Although struck with much drama after their recently departed chef, L20 has fared well so far. The Wagyu, Lobster, and Périgord Truffle, one of the courses on the over-indulgent tasting menu offers elegant seafood in delightful Tatami Rooms, appointed with grass-mat floors and sliding doors.
2300 N. Lincoln Park West. 773.868.0002. http://www.l2orestaurant.com/
2. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
For 96 years, no visit to Miami has been complete without stopping in at Joe’s Stone Crab, one of the most legendary restaurants in the world. In 2000, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab premiered in Chicago, the result of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You, ICON, LLC and the Weiss family. Featuring prime bone-in steaks, an extensive selection of jet-fresh seafood and delicious Florida Stone Crabs, Joe’s quickly became one of the most popular dining spots in Chicago.
60 E. Grand Ave. 312.379.5637. http://www.joes.net/chicago/
3. Morton’s the Steakhouse
The Original Morton's The Steakhouse location is in the heart of Downtown Chicago. Nestled between the streets or State and Rush, this basement restaurant has entertained countless celebrities and Chicago's well-known. The rich wood and the grotto-like feel of the space can only be found at the original.
1050 N. State St. 312.266.4820. http://mortons.com/statestreet/
4. Shaw’s Crabhouse
Shaw’s serves more than 40 seasonally fresh seafood entrees as well as Prime Steak. Seasonal specialties include Fresh Alaskan King Crab Legs, Copper River Salmon, Nantucket Cape Scallops and Florida Black Grouper and always delicious Whole Maine Lobsters.
21 East Hubbard St. 312.527.2722. http://www.shawscrabhouse.com/chicago/index.shtml
5. The Capital Grill
Just blocks from The Looking Glass Theater and a short cab ride from The Shakespeare, Chicago and Steppenwolf Theaters, the Lobsters at the Capital Grill are to die for. Fresh from the Atlantic and delightfully sweet, they broil their lobsters to caramelize the natural sugars and enhance the flavor even more.
633 N. St. Clair St. 312.337.9400. http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/Locations/Chicago/Main.asp?s_cid=slyelpppc&kwyelp=Chicago