Chicago >Restaurants > Kinzie Chophouse
400 N. Wells St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6065441.88941 -87.634
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
It's old-school Chicago @ its finest! Good pick for biz lunches, thanks to its Merch Mart-adjacent location. Spring for a martini & filet.
Run don't walk away from this restaurant. – Other than an excellent wine list the Kinzie Chophouse was a major disappointment. The hotel concierge said it was the best kept secret in Chicago, well it should remain a secret. From greeting to seating to dining the restaurant staff left much to be desired. The hostess was cold, the matre'd was rude, the waiter was invisible and the steaks were tasteless and not prepared properly. I had a better steak from room service at my hotel. There is a phone book full of better places to spend your dining dollar and receive commensurate value.
Kinzie Chophouse – September is the annual IT&ME convention at the McCormick Center. For the past 4 years I have held my most important client dinner of the year at Kinzies'. Since this show is all about entertaining clients, we have to work hard to get the top clients to my event. I have a small company. I needed a restaurant that could compliment how I run my business. Kinzie's has become one of the top events of this show. This is the most wonderful restaurants that I have ever worked with. The staff is AWESOME, the food EXCELLENT, the Service OUTSTANDING. I can not begin to say how great Kinzies is to work with. If you are looking for a private room for an important event look no further, this restaurant has it all and I will return every year to host my client event
at Kinzies! Darlene Catan - IMN
The best steak house around. Great service. – The food is outstanding and very well presented. The staff well educated and highly knowledgable about the food they are serving. The managers are attentive without being obtrusive. The manager Anita is a great representation of the personal touch and outstanding service, she greeted us at the door and periodically smiled and check on us throughout the night. Our server was also incredibly helpful and did an awesome job. It is a very well planned and well organized establishment with a will to succeed and the good sense to serve. I highly recommend Kinzie for it's outstanding service and harmonious atmosphere. It is well worth the trip and is resonabily priced. It is perfet for a large group or a small romantic dinner. The steaks melt in your mouth and the flavor is well seasoned without being overpowering. The chocalate flourless cake is one in a million. Two thumbs up!
Fabulous with a capital F – My friends and I went to Kinzie Chophouse last week. We were looking for a nice casual place to dine before going out dancing later. Even though dining was not our main goal for the evening, our experience was so tremendous, that we nearly forgot to go out dancing afterwards. Our server, Jason, was extremely friendly, knowlegeble, and willing to let us dine at our own pace. I really appreciate a waiter who doesn't rush me. He made several recommendations for our wine, not just selecting the most expensive bottles, but several different price levels (another bonus point). He also brought out a tray of steaks, showing us many different cuts. Again he recommended steaks at different price levels, not just the most expensive. I chose the bone-in ribeye, even though I was concerned it might be too much food for me. It was a big cut, but was so tasty, I didn't mind stuffing myself a bit! My salad (a cesar) was fresh and crisp, the dressing just right. And my side item, creamed spinach, was not overwhelmingly big, just the right size. It was so creamy and delicious, I nearly forgot to eat my steak! Most of my friends also had steaks and they were cooked perfectly. Another friend chose the Halibut and he said it was perfect. We were so stuffed, that we didn't want dessert, but the waiter said the cheesecake was to die for, so we ordered one for the table. It was so good, I almost ordered another one. In the end we planned on an hour and half dinner and ended up staying almost 3 hours. We were so suprised by the friendly staff, great food, and good wine, our plans changed. To me that is the mark of a great dining experience.
We will definately go back!
Awesome!! – I had a terrific meal at the Kinzie Chop House!
We started with the blackened scallops and the mussells, which were cooked to perfection.
The server was really informed and polite. I loved it when he brought out all the different cuts of meat and explained them all.
I chose the 8 oz. filet w/ bernaise while my friend did the "Kinzie Cut".
My friend is a wine rep, and she was really impressed with the wine list, saying it was well rounded and affordable.
The restaurant was really busy, and Anita the manager and the other door staff really went out of their way to make everyone feel at home.
in a nut shell, I can hardly wait to go back. I saw a few other menu items that I wanted to try and the bar looked really fun.
by the way, the I absolutely loved the flourless chocolate cake.
I have been to many steak houses, so when the bill came, I was expecting it to be much higher.
I will definitely go back!
Steak & Wine Celebration – This restaurant is truly a steak & wine celebration. If you want great steak, a filet mignon at Kinzie's is like butter. Their wine list is extensive and their staff is helpful and accommodating. I'll be going back for more good eats and to enjoy the warm & friendly atmosphere.
Fantastic Food & Fantastic Service – I have some major dietary restrictions, and the restaurant handled my requests with ease. The manager even stopped by our table to check that my food was prepared properly. Both of our meals were great! I especially loved the wine that our waiter helped choose for our meal.
Best steaks – Great customer service and terrific wine list. The rib-eye is out of this world. You could go for any occasion, lunch or dinner.
Great menu variety for steaks, seafood, pasta and specialty cocktails! – One of the few steakhouses of Chicago where you can dine and actually have and hear your conversation with the party you're with! This place is great for romantic dinners as well as power lunches and business dinners. Try the Oysters Rockefeller, served hot with melted cheese, spinach, a homemade hollandaise sauce and sprinkled with bacon bits as an appetizer and the South Beach Martini. Absolutey Delicious!
Pretty Good – A little bit tight inside but not bad. Service is good... a very nice wine list and quaint bar area. Not overly recommended, but pretty darn good!
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