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Knife, Lincoln Avenue’s New Dry-Aged Steakhouse, Opens Today

What’s in a restaurant’s name?

Knife is opening Tuesday in Lincoln Square.
Nick Fochtman

At long last, Knife is ready to slice through expectations for a neighborhood steakhouse. Chef Timothy Cottini and owner David Byers also run Fork up the street on Lincoln Avenue. Over at their new place, officially opening today, they’re serving up premium cuts of beef dry aged on premises.

While downtown Chicago is home to a glut of steakhouses, neighborhoods like Lincoln Square and North Center don’t have as many options when it comes top cuts of meat. Certainly the success Boeufhaus has enjoyed on the Humboldt Park/Ukrainian Village border has helped paved the way for another neighborhood steak spot.

Some of Fork’s regulars have already sampled Knife’s menu as ownership rewarded its most-loyal customers with sneak peeks. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s signage and name remain unaltered, withstanding the social media assault from John Tesar, the Dallas-based celebrity chef who runs a restaurant of the same name. So check out Cottini and Byers’ new restaurant, starting today.

Knife, 4343 N. Lincoln Ave., (773) 799-8283, open 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; closed on Monday and Sunday.


4343 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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