Management behind essential Chicago steakhouse Benny’s Chop House has announced its impending closure at the end of the month in River North after a decade of serving martinis and steaks. Its final day of service is Leap Day, Saturday, February 29.
Benny’s opened in 2010 at 444 N. Wabash Avenue. In a city packed with steakhouses, independently-owned Benny’s set itself apart with live jazz music and a sleek, dark-hued interior. In 2013, Chicago named it one of the best steakhouses in the city, and noted special appreciation for its attentive and “refreshingly honest” servers. The restaurant featured cuts including Japanese A5 Tajima and Miyazaki beef, available at only a few restaurants in the U.S.
In what appears to be an effort to cut down on the chop house’s expansive wine collection, Benny’s is offering half-off more than 1,300 labels (by the bottle) all month long. There’s still time to snag a reservation before the restaurant closes its doors for good in two and a half weeks.
There’s no word on what will happen to the prime River North space. Come back for updates.