Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Rosemont
One of the best steakhouses in Chicago is Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Rosemont, a fine place for steak that feels like, but isn’t, downtown. As the Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse website explains, “Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse proudly serves USDA Gibsons Prime Angus beef. We are the only restaurant group in the country to be awarded its own USDA Prime Certification. Our beef is region specific to upper Midwest sustainable farms and is breed specific Black Angus. It is corn fed for 120 days and aged for 40 days providing maximum flavor and tenderness.”
We’re fans of grass-fed beef (cows were designed to eat grass) but we have to admit: there is nothing like corn to fatten up cattle and give the meat the mouth-filling luxuriousness we’ve come to expect.
Angus beef, in case you didn’t know, comes from Aberdeenshire and Angus, Scotland; it’s the most popular native breed of beef in the U.K., and it makes for some tasty steak. At Gibsons Bar & Restaurant, you can get your Angus steak as bone-in sirloin, T-bone and porterhouse, as well as many other cuts, and you might want to consider ordering the W.R. Chicago Cut. Named after William Rice, formerly a food writer for the Chicago Tribune, the W.R. Chicago Cut was named by Zagat one of “8 Must-Try Steaks around Chicago”; it’s a 22 ounce bone-in rib eye that you’ll savor on the plate and then in your mind/taste memory for days to come.
Another contender for your attention is the Niman Ranch pork chop. Now, pork is not usually what people go at a steakhouse to enjoy, but pork this good should not be given short shrift. Niman Ranch pork is humanely raised, largely in pastures (which seems to produce better meat…and a cleaner conscience), on a one hundred percent vegetarian diet and without hormones or antibiotics, ever. Also, this Niman Ranch pork chop is a heckuva good piece of pig meat.