An impressive new steakhouse for a classic meat town
The Windy City has a dynamic and varied culinary scene, but does anything say power lunch quite as forcefully as a Chicago steakhouse? Located on the border of River North and the Loop, the 12,000-square-foot Prime & Provisions is bringing in the city’s business, political and cultural leaders for traditional, beautifully prepared steakhouse fare, such as a hand-cut dry-aged ribeye and whipped potatoes with a horseradish and Parmesan crust. But the restaurant also speaks to contemporary sensibilities with Tuscan kale and other substantial salads, plenty of seafood and a proud note above the menu’s steak options: “Lightly finished with Wisconsin grass-fed butter. Humanely raised, no hormones or antibiotics.” Taking the healthier route might make you feel better about purchasing something from the restaurant’s in-house humidor after your meal and retiring to the patio reserved for cigar smokers.
Contact: 222 N. LaSalle St., 312.726.7777,
Cost: $16 to $28 for entrees; $32 prix fixe
The Classics: Craft Los Angeles, the Grill on the Alley, Spago Beverly Hills