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Chicago’s Top Steakhouses

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Maple & Ash offers one of Chicago’s finest steakhouse experiences.
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Chicago is historically a meat-and-potatoes kind of town and as a result, many of the country's top steakhouses reside here. The following 20 spots are the best of the best thanks to their exemplary service and impressive selections of dry-aged steaks and luxurious wagyu beef. So whether it's a special occasion or just a casual date night at home, don't settle for anything less than the perfect cut.

As of October 30, Chicago restaurants can no longer serve customers indoors. Still, a number of Chicago restaurants have outdoor seating. The state now requires reservations for patio dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Artango Bar & Steakhouse

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4767 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(872) 208-7441
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Chicago’s gateway to Argentinian cuisine can be found at this lively Lincoln Square restaurant. Artango channels the spirit of Buenos Aires thanks to a 1920s theme, live music, tango dancing, and an array of grilled meats. The grass-fed beef range from short ribs to ojo de bife (heart of rib eye), and they’re served with house-made chimichurri or oyster-malbec sauce. Steak flights are also an option for diners looking to share or sample multiple cuts. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

A platter of sliced steak.
Take a culinary journey to South America at Artango.
Artango [Official Photo]

2. Tango Sur

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3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago
IL, 60613
(773) 477-5466
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For steak that won't break the bank, Lakeview’s beloved Argentinean restaurant is the place to go. All the standard cuts are available — the filet mignon topped with red onion wine sauce is a best seller — and come with salad. The kitchen also prepares items such as sweetbreads, short ribs, and blood sausages. There’s a BYOB policy so bring a bottle, but get there early to land a table because it’s always busy. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

3. Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar

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3454 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 463-1962
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Headed by former Gene & Georgetti veteran Arturo Aucaquizhpi, Mirabella has brought the classic Italian steakhouse experience to the North Side. Local regulars keep coming back for the massive collection of pastas, broiled steaks served with crispy cottage fries, and specialties like shrimp de Jonghe and roasted chicken smothered in sautéed peppers and pepperoncini. Call 773-463-1962 for carryout; delivery is offered through third party services.

4. Maple & Ash

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8 W Maple St, Chicago
IL, 60610
(312) 944-8888
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The Gold Coast is rife with old-school steakhouses but lavish Maple & Ash takes a more modern approach. Guests enter through the attached ground-floor restaurant, Eight Bar and Patio, before arriving upstairs to a stylish and boisterous dining room. It’s home to a standout selection of caviar, fire-roasted seafood towers, dry-aged steaks, and fine wines. To go all out, opt for the set menu that puts the decision-making in the hands of the kitchen. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

A sliced steak in a serving pan.
Maple & Ash offers one of Chicago’s finest steakhouse experiences.
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5. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

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1028 N Rush St, Chicago
IL, 60611
(312) 266-8999
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Arguably Chicago’s most iconic steakhouse, Gibsons has been an institution for more than 25 years. It’s the quintessential place to get mammoth cuts, such as 48-ounce porterhouses and 32-ounce tomahawk chops, or grass-fed Australian beef. Just like deep dish pizza and Italian beef, a Gibsons’ steak is a must-try Chicago food. Order here for carryout or delivery.

6. Boeufhaus

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1012 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 661-2116
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An unassuming French- and German-inspired brasserie, Boeufhaus has been a hit with beef lovers since opening in 2015. While the dry-aged steaks are the main attraction, the kitchen also makes terrific deli sandwiches and dishes like short rib beignets. As a result of the pandemic, the restaurant is currently only selling items from its butcher shop menu for carryout.

An uncooked steak resting next to a cup of sauce and boxes of sides.
Make the ultimate meal at home with Boeufhaus’ to-go kits.
Boeufhaus [Official Photo]

7. Fogo de Chão

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661 N La Salle Dr, Chicago
IL, 60654
(312) 932-9330
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Bring an appetite and get ready to feast at this Brazilian churrascaria. Servers dressed in gaucho outfits roam the dining room with spits of fire-roasted meats to give diners as much as they desire. The all-you-can-eat meal features everything from bacon-wrapped filet and top sirloin to pork ribs and lamb chops. Non-meat eaters aren’t left out either as there’s a bountiful salad bar. Order here for carryout or delivery.

