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About Last Knife, Chicago, IL

About Last Knife

4.4
4.4
116 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Reflecting the incredible energy, style, and distinctive vibe of the City of Big Shoulders, ALK brings a fresh and inventive approach to a gastropub in downtown Chicago. New American modern and classic staples meet a lively cocktail bar complete with a boutique wine list in this inviting challenger to the traditional. About Last Knife is a spot to unwind, a stage to tell your best stories, and above all a place where you know you will have a good time. Plus, we just thought it was a fun name. If we’ve done our job, you’ll remember last night just enough to want to come back.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 392-2440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PV

    PVBfoodie

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food on a busy Saturday!
  2. PR

    PerleR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoy the ambiance and shareable plates at the high tops in the bar area.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here last night! Our waiter Ian gave great service and suggestions on the menu and was a generally nice guy. The food was delicious and we will definitely come back!
  4. MT

    MeredithT

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    $20 For a cocktail is ridiculous. As is $26 for a burger. Rest of lunch menu was reasonable.
  5. G

    Glora

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food !! Great location. Would definately recommend.
  6. TM

    TheaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food (beef wellington), drinks (Bloody Mary), and service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great server! She was doing the best she while being by herself. Food was good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The pastry on the beef Wellington was raw, we were offered free dessert but we were full so we didn’t get any so the manager did nothing more about the poorly executed Wellington, a shame really. Had better steaks and food at lots of places. The only cool thing about this place is the name and it’s entry way. The server was fantastic, but the food - they can do much better especially being in Chicago. Will not be back.
  9. JB

    JerryB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet and ribeye were phenomenal, one of the best steaks we have ever had and one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Drinks were great and service was top notch. Will absolutely be returning to eat again.
  10. MC

    MaxC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast by the street in downtown is pretty relaxing. Flavor is pretty good as well.
  11. RA

    RosemaryA

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty shishito peppers, ribeye sandwich and ALK burger. Waitstaff was excellent
  12. DD

    DiscriminatingDiner

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an attractive dining area and bar. Chic! Food was excellent including the filet sliders and creamed spinach. The small bites were plenty filling and delicious for our late evening dinner. Innovative drinks too!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very limited breakfast menu on a Sunday morning. The restaurant was not busy for a place located in a hotel in a busy city, not sure if that’s a good or bad. We should have checked the menu before we sat down since we only found a limited selection. They offered eggs Benedict with salmon. I asked if they could make it traditional without the salmon and they said no. So I opted for the three option omelet. It was tasty but nothing to write home about. Al in all a fair breakfast experience.
  14. n

    none

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a beautiful but windy day and I asked to sit outside. The said OK, but to let him know when I wanted to go inside. I loved that he knew that I might not last too long outside. The food was delicious and the wine list had a lot of different wines and I had a Basque Rose that I had never tasted and it was delicious.
  15. C

    Claire

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails, wonderful service!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The beef Wellington was outstanding!
  17. T

    Tami

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were tired and rolled down to Knife. Drinks, server, food and service was fantastic!
  18. TL

    TerrLayne

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor seating. Perfect for people watching! Our waitress (didn't catch her name) was delightful. Breakfast menu choices were slightly limited. But coffee was great! Convenience won over all since we were staying on site. Great breakfast experience.
  19. DP

    DPFOUR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was generally good, the food was tiny portions and heavy handed when it came to salt. Both the menu and wine selections are very limited. The atmosphere is nice, but you shouldn't have to ask for water to be refilled, etc. Not sure that a return visit will happen.
  20. LT

    LedgeT

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was great however the restaurant was understaffed. Available staff were working hard and trying to serve all the tables but there weren’t enough.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Expensive - no sophisticated service. Food was good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing
  23. MH

    MelvinH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very fine establishment with great food and even better staff
  25. FH

    FionaH

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a lovely steak in this restaurant with very good service from all staff.
  26. J

    Jess

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time and enjoyed drinks and dinner with a very attentive and polite waitstaff. Everything made in-house by skilled artists who are passionate about food and drink.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food
  28. J

    John

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is very good. The place was pretty loud for not being very full. Our server did a great job.
  29. MC

    MCH85

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Cocktails before dinner were superb. I had a filet and my wife had the "slide of Beef Wellington". Both were excellent.
  30. W

    Wendi

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Like many restaurants, clearly suffering with staff shortages. The servers seemed to be all in training. Food was incredible.
  31. JO

    JOYCEB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Beef Wellington was not cooked the way I ordered but I ate it.It was good but I have had better.Slice was small for the price
  32. AW

    AlfredaW

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great views nice serving staff. Food hot and cooked to order. This is a regular brunch here spot for us.
  33. CC

    CurtisC

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tim the bartender, along with all the staff, were super friendly and knowledgeable…great ambassadors for Chicago! The burger is the best around!
  34. M

    Matthew

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was under seasoned and over priced. My $25 burger was over cooked and lacking flavor and was accompanied by soggy fries with next to no salt on them
  35. KA

    KATHLEENB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I LOVE the grilled cheese sandwich! Best ever. The pale ale beer was awesome.
  36. H

    Helen

    Omaha

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good and the price was reasonable. I thought it odd that they take reservations for 10pm and later but yet the kitchen closes at 10pm. We had a 945 reservation so we were able to get our order in before the kitchen closed. Our server was very knowledgeable and personable.
  37. RP

    RamyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. I enjoyed the wine, ambience and the wait staff was amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  39. h

    happy

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very creative food .. beef Wellington was marvelous !
  40. C

    Cody

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was amazing. Best Ribeye I have ever had. Place was beautiful and set an amazing for our dinner. However, our server did not seem very busy at all, but failed to greet us within 5 minutes. Got our drinks about 10 minutes later, then finally took our food order after waiting with no drinks. Didn’t feel very valued by him and would have been much better if we had a decent server who cared for us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

About Last Knife offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 392-2440.

About Last Knife is rated 4.4 stars by 116 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 11 times today
Google Map for About Last Knife

168 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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