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312 Chicago
312 Chicago

312 Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.312chicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 696-2420
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:00pm, Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday 8:00am - 10:00pm; Lunch: Monday 11:00 am - 2 pm; Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; Dinner: Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    *Closed for Dinner on Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Luca Corazzina
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Private Dining spaces can host events that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and cocktail receptions for up to 300 people.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 312-696-2420

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Randolph
  • Public Transit: CTA: Clark/Lake Stop Blue/Green/Brown/Pink/Purple Line Stop (Exit to Thompson Center, then go 1/2 block west)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is at the Hotel Allegro (171 W. Randolph), just past the restaurant west on Randolph.
    Receive reduced rates with 312 Chicago parking validation stamp:
    Validated Parking Rates:
    0-3 hours - $13
    3-6 hours - $18
A word from 312 Chicago
312 Chicago proudly supports the Green City Market and local farms dedicated to community-based sustainable agriculture, organic farming and naturally raised livestock. Our chefs serve contemporary and traditional Italian dishes using seasonal, locally grown ingredients. Our extensive wine collection, featuring more than 200 American and Italian wines, is displayed throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms. At the bar, enjoy superb spirits and wines by the glass representing a duality of American and Italian varietals.

312 Chicago is centrally located the Loop Theater and Financial District. Every room offers iconic city views including City Hall, the Thompson Center, the Board of Trade and the Cadillac Palace Theater. The ambiance evokes the comfort and sophistication of a 1930’s supper club, but the style is pure, modern elegance with rich walnut wood and dramatic chandeliers.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Right near all the theatres on Randolph St. and so close to all the government buildings on Washington. Valet Park for just $13. Service is fast and friendly. All the Italian meals prepared top-notch. Priced very moderate. Extensive wine list, but we saved money by bringing our own bottle, with chilled bucket service provided. Reminds me of so many New York eateries, convenient and tasty. Upper level rooms classy tables and directly connects to the Hotel Allegro Hotel with its fancy Deco lobby and warm charm. We will make this our go to restaurant from now on whenever we are in the Loop!"
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "We had a marvelous meal with attentive service on a holiday weekend(frequently a problem in the city). The scallops and carpaccio were an excellent start. My salmon was grilled just right and my husband's pork was a flavorful huge portion. The chocolate torte dessert was excellent."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday and had the buffala and burrata appetizers. The food was delicious, much better than expected and our server was extremely pleasant and attentive. Check it out for lunch if you're in the area."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Try the roasted pork tenderloin with guanciale and brandy pan sauce. Incredibly good! The grilled prosciutto wrapped buffalo mozzarello appetizer was fantastic. Great service, personable, friendly and professional all in one. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Service was excellent- friendly, professional and attentive staff and the food was superb! From presentation to serving size, it was simply perfect. This is some of the best Italian food I've had while visiting Chicago. The ambiance is lovely and relaxing - perfect for a relaxing meal with great conversation. I will go back again when visiting."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Love this place for a nicer lunch option- this visit was with a girlfriend, but it is also great for business lunch."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "I stayed at the hotel allegro so as far as convenience to location and a last minute reservation it worked out great. They had a pretty big wine list and the waiters and staff were friendly. It was advertised that the pasta was fresh and homemade but it tasted like it was previously frozen. I would probably only come back if it was because of a convenience to wherever I was staying."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Was drawn in by the roof top garden freshness...and will return for the outstanding service and taste. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We sit at the Chef's Bar all the time. Sous Chef Juan and his crew are amazingly talented and thoroughly entertaining. The menu, including the wine, is thoughtful, tasty, fresh, and full of complexity. The service is extraordinary, knowledgable, and thorough. Nothing pretentious….just a great restaurant with a great staff."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Always great food and service They have a three course special which is worthwhile although I have to cut my portions in half. What I take home gets eaten by my girlfriend Never see it in the refrig past the next morning They have a spot along the north side were you can sit No music or distractions from other diners. My hearing ain't what it used to be so I need the ability to hear someone talk without a lot of ambiant noise."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The waiter's advice was spot on, the food delectable and the noise level low enough enough so we could talk to one another."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "312 Chicago - Par Excellence! We were a small party of four to celebrate our son and daughter-in-law's 1st anniversary. We were greated and treated with welcoming respect and good humor. Chef Luca Corazzina never fails to delight with his cullinary mastery. The scallops with mango salsa appetizer - to die for. My son and I ordered the dry aged strip steak special - perfection. My husband was quite happy with his Salmone as was my daughter-in-law with the Bucatini. Our server, Sal, was impeccable in every way and has a wonderful sense of humor! I love that 312 has partnered with the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation for their tennis shoes campaign. Bring is tennies and get a free dessert! We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Overall, a wonderful experience. The servers were very attentive and prompt and recommended the appropriate wine to pair with our entrees. The restaurant gave us a special treat in honor of our celebration. I would especially recommend this restaurant for those attending theatre/concert or event in the downtown Loop area."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Consistent food, decor is a little tired, service a little slow"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great service, nice, typical Italian place but the food was OK. Not bad at all but just not that tasty. Nice menu though."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is a lovely restaurant with excellent appetizers, entrees, and desserts. It has a great bar and a very nice wine list. They make sure you are not rushed, but get to the theater on time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our server, Trixi, was thoughtful & readily available. We were so pleased with her & appreciated not feeling rushed whatsoever. The staff went the extra mile to make our anniversary dinner special & the food was delicious as always"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "On a weekend that was busy for downtown (Lollapalooza, Bears Family Day), 312 was a nice-paced place to be. Great service and great food. A perfect dinner before my date with my wife at the theater. Not overcrowded and not to loud. Only a couple of blocks from the theater. My wife had the Tortaloni and can't stop talking about it!