Charlie Trotter's

American, BBQ
$ $
816 W Armitage Ave (at N Halsted St.)
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-6228

This venue is closed.


Hurry, you only have until Aug. 31, 2012, to eat at this landmark restaurant. In January, Trotter announced that he'd be closing the restaurant after 25 years of groundbreaking, award-winning cuisine, and instead moving on to academe. The classic dining experience, Charlie Trotter's Grand Menu, with items like Hawaiian big eye tuna with sunchokes, serrano ham, and New Zealand spinach, references a world of influences while remaining quintessentially American.



  • Chef Charlie Trotter makes a cameo appearance in the film "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997).
  • The grand tasting menu was my personal favorite. -Ron Duprat, Top Chef
  • Chicago has more AAA 5-diamond restaurants than any other city in the nation. Charlie Trotter's is one of them.
  • Definitely sit at the Chef Table.. An experience you'll never forget.
  • Try the date pudding, but if you have a strong sweet tooth, go to Chili's for the molten chocolate cake.
  • Truly the the finest meal I've eaten in my entire life. RIP
  • Grand tasting menu + wine pairings 5/5. Get here before it closes in August 2012
  • Just do the tasting menu and matching wines. Chef knows best.
  • Try the chocolate brioche with reduced maple ice cream and caramelized popcorn.
  • Average check size: $666 (Source: Wired Magazine, February 2012)
  • The grand menu is the only way to go!
  • Many say Charlie Trotter's is the best restaurant in America -- while that may be debatable, Chef Trotter certainly put Chicago on the fine dining map with his painstakingly complex food creations.
  • Una delle migliori tavole d'america nel quartiere della vecchia Chicago se prenotate con largo, largo anticipo potrete prenotare un tavolo DENTRO la cucina
  • obvious as its on all the lists, but it lives up to the hype if you are in the mood for something awesome on a special occasion.
  • A self-taught culinary genius, Charlie Trotter has produced some of the world's best chefs and was one of the first to put Chicago on the map as a dining destination.
  • Make sure you take a tour of the kitchen after dinner. Quite impressive.
  • Cozy Place n Tasty n Yummmm food..., Two Thumbs Up...!?!
  • Scenes from the romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997) starring Julia Roberts were shot at this award-winning Chicago restaurant.
  • I've only eaten her once, but it was one of the best meals I ever had.

Nearby places

2024 N Halsted St (btwn W Dickens Ave & W Armitage Ave)