One block away from McCormick Center at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Cullerton Street is the Chicago Oyster House which specializes in Prime Seafood & Steaks. The chefs prepare fresh eats from the world's depths, particularly those best served raw or extremely fresh, as in oysters and sushi. With multiple truck deliveries daily is how they ensure the freshest seafood bites to each hungry mouth. There are two raw bars inside the space. The first is dedicated to city's most selection of East and West Coast oyster varieties, served chilled in their own shells atop a bed of ice. At the second raw bar, the chefs put their focus on the art of sushi as they wrap assortment of freshest raw fish in colorful, bite-size morsels of rice, seaweed, and sauce. Behind the scenes, the kitchen is where the mouthwatering Prime Steaks are grilled to perfection along with other deep sea morsels such as grilled oysters, steamed king crab legs and delicately fried soft-shell crab. Try their 30-day dry aged NY Strip and it will keep you coming back for more.
Portsmith. Named for the notion that seafood is a staple of most port towns and our chefs are the food “smiths” and craftsmen elevating one of nature’s greatest gifts to man. When working with truly great seafood, we believe in the “less is more” approach. Sometimes the best ingredient is the one left off the plate.
Portsmith sources the best quality and freshest seafood. We honor the seafood and fisherman with bold flavors yet simple plating. Precision yet restraint showcase the natural flavors of our pristine catch. Among the most celebrated restaurant openings of 2017, Portsmith has earned 3 stars from local dining critic, Phil Vettel, among numerous other accolades from critics and local diners. Portsmith is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast on State Street, just north of Erie, at the ground floor of dana hotel & spa. Corporate happy hours, large format dining, private events, and other catered events are easily accommodated and professionally attended to in our many private spaces.
Shaw’s Crab House, Chicago’s premier Seafood Restaurant, features two dining options – the 1940’s style traditional white tablecloth Main Dining Room and the more casual and lively Oyster Bar. This American Seafood classic offers a variety of freshly shucked oysters, made to order sushi and more than 40 seafood dishes including our signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Our reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight-forward style, with crisp, professional service.