A new guard of restaurateurs
has shaken up our list of the city’s
10 best steakhouses.
It's a good time to be a carnivore in Chicago. Building on the traditions of a few old-school spots that continue to shine, new players have transformed the notion of what a red-meat temple should be. We dined at, reviewed, and researched the city's steakhouses to create our first top-10 list since 2013. The honorees are delivering smarter service, scene-stealing sides, impeccable aging and sourcing, and, above all else, a near-fanatical commitment to diners' pleasure.
Out with the Old
Below, our top ten rankings from 2013. Only two steakhouses from that list made the cut this year.
- 1. David Burke’s Primehouse (now Primehouse)
- 2. Bavette’s, this year’s No. 1
- 3. Benny’s Chop House
- 4. Morton’s
- 5. Capital Grille
- 6. Gene & Georgetti
- 7. Chicago Chop House, this year’s No. 7
- 8. Michael Jordan’s
- 9. Palm
- 10. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse