A true classic and multi-award winning establishment in Indianapolis, St. Elmo Steak House has been delighting discerning diners for generations since first opening in 1902. Even though it has changed hands a few times and undergone renovations, it continues to attract the masses with its elegant yet inviting atmosphere along with its juicy steaks, chops, chicken, and seafood. Be sure to arrive hungry as the menu offers a range of hearty steaks, including a 28-ounce porterhouse, 20-ounce bone-in cowboy rib eye, and 21-ounce pork chops. Add on a side dish or two, such as a loaded baked potato, creamed spinach, and king crab mac ‘n’ cheese, and you have a truly satisfying meal. Be sure to check out their extensive drinks menu as well.
St. Elmo Steak House, 127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN, USA, +1 317 635 0636
Nestled inside an 1880s building — one of the oldest in Minneapolis — Murray’s has been serving delicious steaks since 1946. Started by Art and Marie Murray, the legendary establishment is still run by the family; specifically, three of Art and Marie’s grandchildren. Whether a romantic outing or a family celebration, the environment at Murray’s is perfect for any occasion. For a truly decadent meal, order the Silver Butter Knife Steak for two, which features a 28-ounce strip sirloin carved table-side, along with a side of au gratin potatoes and asparagus. To complement the meal, order a cocktail, a glass or bottle of wine, and finish with something sweet.
Murray’s Steakhouse, 26 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 339 0909
Chicago‘s Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse is a true gem of a steakhouse attracting everyone from locals to out-of-towners to celebrities — check out the restaurant’s celebrity wall, which is plastered with photos of the famous guests who have dined there. The dining room is classic, decked out with banquet seating, booths, and regular chairs, in addition to medium and dark woods. Highlights from the menu include the 24-ounce bone-in sirloin, 14-ounce filet mignon, and the gigantic 48-ounce porterhouse. Side dishes include the baked sweet potato, Brussels sprouts with maple bourbon butter and bacon, and sautéed spinach. A meal at this award-winning steakhouse wouldn’t be complete without something from the expansive wine list.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 266 8999
If you’re looking for a delicious steakhouse in a home-style environment, then look no further than Citizen Kane’s Steak House in the heart of Kirkwood, Missouri. Tucked inside a turn-of-the-century Victorian house, Citizen Kane’s is a great place to visit for a relaxing meal with family and friends. For dinner, start out with some flavorful sautéed mushrooms with wine, garlic and herbs, before tucking into an entrée of tenderloin medallions with a choice of sauce and a side dish. For something sweet, the caramel Kahlua flan is a winner. A great wine list is also available.