Martinis, celebrities, and huge steaks make Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. It is a traditional steakhouse so everything is a la carte and prices add up quickly. Meal portions are larger than life and include the standard steak and seafood selections i.e. shrimp, lobster and filet mignon. Side dishes are simple but satisfying. Sautéed spinach and other seasonal vegetables are well prepared. Extra large baked or double baked potatoes are standard. Now for dessert—fresh strawberry shortcake is enough to satiate even the most discerning diner!
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria in the South Loop neighborhood is a great place to enjoy deep dish pizzas with family and friends. Their savory sauce, gooey cheese and delicious fillings are just perfect to make you fall in love with their creations. Though the pizzeria is popular for its Deep Dish creations, the place also serves gluten free, cheese and sausage thin crust pizzas. In addition, they are also known for their delectable appetizers, soups and lasagna. Desserts include, brownies, tiramisu and chocolate pizza.
Set in a 1940s gas station, Big Star pays homage to the honky tonk era of Bakersfield with hillbilly music played nightly and the bar brimming with single barrel bourbon, tequila, cocktail and beer. This late-night destination is also known for its Mexican street food influenced menu. Dig into their dishes like Taco de Panza, Taco Al Pastor, Taco de Pollo Pibil and The Walking Taco. Take a sip of drinks like Lone Star, Old Charter 101, Elijah Craig, Bakersfield Buck, Grievous Angel and Herradura Anejo. Cash only.
Located at the lovely Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, the Michael Jordan Steak House is one of the finest restaurants at the casino. Every kind of steak is served, from a Kansas City-aged to Porterhouse to Strip Steak to Filet Mignon. Get your meat with a delicious sauce or just plain, and on the side choose from a wide selection of dishes like Truffle Fries, Macaroni and Cheese, Roasted Mushrooms in Truffle Oil or Onion Rings. It is worth the trip to Mohegan Sun from out of town to experience the fine steaks at Michael Jordan's Steak House.
Oriole is an American fine dining restaurant featuring an elegant dining room and an open kitchen. The restaurant offers an extensive tasting menu along with wine or beer for $175 per person. Table reservations can be done via phone or website. In case of cancellations, inform the restaurant staff 48hours prior to avoid a fee of $100 per guest.
Metropolis Coffee Company may be a newer entrant in Chicago's coffee roasting scene, but it's already dominating the area with its perfectionist approach to preparation. Operated by father-son team Jeff and Tony Dreyfuss, the cafe features everything form daily blends like the Redline espresso (named for the nearby subway line), or single origin selections from Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Ecuador. If you'd like to try your hand at your own roasting, the shop also sells green, unroasted coffee. While you can always find Metropolis's brews in their cafe location, their beans are also stocked at Whole Foods and numerous restaurants throughout the Chicago area.
This member of the 'Lettuce Entertain You' family of restaurants is a great place to celebrate special occasions. Once you have wined and dined at this signature steakhouse, famous for its open-flame cooking, you will be tempted to find a reason to celebrate every day! The main dishes here include Oak-Roasted Prime Rib, Tender Barbecue Beef Ribs, Spit-Roasted Pacific Salmon, and Wood-Roasted Mussels, and you can be assured of attentive, friendly service throughout your meal.
The Curragh Glenview is an Irish pub that invites patrons to enjoy tantalizing drinks and delectable food in a beautiful setting. Beer aficionados will definitely be impressed by the choices available. Guzzle down a potent concoction even as you nibble on their specially curated bar bites. Their extensive menu offers a variety of soups, salads, burgers, tacos, and entrees to choose from. There is a special menu for the little ones as well. Loyal patrons swear by their Shrimp Curry, Guinness Caserole, Curragh Kale salad, and Dublin Burger. Save some space for desserts and indulge in the classic Homemade Rum and Raisin Bread Pudding. The interiors are an elegant affair with the use of wooden accents and soft lighting. The outdoor area is perfect for airy summer drinking. Be it a birthday party or a business luncheon, this chic establishment is ideal for every event. Since its inception in 1999, the pub has gained much popularity among locals and tourists alike.
Grab a pint at the historic Glenview House in Chicago. Dating back to 1878, it has been the hub of the Glenview community for decades and retains that old-school charm even today. It boasts an extensive collection of real ales, brews, beers and whiskeys, in addition to its wide range fine wines and cocktails. Do ask the staff for a recommendation to perfectly complement the European influenced American soul food on offer.
Be it a family lunch or a casual hangout with your bunch of buddies, Yard House is just the ideal place to head to. The sports bar serves a myriad of tap beers as well as international lagers and ales. The food menu is pretty extensive and offers a variety of burgers, salads, soups, and entrees to choose from. There is a fine fare for the little ones as well. Loyal patrons swear by their Skirt Steak, Jambalaya Pasta, Cuban Roast Pork Dip, and Lamb Burger. Catch up on your favorite game as you enjoy a delicious meal at Yard House.
A huge favorite with locals, Giordano’s is a must-visit for pizza lovers and anyone looking for the real deal. It is a part of the popular chain restaurant, Giordano's, and is known for specializing in hearty and delicious Chicago-style, stuffed deep dish pizzas with some of the better-known options being Bacon BBQ and Chicago Classic. It is a no-frills place with minimal decor and prompt service and their lovely outdoor patio can be enjoyed on a good day. Pizzas are also available in extra thin-crust options and their starters such as Cheesy Garlic Bread and Chicken Wings will engage your senses till your pizza arrives. You can also eat this delicious goodness in the comfort of your home with their take-out and delivery options.