We are currently offering a limited amount of reservations online. If you are looking for a same day reservation, you must call, email or use the Reservation Request feature. Check back often, as the inventory is updated continually. If a date or time slot is sold out (red colored), you can select the 3rd option (Reservation Request) to enter your preferred date and time and be put on the waitlist. You can make a Reservation Request for any date in the future. If we can accommodate you, we will send you an invoice to complete. If you have a large party (more than 6 people), please use the reservation request feature.

We offer dinner service Tuesday - Thursday at 7 pm and Friday - Saturday at 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, with some exceptions. Please be prompt. 

Alternatively, you may call us at 312-226-8144, Tuesday – Thursday from 11am to 7pm and Friday 11am to 5:30pm. If we are not available, please leave a message. And of course, we are available via email at:

EL ideas does our best to accommodate guests with dietary restrictions; including vegetarians, pescetarians, pork/beef free diets, and guests with allergies. We are, unfortunately, unable to accommodate vegan and dairy-free diets, although dairy can be minimized. PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE WHEN NOTING RESTRICTIONS OR ALLERGIES, including the number of guests the restrictions applies to.

Cancellations or date changes need to be done at least 7 days prior to you reservation.


Valentine's Day table for two is almost sold out. Double-date discount for a table of four.  


Next available reservations:       

Wednesday, February 21st @ 7:00pm 

Tuesday, February 27th @ 7:00pm 

Wednesday, February 28th @ 7:00pm



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Don't want to book online? Can't find the date you want? You can still fill out the web form and we will get back to you.