Subway: Red to Grand(312) 467-9525 keefersrestaurant.com41.889410 -87.628943 20 W Kinzie St (at Dearborn St) River North, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinner (closed Sun)Average main course: $42
If you listen closely, you can hear Modest Mouse seeping softly through the dining-room speakers—the first sign that this isn’t your grandfather’s steakhouse. Chef John Hogan, also of Tavern on the Park, inflects the menu with an inescapable French sensibility. A perfectly poached egg tops the country salad of crisp frisée, and Dover sole meunière gets a classic tableside presentation. The half-dozen cuts of steaks arrive perfectly cooked and gushing with juices. Now if we could only get the staff to turn up the music.