Kinzie Chophouse

4.6
2552 reviews
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Steakhouse
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A one-of-a-kind, single-venue steakhouse serving up the best in quality cuts of steak, seafood and homemade pasta dishes. This woman owned and operated steakhouse is a gem in the Chicago restaurant scene!

An authentic Chicago neighborhood steakhouse, The Kinzie Chophouse is nestled in the River North neighborhood. Steps away from the Merchandise Mart and tucked under the el tracks, we are both a local favorite and a repeat destination for visitors to the Chicagoland area. We welcome guests to a warm and cozy dining room—complete with excellent service, impeccable food and jazzy background tunes to blend together for a true Chicago experience.

In our 27th year of business in 2018, Kinzie Chophouse brings you old favorites while mixing in new concepts and food trends! .

Private dining rooms are available - contact us for more information.

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1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Wed 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE Kenzie Chophouse! We are sure to come here every time we visit Chicago.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good variety. Fantastic service! Will be back soon!

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1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was prompt and the food was delicious!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and entrée selections. Love the ambiance cozy and classy but also feel like we can be casual. Our favorite appetizers are the goat cheese medallions and the lettuce wraps. Steaks and chops are not the only options, wonderful seafood selection and other healthy options as well. Great meeting spot for having drinks in the City.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice local place. Wonderful to find a great steakhouse that’s not a chain and has real community values. Plus the prime rib was fabulous.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Not to be missed

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Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I was unfortunately let down by my experience last night, which was attributable to two main issues: 1) the service was INCREDIBLY slow and 2) my food allergy was not properly accommodated. To be more specific, our dining experience lasted over 2.5 hours because it took about 20 minutes to catch our server each time; my husband's second drink didn't make it until dessert! In terms of my allergy, they brought me a cocktail with the wrong vodka initially (despite my my request for a substitution), and I began to experience an allergic reaction. Although I did appreciate the manager coming over and re-making the drink herself, I'm not sure that the gravity of the situation was truly acknowledged. Also disappointed that I was still expected to pay for the drink-a $14 comp would've gone a long way on that one. We'll be thinking twice before returning.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I am really sorry to report that Kinzie Chophouse is just not what it used to be. I have dined here annually for many years as has my colleague. Upon arrival I explained that my colleague had a poor experience last year, but given great experiences in the past we were back! Unfortunately, my Kansas City Steak was overly fatty and not the standard of quality Kinzie Chophouse has served in prior years. My colleagues experience was similar. I don’t want to find an alternative, but I think it’s time...

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Chicago
220 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place for lunch....love the atmosphere......one of the better places for lunch in River North.

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Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Unfortunately the kitchen wasn’t at the top of their game that night but the manager went out of her way to compensate.

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BS
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening with friends and great food!! Service was excellent (Max was our waiter) and I would have said that even if he hadn’t brought me a tiny quadruple vodka by mistake!!!

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KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was amazing. However, ambiance was just okay. Tables are too close for the space and resulted in an extremely high noise level. The steaks were good, but not amazing. The regular petite filets were quite thin. Drinks were very good.

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Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I had not been to Kinzie Steakhouse in a few years, so I figured I would give it a try again. Sorry, overall is just a 3 out of 5. The food was good, service was terrible. We had a large party of 8. But the dinner just dragged and dragged on as the service was soooooooooooo ssslllloooooowwwwwwwwwwww. The waiter disappeared, and when we did catch him, it was like he was just trying to get our order so he could leave. They messed up drink orders, so it was even longer to get a drink. Quality of food was good. I have had better steaks, but the Filet was better than normal. Maybe smaller parties are better.

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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 16 and were offered a private room which was wonderful. The food was great and the service was even better. I could go thru the menu, but everyone had different choices and all were happy.
And finished off with a chocolate truffeltini.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were excellent! Definitely want to visit again in the future.

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Bath
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Ordered Halibut arrived covered in a sweet sauce impossible to taste fish or anything else on plate.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly & professional service, upscale environment, delicious food. Great for a business lunch/dinner or a date!

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Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. Great menu with lighter items from delectable fish and salads, to comfort foods, to amazing steaks. Nice price range, also. The service was excellent. Their wine list is incredible, and love that they participate in Auction Napa Valley to not only buy incredible wine, but to benefit charity. Also love their corkage policy....first bottle no charge, and $20 per bottle after. A great dine in Chi-town!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I chose the 16 oz dry aged delmonico steak at a temp of medium rare. I was looking forward to the bold and tender attributes of a dry aged steak. I was sorely disappointed. The steak didn't seem to be seasoned at all, was tough and somewhat dry. Three sides were ordered for the table, of those, the wild mushroom risotto and cheese potato puff were delicious. The broccoli fondue on the other hand was barely warm and the smoked gouda cream sauce sat on top in a stiff pile. Due to the overwhelming accolades of the restaurant, I'm hoping we just caught them on a bad night.

