If you want to wrap your lips around some of the finest steaks in the US, head on down to Chicago, where you’ll find a slew of steak houses offering every kind of steak imageable. If you thought the only thing you could do with a slab of beef was slap it on the grill and serve it with fries on the side, you’ve clearly never tried the luxurious, butter-soft Japanese wagyu beef from the Chicago Chophouse, the surf and turf at Joe’s, or the mammoth 48-ounce porterhouse at Gibson’s. If your mouth is already watering, check out our top 20 picks of the best steak houses in Chicago.

10. RPM Steak

When RPM Steak first opened, local residents were doubtful its owners (a reality star and former E! anchor) had the chops to make it a success. Fast forward a few years, and those doubters are eating their words… well, they would be, if they weren’t filling their mouths with one of RPM’s 15 different cuts of steak. Other standout items from the menu include the Big Eye Tuna Sashimi, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and a sumptuous Baked Alaska (flambeed tableside by your waiter). It certainly ain’t cheap, but if you’re looking to impress a special someone, it’s guaranteed to do just that.

1. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab

If surf and turf is your thing, then trust me when I say you don’t want to miss a visit to Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab. It’s stone crabs are enough to make a grown man weep, while its steaks are amongst the best you’ll ever eat. Just be sure you don’t fill up so much on the mains you have to skip dessert- even if you left your sweet tooth at home, you’ll kick yourself for not trying the sublime peach huckleberry pie, a divine concoction of summer peaches and huckleberries, topped with a traditional pie crust and served a la mode. As an added benefit, $1 from every slice goes towards Chicago White Sox Charities.