Where’s the beef? The good stuff, at least, is at Chicago’s top steakhouse, which we’re presenting here.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

“If you can’t get to Miami Beach,” fans recommend this River North echo of the famed Florida original, where steaks are “cooked just right” and the “high-quality” seafood includes “not-to-be-missed” stone crab; it’s all served by “charming, unpretentious” staffers in “bustling” dark wood–accented digs, and if the “special-occasion” tabs make some “crabby,” well you can always go when “someone else is paying.”