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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Good place to go before a show. Good atmosphere and kid friendly."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent spot for dinner before a show in the Loop. Food was great, service is friendly and efficient."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The best place to eat in the loop and great service."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Located just down the street from several theaters, 312 Chicago is the perfect place to catch a pre show dinner or cocktail. Menu was varied and the service was attentive."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was spectacular and the service was impressive. Based on our experience I would highly recommend this restaurant. We tried the signature Buffala appetizer and all three in the party loved it. Halibut, Parpadelle, and Tortelloni all wonderful and the Rucoletta salad as well."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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
  • "I had high hopes for a wonderful dinner. My kale salad was tough and had not been 'massaged' - overdressed and over salted. The pork loin was perfectly cooked , the asparagus had an odd flavor, the potatoes were almost delicious but too heavily salted. Service was attentive and well informed."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Needed quick meal b4 play Close to theater Great food & service"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "As always, our meal at the 312 was perfect. The chef always takes good care of us and the staff is wonderful. Our favorite place in the city."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I thought I had made reservations for brunch but the open table times are different than the ones posted for the restaurant. So we were given the breakfast menu instead. A little disappointing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent staff. Stay away from the peppers that look like sun dried tomatoes lol"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "excellent experience, great staff and wide variety of food -- all well prepared and professionally served. will go back for sure."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were looking for a place to have a nice, classy dinner before going to the Magic Parlour at The Palmer House, and found 312 to be a great location. Once we arrived, we were treated with nothing but courteous, attentive, and friendly staff members. Our waiter was on his game that night, and the entire wait staff got us in and out with plenty of time to spare to get to the show. The food was delicious, they were happy to accommodate our desire to share entrees, and gave great suggestions on what to try. Also made sure we knew where the bathrooms were!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We booked a table for 14 to celebrate our son's college graduation. Ages ranged from 18 to 80 and everyone loved it . We were given a large table on 2nd floor and the waiter and his support staff were friendly, very efficient, and seemed to anticipate what anyone might need. The food was amazing and plentiful. Could not have asked for a better restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From the moment we walked into the restaurant and were greeted to the time we left, we were well cared for by the wonderful wait staff. The wine selection is excellent and the waiter did a fine job making suggestions and answering any questions we had. I have a few dietary restrictions which your staff accommodated without any questions. The food arrived at just the right temperature and was delicious. Whatever we could not finish was wrapped up and waiting for us after we got back from our event that night. We would eat here again!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Service was fantastic. Eric served our party of 13 and was awesome."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had the calamari seafood as a starter and that was very good indeed. The seafood pasta and pork loin was fantastic. We will come back again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "But given all the hundreds of places in Chicago, I think you could always do better."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We discovered 312 a few years ago and continue to return as one of our stand by favorites.My wife and I generally try one of the chef's new creations each time we go. We've never been disappointed. Keep up the great work. The one suggestion I would pass along to the restaurant is to expand their martini options (it is limited for the adventurous)."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Am still obsessed with the delicious homemade granola. And as always, Frankie is the best. Perfection!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, nice looking restaurant. Went with a group of 6 before a show - worked really well. Walking distance to most theatres. Food was good - a little salty."
    Dined on 6/6/2014