El Che Bar
Thursday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday - Closed
Blueline - Grand
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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
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.
Great dinner and cocktails here. Really enjoyed the lighting and setting and the waitstaff was fun and attentive. Thanks for a nice pre-theater night!
Great ambience, great food and great service!! The staff and chef was very attentive but most importantly food was amazing! I would recommend going to this place for any events or just a casual dinner. Definitely going back!!
The food was very good. Menu is mostly steak following Argentinean cuts with a couple of alternatives, but they have vegetarian options. I felt that portions were on the smaller side so you will need to order an appetizer and side dish along with your main entrée. Excellent wine list. Service was outstanding. The ambiance was a little too noisy, maybe because the music was too loud, pushing us to speak louder to hear each other. Good location in the West Loop but not in the crowded streets of Randolph or Fulton Market.
We loved the food and the service but found the noise level to be too high and the music offputting.
Great restaurant! I had a reservation, but something came up, so they let us come in later
This is lovely restaurant, saw them in top 30 Chicago. Definitely recommend for a treat. Excellent service and food. Like out of this world, above and beyond service.
Food was outstanding - my friend is a vegetarian and she had plenty of delicious choices too
Absolutely one of my places places in the city!
Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t have asked for better service, food or scene. The empanadas were life changing.
Everything was great except for the food.
My cocktail was average but everything else was great!
Just fantastic! What a gem, and the food is delicious. Loved our waiter, the ambiance and the whole evening. We would highly recommend!
Wonderful service and incredible ambiance. Food was outstanding as usual and the chefs were a pleasure to talk to. We always love it here!!
The steak was very good. I was disappointed in the empanadas and everything else we ordered was just ok. It's too bad...I really wanted to love this place.
Loved the food and the ambiance!
This past Saturday, I attended El Che Bar with my husband for the first time although it was my second time at the restaurant. The food and atmosphere were just FANTASTIC. I highly recommend their grilled oysters and pork chop dinner! We will definitely be going back!
Excellent food but several of our orders and the table next to us were incorrect or swapped. My girlfriend yelled at me because we didn’t get garlic fries.
Meat meat meat. This place is one of my favorites.
Excelente service! Dinner was fantastic!
The service here is incredible!
Fantastic food and service. Everything we had was delicious
The food was amazing! A group of us shared a bunch of dishes and they were all outstanding
Fun atmosphere, great food. Busy but fast service. Unique Argentinian food
Fantastic food. Loved the small plates. The oysters, pimento cheese and fry bread, carrots, and shrimp were incredible. Steak was good. Very chic restaurant with great quality
Delicious food, a bit pricey, relatively limited options with just 3 mains other than beef, cool ambience, and reservations available last minute. Got the gnocci, flank steak, empanada, and arugula salad - all of which were amazing. Also got the fish and carrots which were just ok.
I booked a reservations for a girls night dinner to celebrate a bachelorette. The cocktails were unique and delicious, the ambiance was perfect for a fun night out and the food was on point! We were able to share plates and had great service! Would highly recommend again for a fun night out in Chicago!
Excellent experience. I ate at El Che Bar with my wife to celebrate her 28th birthday. The staff was extraordinary from the moment we walked in the door through the moment we left. Multiple people wished her happy birthday and they placed us in a spectacular spot near the open grill. The ambiance was amazing and the food was even more spectacular. They had the most attentive waiting staff of any restaurant that I've ever been to in Chicago. Highly recommend El Che Bar. Will be back soon!!
Very nice place. Small plates and entrees. Trout was AMAZING. Chicken delicious. Waiter was terrific. Thanks for a lovely dInner date. Will be back!
Loved it - could not have had a better time!
Food was amazing - steak was perfectly cooked, and the vegetables were awesome too! Staff was super friendly and even poured some free champagne for us (we were celebrating our annniversary)!
This restaurant was fine, the food was ok but not excellent. What really cost them was their pricing was that of a top notch restaurant. If I am going to pay $50 for a steak plus alacart sides at 8 to 15 per option I would expect much more than I got from this one. My wife's medium well was more like Well to burnt and my medium was mostly pink not red. for almost 100 per person I could have gone to RPM steak or Joe's and had a much better experience. I would choose Tango Sur or Folklore as superior Argentinian restaurants at %60 of the cost every time going forward.
Flank steak was not cut correctly and as a result was very tough. A chef should know how to properly cut this piece of meat. I was not impressed with the steak this time at all.
Great Service, Food, and Atmosphere. I will return!
We loved everything about this restaurant and our dinner - food and service were outstanding. Looking forward to returning!
They have a great week day three-course prix fixe! Food is always superb.
Took my husband here for his birthday. They gave us each a complimentary glass of rose. We shared a kale salad which was delicious and big enough to share. I had NY strip steak and he had flank steak with a side of broccolini (also big enough to share) and mashed potatoes. Both steaks were so flavorful and cooked to perfection, and we had leftover to take home. Too bad we didn’t have any room left for desert. Will def return here!
We had an excellent experience at El Che for my wife's 30th birthday dinner. Food is creative and small plates allow you to try a little bit of everything while feeling more than satisfied by the end of the meal, unlike a lot of 'tapas' or 'small plate' restaurants. Price was very reasonable, service was quick and efficient and our waiter had great recommendations and pairing ideas. Terrific ambience and will absolutely return.
Were celebrating anniversaries with a lovely meal.
Very good experience. Excellent service and top not quality meal.
Perfect from start to finish! 👍