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Tour Knife, Lincoln Square’s New Steak Haven From the Folks Behind Fork

Eat meat at cherry red booths on Lincoln Avenue

Nick Fochtman

Chicagoans just can’t seem to get enough red meat so Lincoln Square is getting a new steakhouse concept on Oct. 18. The team behind neighborhood favorite Fork is bringing Midwestern-sourced, dry-aged beef to a popular stretch on Lincoln Avenue. In addition, executive chef Timothy Cottini will create dishes utilizing seafood flown in directly from Hawaii.

Although Knife isn’t the first steakhouse to open in the area this year, it’s a far departure in style from Latin spot Artango Bar & Steakhouse, which is located just a few blocks away. The 60-seat space is designed by owner Paula Byers and features a sleek dining room that catches the eye with its cherry red booths and chairs. Similar to other new steakhouses popping up all over town, Knife eschews the classic, old-school feel for a more modern vibe. There’s plenty of lighting to brighten up the place along with artwork and wood paneling lining the walls. A bar in the back of the room also offers extra seating.

It’s been an eventful last few weeks for the restaurant, complete with a quarrel over the name, but the grand opening is almost here. Carnivores can take a gander at the full menu and head to Reserve to make reservations. Those who can’t wait that long can get an early preview by liking and then messaging Knife on Facebook for a table between Oct. 11-16.


4343 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 799-8283