To fête the opening of hotly anticipated GT Prime (the log cabin-luxe m-eatery from acclaimed chef Giuseppe Tentori and the consistently excellent Boka group), we list our other all-time carny faves in this city of superb steaks. At GT, local and seasonal sourcing rule, from bison tenderloin to American wagyu, with Euro twists – or wrap your chops around these protein-packers…
Get your meat on at classic, 1989-founded Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, a fave hangout for locals and celebs. Alongside certified prime Angus beef, sourced exclusively from upper Midwest cattle farms, you’ll enjoy fish, vino and cracking cocktails. T-Bone temptation!
A supermodel steakhouse, Maple & Ash reinvents the traditions for mod palates. Exec chef Danny Grant curates the menu, with wood fire-cooked cuts, lip-smacking surf and turf mains, robust sides, and a 5,000-bottle wine list. Interiors are equally gorgeous.
With industrial-chic tiles and lighting plus covetable curves, Swift & Sons is the stylish, Avroko-designed steakhouse you won’t want to leave. Start with oysters or lobster bisque, then gorge on top-rated steaks and a key lime bar. Ballsy reds beckon.
Boasting a primo river perch, butcher and dry-ageing room (steaks are matured for 35 days), Chicago Cut is a contempo take on the steakhouse, with a serious wine list. Sexy salads and seafood keep things fresh.
Our appetite-inducing picks include RL Grill, US fashion royalty Ralph Lauren’s upscale steakhouse, with gents’ clubby decor, smart-biz-casj dress code, and slick tableside theatre. Seafood, steaks, chops, salads and sandwiches will seduce you. Meat you there!
GT Prime / 707 N Wells St / +1 312 600 6305 / dinner daily / gtprimerestaurant.com
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse / 1028 N Rush St / +1 312 266 8999 / lunch & dinner daily / gibsonssteakhouse.com
Maple & Ash / 8 W Maple St / +1 312 944 8888 / dinner daily / mapleandash.com
Swift & Sons / 1000 W Fulton Market / +1 312 733 9420 / dinner daily / swiftandsonschicago.com
Chicago Cut / 300 N LaSalle / +1 312 329 1800 / 7am-2am Mon-Fri, from 10am Sat & Sun / chicagocutsteakhouse.com
RL Grill / 115 E Chicago Ave / +1 312 475 1100 / lunch & dinner daily / rlrestaurant.polo.com