Mike Ditka's Restaurant

★★★★☆
Steaks, chops and seafood draw an upscale crowd to former Bears coach's Gold Coast joint.
  • 100 E Chestnut St

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Cross street: Ernst Court

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  • 312-587-8989

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Very disappointed with Ditka's, which came recommended. Food is good, if you like steak. Little else on the menu. Waiter brought me wrong dinner (steaks all look the same) His mistake cost me an extra $30. No offer made to fix waiter's error. Make sure you check your order if you dare dine here. Lobby gift store is a tacky addition to the faux elegance. Recommend you avoid. Food not worth the cost.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very disappointed with Ditka's, which came recommended. Food is good, if you like steak. Little else on the menu. Waiter brought me wrong dinner (steaks all look the same) His mistake cost me an extra $30. No offer made to fix waiter's error. Make sure you check your order if you dare dine here. Lobby gift store is a tacky addition to the faux elegance. Recommend you avoid. Food not worth the cost.

Pros: Great food--if you like steak

Cons: Poor service, over priced, lame atmosphere

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We were in Chicago for a week in August. We went to Ditka's on a Wednesday night and it was amazing. We prime rib, chicken and I had the homemade chicken noodle soup (so much chicken) and a tomatoe and fresh mozzarella salad for entree'. After dinner we went up to the lounge and saw John Vincent - he was terrific. We decided to go back on Thursday to see John again - the waitresses in the lounge were so attentive and when we left on Wednesday they told us to come back on Thursday and they would remember us and they did!!! Just a a note BE SURE TO TRY THE HOMEMADE MAC AND CHEESE IT WAS A HUGE SIDE DISH AND 3 OF US SHARED IT. WE DECIDED WE COULD EAT THAT ALONE. We are going back to Chicago in October 2010 and will definitely go to Ditka's - in fact we liked it so much we have decided to stay right there at the Tremane Hotel..

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★★★★★

We were in Chicago for a week in August. We went to Ditka's on a Wednesday night and it was amazing. We prime rib, chicken and I had the homemade chicken noodle soup (so much chicken) and a tomatoe and fresh mozzarella salad for entree'. After dinner we went up to the lounge and saw John Vincent - he was terrific. We decided to go back on Thursday to see John again - the waitresses in the lounge were so attentive and when we left on Wednesday they told us to come back on Thursday and they would remember us and they did!!! Just a a note BE SURE TO TRY THE HOMEMADE MAC AND CHEESE IT WAS A HUGE SIDE DISH AND 3 OF US SHARED IT. WE DECIDED WE COULD EAT THAT ALONE. We are going back to Chicago in October 2010 and will definitely go to Ditka's - in fact we liked it so much we have decided to stay right there at the Tremane Hotel..

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Wonderful Atmosphere

Cons: None

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Food was decent, not great. Service OK. What you're really paying for is the name, and all the memorabilia. I recommend going once, just to experience it, but I probably won't be back.

4
★★★★☆

Food was decent, not great. Service OK. What you're really paying for is the name, and all the memorabilia. I recommend going once, just to experience it, but I probably won't be back.

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Stay away from this place. I made the simple request of a separate check for just myself (in a group of maybe seven), which our server acknowledged. When the bill came... Sure enough. No separate check. You brush off a Customer's simple request, you're gonna get a bad review. Additionally, I could have made my dinner at home for like $5, and it would have tasted better. The atmosphere is overdone, and the prices are way out of line with the quality of the experience. Mike Ditka, his servers and his barstaff have an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away from this place. I made the simple request of a separate check for just myself (in a group of maybe seven), which our server acknowledged. When the bill came... Sure enough. No separate check. You brush off a Customer's simple request, you're gonna get a bad review. Additionally, I could have made my dinner at home for like $5, and it would have tasted better. The atmosphere is overdone, and the prices are way out of line with the quality of the experience. Mike Ditka, his servers and his barstaff have an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

Pros: Nice woodwork

Cons: Bad service, mediocre food, tense atmosphere

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Order a Bloody Mary, and you'll get complimentary beer sidecar and a fresh shrimp skewer. Bonus on a Sunday morning!

