Every Monday
(excluding holidays)


Every Tuesday
$50 Parrillada
(regularly $90)

Chimi Chicken

Every Wednesday
$38 Chimichurri Chicken
(this dish is an off menu item)

Grilling with John: A Class Series by Chef John Manion

Looking to up your grilling game this summer? Join us at El Che Steakhouse & Bar for our Grilling With John series, in which Chef John Manion shares his knowledge learned from grill masters in Argentina and Brazil with 10 lucky guests. Recognized as a “Master of the Flame” by Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel, Manion spent his childhood
in South America, where the weekend asado,
or backyard barbecue, was a way of life.


5pm - 6pm, 50% all bar snacks

- Dinner Hours - 

Monday - Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm
Sunday - 5pm - 9pm

Both the bar and patio (when in season) offer our full dinner menu.


El Che Steakhouse & Bar is Executive Chef/Partner John Manion’s homage to Argentina's beloved asados, those traditional backyard barbecues featuring platters of rustic flame-finished grilled beef. This Argentinian-influenced steakhouse, located just beyond the West Loop’s famed “restaurant row,” has built a reputation as Chicago's go-to destination for beef, wine and live-fire cooking. A 12-foot custom-built grill serves as the inspiration for El Che’s menu, which includes South American-tinged meats, seasonal vegetables, seafood and novel barrio-inflected snacks. Its heat — both figuratively and literally — can be felt throughout the restaurant, especially at the Chef’s Counter and Hearth Table located directly in front of it.

Chef Manion’s passion for Latin America, where he lived as a child, imbues the deeply flavorful dishes and dramatic setting of the charming 100-seat restaurant. The wonderfully simple, ingredient-focused food is complemented by a wine list that highlights the unique varietals of the region. The vibrant cocktail program and lively bar area have secured a loyal following of their own. El Che Steakhouse & Bar has earned a coveted three-star rating from the Chicago Tribune and was named in the “Top 50 Chicago Restaurants” by Chicago Tribune’s dining critic, Phil Vettel.

312.265.1130     845 W. WASHINGTON BLVD CHICAGO, IL 60607   info@elchebarchicago.com