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About 312 Chicago

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.

136 N. La Salle St.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:00am, Saturday and Sunday 8:00-11:00;
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm; Brunch; Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday and Monday: 5:00pm-9:30pm


Cross Street:
Randolph

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 696-2420

Website:
http://www.312chicago.com/

Catering:
Our Private Dining spaces can host events that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and cocktail receptions for up to 300 people.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is at the Hotel Allegro (171 W. Randolph), just past the restaurant west on Randolph.
Receive reduced rates with 312 Chicago parking validation stamp:
Validated Parking Rates:
0-3 hours - $19
3-6 hours - $29

Public Transit:
CTA: Clark/Lake Stop Blue/Green/Brown/Pink/Purple Line Stop (Exit to Thompson Center, then go 1/2 block west)

Executive Chef:
Luca Corazzina

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 312-696-2420

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Details
Sun 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Mon 11:00AM - 11:15AM 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:15AM 7:30PM - 8:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM

Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM

Private Dining

Executive Chef Luca Corazzina serves contemporary and classic Italian menu selections, proudly using the finest locally grown ingredients from farms that specialize in sustainable agriculture, organic farming and naturally raised livestock. The focus is on our extensive wine collection.

312 Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (123)
Good for a Date (83)
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Good for Anniversaries (56)
Business Meals (51)
Romantic (49)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Great for Lunch (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Authentic (35)
Notable Wine List (32)
Cozy (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Casual (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Great for Brunch (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
People Watching (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Seasonal (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Scenic View (9)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Vegan (3)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant locale for dinner before the theatre (next door, Cadillac Palace). It's a bustling place, especially before show time, so make a reservation. Waitstaff was great and knowledgeable about the menu. My companion and I ordered an appetizer, which was great; their soup of the day, lobster bisque; and main entrees. The soup was so salty we couldn't finish it. The waiter reported our complaint to the manager who said he would take it off the bill. The main entrees were fantastic (although they could have been hotter). When the check came, the manager only took 1 of the soups off the bill. Why, I don't know...???

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

I chose this location because it was convenient to the theater but we were pleasantly surprised at how great it was. My friends were so impressed with this choice, they thought I'd been there before. We agreed we will definitely go back. Service was great and two of the four entrees were rated as best ever! The other two were specials and they were very good just not the best we'd ever had. The roasted Brussels sprout appetizer was delicious and a must have. The cocktail list was impressive too and we tried a few different ones and they also were great! Overall you can't go wrong eating at this restaurant, try it.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great spot in middle of Loop for pre-theatre meal with excellent food, service and very friendly staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Casual, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the risotto which was excellent. Husband had the crab stuffed shrimp. Also excellent.
House wine is Hess Chardonay. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

GREAT food, welcoming staff, perfect for theater.
All around lovely experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good. Everyone seemed pleased with selections. A bit pricey for apps and salads for the portion. Only saw our server 3 times!! Once at ordering, then we didn't see her again until we were more than half way through our entrees. She never delivered food or refill drinks. Her check back on whether things were prepared well was not timely at all had their been issues. Then our last sighting of her was whiten she presented the bill. We certainly hope the support staff & bussers are well compensated as they were seen far more than our actual server. That was disappointing. Atmosphere was nice and reservation was timely once we arrived.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Our family of 4 has eaten here a couple of times before the theater. Everything was delicious and we enjoyed the wine pairings as well. It is right in the heart of the theater district so very close to multiple theaters. Would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

So convenient for Theatre ...staff was accommodating & attentive. Food delicious & wine was outstanding. Crowded but it was Sat night in Chicago! Good choice!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely Pre Theatre Lunch...I'd come back again even if I was not going to the theatre

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great lunch before the matinee....Luis B was a fantastic server and can't wait to go back

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our experience at 312 Chicago was lovely in every sense. The service by everyone was perfect, the food was exceptional in quality and priced reasonably. And, of course, being next door to the theater was incredibly convenient.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

I food was mediocre. The décor needs an update. Very disappointing. I expected more based on the reviews and star ratings checked prior to reservation. It was a last minute choice on a Friday evening so, based on my experience, I know why we had no problem getting confirmed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful service, Fantastic food and atmosphere at reasonable prices

