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Erie Cafe

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536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-5726 (N. Larrabee St.)
312-266-2300
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing food !

The ambiance of the restaurant Is fantastic, with many pictures of the family with local celebrities, and the history provided by any of the staff that alone would make this a wonderful place. Let's not forget this is a restaurant, and the food is fantastic ! We had the streak which was melt in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
jennifertJ3705AX
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austin mn
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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austin mn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The ambiance of the restaurant Is fantastic, with many pictures of the family with local celebrities, and the history provided by any of the staff that alone would make this a wonderful place. Let's not forget this is a restaurant, and the food is fantastic ! We had the streak which was melt in your mouth perfect! If you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have no words to explain how badly I wanted to like this place. I had heard pretty good things about this places "old world charm". Little did I know old world charm meant old world treatment. I made a reservation for 8:00 and after standing behind a few other couples I made it to the receptionist stand at about... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

fabulous food and service. i went here with three friends before a bulls game. the grilled calamari is the absolute best i have ever eaten. the sauce is fantastic. the menu is typical chicago steak house menu. the strip steaks were grilled to perfection, very tender and tasty. cottage fries were good. the onion rings were perfect. this place is... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The menu here is varied with Italian selection as well as steaks and seafood. The calamari is not breaded, so beware if you are a traditionalist. The restaurant puts you in mind of a true Italian eatery and the servers all seem to be Italian. The cheese ravioli with vodka cream sauce is great. Portions are large so beware. Prices... More 

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Boca Raton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We dined at the Erie Cafe the other night. The location made it very convenient. The food was excellent: fresh and tasty. I really like the ambience of this restaurant.

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Kentucky
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I had reservations about eating here but went along with the crowd. Well, it was most excellent--the filet special was perfectly cooked and the sides were to die for. Add in the Bordeaux Marjolaine wine--top notch--and don't leave the place without one bit of cheese cake. I would eat here again anytime. One of the best business dinners I've had... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Really enjoyed our evening at EC- service was outstanding, steaks cooked perfectly, they allow us to bring in our own wines...the calamari app is about the best calamari ever!

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Miami, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We attend the National Restaurant Show every year in Chicago and its always a game to find a better steakhouse. While this might not be the best or most expensive steakhouse in Chicago... its our favorite. Its off the beaten path and is full of locals who live near by. They have a nice big Bar with "Chicago Friendly" Bartenders.... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Erie Cafe is a good traditional Chicago steakhouse. The menu has enough variety that nearly anyone can find something to like. They specialize in steaks and chops, but the seafood is also good, try the linguini with white clam sauce. Above average service and a good atmosphere.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Joined some business associates for dinner. Top notch. Great service and even better food. Would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-266-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?