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STK Chicago9 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
Among Chicago steak houses, few say “downtown” as clearly as sophisticated STK Chicago, one of the swankiest places in the city for steak. In an architecturally dramatic space, filled with curves (and no, we’re not talking about the fashion-model servers), the room pulls through a cool wave pattern that’s reflected in the undulating ridges in the ceiling and the circular booths.
III Forks - 111Forks- 3Forks180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, IL 60601
At III Forks, the steaks are Old School; the space is Now; some of Chicago’s very best USDA prime steaks are served in swanky surroundings. In the lead of many of Chicago’s best steak restaurants that provide both unbelievably high-quality red meat in sleek, contemporary environments, III Forks balances between both worlds, the time-honored quality of the Chicago steak
Gibsons - Chicago Rush St.4 locations in Chicago
If there’s a Chicago steakhouse that epitomizes what it means to serve red meat right, it’s Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, an institution, a red-blooded American classic. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse...
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, Chicago3 locations in Chicago
Named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse attracts fans of steak…and sports. Harry Caray was a radio and television sportscaster who covered...
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523
In Oak Brook, minutes from Chicago, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille serves up some of the best steaks around, just like downtown…maybe better. Oysters, shrimp and a seafood tower are items you pretty much expect on most steak house menus, and we must admit, we’re always glad to see those familiar options offered.
Chicago Chop House60 W. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60654
Set in a restored Victorian brownstone, Chicago Chop House offers the same pure downtown steak experience today as it has for more than 30 years. It opened in 1986 in River North, a neighborhood now inundated with flashy, conventional dining options.
Maple & Ash8 W. Maple St., Chicago, IL 60610
Romantic, with a beautiful space for some of the best steak in Chicago, it’s Maple & Ash for sophisticated, superb meat-centric dining. The huge central second floor dining room at Maple & Ash is draped with sheer, diaphanous drapery that cushions sound and wraps you in a warm invitation to indulge to the point of excess.
Tavern On Rush1031 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611
For business lunches or romantic dinners, Tavern on Rush, in Chicago’s classic entertainment district, serves some of Chicago’s best steak. The lunch menu at Tavern on Rush will surprise you with a range of delicious chow. There’s the seared tuna, shrimp or crab cocktail and oysters either raw or cooked up in classic preparations like Rockefeller, but there are also some wilder selections thrown in
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
With the surf chops to match the finest steak cuts, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is a favorite in the Chicago steakhouse scene. This Miami import has been a staple in the River North neighborhood since 2000. The dining room evokes a seaside vibe with high ceilings and white tile framed in dark wood, then leads into
Benny's Chop House
“Benny’s Way” is how the people at Benny’s Chophouse explain their strategy for delivering the best steak and wine experience to Chicago. The best steak and the best wine. That’s what Benny’s Chophouse aims to deliver. The best steak at Benny’s Chophouse is USDA Prime and covers all the traditional bases: filet mignon, rib eye and strip steaks.
The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
The Grill on the Alley sounds like a humble joint; turns out, it’s one Chicago place where you can enjoy some of the city’s best steaks. The name “The Grill on the Alley” makes it seem like this will be a Weber set up on a backstreet, serving meat made by a Dad-type guy.
Though getting applause from local and national food critics, Boeufhaus is still off-radar…and the place to go for great steaks in Chicago. It can be difficult finding the very best steakhouses in Chicago. The city does beef so well that diners can despair of all the options available.
Chicago Prime Steakhouse
The best “Chicago” steakhouses need not be within city limits; Schaumburg’s Chicago Prime Steakhouse is a must-hit for some beautiful beef. When you track down a list of the best steakhouses in Chicago, you’ll see Chicago Prime Steakhouse pop up noticeably often.
The Grillroom Chophouse & Winebar
With juicy steaks and fine wines, The Grillroom Chophouse & Winebar is downtown Chicago’s perfect place to have a romantic pre-show dinner in the theater district. Located in the Loop among the lights of Chicago’s many theaters, The Grillroom Chophouse & Wine Bar has long been a favorite of theatergoers.
