A guide to the best steakhouses in Chicago. There are dozens of steakhouses in Chicago. Some are dimly lit spots for a romantic date, others are chic and trendy, and one has been around for generations.
Steak can be found on the menu at most Chicago restaurants. When created this list, we included the restaurants that truly specialize in steak and serve a wide selection of cuts and preparations.
Last updated: March 2022
The Best Steakhouses in Chicago:
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We have organized the list by neighborhood.
One of Chicago’s most iconic steakhouses, Gibsons is the place to go for the classic steakhouse experience. The steaks are the centerpiece of the menu but there are plenty of seafood options as well. Save room for dessert, Gibsons serves giant slices of their indulgent (but worth very calorie) cakes and pies. Gibsons serves both lunch and dinner daily.
Maple & Ash
Maple & Ash is a white tablecloth restaurant serving wood-fired steaks and seafood. The restaurant has a patio serving a separate menu featuring sushi and a selection of items from the dining room menu. The menu served inside the restaurant has salads, starters, seafood, and a wide variety of steaks and side dishes.
Tavern on Rush
American, Steakhouse, Lunch
A restaurant in the heart of the Gold Coast with a large sidewalk patio that provides the perfect viewpoint for people watching. The menu features steakhouse classics including ten different steaks and fifteen different side dishes. There are also several seafood options. Tavern on Rush serves weekday lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner every night.
Prime & Provisions
Steakhouse, American, Lunch
This classic American steakhouse specializes in dry-aged steaks and seafood. The restaurants offers both an a la carte menu and a four-course menu for $130 per person. Lunch is offered in addition to dinner. Cigars can be smoked on the patio.
Fine Dining, Steakhouse, American, Romantic
An exceptional steakhouse fit for a special occasion, GT Prime serves seafood and a selection of prime cuts of beef. The menu doesn’t have many non-meat options but I think most vegetarians would be happy with tagliatelle with parmesan and 5 grams of truffle.
Gene & Georgetti
American, Steakhouse, Italian
Gene & Georgetti opened in 1941 and earns the title of being the oldest steakhouse in Chicago. Since this steakhouse’s founders were both Italian, the menu is an even mix of traditional Italian food and steakhouse classics.
Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf
Steakhouse, French, Romantic
The menu at Bavette’s focuses on seafood and steaks along with exceptional salads and mouthwatering side dishes. Save room for dessert, the chocolate pie is one of the best desserts in Chicago. The cocktail program is one of Chicago’s top. This elegant eatery gets our vote for best steakhouse in Chicago.
RPM Steak is a sleek upscale steakhouse that serves nearly two dozen different cuts of beef and a dozen a la carte side dishes. The menu also has oysters, chilled shellfish, and fish. The dessert menu includes a 14K chocolate cake and tableside baked Alaska service.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Joe’s serves stone crabs, fish, and seafood plus prime steak and poultry. This restaurant has a large menu and is a fitting place for a special occasion.
Swift & Sons
A classic American steakhouse serving soups, salads, seafood, prime steaks, and large format steaks with a variety of a la carte sides. As a fun bonus, the menu includes the option for a table side magic show for $70.
Italian, Steakhouse, Romantic, Lunch
Gibson’s Italia is a three level Italian steakhouse on the Chicago River with two fireplaces, a roof deck, and spectacular city views. The large menu mixes upscale Italian cuisine with classic steakhouse fare.
A lively candlelit Argentinian steakhouse that is a popular spot for group dinners. Steak is the star of the menu which also includes a handful of seafood dishes and pastas.