312 Chicago

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$30 and under
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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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TR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! Our favorite was the lasagna and potato cake. Our waiter was very personable, attentive and just awesome which made the visit a five star visit. We went to see a show at Cadillac theater and he was very respective of our time to make sure we had enough time to walk over. The environment was very comforting but elegant. We had a wonderful experience!!!!

IN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great!! Wish there had been more holiday decorations so that it felt more festive.

WM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & service in an elegant business-friendly atmosphere

KS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Authentic Italian food, good variety, portion size is not large, but was plenty to eat. Loved the Brussel sprout appetizer!

JO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The pasta portions were so small however it was delicious!

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One shortcoming: my husband's scotch on the rocks was pretty meager; he had two and it was true for both.]

MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited prior to theater at the Cadillac -- very convenient. Food was good and reasonably priced. Service was very good.

l
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A winner for lunch or dinner. Wonderful service and good food.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Crowded for lunch, but was given a very nice booth. I’ll be back. Thanks.

RG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Fantastic service and food. Conveniently located in the Theater District. Walking distance from Oglivy train station. Would
Highly recommend this restaurant but
be sure to make reservations.

r
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Chicago institution and always a crowd pleaser, you can always count on a great meal.

LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

312 Chicago is one of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.

WS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

SM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is the stand out feature at this restaurant!

JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent options for theatre-goers, this centrally located restaurant is within easy walking distance to the Goodman as well as Palace theater. Parking is available. The food and service are excellent.

SB
Chicago
116 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have been at 312 before... and this time we were having dinner pre-opera. The food was tremendous. My grilled shrimp were fantastic and my companion's tortellini were terrific. We left nothing. We had a few minor requests - and the waiter was gracious and made sure we were truly happy. The bread served as an opener was delicious. We were just so pleased with the dinner and the great service I wanted to share with others

K
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure...….food and service is wonderful......Luis took very good care of us. 312 is our go-to place for pre Opera/Theater dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lunch was just OK - not great, not bad.

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Love the unique menu choices! Brussel sprout appetizer and squash tortelloni were both decadent - tasty flavor combos. Service was excellent. Would definitely return!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food and they could do just about everything gluten free!

RH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and excellent service! Perfect for casual or formal business dinners if you need a spot in The Loop.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best meal I’ve had in a long time!

SU
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner at 312 Chicago to celebrate my husband's birthday. The restaurant's staff made us feel special. The food and service was excellent.

JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food value considering the theater district. Great service and attentive staff. Would definitely go back to try another dish.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Christmas gathering

LM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute dinner. Dinner was amazing. Exceeded our expectations. Kids meal cane with sundae and a cookie. My wife could talk the cookies were scratch baked

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanksgiving menu!!

HL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

They only have the thanksgiving dinner menu, and it’s too much food for us.

j
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town visiting for Thanksgiving Day parade, so had to eat out. Family wanted traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Found 312 Chicago on Open Table app and the menu worked for the family. I have no idea what the food is like on a normal night, but the fixed menu Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding. Each course had a couple of different options and all were delicious and very generous portions. Too generous really...who can eat a huge piece of lasagna or huge serving of tortolloni for primi and then eat a full turkey dinner after? Or in my case I opted for the salmon entree. Was thrilled for a non-turkey option. Call me crazy, but turkey is blah to me. Anyway, everybody’s meals were delicious and I was happy to take home everybody’s leftover lasagna and tortolloni. Made for a delicious and substantial leftovers meal. The acorn squash soup was also amazing. And found a little bit of room for pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. But no way I could eat it all. Again, delicious though. Staff was gracious enough to give my kids ice cream and chocolate sauce in lieu of the grown up desserts. Meals were a bit pricey, but it’s downtown Chicago and Thanksgiving. They were kind enough to offer dinner for about half price for the kids...while still serving the same portion sizes which is nuts. My kids eat like birds. But, more leftovers! Overall wonderful experience. Service was great. Who wants to work on Thanksgiving? They did a great job. First Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant was a great success! Hope all their other meals are just as good. Will definitely recommend to my Chicago friends or anybody visiting Chicago.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever! Love this place.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 11 on a Saturday night. We were placed in a nice area, and were not "cramped" at all. The service was impeccable, start to finish. The appetizers were excellent--the calamari was magnificent. Everyone loved the pastas. The filet was one of the best I have ever eaten. It was only $35...at any other steakhouse in Chicago it would have been $55-60. We had a GREAT evening.

J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent-they were very keyed into the pre-theater crowd.

J
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Been there several times and highly recommend it. I was a little concerned when they seated us in the bar but it worked out with no real difference from upstairs.

N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely dine there again. Everything was wonderful!

AC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, based on the waiters recommendation

YM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! The food is always great, fresh, and delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frankie was our waiter and was very attentive and provided fantastic service! Will be coming back soon.

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