National Seafood Month is celebrated during the month of October, and Benny’s Chop House (444 N. Wabash Ave., 312-626-2444) is an ideal place to celebrate the occasion. With more than 25 menu items of succulent seafood dishes, the restaurant’s name could as well be Benny’s Chop House and Seafood.
Executive Chef Jonathan Lane (previously of The Four Seasons – Dallas, Las Vegas, New York and Chicago) has long been a proponent of safe and sustainable cuisine. Benny’s seafood comes with a Safe Harbor Certification. This quality control system checks for major risk factors by routinely testing for mercury, pathogens, radiation, and histamines (before the seafood is sold to restaurants). This certification process provides a level of confidence which Benny’s extends to its customers, when serving some of the city’s finest seafood dishes.
Chef Lane is a pioneer in bringing sea-to-table fish to Chicago; and offers a wide variety of seafood dishes on bar, lunch and dinner menus. From Benny’s raw bar you can dine on American East and West Coast Oysters (starting $14.99), Jumbo Prawns ($19.99), Crab and Lobster ‘Louie’ ($19.99); or the crowd-pleasing Seafood Tower (for two – $69.99) filled with chilled lobster, King crab, and shrimp. The lunch menu hosts a slew of options including the Lobster Grilled Cheese ($10.99) and Halibut Tacos ($9.99). For dinner, guests can choose from Faroe Island Salmon (28.99), Australian Lobster Tail (market price), Jumbo Sea Scallops ($35.99) and more. Also, Benny’s bar menu has a vast selection of seafood choices, including Jumbo Prawns ($14.99) and Crab Cake Sliders ($9.99).
Benny’s Chop House, located at 444 N. Wabash Ave. in Chicago, IL 60611, serves 100% USDA Prime natural, dry-aged and wet-aged steaks and other cuisine in a sophisticated setting. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight. The bar and lounge remains open an hour later. Live music is presented Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information contact Benny’s at (312) 626-2444 or visit bennyschophouse.com.