This week, Crain’s Chicago Business presented an article of their choice for the Top 10 Chicago Steakhouses. With the sheer number of fantastic Chicago Steakhouses to choose from, Crain’s did not have an easy task in choosing only 10 restaurants. Rosebud Restaurants is pleased to be honored on this elite list.
Rosebud Prime is proudly listed on that selection because it is “the kind of sophisticated spot where debonair gents such as Cary Grant and Clark Gable might have settled into a booth with dry martinis. The setting plays into the image with its elegant red-carpeted stairway leading to balcony seating and tie-back drapes over stage-like windows…Given its location in the Loop’s theater district, you never know whom you may see, from politicians to financiers or the occasional star from a nearby production. Naturally the waiters wear black tuxedos; a pianist croons “Girl From Ipanema” and other classics. The menu is mostly timeless steakhouse fare. One notable exception is the grilled-shrimp fried rice starter ($17). These plump, smoky crustaceans on vegetable-studded rice are worth entree status, but there’s even better stuff to come. The New York strip ($44) is a headliner, with a little herbed butter and some Maldon sea salt on the side to play up its well-marbled flavor. The expertly seared sea scallops ($27) are serious competition from the seafood side. They’re served with a grilled pineapple and red Fresno chili relish tossed with crisp frisee. Choosing among the 18 sides could be daunting, so we’ll save you some time: Get the basic mac and cheese ($8). The crunchy crust over all that creamy yellow cheddar is sublime.” Read the full article on Crain’s Chicago Business here.