Gene and Georgetti
Gene and Georgetti

Gene and Georgetti

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://geneandgeorgetti.com/
  • Phone: (312) 527-3718
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mario Navarro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Illinois
  • Public Transit: Two blocks north of the Merchandise Mart Stop on the Brown line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is complementary and self parking is available just east of the restaurant on Illinois
A word from Gene and Georgetti
Gene & Georgetti, the oldest Italian steakhouse in the city, opened its doors in 1941. This family owned establishment serves the finest prime aged steaks and chops all butchered on site. Whether it's chicken, seafood, salad or pasta, the knowledgeable staff will walk you through the extensive menu. Known for its top quality and large portions, this Chicago institution has stood the test of time thanks to dedicated employees, some of which have been there more than 40 years. It's warm atmosphere, consistent quality, and great service makes Gene & Georgetti one of Chicago's finest steakhouses. See and be seen in this Chicago icon.
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Gene and Georgetti reviews from OpenTable diners
300 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (142)neighborhood gem (128)good for groups (104)fit for foodies (92)notable wine list (63)romantic (45)hot spot (36)vibrant bar scene (31)great for lunch (17)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great food, great service, great atmosphere
    BeaglerVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Awesome experience for a large party. Steaks were great and lasagna was a full pan! Accommodated all of our requests. Fun place with great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roadwarrior
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I had booked a large group of 16 for a business dinner. The food and service were outstanding as usual. This is a long standing favorite, with a cozy setting. My favorite whenever I am in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old time favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This place invented the big meat concept in Chicago. The portions,the wait staff and the atmosphere are head and shoulders above the Gibson's, Morton's and the Brazilians.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come hungry! Good steak and healthy portions
    Pete
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Good river north location. You go back in time with the restaurant located under the el . Come hungry. The steak was very good with healthy portions. Our server was excellent. My gin martini with blue cheese olives hit the spot. I would recommend Gene and Georgetti.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The last of the great Chicago restaurants. A gem
    JannieVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Last of great Chicago restaurants. Food is first class..service always great. Top ten restaurants in the country
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reviews over rated
    Amj324
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I went gene and georgette after reading reviews , some positive and some negative . I thought I'd give the restaurant a chance due to it length of time being in business and history . The steak were tough had no flavor . I will say the side dishes were good and the best part of the meal was dinner salad .
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicago Institution
    ChicagoTeddyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My wife and I took our our in-laws to G&G for their anniversary because my in-laws had never been there. It was a great and enjoyable experience. Three people ordered steaks. Two of the steaks were not cooked to the temperature that was asked. That being said, neither asked to send them back. My advice, get the chicken parm. Best chicken parm in the City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic gem in Chicago.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Would go back in a heartbeat. Great food; good service; old school comfort and attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chicago spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Gene and Georgetti's has an school charm and really great neighborhood feel; from the lively bar to the second floor dining room, you feel like you are in a slice of Chicago that has been preserved over the years (in all the best ways). Along with the preparation of its steaks and seafood and the service you'll receive from the wait staff, G&G's is an all-around great spot for a night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G & G Classic!
    stash4dinner
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Oldest steakhouse in Chicago... lived up to its reputation... Sinatra could have walked in around the corner. Loved the simplicity of preparation and the flavor of prime meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Rib Eye
    BobG
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were seated quickly. eventhough we arrived 1/2 early. Waiter was attentive and quickly served us. Bone-in Rib Eye was juicy and sweet, Seating was tight, but manageable. Overall a good dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The original Chicago Italian Steakhouse is still the best. Steaks are best wet aged in the city. The Italian delicacies are first rate and the sea bass is best I've had in Chicago. Staff is most professional in town always attentive and first rate. Old school ambiance has to be experienced
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicago classic!
