Michael Jordan's Steak House
Michael Jordan’s Steak House: where one of the biggest names in sports bestows his name upon one of the best steakhouses in Chicago, with both achieve amazing things. With a goal to “elevate the steakhouse experience to the Michael Jordan level,” Michael Jordan’s Steak House invites you to kick off a championship meal at the bar. Cocktail selections resonate with machismo (in a good way) with beverages like Hemingway’s Blackout (Eldorado 8, orgeat, and Luxardo maraschino) and John Wayne’s Last Ride (Woodford Reserve, Cappelletti, Dolin Rouge, Aztec chocolate bitters). There’re also some exceptional pre-dinner wines and beers, bottled and on draft. Really, though, this is a steak house—so please do seriously consider a cocktail.
The 2017 Michelin Guide judges Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse to be “very good,” indeed, and explains, “Leave your dated 1993 Bulls jersey in the closet for a meal at this swanky steakhouse, tucked just off the lobby of the InterContinental Hotel. Leather and velvet accents telegraph an upscale vibe, and references to His Airness are subtle, from oversized sepia photographs of basketball netting to a 23-layer chocolate cake for dessert. A glass of Amarone with a dry-aged Porterhouse is always a slam-dunk, but the kitchen also turns out pleasing modern twists on steakhouse classics. Chicago's famous Italian beef gets an upgrade with smoked ribeye and aged provolone. Similarly, the traditional wedge salad is presented as a halved small head of baby romaine, layered here with creamy Wisconsin blue cheese and thick slabs of crispy bacon.”