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El Che Steakhouse & Bar

4.7
4.7
1186 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
El Che Steakhouse & Bar is Executive Chef/Partner John Manion’s homage to Argentina's beloved asados, traditional backyard barbecues featuring platters of rustic flame-finished grilled beef. This Argentinian-influenced steakhouse, located just beyond the West Loop’s famed “restaurant row,” has built a reputation as Chicago's go-to destination for beef, South American wine and live-fire cooking.

Our patio is sat on a first come first serve basis. Please let us know if you would like to sit outside and we will do our best to accommodate. Your reservation will allow us to plan and accommodate you inside the restaurant to ensure that you have a great time.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 265-1130

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Manion

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room that seats up to 25 guests. Buyouts and large party reservations available. Please contact us at events@elchebarchicago.com or (312)265-1130 if interested.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Diedrich: (708) 205-2458

  • Neighbourhood

    West Loop

  • Cross Street

    Between Green and Peoria

  • Parking Details

    There is a parking lot located directly across from the restaurant with limited availability. Street parking available, as well as valet services at Soho House around the corner on Green Street.

  • Public Transit

    CTA Green & Pink Lines -- Morgan CTA Blue Line -- Grand

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,186 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AM

    AmaM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our time El Che. The food was delicious and the service was great. We can’t stop raving about the seafood plata. The seafood was prepared well. I️ would definitely recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we got was amazing! Love this place.
  3. J

    June1824

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and the servers were very attentive. The downfall was seating being on top of each other and it was VERY loud.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was FIREEEEEE
  5. TQ

    TomasQ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambience and very good food. Argentinean remembrace. Nicely decorated. Very good option for somethibg different
  6. JC

    JillianC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Loved the whole experience.
  7. TK

    ToniK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thank you !!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Our water glasses were being filled almost as soon as they were empty. The staff was friendly and informative about the menu and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the dishes. The food was cooked to absolute perfection. We had the Steak Tartare, Emponadas, and Grilled Oysters for starters. Then our entree was the 32oz Ribeye cooked medium and the Asparagus and Sweer Potatoes as our sides. This is a very good date night restaurant and we will be visiting again soon.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic for the point we walked in highly recommended 🔥
  10. C

    Christinatd

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent, not one bad dish! One of our favorite restaurants.
  11. a

    attybond

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First experience. Excellent service, flexible menu, knowledgeable sommelier. Reasonable value overall and recommended.
  12. CM

    CMarek

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place! The food and service were excellent. We had such a good time we did not want to leave. They have a $70 margarita that is worth every cent.
  13. MM

    MidwestMark

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner last night. We sat in the front dining room area close enough to the open windows to get fresh air from the early summer evening, and still feel the energy of the room. Our meal was delicious as was the wine, and our server and sommelier were really helpful with questions about some of the dishes.
  14. CJ

    CarlJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall, food was good, steaks were great, sides were good as well, perhaps not quite a large for sharing as suggested. Our server was very helpful with the menu items, and the hostess was able to accommodate a last minute reservation change
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenominal food, service was attentive, spent less than expected given the luxury. Agnotto pasta and pork milanese was particularly incredible.
  16. NP

    NinaP

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal and experience. The open fire grill and dedication to quality and service is second to none. Great client dinner location!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening with delicious food. The Tuesday Paradilla special was definitely highlight. Highly recommend El Che, the service is great and overall wonderful ambiance.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance was great. They really make sure your comfortable and taken care of
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining experience was probably the best I’ve had ever or in a while! From the food to our server Nico to the hostess and everyone in between. The food was absolutely delicious! The shrimp and the agnolotti are the best I’ve ever had in my my life. The pasta was so delicious from the stuffing to the corn and sauce. That aioli and salsa macha that comes with the shrimp always keep me coming back. And those steaks were cooked perfectly and so delicious. Nico our server was just truly amazing and had never had service like that! It was a birthday dinner and he made it so special. I can’t rave enough about him. Also the hostess was just super sweet I wish I got her name. I always will keep recommending and raving about this place.
  20. FF

