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Erie Cafe

536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726
+1 312-266-2300
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 10 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 21 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 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...More

Thank Davooda
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....More

Thank Kim G
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...More

Thank chicago_tri_traveler
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...More

Thank James M
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14 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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