Best Steak Houses in Chicago

To be considered one of the best steak houses in Chicago, it requires more than simply delivering delicious, juicy steaks. The right atmosphere and local flavor needs to be incorporated. These elements rank right up there with the steak itself to deliver the overall dining experience the best steak houses have to offer. As an example, Chicago Cut Steakhouse, located on the Chicago River, may not have the tradition of many of the other steak houses, but its ultramodern take on the traditional steakhouse has won both the local population and steak connoisseurs from far...

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Best Steak Houses in Chicago

To be considered one of the best steak houses in Chicago, it requires more than simply delivering delicious, juicy steaks. The right atmosphere and local flavor needs to be incorporated. These elements rank right up there with the steak itself to deliver the overall dining experience the best steak houses have to offer. As an example, Chicago Cut Steakhouse, located on the Chicago River, may not have the tradition of many of the other steak houses, but its ultramodern take on the traditional steakhouse has won both the local population and steak connoisseurs from far and wide.

For people seeking a local place to grab a great steak, there’s an open, but not generally given the proper weight, secret: it needs to have a dry aging room. Dry aged steaks generally lose some of their water content, but they develop an intrinsic, impeccable flavor that comes through loud and clear when you take your first bite; and, it lasts throughout the meal.

With the drought in the Southwest and West, beef prices have climbed and should continue to climb. Thus, the price of a well-seasoned 8oz. filet mignon or other “prime” cut have continued to escalate. There’s no escaping the fact that a first class meal in one of Chicago’s best steak houses is going to cost you, and dearly; but, the tastes you encounter will be long remembered (and compared to other great steaks at other great steak houses. It’s normally going to range from $40 upwards to enjoy the “best of the best” (and that’s a la carte), so you may put it off for a special occasion, but it will always be worth it because consistent, tasty beef is what the best steak houses deliver.

Chicago Best Steaks uses a number of measures to define the restaurant that offer the best steaks. First, the steak house must feature USDA Prime Beef on its menu; the steak house must also offer world-class service; and, stock an extensive supply of wines and spirits, in keeping with the enjoyment and atmosphere that are part and parcel of a great steak house.

Each of the steakhouse included on this site and in our guide is highly regarded by local and national media outlets such as Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times DiRoNA, Wine Spectator and Zagat. So, you as a diner, will know that the quality of the meal and the ambiance of the restaurant will meet your strictest requirements and afford you a relaxing, enjoyable meal.

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