Have a hankering for a tender, thick, juicy cut of meat? If you're in Chicago, you're in the right place, where steak houses abound. But for the perfect cut, cooked to perfection, you'll want to try the prime rib at these five restaurants. But space your meals out plenty, because all of these dishes are sure to fill you up.
7110 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
It'll feel like you've completely escaped the city when you go for dinner at this popular Lincolnwood supper club just north of the city. While the menu is extensive, and includes light dinners as well as heftier and more filling meals, go for the daily specials... especially on Saturday, when the feature is prime rib, either a queen cut (12 oz for $26.95) or a king cut (16 oz for $31.95). Either way, you're in for a delicious treat, and not just because of the fabulous portions. The deal comes with your choice of side, as well as horseradish cream.
100 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Lawry's may be a nationwide chain, but ask any prime rib fan in Chicago and one of the first restaurants they'll mention is Lawry's, which is known for its amazing prime rib (and not just because it's featured in the restaurant's logo/name). The prime rib is presented beautifully, no matter what kind of cut you get -- from the thinner California cut, to the double-sized beef bowl cut (and a few cuts in between). Basically, they offer every kind of prime rib no matter what your appetite level. In addition to choosing a cut, you also get a choice of three different sauces, meaning you'll get exactly what you'll looking for when you have a prime rib hankering.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
1028 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
What makes Gibsons so great for prime rib? For starters, their Black Angus meat has their own USDA certification, and it's an incredibly tender cut of meat. All the cuts are cooked to perfection, but they're not the only way to enjoy a prime rib here. If you're looking for a dish that isn't quite so... hefty... consider trying the prime rib French tip. It's a great sized sandwich, and every bit as tasty. But be sure to save room for desserts too, because while this is a steak joint through and through, they also have some decadent and indulgent desserts, too.
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Chicago Chop House
60 W Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60654
For another old school steak experience, head to this River North hot spot. All of their prime steaks here are dry aged, and cooked to order. Start your meal with a seafood appetizer, pair your prime rib with a strong cocktail -- at a price tag comparable to most other high-end steakhouses -- and you have the makings of an elegant and memorable meal. But of all the parts of your meal, it'll be the melt-in-your-mouth prime rib that you'll remember the most.
David Burke's Primehouse
616 N. Rush (at Ontario)
Chicago, IL 60611
Steaks aren't just humongous at this popular spot, they're also dry-aged to perfection. They can also be complemented by a wide array of creative sides, like roasted mushrooms made with apple and scallion, as well as their popular popovers. Located in the James hotel, the restaurant experience is upscale but fun, and you can often get a great deal during brunch and lunch.
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Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not blogging about food, she's working part-time at a culinary vacation company, The International Kitchen, based in the Windy City, as well as repping Younique cosmetics and skincare products. Some of her writing can be found at Examiner.com.
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