Gene and Georgetti
Gene and Georgetti

Gene and Georgetti

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://geneandgeorgetti.com/
  • Phone: 3125273718
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Gene & Georgetti offers three private dining rooms: Bar room for 15-20 guests, Chicago room for 50-70 guests, Fireside room 30-40 guests, or Chicago room and Fireside from 80-100 guests.

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
281 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (126)neighborhood gem (108)good for groups (86)fit for foodies (74)notable wine list (54)romantic (34)hot spot (30)vibrant bar scene (22)great for lunch (14)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Classic Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood place world wide rep!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    How can a neighborhood place have a world wide reputation? The meal was outstanding. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The wine recommended by the waiter complimented perfectly. The waitstaff was friendly, unassuming, efficient. The atmosphere was cheery and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Awesome dessert great steak and wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The service was good, the waiters were always watching and on the spot when needed, but not at all intrusive. We ordered the small fillets which generously sized and were exactly as ordered (medium), and unlike many other high end steak houses, not overly salted. The sides were generous- with the asparagus cooked to be still be just crisp, and the garlic mashed potatoes were standout.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite resturant in chicago ..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Gene and Georgetti's was the first restaurant I ever ate at in Chicago before I lived here when I was traveling . It was then ,1987, and still is my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    Oulala
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went there because friends had given us a voucher. I had the rib-eye, nothing special just a good piece of meat, my wife had the chicken Vesuvio, it was as dry as a shoe sole and the potatoes were soaked in oil, come on!!! The sliced potatoes that came with the steak were also dry, some of them were burnt. The expensive pricing (1 calamari, 1 rib eye, 1 chicken, 1 bottle of cheap wine $36 totaled 140 dollars + tip) does not match the average quality of the food, we were happy we had a voucher and we are not planning on going back or advising people to do so. Also it was my wife's birthday and she could only eat a quarter of her "shoe sole Vesuvio chicken" and barely any greasy potatoes, no need for doggy bags there, very disappointing.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    steaks were wonderful -- could have cut them with a butter knife. One in our group went off-center and ordered the veal chop; it was tough and not worth the $$. Should have stayed down the middle and ordered the steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy with tradition
    Chaz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a great meal, which included linguini, the bone in ribeye, spaghetti, and salmon Vesuvius. All entrees were fantastic. Waiter explained the menu very well and make great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Recently went here for dinner on a Saturday night. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended and well worth it. Plan to split meals as the portions are very large. We had the house salad, t-bone steak, potatoes and grilled asparagus. The wait staff was all very attentive making for a pleasant dining experience. The meat was butter-knife tender and delicious. It is very pricey, but for a special occasion it is well worth it. Great for large or small groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, Service was at time too fast and then too slow. My first drink cam right away, then after I had finished my drink, I had to wait half an hour to receive another one. The steaks were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The steak should be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    For a restaurant that trades on its venerable character as a steak emporium, the meat we were served was not terribly impressive. The portions were large, and the filet mignon was tender, but it seemed spongy and lacked flavor. The dinner salads were prosaic, small, and in my case, overly dressed. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable but not that attentive given we were in a corner table for six. This restaurant needs to try harder to live up to its tradition. The bar is handsome and fun. The rest of the enterprise needs a bit more work.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Terrificdining
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This restaurant is heads and heels above many steak houses anywhere in the world. The food, service and character is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A timeless classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was absolutely blown away by this restaurant... everything at this place was perfect... this place has been located here for as long as it has for a reason the salad was simple but elegant the appetizer was good enough to be a meal all on its own and the main course was brilliantly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WeekenddinersVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    With the old school charm and attentive waiters, I wanted to love this place, but ultimately the quality and price just didn't add up. Our meals were nothing special, filet and bone in ribeye. The salads that come with the steaks are poor- ice berg lettuce and a tomato wedge....better to not serve it at all. The garlic mashed potatoes mediocre. Fried potatoes come automatically with the steaks, we didn't need to order an additional potato side. At the same price point, better steaks to be had in the city.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food comment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My grilled calamari was so greasy that I couldn't eat it. We let the server know and we were not charged.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gene & Georgetti's 2014-1002
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Table seating was prompt and friendly. The Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Service was prompt without being pushy. The portion sizes were "family" sized. Our party of two could not finish one order of broccoli. The pan fried potatoes are more like chips, very crunchy. The bone in rib eye was cooked as requested and flavorable. The filet was generously portioned and nicely prepared. The ordered wine was complimentary and fairly priced. We have been to Chicago several times and this restaurant is a "go to" place when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was average but extremely overpriced! The service was very good. Everyone was very friendly. Would not go back or recommend to a friend because it was definitely not worth it. Sullivan's is much better and even less expensive!
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  • Almost perfect
    TravelingeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Steaks apps and drinks were great. And I mean perfect. All veal chops came out over done. There were three diners with the double chop. The place was packed and 9 out of 10 times this wouldn't happen but it did. Go to Gene and Georghetti it is great and truly a taste of Chicago.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I made reservations and was 25 minutes late and they held my table. I had the veal marsala which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Went here with a party of 6 for my birthday. Food and service was outstanding. Was everything you would expect from a place with a wonderful reputation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Dinner Must
