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About Shula's Steak House - Chicago

Shula's Steak House has been ranked among the top five steak houses in America since 1991. The atmosphere of the restaurant is a virtual museum of the 1972 PERFECT season of the Miami Dolphins. Our restaurant is built on serving the "Biggest and the Best" and serves only Premium Black Angus Beef.

301 East North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lounge: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Main Dining Room: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Cross Street:
Columbus

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(312) 670-0788

Website:
http://www.shulas.com/shulas-steak-house/chicago-downtown-il/

Parking Details:
Discounted valet price for our guests.

Executive Chef:
Renea Powell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our recently renovated private dining room is the perfect place for your next event. Whether a formal business dinner, family gathering, celebration, or reception, the room is comfortable, warm, and inviting.

Shula's Steak House - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing that when ordering large filet for $50 and informed waiter we were splitting, kitchen (or waitress did not inform kitchen?) refused to cut and put on 2 plates. No acknowledgement of my daughter’s birthday but on way out hostess informed us they give birthday dessert. Chain should consider children’s menu to encourage families to dine there. Overall very sterile and disappointing experience for family birthday dinner. I would only dine there again for business dinner and even then would probably make another choice.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I was alone on business. From the time I ordered it took 55 minutes to get my food. My waiter was absent from my table most of the evening. Once the food got there it was good. When one person spends $148 for a meal the service should be no less than superb.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wine list is overpriced, but expected downtown and in a hotel restaurant. Lots of options for a variety of good wines, however. Steaks are seasoned well and generous (could split!). Sides are also generous and shareable for the table. Unfortunately, probably because it is attached to a hotel, there can be children, including young children (who cry a lot) right there at a table near you. A loudly crying child for about half our meal definitely did not set a great tone for the night. Service and food were both solid.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My steak and the sautéed mushrooms were amazing. The wedge salad was good but nothing unusual. The lobster bisque was warm and okay but I have had better. Overall
It was a good meal and I will return.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Terrible. We were the only customers. Food was completely overpriced and not good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Made reservations for five at 8:00pm thru open table. We arrived at 7:50 and were not seated for over 30 minutes and it took another 20 minutes to get water to the table. It appeared even with reservations they sat people first come first served. The side dishes were very good but the steaks were only ok.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Shula's was chosen for our business dinner (10 people) as we had a block reservation in the Sheraton in which it is located. 5 of our guests were bumped from their reserved rooms and therefore had to take transport to get to the restaurant - bad start. Very slow to get food - It took almost 1.5 hrs to get appetizers and around 3 hours to complete the meal. Appetizer size was tiny for the cost - good food but way to small portions. Main meal was good quality steak but again quite expensive. Our server was very good and attentive so no blame rests on her here. They were busy and it showed. I wouldn't go back to be honest but I will never be visiting the Sheraton "Grand" with my team in the future anyway so this is not intended to be just a swipe at Schula's.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Three of us ordered the steak sandwich for lunch. One ordered medium rare, the other two ordered medium well. - we all got well done steak. It was incredibly tough to eat - fatty and grisly. Which in it of itself isn’t bad, but in a sandwich it is. For a steak house with such a good name, I expected a lot more.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had dinner at Shulas on a Saturday night. The hostess was very professional and sat us at a table next to a window. Our waitress Maria was fantastic, very friendly and always available and asking if we needed anything, but not over bearing. Food was excellent as expected, pricey but we knew that before we made the reservation. The manager even checked on us a few times.
Over all a great experience and will surely return

