Easter Sunday at Benny’s is Special
March 27, 2014
We have prepared something for everyone in the family.
Our Prix Fixe Easter Brunch is served from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Don’t miss the Banana Bread French Toast with Maple Whipped Cream and Candied Pecans, and more…
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Benny’s Easter Bunny has prepared a special Children’s Prix Fixe Brunch Menu, and will be joining the fun festivities at each table decorating Easter Cookies. Remember your camera and capture this memorable moment!
View the Kids’ Easter Menu
Benny’s will offer our Easter Dinner Menu from 3:00pm until 9:00pm, which features the best selection of USDA Prime steaks in Chicago, and more…
View the Easter Dinner Menu
Jazz will set the mood for the entire day featuring Fred Simon and the Calvin “Koco” Brunson-Julie Ponce Duo.
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Valentine’s Day at Benny’s
January 20, 2014
Join us on Valentine’s Day for our FULL Dinner Menu, Chef’s Specialty Menu Items, and Valentine’s Inspired Specialty Cocktails.
Reminder to request one of our cozy booths – “The Most Romantic Tables in Town” by Urban Daddy!
Benny’s Specialty Items will be available Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15.
Chicago Restaurant Week
For 2014, Chicago Restaurant Week has been extended to a 14-day dining event that will take place at restaurants throughout downtown, the neighborhoods and suburbs from January 24 to February 6.
At Benny’s Chop House, Restaurant Week has been extended to a FOUR WEEK dining event that will take place from January 24-February 24!
The annual culinary celebration will feature a very special prix fixe menu for $22 for lunch at Benny’s (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).
Please click here for a Restaurant Week Menu Preview!
Join Benny’s on Thanksgiving, November 28
November 23, 2013
Chef Carlo has been working overtime. The food tasters have too. But it’s all been worth it!
This Thanksgiving Benny’s will be offering our guests and their families a sumptuous, traditional Chef inspired feast! We’ve gone out of our way to offer the traditional Thanksgiving meal that everyone expects, but with all those special Chef touches that you can only get at Benny’s.
View our Thanksgiving Day menu.
The turkey is slow roasted to “fall off the bone” tenderness. The country style stuffing is made in house with house-cured bacon, caramelized onion, and fresh garden sage. The carrots are honey glazed and flame caramelized just before being brought to the table for maximum sweetness. The green bean casserole features delicious cremini, oyster, and shiitake mushrooms and crispy shallots. The roasted sweet potatoes are honey glazed and topped with tasty rosemary marshmallows. Plus traditional creamy mashed potatoes, and a special Benny’s spiced cranberry and port jam to top off your plate!
And what would a Thanksgiving feast be without a dessert from our pastry chef?
This Thanksgiving he’s prepared two seasonal inspired treats:
Traditional pumpkin pie with smoked nutmeg and cinnamon, served with warm star anise
infused cranberry chutney and soft Tahitian vanilla bean cream. Delicious!
Three Sister’s Pecan Pie with Angel’s Envy Bourbon-Caramel Sauce and “Grains of Paradise” Egg Nog Ice Cream. Amazing!
Turkey, mashed potatoes, spiced cranberry and port jam with two additional sides for $34.99.
Our USDA Prime steak and fresh seafood menu with appetizers, soups, salads and sides is also available.
There is simply no better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than Benny’s!
Make your reservations now!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
We hope to celebrate it with you!
Benny’s Participating at the Hamburger Hop
September 21, 2013
Sept 27-29 at Millennium Park
Watch Chef Carlo Lamagna talk about the Hop on NBC-5
Details and tickets here
Visit Benny’s on National Cheeseburger Day, 9/18
September 18, 2013
Wednesday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day.
Read more at Luxe File Chicago
Saturday, November 16 – Benny’s is very proud to participate, once again, in the MS Soirée!
August 21, 2013
Friday, November 1 – Benny’s participates in the Spirit of Youth Benefit in honor of the National Runaway Safeline
October 18th – Watch Benny’s on Check Please!
Friday, September 27 – Benny’s Chop House once again will participate in Chicago Gourmet’s annual kick off event, the Hamburger Hop!
Chicago Gourmet 2013 presented by Bon Appétit
Produced by the Illinois Restaurant Association and Bon Appétit magazine.
Chicago Gourmet 2013 – a celebration of food and wine – is one of the nation’s most anticipated culinary events.