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★★★★☆

Order a Bloody Mary, and you'll get complimentary beer sidecar and a fresh shrimp skewer. Bonus on a Sunday morning!

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I really like this place. The steaks are d' bomb! but what I really have come to enjoy is the music by John Vincent. He really transforms the space. His Sinatra songs are the best. He always has a smile on his face! I always make a reservation and am seated quickly. The wait staff is professional and knows what they are talking about!....Oh I have seen da' coach there last christmas time. He was mobbed with crazy fans!
You got to hear this man sing! Great!

2
★★★★★

I really like this place. The steaks are d' bomb! but what I really have come to enjoy is the music by John Vincent. He really transforms the space. His Sinatra songs are the best. He always has a smile on his face! I always make a reservation and am seated quickly. The wait staff is professional and knows what they are talking about!....Oh I have seen da' coach there last christmas time. He was mobbed with crazy fans!
You got to hear this man sing! Great!

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Ditka's is definitely is a places that will leave you with some type of fantastic memory. First off, the staff is one of the best that I have seen and have been served by. They always make sure that you are well taken care of without missing a beat. The drinks a moderately priced but worth it....I had a hard time stopping from ordering the Chocolate Martini's they're unbelievable. The upstairs bar has a singer-Mr. John Vincent, that will make you think Frank Sinatra is there in himself...he sounds exactly like the guy...He's Amazing!!! Plus, he throws in some Johnny Cash and Louis Armstrong to boot. John Vincent is worth just hanging out at the bar and taking in his show every night if you can swing it. You'll feel like you are at a Sinatra concert listening to him perform all the hits...Chicago, Strangers in the Night, The Lady is a Tramp, That's Life, ect. It's a blast and it's free!!!! The food itself is fantastic- but a word of warning...the portions are HUGE!!! So, if you go on a date you might want to split something on your first time there so you have room for dessert. I have taken a number of friends out for dinner and a night of Mr. John Vincents singing, only to be left with a smile on my face. There is not a person that I have taken there, who has not had a great time. It is not surprising that sometimes Mike Ditka himself will be in the upstairs bar area, having dinner and listening to Mr. Vincent sing. If you do see Iron Mike there, go ahead and ask him for an autograph if he isn't eating...chances are that you will leave with a smile on your face and story to tell. The downstairs is mainly a restaurant and a big bar. It is great if you are looking for a fantastic dinning experience. But if you want to see John Vincent you will have to go upstairs...that is always where the fun tends to be...oh and almost forgot, because Mr. Vincent is such a great singer...there are CD's of his to purchase if you wish. Enjoy the night if you go...

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★★★★★

Ditka's is definitely is a places that will leave you with some type of fantastic memory. First off, the staff is one of the best that I have seen and have been served by. They always make sure that you are well taken care of without missing a beat. The drinks a moderately priced but worth it....I had a hard time stopping from ordering the Chocolate Martini's they're unbelievable. The upstairs bar has a singer-Mr. John Vincent, that will make you think Frank Sinatra is there in himself...he sounds exactly like the guy...He's Amazing!!! Plus, he throws in some Johnny Cash and Louis Armstrong to boot. John Vincent is worth just hanging out at the bar and taking in his show every night if you can swing it. You'll feel like you are at a Sinatra concert listening to him perform all the hits...Chicago, Strangers in the Night, The Lady is a Tramp, That's Life, ect. It's a blast and it's free!!!! The food itself is fantastic- but a word of warning...the portions are HUGE!!! So, if you go on a date you might want to split something on your first time there so you have room for dessert. I have taken a number of friends out for dinner and a night of Mr. John Vincents singing, only to be left with a smile on my face. There is not a person that I have taken there, who has not had a great time. It is not surprising that sometimes Mike Ditka himself will be in the upstairs bar area, having dinner and listening to Mr. Vincent sing. If you do see Iron Mike there, go ahead and ask him for an autograph if he isn't eating...chances are that you will leave with a smile on your face and story to tell. The downstairs is mainly a restaurant and a big bar. It is great if you are looking for a fantastic dinning experience. But if you want to see John Vincent you will have to go upstairs...that is always where the fun tends to be...oh and almost forgot, because Mr. Vincent is such a great singer...there are CD's of his to purchase if you wish. Enjoy the night if you go...