    FarrahFoody

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This used to be a favorite of mine, where I’d love to bring friends and family. Unfortunately, the last two visits have been a big disappointment. The service has gotten really bad. Even with a reserVation we waited 20 minutes, crammed in the narrow hallway. (The hostess told us not to go to the bar while we waited.) Then our server was really bad. Rude in fact. He barely acknowledged us, did not introduce himself or welcome us. He also told us nothing about the menu and never checked on us at all. Twice I had to flag him down to ask for essential stuff like a steak knife ( at a steakhouse) and water. The food was good but not great. And the drinks were bad... really bad. Tasteless, watery and not even cold. When I raised the issue quietly with the waiter he was indifferent and all he did was have the bar tender add more ice to our drinks. For $20 a drink, I expect a great cocktail. And if there is an issue with a drink, it should be remade, not have some ice tossed on top of a bad mixture. I spent $350 for dinner for four and it was a really, really poor experience and I was embarrassed in front of my guests. Please don’t waste your time and money. Chicago has many other great places. This is no longer one of them. Sadly, El Che is over. Way over.
  21. AD

    AmberD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Maybe the kitchen was very backed up that day. It seemed to take the food orders a long time to come out. The medium ribeye that we order was at best, rare. We didn’t send back because we feared it would be a much longer wait. However; the empanadas were amazing!!! I would come back again, but maybe during non peak hours.
  22. AB

    AngelaB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! They even brought out ice cream with a sparkler for my boyfriends birthday!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end everything was absolutely amazing!!!!🤗
  24. DF

    DanielleF

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service! One of the best steaks around.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great meal at El Che. Will definitely be back as everything was great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not very good for birthdays or special occasions, amazing food & service but best for casual dining
  27. KW

    KennethW

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julio was a great server with a lot of knowledge on the food and Wine, would recommend him and the restaurant.
  28. ST

    SamanthaT

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at El Che and it did not disappoint!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!
  30. KH

    KathleenH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! An unexpected take on a steak house! Definitely will return soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere, dressy but fun. Food was great and so was the service.
  32. YJ

    YeseniaJ

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious! Will definitely will be going back! So many other dishes I want to try!
  33. NT

    NicoleT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Incredible menu, everything was fantastic. Service was wonderful. Large tables of men yelling over each other and the music. Expected I suppose in Fulton Market, just wish we could experience El Che without the obnoxious see and been seen crowd.
  34. J

    Jontan1966

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously grilled steaks, sides, perfect service, and a great atmosphere. Love this place and we all agreed we would come back again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were so accommodating and food was amazing!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely space!
  37. DT

    DaveT

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great food, great vibe. Def recommended. Although we sat at the bar and normally a bartender with chat with you and check on you. This was definitely not the case here. Both bartenders didn’t talk at all, except to a friend from what we can tell. When needing something, we had to waive them down. Never asked how anything was or if we needed anything. Wasn’t to busy and only a few of us sitting at the bar.
  38. S

    Sandman

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had empanadas, steak frites and affogato for dessert. All were delicious. I have not been to this restaurant since before Covid and the menus has changed. There was a bit more of a variety before, but the food was still very good.
  39. MM

    MelissaM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals and steaks I’ve had. Such a great dinner! Can’t wait to go back l!!
  40. AP

    AntoinetteP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner at El Chevel.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Che Steakhouse & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 265-1130.

El Che Steakhouse & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for El Che Steakhouse & Bar

845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Green and Peoria

  • Neighbourhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is a parking lot located directly across from the restaurant with limited availability. Street parking available, as well as valet services at Soho House around the corner on Green Street.

  • Public Transit

    CTA Green & Pink Lines -- Morgan CTA Blue Line -- Grand

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Manion

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 265-1130

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room that seats up to 25 guests. Buyouts and large party reservations available. Please contact us at events@elchebarchicago.com or (312)265-1130 if interested.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Diedrich: (708) 205-2458

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