A chef-driven menu is expected fine dining restaurants. At RPM Steak, Chef Doug Psaltis does the Chicago steak house Italian-style; RPM Italian is around the corner. Chef Psaltis is the “P” in RPM Steak; the “R” and “M” stand for the Rancic and Melman families who co-own the restaurant. Rich Melman
Steak + Vine
Sunday brunch at this La Grange, Ill.-based steakhouse is certainly unconventional. Steak + Vine features classics, of course, such as eggs Benedict, cheesy grits and a signature burger.
Rosebud Steakhouse, part of the iconic Rosebud Restaurants group, is legendary for excellence, serving some of the best steak in Chicago. Alex Dana is the man behind the hugely successful Rosebud Restaurants. A little history is provided by the Rosebud Restaurant’s website:
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Renowned for superior steaks slathered in hot butter, New Orleans-bred Ruth’s Chris Steak House purveys some of Chicago’s very best steaks. The upscale steakhouse chain, which has three Chicagoland locations and dozens more worldwide, underwent a massive remodel in 2015 and 2016.
With its sophisticated ambiance and top-tier steaks, Eddie Merlot’s brings the best of the Chicago steakhouse experience to the suburbs. Sweeping columns, golden lighting, and plush seating: in the area of décor, Eddie Merlot’s easily keeps up with any of the many downtown steakhouses.
Swift & Sons
With a nod to local history and a feel for modern luxury, Swift & Sons is a novel Chicago steakhouse that makes for delicious memories. Swift & Sons is located in Fulton Market, a neighborhood that was once the blue-collar meatpacking district of the city, and the steakhouse pays ample homage to those roots.
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Smith & Wollensky offers one of the most stunning downtown locations-- alongside the Chicago River -- for some of the best steaks around. Smith & Wollensky serves up USDA prime beef, butchered on-site, undoubtedly some of the highest quality meat you will find in Chicago or anywhere in the world.
Michael Jordan's Steak House2 locations in Chicago
Michael Jordan’s Steak House: where one of the biggest names in sports bestows his name upon one of the best steakhouses in Chicago, with both achieve amazing things. With a goal to “elevate the steakhouse experience to the Michael Jordan level,” Michael Jordan’s Steak House invites you to kick off
The Palm Restaurant - Chicago
“The best steakhouse in Chicago,” boasts The Palm’s website, and many would concur with that appraisal. Chicago Magazine puts it among Chicago’s “top steakhouses.” The Palm, located inside the plush and stylish Swissotel Chicago, has long been recognized as both a social and a gastronomic lodestar in Chicago,
Stetson's Modern Steak + Sushi
Undeniably untraditional Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi is an airy dining space where you enjoy prime steak and outstanding seafood, in a casual, refined atmosphere. Rather than being a cavernous temples to carnivorousness, Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi is human-scaled, intimate though extraordinarily professional.
This Italian steakhouse located on the north branch of the Chicago River is a classic, clubby neighborhood eatery, with large picture windows draped in floral chintz, as well as plenty of brick, wood paneling and white tablecloths. Erie Café was opened in 1994 by the Lenzi family, formerly with Gene & Georgetti,
Tavern at The Park
At Millennium Park, Tavern at the Park provides a peaceful respite from the crowds, as well as some of the best prime steak in Chicago. Millennium Park is the jewel of Chicago’s park system, and one of the premier must-go-to locations in Chicago. Tavern at the Park, situated right in Millennium Park itself, is perfectly located to serve visitors to the city as well as the many business people who work in the Loop. In 2016, Tavern at the Park earned a Concierge Favorite award, which is granted by “Concierge Preferred,” a city guide used in many of the best northside hotels to guide guests to the best the area has to offer.