Pros: They do have Valet!!

Cons: Depending on what you order...you can up a big tab....

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This is a nice restaurant and is very tastefully decorated. You'll have a great steak and it is made to your specification. A good place to dine for an anniversary, birthday or speacial occasion.
The service is commendable. I would highly recommend this
restaurant.

4
★★★★☆

This is a nice restaurant and is very tastefully decorated. You'll have a great steak and it is made to your specification. A good place to dine for an anniversary, birthday or speacial occasion.
The service is commendable. I would highly recommend this
restaurant.

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Saving Ditka's as our last meal on our week long stay in Chicago was a big mistake. Apparently the staff was far more tired than we were! We ordered the bone in filet and the new york strip. Both were good, but not great. The creamed spinach was good, but not great. What turned what otherwise would have been a good dining experience into a below average one was the absolutely terrible service we received. There is just no excuse for having to wave down a busboy to see if your waiter has quit or gone home for the night. Three times we had to find our waiter to get steak knives (the steak was good, but not good enough for butter knives alone!) and have our drinks refilled. It's a shame that a waiter can be so inattentive to completely ruin a what would otherwise had been a good, but not great, meal.

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★★☆☆☆

Saving Ditka's as our last meal on our week long stay in Chicago was a big mistake. Apparently the staff was far more tired than we were! We ordered the bone in filet and the new york strip. Both were good, but not great. The creamed spinach was good, but not great. What turned what otherwise would have been a good dining experience into a below average one was the absolutely terrible service we received. There is just no excuse for having to wave down a busboy to see if your waiter has quit or gone home for the night. Three times we had to find our waiter to get steak knives (the steak was good, but not good enough for butter knives alone!) and have our drinks refilled. It's a shame that a waiter can be so inattentive to completely ruin a what would otherwise had been a good, but not great, meal.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Terrible service

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I am not a big meat eater and found this restaurant to offer very few vegetarian options. We had a reservation in the private room upstairs and it was great for a big group (particularly if you are out to watch a bball game!). The service was excellent, the food marginable.

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★★★☆☆

I am not a big meat eater and found this restaurant to offer very few vegetarian options. We had a reservation in the private room upstairs and it was great for a big group (particularly if you are out to watch a bball game!). The service was excellent, the food marginable.

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some of my friends and I went for 1 bloody mary at about 1pm and didn't leave til 5pm. Wow Ryan was the best talked about the products offered us samples of hot vs mild and the service kept going WE loved It. Thanks for Making our Afternoon.

When Ryan finished he offered to tour us through the big city, and took us to the local hangouts vs the tourist joints.
Thanks for the great day in CHICAGO>

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★★★★★

some of my friends and I went for 1 bloody mary at about 1pm and didn't leave til 5pm. Wow Ryan was the best talked about the products offered us samples of hot vs mild and the service kept going WE loved It. Thanks for Making our Afternoon.

When Ryan finished he offered to tour us through the big city, and took us to the local hangouts vs the tourist joints.
Thanks for the great day in CHICAGO>

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This is a Great All American place for Chicago! We did not have to wait long for a table, but while we did we had a drink from the bar upstairs. We didn't mind waiting as we got to take our photo with the man himself, Coach Ditka! We were very excited and he was very pleasant considering how many people flocked to him. The food was delicious and plenty of it. One of the things that made is such an enjoyable expereience was the waitstaff. They were very courteous, very knowlegeable about the food, it's indgredients, different wines, and had lots of input about Chicago on where to visit, etc.. We will definetly go back next visit.

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★★★★★

This is a Great All American place for Chicago! We did not have to wait long for a table, but while we did we had a drink from the bar upstairs. We didn't mind waiting as we got to take our photo with the man himself, Coach Ditka! We were very excited and he was very pleasant considering how many people flocked to him. The food was delicious and plenty of it. One of the things that made is such an enjoyable expereience was the waitstaff. They were very courteous, very knowlegeable about the food, it's indgredients, different wines, and had lots of input about Chicago on where to visit, etc.. We will definetly go back next visit.

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Visit Chicago 2 or 3 times a year... always stop at Ditka's for dinner or at least a drink. The food is fantastic and the customer service even better! Our favorite time to visit is Thanksgving Day.... Ditka's turducken is amazing!!!

