Au Cheval

Burgers, Diner
$ $
800 W Randolph St (at S Halsted St)
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 929-4580
10:00am - 1:00am
10:00am - 1:00am
10:00am - 1:00am
10:00am - 1:00am
10:00am - 1:00am
10:00am - 1:00am
9:00am - 12:00am

Is the burger served at Chicago’s relative newcomer Au Cheval "the perfect griddle burger?" According to Bon Appétit, it is. Its beauty lies in its simplicity: two patties (or three if you order a double) of no-frills ground beef topped with Cheddar, Dijonnaise, a few thin slices of pickles, and served on a soft toasted bun from Chicago’s Z Baking. The patties are wonderfully crusty, the fries are fried in lard, and just about everything about this burger is perfect. -Dan Myers


  • The generous schmear of mayo, the melted American cheese and the chopped raw onions that cut through the beef with a piquant bite are the real stars of this burger.
  • The General Jane's Fried Chicken ($16.50), which is twice fried and lacquered with a dark, sticky and entirely addictive honey-ginger-chili sauce, is a must-have.
  • This stylized diner does lots of things well. But the griddled burger is probably the best.
  • If you dont get bacon on your burger, you're doing it wrong
  • "Gluttony" is AC's middle name. The "single" burger is actually a double and it's topped with steak-thick bacon and crispy potato hash doused with duck heart gravy.
  • I am amazed at how something as familiar as a burger and fries can become such a new experience to me. It happens at Au Cheval.
  • The cheeseburger here may look like a simple, griddled double patty burger, but don't be fooled: this burger is what food writer Francis Lam calls "tremendous work, thin patty diner style magic."
  • Best burger in Chicago.
  • $4.00 surcharge for ONE piece of BACON. REALLY???? Really big ripoff.
  • Best. Burger. Ever.
  • Try the burger with their steak thick bacon and foie gras. I was shocked to find the add on to be an uncommon request, it's so good!
  • Try the Zachary daiquiri. Best drink on the planet.
  • Nourriture authentique et savoureuse.
  • Get the cheeseburger w/ egg & bacon. It's amazing! The bloody mary's are awesome too.
  • Fried bologna sandwich is awesome. Bread and butter pickles balance out the richness.
  • The juicy fried housemade bologna sandwich is exquisite enough to hoist the underappreciated sausage into superstardom.
  • If you want a better burger go to Grange Hall. If you want foie, try Maudes. If you bologna, go to Paul Kahan...he will still do it better and w/o the tude.
  • Ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale.
  • Double cheese burger with bacon can't beat it.
  • Jesus Christ the burger.

Nearby places

737 W Randolph St (at Halsted St)
820 W Randolph St (at Green St)
806 W Randolph St (btwn Halsted St & Green St)