For Father’s Day, Bring Him to One of Chicago’s Best Steakhouses
When dad cooks for the family, we’re guessing he usually fires up the Weber to grill a steak or two. So, for Father’s Day, you can probably guess what he wants to eat. That’s right, it’s steak. So, on June 20th, take him to one of Chicago’s many red meat palaces, the finest in the world.
Here are ten of Chicago’s best steakhouses, each guaranteed to bring a smile to your father’s face.
Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse. Your dad loves sports, and he loves a good steak. Take him to the one Chicago restaurant that beautifully combines those two passions: Harry Caray’s Steakhouse, the restaurant named for one of Chicago’s most beloved sportscasters, serving some of Chicago’s most beloved – and very best – steaks. Sports and steaks: a winning combination.
RPM Steakhouse. Gorgeous USDA prime steaks are what RPM Steakhouse delivers, along with a dozen fresh pastas made in-house, salumi, focaccia and prime beef meatballs. There are many vegetarian options but standing above all else is the superior, stupendous, outstanding steak.
Gibson’s. The only steakhouse of its kind to have received its own USDA certification, Gibson’s is synonymous with excellent steak in Chicago, and it’s been recognized as the number one steakhouse in the city by Eater Chicago and Chicago Reader. It is a can’t-miss win for Father’s Day.
El Che Steakhouse. Owner/chef John Manion knows meat, and at El Che Steakhouse, he cooks them up on his Argentinian grill. Live fire cooking is a way we’ve been preparing meat since the beginning of time; Manion continues that tradition in style. You’re going to love it.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab. For reasons yet unknown to science, the flavors of the crustacean complement the taste of steak. For Father’s Day, a knock-out one-two punch is a USDA prime steak and a platter of stone crabs from Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab.
Swift & Sons. In the famously trendy Fulton Market area, Swift & Sons stands out as a purveyor of the finest steaks. Trends may come and go, but at Swift & Sons, they know that nothing will ever replace the joy of eating a beautifully prepared steak – and here, they cut the meat into smaller portions, just in case Dad’s in the mood to share (you know he is).
Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf. In a jazzy and sophisticated dining room, Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf is the place where Chicagoans have learned they’ll find the best steak…and a really good time. If you’re tired of the traditional steakhouse (and we *guess* that’s possible, though perhaps unlikely), Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf offers a cool alternative.
Boeufhaus. A French-inflected German steakhouse, Ukrainian Village’s Boeufhaus brings together Old World dining flexibility with the best red meat the New World has to offer.
Maple & Ash. With one of the most elegant and intimate dining spaces in Chicago, Maple & Ash serves superb steak and seafood, all done up over flames, flawlessly served by a highly professional staff. If ask, the server will drizzle pasta with delicious juices.
About Last Knife. For Father’s Day, you might consider taking dad for a stroll along the lake (weather permitting) or a quick tour of the Art Institute; then just walk across Michigan Avenue to About Last Knife, a hip and casual place for the grand man to get his steak on.