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Fork’s New Steakhouse, Knife, Slices Into Lincoln Square Next Month

No need to drive downtown for dry-aged beef

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It’s been six months since the last update on Knife, the beefy new 60-seat restaurant from the owners of Fork in Lincoln Square. Ownership now, via a news release, says they’re gearing up for a mid-September opening at 4343 N. Lincoln Ave. The stars of the show are the in-house, dry-aged steaks —something novel to Chicago’s neighborhoods as the majority of steakhouses are downtown.

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The steaks — which will come from farmers in Iowa and Illinois — will be served with house-made steak sauce, frites or onion strings. They range from a 10-ounce sirloin ($25) to a dry-aged beef ribeye for two ($89), carved and plated table side.

Side dish highlights include a twice-baked potato filled with Fontina and wrapped in bacon, as well as a macaroni gratin with cheddar and Jarlsberg.

The same team behind the wine program at Fork will try their magic at Knife. They’ll offer about a dozen wines by the glass from bottles and four kegged wines. They’re growing their own herbs for the cocktails, and infusing spirits. One example is orange peels steeped in brandy and vodka and cloves for in-house Cointreau.

Check back for more juice on this beefy project as Knife gets closer to opening.