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BB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Absolutely disappointing, save your money and use at a more established, customer-focused Chicago steakhouse. There’s plenty to choose from.

Caesar salad was bland. Fine. The 8oz filet mignon was cooked perfectly, but the “alforno” style was flavorless parmesan and store bought mushrooms. We had ordered the whipped potatoes because the waitress recommend it, but instead brought us the “four cheese” macaroni. Fine. However, the pasta was also flavorless, no four cheese. Canned Alfredo sauce with some Aldo breadcrumbs. Incredibly disappointing. The Cheesecake was great tho, so saved the entire meal.

At the end of the meal, we tried to use our much-earned $110 OpenTable gift certificate - that the restaurant itself promoted and thus why we chose to dine here - and was told by management that they couldn’t accept it because they can’t enter cards manually. Which, working in restaurants myself, I know is a lie. When a card doesn’t scan, there’s always a way to enter manually. Beyond that, management seemed unsympathetic and offered no apology or way to correct their own errors.

It’s unfortunate, but I guess we’ve learned to stick with the established steakhouses we know and love.

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JW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

What was once one of my favorite Chicago restaurants is slowly becoming a past time. This experience along with my previous couples have been very loud and food was just mediocre. Desserts were prefab brought to us quickly and could tell they had been sitting out for a while as they were “looking for a busy evening due to this second Valentine’s Day. I find it very discouraging that wants the waiter or waitress realizes you’re not having alcohol your service suddenly becomes little to none

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Took 3 hrs to get our cold dinner

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I had an 8:30pm at 10:30pm we still did not have our meals. When the food finally arrived steak were burnt. We got up and walked out the slowest most unorganized place ever.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

Went there for Valentine’s Day. Wait for food was way too long. The manager and 2 other girls kept checking to see if we received our food yet which was another red flag. steak was undercooked- They recooked it and gave us 2 complimentary truffle cookies. Overall not much of an “I’m sorry.” But overall don’t waste your time and money on this place. We live around the corner from this place and have wanted to come for over a year. Sad to say we will not be back.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Good mediocre and service was slow.

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DB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Kenzie for Valentine’s Day and overall had a really good time. The restaurant was busy, but had a nice noise level and overall vibe to it. The service was very good - we were taken care of and enjoyed our waiter’s friendly approach very much. The drinks were good, and we enjoyed the complimentary bread. Unfortunately, both of our steaks were overdone. We both ordered medium rare, and ended up with dinner that was much more medium well. Not sure if that was due to the business of the holiday or not, but both were over cooked. We also thought it was a bit expensive for what you got especially given that the meat wasn’t prepared properly. Overall it was a good meal, but we aren’t sure if we will be back.

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KM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My good friend treated me to a delicious after work dinner. I had the Mediterranean lamb chops with chipotle mash potatoes. The service was excellent and our waiter Craig was the best.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was delicious, and the setting was a great ambiance for date night

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our 43rd anniversary, we enjoyed our entire evening of dinning at Kinzie Chophouse.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic all the way. First class service. First class drinks. First class food!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place. The servers were fantastic and the food was great. A wide variety for everyone. Their French 75 cocktail was one of the best I’ve had.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Knowledgeable staff, food was awesome

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time for dinner during restaurant week. Apple wood smoked fillet was outstanding. Just the right amount of smoke. Waiter was knowledgeable and fun. Going back soon!!

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Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was great! They did seat the tables close together although the restaurant wasn’t full, reducing privacy. But the food was spectacular and the service is phenomenal.

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EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was prepared beautifully and was delicious. Our waiter provided efficient service. All of the staff couldn't be kinder. In fact, a staff person kindly helped us hail taxis and stayed with us until we were safely in the taxis.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant...service is always fun and spot on. The food is great. I love a good filet, my husband loves a good pork chop - it’s perfect for us!

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FT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very important client dinner I had this evening at Kinzie. The service from the moment I walked in the door was impeccable. Very attentive maitre d’s, wonderful wait staff, they took the time to get to know us and our food habits and provided recommendations based on our eating patterns.
Overall five stars out of five for this great evening at Kinzie! I will be back here more often!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. The steak was excellent, like butter. The service was second to none. (Troy you the man)
Very knowelegable, attentive, and courteous. Just a pro. Was looking to take my daughter out for a nice steak for her 19TH B-day, you know downtown, 5 stars, Prime Beef....
Let me just say did not disappoint!!!
and PRETTY reasonable for 2apps, drinks , 3 steaks, sides and dessert all around. pleasantly pleased.
Thanks guys !!

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

One of the best experiences I've had in a restaurant in a long time. Food was excellent service was excellent! This is a true Chicago restaurant

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