    jjcat1990
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Looking for a great steak surrounded by Chicago ambience this is the place. The Italian offerings were enticing but beef was the objective. Finished with a fantastic Tiramisu! Nose level was fine but this app is screwed up. Couldn't select medium.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spider
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The steak we had were delicious and more than we could eat. We were well taken care of and enjoy our experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks and good service
    jormag2
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Is a not formal steak house with a vibrant ambiance , fast attention and good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Impressed
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Was looking for a great Chicago Steak and this place was recommended by a local. I was not impressed. The feel was 1970's wood panneling and rund down. The staea was good, but not outstanding. Great place to take the family, not a date.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I had dinner last Saturday night here with my fiancé as a recommendation for our weekend trip to Chicago. The atmosphere was pretty neat, as it looked like an old family steakhouse restaurant. The restaurant was uncomfortably hot for most of the meal, until we had to ask the waiter to turn down the heat. Even he was sweating all over the place. When we asked for food recommendations, he said the lamp chops and the steak, unseasoned. We were very disappointed. The steak was as bland as can be, and the lamb chops were very dry. The waiter was sympathetic and great, as it was not his fault the food was poor. We will make sure to go to other Chicago steakhouses in the future, this one didn't live up to its name.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kdv12
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very old world food and ambiance. Nice people who come as regulars. We brought non-Chicago guests and thought it was a a throw back in time including the food. But nice to try and clearly known for their steaks. We went because we heard review on a radio show and didn't really live up to what we thought.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A neighborhood steak house
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went early and had a martini at the bar. We asked if we could be seated on the main floor. They said no they were all booked up. I had heard that you needed to be a regular to be seated on the main floor. They were right! Most people knew other people there,and almost all appeared to have grown up in Chicago. We decided to stay at the bar and have dinner. Unknown to us, they cancelled our reservation because we didn't go upstairs. No points and a cancellation notice from the restaurant. This is not a place for tourists.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Classic
    CalHawkVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great steak house in a great town for steak. I wish I could eat there every night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is a great old time steakhouse, which is very hard to find these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    Springer1
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a quiet dinner in the second floor dining area. The restaurant looks small when you first walk in but has several dining areas. The service was wonderful, drinks were served quickly and were delicious. The fresh Italian bread served before the meal was very tasty. I had the small tenderloin with a baked potato more than enough. My wife had the veal parmigiana, very good and more than she could eat. Being from out of town the prices seemed a bit high, but the whole experience was worth it and we would go back again. A great Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • librarian1
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great steak. Liked the cottage fries. Would like to try italian dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Prep
    Awtate123
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    After taking my boss and 2 customers here, I was badly disappointed in the steak. It was not prepared anywhere close to how I ordered it, then in the taxi as we are all talking about there meals, NO one believed there meal was good. Not sure where they get the ratings I saw before making the reservation!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rojo
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had an excellent meal and for starters we had the Italian Sauage with Peppers, then the Pork Chops are the best in town. Our waiter Alex was fantastic! He recommed the house specialities and the Brandy Ice and the Italian Lemon Cream Layer Cake a great way to finish the night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RunDMC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Have had better food in a lot of places, portion size is huge...house salad is awful- head lettuce with a 1/4 unripe tomato....took out of town friends and no one at table had been here prior....have a great reputation, but not sure why....with all of the other wonderful restaurants in the city, will not be returning anytime soon- reasonable price on wines, so thats a plus....
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  • Still going strong after all these years
    BigDaddy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Old School steakhouse, great steak, cooked to perfection. Unfortunately put upstairs because of group size (?) so we missed out on the ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Trip to Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Gene and Georgetti's was amazing! The steaks were perfectly cooked. The sides were wonderful as well, and all of the portions are huge! The service was great. We took a piece of Lemon Italian Cake back to our hotel and devoured it! It was so good! We had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Chicago Steak
    BRTraveler1
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Chicago's first steakhouse. Very traditional. Complete with pictures of "Old Blue Eyes" on the wall. The bone-in ribeye is top notch and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious everything. Classy joint.
    Carnivorous1
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Ordered the Ribeye with Creamed Spinach and Garlic Mashed Potatoes paired with a glass of Meiomi Pinot Noir recommended by our knowlwdgeable and attentive waiter. Great all around experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grilled calamari was amazing
    emmyotVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Service was great. The server timed the appetizer, salads, and dinner perfectly. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great classic Chicago steak house
    JGRFresno
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My favorites here are bone-in Ribeye, garbage salad and the creamed spinach, been coming here for 30+ years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love how authentic and romantic G&G is. I think we're going to make it a tradition to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chitownvisitor
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I make it a point to have dinner at G & G everytime we're in Chicago. We have not been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Liz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful Saturday night meal for a birthday celebration with my parents. All of our dishes (steak, veal and seafood pasta plus a couple of appetizers) were outstanding and the "old Chicago steakhouse" was a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth it
    Shirlyb123
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Steaks were incredible. My hubby sent a tip to the chef for cooking his steak perfectly! The side of mushrooms & peppers was amazing. Service was great.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic!
    Italianfoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love this place! It was on my bucket list and we decided to go for lunch on Saturday. We entered and were immediatley greated at the door and sat right down. The service was top notch and so was the food. OMG I love the homemade rye bread sticks with sea salt!! We ordered the tortalini and spinich soup that was to die for...seriously! I am not a big red meat fan so I ordered the broiled white fish...perfection. They brought fried potato slices to the table and we also ordered the broilded mushrooms to share. Holy smoke..the potatos were addicting and the mushrooms were buttery and done to perfection. We saved some room for desert and ordered the Italian lemon cream cake. This took me back to my childhood. It was gone in under 2 minutes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Chicago
    Jshep1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This place has classic Chicago steakhouse written all over it! You'll feel like a mob boss eating here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed
    Girlpilotwonder
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Be prepared for an energetic night out! Incredible steaks, fun atmosphere, great service. Packed. Don't miss this opportunity!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gift Card Pick
    SeeFoodEatFood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I decided to take my girlfriend here since I had a gift card for it. When we entered it was very packed and there was lots of bumping into people. The look of it is deceiving though since it is a very large restaurant with other upstairs and downstairs rooms. Somehow we got a nice table upstairs in the back room with what was the only roudy croud in the place. It was still a good atmosphere. The food was excellent and for the price I was very surprised for the amount of food you get. Compared to other steak houses the cut to cost, plus them including salad and a side was crazy to me. I went with an inexpensive wine which tasted amazing with the food. Service was good, but due to the group was hard to deal with. Overall an excellent place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.