Can meat be sexy? Well, STK thinks so, so check out what they think a sexy steakhouse looks like. The New York import swings open its doors on Thursday inside the Museum of Broadcast Communications building.
The ONE Group, based in New York, has positioned STK as "women friendly," trying to break the conception that steakhouses are only meant for men. They'll attempt to do that with a DJ booth to bring the club to diners, hoping they'll opt to party after their meal, or even while they're digesting their wet-aged beef. No need to bar hop, as STK's other spots haven't been as concerned about the menu as they are in developing a trendy, and sexy, scene to draw the clientele who would normally roll their eyes at the notion of dining at a steakhouse.
Speaking of the menu, the beef is divided into three sections of beef: Small, medium and large. The most-massive chop is a 34-ounce Cowboy rib steak. Steaks can be topped with a variety of sauces if guests aren't into the natural beefy flavor. Prices are not listed.
STK is attempting to find its footing in Chicago, employing the same design firm, a.k.a. "innovation studio," which worked on STK's two New York spots, as well as in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami. It's a 13,000-square-foot space with 210 seats and strategically-positioned semi-circled-shaped booths lit up by suspended fixtures.
A massive bar is situated in the center of the dining room, there's an additional wine bar, and three private dining rooms. The space takes it cues from other STK locations, with the ceilings shaped with white fiberglass fins fixtures. Check out the photos above.
STK Chicago, 9 W. Kinzie St., (312) 340-5636, open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Sunday; 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.