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Best Chicago Steakhouses


Whether you enjoy your steak prepared rare, medium or well-done, you can satisfy your carnivorous cravings and dig into a fine filet mignon or juicy rib-eye at one of these top steakhouses in Chicago.

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Bavette's Bar & Boeuf Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Bavette 218 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Brendan Sodikoff’s Euro-tinged American steakhouse goes beyond standard proteins to achieve striking results. More...

Benny's Chop House Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Benny 444 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

In a city known for steak, Benny Siddu’s modern-day chophouse stays in line with the pack. More...

The Capital Grille Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at The Capital Grille, Chicago, IL Wyndham Chicago Hotel
633 N. St. Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Manly steak chain drawing hotel guests, suburbanites and some locals, thanks to its marbled, upper-cut Prime beef. More...

Chama Gaucha Steakhouse
12/20
3008 Finley Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Brazilian-style churrascaria, perfect for meat lovers in the ’burbs. More...

Chicago Chop House Steakhouse
12/20
60 W. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Steaks and sides pair with fine wines at this Chicago institution. More...

Chicago Cut Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, Chicago, IL 300 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Business suits, sweeping views and sizzling filets set the scene at this boisterous River North steakhouse. More...

David Burke's Primehouse Steakhouse
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Dining Room at David Burke The JAMES
616 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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David Burke's take on steak at The JAMES boutique hotel. More...

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
Esquire Theater
58 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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This Texas-based chain offers loyalists and newcomers a posh place for Prime steaks in the heart of the Gold Coast. More...

Fogo de Chão Steakhouse
12/20
Dining Room at Fogo de Chão, Chicago, IL 661 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Gauchos carve meat tableside at this bustling churrascaria; one of many in the city and suburbs, it's also among the best. More...

Gene & Georgetti Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Gene & Georgetti, Chicago, IL 500 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Legendary, circa 1941 steak joint that serves carnivores no-frills slabs of meat in a manly old-world setting. More...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago, IL 1028 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Prime beef, generously portioned sides and first-rate martinis are the draw at this masculine steakhouse. More...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Rosemont, IL 5464 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
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Prime beef, ridiculously large sides and first-rate martinis are the draw at this masculine steakhouse. More...

Harry Caray's Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Harry Caray 33 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Cubs fans (heck, carnivores in general) flock to this honorary Italian steakhouse. More...

Harry Caray's Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Harry Caray Holiday Inn & Suites
10233 W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
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Cubs fans and suits of all stripes flock to this Italian steakhouse honoring a dearly departed broadcaster. More...

III Forks Steakhouse
11/20
Dining Room at III Forks, Chicago, IL 180 N. Field Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60601
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A business-friendly Texas-based chain enters the Chicago steakhouse scene with nicely seared beef. More...

Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Joe 60 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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This always-bustling Miami seafood transplant has its specialties down to a science. More...

Kinzie Chophouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Kinzie Chophouse, Chicago, IL 400 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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There’s a reason this longtime steakhouse has loyalists: the things it does, it does right. More...

Michael Jordan's Steak House Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Michael Jordan InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dine on (what else?) succulent steaks and fancy cocktails at Michael Jordan’s swank restaurant in the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. More...

Morton's The Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Morton 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601
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In Chicago, where steak is king, you have to have “it,” and to its credit, Morton's does. More...

Morton's The Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Morton Newberry Plaza
1050 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Upscale steakhouse mainstay --- this, the original --- serving Prime aged beef. More...

The Palm Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at The Palm, Chicago, IL Swissôtel Chicago
323 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
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A masculine, suit-friendly steakhouse finds a home in the Swissôtel Chicago. More...

Pete Miller's Steakhouse Steakhouse
11/20
Dining Room at Pete Miller 1557 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
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Beef-centric North Shore favorite with a pricey, but solid, wine list and jazzy entertainment. More...

Rosebud Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Rosebud Steakhouse, Chicago, IL 192 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Wood-trimmed and manly, this Gold Coast steakhouse is a cut above. More...

RPM Steak Steakhouse
13/20
66 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Chicago steakhouse from the Melmans and Rancics, offering an array of beefy options. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Ruth 431 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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The sizzling, butter-laden steaks at this popular chain make carnivores swoon. More...

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
12/20
Dining Room at Smith & Wollensky, Chicago, IL Marina City
318 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Suits snag steaks --- and primo river views --- at this prime meatery on the Chicago River. More...

Swift & Sons Steakhouse
13/20
1000 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

Modern-meets-retro Boka Restaurant Group venue focusing on steaks and seafood, with an eclectic starter list and a separate raw bar space. More...

Texas de Brazil Steakhouse
12/20
Dining Room at Texas de Brazil, Schaumburg, IL Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Don't dismiss this meat-centric churrascaria just because it's in a mall. More...

Wildfire Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Wildfire, Chicago, IL 159 W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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This stalwart, Lettuce Entertain You steak joint draws a crowd, so come early to avoid the throngs. More...

ZED451 Brazilian
13/20
Dining Room at ZED451, Chicago, IL 739 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Civilized churrascaria with a rooftop deck, market-fresh cocktails and meat, meat, meat. More...


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