312 Chicago

4.6
4462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Chicago
116 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the waiter refused my request for an order of toast at 11:00 a.m. because "breakfast is over," the restaurant hostess was able to drop two pieces of bread into the toaster to accommodate my request.
Waiter: 0
Hostess: 10

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s
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff was very nice. I thought the food could've been better. My scallops were very salty. I did like the burrata salad.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Somewhat disappointed with this meal. Service was erratic , food just ok. Wouldn’t go back.!o think the rating is overdone from my perspective.

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E
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was Our first Time at this restaurant. We came for dinner before attending theater and it exceeded our expectations. The food was great, and Frankie, our waiter, had the perfect blend of attention without being intrusive.
We will return.

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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was particularly adept at recommending choices. All servers werde attentive. Food was spectacular.

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SS
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre-theater dinner - perfect spot. I hadn't been back to "312" since probably closer to when it first opened! I was very pleasantly surprised. My boss often has business breakfasts there too.

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MR
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the unique food choices on the menu. Food was prepared exactly right. Good wine choices. Reservations highly recommended.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a perfect place to grab some dinner before the show. Located right next to the Cadillac Theater, how convenient. Excellent food and super fast service. Booked a table with Open Table and had no problems, seated within minutes. Out in plenty of time for the show. Everything was perfect! Thank you!

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JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! The food, the drinks, and the service from the moment we walked in the door until we got the check.

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LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great overall experience! We're coming back soon.

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BR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive service. Bistecca steak was perfectly tender and flavorful, eggs Benedict was lovely, salmon was very good. Even our party's least favorite dish, the chicken panini, was good... the person who ordered it just had Egg Benedict envy! Also had excellent Tiramisu and very good cheesecake. Highly recommended - a perfectly satisfactory pre-show birthday brunch!

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CH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Will most definitely come back next time I visit Chicago!

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EM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome service & Food

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food!

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PK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

312 is always reliable for a delicious meal in a comfortable setting.

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BZ
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Salmon which was prepared perfectly. The service was also solid.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive staff. Great food in the heart of downtown.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and great service, speedy but not rushed. A 5pm reservation allowed ample time to enjoy wine, conversation, a meal, and still make an 8pm curtain at the Nederlander.

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T
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We needed a quick place for a quiet lunch on a weekend -- where many fast food places are closed this far west. I had at first not considered going here, concerned that it would take longer than we had. However, I was very pleased -- we had an excellent lunch/brunch, two days in a row (returning for Sunday). It's not a large menu, but we were all pleased with our sandwiches/salads/breakfast items. The server was attentive, we were able to speak to each other easily, and we made it back to our conference with plenty of time.

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the pork chop and it was great. My wife tried the Bolognese and was a bit disappointed. Seemed like the sauce needed to cook for another hour or so. Good flavors, just not the depth of flavor you would expect. Great pre-theater place.

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Food (pasta and steak ordered), service, quality and value. Looking forward to more.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was a bit slow, even though there weren't many tables. However, we planned for a longer dinner, so it was not much of an issue. Great food! Reasonable pricing. Fun pre-theater dinner :)

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE 312. We’ve been 8 or so times over the past 6 years. Never had a dish that wasn’t delightful - and the service and un-requested extras are always superb. The always-offered Prix Fixe menu with 3 courses plus multi-course wine pairings, under $65 per person cannot be beat.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a spring break dinner with it’s my family. Bartender made some great suggestions for beverages. Food was delicious!

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, service great, lovely atmosphere will definitely go back

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, great staff. We had a wonderful time at this restaurant, The bartenders were very friendly. Luis was our waiter; & he was wonderful!

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very prompt service and great sized portions. The restaurant has a homeliness quality which is very welcoming and warming. Good place for a business meal.

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i
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Caiciucco was perfectly seasoned and the clams and mussels cooked to perfection, the short rib/polenta appetizer was filling and flavorful. We really enjoyed our meal.

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SM
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service, and will be back. Portions are good and staff is very attentive.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Solid good food, no one goes hungry! Room could use some updating as it felt a bit outdated for downtown.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Risotto special was soupy, and unremarkable
The sea bass special my client had looked good. He finished most of it.

Service was friendly, but inattentive. Our finished meals sat for ten to fifteen minutes without an offer to clear. For a business spot, not acceptable

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RI
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent restaurant. good food and service. very handy to other attractions.

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Z
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Scallop starter was fresh and delicious. Fritto Misto was made excellent with the inclusion of tomato peppers and fried lemons. Good choice of wines. All wonderful dishes in a wonderful setting.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our waiter was excellent.

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PH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went as part of a couple pre-theater, Saturday evening. Likely the busiest time of the week. There are two floors to the restaurant, and at the street level the tables and booths are arranged so as to maximize privacy. So, even when that level of the restaurant is full, the noise level is tolerable. The menu was not extensive, but there was an adequate variety of fish/meat/neither, plus specials, so as to provide "something for everyone". The food was served hot, which isn't the case everywhere. The drinks from the bar were well mixed and the craft cocktails interesting (who would think to add beet?) Service was attentive. A nice evening all around and not our last visit.

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K
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful.....Food, service and especially the friendliness of the staff...our favorite pre-theater/opera spot...We don't even talk about going anywhere else anymore.

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CS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

outstanding! The food and ambiance, the waiter, the cost, all were very reasonable and food delicious! we will definitely go back.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We told them we had tickets to the opera, and so needed to be out of there by 6:30-6:45, and they said it wouldn't be a problem. They completely forgot and it was a total scramble at the end. We didn't get our check settled until after 7 and had to race over.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door, it was a wonderful experience! Great service! The meal- delicious! The limoncello- best we’ve had in a long time! Highly recommend 312!

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JS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to 312 since it opened. It’s our neighborhood place. Consistent excellent food, service, and ambiance.

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