To make a reservation, please email us at and include in the subject line the number of guests, a telephone number, and the date you are requesting.

We offer dinner service Tuesday through Thursday at 7 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, with some exceptions. Please be prompt. If you are flexible or have back up dates, please specify them in the body of the email.

Alternatively, you may call us at 312-226-8144, Monday – Thursday from 11am to 7pm and Friday 11am to 5:30pm. If we are not available, please leave a message. Please note that email is preferred.

For additional information, please see this list of frequently asked questions.

We are now booking through February. Please contact us to request a reservation.

Last Minute Availability:

Saturday, November 22nd at 9:30pm

Wednesday, November 26th at 7pm

Tuesday, December 2nd at 7pm

Friday, December 5th at 5:30pm

Friday, December 5th at 9:30pm

Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm

New Year’s Eve at EL ideas

We are now accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve

EL ideas will be offering 2 seating times: 6pm and 10pm

Please email for pricing and to book a table


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