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Apr 14, 2008 09:17 AM

A Great Steak Dinner for Boyfriend's Bday --suggest for me!

it's his bday. He likes meat! So i'm treating. But i don't want an atmosphere that is "boys club" or too traditional like Smith & Wollenskys. We've dined at NINE, which was great and something along these lines is perfect. but the steak's gotta be good!

Pls suggest!

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  1. I am headed to Chicago on business with steak-eating husband next week. I was told that The Saloon Steakhouse was the place to go. But I think it's a manly man kind of place from what I remember....I was there about 10 years ago.

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    1. re: maineprmaven

      Saloon is very good, but like you mentioned it has a old school guys steakhouse feel. My favorite is Joe's Seafood, Prime Steaks, and Stone Crab.

    2. Check out Keefer's:

      You'll find other opinions here, too, if you search

      1. This may be a little far for you to travel for dinner, but north of the city (Libertyville) there is a place called The Tavern. It has a great atmosphere, and wonderful food...including steak!

        1. Along the lines of NINE, I would say David Burke's Primehouse. I know there have been somewhat uneven reviews of it, but I've had a few fantastic meals there and it has a more modern, "trendy" feel than many of the old-time Chicago places.

          That being said, I have also really enjoyed Gibson's and didn't find it to be "boys club" or too traditional. Bonus if you can get a seat in the narrow area against the windows for good people watching.

          1. I have always liked Gene & Georgetti, they have a great steak and excelent Italian.