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed a truly excellent experience recently at 312 Chicago. Located very near the Civic Opera House and other theaters this restaurant features a beautifully appointed dining area with a quiet atmosphere. The service was friendly and not intrusive but very attentive. The wines were all very well suited to the food and the food itself was worth the visit. They took care of vegan needs very well so each of us had a marvelous meal. I highly recommend it for a nice quiet dinner experience and for groups up to 6 from what I saw. They may have larger areas upstairs so I cannot speak for that."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. Found on open table. Group of 6 of us were in town for a wedding. Had a variety of items on the menu but salads, appetizers and entrees all fantastic. Gnocchi with basil pesto was unique and tasty."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Went prior to theatre. Delicious food, and service was good. Not rushed, but made sure we got our food to get out on time. Enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Three people in my party said that the steak was the best they have had. I had risotto which was the special and although it was good it was very filling. I would recommend it as an appetizer instead. One person in our party had the octopus and said it was very tender. There was plenty of bread with a great dipping olive oil and spice sauce. The restaurant couldn't accommodate our party of 9 but we sat 6 at one table and three at a table next to us which worked out fine. I would definitely recommend and return."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We managed to have three courses in a little more than an hour. The salmon was excellent. The berry tart could have used more berries."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Amazing buffala, amazing halibut, amazing fillet, and the freshest fruits in their amazing desserts. Really made our romantic night out one to remember."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We were seated promptly. Foid came out quickly, but other than that the service was less than optimal -- slow. Food was excellent and the portions were a good size, but not too big."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Stayed at the Alleggro and discovered through Open Table reviews that the adjacent restaurant was supposed to be good. I normally go wandering the neighborhood and don't eat in hotels, but the reviews said it was good....and it was. Creative dishes and excellent service, especially from Chuck. Reasonable priced for a downtown hotel as well. On my 2nd night I was going to eat somewhere different, but with the hour and my good experience the night prior, I broke one of my rules in travelling and went back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We ate here prior to seeing Brigadoon on a Saturday. Our waiter Eric was outstanding. i have an allergy to nuts and he offered alternatives to the preparation of the different menu items. He was very attentive during our visit and put us at ease regarding getting to the show. The food was delicious. I had the tortellini and my wife had the risotto. The flourless chocolate cake for desert hit the spot. During the meal, my wife spilled some chocolate sauce on her white sweater. She was trying to wipe it off with a napkin and the manger quickly came over and brought some seltzer water to clean it. Its little things like this, that show you how important it is for them to make it a special dining experience"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dinner at 312 Chicago. The food was excellent with good portions and also had many gluten-free options. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the offerings and gave attentive service. Nice décor and maître d' was very cordial and came by a couple of times to see if we were enjoying our meal and that the food was good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If you are attending a show in Chicago's theater district, you will find that 312 Chicago is an an excellent spot to dine before the show. Good food, excellent service, and close to all of the theaters. Whether you order pasta, seafood, beef or chicken, the preparation and presentation is excellent, and the food is very good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were going to the Goodman Theater. 312 Chicago was a convenient location with very reasonable valet parking through the hotel next door. We enjoyed our meals, service was good, and we were finished in plenty of time to get to the theater."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food is too greasy and overpriced, service is good and fast. The location is great, but food, not so much."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food at a reasonable price for before going to the theater. Have already recommended this restaurant to some friends :)"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I surprised my husband with tickets to the Motown Musical at the Oriental Theater right down the street. I was looking for a restaurant that was close enough to walk. What a great find!! 312 Chicago felt perfect the minute we walked in with wonderful smiles and greetings. The food was delicious, we opted for the full course meal with a dessert that was scrumptious. The ambiance is that of a 5 star restaurant, with wonderful service from making sure our water glasses were full to timing our courses perfectly. We were on time for Motown and 312 Chicago made it a perfect evening. I'm not sure my husband can top this one!!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "312 is conveniently located near theaters, city hall and the business district with transportation and parking nearby. However, the menu has little to offer vegetarians."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch; the food and service were very good. Our portions were just right and no one wanted dessert. It was a little hard to hold a conversation among the three of us."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "It's often hard to get a reservation in the downtown theater district for dinner before a show. 312 was available, we gave it a try, and were pleased."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Although our initial impression was not favorable due to the dark décor and closed-in environment, the superb service, wines and food made the evening memorable. The waiters were very professional and assisted with excellent wine and meal choices. Kudos to the kitchen and Chef for beautifully presented plates and delicious courses. Perfect spot for an elegant meal before strolling to the Goodman theatre!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband, daughter and I had a wonderful pre-theatre meal at 312. The food and service were excellent and it was a quick (less than 5 min) walk to the Oriental Theatre."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is the second time I have taken my family to this restaurant and both times the food and service have been excellent. I have ordered the prefix but also individually off the menu. Great appetizers (buffalata), pasta, steak, etc. good wine list as well."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion, and we picked the perfect place. Upon arriving, we were led to a very romantic table that the hostess reserved especially for us. That was followed by superb service - attentive but not intrusive. The monk fish special was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had, and I eat out a LOT. I highly recommend 312 Chicago for your special occasion, or just to have a wonderful experience"
    Dined on 7/18/2014