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Jan 21, 2013 - Steakhouse stakeouts in Chicago

Chicago has been synonymous with beef for the last century and a half, and it will come as no surprise that beef features prominently in most Chicago style cuisine. Take a tour of Chicago with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charters Chicago. A gastronomic tour of Chicago is made easy for you and your group with a charter bus bringing you in style and comfort around town.

Cruise down Franklin Street in your charter bus and stop at Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf Restaurant. Exuding a sultry, jazz era charm, this sexy steakhouse is more than meets the eye. Covered in old school style leather booths, with a zinc topped bar, this is a combination that works, and charter bus diners couldn’t agree more. The 24-ounce dry-aged rib-eye is worth mentioning, several times, and the bone-in filet is an extremely expensive, but it cuts like butter. On those notorious windy Chicago nights, warm up with the beef stroganoff with house-made noodles and sherry jus. Bourbon is the drink of choice at Bavette’s, but craft beers, cocktails and a simple wine list are available as alternatives.

A true blue, home grown Chicago favorite is Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse at North Rush Street, a short charter bus ride away from downtown Chicago.  Favorite haunt of businessmen in dark suits and lovely ladies in little black dresses, Gibson’s is packed every night. The atmosphere in Gibson’s is an upscale gentleman’s club type feel, with wood paneled walls and leather upholstery. The prime aged steaks that Gibson’s serves are the main draw, which are displayed raw at the table alongside giant lobster tails. In case beef isn’t your thing, their chops and fish also come highly rated. All the servings here are gigantic, from the ice cold martinis to the single slices of cake that could easily feed four. With this in mind, diners are encouraged by the servers to share.

For a taste of steak and seafood in equal measure, dive into Keefer’s at Dearborn Street. Charter bus visitors will enter a dramatic dining room that features floor to ceiling windows, and an unforgettable 50 foot long, crescent shaped bar, with a lobster tank built into a stone wall. Chef John Hogan works magic in equal measure on both steak and seafood, with Prime porterhouse and KC strip sharing the entrée list with Dover sole meunière and seafood potpie. Don’t miss the grilled pork chop with cherry barbecue sauce and corn pudding, in case you don’t feel like beef, and of course, lobster is well featured on the menu. Lots of sides are available, but for choice, try the broccoli and garlic chips. Two smaller rooms decorated with broadcasting memorabilia are available for charter bus private parties.

For a memorable, fun filled trip round Chicago, give Bus Charters Chicago a call to help arrange your charter bus requirements. Choose from their fleet of charter buses, and take advantage of their friendly, personalized service.