From August of 1966 until July 30 of 2005, Eli’s the Place for Steak called the Carriage House at 215 E. Chicago Avenue home. Although it was a sad day when we closed, we were delighted when the new use of the property was announced–the construction of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. After more than 130 years in Lincoln Park, Children’s is now home in Streeterville on the site of Eli’s the Place for Steak. What a great for the Children’s Family, Northwestern Medicine, the Magnificent Mile Neighborhood and the City of Chicago. To see the bridge to Prentice so that critically ill children can get attention immediately is such a benefit.

The Carriage House was the home for Eli’s the Place for Steak from 1966 until 2005.

Eli’s Welcomes Children’s to our neighborhood–today the Hospital is moving its patients and will call the former site of Eli’s the Place for Steak as its home.



Eli’s remains an active part of the Streeterville/Magnificient Mile Community with the Eli M. Schulman Playground, named for our Founder, at Seneca Park. Opened in 1990 after a major community fund raising campaign, the Park is now bordered by American Girl at Water Tower Place, Prentice Women’s Hospital and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago making it the number park and playground for youth in Chicago and the country.