Sept. 18th – Friends of Chicago Gourmets
Chef Carlo and the team at Benny’s are delighted to welcome Chicago Gourmets, as always! Please join us for an outstanding luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 PM.
Download invitation/reservation form, or sign-up here.
2013 Green City Market Chef’s BBQ
July 2, 2013
Benny’s Executive Chef Carlo Lamagna is delighted to be a part of the 2013 Green City Market Chef’s BBQ!
“One of the best summer events in Chicago, this grand picnic is held every July in picturesque Lincoln Park, with the fabulous Chicago skyline as a backdrop. This beautiful venue is ideal to showcase some of Chicago’s finest chefs, the who’s who of Chicago’s culinary scene. All dishes served at the BBQ feature items offered from the bounty of the market with nearly 100 chefs/restaurants creating culinary magic. In addition to food, locally made beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.”
For tickets and more information, see the Green City Market Chef’s Website here.
Benny’s Executive Chef Carlo Lamagna on DNAInfo.com
Benny’s Chop House is excited to welcome Executive Chef Carlo Lamagna! Read about his career, accomplishments, and goals on DNAInfo.com Chicago and check back soon for his full bio.
Executive Chef Carlo Lamagna on DNAInfo Chicago
May 29th Chicago Gourmet Event at Benny’s
April 18, 2013
Join us at Benny’s for an unforgettable event with Chicago Gourmet! See the below invitation for details on the menu and how to RSVP by May 25.
Chicago Gourmet at Benny’s Chop House- PDF
Benny’s Celebrates Administrative Professionals Day
April 16, 2013
Benny’s is celebrating Administrative Professionals Day. Beginning Monday, April 22 and continuing through Friday, April 26, you can treat your administrative professional to an enticing selection off our lunch menu. Click on the “Menus” tab above to view our full lunch menu. Every administrative professional who joins us for lunch throughout the week will receive a $25 gift certificate for their next visit. Please call 312.626.2444 to make a reservation.
Benny’s Celebrates National Poultry Day
March 21, 2013
Benny’s lunch menu boasts two terrific chicken selections including a Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($9.99) topped with buffalo mozzarella, roasted red bell pepper, arugula, crispy prosciutto, and served with Benny’s famous hand-cut fries or an Asian Blackened Chicken Salad ($11.99) with grilled pineapple, edamame, scallion, carrot, cucumber, and mint with ginger vinaigrette.
Read more at Examiner.com.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Benny’s
January 24, 2013
Benny’s will be offering our special Restaurant Week Menu for lunch during the ENTIRE month of February.
View the menu.
Benny’s Chop House Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. throughout January by Serving His Favorite Dessert – Pecan Pie
Benny’s Chop House pastry chef Aaron Lindgren has added a special sweet treat to Benny’s dessert menu just in time to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day – pecan pie. Historians say the southern gentleman loved the nutty, crusty dessert, which is believed to have originated in New Orleans. Go on, abandon that New Year’s resolution on January 21 (and throughout the month of January) and indulge at Benny’s in honor of Dr. King.
Download the recipe.
New Year’s Eve at Benny’s Chop House will be a celebration of great food and jazz artistry
December 26, 2012
Benny’s Chop House has planned the biggest jazz extravaganza in Chicago for New Year’s Eve 2012. Six of Chicago’s finest jazz performers will grace Benny’s beautiful lounge area while diners enjoy the many American contemporary culinary delights.
The entertainment begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 1 a.m. Featured artists include the Sherry Scott Duo and the Lynn Hilton Quartet. Both Scott and Hilton are considered among the greatest jazz vocalists to make Chicago their home. The Sherry Scott Duo features Sherry Scott on vocals and Corky McClerkin on piano. The Lynn Hilton Quartet features Lynn Hilton on piano and vocals, Dexter Sims on bass and vocals, Dudley Owens on saxophone and Malcolm Banks on drums.
Benny’s New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature non-stop music from 5 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, Benny’s will present chef’s specials for the evening and a champagne toast at midnight. Delicious special dishes include Chestnut & Brandy Bisque with Candied Porcini Mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and Crispy Kale “Caesar Salad” with Crab Fritters and Osetra Caviar, Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Ricotta Gnocchi and California Fig-Port Wine Reduction, Black Truffle Studded USDA Prime Beef Tenderloin with Celery Root-Turnip Pave, Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms and Perigold Truffle Jus.