    Btravler
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This is a great Chicago institution, a must when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best yet....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Came here for my 2 year Anniversary dinner and was blown back. The best experience was awesome. The food. Wow. Can't explain the feeling my mouth was experiencing. Lol
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Chicago classic that lives up to its reputation. Our group had steak and Italian dishes. Everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a steak legend!
    scrow
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic steaks, great service, and please try the creamed spinach! Frankly, the only reason I'm not giving five stars across the board was the behavior of a party of four roughly thirty-five year-olds at an adjacent table. Very loud foul-mouthed drunks- it is amazing what passes for grown-up these days; the entire room, wait-staff and clientele alike, were embarrassed! I can only hope they aren't there the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had an amazing anniversary meal here! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a time-machine back to old Chicago
    gguerrap
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Gene & Georgetti was genuinely incredible. there's no other way to put it. I'd heard fabulous things for years and it did not disappoint at all. The place itself seems right out of the early-mid 20th century- cozy, intimate, with wood-panelled walls and ambiance galore. The service is the best I have ever experienced, bar none. Perfectly prepared drinks seemingly materialized as you finished your order. The wait staff was highly knowledgeable, knowing the littlest details of each dish. The steak was beyond belief- broiled, charred, cooked to a perfect medium-rare. It melted like butter. The fried calamari and the onion rings are each a must. You will not regret anything about this choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good food
    claux
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, better maintenace of the place to compete with other restaurants,not on the zone but within the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Chicago
    Anonymous33
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Delicious food. Great service, and an awesome, classic Chicago atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School
    ViolaFuss
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    You go to Gene and Georgetti to experience the old-school Chicago chop house vibe, not the food, I reckon. My friend did love his chop, but overall I found each item I tried to be wildly over-salted and just not special in any way. Ew. (Note I'm not a meat or pasta lover.) But people love this place, from our friends who stop by whenever they visit from New York, to the two tables near us who were celebrating birthdays and anniversaries with gifts, cakes and candles, to the corner table populated by a local crew who I'll guess have been holding down that table for decades. For me, that atmosphere made the visit worthwhile. Service was very attentive, very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Fashion Operation!
    Snoshoe956
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Watched a Food Network show on Gene & Georgetti....Wanted to try a legend in the Chicago area....slightly disappointing....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best
    travel305
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    A Chicagp staple I visit on every trip to the windy city. Must try the lamb chops. Best in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak cooked perfectly
    foodie16VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The steaks here are cooked to perfection. I prefer mine medium rare. Generally, restaurants will overcook a medium rare cut of meat, but not here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Steaks
    California
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We wanted to experience a traditional Chicago steakhouse and Gene and Georgetti was perfect. Excellent food, grat service and friendly staff. It had a neighborhood vibe that made us feel welcome. Superb steaks prepared perfectly. The sautéed spinach was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't leave hungry!
    universityprof
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This old time Chicago steakhouse is absolutely delicious. The sea bass was so amazing and the portions are HUGE! I mean, huge! You definitely get your money's worth at Gene and Georgetti's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gene & Georgetti's
    Paulie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We really enjoyed the steaks, they are top notch. The servers were outstanding and made us feel very welcome and appreciated. The waiting area is a little cramped but the experience is worth the slight inconvenience. Good wine list and selections for drinks. All in all we loved the old style professional wait staff and, again, steaks that taste awesome. This will be a regular stop when I visit Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Niecie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was not really happy with the quality of the food. The stuffed mushrooms were stuffed with ground beef which I felt was a bit rare. My filet mignon was a bit dry and could have used a sauce or gravy. The waitstaff was attentive and the food cdid come quickly. The restauarant was very crowded and was apparantly a local favorite.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To avoid!!!!!
    disapointingVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is supposed to be a landmark in Chicago when it comes to a great steak. Well, let's see. First of all, even though you have a reservation, they make you wait no matter what. The man who "greets" you when he feels like it is probably friendlier if you wear a skirt. But two business dudes, he couldn't care less. So when you're finally scuffed into a dark corner, the waiter who also have an attitude problem, gives you the menus and "eventually" comes back to take the order. Then the food. A very simple salad accompanies the meal (oil and vinegar super basic dressing - why do you bother serving this?) and finally, the T-Bone. We asked it to be cooked rare. Mine was cold inside. Not cool, COLD! And you battle with the meat. TO AVOID!!!!!
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  • amazing food
    CharlieFVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It had been 29 years since I ate at G&G. Last time was with my dad when I was 22. So I wanted to give a young associate in my firm a great experience. It was as good as I remembered. I had the best and largest prime rib of my life. She had a wonderful prime rib. These guys don't need the fancy sauces of the newer hipper places. The quality of the meat and skill of the chef does the work that's needed. I'm so glad I went back and look forward to making it an annual pilgrimage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Old Chicago Dining
    Brodie527
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Steaks were great had the ribeye and filet, wonderful sides and wine by the bottle is a bargain for a high end restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic