at the table.

SP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love, love, love Ken's! The food is always excellent as is the service. Probably one of my favorite restaurants.

CT
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. My wife's dinner was the pork chop. It was cooked perfectly and she loved it.
I had the ribeye with a blue cheese sauce. It was very rich but delicious.
Our server was very attentive.

I
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Kens was delicious. Four out of the five of ordered different entries and everyone raved about their meal. The service was excellent! I highly recommend Ken’s..

C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was phenomenal! Service was excellent! We will be going back!

GG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprised that there were not more patrons there. Unfortunately, the soup was barely warm but our entree was served quickly and we didn't have time to eat the soup! Thought the relishes were kind of skimpy.

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I am on day 3 of norovirus after eating at Ken's. I will never return.

QB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really did enjoy the service here at Ken's, the waiter was nice and always asked how we were doing, also if we couldn't decide on what to eat she gave us a well thought out discription on what's on the menu and the soup of the day.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Delicious food. Fabulous service. We will be back son

EM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot. The people are awesome. They go out of their way to take care of you.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere & an outstanding dinner.

MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Valentine’s Day at Ken’s!

RT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We went to celebrate "Galentine". My sister had the bone in rib eye and said it was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The Chicken Vesuvio was in a heavy cream sauce; my daughter had never had it prepared that way before and preferred olive oil. I was looking forward to the Orange Roughy, however, it was not on the special Valentine's Day menu. I settled for a baked potato and salad.

Decor needs to be updated. The toilet seat in the women's bathroom was chipped.

b
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, service was good.
Are table was in the bar area which was a little uncomfortable. Other than that, we had a good time.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, great martinis, and great service! Love this neighborhood gem!

m
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quaint with great food! Servers were friendly and charming.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really enjoyed our food from the starters thru the meal. Cocktails were excellent. Service was very personable and friendly , made us feel welcome.

D
Chicago
291 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

This was our first Rhine there. And we will be back!!
Service was wonderful. Food was very good. Just a bit disappointed with the bread!! And that's my favorite part!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation for mothers day at 5:15 pm, got there a few minutes early, were seated right away. Unfortunately the server was a little too slow and unattentive and I am putting that modestly. We got drink orders in, let her know we were expecting 2 more to the party. Never asked about appetizer until the rest of our party showed, no biggie I figured. They seated and then we waited again for 20 minutes or so until she took their drink order, no biggie again, until it took another 20 minutes or so to get our apps ordered. Came in and she missed half of one of the apps because she misheard, again no biggie. Brought us the other half promptly. They had maybe 2 other parties of 3 or so seated so they werent slammed. The main issue was how long it took after that to actually put in an entree order while it seemed she took ones order, told the cooks, came back and took another order, and so on and so forth. We ordered food, came out in maybe 25 or so minutes, we ate pretty fast given we waited Bout 1 hour and 30 minutes before even ordering. Total time spent there about 2.5 hours. I try not to sound rude, but her time management skills were bad and multitasking was not her strong suit. Still left a tip on a $270 Bill because I'm not a complete buttmunch. When I gave her half cash and my card, she charged it all to the card and gave me back my cash for whatever reason. Maybe if the server was different, I'd have a better review.

D
Chicago
233 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I lived in the neighborhood, 25 years ago, Kens was a staple. I line the remodel but especially the food and service...thanks for maintaining this.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and reasonably priced. I visited with my family and the waitress was excellent, attentive and personable.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, and delicious martinis!