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Erie Cafe

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536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726 (N. Larrabee St.)
+1 312-266-2300
11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,744 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 at all of the top-rated steakhouses, the brand names. But there are so many you... More 

Thank Taylor B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 the patio in the summer. Overlooks the river.

Thank Nicki R
Central, Illinois
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125 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 great Manhattan and have a strong list of wines by the glass. Atmosphere was busy... More 

Thank Davooda
Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is old school! We loved it! The portions were large. The food was tasty. Not a bad dish at our table. The filet was well prepared. I had a taste. My sea bass was amazing and I was shocked at the generous portion size. Service was excellent.

Thank Kim G
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 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 

Thank chicago_tri_traveler
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 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 

Thank James M
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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.

Thank Katie P
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

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.

Thank HotelStayReviewer201
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

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 

Thank bramble15
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?