Like a little black dress forged from caviar, a steak dinner epitomizes classic elegance. Nosh on fashionable fare with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of broiled steaks and seafood fare at Tom's Steak House in Melrose Park.
Chefs at Tom's Steak House sear daily cut, aged USDA Prime steaks atop the open flame of a charcoal broiler, a traditional culinary technique the eatery has used since 1952. Each hearty hunk of sustenance on the menu arrives at tables inside a brazier, an oval-shaped warmer bedecked with burning charcoal to maintain temperatures and even tan lines. Entrees such as a bone-in rib-eye steak ($30.95) and a new york–cut sirloin strip steak ($27.95) travel with a freshly baked Idaho russet potato, slathered in cheese and chive sauce, and a crisp house salad. Like a court jester coated in au jus, wines imported from Germany and France artfully complement queen filet mignon ($25.95), center-cut pork chops with applesauce ($18.95), and a fresh filet of blackened or broiled Atlantic salmon ($21.95). Inside the dining room, mirrored pillars and walls reflect light from dangling chandeliers.
Tom's Steak House
Thick cuts of meats and seafood broiled over an open charcoal flame travel to tables around Tom's Steak House's elegant dining room or full bar. Filets, rib eyes, and new york strip steaks are cut fresh every day and carried to linen-clothed tables in charcoal braziers, an oval warmer filled with charcoal to keep the steak at the ideal temperature to warm mouths or soothe neck pain. The menu's myriad selections of fresh seafood, sandwiches, and salads can be paired with fine wines that introduce the robust flavors of fermented grape. Bronze chandeliers and windows inscribed with art-deco patterns loom over booths where bar patrons sip cocktails.
1901 W North Ave.
Melrose Park, Illinois 60160