Which steakhouse should we go to instead of Gibson's?
We're visiting next month and our hosts said they booked a great steakhouse for us. I recently found out the name and it is Gibson's. I have been there twice before. Actually the only two times I've been to a steakhouse in Chicago was at Gibson's.
So...I would like to try a different place but don't want to be rude to our hosts by picking a place that is inferior to Gibson's.
I'll have admit that I'm not a fan of steakhouses with ~$40 a la carte steaks, no matter how good they are. The final bill ends up being in excess of $100 a person, and they serve up far too much food. I either have to end up taking stuff home, or feeling bad that I'm letting stiff go to waste.
Last year, I was stuck in Rosemont for a business conference, and ended up eating dinner with some colleagues at the bistro ("Bistro BC") in the Doubletree Hotel. The steaks were on the order of $25-$30 and the one I ordered was excellent. Plus you get your sides for the price. My meal, including the glass of wine, was about $50, which made my expense account managers much more happy than if we had gone into the branch of Gibsons that is also on-site. I'll bet there are even better bargains for a good steak in Chicago, but as I don't live there, I don't know them.
There is a a great deal of consensus (although - as with any restaurant, some dissent) that the best overall option is David Burke's Primehouse, although Chicago Cut also has its fans. Some reviews and opinions below.
David Burke's Primehouse
616 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611