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.

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let us set the table for you

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Susan Frasca

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 10 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 loves learning about food and dining all over the city discovering new things! She brings her passion and enthusiasm into everything she does, especially wine and food. 


Colleen Morris

General 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 Boston 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.


Liz Keaty

Manager & Beer Director

Liz is very excited to join the Kinzie Team! She earned a bachelor's degree in Speech-language Pathology from Elmhurst College and a master's degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Ball State University. After nearly 10 years in behavior intervention, child development and special education, she returned to an equal passion - hospitality!

Liz has worked in hospitality since she was a teenager. From Mom and Pop neighborhood restaurants, microbreweries, gastro-pubs, to The Alinea Group. And in positions from hostess, server, bartender, event coordinator and Maitre d'.

Outside of work, Liz lives in Lincoln Park with her boyfriend, Ryan, and dog, Travis. They love exploring the city together, eating absolutely everywhere, going to concerts and catching a Cubs game.


$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

Join us from 4pm to 7pm to enjoy...


$5.00 select beer, wines by the glass, and cocktails


Buy one, get one Bar Menu items

(See bar for current selections)


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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