Kinzie Chophouse

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Eat Together

Every dish, dessert and cocktail is made in-house with extra heart and soul to be shared with friends and family.

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A one-of-a-kind, single-venue restaurant serving up the best in steak, seafood and homemade pasta dishes. This woman owned and operated steakhouse is a gem in the Chicago restaurant scene!

An authentic Chicago neighborhood restaurant, The Kinzie Chophouse is nestled in the River North neighborhood. Steps away from the Merchandise Mart and tucked under the L tracks, we are both a local favorite and a repeat destination for visitors to the Chicagoland area. We welcome guests to a warm and cozy dining room—complete with excellent service, impeccable food and jazzy background tunes to blend together for a true Chicago experience. 

Kinzie Chophouse takes center stage with our expansive selection featuring exclusive cuts including a 14 ounce USDA Cowgirl cut with tremendous flavor and unique to our menu. Seafood options rotate with the season and are brought in fresh daily. We offer a variety of chicken, pastas, and salads as well as daily lunch and dinner specials.

Our Award-Winning Wine list is something to covet, with over 430 bottled selections and over 25 wines by the glass - all are sought out by the Owner & Sommelier, Susan Frasca. You are sure to find a palate-pleaser with multiple selections of each varietal and international and domestic selections.



Includes cocktails, beers, and wines by the glass

let us set the table for you

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Susan Frasca

General Manager, Owner, and Chef

The Chicago Tribune’s dining critic, Phil Vettel, named Susan Frasca “1998’s Quickest Empire Builder.” The Frasca Hospitality Group is Chicago’s largest female-owned restaurant conglomerate and an important presence on the Chicagoland restaurant scene.

In 1998, when Susan purchased the restaurant, the scuffed up walls, harsh lighting, sagging floors and dingy exterior were hiding the amazing jewel of a dining spot that it would become. “I wanted a place where people could feel comfortable pulling up a chair and calling it their second home. Whatever it took.The result is a total transformation that has put The Kinzie Chophouse at the top of the restaurant list for both locals and Chicago visitors.

The Frasca Hospitality Group continues to be a leader and sets the standard for fine dining in Chicago. The Kinzie Chophouse will be celebrating its 25th year milestone in early 2016!


Samantha Klotz

Director of Sales

Samantha heads up our Sales, Marketing, and Private Events department at the Kinzie Chophouse.

Samantha comes to Kinzie Chophouse with a Consumer Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and eight years of sales and marketing experience from various industries including: professional sports, fitness, and technology. While she has not been a part of the restaurant industry long or often, she brings her passion and enthusiasm into everything she does, especially wine and food. 


Colleen Morris

Senior Manager & Wine Director

Colleen comes to us with 18 years of restaurant experience beginning in the western suburbs of Chicago managing a local restaurant continuing on to bartending throughout Chicago and out in Boystown where she held a 5-year position as Front of House Manager on the Boston Harbor, at one of Boston's largest outdoor venues.
Colleen heads up the wine program for Kinzie Chophouse alongside the owner, Susan Frasca. She has an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing from IADT – Chicago. Bringing her customer service and marketing skills to the table, she is a valuable member to the Kinzie Chophouse team.

Christine Soriano


Christine began working in the restaurant industry as a server over 25 years ago.  She has worked in all facets of the industry, mainly nationwide corporate restaurants in Chicago and Los Angeles where she was a part of the opening training team for several new locations. Her fine dining experience stems from the notable Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. In 2005, Christine moved into the Front of the House Manager position at The Grill on The Alley here in Chicago and worked her way up to Assistant General Manager.

Kinzie being the first independent restaurant she has worked for, she was drawn to it for being an authentic neighborhood restaurant with an award winning wine list. But, most importantly, the down to earth, warm and genuine caring atmosphere she experiences everyday.


Bob Reinke

Senior Manager,  Beer & Spirits Director

Bob Reinke has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Beginning in Fontana, WI. Bob got his fine dining start while working at The Abbey on Lake Geneva’s private dining room, The Tour du Bois. He has been a part of Chicago icons including the The Grill on the Alley. Bob handpicked Kinzie Chophouse for the next step of his journey, thrilled be part of a 26-year-old restaurant with a great history.  

Bob enjoys running marathons, cooking and tasting fine wines. To Bob, the best part of the The Kinzie Chophouse is the people. As a family man, he believes the Kinzie’s family is one you won’t find anywhere else and they are what make each experience at Kinzie’s something memorable for everyone. 


$25 Gift Certificate

All certificates will be valid for one year after purchase date. Not redeemable for cash. Certificate must be used in its entirety during one dining visit. 

$50 Gift Certificate

All certificates will be valid for one year after purchase date. Not redeemable for cash. Certificate must be used in its entirety during one dining visit. 

$100 Gift Certificate

All certificates will be valid for one year after purchase date. Not redeemable for cash. Certificate must be used in its entirety during one dining visit. 

happy hour


Available daily | 4pm-6pm| Kinzie Bar and Patio only

Monday - 1/2 Priced Draft Beers

Tuesday - Buy one get one free Bar Menu Appetizers

Wednesday - 1/2 Priced Sangria

Thursday - Buy one get one free Bar Menu Appetizers 

Friday - 1/2 off Specialty Cocktails

*Above promotions combined with the purchase of a bar menu food item


Every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday we offer 50% off bottles of wine with every 2 entrees purchased! 

*Offer not valid with any other specials, promotions, or offers. Wine from regular list only. Limited releases, reserves, mature vintage, large format, and Napa Premiere wines not included. 

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