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★★★★★

Visit Chicago 2 or 3 times a year... always stop at Ditka's for dinner or at least a drink. The food is fantastic and the customer service even better! Our favorite time to visit is Thanksgving Day.... Ditka's turducken is amazing!!!

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Awful food, I cheeseburger appetizers taste like old hamburger meat, potroast nachos where greasy and hard, the banana pie taste like it was made with a box of banana pudding and nutri-grain crust, caesar salad was oily. I will never go back even if someone else paid for my dinner.Our server was nice and very apologetic but it was not her fought.

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★☆☆☆☆

Awful food, I cheeseburger appetizers taste like old hamburger meat, potroast nachos where greasy and hard, the banana pie taste like it was made with a box of banana pudding and nutri-grain crust, caesar salad was oily. I will never go back even if someone else paid for my dinner.Our server was nice and very apologetic but it was not her fought.

Pros: FREE VALET

Cons: AWFUL FOOD , VERY EXPENSIVE

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WOW!! What fun this place was!! Very cool to be in a place where Chicago's FAVORITE coach has been. Great food!! Fantastic Service!!! Of course, like everyone else I had the Pork chops!! The best ever!!

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★★★★★

WOW!! What fun this place was!! Very cool to be in a place where Chicago's FAVORITE coach has been. Great food!! Fantastic Service!!! Of course, like everyone else I had the Pork chops!! The best ever!!

Pros: Too many to list!!

Cons: Nothing comes to mind!

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This is a fun place to go catch a game for any sports fan, especially, Da Bears! Go, eat, have fun and maybe even meet the coach...

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★★★★★

This is a fun place to go catch a game for any sports fan, especially, Da Bears! Go, eat, have fun and maybe even meet the coach...

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I'm from Los Angeles and recently went to Ditka's while on vacation. The restaurant is nice and the prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get. The best part was I got to meet the coach while I was there! He came in for a drink with his wife and I went up to him and asked if I could get a picture. He was really nice about it!!! Plus, the food was delicious as well. If you are going to be in Chicago, as I was, then I definitely recommend dropping by. You might even get to meet the coach!

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★★★★★

I'm from Los Angeles and recently went to Ditka's while on vacation. The restaurant is nice and the prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get. The best part was I got to meet the coach while I was there! He came in for a drink with his wife and I went up to him and asked if I could get a picture. He was really nice about it!!! Plus, the food was delicious as well. If you are going to be in Chicago, as I was, then I definitely recommend dropping by. You might even get to meet the coach!

Pros: Ambience, Food, The Coach!

Cons: Parking

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I live in Wisconsin and we frequent Chicago at least once a month (my husband and I grew up there). My husband surprise me for my birthday (the day after Thanksgiving) and we ate at Ditka's for the first time and the food was very good. We both found the food to be of top quality and our waiter Juan was great! I had the fillet Mignon and Crab Bisque, both was Delicious. My husband had the Ribs and they were some of the best we've tried and I cook very well. My only complaint would be to add larger crab pieces in the bisque. The bread was very tasty.

We will come again and tell all our family and friends.

2
★★★★★

I live in Wisconsin and we frequent Chicago at least once a month (my husband and I grew up there). My husband surprise me for my birthday (the day after Thanksgiving) and we ate at Ditka's for the first time and the food was very good. We both found the food to be of top quality and our waiter Juan was great! I had the fillet Mignon and Crab Bisque, both was Delicious. My husband had the Ribs and they were some of the best we've tried and I cook very well. My only complaint would be to add larger crab pieces in the bisque. The bread was very tasty.

We will come again and tell all our family and friends.

Pros: Great food

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Before the food or the drink I need to talk about Ditka. Right when I walked in Mike Ditka himself was standing there. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his was very approachable. The waiter said that he comes in almost everyday during the week, but not the weekends. Anway, the steak was top notch. I really enjoyed the crab bisque, but would have liked some actual chunks on meat in there. I also enjoyed Ditka's Beer, it tasted like a pale ale but im not sure. Next time I visit I want to go for lunch and try the #1 Burger.

