Chicago >Food & Dining > Keefer's Restaurant
20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.889412 -87.628939
Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 10 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5 pm - 10:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
Keefer's is the epitome of a Chicago steakhouse. Men in suits eat 18-oz ribeyes while ladies sip dirty martinis at the bar.
Award winning and known for it's fresh local steak, especially their 22 oz T-Bone steak, Keefer's is a great place to go to get delectable food and a sustainable and green atmosphere. Bearnaise at Keefer's is more than a sauce, it's what makes choirs in heaven sing. Keefer's believes in living green and is a member of Chicago's Guaranteed Green Restaurant Coalition.
Great Service! Great Food! – Visited Keefer's on 12/3 for a late dinner. We were seated immediately even though we were a bit early. Our server, Patty, was at our table immediately. Her service throughout the evening was absolutely wonderful. A glass was never less than half full. She also knew the art of "when to and not to" approach the table. Everyone who served our table was excellent. I even got football game scores from a waiter. The food was incredible and I still cannot get over the portions. After a hectic day we wanted to slow down and we did. We enjoyed a leisurely 2 1/2 hour dinner (our pace -not theirs) that I will remember forever. We will be back!
Outstanding! – Keefer's ranks highly among my favorite restaurant experiences anywhere, ever.
Called ahead that we would be 30 mins late for dinner. Even though it was a busy Friday eve, packed house and bar, we were seated immediately upon arrival. Informed our waiter, Trent, that we were on a schedule as we were late and had theater tickets. He made us feel relaxed and comfortable, and immediately took our order. I say truly, the timing of every detail of our meal was made to be simply perfect. In the end we were not rushed at all, enjoying our dinner experience fully. And thanks to Trent, we were in our seats just before opening curtain!
The food was excellent except my house salad, which was merely good. It was very plain - just Bibb lettuce and some red cabbage. It was fresh and tasty, just plain, and a little too light on the flavorful balsamic vinaigrette. I had the small filet mignon "diane" style, which was a little larger than expected - perfect size. It was superb - perfectly cooked to medium-rare, delicious sauce in its proper limited quantity, probably the finest steak I've ever enjoyed. My date's steak was equally good. Sides of au gratin potatoes and "Hogan's Peas" were also excellent and perfectly sized. With clock ticking, I asked Trent if we had time for the orange chocolate creme brulee. He said we would have it in three minutes. Three minutes later, he brought our absolutely delightful dessert and the check.
The ambiance was warm and inviting, and the food was outstanding. Every portion was perfect - not too much, not too little. But the best part of this experience was the service - truly exceptional. The staff allowed neither our wine nor water glasses to be empty, our needs were cheerfully accommodated with precision, and the entire experience was managed and orchestrated in a relaxed, yet efficient and professional manner.
Slightly pricey, yes, but worth what I paid. A memorable experience. Highly recommended.
Great Steak – We made reservations for a group of 12 people and we were promptly seated when we arrived. The staff were very friendly, we actually had 2 waiters at our table Minos and another gentleman (sorry I can't remember your name) who were funny, knowledgeable and charming. If you are looking for an excellent Chicago steak house this must be on your list. My filet came perfectly prepared, although next time I would ask for no salt in the seasoning.
Does not disappoint!! – My husband & I visited Keefer's for the first time last weekend. It was such a nice experience. The food was excellent!! The breaded calamari & spicy sauce was out of this world!! Steak was perfectly done for both of us as we had requested it and absolutely delicious! The staff was very professional and we always had drinks and everything we needed without really knowing they were there. Romantic... The only thing I would say is that we were a little underdressed -- We were told there was no dress code and it was casual, but we would have felt a little more comfortable if we had dressed up a little more. We'll be back. Great food!!
Great Steaks AND other stuff – Great Steaks and wonderful service. I usually like my steakhouses dark and mysterious, but Keefer's delivers despite it's more modern bent. The service is always helpful, the meat is always perfectly cooked and the salads, sides and desserts do not disappoint. Also a great place to have a nice lunch!
Good Chicago Steakhouse – You have your choice of good steakhouses in Chicago. I like this one because of the atmosphere. Modern, casual style. The service was very good and the steak was nicely done. I felt I got a good price/value at this restaurant. Wine list was very good.
MUch More than a steakhouse – Tired of the same old same old? Gibson's, Stetson's, Ruth Chris, and on and on. Keefer's has some major differences as compared to some of these "old time, used to be" restaurants
The reason for this is simple. Chef John Hogan! Trained by Chef Jean Joho several years ago, he virtually developed the modern day Bistro menu at Kiki's Bistro, and displayed incredible haute`cuisine at Savarin, he has the touch.
The difference in Keefer's is in the areas in which Chef Hogan is allowed to stretch his legs. Hogan's brilliance comes through with his appetizers, his sauces, his specials of the day (particularly his Fish Specials) and the wonderful desserts. Hogan demonstrates a remarkable light touch and an incredible array of new ideas that wind up being staples in the restaurants around town in a couple of years.
Keefer's is a bit pricey. But, aren't they all?
We celebrated my parents 50th Anniversary at Keefer's. The dinner was good, the service was average, the price was a little high. The waiter who served us took care of us up to the main entree and never returned. It would have been nice if the owner or chef would have stopped by our table just to say hello to my parents. Although my parents were happy to be celebrating their anniversary together with their family, I was disappointed in the lack of attention to the customers in the restaurant. Interesting enough someone famous was arriving at the restaurant as we were leaving camera crew and all. Needless to say they were definately getting the restaurants attention. Just a reminder Keefer's, it takes more than someone famous to keep your doors open so try to treat all your patrons as if they were famous!!
Classy decor, top-notch steaks, stellar service ... this is one of the city's corporate-dining powerhouses. – A classy, corporate-chic steakhouse with a bustling bar scene, flooded with natural light and a stunning cityscape through 16-foot-high windows. Comfy black leather booths line the walls of the circular dining room. Under classically trained Chef John Hogan, the kitchen brings new life to old favorites. Coated in panko bread crumbs, fried calamari is a discovery, meltingly tender and delicious. Red-meat lovers choose from a half-dozen cuts, including juicy sirloin and lightly marbled rib eye. Sides go beyond the typical: Peas, sweet and fragrant with leek cream, bacon and pearl onions and creamy potato croquettes with Fontina fondue. Service is professional, congenial and whip-smart.
excellent – I have been going to Keefers since they first opened and have never had a meal that was less than outstanding.
The whole staff treats you like a good friend, and works to make sure your evening is enjoyable.
The bone in rib eye is my favorite but have been pleased with my other orders as well.
Excellent wines and the price is what you would expect from any fine steak house.
I will continue to return and recomend Keefers to others.
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