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Steak 48, New River North Steakhouse, To Open Friday

RIVER NORTH — Steak 48, a new steakhouse from the former owners of Mastro's, is moving into River North. 

The restaurant will open Friday at 615 N. Wabash Ave., according to a press release. With "bold art, an intimate, sexy layout" and a big second-floor deck with city views, Steak 48 promises an experience unlike other steakhouses Downtown. 

The mini-chain out of Arizona is run by brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro, their father, Dennis, and partner Scott Troilo. The family sold their namesake steakhouse chain to Landry's in 2013.

"Much like a new home, we really see this restaurant as a perfect reflection of who we are today," Jeffrey Mastro said in a statement. 


A first-floor dining room at Steak 48. [Barry Brecheisen]

Brian Key, formerly of Gibsons and other restaurants, is behind the menu including "ultra-premium" Wagyu beef, fish flown in from Scotland and Alaskan King Crab. Master butchers will cut meat every day in a refrigerated in-house butcher shop, and off-menu dessert items include "beignet trees."

The restaurant's decor includes a 3,000-bottle wine vault in the entryway, "semi-private dining suites" allowing looks at the kitchen and the aforementioned second-floor deck, which includes two fireplaces. There's a bar on the first floor and a reservation-only "dining bar" on the second. 

Click the slideshow above or scroll down below for more looks at the new steakhouse before it opens. The menus are embedded below as well:


Alaskan King Crab mac-and-cheese with rock shrimp. [Provided]


Red Velvet Bread Pudding


The second-floor deck overlooking Wabash. [Barry Brecheisen]


The second-floor bar and adjoining dining room.


The restaurant at 615 N. Wabash Ave. [DNAinfo/David Matthews]