2
★★★★★

Before the food or the drink I need to talk about Ditka. Right when I walked in Mike Ditka himself was standing there. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his was very approachable. The waiter said that he comes in almost everyday during the week, but not the weekends. Anway, the steak was top notch. I really enjoyed the crab bisque, but would have liked some actual chunks on meat in there. I also enjoyed Ditka's Beer, it tasted like a pale ale but im not sure. Next time I visit I want to go for lunch and try the #1 Burger.

Pros: Ditka, Steak, Beer

Cons: Cigar Smoke, Bathroom Attendant Burnt My Hand w/ Hot Water

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I thought the food was great and well cooked, I will go again & tell others. I did enjoy the friday night crowd.

2
★★★★☆

I thought the food was great and well cooked, I will go again & tell others. I did enjoy the friday night crowd.

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The BBQ baby back ribs were unbelievable. The service was top notch, the sides are excellent (great fries), and the bread basket was a surprising highlight as well. I have also tasted the roasted chicken, which is delicious as well. Prices were reasonable, and actually a great value considering the quality. ($15+ for the main course; ribs = $22, chicken = $16). Serving size is big! A load of (some fantastic) fries with the ribs that could have fed 3 people, and all the gormet bread you want.

The atmosphere in the dining room has dim lighting and is great for business or romance. It has an upscale feel. For a more casual experience, you can eat in the bar area. Located just off the Magnificent Mile (you can see it from N Michigan), you can't beat this spot. A GREAT restaurant, and the highlight of my recent Chicago trip.

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★★★★★

The BBQ baby back ribs were unbelievable. The service was top notch, the sides are excellent (great fries), and the bread basket was a surprising highlight as well. I have also tasted the roasted chicken, which is delicious as well. Prices were reasonable, and actually a great value considering the quality. ($15+ for the main course; ribs = $22, chicken = $16). Serving size is big! A load of (some fantastic) fries with the ribs that could have fed 3 people, and all the gormet bread you want.

The atmosphere in the dining room has dim lighting and is great for business or romance. It has an upscale feel. For a more casual experience, you can eat in the bar area. Located just off the Magnificent Mile (you can see it from N Michigan), you can't beat this spot. A GREAT restaurant, and the highlight of my recent Chicago trip.

Pros: Quality, Service, Ambience

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been there twice. once the coach was there signing his book. Last week was there I think I saw that party that one reviewer mentioned. The staff handled it wonderfully. I got the steak once and the burger once. No words to discribe the meal. How about this......... in heaven? The waiter had to nearly bring me back to earth.
One bad feature though. No olive oil. Can you believe it? Even the waiters were shocked. They said they would tell Mike. How about it Mike? No restaurant is complete without a fine olive oil for dipping the bread and drizzling on the finer soups and such. Oh yeah, we bought some momentos as well. They have the cutest plates for sale too. Ill be back in Chicago again next month. I will go.

2
★★★★★

been there twice. once the coach was there signing his book. Last week was there I think I saw that party that one reviewer mentioned. The staff handled it wonderfully. I got the steak once and the burger once. No words to discribe the meal. How about this......... in heaven? The waiter had to nearly bring me back to earth.
One bad feature though. No olive oil. Can you believe it? Even the waiters were shocked. They said they would tell Mike. How about it Mike? No restaurant is complete without a fine olive oil for dipping the bread and drizzling on the finer soups and such. Oh yeah, we bought some momentos as well. They have the cutest plates for sale too. Ill be back in Chicago again next month. I will go.

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Great Service
Great Pork Chop

I arrived early for reservation. With me was a 14 year old, so we could not wait in the bar. The staff found us a place where we could be comfortable. The staff in all areas that I could see was top notch.
Food was excellent. Pork Chop was huge and perfectly presented.

The only negative was the tables are a little to close together.

2
★★★★★

Great Service
Great Pork Chop

I arrived early for reservation. With me was a 14 year old, so we could not wait in the bar. The staff found us a place where we could be comfortable. The staff in all areas that I could see was top notch.
Food was excellent. Pork Chop was huge and perfectly presented.

The only negative was the tables are a little to close together.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Seating

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I've had the pleasure of dining at Ditka's several times - excellent food all the way around. The salmon melts in your mouth - not overcooked, very flavorful sauce. Make sure to get the potroast nachos, they are the best!

