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Gene and Georgetti
Gene and Georgetti

Gene and Georgetti Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Italian
  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Let me start by saying the food was Fantastic! I had the Filet minion and it was like butter! And the service was exceptional! Just like old-school waiters used to be. They were not overwhelmed with 20 table per waiter, they each had a few and they waited on your every move. If your having a special occasion or just want a nice night out, with some great food, then RUN dont walk to Gene and Georgetti's. You will understand why they have been in business for so long."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Dine here quite often on our trips to Chicago and are never disappointed. Love the history, consistency, 'old school feel' and most of all the food. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First experience at G&G. Got there about 3:30PM on Saturday. Place was empty. Food came out quickly, service was very good. I ordered the Filet and ordered it Medium came out rare and I had to send it back. My friends ordered the Prime Rib and Ribeye. Prime Rib was perfect, Rib Eye was small and did not fill up my friend. Garlic Mashed were very watery and bland. These chips they bring out were just not cooked right. Stuck together and raw in some cases. Great old place, I'm betting had we been there for a true dinner it would have been much better. My filet had no flavor. Definitely have had a better steak elsewhere. They deserve another shot for a true dinner. I don't think there A Team was back in the kitchen on Sat."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Many reviews had us all excited for our 1st visit to this establishment. It was far from enjoyable - this was a hole in the wall (old house) with brown paneled walls. The food presentation was terrible. The steaks were not properly cooked and had zero flavor. We will not return to G&G's. Instead, we will go to real steakhouses like Gibson's or Flemings and receive better quality and ambience for the same price."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Last time loud. table space tight portions good steak over done"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If you are looking for a traditional steak house this is the place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had 8 for dinner, The folks who had stake said it was very good. The folks with pasta loved it but the 2 ribeye were a little tough. For the price I was expecting better cut. We are out of towners and yes I will go back my next trip to Chicago"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were told best steakhouse in Chicago. We've had worse, but we've sure has better. It's tired, old, devoid of whiskey choices (single malts). Bread came out cold. Chops were ordinary. Filet was good as was ribeye."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Gene and Gorgetti's is an icon of fine dinnig. Classic Chicago Steakhouse atmosphere but with the family feel that reminds you that you are somewhere special."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed this Chicago treasure while at a conference. Excellent appetizers, generous portions of the creamy spinach, potatoes, and onion rings and one of the best steaks I have ever had. Service and atmosphere was on par with food. Definitely the kind of place that I would recommend for all. Highlight of our visit to the Windy City."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "A good steakhouse in Chicago that is filled with history and tradition. Quality food, and stays open late!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Steaks cooked to perfection. Nothing fancy just great food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was as good as it was in the past. My husband and I were there 30 years ago and it has changed little. The steaks were excellent and cooked perfectly. We were seated promptly and served immediately. Many families with children and couples were in the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Since 1941, Gene and Georgetti have been providing Chicagoans with the best food around!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is way over rated. The meat is charbroil to the extreme giving a taste of carbon. The patrons are bothering the server by their presence and the ambiance " what ambiance " the setting is cafeteria style."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I'm in Chicago for the AIA Convention and brought my most important clients (my salesmen) here for a great evening. I've been here many times over the past 35years and it's as good now asit was then. Great for family meal or special occasion."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We frequented Mortons Steakhouse until they sold to Landrys and quality went downhill. Gene & Georgettis definitely is a more enjoyable steakhouse. Grilled calamari appetizer was excellent-just the right amount of seasoning. House salad is nothing special but a good tasting vinaigrette. Great steaks.Plain and simple. Steaks were cooked to perfection.Everyone was pleased with their selection of filets, peppercorn crusted filet, bone-in ribeye, and skirt steak. Sides were large enough to share-good sauteed mushrooms, sauteed spinach, and crispy potatoes. Save room for dessert. Order the tiramisu and mint chocolate ice cream. Skip the cheesecake and chocolate cake. We would love to go back and try some of their Italian food."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I was rather disappointed with the overall food. Onion rings were soggy and the spinach and garlic was dry. My veal chop was very good, but I have had better. My son's steak had to be sent back for more cooking. My daughter loved her pasta. I rate it in the middle. Food was good, but will not be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "G&G's never disappoints! No need for menu, ask for bone-in rib-eye from dinner menu (if there for lunch). You're day will hit it its apex!