Excellent restaurant before showI went to 312 with my girlfriend before attending a show at the Oriental Theater. The atmosphere was very nice, and the tables were far enough apart that everyone could have a conversation without having to worry about everyone else. Our server, Joey, recommended the Buffla appetizer which was excellent. Our dinners, the seafood Linguine and Lasagna, were both fantastic. The linguine had a lot of seafood for the price. Overall, I would definitely come back to 312 when attending another show in the theater district.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Fish Preparations-Chef LucaThis is my favorite spot downstown for a gourmet lunch!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM312 seafood sensationsAll 3 of us ordered a different type of seafood and all three were fabulous. This restaurant knows how to cook with flavor without putting 2 lbs of salt into everything. Our server was very helpful with the wine list and we loved both the white and red that we had. My only slightly negative would be the walnut and pear salad was boring. The location is great right in the theater district, the decor is sophisticated and the patio was comfortable.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice mealI was in the City for a seminar the following day. Had a horrendous commute in. The staff was VERY nice and quite attentive, but not too much. Decided to try a dish that I ordinarily would not have tried. It was good but not great. Just think it was not for me. Asked for a glass of wine, and the waiter asked "red or white?" I answered white and he brought me a very good chardonnay (which is my favorite wine and what I would have ordered if he had asked anything other than red or white), so that was a great treat. Dessert was nice. Again, I tried something I might not have ordinarily ordered. I wouldn't rave about the food, but it was very tasty. Just not my thing, I think. I will go back again and stick with my comfort food.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPleased with 312 ChicagoInteresting menu, exceptional wine list heavy on Italians, fils up quickly. Server was extremely attentive, asking if we had theater reservations, when we mentioned we had already seen a play, he made a point of not rushing us.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meatballs recently addedThe meatballs recently added to the appetizer menu are excellent.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPre theater gemExcellent choice pre theater or Lyric Opera. In the heart of theater district and easy walk to the Chicago Lyric Opera. Excellent three course pre-fixe menu that staff serve in a timely fashion, knowing exactly when you must leave for your curtain time.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful EveningThe food was excellent and the service was prompt, professional, and friendly.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Appetizers!All the food entres were great. We particularly enjoyed the variety of appetizers. We ordered 4 for our table of 8 and they were all great!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time had by allThe service was great and brought us samplings of appetizers while we waited for the rest of our party. Nice touch.
Very informative server and the food was perfect for all of us. Great job!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest breakfast in downtownBest breakfast in downtown Chicago for a business meeting.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Down Town Business LunchAs usual, the pan seared halibut was excellent and the service was great as well. This is by far and away the best restaurant in the loop.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM...just can't get enoughI know there are many places in the loop where I could host business lunches and breakfast but as they say, "If ain't broke. Don't fix it!"
That is what I feel about 312. The service is outstanding. The food and serving sizes meets is equal to the price you pay. The atmosphere is well suited for conversation as you are not bombarded with outside noise.
I've had lunches/breakfast ranging in size from 2 - 15 and I have never had a bad experience.
Kudos to the staff and owners at 312.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant mainly servesThis restaurant mainly serves the theatre crowd so our orders were served quickly. My Salmon was grilled perfectly to my specifications.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPretheatreEnjoyed the view from the booth next to the windows on the seconds floor
Food was excellent service was outstanding5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food/Marginal ServiceThe food was fantastic & although our server was friendly, as soon as the theatre crowd emptied the restaurant, everyone started cleaning around us & it was basically like we weren't there. We had to flag down our server for the check & ask for dessert to go (we had a price fix dinner), because we had an 8:00 show to get to. We ended up having to leave without our desserts.
I'd highly recomend the salmon, it was amazing.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable Birthday Experience312 Chicago is a great place to eat and celebrate events. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he & I had a smile since we walk in the door to the end of our dinner. Great place to eat. The food is so amazing. This was our first time at 312 Chicago and I would love to come back to experience great service. The wine was great and affordable.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA great option for theater goersOverall very good. Service was attentive and knowledgable. Food was well prepared and tasty and was presented very well. A tad pricey for the portions which are on the smaller side, but we didn't leave hungry.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Downtown Business BreakfastGreat place to take a cusotmer for breakfast and the food is superb.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest salmon I've ever had.
WentBest salmon I've ever had.
Went right after the theatre so the place went from empty to full very quickly, but they were ready for everyone and service was good.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA pre-theatre dinner for aA pre-theatre dinner for a party of 8. I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially for a larger group. Drinks arrived a bit slow probably a function of a very busy bar. Food was outstanding.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in the theatre district!My request for a round table for our group of 8 was perfect! We all enjoyed our dining experience. The food was great, service was exceptional and the vibe in the restaurant was fantastic for a Saturday night!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe reason I'm giving ServiceThe reason I'm giving Service 2 stars is because our server did not attend to our table between the delivery of our wine before the first course and after dessert to deliver the check. I wanted to order more wine to go with the second course, and then maybe a drink to go with dessert. But instead my glass was empty for over 35 minutes, during which time my tap water was also empty for 10 minutes before being refilled.
The food itself was excellent and timely, and it was still a great meal. My wife and I understand that larger parties typically receive more attention than couples. But is it too much for a couple to want a second glass of wine on their 7th wedding anniversary?5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA pre-theater must...Once again, this was our "go-to" spot for a nice, relaxed and creative dinner before theater. We arrived early and received our table, actually our favorite table, promptly and without a concern. The prix-fixe three course menu has been a wonderful addition to the atmosphere and this time my wife chose it and I used the regular menu, just the opposite of our last visit. We were surprised by the delivery of an amuse-bouche, a chef's small plate for each of us, with tomato and buffalo mozzarella cheese, wrapped with proscutto, warmed and served with aged balsamic, an antipasti we vowed to order when next we dine there. Service was pleasant and well-timed. This is an establishment with consistent quality and one of our favorites.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pre-theater location!We had tickets to see a show next door at the Cadillac Palace and the wait staff and kitchen were extraordinary in getting our meal to us quickly, so that we could relax and enjoy our meal, the ambience wine and conversation, without a rush!!
