536 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: American, Cafeterias, Italian, Steakhouse, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
09/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I love this place. We have been several times and always had excellent service. The very best thing I've had... and the reason I will always go back.... is the grilled calamari appetizer. Delicous! The Mediterranean Pasta (also with calamari) is my 1st choice for dinner. I've had a steak only once, and it was ok but not memorable. When the weather is nice, the patio on the river is also lovely.
12/16/2003Provided by Citysearch -
The salad and potatoes that come with your $30. (plus) petite filet (which was tasty at med. rare) were AWFUL. Plain iceberg (read white) lettuce-and overdone, fried, hard cottage potatoes - unedible. For that kind of price, where's the nice spring mix greens? And at least include a baked potato. (extra potato choices are extra $$ as well as $7.50 side dish of mushrooms) Rip off. There are too many other wonderful places in Chicago to try Erie Cafe again.
03/10/2003Provided by Citysearch -
The first time I went to the Erie Cafe, I thought my filet was over-cooked. I ordered my steak medium-rare but, the steak arrived medium-well. I didn't send it back and was disappointed with the taste which I attributed to the over-cooking. I tried the restaurant again some time later and again ordered a filet medium-rare. The steak was more rare than medium but still acceptable. The taste however, was not acceptable. The steak was very bland. The sides were okay but not impressive. It is ashame because the atmosphere great as is the location. I cannot recommend this restaurant.