This Gold Coast steakhouse feels wonderfully tongue-in-cheek—the chef's-choice option is called “I Don't Give a F*@k”—while still serving up classics like surf and turf, potato gratin and martinis. The laundry list of steaks on offer are complimented by a selection of "Arm Candy," including horseradish sauce, bone marrow stuffing and beefed-up butter. Though it's tempting to fill up on savory treats, be sure to save room for the sundae service, your own personalized ice cream bar stocked with hot fudge, toffee, sprinkles and more.
Chicago is so much more than just a “meat-and-potatoes” kind of town, but that reputation isn’t entirely without merit. Few, if any, cities in the world can boast the amount of high-quality steakhouses found here. Beef is one thing local restaurants treat with reverence and there are plenty of spots to savor a perfect cut.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, head to Maple & Ash or BLVD Steakhouse for an extravagant experience. Maybe you want to try the best meat money can buy? Then order impossibly-marbled, melt-in-you-mouth wagyu beef imported from Japan at Prime & Provisions or Roka Akor. These following places are sure to please, especially if you’re looking for the most romantic restaurants in Chicago to elevate your next date night. Pescatarians need not worry either as the menus also offer some of the best seafood selections in town. So check out our guide to the best Chicago steakhouses and start making plans to feast like royalty.
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