8. Ron of Japan

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230 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-6500
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Enjoy dinner and a show at this teppanyaki-style steakhouse. Guests are treated to a memorable experience as chefs cook and perform various tricks in front of them on iron griddles. Options include Prime steaks, lobster tails, fried rice, and much more. Just don’t forget to ask for the egg yolk sauce. A second location is in Northbrook. Order here for carryout.

Sliced steak cooking on a griddle.
Ron of Japan is full of theatrics.
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9. Chicago Chop House

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60 W Ontario St, Chicago
IL, 60654
(312) 787-7100
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Visit Chicago Chop House for a side of history with every meal. The restaurant is located inside a 120+ year-old Victorian brownstone building that was recently renovated, and old-time photos of the city line the dining room walls. The menu touts both wet-aged and dry-aged Angus beef, as well as succulent prime rib on Saturdays. Call 312-787-7100 for carryout; delivery is available through third party services.

A table full of steaks and sides.
Venerable Chicago Chop House was recently renovated.
Chicago Chop House [Official Photo]

10. Steak 48

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615 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago
IL, 60611
(312) 266-4848
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The family who founded Mastro’s introduced another steakhouse to Chicago in 2017. Straddling the line between modern and traditional, Steak 48’s two floors are equipped with an open kitchen, fireplaces, multiple bars, and an outdoor patio. The locally- and sustainably-sourced steaks are wet-aged for 28 days and can be topped with accompaniments such as burrata, foie gras, or black truffle-sauteed lobster. Call 312-266-4848 for carryout; delivery is available through third party services.

Steak topped with lobster.
Steak 48’s beef can be enhanced with toppings.
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11. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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60 E Grand Ave, Chicago
IL, 60611
(312) 379-5637
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Surf and turf is taken to the finest level at Joe’s. The restaurant, a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and legendary Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami, is famous for its stone crab claws and quality steaks. No matter how full guests may be though, they'll want to save room for a slice of the signature Key lime pie. Order here for carryout or delivery.

12. Mastro's Steakhouse

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520 N Dearborn St, Chicago
IL, 60654
(312) 521-5100
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The Chicago outpost of this Arizona steakhouse chain proves that imports can hang with the locals. Mastro’s has the look and charm of an old-school restaurant, and its menu stars wet-aged steaks served on piping hot plates and an indulgent gooey butter cake for dessert. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

13. Gene & Georgetti

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500 N Franklin St, Chicago
IL, 60654
(312) 527-3718
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Chicago’s oldest steakhouse — opened in 1941 — hasn’t skipped a beat over the decades. The steaks are simply wet-aged before being thrown in the broiler. There’s nothing overly complex about the process but Gene & Georgetti has stood the test of time, which may be the greatest accomplishment of all. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

A broiled steak.
Gene & Georgetti is a timeless steakhouse.
Gene & Georgetti [Official Photo]

14. Roka Akor

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456 N Clark St, Chicago
IL, 60654
(312) 477-7652
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Although sushi gets much of the attention at Roka Akor, the restaurant’s robata grill also produces excellent steaks. Diners can treat themselves to luxurious New York strips with truffle aioli or melt-in-the-mouth A5-grade wagyu beef — a direct-from-Japan delicacy worth splurging on. Order here for carryout; delivery is offered through third party services.

Two steaks cooking over an open fire.
Roka Akor offers coveted A5 wagyu beef.
Roka Akor [Official Photo]

15. Kinzie Chophouse

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400 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 822-0191
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Downtown steakhouses are typically pricey affairs but Kinzie Chophouse offers some affordable bites alongside premium cuts of beef. Although longtime owner Susan Frasca sold this River North spot across from Merchandise Mart in 2019 after almost 30 years of great success, folks can still enjoy the same white-tablecloth experience and favorites like 36-ounce tomahawks, dry-aged Kansas City strips, and filets. The rest of the lineup includes reasonably-priced pastas, risottos, sandwiches, and more. Order here for carryout and delivery.

16. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf

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218 W Kinzie St, Chicago
IL, 60654
(312) 624-8154
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Hogsalt Hospitality’s sultry French-inspired spot is at the forefront of a new wave of steakhouses in Chicago. There are traditional entrees, such as roasted chicken and lamb chops, along with contemporary choices like fried chicken and a French dip sandwich. The beef is predictably top-notch, especially the 42-day dry-aged rib eye that’s complemented by Béarnaise sauce. Order here for carryout; delivery is offered through third party services.

