Steak 48 Coming to River North in 2017

Posted by Leo Clark. on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 8:24am.

Although Chicago’s River North neighborhood is already known for its plethora of steakhouses, it appears another one will be added to the already crowded line-up sometime next year. According to reports from Curbed and Crain’s Chicago Business, a new restaurant that’s being called Steak 48 will soon be coming to 615 N. Wabash, which will be the small Phoenix-based chain’s third location in the U.S.

Inside, Steak 48 will feature an upscale contemporary ambiance with somewhat of an intimate and residential feel. In addition, the menu will be much like what’s offered at the Phoenix and Houston locations, with some dishes exclusively prepared for the Chicago location.

Steaks will be sourced somewhat locally, coming from both Illinois and Wisconsin, and will be available in both small and regular sizes. The wine list will also be extensive, providing guests with 48 different options by the glass, 50 bottles on the regular list, and 200 bottles on the reserve list. Look for bottles to price anywhere from $60 to $5,000. And although the beverage selection at Steak 48 will primarily focus on wine, craft beer and craft cocktails will also be available as well.

Development of the restaurant is reportedly costing owners $5 million, and the space is already under construction. Look for Steak 48 to make its Chicago debut sometime in the winter of 2017.

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