Harry & Izzy’s
Eight years after opening, Harry & Izzy’s, Craig Huse’s casual alternative to big brother St. Elmo, continues to hold its own as a clubby hangout worthy of destination-steakhouse status itself. The marbled bone-in ribeye sizzles in its own juices, an umami-rich pick among the high-quality (and high-priced), Midwest-sourced prime cuts. A well-edited menu expands beyond beef to thin-crust pizzas, seafood selections like pan-seared scallops, sandwiches, and salads. And yes, you’ll likely be tempted to start with the St. Elmo shrimp cocktail, but consider instead the equally kicky red-pepper meatballs with housemade tomato sauce.