20 W Kinzie St
(between Dearborn St & State St)
Near North Side
(312) 467-9525

In a city where most of the steakhouses have been around since the Great Depression (either the American era of the 1930s or the last time the Cubs won, you choose), Keefer’s - which opened its doors in 2001 - is considered a young whippersnappper. And lucky for us, it acts like it. Opting for a simple, modern decor and manageable menu, Keefer’s focuses on what’s important - the food and service. Don’t be surprised if chef John Hogan visits your table for a quick chat with the Bachelor (or to suggest your drunken crew avoids the calamari sauteed with Guinness Stout). Consistently voted one of the city’s best steakhouses by the Chicago Tribune, Keefer’s is a great choice for your bachelor party’s traditional steak dinner.

Venue Tip: 

Glenn Keefer is always there to greet people (he is the bald guy hovering around the bar) so say hi and buy the man a drink.

The Good: 
A simple menu where you can’t go wrong; there’s even a Bistro Menu for the uncivilized of your group. A lack of pretension found at older steakhouses.
The Bad: 
While it is a favorite of locals, you’ll do nothing to pad your cred by saying you ate here (over, say, Gibsons or Chicago Cut) since it flies under the radar.
Vote Up/Down:
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Price: $$$

Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Signature Dish: Smoked Grilled Pork Chop with a Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce and Corn Pudding

Attire: Dressier than most, as locals look to it for a nice night out.

Needs Reservations: It fills up quickly so yes.

Alcohol: Full bar (they make a mean Manhattan)