Oak Lawn >Food & Dining > Louie's Chop House
4642 W 103RD St, Oak Lawn, IL | Directions 6045341.705670 -87.736711
Neighborhoods: Oak Lawn
The best secret on the south side – Again the most unbelievable Sea Bass I have ever had.. Seasoned perfectly with a lemon caper sauce! Try the specials you can not go wrong!
Louie's Chop House – We have not been here for quite a few years and decided to celebrate Sweetest Day! The food was fabulous - Had the shrimp appetizer - The salad, bread and dinner was great - The service and food was spectacular!!
Hotel Recommendation – Visiting from Dallas and the Marriott recommended Louie's Chop House.
My food was excellent. My husband wasn't as thrilled. I ordered a fish special with mango pineapple sauce and he got Prime Rib. From the parking lot we were not impressed but the food was great, from app to dessert.
Service could have been better for the menu prices. Our waitress never once smiled or made eye contact. She didn't make suggestions even after we told her we had never been there before.
We would definately go back tho. It does seem to be a better option for the area. And it's a little pricey but a nice evening out.
Horrible Customer Service – Went to Louie's on Easter Sunday with 10 family members for the first time. Everything was great and the waiter was really nice. I ordered the pork chops which came with a soup or salad and a potato. I ordered salad and asked the waiter can I get it as a ceasar. He said no problem. When the bill came we split it up and noticed a Ceasar slad had not been accounted for. When I asked the waiter he said that is your salad you ordered. I said that I thought that my entree came with a salad and he said it does just not a Ceasar salad. WHAT?!?!? So I asked to speak with the manager Cathy and she told me that it was my fault and the waiter was not obligated to tell me that a Ceasar salad was extra and not part of the meal and she refused to take off the salad because according to her she was "trying to make money and run a business." We spent over 500.00 dollars in her establishment and the fact that she continued to argue about a salad for over 15 minutes in a crowded restaurant doesnt seem like good business tactics to me. As I walked away to sign my credit card receipt she went to our waiter and said give her the money for the salad. I told her I didnt want her money and she said its not my money it is his money. Unbelievable!!! I know alot of people in the restaurant and entertainment industry and my word of mouth will speak volumes. Food was great but if the service sucks especially from top level management then it doesnt matter how the food taste.If you have to eat there, get carry out.
Great dining right here in Oak LAwn – I had a family party here and had the back room. The staff was accomodating and friendly. The food was delicious.. the brushetta was excellent. The steak was done perfectly as were my moms porkchops.I would go back again! I would encourage Louies to expand the menu..
The Most HORRIBLE restaurant AROUND!!!! – We booked a Saturday afternoon banquet for our son's Communion party for about 45 people. We were quoted a per person price and were running a seperate tab for the bar. I called a few days prior to see if I needed to make any food choices and to give my count. I was told in a very condescending manner, " you already made your choice it was family style". Ok, so I figured everything was under control. I have had many banquets at other establishments and there are have always choices. The day of-everything seemed fine until the soup arrived, which looked very much like a cream chicken soup- which is what I expected. It turned out to be clam chowder. No one realized until after eating a good portion of the cup what it was. We then had a family member in tears because she is allergic to shellfish. Fortunately, she was ok. I asked the waitress, why clam chowder? I did not choose this. She said it's whatever the chef makes that day. I say it's more like what was left over from Friday! She went on the say that my family member should have alerted the restaurant of her allergy. Why would she for a family style lunch? It was then time to pay the bill. There was a per person total, a bar total and a seperate total for soft drinks cokes, etc. totaling 108.00 My husband (who rarely would complain about a charge on a bill) was very taken back by this. Unfortunately, we had people to thank and say good bye to so, we paid it and cleared out. This was eating at me so I called a few days later and was told thats just how they do things.She said it's stated on their menu, I never received a menu. Everything was on me, why didn't I ask, etc. I don't feel this is a common practice it should have been mentioned. I could not understand why we could not have even been offered pitchers for the kids or something. Moreover, I feel this should have been included in with the per person price. I have never heard of such a thing. I was told that they are a restaurant not a banquet facility. Funny, I booked a banquet. After about a 15 minute conversation, where I was told how completely wrong I was, I realized that I was getting nowhere. Clearly, these people do not have a very high value for their customers. I will nor will any of our friends or family consider having a banquet or patronizing this "restaurant" again. I would have been happy had they split the charges or even took some responsibility for the soup incident. All of the fault was thrown our way. It may not have been all that much money to her but it was to us - in fact, I was told how $108.00 was not going to make or break her. Are you sure? Learn how to treat your customers a little better they are the reason you are able to open your doors everyday. There are too many other great places in the neighborhood.
JUST AS GOOD AS DOWNTOWN – I have been there two times with both meals better than the recent visits of the downtown "to be seen" places. After going to Gibsons, Smith and Wolensky's, and other various steakhouses Louies Chops House gives just as good of a steakhouse experience as do the others. Louie's does charges as much as the others BUT there is no $30 parking fee, the tables are more quaint, you are NOT moved in and out like the cattle, and last but not least who cares if you are seen there or not, did I mention you do not have to get to know the otheres you are sharing a booth with?!@ No the deserts are not a mile high costing you $15 for bananna creme pie ( not better than a posh bakery on the north side), no the drinks are not $14 (I guess the extra is for the service or blue cheese?), no you are not going to see Michael Jordan or Woody Allen, or the sausge king of Chicago but you CAN enjoy just as good of a steak bone in filet or Chicago cut what ever...the prices are somewhat the same but a little more attention to who you are and NOT who everyone else is or what everyone else is doing.
Louies Chophouse... waste of time and money! – I just read the previous posting about disgruntled staff opinions? And I find it laughable. The quality of the food and the quality of the service at Louie's Chophouse has gone down immensely! Rather than take the time to address the problem, the management staff at Louie's would rather have their family and friends post fake reviews like the one here. Of course, it would have to be former staff, or someone with awful taste who doesn't like their restaurant they say. I find that just insulting! And I am neither a former staff member nor do I have awful taste. I have heard that the managers of Louie's look on the web and do damage contraol with fake good postings when people voice their opinions but this is just sad. I will never go to that place again and I will spread the word to all of my friends and family.
Disgruntled Staff Opinions? – I recently went to Louie's after not having been there in a while. The experience was solid, as always. While clearly not a downtown steak-house (i.e. grossly overprices, unbearably loud, confusingly busy), Louie's is among the best places to go on the south side for a steak and a drink. I confess that I'm not sure what the other reviewers are writing about--they either have awful taste or are former (likely fired) staff. Keep up the good work Louies...
AMENDED: Mary Hanigan--you clearly have mental issues if you're getting so worked up about a restaurant's review which CLEARLY indicates that you were likely fired. In fact, I think you served me a couple of times there--sad, cause I remember you not being such a demented, pathetic loser. Please do the world a favor and just stop eating out. That's all.
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