Join us on Christmas Eve, December 24
December 4, 2012
Featuring our signature a la carte menu, the feast of Seven Fishes, live music and holiday beverages! Noon – 9pm
Join Us Thanksgiving Day, November 22
November 15, 2012
Make your reservations now for Thanksgiving Day. Benny’s will be serving a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and our regular a la carte menu. Children’s menu available, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Menu includes Butternut squash soup or house salad, organic turkey breast, braised turkey leg, chestnut stuffing, green beans, sweet potato, cranberry sauce and apple-sage gravy.
Make a donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and win a Benny’s gift certificate
October 15, 2012
For every $25 donated your name will be entered for a chance to win gift certificates for 12 of Chicago’s top steakhouses, valued at approximately $1,400! The drawing for one winner will be held at noon CST on Friday, Nov. 2.
Join us for a North Shore Distillery Party at Benny’s Chop House, November 2nd
Enjoy complimentary cocktail tastes and culinary treats at the Bar at Benny’s from 4-7pm.
Please join us as we celebrate the award-winning handmade spirits of North Shore Distillery at the bar at Benny’s Chop House.
Enjoy tastes of amazing North Shore spirits including the very special Benny’s Cocktail – the Corpse Reviver #444 – featuring North Shore Gin #6, Lillet Blanc, Orange Liquor, Lemon, with an Absinthe Rinse. During this celebration, Benny’s will be offering complimentary passed appetizers for our bar guests between the hours of 4-7pm on Friday, November 2nd.
Celebrate National Seafood Month this October at Benny’s Chop House
October 4, 2012
National Seafood Month is celebrated during the month of October, and Benny’s Chop House is an ideal place to celebrate the occasion. With more than 25 menu items of succulent seafood dishes, the restaurant’s name could as well be Benny’s Chop House and Seafood.
Read more at RestaurantNews.com
Benny’s Wins Oyster Shucking Contest
October 3, 2012
The winner of the Chicago Gourmet Supreme Shucker 2012 oyster shucking contest is Luis Pedroza of Benny’s Chop House.
Read more at the WBEZ website
Benny’s Chop House Celebrates August Food Holidays
August 16, 2012
Celebrate National Rum Day, August 16th, and National Banana Lover’s Day, August 27th, at Benny’s Chop House
Benny’s Chop House Receives Safe Harbor Certification
August 14, 2012
Safe Harbor Certification is the most comprehensive seafood safety program ever created. Through a stringent testing and screening process Safe Harbor Certification removes uncertainty to allow consumers to enjoy seafood with the utmost confidence.
National Filet Mignon Day, August 13th at Benny’s Chop House Chicago
August 13, 2012
National Oyster Day at Benny’s Chop House, August 5th
August 4, 2012
Whether you like them for their briny flavor or for their purported sexual enhancing qualities, oysters star on National Oyster Day, Sunday, August 5th. Benny’s Chop House offers American East to West Coast oysters in their raw bar dinner menu for $14.99 a half dozen and $26.99 a dozen. Additionally, as a weekly homage to the bracing mollusks, Benny’s host Oysters Wednesdays, featuring a multitude of specialty oysters from Delaware Bay, New Brunswick, Cape Cod and other regions — starting at 25 cents. This is available with a two drink minimum, beer or wine pairing, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cecile Savage and Calvin “Koco” Brunson at Benny’s Chop House
July 30, 2012
Benny’s Chop House Joins Nationwide Effort to Save Bristol Bay
The world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery is in danger. A proposed mine in the Pebble deposit could destroy the sea life in its neighboring rivers.
Visit Benny’s for our house-cured maple-glazed thick-cut bacon!
Benny’s will be Participating on the FIA Futures Cares Great Chicago Steak Out, Wednesday, November 1
July 29, 2012
Benefitting The Chicago Food Depository. Read more
Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon and Benny’s Chop House
July 12, 2012
The Bristol Bay region in southwest Alaska is home to the largest sockeye salmon habitat on Earth.
The Bay’s freshwater salmon habitat and the regions ecosystem is under threat from foreign mining corporations.
The future of Bristol Bay, 40 million sockeye salmon, 14,000 fishing jobs, and abundant wildlife are all in need of our support.
During the month of July, join Benny’s Chop House for our Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon run.
Mother’s Day at Benny’s Chop House, May 13
April 25, 2012
We will be open from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm.
Join Benny’s on Easter
March 16, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Dinner 12pm – 9pm
Featuring Chef’s specialty menu items, a visit by the Easter Bunny and fun Easter drinks for adults and children!
