It’s a good time to be a carnivore in Chicago. Seemingly overnight, a new guard of bold restaurateurs, building on the traditions of a few old-school spots that continue to shine, has begun transforming the notion of what a red-meat temple should be. The honorees in this ranking of the city’s best steakhouses—our first since 2013—are delivering smarter service, scene-stealing sides, impeccable aging and sourcing, and, above all else, a near-fanatical commitment to diners’ pleasure.