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I am 46 and my first visit to Gene and Georgetti was when I was 10. It's nice to know that some things never change. The food, the service, all outstanding and professional. I have come to Gene and Georgetti's for business, dates, and just cocktails. In a steak world of large chain companies where they bring you beef on a platter so you can be reminded what a cut of meat looks like, these guys don't insult your intelligence. Being in business almost 60 years is not surprising. Here's to another 60! Cheers!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food, great service! Cool 60s ambience- not fussy and prissy"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We've been putting off this place for a long time but on Saturday we finally went to have dinner here. Our server was JJ. Amazing, friendly to the extreme, attentive and all you wish in a server. Wine was good, grilled Calgary perfectly tender, but I expected it just grilled with olive oil and lemon. Instead it has a sauce on it that I was not a big fan of... bone in rib eye was good, t-bone good, very good sides. Well I go again? Probably not with so many other options in Chicago!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Alex is fantastic waiter and it was a special memory for our anniversary. Brought great great memories from my parents would take me. No fiber restaurant in Chicago"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I went with 6 friends and 3 of them had the $40 filet mignon and they were all disappointed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food. Steaks were amazing. Calf liver was out of this world (who knew). Service was spot on. Make sure you go by taxi to this place as there is no good parking to speak of, but definitely worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Plenty of food. Wish the sear on the outside of the filets was not so heavy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've heard about Gene and Georgetti for many years and finally got a chance to eat there- definitely lived up to what I heard. Great steak, the sides were delicious, service was spot on, and really had that Old Chicago charm. Loved it all!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "As a long time fan of G&G, steaks were a bit disappointing ."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Over priced...no substitutions..ok service....food so so...not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "If you want to find a great steak in Chicago - Gene and Georgetti's is it. Still awesome steaks, sides and good service"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Gene and Georgetti is very old school. Everyone seemed to know everyone which was nice, but it smelled like cigar smoke inside. The prime rib was good, but nothing fantastic."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for its food. The filet that we ordered was perfectly cooked and an outstanding piece of beef. The salmon was also perfectly cooked. We had a reservation for 7:30, but weren't seated until 8:00. The place was packed, obviously, and the noise level was very high, to the point of having to shout to be heard. With those caveats, we would recommend it and we would go there again. The food was outstanding, and the wine, although pricey, was great."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A Chicago must! Great chops! If you come to Chicago you must dine here."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "...but the food was good. Went there for lunch and ordered the Greek chicken breast for $16. Basically that's what I got. Chicken breast on a plate. That's it. No veggie. No potato/rice. Perfect for paleo! But it's an old Chicago gem, and the chicken was really good so there you have it!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "In general everything was wonderful, I had the broiled veil chop (1/2 order is plenty!) Which was absolutely incredible. On the other hand my wife had the filet which was in fact a bit disappointing - it was cooked perfectly, (medium rare) but the meat itself was on the dry side would not order that cut again"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We got seated early. Sat for 15 minutes without menu or a server. Once he came he was great. Got our steaks. But they forgot our sides. 10 minutes later sides showed up. I prefer my sides with my steak. Wine list is poor. We ordered dessert and expresso,1/2 hr later still waiting, Our server came back and asked if we wanted anything. Hello our expresso and tiramisu! We got the check and just left. They were clearly under staffed Never got our coffee for our hour ride home. Steak is fabulous though. Left disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our first trip to chicago and gene and georgettis was first on our list . It was not disappointing the food was great I had the ribeye , the shrimp cocktail was huge the tiramisu was awesome we will be back"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Plenty to eat. Wonderful steaks and sides. The service was excellent. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Like eating at your Grandmother's of she was not Italian! Pasta was not palatable. Steaks ok for $50? Would take the off your list of options!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The Filet Mignon cooked medium was perfect and among the best I have had. Even the "small" portions were humongous. The wine list is pretty impressive with a wide selection of cabernets to accompany the steak. Wines by the glass had very generous portions. The service was very courteous and attentive. The salad and the roasted potatoes that accompanied the steak were not that great, and influenced my rating of 4 stars instead of 5. I will definitely visit this restaurant again. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014