• Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

As winter approaches, a new prime-cut steakhouse is heating up the grills, providing guests with filling meals and an upscale spot for meetings. Steak 48 is now open in the River North neighborhood, the latest venture from the famed Mastro family. The bi-level space encompasses 12,000 square feet and offers 450 seats in total, accommodating both full restaurant buyouts and more intimate group settings. Options include an 800-square-foot outdoor patio with two fireplaces, a bar on each level and multiple dining room “suites” that offer semiprivate space. Executive chef Brian Key (Gibson’s, Weber Grill) prepares USDA prime steaks with eight unique toppings, as well as chops, seafood and shellfish and unique appetizers and side dishes that are sourced locally when possible. 

Jennifer Dalsbo, recreation sales manager for Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, just north of the Illinois border in Wisconsin, shares her best advice for planning a golf outing for a group.

 

Z BAR, the globally inspired cocktail lounge atop The Peninsula overlooking Michigan Avenue, offers customized batch cocktails for groups in an upscale, but relaxed atmosphere. The individual responsible for dreaming up and preparing these communal beverages is Vlad Novikov, who’s official title is director of cocktails and culture. Novikov’s travels frequently inform his mixology.