Make a Reservation at EL Ideas
To make a reservation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach us at (312) 226-8144, although email is preferred.
Please include the number of guests and the requested date for your reservation and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
There are also occasions where we have cancellations or openings on short notice, so let us know if you’d be interested in a wait list for a particular day.
EL Ideas accommodates vegetarians, pescatarians, pregnancy, and allergies to shellfish and nuts. In regards to religious restrictions, we accommodate shellfish/pork/beef-free diets. In regards to no-gluten, please inform us and we will minimize gluten as much as possible, but we are not offering fully gluten-free meals. Pertaining to more obscure allergies, please inform us upon making your reservation. Please do not view as judgement, but keep in mind that we are a small operation with a small team and it is not feasible for us to accommodate all preferences.
In addition, as EL Ideas is very much an interactive experience, we would like to request the possibility of communal seating. If this is not desirable for you, please notify us in your request.
For additional information, please see this list of frequently asked questions.
Credit card information at the time the reservation is made and the full amount of the dinner (less gratuity) will be charged one week prior to your reservation. Once payment is secured, the reservation would be equivalent to a concert ticket and non-refundable, though we will do what we can from our side to help fill the seats. If we are able to fill them, your money will be refunded less processing fees.
We offer dinner service Tuesday through Saturday weekly, once per evening at 7:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays (unless otherwise noted). Currently, we are only booking through June and through weekdays (not Fri/Sat) in July. Upcoming availability is listed below.
We are open for the National Restaurant Association (NRA) (5/18-21). Email us to claim seats!
Seats to fill:
- Wednesday, 5/29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, 5/30 at 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 6/11 at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, 6/12 at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, 6/19 at 7:30 p.m.
** Keep an eye on our Twitter (@ELideasChi) and Facebook accounts for news on openings!