At this cavernous West Loop steakhouse, chef Chris Pandel blends old-school Midwestern charm with forward-thinking sensibilities. On the steak front, there are a handful of cuts to choose from, ranging from a ruby-red filet mignon to a splurge-worthy Japanese A5 wagyu strip loin. But you're here for the beef Wellington, with mushrooms, foie gras and spinach wrapped up into a perfectly flaky pastry crust. Finish it off with one of Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky’s Peach Tarte Tatin, an accidental 1880s creation made from peaches, honey crips, lemon verbena and salted ricotta ice cream.
Ask us about steakhouses and we’ll give you a thousand reasons why Chicago does it best. From long-standing neighborhood staples to newer fusion grills that double as the best seafood restaurants in Chicago, the best Chicago steakhouses evoke nostalgia, offer some of the most decadent desserts in Chicago and reenvision what it means to be a “meat-and-potatoes” kind of town. Our beef is aged for almost a month. It’s flown in from Japan or Argentina. It’s roasted over a twelve-foot grill. It’s salted, seared and delivered with plenty of sides.
Whether you want to order Maple & Ash’s “I Don’t Give a Fuck” just to say the words out loud, you prefer your steak with the backdrop of live Spanish guitar, or you’re seasoned “steakspert” with a palate to please (and a willingness to drop some serious cash), we rounded up the best Chicago steakhouses that treat your slab of meat like royalty.
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