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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” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Steakhouse, Italian, Gluten Free Options
536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726
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Reviewed yesterday

Business group dinner, 20+ in private room that even has a private bar. Wonderful service and food. Top quality without the downtown attitude (and price). Good wine list, bar drinks well done. A fun evening for a more informal dinner.

Thank chevrolet58
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have dined at the Erie Cafe a handful of times, mostly business affairs in groups large and small. On this occasion, it was a large group of twenty or so in town for meetings at our corporate office. We were provided the private upstairs...More

Thank Mark44070
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times. The filet is perfect and at $52 it’s less than the name brand places. Liver and onions if that is your thing is fantastic and a giant serving. This is a hidden gem and I hate to give it...More

Thank Tootallal
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I am very surprised by the high reviews for this restaurant as my experience was anything but praise-worthy. I attended a dinner at this restaurant with a group of about 10 work colleagues during a business trip. The host of our trip regularly brings groups...More

Thank FL_Sable
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 anthonyspier
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 23 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
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8 March 2018|
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Response from anthonyspier | Reviewed this property |
No charge for splitting entrees as far as I know
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
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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