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100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
+1 312-787-6768
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (33 reviews)
“sandwich” (16 reviews)
“chili” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Cafe, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
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Reviewed 6 days ago

From the outside it doesen't look too much. Once inside you can be sure to get an awesome meal. Mostly meat dishes, excellent beer and also excellent service. I went there for dinner with a good friend who suggested we eat there. Didn't disappoint at...More

Thank Gabriel V
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Gabriel V for discovering us and for having great taste in such smart friends! :) We're very happy that the cuisine and service were spot on. We hope to see the two of you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food & beer selection very good, but service average; my server needed help; he handles entire bar, too much!

Thank Bear55
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Bear55 for popping into SideDoor. We're pleased that the ambiance and food fit the bill but that service lagged. I will make sure to share this with our front of house management. Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. Some of the best food we have had in Chicago! Reasonable priced. Service was grand. Presentation awesome. I have a lot of allergies and they worked with me to keep me food safe. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Would good backMore

Thank a J
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you a J for the great review. We love hearing that service and food were excellent. And it thrills us that our staff did what they could to accommodate you with your allergies. Trust me, I'm in the same boat as you, allergy wise...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famous Lawry's little brother, same food quality, less formal, the place is old fashion style with a lot of wood, I ordered aa Prime Rib Bagette and it was DELICIOUS!! it is served with fresh made chips, we were there for a early dinner the...More

Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you MARILOI for the prime rib sandwich shout out. I will make sure to share this with our culinary team. Thank you!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the ambience of this place. I ordered the prime rib chili, which was really pretty great. I should have just gotten a bowl of that. My entree was the burger with prime rib on it as well (can't remember the actual name) and...More

Thank JStauff
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you JStauff for the review. I do apologize that the Mansion Burger was a disappointment. It's one of our go to sandwiches we recommend to guests but it failed on this day. I will make sure to show this to our Chef and culinary...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Was in town for convention and staying right across the street at the Mariott AC. Based on the good reviews I met a customer at Sidedoor. Wasn't too busy at noon so got a table right away. Very nice young man came quickly to wait...More

Thank JREwing123
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you JREwing123 for taking time to review SideDoor. We're pleased that service was good but that your main entree, the chicken gyro sandwich had very little protein and sauce. We will make sure our Chef sees this and reviews recipes with his line cooks....More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Came for drinks Help was not helpful or attentive Part of our party had to go to bar to get drinks- this is around 9pm so no crowd at all Nice atmosphere,but service is a turnoff Too many places in area that seem happy you...More

Thank codytucker
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you codytucker for taking time to tell us about your unfortunate experience. I do apologize that the staff came across is inattentive and rude. We will make sure to share this review with our staff and review service standards. Again, I do apologize.

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at another restaurant before coming to the side door, but the menu, at SideDoor, looked like everything we wanted to eat! The server was amazing. Very fun and paid attention to serving our food. We only came for desert and had the...More

Thank briannunya
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you briannunya for popping into SideDoor. We're happy that service was spot on and that the dessert and whiskey hit the spot. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Good beer selection, tasty menu, great dessert! Our group had eaten a really late lunch and therefore weren't exceptionally hungry. We were satisfied with a few appetizers, such as the deviled eggs, avocado mash, and cheese plates and saved a little room for the chocolate...More

Thank Hilary W
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you Hilary W for popping in and enjoying what we do best, small little plates, something for everybody. Plus you had my downfall, the Chocolate Cart...so good. Please visit us again. Thank you!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Pricey place. We came in for an appetizer and drink. Chose the corn fritters and they were fantastic! The beer was good. Very cute place and the wait staff were very friendly.

Thank RuNcK
Shannon T, Manager at SideDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you RuNcK for popping into SideDoor for nibbles and beer. I wholeheartedly agree that the corn fritters are fantastic. Thank you!

Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan
Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent
Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago
River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out
neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the
place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with
shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-6768
Enter SideDoor under the big red key on Rush Street to find a turn-of the-century dining space and bar transformed into a casual, one-of-a-kind gastropub. Enjoy our seasonally changing menu, with staples such as the Fork & Knife Pastrami Sandwich and Lawry's Prime Rib Sandwich. Indulge in customized meat and cheese boards and our extensive collection of beer, wine and spirits.
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