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

asianbun Apr 14, 2008 09:17 AM

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!

  1. nsxtasy Apr 15, 2008 08:12 AM

    As you can see, we have quite a variety of opinions about steakhouses, nothing approaching a consensus (but that may just be because there are so many good ones). If you'd like to read more opinions about our steakhouses, including comments on the steaks and atmosphere as well as links to their websites, you may want to check out the extended discussion at www.chowhound.com/topics/359377

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      Jerry144 Apr 14, 2008 07:16 PM

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

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        nycchitownmix Apr 14, 2008 04:26 PM

        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.

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          ladoodle Apr 14, 2008 03:34 PM

          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!

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            jbw Apr 14, 2008 03:14 PM

            Check out Keefer's:


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

            1. maineprmaven Apr 14, 2008 09:47 AM

              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
                swsidejim Apr 14, 2008 09:51 AM

                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.

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