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El Che Steakhouse & Bar

4.7
4.7
1273 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
El Che Steakhouse & Bar is Executive Chef/Partner John Manion’s homage to Argentina's beloved asados, traditional backyard barbecues featuring platters of rustic flame-finished grilled beef. This Argentinian-influenced steakhouse, located just beyond the West Loop’s famed “restaurant row,” has built a reputation as Chicago's go-to destination for beef, South American wine and live-fire cooking.

Our patio is sat on a first come first serve basis. Please let us know if you would like to sit outside and we will do our best to accommodate. Your reservation will allow us to plan and accommodate you inside the restaurant to ensure that you have a great time.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 265-1130

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Manion

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room that seats up to 25 guests. Buyouts and large party reservations available. Please contact us at liz@elchebarchicago.com or (312)265-1130 if interested.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Diedrich: (708) 205-2458

  • Area

    West Loop

  • Cross Street

    Between Green and Peoria

  • Parking Details

    There is a parking lot located directly across from the restaurant with limited availability. Street parking available, as well as valet services at Soho House around the corner on Green Street.

  • Public Transit

    CTA Green & Pink Lines -- Morgan CTA Blue Line -- Grand

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,273 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

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  1. RB

    RBRBRB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Any restaurant in the west loop/fulton market area has a tremendous expectation aka big pressure and even bigger competition. Folklore and Tango Sur might be more affordable options.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Used to love this place. Victim of their success favoring speed over quality. 1 hour meal , that is just too fast for this french boy.
  3. D

    Delicious

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine. The endive salad really surprised a d wowed me! Baked oysters heaven and ribeye was excellent! Great service. Beautiful, fun and trendy atmosphere. Highly recommend this place!!
  4. AD

    AndyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Ribeye was delicious but could have used a sprinkle of sea salt after it was sliced for sharing. Whipped ricotta is a must. Our server was patient and informative. Rum old fashioned is a nice new twist on the staple drink.
  5. L

    Lynne

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, enjoyed the bar area which got busy quickly. My steak was a bit undercooked which surprised me. Overall very good and would go back.
  6. JR

    JesusR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy bueno, como si estuviera en Puerto Madero!!!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an incredible meal with some of the best service I’ve had in chicago! 10/10 would recommend El Che and can’t wait to come back!
  8. r

    ramin

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my bride’s birthday so we made our way to one of my new favorite “grilljouse” restaurants. The food is special, flavorful and very well executed. We had the grilled shellfish plater and endive salad. Wow, what a treat. The service was top notch and prompt even though we ended up sitting at a very busy bar despite having reservations, thanks to the aloof and snooty hostess, but that’s a story for another day. Looking forward to a return visit real soon.
  9. AT

    AndreaT

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were interesting and fantastic. Appetizers amazing (especially the wagyu beef tartare)! Wine, mains and sides all delicious. Dessert was okay, coffee a little weak, and with milk instead of cream. Next time we will skip that course, because otherwise the food/drink/service was great!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christian was our server. He made an incredible dinner even better. He was timely, knowledgeable, engaging, highly entertaining. Excellent service.
  11. AB

    AdamB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be one of the best restaurants in the city.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and ambiance was great. Made a note in the reservation that we were celebrating an engagement and it seemed to be completely ignored and service was on the slower side with drink orders.
  13. J

    Jeba

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    El Meh Steak was not good. Service was fine.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The waiter was the only reason we liked this place, he was very attentive and very helpful and profesional. The hosts however they were polite but I asked to borrow a charger and they could have said they don’t have one but the said they I would be able to borrow one just had to wait a little bit I asked again once during diner and they still said to wait and I was never able to use it ( but I know that’s my fault for not having my phone charged) but like I said a simple “no” would have sufficed. The food wasn’t that bad but it wasn’t good.
  15. DL

    DestineeLynAnn

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I really was looking forward to taking my husband here for his birthday, and would leave leaving a 5-star review. The steaks were really good! Cooked to perfection! The sides were cold.. which was a huge disappointment. The staff was great with filling waters and clearing our table, but overall, our service was just okay. The server did not seem like he was having a good night. He did not really check up on us, and we sat around waiting to order dessert and again to get out of there. It was not the best experience for a higher end steakhouse.
  16. P

