Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and belt the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of steak-house fare and drinks at St. Charles Place in St. Charles.
The talented chefs of St. Charles Place treat patrons to a lengthy menu of USDA hand-selected steaks and fresh seafood in a classic supper-club setting. Saganaki ($7.99) ignites appetites with a potent tableside pairing of greek cheese and real, farm-fresh fire. A kitchen captain encrusts the steak au poivre's filet mignon medallions ($29.99) and manhattan-cut strip steak ($32.99) with black pepper before accessorizing the juicy slabs with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Just-baked french bread embraces the bistro burger, a half-pound tenderloin patty cloaked in cognac sauce, sautéed mushrooms, and caesar salad ($9.99). The famous sherry-sautéed shrimp de jonghe disguises itself in garlic, butter, and breadcrumbs ($22.99) to evade the cameras of jealous anchovy paparazzi. St. Charles Place's red and black interior transports diners to an earlier era with leather banquettes, eclectic artwork, and white-draped tables that just dare glasses from the international wine list to spill over.
St. Charles Place Steak House
At St. Charles Place Steak House—known for its ribeye steak featured on Chicago's Best—plates of USDA Choice steaks and upscale seafood complement white tablecloths, leopard-print chairs, a big fireplace, and hardwood walls covered in vintage posters. Chefs round up clams, lobster, and crab for seaside starters, such as the signature oysters rockefeller, and toss fresh salads with both seafood and slices of grilled chicken breast or filet mignon. For entrees, half-pound tenderloin steak burgers and char-grilled racks of lamb offer savory alternatives to pasta plates such as Cajun fettuccini alfredo. Outside the dining room’s throwback decor, St. Charles Place Steak House also feeds crowds with banquets served amid a fresh, floral centerpiece that, through the magic of photosynthesis, converts the elegant crystal chandelier’s light into buttery dinner rolls.