I have to say for the years I have been going to Gibson's Steakhouse on Rush Street I have enjoyed it. It was probably the third steak joint that had been to in the "Viagra Triangle" District of Chicago. Why Viagra Triangle? It becomes pretty obvious the moment you step foot into the district of this concrete jungle. Middle to Older men pull up in their over-priced European automobiles, throw money around and try to charm their way into the pants of women of all ages. It's fun to watch. Hell, a few times I have found myself driving some woman's white Mercedes sports car to her home in River North. Hey, who hasn't, right?? Well, I'm not sure my dinner, bar tab was as expensive as those gentlemens, but I digress...Any ways, lets talk about the food, because that's why you checked out this blog.
Well, let's face it, a mark of a good steak joint is their martinis. Mine always needs to be shaken with the a nice layer of ice on the top with a string of blue Cheese olives ready to be consumed after a stiff gulp of an icy, yet simple Grey Goose. Hold by the stem because the conical of the glass must be cold. Check!!
Two, what is their seafood selection? DO they have a nice sampler platter with seared tuna, large jumbo shrimp or prawns. Maybe a nice lobster tale?? Maybe I'll even do a line of Wasabi just to awaken my senses?! Ok, I like this!
Well, for this evening, I was keeping it simple: Grey Goose martinis for my guest and I and some Filet Mignon mini-sliders with some subtly fried freedom fries. If that wasn't enough, perhaps a side of blue cheese to dip the fries in. OK, I like it! Gibson's has really good steaks, good service. Would I say the best, no, I personally like Morton's on Rush, Tavern on Rush. But they serve a purpose of representing moderately priced somewhat pricey Chicago Steakhouses. To me the older "established" steak houses such as Eire Cafe as well as Gene and Georgettis barely hang in there with their quality. And their sides could have been taken from a Hungry Man or Swansons microwaveable container .