STK – Chicago

4.2
1411 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
STK artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. A large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space. STK Chicago is located in the heart of River North and, as anticipated, steak is the main attraction. STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options, and even wagyu and Kobe for the decadent dinners. Aside from steak, signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries; Lil’ BRGs; Sweet Corn Pudding; and Jumbo Lump Crab Salad.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1411 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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3.7
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Dara was such an incredible waitress! Excellent experience.

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CM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The atmosphere doesn’t match the prices. Food quality is really good - however furniture showing it’s wear and loud club like music gets in the way of conversation. If you want a loud, club like atmosphere with “ok “ service (ie. Food knowledge, over priced wine and food came out too fast between courses) at Maestros/Chicago Cut prices - then you will like this place.

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Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Average steak in a cool hip setting

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience was awesome. All the staff was extremely attentive and fun. Would come back again in a heartbeat

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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

So this place is a trendy, modern place! Food was delicious! Service was good, however.. we went there for my friends birthday and this is the first place that I’ve been to, that did not offer anything for a birthday girl, such as at least small lol desert with a candle or something?! I mean I’m confused, this is a well known steakhouse. She chose to dine there on her birthday and no sign of making her special, it was disappointing to me! Other than that it was great!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We went here thinking this place was going to be amazing. The place was unique by all means. The Atmosphere was nice, music was a bit loud but we liked it. Our waiter was less than expected for the price of our meal. The food was nothing better than what you would get from Outback steak house. Side Portions were enough for 2 and without having to order more food we left still being hungry. Don’t waste your time here for $100+ per person.

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

Hands down one of my favorite restaurants. The food is amazing, the staff is very friendly and the music is great.

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

Awesome atmosphere, service, and cuisine!
Took our teenage kids and a friend, each, and they loved it too.
What is not to love?!

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JE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The Real STK experience is in Times Square New York. If you're trying to recapture that feeling here, it wont happen.

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We arrived 10 minutes early for our 5:45pm reservation. We felt rushed (the entire visit was just over an hour) even though the restaurant was not busy. The server seemed very new and scripted. There was no authenticity to her comments, food descriptions, etc. I doubted she ever tasted what she described. The food was expensive and the server pushed all the extras (i.e., encrusted pepper on our $43 six-ounce fillet was $5 extra. Seriously? Couldn't throw in some pepper?) We thought the food was not a good value ($240 for 2 of us before the tip and we didn't order much extra). I was disappointed and wished we would have eaten at so many better options.

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Place was pretty empty on a Friday night even though the location and setup is pretty nice! Food was reasonable - ordered the ribeye and lamb chops with no issue but the drinks were very disappointing. Ordered a Manhattan and got served something that tasted nothing like a Manhattan. After asking for another drink, they served a Manhattan that was half the quantity of the other drink we had. On asking why is the drink a half portion, we were told that’s how they serve a Manhattan...,umm NO. No one serves it like that! Suffice to say, I didn’t order any more drinks from their bar.
Place has potential but sadly, it will not be a top choice for me when Chicago has amazing steakhouses!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to STK for a birthday dinner for my dearest friend. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and my coat was checked. I decided to have a drink at the bar while I waited for my guest. The bartender was personable and knowledgeable. She made a delicious martini with a cucumber garnish. We sat in the main dining room at a corner table and had Patricia as our server. She cheerfully gave us a tour of the menu. We had scallops to start, New York Strip with Truffle butter and the delicious creamed spinach. A manager, Heather came by and congratulated my friend on her birthday and chatted with us. She described how she was setting up for their Madi Gras event. Sounded amazing and quite the party. I couldn’t recommend the ambiance, staff and dinner more. A truly special experience. A must if dining in River North.

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DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Trey, our server, was fantastic. Service was what you would expect at a great restaurant like this, and he over delivered.

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E
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I sat at the bar for Happy Hour. As always, the food and drinks were great! Dani was our bartender and is one of the best! She really knows her drinks and menu items and helped steer me towards some great menu picks! We'll definitely be back!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Trey was an amazing server! He was so friendly, attentive and entertaining! Great service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. As good or better than Gibson’s.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Was seated 45 mins after reservation. Steak was just ok, very salty. Food was very slow to come out. Sides were good. Server was good. May have just been an off night for the restaurant as it was very busy however, I will not return. Was not worth the cost in my opinion.

