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Apr 24, 2008 05:43 PM

Visiting Chicago - Which Steakhouse?

I'll be visiting Chicago soon and want to visit a steak place. The recommendations that I have from friends are:Gene and Georgetti's, Chicago Chop House, and Gibson Steak House. We'll be staying downtown, so don't want to go too far. I'd like to know which of these Chowhounds like or what you might like better. Thanks for your help?

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  1. There's really no consensus among locals about the best steakhouse. Of those three, I'd take Gibson's, but someone else might prefer G&G, and still others will mention Morton's, or Saloon, etc. If you'd like to look through more detailed recommendations on these and other steakhouses, and a discussion of why people choose one over another (as well as links to the websites for most of them), check out the topic at

    Oh, and a few of them (particularly Gibson's) book up in advance, even on weekdays, so wherever you want to go, it's a good idea to make sure you make a reservation once you decide.

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Is the Pump Room still open and if so what are your feelings on that place?

    2. G & G's not one of my favorites, Chicago Chop House is not very good either, as for Gibsons , it is less about the food and more about the scene. So I do not recommend, or go to any of these anymore.

      My favorites are David Burke's, Saloon, Joes Seafood, Prime Steaks, & Stone Crab, and Keefers.

      1. I've only been to Chop House out of those three and I would not go there again.

        1. Gibson's in my view. If you go, make sure you go to the downtown outlet. They also have one in Rosemont - just ok.

          1. I agree with swsidejim. David Burke's or Joe's Seafood, Prime steaks. Don't even bother with Smith and Wollinskey. G & G is not worth the $$ you are willing to spend and Chicago Chop house is so-so.

            Good luck!