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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Tavern On Rush1031 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611
Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast, and also the so-called "Viagra Triangle," Tavern On Rush is both a neighborhood hangout and upscale steakhouse.
Mastro's Steakhouse - Chicago520 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654
The famed West Coast steakhouse chain moved east in 2010 with the opening of its River North outpost in the former home for Blue Water Grill and Spago. Considered one of Chicago's Top 10 steakhouses for business-related gatherings, Mastro's offers a class
STK Chicago9 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
The Chicago outpost of STK is located in the heart of River North, bringing the pulse of New York to the Midwest. It is at the top of the list for the well-heeled carnivore, who comes here for the steaks, chops and
Prime & Provisions Steakhouse222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601
This band of businessmen behind this modern steakhouse successfully evolved from bar guys to some of the most respected restaurateurs in Chicago. First with the Italian-focused Siena Tavern and now with Prime & Provisions, their projects appeal to an upsc
Chicago Chop House60 W. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60654
Gene & Georgetti’s. Morton's. And Chicago Chop House. When people think of classic Chicago steakhouses, these three come immediately to mind. And while Chicago Chop House opened in 1986--long after the aforementioned--it's certainly earned its place as an
Gene and Georgetti500 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60654
Recognized as Chicago’s oldest prime steakhouse, Gene & Georgetti was founded in 1941 by Gene Michelotti and Alfredo Federighi (who was nicknamed "Georgetti" after a famous Italian cyclist). While both are now gone, their legacies live on with the River N
III Forks - 111Forks- 3Forks180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, IL 60601
Tucked away in the quiet residential neighborhood of Lakeshore East in the downtown area, the slick III Forks certainly stands out. It’s one of the few places where you can get a great prime aged steak in the Chicago Loop, and it doesn't hurt that you can
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, Chicago33 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
The flagship Harry Caray’s steakhouse in River North features an award-winning menu with the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites in an iconic Chicago setting. Named "Best Steakhouse in Chicago" by a number of local and national media ou
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.