My party and I ordered the Steak Oscar (with crab) and the special of the evening - the beef wellington. All food came out in an appropriate time and everything was cooked to perfection. We were served several desserts that were all amazing, although there may have been a small fight over the banana cream pie. The real star of the night though was our waiter, Christopher S - all three of us were from out of town and we absolutely loved the short conversations we were able to have with Christopher and enjoyed his presence. I will be recommending Joe's to everyone in Chicago simply because of his service.
If you love yourself, even a little, make your way to Joe's. Upon entry, you're greeted like a friend and led into the cozy dining room for seating. EVERYTHING from there was on point. The server, the drinks, the FOOD, (the warm towel after our appetizers was a nice touch) and the dessert! Did I mention the drinks? 👌🏾 This is fine dining, and you'll pay as such, but it's more than worth it. The server was very knowledgable about the company and the story is quite interesting. It was one of my best experiences dining in Chicago! Highly recommend!
I 100% recommend checking Joe’s out! The food and atmosphere was 10/10. The service was also amazing.
By far the best calamari I have ever had. It was delicate and perfectly fried. The stuffed mushrooms were to die for! Honestly, everything was absolutely perfect.
If you’re in Chicago, I recommend making reservations and going here!
Awesome food, great service.
Highly recommend the steak, crab cake (they use no fillers), and the seafood salad - you'll be amazed at the portion. It's not cheap but given the amount of seafood, it's worth the price. Love their bread basket!
Rumors have it that they have the best fried chicken in town, even better than Gus's. I tried it during COVID for delivery and it's seasoned well. Didn't get a chance to try it this time.
Stone crab claws are at market price.
Reservations aren't required but recommended. It's easy to be seated during weekday and weekend lunch time.
This was our first time here. Everything was perfect, and we will be going back. The steak was perfectly cooked, better than expected. The fried chicken, oh, that chicken chicken, our son, was not saying a word while eating it. The king crabs were fresh and tasty. Oysters were superb. Everything that we asked for our waiter, Bob, had the perfect answer for us.
I’m doing a review for takeout. Prices are exorbitant for this type of food. Everything was packaged beautifully. We ordered the large stone crab, Joe’s fried chicken, 4 cheese mac and cheese, sautéed broccolini, and key lime pie. The stone crab was easy to pull the meat out and it was quite tasty. For the price I was hoping for larger pieces for the “large.” ⅘.! Joe’s fried chicken was very good. Chicken was moist and meat inside was flavorful. 5/5. 4 cheese mac and cheese was 5/5. Hard to mess up mac and cheese. Huge portion and cheeses were blended well. Sauteed broccolini was okay. Just tasted like regular broccolini. ⅗. Key lime pie was tart but the right amount. Great way to end the meal. 5/5.
We have now eaten at all three Joe's locations in the US, which consists of Las Vegas, Chicago, and Washington DC. (The original Joe's in Miami is not part of this ownership group) While DC is our favorite location, we had a wonderful experience at the Chicago Joe's. The stone crabs were amazing as usual, and the service was outstanding. This location, like the others we visited, was packed. We highly recommend this establishment!
Amazing food and service. Ate in the boardroom felt like I was super important. Had an amazing meal. See the pics. Stop debating just make your reservation and eat to your hearts content. It will be amazing.
This place was on my list of the best restaurants in Chicago that I wanted to visit, as the reviews on Google and Yelp were impressive, and I expected to have the best restaurant experience. Let's talk about it in detail.
Arrival: We arrived at the time of our reservation (Thu 8.15pm). It's stated that the grace period is 15 minutes or you lose your table. Our wait time was more than that!!! At least we got a nice corner table.
Atmosphere: excellent vibe inside the place, very classy, good-looking people, welcoming and well-dressed staff.
Food: The menu looks impressive. The seafood is definitely a star of the restaurant, and I highly recommend ordering the Whale (the seafood tower) and Belle Du Jour oysters. The stone crab that we had previously was exceptional. The Chillean sea bass with miso glaze was creamy, full of flavor, and super tender. Bone-in ribeye signature prime steak was cooked to order but lacked flavor. It's not melt in your mouth tender as stated in the menu. It was just okay.
Sides: The fried asparagus was delicious, but Jennie's mashed potatoes were very dry and came room temperature.
Service: We got Denise as our server. She seemed to be in quite a rush to get our table served and go home. We were there for a birthday, but she never asked if there was any special occasion. She knew the menu but spoke extremely fast, so it was difficult to understand her description of the food, and we felt very rushed to order. At the same time, she never asked about food allergies. We expected to have relaxed dinner, but as mentioned before, we felt very rushed. After the bill was paid, she had her back to us, and no thank you or goodbye when we headed out.
Verdict: highly recommended the seafood. The server definitely lacked professionalism expected for this caliber restaurant.
Awesome experience enjoying the porter house & the crab claws. Loved their house salad and charred octopus. Amazing customer service and always looked after from options of food and after dinner options. Would like to come back again next time I visit