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There are so many great steakhouses in Chicago that I would skip the names that everyone knows...not that they are not good but in my opinion there are better. Chicago Cut is currently my favorite. David Burke's is good too. I haven't been to Bavette's Bar & Beouf yet but have heard that it is wonderful and cannot wait to try it. If you want a true old-school Chicago steakhouse experience you can't beat Gene and Georgetti's...big tastey steaks, old supper club vibe but the sides are mediocre. If you have a chance check out Longman and Eagle for a killer brunch (duck hash and chicken and waffles and a killer whiskey list!), but go early or you will wait and wait and wait for a table.
too many to choose from- don't over think it.. some of the ones I have enjoyed and would go back to without a doubt
smith and wolensky- had a killer bone in ribeye here
Tony in Brentwood, TN.
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Kinze Chophouse on Wells is one of my favorites. Gibsons was just a little loud for my tastes. Close tables and pretty noisy. Benny's is also one of my favorites.
If you are with a decent size group, eating in the kitchen at Smith and Wollensky was alot of fun.
I also want to try Next before April. They are doing their menu on steaks and based on reviews it outstanding!!
Little Steven said:
Heaven on Seven has some pretty reasonable Louisiana food and walls of hot sauces.
Bill_Swerski said:I'm pretty big into the Chicago restaurant scene, particularly in this cold weather, and here's how I'd rank the steak houses.1. Bavette's (best overall restaurant in Chicago, IMO... make a reservation now while you can)2. Gibson's 3. Del Frisco's4. Morton's5. Ruth's Chris6. Gene & Georgetti's (only as it ranks as a steak restaurant - it's a very cool place)7. Keefers Lou Malnoti's is definitely the best deep dish pizza anywhere. can't go wrong there. I also find the deep dish pizza is even been when reheated the next day.
I'm pretty big into the Chicago restaurant scene, particularly in this cold weather, and here's how I'd rank the steak houses.
When I was a kid, we always used to go to the Chicago Chop House a few blocks west of Water Tower Place. I was always great, but that was a long time ago.
Here's a picture of the Weber Grill out in Schaumberg......I didn't eat there, just stopped for a photo op.
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Also, I have been to Weber both in Oakbrook and downtown and not that impressed. It's a cool gimmick but comes across as touristy and is not a true steak experience like you can get so many other places in Chicago.
This is very timely as I'll be going to Chicago next weekend, 14th thru the 17th. I won't be going to any high end steak houses though. I'll be slumming it around at various restaurants and breweries. I've been to Giordano's and it's good, but I've got a hankering for some Pequods this trip.Plan on hitting my favorites: Revolution, Piece, Arturo's, and maybe Al's Beef since we're staying in River North. If time allows, I'll head up north to Half Acre Brewing and hit the Bad Apple across the street for a burger.Can't wait. One of my favorite city's to visit.