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El Che Steakhouse & Bar
Cuisine: American, Argentinean, Brazilian, Latin, New American, Steakhouse
An independent restaurant worthy of your time and tastebuds, El Che Steakhouse & Bar is inspired by Chef John Manion's love affair with South America and specifically Argentina's renowned... Read More
An independent restaurant worthy of your time and tastebuds, El Che Steakhouse & Bar is inspired by Chef John Manion's love affair with South America and specifically Argentina's renowned Asado-style eateries. Executive Chef and Owner, John Manion, cooks 90 percent of the menu on the open fire, (a 12-foot custom-built wood-burning hearth) furnishing that undeniable smoky flavor to Hangar steaks, pork chops, NY Strips, bone-in Ribeyes, quail, and swordfish, among others. El Che's Parrillada, meant to be shared, features a variety of traditional meats, including morcilla, chorizo, tira de asado and sweetbreads. "It's a representation of a Sunday afternoon in Argentina," says Manion. Ordering empanadas as a starter is mandatory and do try the red and green chimichurri sauce on your steak. For dessert, the caramel flan and cheesecake with yerba mate and a ginger snap crust are outstanding.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: It has all the spot-on elements for fall and winter: it's cozy, dark, warm and sensually smoky from the 12-foot custom-built wood-burning hearth.
- Best for Steakhouses Because: For flame-licked steaks and South American dishes from a Midwest perspective, El Che will make you say, "ole."