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Harry Caray's

33 West Kinzie St., Chicago, IL - (312) 828-0966
Posted By Gregg on 7/16/2003 9:24:00 AM
We got there on a Sunday evening at 7PM and would have needed 30 minutes to sit in the restaurant. We sat in the bar (our preferance) ... chips were beyond excellent ... appetizers and entree were very good.

I ordered the Pittsburgh/Rare steak ... it was cooked excellent BUT it seemed to have a salty treatment to help the crust along. I don't know what, but it didn't leave a rustic aftertaste. (This is the same steak treatment that St. Elmos in Indy has) I can't quite put my finger on it, but they clearly know how to cook a steak -- texture excellent -- whatever they do to the outside is not needed.

I'll come back. But, I'll probably concentrate on appetizers.

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Chicken Vesuvio is an Italian dish found only in Chicago. The version served at Harry Caray's, the definitive Chicago restaurant, sets a gold standard.
"Chicken Vesuvio is an Italian dish found only in Chicago. The version served at Harry Caray's, the definitive Chicago restaurant, sets a gold standard."
Michael Stern





Porterhouse steak, Italian style. The bat, mitt, and ball are not on the menu, but they signify the baseball theme that infuses this restaurant.
"Porterhouse steak, Italian style. The bat, mitt, and ball are not on the menu, but they signify the baseball theme that infuses this restaurant."
Michael Stern


Harry Caray's is located in an old Chicago building by the river that started as a varnish distribution plant. In the 1930s, mobster Frank Nitti had a hide-out apartment on the fourth floor.
"Harry Caray's is located in an old Chicago building by the river that started as a varnish distribution plant. In the 1930s, mobster Frank Nitti had a hide-out apartment on the fourth floor."
Michael Stern


Note the old brick walls of Harry Caray's dining room. History surrounds you in this classic Chicago steak house.
"Note the old brick walls of Harry Caray's dining room. History surrounds you in this classic Chicago steak house."
Michael Stern


The potato chips on Harry Caray's bar are some of the best anywhere: good excuse (if you need one) to sit and drink beer after beer. They are thick, spuddy, crunchy and salty, probably a lot like what the original
"The potato chips on Harry Caray's bar are some of the best anywhere: good excuse (if you need one) to sit and drink beer after beer. They are thick, spuddy, crunchy and salty, probably a lot like what the original "Saratoga chips" were like over a century ago."
Michael Stern


Everything about Harry Caray was bigger than life. This huge mural on the side wall of the restaurant captures his, shall we say, outgoing personality.
"Everything about Harry Caray was bigger than life. This huge mural on the side wall of the restaurant captures his, shall we say, outgoing personality."
Michael Stern


Harry Caray's is a steak house, but seafood here is no second fiddle. This is a plate of gnocchi loaded with shellfish.
"Harry Caray's is a steak house, but seafood here is no second fiddle. This is a plate of gnocchi loaded with shellfish."
Michael Stern


Harry Caray's bills itself as an Italian steak house. This is its version of the Chicago favorite, Italian beef.
"Harry Caray's bills itself as an Italian steak house. This is its version of the Chicago favorite, Italian beef."
Michael Stern


As deluxe a dessert as there is: tiramisu
"As deluxe a dessert as there is: tiramisu"
Michael Stern



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