Ok Chowhounders --
It's my husbands bday in 2 weeks.
Whenever I ask him lately "What do you want to do for your bday?"
He answers in 3 words "Big! Juicy! Steak!"
I am bringing this topic to the board b/c honestly I know probably nothing about steak and what makes a good steakhouse. While I am not a vegetarian, I don't eat a lot of meat and when my husband and I tend to go out for dinner in the area, it's more like traditional vietnamese food on Olive or tacos on Cherokee.
So .. that said ... price wise -- this can be a little bit of a spendy meal - but I don't want to have to second mortgage the house. Atmosphere? I don't know -- he really loves retro stuff (maybe watching too many episodes of Mad Men). Dressy but not super super dressy -- I guess in my mind that means a tie but not jacket for him. It would be nice if we could find a place with live music -- but they probably don't make places like that anymore. I'm completely open to hearing what the board has to say.
We live in South City -- so anything up to a half hour away is fair game. Can anyone help me out?