312 Chicago

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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
138 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The meal was good. The service a little abrupt and we felt rushed.

I'd still go back. I like the place.

AN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I really enjoyed everything about our experience at 312 Chicago. Thank you to your staff for the service and the high quality food. My sister has trouble with her stomach after eating (her gallbladder was removed so she has to go to the bathroom after eating), but she did not have any issues with your food; she did not have to go to the bathroom right away. That is because of the high quality of the meal and the high quality of its preparation.

k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie was the best server we have had at any place..........

K
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight....Zhanna (hope I'm spelling that right) was our dining facilitator (the term server doesn't do her justice)…..She is the best!.....always remembers our drink orders.....We can't wait to see the remodel.

DB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers were great and attentive, the food was absolutely terrific for the price!

LM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've walked by 312 dozens of times but for Valentine's evening booked a reservation.
WOW
It was perfection.
Every bite was delicious. Great melding of flavors, fabulous menu especially the pre-fixe multi course meal for valentines night. Service was attentive, ambience very nice, beverages excellent and the renowned chef Luca Corazzina stopped by our table. I'd give it 10 stars if I could. We will become regulars!

MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had reservations but were running late but still wanted to have dinner before going to the theater. We explained to our waiter of our very short window of opportunity and asked what would we could order that would give us enough time. Our waiter said that the chef's could quickly prepare anything we ordered. We ordered a couple of pasta's and to our amazement our meals were on our table in a blink of the eye allowing us to enjoy a nice dinner and still get to our theater production with plenty of time.

KH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The filet could have been cooked a touch longer. Service wasn't bad. Wasn't terribly noisy. Kind of interesting that the receipt was missing the tipping suggestions that they normally print for other meals that I've eaten there. Disappointed that no tiramisu on the dessert menu.

DB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Father - Daughter date night at one of the BEST Restaurants I have ever enjoyed an evening at.
Chef Luca Corazzina is a hidden "Jewel" in the World of Chefs. You should always ask to say Hello to Luca as his response will make you feel not only a little more special, but like family. His food quality and preparation is "simply the best" from appetizers to a fillet of beef that is unlike anything I have ever tasted. The 312 Chicago was packed wall to wall and yet the noise level seemed non-existent as we could only hear the two of us talking. The customers dressed from suits and ties to relaxed jeans, and yet the entire restaurant "flowed" with the feeling of class personified. The Martini and other "fun drinks" we had just kept the smile on our face the entire 2 hours we were there. The Server did not try and rush us, and yet if you were in a hurry, others around us ordered right away. We had such a fun evening we stopped at the bar ( where you can eat as well ) for a night cap - two friendly bartenders make a great drink.
As much as I love Cafe LaCave, this is by far, my favorite restaurant in Chicago for any and all nights out.
I have enjoyed lunch there in the past, but this dining experience will always bring me and my family, and now my Daughter's company business back for dinner as often as possible. Thank you Chef Luca & staff.
Dr. Bob ( Notre Dame )

EA
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

312 is one of our favorite Chicago restaurants, in part because it’s within walking distance, but also because it is open when other restaurants are closed, and the menu offerings are consistently excellent. We can typically share a 3-course special and one extra entree and have plenty of food to share with each other. The waitstaff is superb - attentive, and well-versed on the food and beverage options.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch before the opera. Excellent ambience. The menu was varied and food delicious. I love that the character of the building has been retained in the decor. Our service was impeccable. I highly recommend ! We will be returning.

MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to stop before going to a performance at the Cadillac Theatre.

DC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out before seeing Riverdance. Food was delicious. Tried the fried brussel sprouts which were amazing

ZD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location and ambiance was perfection, 2 people at our table thought their salmon was a little undercooked. But everything else was delicious

KD
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner.

EO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for my husband's birthday during Restaurant Week and it was incredible.

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was my second time at 312. Both time were excellent. Food is excellent. Located by the Cadillac Palace theater.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom and 8-year-old daughter prior to seeing Riverdance. Had a wonderful experience I would highly recommend to all. Food was delicious, affordable for the nicer menu, staff was welcoming and friendly, and they made sure my daughter had a wonderful experience. It set the tone for a wonderful evening,!

