SafeHouse - Chicago

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1077 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Satiating hungry spies since 1966… Are you looking for more than just a fantastic dining experience? Then this is the dining destination for you. This clandestine restaurant and bar takes you on a mission to explore a world of espionage--completely engaging you by assigning you an agent name, sending you on a recon mission and offering you a menu filled with furtive eats and fun cocktails! Our culinary agents craft delicious scratch-made food including Fried C4 Cheddar Cheese Curds, the hand-crafted Readers Selected #1 Burger in Chicago, the M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers), and an array of savory entrees, healthy salads and vegetarian options as well. Your mission awaits you, agent! PLEASE NOTE: We have a shagadelic dance party on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 10pm, all agents under the age of 18 must be cleared of their mission by 8:30pm on these days.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 11:00 am- 11:00 pm Monday: 4:00 pm-12:00 am Tuesday: 11:30 am-12:00 am Wednesday: 11:30 am-12:00 am Thursday: 11:30 am-2:00 am Friday: 11:30 am-2:00 am Saturday: 11:00 am-3:00 am Closed Memorial Day, Easter Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Special Hours New Years Day 11:30 am - Midnight
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Phone number
(312) 313-1007
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brent Keelen
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Private party facilities
Professional spies understand there’s safety in numbers and our service agents have the perfect event space to make your next mission possible! We offer semi private event space for groups 12 and larger.
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Private party contact
Agent Power Line: (888) 989-5190
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Cross street
Ontario and Rush
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Entertainment
DJ's start spinning your favorite music starting at 10:00PM Friday & Saturday. Starting on 2/13 Live Comedy Show every Tuesday at 10pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
4.5
ambience
3.7
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MB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience for our goal in Chicago over the weekend. My 14 year old daughter had the greatest time at the Safehouse and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. It’s not just a themed restaurant, it’s an adventure for the entire family. We loved the video and viewing of antics when customers initially come through the door down to the final mission of searching for a way out. It was so amazing to find us in the lobby of our own Hotel - the magician was stupendous and extremely impressive. We will definitely be visiting the Safehouse during every future visit to Chicago.

VE
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a fun place for our kids ages 13,15 both boys. However we had a 5:30 reservation, our food never arrived at our table till 6:55. Over an hour wait to receive our food? No excuses for this.

JV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place!!! So entertaining and unique from the moment you open the red door. My teenagers got a kick out of everything. And our server Agent Vee was so enthusiastic and never broke character...so much fun for us! Food was delicious too. Highly recommend!!!

m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is SOOOO fun! The people who worked there were friendly and made the experience fun. And my food was really good. Had one kid who liked the Mac and cheese and another who didn’t. But my kids are still talking about how this was the best part of their Chicago vacation!

GL
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous experience! From the get go there was excellent communication and a sense of excitement. My family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our evening. The staff were great fun and fully in character, and the set up is amazing, right up until the moment you leave. The next time we are in Chicago, we’ll definitely be back!

EG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for families, kids 5-12 will love this restaurant

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very unique dining experience with lots of gags. Food was good. Men's bathroom was a little strange as toilet tried to flush but would not. Siren would go off every time you would try and flush the toilet which was funny but not very productive. Fake bathroom doors were also funny. Everyone was entertained. We had to do a ballerina dance to get in as we did not know the password. Good memories now on video.

DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was okay... more of a place for kids than an adult date night. There were many children running around trying to do the scavenger hunt while we were dining. Also the food was okay, mainly burger and fry place.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I really love SafeHouse and had been before, but this visit was not up to my previous expectations. Service was rushed as our waiter was overloaded with tables, many aspects of the dining experience were shortened due to how overwhelmed he was. Leaving the restaurant, we were told to use the service elevator instead of the usual secret, fun exit. I was disappointed in this experience but I regarded it as a fluke in the system. Still a fun place to go, but there were minor issues that all seemed to pile up for us.

B
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place for kids. Food was good atmosphere Was amazing. A must go

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I knew going to this restaurant meant it was going to be a tourist trap with mediocre food, but I expected the spy aspect to outweigh the bad food... nope. The spy decorations/lingo/missions were cute, but not fun enough to make up for the awful, bland food. The only person in our 7-person party that enjoyed the food was the 5 year old. Everyone else either got something that was seriously uninspired, had no taste at all, or was too salty. Our waiter was nice but forgot drinks and took a long time to check on us. He also forgot to bring us a prize for a mission we won, until we reminded him twice about it. Definitely would not go back and would never recommend to anyone else. Plenty of other fun restaurants in Chicago that also have great food.

JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was such a fun place to take the kids, they had so much fun! And so did we.

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Took my children there for my son's 6th birthday. They had a blast! Love how interactive it is and my kids loved the magician. The service was great - they all get into the spy theme. Food was good, my kids had the burgers and my husband and I shared some appetizers. I think you go there for the ambiance over the food though.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So much fun with little kids!!

KT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything that I'd expected. The place felt like neutral ground for spies and assassins. The service was fast and friendly and the wait staff did an excellent job of living into the world that the restaurant was portraying. I will definitely return for this mission!!

j
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A fun place for families with elementary and older kids. Lots to see and keep the family entertained. The food was good. The kids meal price was a bit expensive as they are too busy to eat their food!!

BD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome environment. We had 4 kids with us (ages-3, 6, 7, 8) and they all loved it. It was their favorite part of Chicago!

VP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This was a nice family restaurant. My 8 year old daughter had a great time!!

W
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was a very cool concept. My boys, ages 2,5,and 9, LOVED being secret agents during this dining experience!

MT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

It's a really cool experience, the food was surprisingly good; you have to go ready to have fun and be a good sport; go once for the experience, go back with your cousin visiting from out of town!

g
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere had a great time food could used a little more seasoning

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great time at SafeHouse. Amazing choice for a first date! When we arrived we did not know the password but easily passed the clearance test to prove we weren’t double agents. The spy theme is well thought out and executed throughout the entire experience. Friendly staff and servers who were helpful on our mission to explore the safe house to find out the password. The overall feel is very cool with both hidden and plain sight allusions to espionage. Will definitely be returning. Protect the password at all costs. ✌🏾

MS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience, visited with my family and my nephews, everyone had a fun and unique experience.

MF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Fun for kids and adults! Food was good.

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Second time and service took forever- ordered burger and fries and for broccoli- BROCCOLI! Understaffed.

AT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Cute idea but the food wasn’t good at all! Worth seeing once but won’t go back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great family place. Waiter was great

P
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very fun! a nice interactive experience and a good value... buy the whole experience

HG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Very fun for kids! Great atmosphere! The food was not great, I would not recommend the spy package for adult or kids for several reasons. Simply not worth it. Order your food ala cart. Souvenir cup included with spy kid package is nothing special. When we got my sons drink I thought it was just a kids cup at first and we missed the souvenir, but nope the traditional kids cup you’d expect to get is the souvenir cup. Kids are so preoccupied with the magician and everything else that they don’t care about the cup or even the food really. The spy meal package advertises bottomless sides but the staff never asked us once if we wanted to “refill” on a side. You also get an appetizer per adult with the spy package, again not worth it because you’re gonna be up walking around with your kids looking at everything that you won’t have time to eat an app. Our waiter got our drink order wrong and billed us for two cocktails when we only ordered one. We then waited 30 minutes for our waiter to check in on us after we were done eating to get our bill. I had to approach another staff member to get our bill (which was wrong due to the drink) so we waited even longer to get it corrected. I would definitely recommend this place as a fun place for kids, just don’t expect great service or food and do not pay for the spy package.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun for the kids! Front door guy was amazing! Food was meh, but you go for the experience!

NE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a fun opportunity and experience! Affordable and a memory to cherish!

RB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday. Was fun

JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent for a different fun night out with kids. I saw all adult tables, but really it seems geared for kids old enough to read, explore, and understand a bit about spy stuff. Fun night, would recommend for a unique fun evening!

AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fun place to go but food was disappointing for the price.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Took my 8yo son for a “mom & son” dinner date. He absolutely LOVED it. So much to do, a the missions he was given to find clues were a blast. Personally, for the higher prices, food was nothing special. Service was a little slow, and my order was wrong twice, my sons food was brought out cold. But honestly, he didn’t care. Despite that, we’d go back for the experience alone. Very fun.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Safehouse. We came here last year for our rehearsal dinner, and returned on the very same day one year later to celebrate! The food was yummy and our server was very attentive and kind.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food1service1ambience3

Food was cold and service was slow even though they werent busy

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Crypto is the man

LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time. Laughing all night. Our server agent Polaroid was a hoot.

AB
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately the service was not the best upon our visit. The food quality was mediocre. But the vibe is wonderful. Likely the only reason to really go back.

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