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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%
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“prime rib” (16 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 10 January 2018

I have eaten at the Erie Café dozens of times. The food is always good. With many of the selections on the menu the portions are large enough to share. the waiters are attentive and they strive to accommodate. I can't think of one dish...More

Thank garyhow60614
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Erie Café is a charming restaurant in Chicago. It has one of the most beautiful outdoor areas in the summer overlooking the Chicago river. The food is excellent, the menu very varied with a lot of moderately priced dishes. It is very cozy and the...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Beyond excellent as always. They make us feel like their favorite relatives come for a long-awaited visit.

Thank ChesterNS
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is a classic Chicago beef restaurant.... truly old school. I had the prime rib that was so large it actually did not fit on the plate and hung over at one end. Mid West beef is great and this is a go to place....More

Thank foodloversacto
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Been going here for a decade when visiting Chi-Town for business. Just a wonderful place with phenomenal meat dishes... rumor has it that the seafood is good, too, especially the grilled calamari appetizer, but when in Chicago, it's time for meat. They do it as...More

Thank EricTailor
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 16 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 24 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 16 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
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8 March 2018|
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Response from lawrence g | Reviewed this property |
The real question being: Why would anyone want to split an entree?
14 January 2017|
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Response from walnutridgechef | Reviewed this property |
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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
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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, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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