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★★★★★

I've had the pleasure of dining at Ditka's several times - excellent food all the way around. The salmon melts in your mouth - not overcooked, very flavorful sauce. Make sure to get the potroast nachos, they are the best!

Pros: friendly staff, tasty food, valet parking

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I took my girlfriend (now wife) here and it was very classy. We enjoyed prime rib and steak. The meat came just as we ordered it and the side dishes were delicious.

4
★★★★☆

I took my girlfriend (now wife) here and it was very classy. We enjoyed prime rib and steak. The meat came just as we ordered it and the side dishes were delicious.

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Yes the food is good in the resturant..HOWEVER..I had my sons wedding rehersal dinner UPSTAIRS and to say the service was EXCELLENT woud be putting it mildly. Anne was nothing short of awesome in helping me, and a year later THAT evening is still Big Talk for the people that attended, both Chicagoans and out of towners. I have been here for dinner often and enjoy the bar upstairs....Enjoy the atmosphere, and the food......good eating !!

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★★★★★

Yes the food is good in the resturant..HOWEVER..I had my sons wedding rehersal dinner UPSTAIRS and to say the service was EXCELLENT woud be putting it mildly. Anne was nothing short of awesome in helping me, and a year later THAT evening is still Big Talk for the people that attended, both Chicagoans and out of towners. I have been here for dinner often and enjoy the bar upstairs....Enjoy the atmosphere, and the food......good eating !!

Pros: atmosphere, easy parking, fun

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Mouthwatering taste I love the service and atmosphere, lots of fun.

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★★★★★

Mouthwatering taste I love the service and atmosphere, lots of fun.

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Eating here was one of the real perks of my Chicago vacation. Chicken wings where okay...too much breading though. The bread they brought was served with Brown Sugar butter, which I like very much. I then went to use the bathroom, on the way up there, I met Ditka himself, it was a great suprise! He shook m e hand, and signed a picture for me (Unfountunitly, I had to pay $15 to get the picture from the gift sop). Nice restrooms here as well. My entree was "Da Pork Chop" Hands down the best pork chop i've ever had! A great Bone-In chop in "Ditka's prok chop sauce" which, I was pleased to find in my local Lund's when I got back home. I recommend this place to any out-of-town visitor to Chicago, and to the locals as well!

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★★★★★

Eating here was one of the real perks of my Chicago vacation. Chicken wings where okay...too much breading though. The bread they brought was served with Brown Sugar butter, which I like very much. I then went to use the bathroom, on the way up there, I met Ditka himself, it was a great suprise! He shook m e hand, and signed a picture for me (Unfountunitly, I had to pay $15 to get the picture from the gift sop). Nice restrooms here as well. My entree was "Da Pork Chop" Hands down the best pork chop i've ever had! A great Bone-In chop in "Ditka's prok chop sauce" which, I was pleased to find in my local Lund's when I got back home. I recommend this place to any out-of-town visitor to Chicago, and to the locals as well!

Pros: Valet Service, Great Pork Chop, Ditka!

Cons: , Chicken wings

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Our service wasn't the best from our waitress. I felt like she wrote us off when she saw we were a young couple that didn't order expensive drinks. My husband ended up ordering the most expensive thing on the menu though.

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★★★☆☆

Our service wasn't the best from our waitress. I felt like she wrote us off when she saw we were a young couple that didn't order expensive drinks. My husband ended up ordering the most expensive thing on the menu though.

Pros: Tasty Food, Nice Location

Cons: , Crowded, Noisy

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Mike Ditka's is one of the best restaurants around. My wife and I have eaten here consistently and have never had a bad meal. Last week, we had a special dinner with about 30 family and friends, and they did a superb job. The meal choices were excellent. Everything was prepared just right, and the service was outstanding. To me, the sports/memorabilia/Ditka connection is just a bonus. This is just an all-around great place to eat!

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★★★★★

Mike Ditka's is one of the best restaurants around. My wife and I have eaten here consistently and have never had a bad meal. Last week, we had a special dinner with about 30 family and friends, and they did a superb job. The meal choices were excellent. Everything was prepared just right, and the service was outstanding. To me, the sports/memorabilia/Ditka connection is just a bonus. This is just an all-around great place to eat!

Pros: Food quality, Atmosphere, Food variety

Cons: Small dining area, Upstairs a bit smoky

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Memorabilia in the joint was enormous. The food looked real good, it was too bad I was only there for lunch. The ambiance was real nice. Service was prompt as well.

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★★★★★

Memorabilia in the joint was enormous. The food looked real good, it was too bad I was only there for lunch. The ambiance was real nice. Service was prompt as well.

Pros: Sports Stuff, Food

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Great lunch with dinner sized portions. We ate here for lunch and were pleasantly suprised at how friendly the staff was and at the quality of the food. My wife's club sandwich was huge. Mike is generous with the meat on his sandwiches. I had the pulled pork. It was awesome. Great smoked flavor, lively sauce. The cheese and jalapenos were a bonus. Our waitress was super friendly and very nice. We would have liked to try Mike's for dinner based on lunch, but had reservations elsewhere.

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★★★★★

Great lunch with dinner sized portions. We ate here for lunch and were pleasantly suprised at how friendly the staff was and at the quality of the food. My wife's club sandwich was huge. Mike is generous with the meat on his sandwiches. I had the pulled pork. It was awesome. Great smoked flavor, lively sauce. The cheese and jalapenos were a bonus. Our waitress was super friendly and very nice. We would have liked to try Mike's for dinner based on lunch, but had reservations elsewhere.

Pros: Portions, Friendly Staff

Cons: Walk or Valet

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Wonderful menu w/great Bears memorabilia throughout the restaurant. Signature "paddle steak" was wondeful and it included mashed potatoes, too. A nice bonus considering most steakhouses have a la carte side items.

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★★★★☆

Wonderful menu w/great Bears memorabilia throughout the restaurant. Signature "paddle steak" was wondeful and it included mashed potatoes, too. A nice bonus considering most steakhouses have a la carte side items.

Pros: Sports atmosphere, Cigar Humidor

Cons: small dining room

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Prime rib like a marshmallow! We tried Da Pork Chop, the KickAss Steak, The Fridge Burger, the chopped salad; all were delicious. Nice chocolate cake and cosmopolitan too! Expect to pay the bucks, but it is a very nice treat. Nice entertainment in the cigar bar, and the non-smoking section is nicely non-smoky! Nice service and never an empty water glass!

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★★★★☆

Prime rib like a marshmallow! We tried Da Pork Chop, the KickAss Steak, The Fridge Burger, the chopped salad; all were delicious. Nice chocolate cake and cosmopolitan too! Expect to pay the bucks, but it is a very nice treat. Nice entertainment in the cigar bar, and the non-smoking section is nicely non-smoky! Nice service and never an empty water glass!

Pros: food, service, sports memorabilia

Cons: price, all a la carte

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This place has all the ingredients of an upscale sports bar including a great burger.

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★★★★☆

This place has all the ingredients of an upscale sports bar including a great burger.

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My group of six had diner at ditka's sunday night. We had a spectaculer meal, the drinks were ample and...

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★★★★★

My group of six had diner at ditka's sunday night. We had a spectaculer meal, the drinks were ample and...

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good, hearty, all-american fare - you'll find all kinds of steaks and favorites like meatloaf, pot roast...

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★★★★☆

good, hearty, all-american fare - you'll find all kinds of steaks and favorites like meatloaf, pot roast...

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This restaurant is special because when I was there Mike Ditka actually walked in. The food is delicious...

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is special because when I was there Mike Ditka actually walked in. The food is delicious...

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I brought my wife here before we were married. Very classy joint. The service was great - waiters were at our table frequently, but not so much that we were bothered. We each ordered different steak dishes, and they both came out exactly

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★★★☆☆

I brought my wife here before we were married. Very classy joint. The service was great - waiters were at our table frequently, but not so much that we were bothered. We each ordered different steak dishes, and they both came out exactly

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Mike Ditka returned to town in the form of an eponymous restaurant that scores big with locals and tourists alike. And, yes, lots of cronies drop by hoping that Da Coach is around (an unlikely event). The place is nicely quiet at lunch,…

 

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