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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OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The host and waiter were welcoming and provided attentive service. Very impressed. Will return

AW
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok, nothing bad, nothing spectacular. We got the Brussel sprouts (which were very sweet) & the scallop (super bland and fishy) appetizers.
My bolognese was good. Noodles were a nice texture, sauce was good.
My friend got the roasted chicken dish. Nice big portion, good flavors.
My wine had clearly been opened for several days and if the waiter had ever come back over, I would’ve asked for a new glass.

DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Italian pre-fix menu with a variety of choices.

RB
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best porkchop ever. Best porkchop ever. Best porkchop ever.

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A
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

multi-course meal was offered. It included two appetizers, three entrees and two desserts. It was not only too much for the two of us, it was delicious. It was an excellent value and gave us an opportunity to sample several items. Service was perfect.

S
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was terrific from the host to our waiter. We ordered the mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto and it was delicious. I am doing a low carb thing and so my choices were limited. I ordered the octopus and I was disappointed. The waiter was very accommodating to replace the potatoes with spinach but, the octopus was rubbery.

GW
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food some good some just ok. Service slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tastes is good and the pork is juice. Lot of peoples are celebrating Chicago marathon!

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Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great pre- or post-performance spot. Located in the theatre district, it is an easy walk from many performance halls.

My friend dined at 312 after an opera matinee. As we were dining early - 5:30 - we received prompt service. We both had the seafood risotto. It was delicious. I had a cold crisp glass of prosecco. Delightful.

TN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat before the Chicago Marathon. They had a special marathon menu and got out the food quickly, which was good for me because I needed to carb load and go to bed early. Will eat here again if I am privileged enough to get an entry into the Chicago Marathon again.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm an Italian national in Chicago to run the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and I'm still amazed for having found (finally!!!) a TRUE Italian restaurant with the kitchen ran by the outstanding TRUE Italian chef Luca Corazzina, whom I had the pleasure of meeting personally. I wish all Italians visiting (or residing in) Chicago the same luck!

R
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The waiter didn’t listen and brought me a Caesar salad with chicken, rather than with shrimp as I had ordered. Then is took 10 minutes for the replacement salad to arrive. In the meantime, my guest’s pasta got cold

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with interesting menu. Bloody Mary's were very spicy! Salmon and dessert were excellent!

JF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food just a little loud but I would definitely go back!

T
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service & delicious Walleye Pike. A bit noisy.

JO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Seems like it has lost its luster, I had not been in a while and was disappointed. The waiter was pleasant but he did not get my order correct and I was done with my main by the time he got around to correct it. Also it was pricey.

JW
New England
126 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was a bit loud at first but it is in the theater district and everyone pretty much comes and goes at the same time. We were there when everyone left and the restaurant noise level was definitely lower. My husband had the steak and I had the lasagna. Both were outstanding. Our server was wonderful, being attentive without being overly intrusive. The wines, which we always order by the bottle, were pricey but excellent. Would definitely go back on another trip to Chicago.

SD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate before seeing a show. They took great care of us! First great thing- they asked if we were seeing a show to make sure they got us out the door in time. The food was all delicious! 2 of our party had a gnocchi and lamb dish that they loved. The lamb was tender and delicious. Another had gluten free pasta with sausage and mushrooms that was great. The fourth had a risotto special with crab. Clean plates all around. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend !

TW
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dined in 312 for the first time last week and would recommend as a very good Italian restaurant. It was quiet when we were there but the restaurant is comfortable, the food and service good.
They do a very good value set menu which we chose and it was excellent.
I would recommend if you are in Chicago.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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JR
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, promptly served by attentive staff!

GK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I've held several business lunches at 312 but will not be going back, at least during the day. The noise level on the first floor is simply too loud and distracting. We had a party of four and literally had to shout to hear each other.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very well prepared and had enough diversity to please most people; service quick and efficient for the business crowd it seems to cater to, and the clubby type atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. I would not consider it a date night place but is ideal if dining alone or with your work colleagues. My husband and I were traveling through Chicago and it was a perfect Monday night spot for us; definitely worth a return visit!

FW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place a little $ but nothing exorbitant compared to rest of Chicago. Would go back again.

K
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! ….great food, service and ambiance....It was great to see Marko ( I hope I'm remembering that right) again and lovely to chat with Zhanna….Thanks for accommodating us so late.

C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Looking for a reasonably priced meal as a visitor in Chicago. Had the 3 course menu including the wine pairing and it was very good. Overall very good value.

AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a couple of the appetizers, can't remember their names but one had big scallops, sausage and pasta in the other, both very good. Also we recommend the vegetarian lasagna and the halibut. Those two entrees were excellent.

We've eaten here a few times and the staff is always attentive and friendly. A nice touch, Jose the sous chef came by and introduced himself and asked about the food.

MP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner before our night at the opera. The waiter knew we had a curtain call so he was extremely attentive and fast! Can’t wait to come back to savor the amazing food and ambience.

SS
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint would be the seating - we were in a booth in the middle of the place and it was so tight. We couldn’t move it either.

R
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Caesar Salad with grilled salmon and my guests’ walleye specials were delicious.

RJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch spot. Great food and service is always wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Great service. A little louder than I prefer.

JC
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location for business lunch - especially treating clients - they all love it!!

GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place to celebrate a birthday, good for large parties. Food was delicious, great choice of drinks. Would recommend!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent

YR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place and convenient location for business meetings and entertainment.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Too many gnats in dining room.

S
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow and plates were not cleared before main dish. Good food but service inattentive

H
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside which was really pleasant. The ricotta appetizer was delicious. The bread basket was very fresh. I loved the bucatini! Will definitely go back. A nice place to eat before a show.

CC
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've here many times pre-theater. Always excellent. Staff is always nice and attentive. AND the bartenders know how to make really nice classic cocktails.

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