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The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM
Weekly Planner: Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco and New Spring Menus

Wheel Wednesdays @ Antique Taco Though spring in Chicago is notoriously finicky and fickle, one good indicator that warm weather is near is the onset of food truck season at Antique Taco. More specifically, the restaurant’s sprawling Bridgeport location is kicking into spring gear with its “Wheel Wednesdays” series, which invites a handful of different food […]

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May 02, 2018 11:35 PM

Sneak Peek at Chicago's Newest Steakhouse

2017 may not wind up being as steak-happy as the past couple years in Chicago, which saw a surge in new steakhouse openings like Swift & Sons, GT Prime and STK. But there’s always something new and beefy to look forward to. Case in point: Steak 48. The same folks behind famous Mastro’s Steakhouse (and Mastro’s Ocean Club) are at it again, this time with a new endeavor elsewhere in River North. Here’s everything you need to know right now about downtown’s next great steakhouse:


Steak 48
Steak 48 in Houston

The concept comes from Jeffrey and Mike Mastro, and their father Dennis Mastro. Along with partner Scott Troilo, the team is hard at work polishing up Steak 48 at 615 N. Wabash Ave., currently slated for a summer debut. The restaurant hails from Arizona-based Prime Steak Concepts, which also operates Dominick’s Steakhouse and Steak 44 in Phoenix, plus a Steak 48 outpost in Houston. 

When it opens in Chicago, the River North restaurant will feature an upscale, modern design with a sure-to-be-lively atmosphere and stylish decor. The two-story property clocks in at 12,000-sq.-ft., divvied into various intimate dining and drinking areas, as designed by Scottsdale-based Testani Design Troupe. Of note is an 800-sq.-ft. patio, a sprawling bar area and a floor-to-ceiling glass expo kitchen. Across the multiple dining rooms, Steak 48 will contain seating for up to 250 diners. 

Menu-wise, guests can expect a bit of a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse template, anchored by prime steaks like Wagyu beef and fresh seafood flown in daily. The menu will be outfitted with shareable small plates and sides, unique salads and desserts. The restaurant will even offer plentiful options for gluten-free diners and vegetarians. 

To drink, there’s a lengthy wine list featuring varietals from across the globe, with more than 50 available by the glass. Lots more by the bottle too, including an impressive reserve list. Steak 48 will also feature an in-depth craft cocktail and spirits program to round things out. 

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