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Erie Cafe

536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726
+1 312-266-2300
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“cottage fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Italian, Gluten Free Options
536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great Sinatra-like old school atmo, waiters and bartenders with white aprons and short and tie, old fashion fish and chops menu......but the real key is to get there early for their weekend special: Prime Rib. Early because it runs out quick. It's easily 2 inches...More

Thank lawrence g
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The waitstaff is excellent, knowledgeable, helpful, cheerful, professional and very appropriately friendly. They are all great, Arnold is the best! The food is excellent, the wine list comprehensive, paired well with the menu and the cocktails are fantastic. The feeling is like you came home...More

Thank R Bruce D
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a classic steakhouse and old school indeed. Men's club atmosphere with an experienced staff. The calamari appetizer a must. The steaks are awesome. Great wine list with a great variety of affordable wines.

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

So 10 of us old friends were getting away from a convention to have dinner and celebrate a birthday. Local member of our group recommended it. We were seated outside with great service and even better food. Awesome setting to enjoy fine food with friends....More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I met some friend for dinner, and as usual the cocktails were good. For the three of us we shared a whitefish and chicken that were more than ample, after the house salads and cottage fries. I think the place is an Old throwback to...More

Thank Raphael L
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We attended a milestone birthday party for a friend and were delighted to discover the Erie Cafe! The weather was perfect on the charming outdoor dining patio which is located on the riverfront. Our servers were attentive and kept the wine, drinks and food flowing...More

Thank JSB915
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A wonderful experience! For those of you who read my reviews, you know i have severe food allergies, so how comfortable i feel in a reataurant and how accomodating the establishment is are always key points for me. When we arrived, they placed the bread...More

Thank MakeupArtist40
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Chicago is a great town for steak and steakhouses. In fact, I'll bet you could enjoy a 5-star meal at a different steakhouse every night of the month and still have several several left over on your bucket list. My wife and I have dined...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love the quality of the food at Erie Cafe. Must have dishes: filet mignon, mussels marinara, shrimp cocktail, grilled shrimp. Their side salads come with any entree and the house dressing makes for a simple green salad. The best thing about this place is...More

Thank Nicki R
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a very enjoyable experience here last weekend. Table of six including four teenaged boys and everyone was sated, happy and glad we had chosen Erie Café. Chicken Vesuvio and Parm were excellent, as were spaghetti and meatballs, and huge portions! They make a...More

Thank Davooda
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13 January 2017|
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Response from walnutridgechef | Reviewed this property |
While the above answers are helpful, check out the site when you search for Chicago Transit Authority trip advisor. It will get you from wherever you are to wherever you want to go (nearest public trans stop), so grab the... More
14 December 2016|
Response from walnutridgechef | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for asking! Yes, the Erie Café WILL be open for New Year's Eve dining. There are no NYE specials, however, you read my review and I would hope you will post your impressions after you enjoy an excellent evening... More
8 October 2016|
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Response from walnutridgechef | Reviewed this property |
Business casual is always a safe call. In an age when folks go to the Chicago Symphony in sweats and 'casual Friday' has morphed into general slovenliness and backwards ball caps in so many venues, I would simply state that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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