Chop Shop

4.1
259 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

An authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop offering an assortment of quality meats & cheeses from around the world & local farms. Beverage program features craft beers, cocktails and a globally influenced wine list. The restaurant/bar draws from the Chop Shop’s seasonal items to create an evolving menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Italian
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Hours of operation
Restaurant
Mon–Tue 5:00pm-11:00pm
Wed-Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri-Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–5:00pm

Butcher/Deli
Wed-Sat 11:00am-6:00pm
Sun 11:00am-5:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 537-4440
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Grandt
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Catering
Chop Shop can provide a multitude of food options for many kinds of party needs. We provide anything from Homemade Italian Meatballs or our Signature Italian Sausage to Sandwich trays with anything from our Deli.
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Cross street
Just west of the Six Corners Intersection at Damen
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Parking details
Street parking is available
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Public transit
CTA Blue Line Damen Stop. CTA North Avenue Bus, Milwaukee Bus, Damen Bus
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Entertainment


For live concerts & other performances in the 1st Ward Event space see: http://chopshopchi.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8
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3.9
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4.1
ambience
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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Chop Shop should prepare their staff and kitchen to have a crowded venue. In order to avoid having customers wait a long time for their food

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service absolutely horrendous

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Terrific upstairs outdoor dining. (they have an elevator).
Wait staff was excellent with drink recommendations as well as food. I would recommend the wings and one of the burgers, Fabulous. I would actually give it a 4.5 if I could .

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation via open table , I arrived and the restaurant was actually closed for a private event.

This isn’t the first time this is happened, and it’s just overall disappointing. It’s a great restaurant but the consistency is lack luster.

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to the Chop Shop. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a trendy, upscale experience.

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AJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Loves the burrata and hangar steak and frites

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OT
Chicago
351 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Work lunch on a Monday and the place was dead. Food was mediocre at best which was disappointing bc the decor and setting is cute and I expected better. The walnut apple salad was dry and flavorless which seems hard to do. Probably won’t return.

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V
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. We especially love the hanger steak and burgers. Patio is a great place to be on a summer evening!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Parts of order were forgotten, fries were cold, burger was well done when asked for medium, little to no apology from manager for poor experience and charged full price for all items despite not being fresh or as ordered

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TM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

For a name like Chop Shop, the cuts of meat certainly don’t live up to the name. I’d rate their filet mignon towards the bottom of the list of any filet I’ve eaten in, or outside of, Chicago. My partner had a different steak, and it was also not memorable. We took two friends to dinner, and our table unanimously agreed we wouldn’t choose the restaurant again. Now I see why it was so easy to make last minute reservations on what should have been a busy Saturday night.

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AA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! We really enjoyed ourselves. Kid friendly.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was cute, the food was amazing.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

World Cup match

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Look, I get there was an issue with the kitchen, but to not contact us and tell us beforehand is really crappy. Esp with a party of 12. Seriously? Not impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun spot. Trendy atmosphere but not too much so, just right. Food was spot on. Great service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent

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N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were amazing...cauliflower and truffle fries.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

My finance and I dined at Chop Shop last week and had an awful experience. We had previously dined here once before with no issues. We came looking to participate in their $1 oyster happy hour. When we ordered we were told that we had secured the last 12 oysters. Two minutes later our server informed us that there were only 6 left and we were happy with that. A couple minutes later we were informed that there were no longer any oysters left and that we would have to order something else from the menu. Not ideal, but not a huge problem as we knew the quality of food was good and we could find something else to eat.

My finance ordered mussels and I gave the chicken sandwich a try. Some time passed and we saw our food delivered to the table next to us. Our server recognized that my sandwich was not what the gentleman next to me ordered and had that returned to the kitchen. The woman next to us began eating the mussels that were delivered. A couple of minutes later, our server came back and informed this woman that those were not in fact the mussels that she ordered. She then took them away, out of sight.

Three minutes later our food was brought out to us. My sandwich and fries were cold (as if they had been sitting for a few minutes having been mistakenly brought to the table next to us). My fiances' mussels were also cold. We asked the server if they were the same mussels that were served to the couple next to us - she said they were not and that she had dumped them out herself. At this point the manager came up and asked us if there was anything wrong. We described our suspicion to him and he said he would check with the chef. He came back a minute later and let us know that these were in fact the same mussels that had been served to the table next to us! He offered to have the mussels re-made, and did, but the damage was already done at this point. Not only was food that had been eaten and touched by someone else served to us, the server lied to us about it.

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B
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One our favorite neighborhood gems

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KK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and Service was great. Got a bottle of wine because it was on special that night, didn't realize it wasn't the wine we had ordered till we had already had a glass. Stayed for the show that night that was in the back. Very nice and cozy venue. I would see another show there.

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C
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Checking out CS for daughter’s post wedding brunch! Fit the bill for a casual and fun spot w/ a nice private outdoor space. The food selections we tried were just what we were looking for so they’ll get the contract!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food tasted good but they were out of most drinks we wanted to order... a white wine and two different beers. Also, we ordered oysters since it was the special (buck a shuck) and when we got the bill, they were not on special. The server never told us the deal ended at 7 nor did it say it on the menu (and we sat at 6:30). When we questioned this, she gave us back some money but did not honor the actual buck a shuck deal.

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EG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is awesome and a great value. We had burrata, bacon, burgers, fried chicken and oysters and everything was perfect. Try the truffle fries and burrata for sure.

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E
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and the place was pretty empty. Food arrived cold and a little over salted.

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PZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very accommodating

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was not very good but service was excellent.

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WP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is listed under "steak" and "steakhouse" so we were a bit disappointed to find that there was only 1 steak option to order on a Saturday night. I would NOT list this under "steak" or "steakhouse" as it's very misleading. However, the other food we ordered was very good. The atmosphere is fun and energetic. The waitstaff was wonderful. It's good for a burger joint. Not for a nice dinner night. Fun experience though.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a great experience. I love being able to grab a bite to eat before a show in the back. I had the kale salad and it was absolutely delicious. I also highly recommend the deviled eggs. The only issue was they were very unprepared for the rush of people wanting to eat before a show. I would definitely recommend making a reservation ahead of time, making it much earlier than the show, and arriving early for the reservation if you want to actually get seated. They made it work but it was a little hectic.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Our server was the only one on the entire floor, she was amazing to watch but our service suffered just to being so under staffed. The look and feel of Chop Shop was super fun, but if you want to even attempt to have a conversation it’s not happening upstairs....crazy super loud! Overall a fun place to have a meal.

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TA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Tables not good for high chair, food mediocre.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been to Chop Shop a handful of times and it has been really good. Went back Saturday with friends and it was certainly not bad but it wasn't as good as it has been in the past. Everything seemed to be really salty, outside of the amazing butcher board that we got. Our server was a little absent when we first sat down but by the time we were ordering she was much more attentive and helpful.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal during restaurant week! Service, cocktails, and food were all spectacular.

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MD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Our server was nice. It was Sunday brunch & there seemed to be a bottomless mimosa option which was not mentioned to our party.

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V
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal! Love to go to the Chop Shop when we are in Chicago! Great burgers and the Hanger Steak is fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Years eve

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place with great food. Very pleasantly surprised...it was a real treat.

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Butchers Board had a collection of awful meat and cheese, can only think they use thus menu item to sell whatever is about to expire from the butcher shop.

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MC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of friends. Everybody enjoyed their meal. Our server, Tina, was he best!

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S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Went to hear a wedding band!

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CI
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for brunch, everything was served hot, our server checked back often to make sure we had everything we needed, a bit noisy, but overall a great experience, and the food was delicious!

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