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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Worked out perfectly for a breakfast business meeting."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The coffee was smooth, the juice freshly squeezed, and the wait staff have a great sense of humor. I had the eggs benedict with egg whites and smoked salmon and a side of armes an cheese potatoes. It was pure perfection! The salmon had a delicate infusion of flavors that gave the dish just the right harmony."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great place for fish and pasta. This is a downtown gem for lunch."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The noise levels were far too high in the dining area - hard to hear the conversation."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My group of eight colleagues was well-accommodated by the friendly staff and also impressed by the food. The breakfast menu has a good variety and the portions are generous. 312 is a great place to eat in the Loop. I hope to try their lunch and dinner!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Salmon was perfectly grilled and moist on the inside. The scallop appetizer was a wonderful mix of flavors - sweet, savory & spicy. Burrata was nicely done and tomatoes well seasoned. Pork loin was also very good. We enjoyed the wine pairing."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Trying to create a separate identity from Kimpton hotel that it is next to and affiliated. Service was friendly if not the most polished. Food was surprisingly good. I'm betting the chef will be onto his/her own place soon, bug in the meantime a nice find."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had dinner for 2 at 312 on a Saturday night in July. We chose the restaurant because it was very close to our hotel, the Allegro not realizing it was in the hotel. It was excellent. We had the three course fixed price menu option and it was excellent. - The salmon was prepared just right and the portions were nice sized for all three courses. Desserts were excellent as well. Service was attentive and excellent as well."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is a really comfortable dependable restaurant. Our second time here and good once again. It feels like a solid place to go...not your normal 'connected to a hotel' place. Also fairly easy to get reservation. Nice for fish, but also has plenty of beef and vegetarian options."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We're a family group, with varied tastes. We've had wonderful service--twice recently with the same waiter, who takes great pains to make sensible suggestions and accommodate individual requests. The food is dandy, but the service is truly outstanding."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a great meal before going to the theater. Staff was very professional and accomplished. Best of all, the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our second time at 312 and once again we were delighted by the great food, outstanding (and friendly) service and the convenience to the downtown theater district. In addition to having attended a matinee that afternoon we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. What a charming surprise to find a card, signed by the entire restaurant staff, at our table when we were seated (they gave us dessert as well). The 3 course "pre-fixe" with wine pairing is a true bargain and particularly nice if you are catching a show at one of the nearby theaters. Perhaps most impressive is not the food (which is excellent) or the nicely selected wine list, but the incredible service by friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We found 312 Chicago to have delicious Italian food, excellent service and made our 47th Anniversary a special occasion. The Capesante (Seared Scallops), Burrata (Burrata Cheese with Grilled Crostini), Fileto (Beef Tenderloin w/Porcini Mushroom Sauce), and Torta di Cioccolato were all excellent The oil dip mixture served with the three types of Italian bread was delicious. If you like Italian food you must make 312 Chicago a must to dine at. Chef Luca Corazzina, Italian-Born, has created a great menu of Italian dishes to select from."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were headed for Goodman, and this is nearby, with excellent food, great service, and quiet enough to hear our own conversation. This is definitely on our list of pre-theater spots!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a good seafood dinner, and boy, did we find it at 312! We split the scallop appetizer, salmon entree, and homemade cappachino ice cream.Wonderful! Service couldn't have been better, either! We asked one waiter where Eataly was, and when he didn't know he got a waitress to come over and explain. Very friendly, but professional. Place was only half full, and quiet. It should be packed! We're definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive and we had a great table for our wedding anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had reservations for 5:30pm perfect time and location to Oriental Theater for our 7:00pm show for Motown! (a MUST SEE MUSICAL) The staff was exceptional, the food was authentic Italian cuisine, felt like we were in Italy. Made fresh pasta, rich sauces, and fantastic wine selection. Great place and would highly recommend 312."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Went for dinner after matinee. Wife's birthday. Service was excellent, food was great and they provided a special dessert to celebrate my wife's birthday at no charge. Very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Excellent spot for dinner before a show in the Loop. Food was great, service is friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Stopped by for dinner before a pre-broadway show. Got there early sat down right away. Needed time to review choices and the waiter gave us plenty of space. Fried seafood app was good and not too heavy. Wife had the risotto special and she loved it. Had the chicken ravioli and it was also good. Best thing was after leaving my debit card behind, they called within 10 minutes of leaving to let me know that I had left it behind at the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were in town to see Motown-The Musical and wanted a great restaurant in the theatre district. A friend recommended 312 Chicago. Our party of 4 had a great experience. Marco took good care of us. Excellent craft drinks, food and dessert. I highly recommend the Pork tenderloin-my son's choice. The Bucatini (seafood pasta) and the salmon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went to 312 Chicago for an anniversary dinner. The host and waitress were attentive and wanted the evening to go well. The food was very good, I had the Carpaccio (nice plating), Salmon which was perfectly seared and cooked to medium rare (as a request) rather than medium and a vanilla cherry cheesecake. This was a 3 course meal that is offered with an optional wine pairing. There were a variety of other offering available for that special. We enjoyed our time there."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Loop restaurant in business for a long time and very convenient to theaters/shopping. Out waiter was friendly and attentive, and after having an incompetent at another restaurant the previous night, we greatly appreciated this waiter's professionalism. The salmon on the $38 three-course special was excellent as were the accompanying vegies, and the flourless chocolate cake - dense, rich and very chocolatey. First time at this place but probably not my last."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I were going to see a show in the theater district, and that is how we came to be at 312. What a find! I will suggest it to everyone I know. DELICIOUS wine and food and WOW!! The bread and tapenade= incredible. So close to the Oriental Theater that we didn't have to rush at all."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great location within walking distance of theaters. Server (Allison) did not ask if we had theater tickets, but she was efficient enough that it didn't matter - we had plenty of time. She made good recommendations, was very knowledgeable, and personable. Bacon wrapped shrimp (gamberoni) were good, though a bit dense and dry due to their huge size. My husband's salmon was perfectly seared and crisp on the outside, while beautifully moist on the inside. The best part was the flourless chocolate cake - decadent! Nice wine list, though overpriced -- have seen the same wines for less and much less elsewhere. Total bill was $135 for one three course dinner, one entree, a bottle of wine, and an after dinner coffee."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food and ambience were very good. Service also good, but the waiter did not pair the wines with the courses as was ordered. Nonetheless it was a great experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "it there was one thing to comment on would be the size of the booth for 4 people. For averge size people, the booth seemed cramped. otherwise the experience was excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was excellent and good value. Nice service as well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The octopus carpaccio was excellent and the breaded seafood appetizer was good and it is hard to complain about the size but it was so big that my wife could not finish her main dish."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had the pollo panini, and it blew my expectation. I sat on the terrace with a friend and enjoyed the views."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "312 Chicago has always served great food. It is definitely great if you want to impress for a business lunch or client. Not sure I would go there if I was paying out of my own pocket as it is fairly pricey. I paid $24 for a beef Risotto. It was great, but I wouldn't pay that for a lunch on my own."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The best place to eat in the loop and great service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very well run business with good atmosphere, a fine menu that is well executed, and very professional service. We had a great time meeting our son for lunch on a quick trip through Chicago. The Loop is hectic for out of town visitors, but valet parking is provided at a reasonable cost by the Hotel Allegro, adjacent to the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "There are so many nice restaurants in Chicago, don't waste your time going to this one...bad service, not a pretty place, food ok but nothing special"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Easy to get to in walkable downtown Chicago. Great food service and wine list. Our entire party was very pleased with thier experience"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
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