Food & Drink

The 5 best new Chicago steaks to down this weekend

Published On 05/29/2014 Published On 05/29/2014
Wildfire
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Chicago Chop House
Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse
David Burke's Primehouse
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1. Wildfire 159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

The décor and jazz music playing in the background make Wildfire feel more like a 1940s dinner club than a modern-day steakhouse. Try one of their signature crusts or sauces with the mouthwatering steaks, chops and seafood.

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2. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf 218 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

More a promise than a clever name, Bavette's Bar & Boeuf unapologetically delivers an abundance of whiskey and slab-after-slab of expertly prepared meat. Bavette's 24 oz. bone-in ribeye may be the best piece of meat your money can buy in Chi-town, but, if steak's not your thing, they also offer fresh oysters, Southern-style fried chicken, and double-cut Berkshire pork chops. And because nothing goes together better than a rare steak and a fine whiskey, Bavette's offers more than 50 whiskeys to stir into classic cocktails like mint julips, rye Old Fashioneds, and modern alternatives like spicy picklebacks.

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3. Chicago Chop House 60 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-3823

The Chicago Chop House is an homage to power players of yesteryear in the Windy City. Sure, the 64oz porterhouses and 24oz New York strips are awesome, but it's one of the only Chicago land restaurants that serves Mishima cuts, a succulent beef known for delicate flavors and tenderness. That's what makes it a true staple.

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4. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse 1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)

This upscale Gold Coast steakhouse is known for three things: its celebrity clientele, mammoth steaks (especially the Tomahawk 42 chop), and macadamia turtle pie. Gibsons is where you go to eat an over-the-top meal in the company of high-rollers.

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5. David Burke's Primehouse 616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)

Located within the James Hotel, this upscale River North steakhouse serves reputable dry-aged ribeyes, porterhouses, and strip steaks. Aside from the classics, the menu features creative carnivore dishes like Wagyu beef sashimi and kobe corn dogs, as well as pasta and a host of vegetable sides for those who aren't meat inclined.