Because sometimes a girl needs her meat and potatoes

As Midwesterners, we typically aren’t ones to brag, but we’ve got to give ourselves props where props are due: No city does the steakhouse quite like Chicago. Here, 12 temples to beef that will get your mouth watering faster than you can say “filet.”

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4. RPM STEAK

Let’s give a big round of applause to Giuliana Rancic, because the girl knows her steak. The servers here go above and beyond to make you feel pampered; consider them the tour guides of your epic culinary adventure. P.S. Don’t miss the lighter-than-air Parker House rolls.

66 W. Kinzie St.; 312-284-4990 or rpmrestaurants.com