This modern steakhouse has its own butcher, dry-aging meat locker and offers meat-free items that are unlike the typical options at other steak-heavy establishments in town. If you forego the rib eye, try the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with a saffron broth and roasted beets.
A Chicago staple, Gibson’s serves its power players throughout the day. The bar area is the perfect spot to enjoy local favorites, like the marinated skirt steak with Giardiniera or the crab cake.
Adjacent to the impeccable Michigan Avenue Ralph Lauren store, RL is a contemporary American restaurant. Staying true to the designer’s roots, the interior exudes class with its dark wood, rich leather chairs and walls covered in paintings of all sizes. Chicago power players, socialites and celebrities alike can be seen dining—many have their own claimed tables. Menu classics include the lobster club and the crab cake benedict.
Chic decor mixed with fresh Mediterranean fare make executive chef Pascal Lorange’s hotspot a perfect place for a meeting of the minds. The menu ranges from a crudo tasting to truffle risotto, so it’s sure to satisfy a range of appetites.
Located in energetic River North, this is Top Chef restaurateur Fabio Viviani’s establishment. Viviani teamed up with Chicago-based duo Luke Stoioff and David Rekhson of the Dineamic group to create a modern take on Italian cuisine. The midday crowd dines on everything from fresh, light salads to mega-sized meatballs.