Texas de Brazil - River North - Chicago
This outpost of the well-known churrascaria, or Brazilian steakhouse, makes its home in the upscale Streeterville neighborhood on the Near North Side.
Texas de Brazil is a brief walk to the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier, but there's enough excitement within these walls to keep you entertained for at least a few hours. A generous salad bar accompanies the massive meat parade of skewers of filet, pork loin, bacon-wrapped chicken and more, which only ends when diners tell the servers to stop bringing them.
The main dining room offers a picturesque view of Streeterville skyscrapers and there's catchy Latin music thumping from the speakers. The best part about your experience here is that you get to take a piece of it home: For an extra $9, chefs will grill a dozen of the house-made Brazilian sausages for you. It's $49.99 per person for dinner (lunch is $26.99; salad bar only is $19.99).