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High Steaks

First, there was fire. Then came steak. Here, a round-up of new palaces of prime.

The smoked meat board at SideDoor

1. 437 Rush
This classic Italian go-to just off the Mag Mile has whisked away its white tablecloths and emerged with a sleek, contemporary look. The 30-ounce prime rib-eye chop ($59), we are pleased to report, remains unchanged. 437 N. Rush St., 312.222.0101

2. GT Prime
Chef Giuseppe Tentori was apparently not satisfied with his dominion over the sea at GT Fish & Oyster. Sometime early next year, in a new spot, he plans to rule the land as well. Stay tuned.

3. River Roast
Is there nothing Tony Mantuano can’t do? This summer, he and his pal chef John Hogan (see “Chefs to Watch” in this month’s cover story) are opening this waterside palace. 315 N. LaSalle St., 312.822.0100 

4. RPM Steak
Expect everything from Japanese Kobe to American wagyu at this forthcoming River North spot, an offshoot inspired by the success of steak at its bustling sibling, RPM Italian. 60 W. Kinzie St.

5. SideDoor
”We are a roasted meat emporium,” says chef Vic Newgren, of this Lawry’s neighbor. “We’re not doing foams.” Which sounds exactly like something we want the man cooking our meat to say. 100 E. Ontario St., 312.787.6768