The RL stands for Ralph Lauren, and RL Restaurant is the Mag Mile location for some of the very best steaks you’re going to find in Chicago. You know the Polo brand, right? It’s classy, casual, well put-together and more interested in tradition than innovation.
Final Cut Steakhouse
Final Cut Steakhouse is a classic Chicago steakhouse outside the Loop. Playing at Hollywood Casino? Stay and yourself a drive to the city. Sometimes, the search for the best Chicago steak leads you to a spot in the ‘burbs. If that’s the case for you, head out to the suburb of Joliet (made famous by association with Elwood Blues’
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Jazzy, sophisticated, vintage vibe: Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf notches up even the best Chicago steakhouse with finely tuned cocktails and beef. Consistently rated one of the top restaurants in the city (in fact, it is number three of over 7,700 restaurants on TripAdvisor), Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf bridges the gap between old Chicago and new Chicago,
Mirabella Italian Cuisine
You might be surprised to learn that some of Chicago’s best steak can be had at a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant like Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar. Surprise! Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar actually takes the place of Mirabell, a German restaurant that had served the Avondale community for years.
Sam and Harry's
The best steakhouses aren’t all downtown. OpenTable’s 2017 Diner’s Choice winner Sam & Harry’s delivers a top-notch steak without Chicago traffic and parking. Sam & Harry’s has the chops to deliver a meat or seafood dinner you won’t likely forget. Located in the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel,
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
There’s no pairing like surf and turf, and no Chicago steakhouse that delivers that classic combination like Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House expands upon this one-two punch of dining satisfaction –as it does at sister restaurant Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Gene and Georgetti2 locations in Chicago
The oldest and one of the very best steakhouses in downtown Chicago, Gene & Georgetti is a classic, legendary place for cocktails and meat. 1941, the same year as the United States entered World War II, Gene & Georgetti opened their doors to serve some of the finest steaks in Chicago.
Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House
As one steakhouse closes, another takes its place, with Texas-based Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab House now open in the Gold Coast's former McCormick & Schmick's. This marks the Midwest's first outpost of the steak and seafood sensation, which boasts several locations in Texas, Florida and California, and they've already got plans for a second Chicagoland location in Rosemont.
GT Prime defies expectations, flipping the script on traditional Chicago steakhouse experiences with unique preparations and presentations. GT Prime is located in the hot River North neighborhood, and as soon as you step through the door, you’ll see how GT Prime sets itself apart from other steakhouses in Chicago.
Mastro's Steakhouse - Chicago
The darling of the city’s VIPs and tastemakers, acclaimed Mastro’s Steakhouse in River North delivers luxury and indulgence like no other Chicago steakhouse. Known for big portions, delicious drinks, and a glittering crowd, Mastro’s Steakhouse is the restaurant to go to when you’re looking to impress…and eat very well.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse - Chicago
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the downtown Chicago steak house that serves some of the very best steak and wine in the city. A classic steak house that specializes in the finest in prime steak and wine, as well as seafood, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar nonetheless varies the time-tested formula
Ditka's - Oakbrook Terrace3 locations in Chicago
The west suburban branch of Ditka's offers the same meaty fare.
Steak 48, a two-level red meat pleasure palace, serves some of the very best steak in downtown Chicago… with verve and sophistication. Most Chicagoans know Mastro’s Steakhouse, and now the two brothers behind that well-regarded temple of steak (which they sold in 2007) have opened Steak 48, just a few steps away.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Alone among steak restaurants in Chicago, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House on the Gold Coast offers premium steaks, world class wines…and free jellybeans! Owned by Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, which also owns the Sullivan's Steakhouse restaurants, the massive Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House resides in a regal 24,000-square-foot space.
If you’ve worked up an appetite shopping the Magnificent Mile, chic and stylish Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is the Chicago steakhouse for you.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)
Right downtown, overlooking the river, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steak serves some of the best steak and seafood options in the city. If you need a Chicago steak house with plenty of seafood and steak options within a short walk of your downtown hotel, the Wacker Drive