A bone-in rib eye with a cup of Béarnaise on the side.
Bavette’s embraces French flair.
Bavette’s [Official Photo]

17. Swift & Sons

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1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago
IL, 60607
(312) 733-9420
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Boka Restaurant Group’s exquisite meat palace wows diners with compelling versions of Caesar salad, steak tartare, and other steakhouse staples. Not content with just standard steaks, chef Chris Pandel has also created a beef Wellington worth trying. For dessert, a chocolate trolley filled with cakes, cookies, candies, and more is wheeled around the dining room. Order here for carryout and delivery. The restaurant is also offering yurt dining.

A platter of sliced steak.
Steaks like this and beef Wellington are Swift & Sons’ signature items.
Swift & Sons [Official Photo]

18. Prime & Provisions

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222 N La Salle St, Chicago
IL, 60601
(312) 726-7777
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DineAmic Group’s sophisticated steakhouse is a modern-yet-retro experience that draws inspiration from the supper clubs of the ‘20s. The all-natural Black Angus beef is dry-aged on site, lightly finished with Wisconsin grass-fed butter, and arrives to the table with roasted garlic. Couples can share a giant 38-ounce tomahawk rib eye or a sizzling hot center-cut porterhouse served on 600-degree plates. Order here for carryout and delivery.

A bone-in steak served with roasted garlic.
Prime & Provisions is a modern steakhouse with vintage touches.
Prime & Provisions [Official Photo]

19. El Che Steakhouse & Bar

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845 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 265-1130
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John Manion pays tribute to asado, traditional South American barbecue, at his West Loop restaurant. The dining room is set up to give diners a first-hand look at Argentinian-style cuts cooking over open flames on a custom-built hearth. Order the parrillada platter for a variety of different meats, including grilled beef short ribs, sweetbreads, bone marrow, morcilla, chorizo, bife angosto, and more. El Che is currently selling its meats and provisions for carryout during the pandemic.

20. Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

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1401 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 786-1401
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Located inside a building that was once a Chicago Fire Department firehouse, this South Loop establishment is steeped in history. In 2017, ownership rebuilt and restored the space after a devastating fire forced it to close. The menu boasts highlights like lobster bisque, Prime steaks, and Irish coffee cheesecake. Order here for carryout.

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1. Artango Bar & Steakhouse

4767 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
A platter of sliced steak.
Take a culinary journey to South America at Artango.
Artango [Official Photo]

Chicago’s gateway to Argentinian cuisine can be found at this lively Lincoln Square restaurant. Artango channels the spirit of Buenos Aires thanks to a 1920s theme, live music, tango dancing, and an array of grilled meats. The grass-fed beef range from short ribs to ojo de bife (heart of rib eye), and they’re served with house-made chimichurri or oyster-malbec sauce. Steak flights are also an option for diners looking to share or sample multiple cuts. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

4767 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

2. Tango Sur

3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL, 60613

For steak that won't break the bank, Lakeview’s beloved Argentinean restaurant is the place to go. All the standard cuts are available — the filet mignon topped with red onion wine sauce is a best seller — and come with salad. The kitchen also prepares items such as sweetbreads, short ribs, and blood sausages. There’s a BYOB policy so bring a bottle, but get there early to land a table because it’s always busy. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago
IL, 60613

3. Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar

3454 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60618

Headed by former Gene & Georgetti veteran Arturo Aucaquizhpi, Mirabella has brought the classic Italian steakhouse experience to the North Side. Local regulars keep coming back for the massive collection of pastas, broiled steaks served with crispy cottage fries, and specialties like shrimp de Jonghe and roasted chicken smothered in sautéed peppers and pepperoncini. Call 773-463-1962 for carryout; delivery is offered through third party services.

