Thursday, January 24, 2013


Top 10 Steak house in Chicago

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The 5 Best Hotels in Aruba

Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

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Top 10 Steak house in Chicago

1.Chicago Chop House
Phone 312-787-7100 Fax 312-787-3219
Address:60 W Ontario, Chicago, IL 60610

This steakhouse gets high marks for affordable prices and great steaks, salads, and baked potatoes. What's the secret? Some say it's because all three owners are always on-site to make sure everything is perfect. Others say that the quality and value can't be topped. And, here's the trivia buzz...there's a picture of every mayor of Chicago on the walls! Even City Hall doesn't have them all.

2.Gene & Georgetti
Phone:312-527-3718 Fax:312-527-2039
Address:500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60610

An institution and a draw since 1941, this establishment is one of the city's last men's club steak houses. All the waiters are male, and the maitre d' is on a first-name basis with regulars. Moreover, Sinatra dined here whenever he was in the Windy City, indulging in thick, generous steaks and wonderful Italian specialties. These dishes are still around today, thanks to the wonderful tradition that was first started more than 50 years ago. EL: Brown Line to Merchandise Mart.

3.Gibsons Steakhouse
Address:1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

Gibsons is what you would imagine a steak house to have been like during the speakeasy era. Big, aged cuts of the finest steaks, huge, ice-cold martinis, bartenders with bowties and, of course, crowds of fascinating people. Celebs and celeb wannabes make Gibson's a must-visit and a definite place to see and be seen. EL: Red Line to Clark/Division.

4.Morton's, The Steakhouse
Phone:312-266-4820 Fax:312-266-4852
Address:1050 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Below street level and exuding the ambience of an exclusive club, Morton's continually wows diners with succulent cuts of sirloin, t-bones, and filet mignon. With white linens on the tables, crystal chandeliers, and royal service, this is the perfect place for any special occasion. Lots of the city's best and brightest agree that you can't top Morton's.

5.N9NE Steak House
Phone:312-575-9900 Fax:312-575-9901
Address:440 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606

Dress for success and make your way to this restaurant, where heads turn and people sit up and take notice. The massive dining room features a 20-foot waterfall and a large, circular granite caviar and champagne bar. The New American menu features fresh seafood and thick cuts of meat, notably lobster, oysters, ahi tuna, veal, and prime-aged steaks. The wine list is hefty, and nine pages showcases wines from across the globe, grouped by varietal, producer, and taste. Reservations are recommended for Ghostbar, an ultra-hip lounge.

6.Rosebud Steakhouse
Phone:312-397-1000 Fax:312-255-9929
Address:192 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

At Rosebud, you'll feel comfortable and at ease in the welcoming dining room, but you may have a tough time deciding what to order. The menu is packed with delectable beef and seafood dishes, and you're sure to find something delectable, like a NY strip steak or potato-crusted striped bass. Salads and sides abound as well, and the wine list includes Italian, French, and Californian white, red, and sparkling wines.

7.Ruth's Chris Steak House
Phone:312-321-2725 Fax:312-321-1365
Address:431 Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

If Ruth Fertel has a Ruth's Chris steakhouse in the area, it's sure to be included on every "Top 10" list. Most people would have been intimidated to open an establishment in the backyard of such famous steak houses, but not Ruth. This restaurant, with its men's club atmosphere, holds its own and serves perfectly seasoned steaks sizzling on platters heated to 450 degrees, mouthwatering sides, and fantastic.

8.The Capital Grille
Address: 633 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611
One of the many reasons The Capital Grille has become a carnivore's mecca for Chicagoans and visitors alike is the melt-in-your-mouth, dry-aged in-house beef. Everything from the signature Veal Chop with Roquefort butter sauce to Steak au Poivre with Courvoisier cream is tantalizing. "Wine Spectator" magazine granted The Grille a "Best of Award of Excellence" for their 300-bottle wine list. The decor is simple yet elegant with Tiffany lamps, sumptuous carpeting, rich brown and forest green hues, and large windows. A lovely wine room is available for private events and occasionally serves as an additional bar.

9.The Palm
Phone:312-616-1000 Fax:312-616-3717
323 E Wacker Dr, Swissotel, Chicago, IL 60601
Perhaps best known for the caricatures of celebrities that grace its walls, The Palm also serves some of the best steaks in town. The Chicago branch of this New York-based establishment has been enthralling local politicians and sports figures, as well as business guests and out-of-towners, since its 1980 opening. Impeccable service makes dining in this beautiful room all the more enjoyable. Dark woods, rich leathers, hardwood floors, and fine linens blend to create an atmosphere conducive to romance or business.

Phone:312-787-9000 Fax: 312-787-9123
Address: 159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60610
Jazz music sets the tone at this clubby, laid-back steakhouse. House specialties include roasted prime rib of beef, horseradish-crusted filet mignon, barbecued baby back ribs, wood-roasted mussels, cedar planked salmon, and macadamia nut-crusted halibut. A selection of salads and sandwiches is also available. While waiting for your table, order a specialty martini in the lounge; you'll also find a list of microbrews and wines.

Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Hotel Description:
556 rooms, 6 floors
Special All-inclusive Packages are available!  Located in the heart of Aruba's capital, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino truly caters to all vacationers. Two distinct hotel choices offer both style and a tropical elegance. The Renaissance Marina Hotel is a hip adult-exclusive destination for travelers over 18; complete with adult-only amenities and pool area.The Renaissance Ocean Suites offers family-friendly accommodations and facilities as well as kid's activities. For guests seeking shopping and excitement, the hotel is located in the heart of Aruba's top shopping district. Beach goers can bask in the sun on the 40-acre private beach on Renaissance Island or indulge in a treatment at the exclusive Spa Cove. Group travelers have access to over 22,000 sq ft of function space at the Renaissance Convention Center as well as special themed events on Renaissance Island.

Area Airports 
Queen Beatrix International Airport - AUA
Airport Phone: 297 582 5846 
Hotel direction: 2 mile(s) W 

Driving Directions:
On the waterfront, just a 10 minute drive from Queen Beatrix International Airport and within walking distance of the vibrant center of Oranjestad. 

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. 
Alternate transportation: Rental Car;reservation required 
Bus service, fee: 2.00 USD  (one way) 
Estimated taxi fare: 20.00 USD  (one way) 
Other Transportation Bus Station  
 Arubus (1/4 mile distance) 0.3 mile(s) W

Car Rentals
At this property:
Renaissance Marina Hotel
Phone: 297-5887570

Complimentary on-site parking 
Valet parking, fee: 5 USD daily 
Complimentary off-site parking

Hotel Amenities  (Additional fees may apply to some amenities)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Non-Smoking
  • Parking
  • Restaurant On Site
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Facility
  • Kids Activities
  • Gambling Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts
  • Business Center
  • Convention Center
  • Meeting Rooms

Dining Options

Property Has 9 Restaurants On-site

Meals Served - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Restaurant Description -
The only Starbucks in Aruba served at the Renaissance
Mall the Renaissance Marketplace Oceanside.
Dress code: Casual
Phone:  297 5236751

Cafe de Plaza
Meals Served - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Restaurant Description -
Perfect among restaurants in Oranjestad, Aruba to relax
and unwind over dinner drinks.
Dress code: Casual
Phone:  297 5838826

The Lounge Midnight Grill
Type of Cuisine - American
Meals Served - Dinner
Restaurant Description -
Discover one of the Oranjestad restaurants serving
light fare all-night live entertainment until dawn.
Dress code: Dress Jeans
Phone:  297 583 6000

Type of Cuisine - International
Meals Served - Lunch - Dinner
Restaurant Description -
Renowned for the Blue Martini, the open-air bar offers
a variety of fare from sushi to burgers.
Dress code: Casual
Phone:  297 583 6000

Type of Cuisine - International
Meals Served - Lunch - Dinner
Restaurant Description -
Relax with ocean views at Solé, offering casual fare
including burgers, steak, and shrimp.
Dress code: Casual
Phone:  297 583 6000

Type of Cuisine - International
Meals Served - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Restaurant Description -
Delight in this Oranjestad restaurant s casual fare
including burgers, steak and shrimp.
Dress code: Casual
Phone:  297 583 6000

Captains Corner
Type of Cuisine - International
Meals Served - Breakfast
Restaurant Description -
Enjoy this Oranjestand, Aruba restaurant s fresh,
breakfast buffet at the Renaissance Ocean Suites.
Dress code: Casual
Phone:  297 583 6000

Papagayo Bar Grill
Type of Cuisine - International
Meals Served - Lunch
Restaurant Description -
Discover one of the shaded, open-air restaurants in
Oranjestad, Aruba overlooking Iguana beach on the
private, 40-acre Renaissance Island.
Dress code: Casual
Phone:  297 583 6000

L.G. Smiths Steak Chop House
Type of Cuisine - Steak House
Meals Served - Dinner
Restaurant Description -
This Oranjestad, Aruba restaurant s fare featuring
fresh certified Angus Beef and an extensive
international wine list in a contemporary setting with
sweeping views of the marina and bustling boulevard
below. Enjoy fine dinin
Dress code: No Jeans
Phone:  297 583 6000

Driving Directions
Direction to the Property from Airport AUA On the waterfront, just a 10 minute drive from Queen
Beatrix International Airport and within walking distance of the vibrant center of Oranjestad.

Transportation Info
City Center is within walkable distance from property Distance from City Center to property 0 MI
Nearest Metro, Bus, Subway - Arubus 1/4 mile distance 0.3 MI Transportation from Primary Airport to Property Taxi

Rental Car
Transportation from City Center to Property Taxi Rental Car
**Please Note Fees May Apply To Above Transportation**