There’s nothing better than a perfectly prepared juicy steak at the end of the day. The northern Chicago suburbs have plenty of options for steak houses. But which ones are worth the trip?
The Overhead Garage Door team invites you to check out a few of our favorites. Here are the best steakhouses in northern Illinois.
The Wildfire in Schaumburg opened in 2003 and, ever since, has been serving the community some of the best chops, seafood, and steaks around. Start your meal with some baked goat cheese, crispy fried fresh calamari, or oven-roasted crab cakes. Prime rib is available in an 8-ounce and 10-ounce cut rubbed with sea salt, fresh garlic, and cracked black pepper, then slow-roasted for six hours and served with horseradish. Lunch steak options include bourbon tenderloin tips, a petite filet mignon, and a filet medallion duo with parmesan, horseradish, or blue cheese crusts. For dinner, The Wildfire adds a filet medallion trio, filet mignon, horseradish-crusted filet, Romanian skirt steak, New York strip steak, porterhouse, and char crust bone-in rib eye.
The restaurant also has a kids menu, so you can bring the whole family out for a fantastic steak dinner topped off with Door County cherry pie, triple-layer chocolate cake, or cheesecake. They also offer wine and cocktail options, such as the Stormy Night made with Effen black cherry vodka, DeKuyper watermelon pucker, and DeKuyper island punch pucker.
The Wildlife is located at 1250 E. Higgins Road and serves from 11:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Operating hours are extended to 9 p.m. on Friday, though from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and end at 8 p.m. on Sunday to round out their weekend schedule. You can enjoy 50% off your favorite bottle of wine every Wednesday. With daily lunch and dinner specials here, you’re sure to find something you like during each visit.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
In nearby Lincolnshire is Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Appetizers at this spot are burrata with prosciutto, crab cakes, sweet chili calamari, shrimp cocktail, and more. Their signature steaks include a filet mignon, prime New York strip, and certified Angus beef ribeye. You can also enjoy a specialty cut, such as the prime tomahawk or prime dry-aged ribeye. End your evening with a chocolate lava cake, creme brulee, or carrot cake.
Fleming’s address is at 960 Milwaukee Ave., and the steakhouse serves Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays until 9 p.m.
St. Charles Place
Check out the St. Charles Place, at 2550 E. Main St. in St. Charles, for a classic supper club dinner vibe. Get your taste buds ready with steak bruschetta, Parisian steak tartare, or some simple onion rings or fried mozzarella. The joint makes their burgers from the finest tenderloin steak — 10 ounces and fire-broiled to order. You can get a Swiss Cheese Mushroom, Wisconsin Cheddar and Bacon, or Patty Melt. Steak options include roast prime rib served with au jus, a filet mignon, or chargrilled ribeye.
St. Charles Place also offers a classic Steak Delmonico SCP with a 16-ounce boneless ribeye finished with garlic herb butter and chef’s potato. Still, be sure to try the Steak Au Poivre with either filet mignon medallions or a center-cut New York strip. This dish is encrusted with black pepper, finished in a fine cognac sauce, and served with chef’s side dish and asparagus. What’s more, add a 7-ounce lobster tail to any steak for just a little extra. End your evening with French Quarter beignets, chocolate mousse, or warm apple bread pudding.
St. Charles Place is open daily at 4 p.m. for your dining pleasure.
Family-owned and -operated, Stevens welcomes you to join them for a warm, comfortable setting close to home. Their excellent menu options feature appetizers, like blue point oysters, lobster mac, filet sliders, and scallops. For entrée, you can get an 8-ounce filet mignon, 14-ounce New York strip, or 20-ounce bone-in ribeye for steaks.
Plus, the restaurant serves Beef Wellington, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, steak kabobs, and a tenderloin trio with three 3-ounce filet medallions and three crusts or sauces. At lunch, you can enjoy a maple bacon filet mignon. Sides include homemade potato chips, steak fries, wild rice, roasted vegetables, or sweet potato fries. On top of that, expect live music every Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
You’ll find Stevens at 401 N Riverside Drive in Gurnee. They operate from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, though open at 11 a.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Chicago Prime Steakhouse
If you’re looking for a flavorful steak, check out Chicago Prime Steakhouse at 1444 E. Algonquin Road in Schaumburg. You can enjoy a meal here Tuesday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m., and Sunday until 9 p.m. Start with Mediterranean octopus, stuffed mushroom caps, sesame encrusted tuna, or wild shrimp ceviche. Steak options include a 10- or 12-ounce filet mignon, 13- or 16-ounce New York strip, 18-ounce bone-in Kansas City strip, and 26-ounce porterhouse.
We recommend Steak Diane made with filet medallions in a mushroom cognac sauce or Filet Au Poivre made with filet medallions with cognac peppercorn cream sauce. Other options include steak and crab cakes, steak and lobster, filet kabob, and 12- or 16-ounce prime rib. Have your steak Oscar-style with bearnaise, crab meat, and asparagus, or bacon-wrap any steak for added flavor. Wrap it up with key lime pie, apple purse, or banana bread pudding for the perfect ending to your evening at Chicago Prime Steakhouse.
The Overhead Garage Door team enjoys a good steak and hopes this list of best steakhouses in northern Illinois helps you find your next tasty steak. If you feel we missed one that belongs on this list, reach out to us at 888-966-8713 or via our secure, convenient online contact us form. We’d love to have an excuse to get out and try new steakhouses in the northern Illinois area. We look forward to hearing from you.