Easter Specials Include
Slagel Farm Baked Ham with Minnesota Wild Rice
USDA Prime Rib with Rosemary Garden Potatoes
Colorado Lamb Shank with Pickled Pearl Onions
Bone-In Alaskan Halibut with Grilled Ramps
Chocolate Pudding Cake with Toffee Ice Cream
* In addition to our Full Dinner Menu *
Support Benny’s Bar Manager, Deidre Hays, and Breast Cancer Awareness this Sunday, March 18th at Speed Rack Chicago
Join LUPEC CHICAGO, the United States Bartenders Guild of Chicago for a unique charity event. See the best female bartenders from Chicago duke it out in a top bartender competition of speed and accuracy. Judges will crown Miss Speed Rack Chicago.
Sunday, March 18, 3pm to 7pm
1375 W. Lake Street, Chicago Il 60607
(312) 666-6775 Tickets available online in advance $25
February 8, 2012
Celebrate Restaurant “Week” at Benny’s Chop House
For the entire month of February, 2012!
View Restaurant “Week” menu
Valentine’s Weekend at Benny’s
February 7, 2012
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend at Benny’s Chop House.
February 10-14, 2012
View Valentine’s Day Weekend menu
Super Bowl Sunday at Benny’s February 5, 2012
January 31, 2012
Enjoy complimentary appetizers while watching the game on our large-screen televisions!
Mushroom Truffle Flatbread
Tomato Pesto Flatbread
Short Rib Sliders
Beef Tenderloin Sliders
Chicken and Beef Satay
Oyster Wednesdays are back!
January 9, 2012
The ever-so-popular Oyster Wednesday returns to Benny’s Chop House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bar and North Lounge. Every Wednesday, customers will enjoy a selection of premium oysters by flights of six. “Benny’s will feature five to six different east coast and five to six different west coast oysters each Wednesday,” says director of operations Mitchell Schmieding. We’ve also paired specialty cocktails, wines and craft beers to go along with the selections.
New Year’s Eve: An exciting culinary and musical journey featuring the Greta Pope Ensemble
November 26, 2011
The lights will shine on Benny’s Chop House this New Year’s Eve, as the amazing vocalist Greta Pope brings her full quintet, The Greta Pope Ensemble, to Benny’s Chop House for a full evening of musical pleasure. This top notch ensemble of Chicago’s finest music makers, together with Benny’s renowned food and drink, will create a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration, certain to be one the most romantic, sophisticated – and festive - evenings in the Windy City. The music will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 1 a.m.
The Greta Pope Ensemble will offer a unique music lover’s journey through its superb renditions of jazz standards, lush romantic ballads, sensuous Brazilian Bossa Nova classics and inspiring Broadway favorites.
Featuring Greta Pope and her magnificent vocals, the ensemble includes such in-demand players as Paul Coscino on piano, Scott Mason on bass, Steve Magnone on drums and Audley Reid on saxophone. Paul Coscino has been a regular at Benny’s Chop House over the last several months as accompanist for award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocalist Greta Pope. He is a graduate of DePaul University’s School of Music and is one of Chicago’s top musicians. Scott Mason has been on the faculty of The Roosevelt University Music Conservatory since 1984. He is a graduate of Grinnell College and is a much sought-after jazz musician in Chicago and beyond. Steve Magnone maintains a busy performing schedule around the Chicago area. He is a graduate of DePaul University’s School of Music and has served as the Percussion instructor at Triton College in River Grove, Ill., for the last 12 years. Audley Reid’s passionate approach to contemporary jazz transports listeners to an island of musical paradise, a direct result of his Jamaican/Cuban heritage. “Reid” is a true Chicago musical gem.
Benny’s Chop House Thanksgiving celebration is a mouthwatering feast, rich in variety and flavor
November 15, 2011
Benny’s Chop House celebrates Thanksgiving 2011 with a contemporary nod to tradition. The acclaimed steakhouse will offer guests a special Thanksgiving menu in addition to many selections from the regular menu, making it the perfect spot for those seeking a casually elegant feast sure to please your friends and family. Benny’s Thanksgiving celebration will be available from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. View menu.
