FAQ

How do I get a reservation?
Email reservations@elideas.com or call 312-226-8144 Monday-Friday 11am to 7pm.

Where is EL located?
2419 W. 14th Street, Chicago, IL, 60608

Is parking available?
Yes, street parking is free, and there is access to a lot on the north side of the street.

What if I have dietary restrictions?
EL ideas accommodates vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten-free, pregnancy, and allergies to shellfish and nuts. In regards to religious restrictions, we accommodate shellfish/pork/beef-free diets. Pertaining to more obscure allergies, please inform us upon making your reservation. Please note that as we are a small operation with a small team, we are unable to accommodate vegans and dairy free guests (though we can minimize dairy).

Please alert us upon making your reservation of any and all dietary restrictions or allergies. Please note: the more information/time we can give to our chefs in regards to preparing your meal, the better we can suit your needs.

What beverages should we bring?
Sparkling
Medium/full bodied whites
Medium/full bodied red
Dessert wines
Beer

Where is this place?
2419 W. 14th Street
EL ideas is a part of the Douglas Park neighborhood of Chicago and is located 10 minutes from Chicago Loop/downtown. We share our block with The Watering Hole and Mama’s Southern Kitchen on the corner of Western & W 14th St. Turn down the dead end street; EL ideas is the only business whose windows look out onto the street. There is no signage. 

What if I need a ride to or from EL ideas:
Please be aware that cabs are very limited in the area for your return trip. We strongly recommend downloading the Uber app to your smart phone to order a car.
We recommend driving or taking a cab over public transportation. 

What is the cost of the dinner?
$145/person plus tax and 18% service charge, with the exception of some special events.

How is payment secured?
If we have space on the day requested, an invoice will be sent to you. Your reservation will not be secured until the invoice is paid. If space is filled before your invoice is paid, your reservation request will be cancelled.

What is the dress code?
No dress code. Business casual recommended.

What should we bring for the cooks?
Nothing is necessary. However, bourbon, sour beer, and other obscure treats are very much appreciated.