Chicago Steakhouses: Catering to the Carnivore
In Chicago's world of restaurants, steakhouses are undoubtedly a favorite. The spread of choices across the city grid is overwhelming. Perennial favorites like Chicago Cut Steakhouse and Gibson’s still require reservations made way in advance to score a coveted table.
Chicago sports celebrities like Mike Ditka and Michael Jordan each has his own namesake steakhouse with impressive menus. Creative chefs keep things exciting and fresh and they introduce unique ways to prepare their steaks like David Burke’s Primehouse does by dry-aging its meat in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room.
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Serving the city's best "power breakfast" as well as a dynamic lunch service featuring carving stations with prime rib, ham and turkey.
Local Expert Tip: "Order the lobster mac and cheese!"
David Burke's Primehouse dry-ages its meat in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room on its premise which gives its steak a nice earthy and rich flavor.
Local Expert Tip: "Pre-order its signature dessert: red velvet cake in a can."
In addition to a great selection of steaks, Mastro's appeals to seafood lovers with its Seafood Tower.
Local Expert Tip: "Order their signature warm butter cake!"
If you need to host a business lunch or dinner and want to impress, make reservations at Gibson's.
Local Expert Tip: "Reservations will avoid a three-hour wait."
- Cuisine: Argentinean, Barbecue, Latin, Steakhouse
- Average Main Course Price: $14
- Neighborhood: Lake View
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Local Expert Tip: "Meet the friendly, colloquial owner."
- Cuisine: American, Continental, Seafood, Steakhouse
- Average Main Course Price: $35
- Neighborhood: River North
Patrons of Joe's seek it out for its seafood just as much as its steak.
Local Expert Tip: "Order the stone crab claws."
- Cuisine: Steakhouse
Built in an old fire station, The Chicago Firehouse offers a great Chicago steakhouse experience with a neighborhood feel.
Local Expert Tip: "Snag a spot outside, one of the nicest outdoor dining areas in the city, and sip a martini."
While steakhouses can add up, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse offers a Prix Fixe Menu everyday from 5:00-6:30 pm for just $49.95.
Local Expert Tip: "Order the double smoked bacon for appetizers."
Lawry's is where the chef wheels a cart of beef to your table and cuts your steak off the bone right in front of you.
Local Expert Tip: "Order the famous spinning salad!"
Burgers, pork chops and steaks are all available at this meat-loving restaurant where Mike Ditka makes regular appearances.
Local Expert Tip: "Order the pork chops!"
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