Benny’s special Traditional Turkey Dinner ($29.99) begins with a choice of delicious House Salad or soup of the day followed by butter basted organic turkey breast, braised turkey leg, chestnut-stone fruit stuffing, sweet potato, and giblet-sage gravy. To enhance your feast, you can order the special fall salad-Port-Poached Apple Salad, with arugula, watercress, Maytag blue cheese and sweet potato puree ($14.99), or Benny’s special side dish, Pumpkin Sage Bread Pudding ($14.99). When it comes to dessert, Benny’s pies are always a crowd favorite and, on Thanksgiving, Benny’s serves an inspired version of pumpkin pie: Grandma’s Traditional Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Seed Praline ($7.99)-just the right amount of sugar and spice in a rich, flakey crust. Another amazing special dessert for Thanksgiving is Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé with Eggnog Crème Anglaise, made from locally grown pumpkins ($12.99).
If you or your companions prefer to indulge in a fish entrée rather than the traditional turkey, you will love the delectable Minnesota Walleye Pike with Ginger-Chive Sauce, served with Pumpkin Sage Bread Pudding and Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($34.99). This item is from Benny’s fall dinner menu and is extremely popular.
Benny’s regular menu selections are also sure to be a big hit on Thanksgiving. In addition to the wide selection of USDA Prime Wet Aged Steaks, such as the magnificent Bone-In Filet Mignon (16 oz., $64.99) and USDA Prime Dry-Aged Steaks like the delicious Bone-In Rib Eye (16 oz., $47.99), Benny’s now offers delicious USDA Prime Natural Steaks, specially raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free. Choose from a 7 oz. or 10 oz. Filet Mignon ($36.99/$49.99), 16 oz. Rib Eye ($42.99), 12 oz. New York Strip ($36.99), 18 oz. Bone-In New York ($44.99) or a 10 oz. Skirt Steak ($24.99). All Benny’s steaks can be ordered with enhancements such as Lobster Tail, Foie Gras, Oscar Style, King Crab Legs, Maytag Blue Cheese, Jumbo Sea Scallop, Barbecue Chili Rub or Béarnaise.
Among other new items on the fall menu are a luscious vegetarian pasta appetizer, Butternut Squash Tortelloni with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Ricotta Salata, Brown Butter-Sage ($8.99) and two new sides: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with caramelized onion and bacon ($7.99) and Root Vegetable-Potato Gratin ($8.99).
Easter at Benny’s Chop House, April 24th
April 19, 2011
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Celebrate with brunch specials including eggs Benedict with lobster or beef ($14.99), Mediterranean-style frittata ($14.99), strawberry and banana-stuffed brioche ($14.99) and rosemary-crusted lamb leg ($33.99). A special menu for kids is also available.
Vote for Benny’s!
February 10, 2011
Support Benny’s in the “Best New Steakhouse” category of TimeOut Chicago’s Eat Out Awards, and write us in as your choice for Crain’s Best Restaurants 2011.
Preview: Israel Idonije Foundation & Benny’s Chop House Event
January 28, 2011
Save the Date for an opportunity to support the Israel Idonije Foundation at Benny’s on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
Celebrate your loved one with the perfect sweetheart cocktail at Benny’s…
January 27, 2011
St-Germain and Benny’s Chop House have partnered in the creation of specialty cocktails to enjoy with your Sweetheart during the month of February!
Imagine “THE BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO” featuring Citadelle Gin, St-Germain, Sparkling Wine and Citrus Zests combine to make this unbelievable cocktail designed for a couple to share. Benny’s will be open Saturday, February 12, Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day.
Benny’s Chop House Recommended by Michelin
January 2, 2011
“In the shadow of Trump International, this newbie does something others may have thought impossible in a meat and potatoes town: created a reason for being yet another steakhouse, where macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable.
The splendid service in particular is what makes Benny’s a standout. Unsure what cut of steak will appease your appetite? Trust the waiters’ wise words for they are well-versed in the caliber and characteristics of the different cuts.
Should you order a fish that needs filleting, of course they will be happy to strut their stuff with trolley service at your table. Classic side dishes and even less expensive dishes (budget friendly burgers) round out the menu, but the rational and ravenous know to go for a steak and seafood.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE STAFF AT BENNY’S FOR THIS INCREDIBLE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PRESTIGIOUS MICHELIN GUIDE!
Celebrate Children & Family on Sundays at Benny’s Chop House
January 1, 2011
Each Sunday this winter, children dine at Benny’s with our compliments! For example: Chicken Noodle Soup, Petite Filet with French Fries, and an Ice Cream Sundae with Chocolate Sauce. This special complimentary children’s menu is offered on Sundays from 3-7pm. The menu is provided for each child, per adult, based on a two course adult menu.