We offer dinner service Tuesday - Thursday at 7 pm and at 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, with some exceptions. Our dining experience is group-based with all guests dining in unison so please arrive promptly. 

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 party larger than 8 people please call or email us directly to request a reservation.

We are available to take your calls at 312-226-8144, Tuesday – Thursday from 11am to 5pm and Friday & Saturday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. If we are not available, please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, the date which you are interested in, and your party size. 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.

Celebrating with us? Let us know exactly what it is you are celebrating, being as specific as possible so that we celebrate your Guest/Guests of Honor. 

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

Not sure what to wear? We here at El Ideas ask that you dress comfortable, although avoiding flip flops, fitted caps, and anything that could potentially be deemed offensive to other guests. Thank you!

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 If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to call 312-226-8144