I've already sent people there and will be back!!
We had a delicious meal and excellent evening.
Thank you Chicago 312!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for pre-theatre!Especially love the beef carpaccio, foccacia bread & olive tapenade5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIdeal312 is ideal as a nearby restaurant to the Cadillac Palace Theatre. The prix fixe menu was wonderful. I would definitely go there again when we are attending a play in the area. Petterino's is not the only place!!!! The valet parking at the Allegro Hotel made dining and seeing the show a splendid occasion.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMservers a plusWe have eaten at 312 3 times and all have been exceptional experiences. The servers are incredible and add to the wonderful food choices. Can't wait to go back.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDirector Apostol's ReviewGood food....great service and friendly atmosphere add up to a great place to have lunch or dinner.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is a great find.This place is a great find. Food, service were awesome. Yummy . We had a large group and they did a fabulous job. Good was hot and right on time.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMwould have preferred 1st floorwould have preferred 1st floor seating and did not like the crowded entrance. But our food was excellent. Gluten Free menu was really good. Service was timely4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood presentation was veryFood presentation was very appealing and tastefully prepared. Service was very good and attentive. Crowd noise was louder than I had anticipated but cannot really fault staff for that - other patrons should be more considerate. Deserts were wonderful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect pre-theatre dinner!Perfect pre-theatre dinner! They really had a nice menu with many unique additions to the preparations. We will definitely return!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent spot for business, pleasuConfidently and efficiently professional from check in at the maitre'd stand through service and presenting the bill. Food always is delicious and creatively prepared, the buzz in the dining room, while noisy, is energetic. An excellent restaurant for business lunch or a special place for lunch while shopping or visiting the Loop.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect location if goingPerfect location if going to the theater. We were there for brunch and it was excellent. Plan to go back sometime for dinner.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent location for theExcellent location for the Theater goer. The Sunday brunch menu has a good choice of dishes and the food preparation was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive, responsive and knowledgeable. Definitely would return for brunch and will try for another meal time.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time for diningOur first time for dining on the second floor. As has been our experience, the food was excellent and the atmosphere noisy but friendly - lots of diners having a good time. It was a Saturday night and quite busy. We had to remind our waiter more than once that we had been waiting a long time and that other tables were being served before the waiter got to us. We still will come to 312 Chicago whenever staying at the Allegro, and suggest it to our friends.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM312 offers theater goers a312 offers theater goers a pleasant dining option. We both had the linguini, the sauce was very good, tomato cream slightly spicy with seafood (mussels, clams, shrimp and bay scallops). The seafood was a little over cooked but over all ok. We had the Buffalo as an appetizer, I would highly recommend it, wish I had ordered two. I will return to 312, it had been awhile and I liked the overhaul of the menu.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConvenient and fast!was just around the corner from the Cadilliac Palace theater. Not very crowded on a Friday evening. Service was very friendly and efficient. Food items came out very fast(almost too fast!) A bit high with prices ,but it is downtown Chicago.
Would eat there again if going to the theater.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wines are overpriced,The wines are overpriced, but other than that, it was a pleasant meal.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt has been too long sinceIt has been too long since I had been back. Picked it for a business lunch and because my manager is a Vegan, loved the fact they had a menu that was more than one item for him. The prix fixe is a great idea too! Definitely going back. My only complaint is that it was a bit noisier than expected, but overall very satisfied.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome MD teamMaitre D team was excellent. Kept a bheavy lunch flow of traffic moving swiftly.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain, this is a regular stopAgain, this is a regular stop for us when there is downtown theater. We were early due to light traffic, but were welcomed and shown to our "regular" table without hesitation. We noted the "prix fixe" and pre-theater menu had been considerably broadened to allow choice of three appetizers, three main courses and three desserts and at a most reasonable price in addition to the regular menu and as always, with a very nice selection of wines by the glass in addition to those by the bottle. Service was nicely paced and waitstaff were diligent but not bothersome. While we did have a table of young women nearby who were quite noisy this time, we've found that to be the exception rather than the rule. It remains a favorite of ours.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI and my entire party wereI and my entire party were very impressed with 312 Chicago. The menu offered a varied selection of options. The wine menu was vast, with something for everyone. It's location close to the theater district makes it a fine choice for dinner prior to seeing a play.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT service! GreatEXCELLENT service! Great food. Very enjoyable experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific food, great service,Terrific food, great service, traditiona elegant decor.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the food is very goodWhile the food is very good but not exceptional, the overall experience is excellent. We are theater series holders and make it a point to eat 312 when attending the Cadillac Palace Theater for the past several years. The staff always has made us feel welcome(even when we bring our grandchildren) and the structured service is impecable. Never have to ask for anything.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing, definitelyThe food was amazing, definitely worth the price. Their fixed price offering was particularly impressive. Highly recommend the scallops and the tortellini with flour less chocolate cake.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWe always enjoy going to 312. We go at least 4 times a year.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made a reservation forWe made a reservation for brunch the morning after our daughtèr's wedding, which had been held at Hotel Allegro. It was so wonderfully convenient to be able to just walk down the corridor and have a lovely, relaxing time! Our waiter was very attentive and the brunch menu had a number of items that were unusual and appealing. The bacon, chedder omelet with white bean ragu was delicious, as was the short rib hash and brioche French toast. I would certainly go back, and also try it for lunch when I am in the loop.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM