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Erie Cafe

$$$$
Near North Side
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536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726 (N. Larrabee St.)
+1 312-266-2300
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A client asked to meet me there recently and candidly, i didn't know much about it outside of the steak commercials they used to run on TV. Free valet parking, professional reception at the door and excellent wait staff and kitchen sums it up for me. The price was reasonable and the atmosphere extremely business discussion friendly. Definitely will visit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here often for business lunch or dinner in the summer they have a great River front patio bar and dining. They have a prime rib special that i call the Flintstone special it is huge and over flows the plate a challenge. The garbage salad can be a meal in itself, nuff said there. Great place for meetings... More 

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Thank James M
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This steakhouse offers large portions, whether you order steak, fish or chicken. Cottage fries and salad come with each entree. Large dining area, including a room for private parties. Outdoor patio seating during the summer. Regular and valet parking available.

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Thank Katie P
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool location, close to everything in River North, - the service was great, the food was so delicious, esp the bone in rib-eye, tiramisu, and cabernet. Very family friendly too.

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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and daughter met me in Chicago and after a long trip from the uk they needed good food and quick service and this was near the apartment we were staying. Food was very good, service excellent and had no good choice of wine. We has steaks as mains which were all good. Not cheap but just what they... More 

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Dahinda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

From the time we walked in he door we were treated like family. Our table was ready immediately and the excellent service began. The attentive, but not hovering, waiters were great. I had the chicken parmesan and my wife had the veal chop. The portions were immense and the sauce on mine was not too sweet with great tomato flavor.... More 

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Cassopolis, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There was a time when a steak & chop house was a place of cigars, spirits and meat. Most of that history lives on at The Erie Cafe. However smoke-free the large (kind of exciting) dining room is, the Oysters Rockefeller and Martinis, Manhattans and Jack on the Rocks live on and quite well at that. Aged cuts of beef,... More 

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Linwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had a party of ten and were seated near the entrance. The meal was very good with a mixture of Italian food and chops. However, there was a large party of 120 upstairs and our service of the food was delayed. The restaurant apologized and sent a bottle of wine on the house.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I found out about the Erie Cafe in a magazine interview with a local concierge. She rated it highly and mentioned steak. The cafe is run by the grandson of a famous steakhouse owner in Chicago so I thought it would be worth a try. It was outstanding. A very cool open space with excellent service. A great menu and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here at the end of a trade show. I had had a greasy steak here before and thought I would try something else on the menu. Had the veal parm and thought it was exceptionally bland. Salad was ok and appetizers we also just OK. I guess this place just failed to live up to past meals this time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726
    (N. Larrabee St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-266-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?