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Incredible food! Great service! Love the lunch trio - lots of great options to choose from.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went here for wife's birthday before seeing "Beautiful" at the Cadillac Palace Theater. The location is literally steps away from the Theater. The food was very good. We both chose the 3 course price fix menu. My wife loved the beet salad, the salmon and the pumpkin cheesecake. I had salad, gnocchi and gelato. Price was $42/ pp. We added the wine pairing for $22 / pp. Highly recommend if you are heading to the Theater. Definitely an Italian restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We have eaten here before, and it's always a good choice before a theater date. The staff is very attentive (but not overly so), and the food was excellent. They split our shared salads without our asking, and they were very good about offering coffee refills. A wonderful spot-- we will return!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We ate here before seeing Beautiful at the Cadillac Palace Theater. Perfect location for a cold night - around the corner! Food was good and I would go back to try other things that caught my eye on the menu. The server tried to rush us. I get that he wanted to turn the table, but he knew we were leaving before the show. Food came out within minutes of ordering. We had no desire to stand in the theater lobby rather than sit and enjoy our meal. The only real complaint is that it is really noisy. Very hard to have a conversation.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were disappointed in the quality of the food based on the pricing. The quality was not worth the price. My peach dessert was mostly a thick pastry puff with little filling.
The waiter was nice, and the busboys were attentive with water. It was a bit too loud to be able to talk to each other at our table.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had a great birthday dinner with my husband today.
We ate Capesante, Linguinere Nere, Salmone which were given a great experience.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

312 is an an excellent choice for pre or post theater dining. We have established a Christmas tradition of an afternoon performance of A Christmas Carol at the Goodman theater followed by a review of the Macy's Christmas windows and then dinner at 312. The food, service, and ambience are all first rate and we recommend this restaurant without reservations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The staff was gracious and attentive, the food was delicious and well portioned, and the ambiance was perfect for a special night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

312 is a wonderful place for a pre show brunch! This is the second time I’ve brought a family member for a special occasion and and pleased with the food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Perfect spot for a pre downtown theater dinner. Water was excellent, his recommendations were spot on, food was excellent. Service was a tad slow but we had plenty of time and it didn't matter.

Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to 312 Chicago for dinner before attending White Christmas at the Cadillac Palace. Third time I have been there before going to the theater. Food is always delicious and the wait staff is very attentive to getting your dinner served in time to make the show. Highly recommend it for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dinner before Theater at Oriental. They are great about catering to you so you can be on time for theater start time.

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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Visited here on our last trip from the UK many years ago and just as good. Some unusual dishes, great service and food. Recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were a bit late for our reservation but they accommodated us very well!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is a sophisticated city restaurant and the 3rd time we have dined there. I was a little dismayed that we were early for our reservation and there was available seating on the main floor, but we had to be seated upstairs. This would have been fine except, while all booths seemed to be available, we were seated in one next to a wall, rather than one with a city view. Did we not look worthy? Anyway, I felt insulted.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a wonderful pretheatre lunch with a group of friends. The food was great, the restaurant beautiful and we were well taken care of with our server, Jose being so very friendly! We never felt rushed and enjoyed a great dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The 312 restaurant remains a favorite when we visit Chicago. The Italian inspired menu offers a wide range of very flavorful and inventive dishes. The only drawback has to do with the noise level when the dining room is full. Intimate conversation is just about impossible. On the other hand the food and the service are outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

312 is a great place to have a meal! It’s close enough for us to be able to walk to the restaurant, and we’ve never had trouble getting a reservation. Best of all, because of its proximity to a hotelin the theater district, it’s not closed on nights that other restaurants are closed. We’ve enjoyed lunch, brunch, and dinner there and never had a disappointing experience. The tasting menu is a good bargain, and portions are ample enough for us to share.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinnwr with customers

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was there for a birthday date, and everything was very well laid out (from seating to my personal requests). Went on a very packed Saturday night, but service was attentive nonetheless. Great for special occasions, or for theatre goers. (Next to cadillac, and close to oriental + more).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pre-show meal at 5:30 pm. Seated quickly and waitress inquired if we were attending the show next door. Consequently no issues with time. Was very satisfied with service, very professional and helpful. Food was great. No issues at all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent spot to grab dinner before a theater show. Our entrees were fresh, flavorful & creatively presented. The butternut squash tortelloni was amazing! Others in our party enjoyed the lasagna. Really liked the wine list selections. Service by Marco and his team was spot on. He even put our appetizer (which was normally 3 pieces) in for 4 pieces so each of us could enjoy. Very thoughtful service.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious—happy to hear specials not on the menu. 5:15 reservation finished in plenty of time for 7:30 theater.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great authentic Italian food in a warm atmosphere. Great staff and service. Had a wonderful lunch with family before theatre. Fast friendly service , great specials.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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