In a city that was, in some ways, built on steak, an ever-growing list of meat masters provides ample opportunity to beef up on your prime cuts.
Tomahawk ribeye from Prime & Provisions
Chef Giuseppe Tentori’s update on the classic steakhouse offers smaller portions of rare pleasures such as New Zealand venison loin, and some larger amazements like an Australian wagyu tomahawk. 707 N. Wells St.
Gene & Georgetti
Stop in and wish the management of this beloved spot a hearty welcome back—after being forced to close by a fire in fall 2019, this classy joint has returned with its spirit (and its well-executed Italian staples) intact. 500 N. Franklin St.
Maple & Ash
The stylish crowd is still swarming here, and that’s because the food is spot-on. Feast on the fire-roasted seafood tower and toast the swell life. 8 W. Maple St.
This soaring local outpost of the national chain plays all the hits: The grill team executes, the servers are brisk and the room features regular live jazz. 520 N. Dearborn St.
The underground flagship of this 40-year-old chain keeps humming along, abuzz with the sounds of the servers’ iconic meat presentation and the ping of clinking cabernets. 1050 N. State St.
Prime & Provisions
Among the irresistible first courses here are Fried Chicken for the Table and thick-cut bacon. No one worries you’ll be too full for an entree because what follows—prime Black Angus, primarily—is irresistible too. 222 N. LaSalle St.
When this swanky place opened, it risked being a short-lived celebrity hangout—Bill and Giuliana Rancic are partners—but the elevated steakhouse fare stayed great. 66 W. Kinzie St.
Photography by: Photo by Morgan Scofes/courtesy of DineAmic Hospitality