Why do you love Chicago Cut? Is it the navy-jacketed waiters with scarlet-red ties, ducking and running to fill your every request? Is it the prime steaks, dry-aged on site for a month to 40 days? The truffled scalloped potatoes, layered with hunks of pork belly and Swiss chard? Or maybe the wine list, vast but presented on iPads for swift scrolling? A bit of everything woos you, perhaps, but we have a feeling that come summer, the patio overlooking the Chicago River will become the object of your affection. 300 N LaSalle St (312-329-1800).
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