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Erie Cafe

536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #685 of 8,276 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: N. Larrabee St.
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As another reviewer suggested, Erie Cafe may be mainly a steak place - however it is definitely also a liver place (best ever). Sitting in their outdoor dining space is a joy. Also great for lunch

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I found Erie Cafe strictly by accident one year ago while visiting Chicago. I finally made it back to dine there and I was not disappointed. I was immediately seated, handed a menu and chose chicken parmigiana, spaghetti and a house salad, along with a glass of Estancia Cabernet. I don't get too excited when it comes to chicken parm,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The ambience is lovely. The service was great as was the wine (at very reasonable price points). My husband's steak was great, the stuffed clams were delicious. Sadly my veal marsala and side of pasta with marinara was lacking in taste. Stick with the steak choices and you will have a great meal.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is one of those places that residents of the inner city "know about" and frequent. It is a people place with good food and vibration. Very good Italian food, steaks, veal, fish and more. Their waiters are long time employees and know their usual patrons. In the summer they have a very pretty out door space along the river... More

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food was good but it was overshadowed by the horrible service. The servers were extremely rude and only came by every half hour. There is plenty of good food elsewhere in Chicago so I will never be going back to Erie Cafe.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had dinner here on a couple of occasions, the food just excellent, have to be the best steaks in town. Served by friendly and efficient staff, we look forward to our next visit.

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Parker, Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was an excellent spot to host a large group of important clients. There is a large private upstairs dining room with its own bar, to provide an intimate atmosphere. Wait service was excellent. A must have appetizer is the grilled Kalahari. They are served in a spicy broth that begs to be soaked up with a piece of bread.... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a great spot! I had the Surf and Turf and it was unbelievably good. The service was outstanding, although they aided and abetted me drinking more wine than I should have. Good environment for a business meeting. Would definitely go back!

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

If you are looking for a great meal with excellent service, this is the place. Their prime rib on the bone is huge, the rest of their steaks are great, as are all their other dishes. The service is always great and they will go the extra if you are celebrating a special occasion. Better than all the other steak... More

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

One of the best steakhouses around. I have been to Gibsons, Ruth Chris, David Burkes and many more and although those are good options Erie Cafe is by far the best in Chicago!!! Their steaks are so flavorful and at such an amazing price. My wife and I always come here when we are in the mood for steak and... More

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