Morton's in the Gold Coast neighborhood can be more fun, but this location, a spin-off of the Gold Coast original, is one of Chicago's best steakhouses. Excellent service and a good wine list add to the principal attraction: beautiful, hefty steaks cooked to perfection. A kitschy tradition mandates that everything on the menu, from gargantuan Idahos to massive slabs of beef, is brought to the table for your approval before you order. White tablecloths create a classy feel.
It's no place for the budget conscious, but for steak lovers it's a 16-ounce (or more) taste of heaven.