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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Old World Charm

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Charlene T
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was invited here to attend a vendor dinner during Graph Expo (printing trade show) this week. I was initially impressed with the look and feel of this place. We were in a private back room which was huge, and reminded many of us of a Wisconsin Supper Club. Lots of interesting memorabilia on the walls including much in the... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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: American, Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse

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?