Few restaurants on the East Cobb dining scene can tout the level of culinary and service experience that the iconic Chicago’s Steak and Seafood can. Diners have been enjoying signature dishes such as the prime rib, steak tips and legendary honey butter croissants for 26 years, but few may realize that the team serving up their scrumptious fare has a combined 100-plus years’ experience at Chicago’s. Key staff members include Jennifer Martin with 25 years serving cocktails in the SpeakEasy Lounge; Oscar Galan, Executive Chef/Partner who recently has returned to elevate the quality and consistency of the food providing 16 years of service; and Vicky Prada-Carcamo, Prep Cook who also has also recently returned providing 16 years of total service to assist with ensuring the quality of the sauces, soups, and gravies that the patrons love.

Owner Mark Zwolak is proud when he talks about the Chicago’s team. “Our servers, bartenders, cooks and the heart of Chicago’s, Executive Chef Oscar Galen are the perfect combination of experience and skill to make our restaurant stand out as the apex of quality and consistency,” said Mark, a native of East Cobb.

That combined experience is the reason why diners can expect consistency and quality with each meal. Sauces always smooth and savory; steaks grilled to perfection and a server who can answer every question about the ingredients and preparation of your dish. East Cobbers Carolyn and Bill Polakowski have been regulars for years and were recently in for a date night. “I love that Oscar is back, I knew as soon as I came through the revolving door and smelled those croissants,” said Carolyn. “With the food and now the music on Friday evenings, we don’t feel like we need to drive to Buckhead to get an in-town style meal. It is right here in our own backyard.”

Friday nights welcome the Tom Olsen Trio, a jazz band that transforms the Speakeasy bar into another era. The band plays every Friday evening, gathered around the new baby grand piano bar as guests can enjoy their cocktail or craft beer and enjoy an appetizer as they chat with the pianist.

Chicago’s management continues to add new elements that make for a unique and memorable experience. There is now a Chef’s Table, an opportunity for a couple to dine behind the scenes in the kitchen and enjoy a 4 or 5-course meal specially prepared for them with wine pairings and culinary insight from the chef. The Chef’s Table experience is available by special reservation only. There is also $5 Martini Ladies Night on Wednesdays and Team Trivia on Thursdays.

Chicago’s Steak and Seafood is located at 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell, 30075. Chicago’s is open daily for dinner at 5pm with Early Dining Service Sunday-Thursday from 5-6:30pm.