Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago - Chicago
The New York-based steakhouse chain steaks a claim on the Chicago River in a major way. Smith & Wollensky's signature green-and-white striped awning is a fixture in the area, and its one of the first sights to behold for those rolling down the river on one of many tour boats.
But there's so much more to offer beyond the pretty exterior. For more than 10 years, steakhouse enthusiasts have been coming to this River North outpost for prime steaks, premium seafood and an excellent wine list to match. This, of course, is quite a feat in an area boasting a number of high-profile steakhouse concepts, including Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, Chicago Cut, Prime & Provisions and STK.
Highlights on the menu range from a bone-in Kansas City cut sirloin to Yellowfin tuna steak.