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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Steak 48615 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Steak 48, a two-level red meat pleasure palace, serves some of the very best steak in downtown Chicago… with verve and sophistication. Most Chicagoans know Mastro’s Steakhouse, and now the two brothers behind that well-regarded temple of steak (which they sold in 2007) have opened Steak 48, just a few steps away.
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, Chicago33 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
Named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse attracts fans of steak…and sports. Harry Caray was a radio and television sportscaster who covered five major league baseball teams and spent the last sixteen years of his career broadcasting for the Chicago Cubs.
Tavern On Rush1031 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611
For business lunches or romantic dinners, Tavern on Rush, in Chicago’s classic entertainment district, serves some of Chicago’s best steak. The lunch menu at Tavern on Rush will surprise you with a range of delicious chow. There’s the seared tuna, shrimp or crab cocktail and oysters either raw or cooked up in classic preparations like Rockefeller,
III Forks - 111Forks- 3Forks180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, IL 60601
At III Forks, the steaks are Old School; the space is Now; some of Chicago’s very best USDA prime steaks are served in swanky surroundings. In the lead of many of Chicago’s best steak restaurants that provide both unbelievably high-quality red meat in sleek, contemporary environments,
Gibsons - Chicago Rush St.1028 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse: If there’s a Chicago steakhouse that epitomizes what it means to serve red meat right, it’s Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, an institution, a red-blooded American classic. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is the only steakhouse of its kind to receive its own USDA certification – their meat is that distinctively superior.
STK Chicago9 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
Among Chicago steak houses, few say “downtown” as clearly as sophisticated STK Chicago, one of the swankiest places in the city for steak. In an architecturally dramatic space, filled with curves (and no, we’re not talking about the fashion-model servers), the room pulls through a cool wave pattern that’s reflected in the undulating ridges in the ceiling and the circular booths.
Mirabella Italian Cuisine3454 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60618
You might be surprised to learn that some of Chicago’s best steak can be had at a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant like Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar. Surprise! Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar actually takes the place of Mirabell, a German restaurant that had served the Avondale community for years.
Prime & Provisions222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601
With retro charm, amazing service, and steaks dry-aged in house, Prime & Provisions Steakhouse is clearly among Chicago’s best restaurants. Since opening in 2015, Prime & Provisions Steakhouse, on the north end of Chicago’s downtown Loop neighborhood, has impressed diners and critics alike.
Chicago Chop House60 W. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60654
Set in a restored Victorian brownstone, Chicago Chop House offers the same pure downtown steak experience today as it has for 30 over years. Opened in 1986 by Henry Nortown, a veteran restaurateur, on a corner of Ontario Street, a neighborhood now inundated with flashy, conventional dining options,
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.