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Gibsons Ranks as Chicago’s Highest-Grossing Independent Restaurant

Five Gibsons Group spots made the country’s top 100

Will Gibsons newest restaurant join is older siblings next year as a top-grossing restaurant?
Barry Brecheisen
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Gold Coast is again the top-grossing independent restaurant in Chicago with $24.7 million in sales. Restaurant Business Online’s annual rankings show that Gibsons brought in $1.1 million less than last year and dropped in the overall national rankings to No. 10 on the Top 100 Independents List. There are 12 Illinois restaurants on the list with nine in Chicago and three in the suburbs.

It sounds like a broken record, as Gibsons continues to hold the top spot for another year. Though Gibsons counts as an independent, Gibsons locations in Rosemont (No. 36, $17.4 million) and Oak Brook (No. 59, $15.8 million) made the list, as did Gibsons Restaurant Group’s Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House in Gold Coast (No. 80, $14.3 million) and Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar in River North (No. 88, $13.8 million). That’s five total for the group among the top 100 in the country. Gibsons just opened a new restaurant, Gibsons Italia. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the new riverside restaurant make next year’s list.

The top-grossing restaurant in America was Tao Las Vegas with $42.4 million. The clubstaurant is planning to soon open a Chicago location. The data is from 2016 receipts.

These are the other Illinois restaurants that made the list:

  1. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (No. 20, $21.2 million)
  2. Primehouse, (No. 26, $19.2 million)
  3. Bob Chinn’s Crab House in Wheeling (No. 30, $18 million)
  4. Chicago Cut Steakhouse (No. 38, $17.2 million)
  5. Shaw’s Crab House, (No. 41, $17.1 million)
  6. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse (No. 70, $14.8 million)
  7. Tavern on Rush (No. 93, $13.4 million)

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 North LaSalle Drive, , IL 60654 (312) 329-1800 Visit Website


, Chicago, IL

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

1028 North Rush Street, , IL 60611 (312) 266-8999 Visit Website

Tavern On Rush

1031 North Rush Street, , IL 60611 (312) 664-9600 Visit Website