S
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent wine! Excellent service! I’ll be back.

PH
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice for dining in theatre district, and phenomenal if attending Cadillac (literally right next door). Our group of four had different choices for dinner, but all dishes were worthy of high ratings for both presentation and taste. Prices, while not cheap, were very much in line with service, ambiance and quality of food. We would definitely return.

E
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. A little noisy at lunch time, but tolerable. We enjoyed it and will return.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate

LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It's important to note that I was here during restaurant week, which is undoubtedly a busy and stressful time for any restaurant. Regardless, I was really disappointed by entire meal. Front of staff house was warm and polite, but our server seemed rushed, frustrated, and the service was particularly slow. Again, it was during what is probably one of the worst weeks to be a restaurant worker, but we were still paying customers and felt neglected.

Worst of all was the food quality though. We both ordered the a buffalo mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto appetizer and salmon dish off of the restaurant week menu, and were very disappointed. The prosciutto was burned to the point where there was no flavor other than smoke, and when asked how we wanted our fish cooked (have never been asked how we want fish to be cooked, but I think this is becoming a newer thing recently), we both ordered medium. While the person that I was with got what appeared to be a nicely cooked but not completely overdone fillet, I cut mine in half to a nearly completely raw center. The outside portion was cooked, so I started to eat around the raw center, but it was a really off-putting and unappetizing, and certainly not cooked to "Medium" standards. By the time our waiter came around to check how our meal was, I had already eaten what was edible and didn't feel right sending the dish back. Dessert was a fine passion fruit sorbet, but nothing exceptional. Disappointing service and really unappetizing food for a very high price. While I recognize that this was a busy and difficult week for all restaurant service workers, I will not be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely go back again.

LI
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I absolutely LOVED our dinner. We made sure to have the waitstaff share our pleasure with our meals to the chef. Everything was delicious.

DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delectable and the service was spectacular. This was exactly the sort of ambiance and attention to detail I hoped for when I took my girlfriend to celebrate her 50th Birthday. We ordered off the Brunch menu - prosciutto wrapped around buffalo mozzarella, grilled artichokes with a tomato red pepper reduction and a balsamic glaze - just fantastic. For the entree we ordered grilled salmon over tri colored lentils which was outstanding and eggs Benedict with prosciutto and spinach. It was fantastic. The eggs were perfectly poached and the spinach was artfully wilted. We each ordered a cocktail - mine was a Bellini and hers was an aperol spritzer - both were artfully executed and delicious. After lunch we ordered limoncello And discovered they make their own at 312 - it was spectacular. It was an amazing lunch.

b
Chicago
139 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early due to some unexpectedly light traffic, and were concerned about whether a table would be available, but we were warmly welcomed and even received our "regular" and preferred table. Because it was restaurant week in Chicago, a special menu accompanied the regular one with some very creative Italian dishes, but I preferred an everyday choice, while my wife opted for the salmon. Both were pronounced excellent. Service was well-timed and the wine by-the-glass selections were varied and excellent. We recommend it especially for pre-theater at the Cadillac Palace Theater.

NT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent location and service for a pre-theater dinner. Our server, Frankie, was personable and attentive. The food was beautifully presented and very good. Portion sizes were small for American standards but very adequate. I will return the next time I plan on seeing a show at the theater next door.

K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-theatre brunch was excellent. Food and service were both very good.

L
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at 312! It was Chicago food week...menu was great, food was amazing! Our waiter Frankie was incredible! Highly recommend and will be going back next time I’m in Chicago!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time at 312. Our bartender Andres is amazing and the entire waitstaff was awesome!

AC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre meal

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good

KH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch before play at Cadillac Theatre! Always good food and great service.

MD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant chicken dish made me like peas! And the desserts were a big hit.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

RC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Just wasn’t good. Wasn’t horrible just not good.

PV
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were going to the theatre, as many were. Food came quickly and was delicious! Will definitely return.

DV
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was packed. Every seat filled. Servers remained in flustered and attentive. The kitchen delivered quickly. The food was great. I had spinach gnocchis with braised lamb. I eat a lot of lamb and this was the best lamb dish I’ve had in a very long time.

C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The noise was so loud it was difficult for us to talk to each other.

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