El Che Steakhouse & Bar
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Sun 5:00PM - 5:45PM 7:45PM - 8:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM
What Insiders Are Saying
El Che Bar is a cool and trendy Argentinian restaurant in the West Loop.
Drinks are outstanding! Food was good, just not great.
El Che Steakhouse and Bar has a wonderful food and beverage program. This is a cutting-edge restaurant!
Great as always!
We brought out of town guest here who were unaccustomed to this level of food. They ended up being pretty demanding of the weight staff despite dishes that were cooked perfectly. I felt super bad the whole time but the wait staff never made us feel anything other than welcome. I regret to say that we were a horror of a table that evening, but this really provides an opportunity for the service to shine. My wife and I LOVED the food and everything else. I would 100% go back again and recommend anyone check it out.
Very chic modern Argentinian food. Delicious and cleanly prepared. It certainly isn't a rustic gaucho, simple empanada y carne place but the food is tremendous, as if a classic Buenos Aires kitchen had contemporary American style and effective capitalism behind it.
We wanted to try El Che for some time. We enjoyed a wonderful Malbec blend for wine. Then, we tried the beef empanadas, the arugula salad, El Che steak and filet. Everything was delicious and we will certainly be back!
The food was great and so was our service! We will be back!
Holy sh*t. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.
Wine by the glass is expensive especially with lackluster pours! Food was okay but also very small amounts for the price! Our waitress came by and actually asked if we were going to order more food! This was after we ordered a glass of wine and an appetizer and had only been seated about 20 minutes. I think they're taking advantage of being in the West Loop where it presumed that everyone just bought a $1 million condo. Won't be returning.
El Che combines good food and fun. Unique open flame cooking visible thru out a comfortable dining area. Energetic and pleasant wait staff.
Food and service was excellent!
Delicious, incredibly reasonable happy hour and the paradilla was heavenly.
The steak was cold For the price does not come with nothing I left there more hungry
Great experience. Well proportioned food and exceptional service.
Started with the empanadas which were great -- the beef being the standout. The jus served with the filet would be amazing on just about anything. Also, drinking half off wine is a great way to spend a Monday in a really beautiful atmosphere. Service could have been better.
We were warmly received and served a very delicious meal, will definitely go back.
El Che was such a special experience. The staff made sure our anniversary celebration was memorable. I highly recommend for a special occasion or date night. The food is incredible, the wine/beer selection is fabulous, and the staff is so smart, knowledgeable and friendly.
Anniversary! Brought us champagne! Excellent food and service!
The Parrillada was COLD!
Everything we ordered was delicious and we cleared our plates! We had the three empanadas, my favorite was the kale and gruyere, so good we ordered a second one. The steak was perfectly cooked, all the sides were delicious. I would definitely recommend this place and will be back
Love everything about Che: Cocktails! Gnocchi! Empanadas! Perfectly grilled meat! Chimichurri! Oh, and our server was a delight. Can’t wait to return.
The The restaurant was beautiful and the staff was very friendly
Food was out of this world and drinks were so delicious .
I will be back
We sat the bar and Patrick the mixologist was very friendly.
Excellent alll round. Cool atmosphere. Great bar.
Consistently awesome food and service. Love this place.
Nice martini poured. Good wine list and the rib eye forget about it! Sides very good and were the oysters. We enjoyed the experience a very nice atmosphere.
Overall an excellent experience. In a party of 6, all the food items were very good to excellent, save for the short ribs which were inedible due to the amount of fat and gristle. Too bad as the flavor was delicious. The other steaks were very good (not premier steakhouse level but very good), the small plates and starters were all delicious. I could have had the pimento cheese appetizer as my meal. Very good cocktails, the females loved the ambiance, and the service was enjoyable. Will definitely return.
Even though we were late for our reservation, we got to sit. The food and cocktails were delicious and served super fast. I loved the interior, very nicely done!
Loved our dinner at El Che. Our server, Bridget, made great suggestions since it was our first time there. Both of our dinners were delicious and we had a great bottle of wine. We will definitely return for another dinner.
All around great experience, like it is every time.
Great food and service. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and gave us gooD advice about the number of dishes we should order. My husband, who is not a kale eater tried the kale empanada and declared it 'delicious'.
My fiancé and I recently came here for Valentine's day dinner. The service was great and the meal was ultimately very good. The only disappointing aspect of the meal was the main course - we ordered a ribeye and were not blown away by the steak or the chimichurri. Given the nature of the restaurant, we expected that to be the best part of the meal. Still a good experience overall.
Been to El Che before and had a great meal. This time was just so so and the service was subpar. Found a rubber band in our broccolini that I almost consumed. Barely received an apology. The server never acknowledged it. The person who brought out the new dish made a joke about it. No check back was done when the new dish hit the table. To top it all off we were still charged for it. Based on tonight’s experience I would probably not go back.
Got the ribeye and it ordered medium rare which the server recommended. Normally we are fine with it but it was so rare neither my boyfriend or I could eat it. Also there was not a ton of flavor. Disappointed. Small serving but yummy potatoes though. Sad they were out of the garlic frites.
Our service was poor. My husband and I started by ordering off the restaurant week menu. He ordered the same meal and she assumed we were sharing. My husband ordered his ribeye Medium Plus and it came out dry and extremely well done. When we we asked her, she said that is how they cook medium plus and was argumentative. She brought out another steak that was closer to medium rare and we just sent it back. They sent out gelato when I complained to the manager.
Excellent food and great service!
The server took more than 20 min to bring our drinks. When she came our wine pours were the equivalent to a tasting (I’m a certified sommelier). The food was mediocre. I don’t recommend the oysters! We’ve been here before and it was better so I don’t know what happened this time but we won’t be back.
We went for restaurant week and had an opportunity to try some of their dishes. Everything was delicious! The carrots were my favorite menu item. Service was great. Drinks were good. We were seated at their community table and it was great because we were able to see the how the food was being prepped. The table is definitely roomier than the other tables so a big bonus for us. Would definitely recommend and we can’t wait to go back.
Great ambiance! Nice wine and bar selection. I was disappointed with the food. Non authentic. Disappointed with Steak. Bland/Dry.....not reflective of the Argentinian cuisine.
Julio was amazing!!