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

An excellent meal! The food delicious! We really enjoyed the atmosphere. The dining room was comfortable and relaxing. From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed... the girls at the front are so sweet! Our waiter was also
Just a really nice guy! They all made our experience there memorable.
I would highly recommend Shula's!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food and ambiance were exceptional as always. Service on this occasion was lacking. Server was too concerned with a larger party next to us. We had to ask for bread service and she never came back to ask if all was well. Prior visits have always been perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent business dinner.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent business dinner. Two nights in a row but didn’t get old.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service. The food was very good. I will recommend Shula's and definitely will go there again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was outstanding as usual, but the service was poor. Considering it was a party of 6 coming in for Christmas dinner, the waiter seemed like he didn't want to be there and seldom checked on us leaving drink glasses empty too long and the normally attentive support staff wasn't there. He didn't deserve the 20% gratuity that was automatically added to the bill.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I know it was Christmas when we dined here, but the service was very slow and the food all came out barely warm. My group was all from Chicago. We were all excited to try this place for the first time, because every Christmas we have gone to The Grill on the Alley at the Westin and wanted to try a new steak place for Christmas to make it a new tradition. Unfortunately, this first experience was pretty bad, because the service was extremely slow, however, the server was friendly whenever he was able to show up at our table. All the servers seemed to be running in all sorts of directions. ALL of our food was served barely warm enough to eat. I noticed another table send their food back, because it was to warm and then had to wait about 20 minutes for the food to return.

I really wanted to like this place, because we liked the location and the menu options. If the food could have been served at the proper temperature and the restaurant had adequate staffing this review could have been totally different. There were five of us dining and each paid roughly $125 for what was a memorable experience, but in the wrong way for Shula's.

If you are going to be open on Christmas or any other major holiday, please remember to not take a lot of reservations if you do not have enough staff (kitchen/wait). Better to turn people away then give them a bad experience.

Not sure if we will be returning in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was severely stretched.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Calamari appetizer, wedge salad, Cowboy 22 oz steak, filet mignon 8 oz, mushroom side and double baked potato were outstanding, cooked exactly as ordered and flavorful. Totally enjoyed the dinner. Milen was our waiter and he did an outstanding job. We will return again soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything was very good. Seems though that at least one side could be included with entrees.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 7, 2017

While the food is good, I have had much better at the prices charged.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We ate early which was nice-private and quiet. Martini was yummy. BBQ shrimp was more flavorful than I expected. The roasted corn and scalloped potatoes were tasty. Apple cobbler could have used bigger serving of ice cream. I would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Convenient to the Sheraton Grand. Service was great.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nothing wrong with Shula’s. Service was very good. However there are better places for Steaks. If your charging premium prices, the experience should be premium. It wasn’t bad, just not great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We are from the gulf coast so maybe I shouldn't have ordered the crab cakes and scallops in Chicago. They were ok but not cooked til hot which is the least to ask for. The Filet medallions were good and cooked just right. The best thing we had was the macaroni and cheese and the bread. For the price I would ask for much more in quality of the food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving menu was excellent and affordable at $38 for a four course meal! Service was efficient and friendly. Highly recommend!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing service and great steak and sides. They were able to seat us early and every interaction w/ staff was positive. Best steak I've had in years and beat having to eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

James always knows how to point me in the right direction when I come in for dinner. Stephanie always follows up after dinner arrives and my visit is never the same unless Gwen is at the front welcoming me. Great staff!! Thank you all for a great dinner. Missing Jeff!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food in a well appointed and comfortable room.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A little pricey I’ve been to a lot of steak houses all over the US Shula’s was in line on quality but a little abusive on the wallet.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Didn’t want to stray far from our hotel so just went here for convenience...I couldn’t have been more pleased! Just great food, great service, and great drive now!! Loved it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was the best steak I have had at a steak house! The porterhouse was OUTSTANDING!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and service, both beef and fish were awesome.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Drinks in the bar before dinner were great, bartenders were amazing. Dinner was good food was excellent unfortunately our server had too many tables and dropped the ball just a few too many times.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

They completely dropped the ball. It was the worst meal in 30 years. We have eaten at Shula's before and it has been very good. This time was horrible. The onion soups that were ordered were lukewarm. Then the painful delay. Then our entrees came out and all four entrees were cold. I went up to complain and the manager comped all the entrees. We left hungry and very disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great meal and experience. Server paced meal perfectly, food was great. Excellent martinis. Portions very large, we left a lot of food...

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Enjoyed steak dinner. Very tasty. Great salad and side dishes with superior steak taste.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very loud. Maitre d was rude. Food was good but over priced. The service was marginal.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service outstanding. Food was good. Value so so

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great service and great food. Alex and Kelly did a great job!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Awful service(by Mary), cold food. Overall a bad, expensive and awful experience.

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