RPM STEAK - CHICAGO
A chef-driven menu is expected fine dining restaurants. At RPM Steak, Chef Doug Psaltis (The opening Chef) 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, of course, is the legendary Chicago restaurateur and the man behind RJ Grunts, Shaw’s Crab House and many other restaurants in the Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises empire. Like other LEYE outposts, RPM Steak is beautifully appointed, in subtle tones of black, white and gray, with lots of rich leather and wood, feeling as much like a club as a dining spot (though without the blaring music! Young people!).