    Phenomenal

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there and our server, Dante, made sure we had the best experience! The entire staff was super attentive. For my son, they surprised with a special dessert. I will definitely be going back!
  17. J

    Jean

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Overall disappointing. We had high expectations. Appetizers were probably the best thing about our dinner
  18. WL

    WestLoopHawkeye

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nico was wonderful. Awesome wine recommendation. Food was vaned and beautiful.
  19. S

    Steve

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service in a busy noisy room. The grill smell was stronger than I remember from previous visits. I do enjoy the menu’s diversity. Martinis are quite small, but well crafted.
  20. RK

    RichardK

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steakhouse in Chicago. Best South American wine and best seafood.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  22. j

    jovanni

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guillermo was great, food was delicious. Cocktails also really good.
  23. AN

    greekANDieat

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about El Che. Over 8 times dining here and numerous pandemic meat orders. The food is always amazing, cocktails are always flashy + tasty, and the service is always top notch. We love El Che! Thanks for helping us celebrate many years of memories here in this neighborhood.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  25. SC

    ShelbyC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This restaurant was pretty cool - good ambiance and fun. But I would say that it was a bit pricey for the portions. Especially the octopus - we got was $44 and was pretty small. A little disappointing but cool place otherwise.
  26. WV

    WillyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food is phenomenal. The service is decent, not great. Drinks are expensive as is the food, but what you would expect for a place like this. Value could be better... portions are small including the drinks and when I'm paying $16 per drink and $72 per steak... they should be HUGE, if not reasonably sized!
  27. PG

    PaulaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The ambience is cozy and romantic. We had the Mar De Plata and it was worth every dollar. So tasty, enough for 2 people and perfect main course. Drinks were made to perfection and the service to awesome. Can't wait to go back and try it out for Happy Hour.
  28. JS

    JohnS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience! A true destination for meat lovers in a meat-loving town.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything . Perfection.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Birthday celebration Very disappointed in this place. We ordered the seafood platter and 32 oz ribeye with sides. The ribeye was so dry for being medium rare. Probably the worst steak I've ever tried. The salad was saturated with so much dressing you couldn't even taste anything else.
  31. A

    Arnoldo

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only is the food absolutely delicious, but the service is impeccable as well!! We had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday dinner. Highly recommend the team at El Che!
  32. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wagyu Picanha was definitely the move. Wagyu tends to just melt away and this cut having more chew keeps all that flavor around for longer. Paired with the Parrillada I got to try a bit of all the beef El Che had to offer. Best preparation of sweet breads and morcilla I’ve had. Everything paired very well with a glass of garnacha. All the cocktails I had were solid as well!
  33. IL

    ILuvFood

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Julio was nice and attentive. Enjoy our meal!
  34. DW

    DajaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything thing‼️Would recommend to anyone that’s looking for a different taste of your same foods you would normally eat.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great room, excellent service, interesting menu.
  36. KS

    KristianS

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and vibe, but hard to hear across the table when it’s busy.
  37. C

    Cali

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fugazza empanada was very good. The oysters were very unique, definitely what you expect from an oyster dish, but delicious none the less. The ribeye was perfectly executed and the chimichurri complimented the beef perfectly.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply incredible
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and great food! The Bronzino was amazing!
  40. b

    bourdeaux

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every detail from the food to service was thought out generously. Fabulous experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Che Steakhouse & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 265-1130.

El Che Steakhouse & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for El Che Steakhouse & Bar

845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Green and Peoria

  • Area

    West Loop

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is a parking lot located directly across from the restaurant with limited availability. Street parking available, as well as valet services at Soho House around the corner on Green Street.

  • Public Transit

    CTA Green & Pink Lines -- Morgan CTA Blue Line -- Grand

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Manion

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (312) 265-1130

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining room that seats up to 25 guests. Buyouts and large party reservations available. Please contact us at liz@elchebarchicago.com or (312)265-1130 if interested.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Diedrich: (708) 205-2458

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