3454 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618

4. Maple & Ash

8 W Maple St, Chicago, IL, 60610
A sliced steak in a serving pan.
Maple & Ash offers one of Chicago’s finest steakhouse experiences.
Maple & Ash

The Gold Coast is rife with old-school steakhouses but lavish Maple & Ash takes a more modern approach. Guests enter through the attached ground-floor restaurant, Eight Bar and Patio, before arriving upstairs to a stylish and boisterous dining room. It’s home to a standout selection of caviar, fire-roasted seafood towers, dry-aged steaks, and fine wines. To go all out, opt for the set menu that puts the decision-making in the hands of the kitchen. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

8 W Maple St, Chicago
IL, 60610

5. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL, 60611

Arguably Chicago’s most iconic steakhouse, Gibsons has been an institution for more than 25 years. It’s the quintessential place to get mammoth cuts, such as 48-ounce porterhouses and 32-ounce tomahawk chops, or grass-fed Australian beef. Just like deep dish pizza and Italian beef, a Gibsons’ steak is a must-try Chicago food. Order here for carryout or delivery.

1028 N Rush St, Chicago
IL, 60611

6. Boeufhaus

1012 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
An uncooked steak resting next to a cup of sauce and boxes of sides.
Make the ultimate meal at home with Boeufhaus’ to-go kits.
Boeufhaus [Official Photo]

An unassuming French- and German-inspired brasserie, Boeufhaus has been a hit with beef lovers since opening in 2015. While the dry-aged steaks are the main attraction, the kitchen also makes terrific deli sandwiches and dishes like short rib beignets. As a result of the pandemic, the restaurant is currently only selling items from its butcher shop menu for carryout.

1012 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

7. Fogo de Chão

661 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL, 60654

Bring an appetite and get ready to feast at this Brazilian churrascaria. Servers dressed in gaucho outfits roam the dining room with spits of fire-roasted meats to give diners as much as they desire. The all-you-can-eat meal features everything from bacon-wrapped filet and top sirloin to pork ribs and lamb chops. Non-meat eaters aren’t left out either as there’s a bountiful salad bar. Order here for carryout or delivery.

661 N La Salle Dr, Chicago
IL, 60654

8. Ron of Japan

230 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
Sliced steak cooking on a griddle.
Ron of Japan is full of theatrics.
Ron of Japan [Official Photo]

Enjoy dinner and a show at this teppanyaki-style steakhouse. Guests are treated to a memorable experience as chefs cook and perform various tricks in front of them on iron griddles. Options include Prime steaks, lobster tails, fried rice, and much more. Just don’t forget to ask for the egg yolk sauce. A second location is in Northbrook. Order here for carryout.

230 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611

9. Chicago Chop House

60 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL, 60654
A table full of steaks and sides.
Venerable Chicago Chop House was recently renovated.
Chicago Chop House [Official Photo]

Visit Chicago Chop House for a side of history with every meal. The restaurant is located inside a 120+ year-old Victorian brownstone building that was recently renovated, and old-time photos of the city line the dining room walls. The menu touts both wet-aged and dry-aged Angus beef, as well as succulent prime rib on Saturdays. Call 312-787-7100 for carryout; delivery is available through third party services.

60 W Ontario St, Chicago
IL, 60654

10. Steak 48

615 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611
Steak topped with lobster.
Steak 48’s beef can be enhanced with toppings.
Steak 48 [Official Photo]

The family who founded Mastro’s introduced another steakhouse to Chicago in 2017. Straddling the line between modern and traditional, Steak 48’s two floors are equipped with an open kitchen, fireplaces, multiple bars, and an outdoor patio. The locally- and sustainably-sourced steaks are wet-aged for 28 days and can be topped with accompaniments such as burrata, foie gras, or black truffle-sauteed lobster. Call 312-266-4848 for carryout; delivery is available through third party services.

615 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago
IL, 60611

11. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

60 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, 60611

Surf and turf is taken to the finest level at Joe’s. The restaurant, a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and legendary Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami, is famous for its stone crab claws and quality steaks. No matter how full guests may be though, they'll want to save room for a slice of the signature Key lime pie. Order here for carryout or delivery.

60 E Grand Ave, Chicago
IL, 60611

12. Mastro's Steakhouse

520 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, 60654

The Chicago outpost of this Arizona steakhouse chain proves that imports can hang with the locals. Mastro’s has the look and charm of an old-school restaurant, and its menu stars wet-aged steaks served on piping hot plates and an indulgent gooey butter cake for dessert. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

520 N Dearborn St, Chicago
IL, 60654

13. Gene & Georgetti

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL, 60654
A broiled steak.
Gene & Georgetti is a timeless steakhouse.
Gene & Georgetti [Official Photo]

Chicago’s oldest steakhouse — opened in 1941 — hasn’t skipped a beat over the decades. The steaks are simply wet-aged before being thrown in the broiler. There’s nothing overly complex about the process but Gene & Georgetti has stood the test of time, which may be the greatest accomplishment of all. Order here for carryout; delivery is available via third party services.

