Chicago's Best Steakhouses

Steak has become one of our most popular national cuisines. The best steakhouses in Chicago, i.e., a destination steakhouse, offer a compelling and complete American dining experience. The glamour of the dining facility itself that can evoke any number of different time periods and levels of elegance from gilded age nostalgia to the Jazz Age, to Mad Men clubbiness; or, even dramatic, contemporary style. The best steakhouses in Chicago offer all this and more.

You can indulge in the total luxury of tender, flavorful, and rarified Prime beef alongside oysters, Champagne, caviar and foie gras, or transcend...

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Chicago's Best Steakhouses

Steak has become one of our most popular national cuisines. The best steakhouses in Chicago, i.e., a destination steakhouse, offer a compelling and complete American dining experience. The glamour of the dining facility itself that can evoke any number of different time periods and levels of elegance from gilded age nostalgia to the Jazz Age, to Mad Men clubbiness; or, even dramatic, contemporary style. The best steakhouses in Chicago offer all this and more.

You can indulge in the total luxury of tender, flavorful, and rarified Prime beef alongside oysters, Champagne, caviar and foie gras, or transcend more elementally with a comforting, classic prime rib carved tableside with Yorkshire pudding and a dry martini. Whatever your style, you'll want to meet for meat at these restaurants rated the best steakhouses in Chicago.

We feel, and we think rightly so, that American prime beef at its best is the finest in the world. Why: because it has more flavor than Argentine beef from cows free-ranging around the pampas; American steaks, when aged well, have more tenderness than French Charolais, which have been bred for tenderness since 878 A.D.; and, more flavor than Italian beef from the Val di Chiana region (these cows feed on grass, and the meat isn't aged after slaughter). Most American cattle feed on corn, which bulks up the cows and gives them a sweet flavor; and, as an added benefit, gives them a rich marbling of fat. This sweetness, tenderness, and flavor are enhanced through long, careful aging at the best steakhouses in Chicago to bring you the ultimate beef experience.

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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