Eddie V's - Chicago
The Chicago location of this revered steakhouse franchise is nestled among The Shops at North Bridge, one of the premier collections of fine stores along Michigan Avenue. After a long day taking in the sights and seeking out the sales, you’ll find that this restaurant proves a welcome reprieve. Soft lighting sets the mood among the plush booths and sleek, polished bar. The space creates a feeling of intimacy, allowing you to enjoy the company of your party without the deafening din of a noisy dining room. Live daily performances from jazz musicians heighten the excitement of the scene – and the anticipation of deliciousness to come.
The experience lives up to the luxurious surroundings. Service at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is off the charts. With knowledgeable servers who anticipate your every dining need, you can relax knowing that you will be well taken care of and in high style. Allow yourself to be guided through an extraordinary steak dinner (and if you are there for a particular occasion, be sure to let them know. Birthdays are extra special at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood).
True to its name, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood serves up prime cuts of beef alongside fresh and flavorful seafood, holding to the highest standards both sides of the surf and turf menu. Their oyster bar is a perfect way to start your meal, featuring varieties from both the east and west coasts. If raw isn’t your preference, the batter-fried oysters are equally delicious, served in a light curry with cilantro and pickled Asian cucumbers.
Other appetizer standouts include potstickers filled with spicy shrimp and pork, the chilled shellfish tower, and truffled steak tartare presented alongside chilled Maine lobster. These dishes will excite your taste buds and get you ready for the dishes to come.
The soups and salads offer both classic flavors and unique takes on the traditional meal accompaniments. Maine lobster bisque is a rich combination of lobster, cream, and cognac, while the crab and corn chowder gets a lush kick from the addition of smoked bacon. For those craving greens, the warm goat cheese salad with wild mushrooms and champagne vinaigrette or the heirloom tomato salad with bufula mozzarella will be a perfect addition to your meal.
The starters are great, but the steaks will steal the show at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. The USDA prime steaks are well seasoned and seared to perfection. Portions range from the 8 ounce center cut filet mignon to the 22 ounce bone-in ribeye. These mouth-watering steaks easily stand on their own, but the menu offers three “Indulgences” for a true treat. Add oysters, crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp, or a South African lobster tail broiled with butter for a full-blown surf and turf extravaganza.
You can find other delectable preparations of the high-quality steaks under the Chef’s Classics portion of the menu. Filet medallions are served up Oscar style with jumbo lump crab, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce. You can also try the 16 ounce New York strip au poivre, dressed in a cracked black peppercorn cognac sauce. These preparations add an extra pop of flavor with a nod to steakhouse traditions.
When looking for sides to complement your steak, check out the crab fried rice, an unusual side for a steakhouse, it comes ready to wow with buttery chunks of crab among woodsy mushrooms and scallions. Roasted beets with candied walnuts are a delicious mix of earthy and sweet that will perfectly play off the savory and salty flavors of your prime cut of beef. On the more classic end of the side-spectrum, the au gratin cheddar potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon and shallots are perfect selections to devour alongside your steak.
The desserts at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood are varied and freshly prepared in-house each day. Hot blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream will take you right to a summer night on a wraparound porch. The dark chocolate and toffee s’mores elevate the childhood snack to a dreamy confection worthy of the exquisite surroundings. The hot bananas Foster butter cake, accompanied with creamy butter pecan ice cream, gets well-deserved rave reviews. Of course, the beloved standards of hot chocolate Godiva cake and crème brulee are available as well to sweetly finish off your meal.
The luxury of the Magni
ficent Mile is reflected perfectly in Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. In the service, the menu, and the décor, you’ll find a top tier Chicago steakhouse experience that caps off a day spent among the glitz of Michigan Avenue.