500 N Franklin St, Chicago
IL, 60654

14. Roka Akor

456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, 60654
Two steaks cooking over an open fire.
Roka Akor offers coveted A5 wagyu beef.
Roka Akor [Official Photo]

Although sushi gets much of the attention at Roka Akor, the restaurant’s robata grill also produces excellent steaks. Diners can treat themselves to luxurious New York strips with truffle aioli or melt-in-the-mouth A5-grade wagyu beef — a direct-from-Japan delicacy worth splurging on. Order here for carryout; delivery is offered through third party services.

456 N Clark St, Chicago
IL, 60654

15. Kinzie Chophouse

400 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

Downtown steakhouses are typically pricey affairs but Kinzie Chophouse offers some affordable bites alongside premium cuts of beef. Although longtime owner Susan Frasca sold this River North spot across from Merchandise Mart in 2019 after almost 30 years of great success, folks can still enjoy the same white-tablecloth experience and favorites like 36-ounce tomahawks, dry-aged Kansas City strips, and filets. The rest of the lineup includes reasonably-priced pastas, risottos, sandwiches, and more. Order here for carryout and delivery.

400 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

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16. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf

218 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL, 60654
A bone-in rib eye with a cup of Béarnaise on the side.
Bavette’s embraces French flair.
Bavette’s [Official Photo]

Hogsalt Hospitality’s sultry French-inspired spot is at the forefront of a new wave of steakhouses in Chicago. There are traditional entrees, such as roasted chicken and lamb chops, along with contemporary choices like fried chicken and a French dip sandwich. The beef is predictably top-notch, especially the 42-day dry-aged rib eye that’s complemented by Béarnaise sauce. Order here for carryout; delivery is offered through third party services.

218 W Kinzie St, Chicago
IL, 60654

17. Swift & Sons

1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL, 60607
A platter of sliced steak.
Steaks like this and beef Wellington are Swift & Sons’ signature items.
Swift & Sons [Official Photo]

Boka Restaurant Group’s exquisite meat palace wows diners with compelling versions of Caesar salad, steak tartare, and other steakhouse staples. Not content with just standard steaks, chef Chris Pandel has also created a beef Wellington worth trying. For dessert, a chocolate trolley filled with cakes, cookies, candies, and more is wheeled around the dining room. Order here for carryout and delivery. The restaurant is also offering yurt dining.

1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago
IL, 60607

18. Prime & Provisions

222 N La Salle St, Chicago, IL, 60601
A bone-in steak served with roasted garlic.
Prime & Provisions is a modern steakhouse with vintage touches.
Prime & Provisions [Official Photo]

DineAmic Group’s sophisticated steakhouse is a modern-yet-retro experience that draws inspiration from the supper clubs of the ‘20s. The all-natural Black Angus beef is dry-aged on site, lightly finished with Wisconsin grass-fed butter, and arrives to the table with roasted garlic. Couples can share a giant 38-ounce tomahawk rib eye or a sizzling hot center-cut porterhouse served on 600-degree plates. Order here for carryout and delivery.

222 N La Salle St, Chicago
IL, 60601

19. El Che Steakhouse & Bar

845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

John Manion pays tribute to asado, traditional South American barbecue, at his West Loop restaurant. The dining room is set up to give diners a first-hand look at Argentinian-style cuts cooking over open flames on a custom-built hearth. Order the parrillada platter for a variety of different meats, including grilled beef short ribs, sweetbreads, bone marrow, morcilla, chorizo, bife angosto, and more. El Che is currently selling its meats and provisions for carryout during the pandemic.

845 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

20. Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

1401 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Located inside a building that was once a Chicago Fire Department firehouse, this South Loop establishment is steeped in history. In 2017, ownership rebuilt and restored the space after a devastating fire forced it to close. The menu boasts highlights like lobster bisque, Prime steaks, and Irish coffee cheesecake. Order here for carryout.

1401 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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