Prime and Provisions
A crisp fall night in Chicago should involve a beautiful view of the cityscape and a meal to match it, and that’s what you get every time at Prime and Provisions. Think outside of the classic steak box for fall and dive into their thick-cut hickory-smoked bacon with black pepper and Midwestern honey to start. And while you’re checking out their 30 ft. wine tower deciding what to pair with your meal, Rockstar sommelier Adam Sweders will be their to help stating you’ll find “traditional steakhouse staples and a wide range of boutique varietals with 325 selections.” Every taste bud will be covered here.
222 N Lasalle, Loop (312-726-7777)
Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf
Yes, the rumors are true and the steak is still drool-worthy but that’s not all that stands out at Bavette’s. It was love at first sight with their succulent salmon tartare and perfectly cooked lamb chops. Pair that up with first class service, a speak-easy vibe and a stellar, yet accessible wine list that stays refreshed to complement their menu, this classic is a must to visit all year round. Just don’t forget to grab a nightcap in the subterranean lounge before you head out.
218 W Kinzie St, Chicago (312-624-8154)
Post theatre dinner and drinks has never looked finer than at the Dearborn. Make sure to start your meal with the Roasted marrow of beef, a perfect glass of wine from their extensive list and finish with the rosé flavored macarons of course. As general Manager Ryan Villareal states you’ll get “upscale, uncomplicated Midwest cuisine featuring local and seasonal ingredients.” Zagat 30 Under 30 Chef Aaron Cuschieri nailed this concept and will have you coming back for more all season long.
145 North Dearborn Street, Loop (312-384-1242) Pelago
Craving a getaway to Italy without leaving the city? Step inside this hidden Italian Gem that will satisfy all your black truffle and Barolo cravings. Owned by Michelin starred chef Mauro Mafrici, every detail from when you sit down, to the extra sweet petite dessert before you depart, will quench your Italian hunger until your next trip to the homeland. Grazie Mille Mauro.
201 East Delaware Place, Gold Coast (312- 280-0700)