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BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to this STK and one of their NYC locations, so I knew the what we would be getting on a Saturday night. When I told my buddies about this place they were all in and our server, Elizabeth did not disappoint, she was great! This is a place to have a great meal with a DJ playing music in the background. If you want to do a Saturday night up right hit STK before Hubbard Street.

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

Thomas is the best server of all time

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

Our server Bill from Jupiter was super friendly, knew his stuff and overall did an excellent job. Make sure to ask for Jose’ for some good stories and the post dinner hook up.

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DL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was very friendly and helpful - can’t remember her name but Thursday evening 2/28, reddish hair. Food took awhile to come out but not her fault.

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JT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service!!! Absolutely loved our service!!

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JA
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve given negative reviews before and had almost crossed STK off my list because of value and I liked other STK locations better... However, I’m relieved to say Chicago made some positive improvements. This time music was better, the decor was improved in the lower dining area, the waitress was MUCH better (Patrycja was fabulous), the drinks were as good or better, and the people watching was better. Nice job! Looking forward to next time. Still pricey at $216 (including tax/tip) for 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 side, and 3 cocktails with no dessert but overall a good night.

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PA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Our server was great, I don't remember his name though. Restaurant was very loud & they kept playing the song, SHOTS & would walk around & hand out free shots of some fruity drink. Kind of odd, thought we were going to a classy steakhouse. Was not that, sorry to say.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

The music is so loud that you cannot carry on a conversation! Will never go back. Expected a much better dining experience for the money!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

William was great.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came to STK for a special date night and Elizabeth our server made it everything and more! My husband and I enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the SERVICE. This is bar none one of our favorite dining experiences in Chicago!

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ND
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I love STK, it is one of my favorite steak houses... however, this time I was a bit disappointed. We had a reservation for a party of 5, and 4 of us were their waiting for the last person to arrive. They would not sit us until that 5th member arrived even though I got confirmation they were on the way just stuck in traffic. After a long day of working a trade show, this business meal was important and we had to wait 30min before we could even sit and get at least a drink. When waiting we figured we would grab a drink at the bar with no success, we couldn’t get the attention of the bar tender for the life of us. Not the way I would like to treat those who I am taking out for a business meal.

The food here is always amazing and our waitress was great, but this time I was disappointed in the experience.

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

Beer selection was a little short but the food compensated- excellent service by our wonderful waitress Anastasia. Would give 5/5

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JS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I had a different expectation of this restaurant. Was not aware that it was more of a nightclub that serves steak. Very casual table settings and laid back service with fine dining prices. Had the octopus app and the sprout salad. Started with a couple glasses of $15 - glass red wine. Pours on the wine we’re more in the 4oz range. Salad was good but not exceptional. Octopus app was not very good at all. Mostly capers and tough cold slices of octopus. We decided to just stem our losses on that and didn’t proceed further, expecting the rest of the meal to be a letdown as well.

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CA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Unabashed upsell, completely overpriced and something was wrong with the seafood.

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NL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

While the service was fine and the food was okay, this was a mistake for a business dinner. There was a DJ in the dining room very early. It was club-like and our reservation was at 5:30p. It might explain why it was empty on a Thursday night.
The food was fine. We ordered a bunch of things and it was okay. Not bad, not great, just ok. I had king crab on top of my steak and or was inedible as it was filled with shells. I had to scrape it off to the side and leave it.
As far as steak houses go, I would skip this one and go to one of the other great steak houses in the city.

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JS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bill was great!!! The food was amazing and the staff did a great job. Love the music too

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Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Have been to other STKs and really enjoyed the ambiance and overall experience. However, this location did not have the same feel. Was pretty slow but had a DJ blasting music that didn’t sound clear and just didn’t have a very upscale feel. Didn’t have a fork when my meal came and I asked the person who brought our food but he never came back and finally had to get up to ask someone since no one came over.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely love this place. If you are looking for a traditional upscale place this is so not it. It’s sexy, hip and so much more. The staff is great - LOVE POTION- is amazing—- me and my guy had an awesome time. I highly recommend the jalapeño cheese grits and I wouldn’t eat grits outside of this place . STK is amazing!!!!!

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing. Elizabeth was great. Food was also amazing. Steak was not cooked exactly the way I ordered it. But it was still good.

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SA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyed the food & fun atmosphere for birthday dinner... Staff was great!

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d
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I think the music is fun but slightly too loud while dining - it was hard to hear the server and I have good hearing. It is expensive, but the food was really good. The truffles were worth the extra $20 and the steak sauces we had were delicious (STK & red wine). Overall, it felt more like a club that served food - but that is their niche.

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