Chicago Steak Restaurant

The best steakhouses in Chicago are mostly a throwback to a more indulgent time, when railroads reigned as the most modern and attractive form of transportation and Chicago was the junction where the people wanting great meat in the East could match up with the cows delivered from the Great Plains and everyone could be satisfied. A steak, by any measure, is a juicy hunk of guilt-free perversion. Yes, we know it’s bad for our arteries and can shorten our life, but what’s life without enjoyment or without the pleasure that makes it worth living (OK,...

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Chicago Steak Restaurant

The best steakhouses in Chicago are mostly a throwback to a more indulgent time, when railroads reigned as the most modern and attractive form of transportation and Chicago was the junction where the people wanting great meat in the East could match up with the cows delivered from the Great Plains and everyone could be satisfied. A steak, by any measure, is a juicy hunk of guilt-free perversion. Yes, we know it’s bad for our arteries and can shorten our life, but what’s life without enjoyment or without the pleasure that makes it worth living (OK, I’ll substitute fish or so other organic mishmash after indulging; but please, let me hold onto that indulgence; it keeps me alive and looking forward to tomorrow.).

There's an unabashed masculinity that still defines the best Chicago steak restaurants - what with its dark walls, low lighting, and plush seating - such that even the most modern of restaurants on this recommended list can be fitted within their generic confines about two seconds after one passes through the front door.

To a great extent, this almost anachronistic element is their very charm. Creamed spinach, Caesar salads made table-side, butter-soaked green beans, over-sized portions, bartenders who don't flinch when you order an Old Fashioned - these are the little delights one luxuriates in at one of our recommended Chicago steak restaurants. Well, that and the well-aged beef. Be it wet or dry aged, these Chicago steak restaurants take top notch beef, cook it at impossibly high temperatures, and serve it in a way that you just can't replicate at home. Makes you ready to try it now doesn’t it?

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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