312 Chicago

4.5
4138 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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


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Phone number
(312) 696-2420
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Luca Corazzina
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Catering
Our Private Dining spaces can host events that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and cocktail receptions for up to 300 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Randolph
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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
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Public transit
CTA: Clark/Lake Stop Blue/Green/Brown/Pink/Purple Line Stop (Exit to Thompson Center, then go 1/2 block west)
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Special events & promotions
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 312-696-2420
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

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.

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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

What 4138 People Are Saying
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New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall the dinner was good. Service was not prompt at all. Dinner took quite a while to find the table. We were waiting to be asked for next drinks. Otherwise the meals were delicious and would try again to test the service.

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SD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! However, my pork chop was under cooked. The chef brought it out to me after it was fully cooked. It was delicious. Also, it was not too pricey.

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. Great experience. Will return, for sure!

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L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Light apps & wine right before Tootsie with my family, who came in from Louisiana to see the city. Great restaurant, great food!

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BI
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and close to the Cadillac theatre were we were going to see a show.

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NG
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped at our favorite pre-theatre restaurant for lunch before seeing tootsie. Both experiences were great ! Sat at the bar and people watched while enjoying some wine & lunch. Overall a great experience and one that I will definitely do again.

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B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

$$ for lunch, but that's pretty much what all the restaurants compete with near the theatre area

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RC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Nice place before theatres.

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NR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

312 is our favorite pre/post theater restaurant. The location is perfect, near all the theaters. We've had dinner there several times and the atmosphere, food and service are always excellent. The menu has something for everyone. I would particularly recommend the salmon...it's delicious!! The lasagna, chicken and children's pasta selections were also enjoyed by my family. It was a perfect place to celebrate my 70th birthday and my daughter-in-law's 29th birthday before our family saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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K
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Our go-to place for pre opera dining.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicago marathon

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JE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. The only drawback is the restrooms are on the second floor.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our overall experience was decent. Our waiter wasn’t very warm, didn’t check on us or bring ketchup etc once the meal was served. Food was very good.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

Service was bad. Food was extremely bland. I had risotto and it was mushy and soup like

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m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit to 312, all pre-theater meals. We like it because the service is very attentive, even if crowded. There is always a good variety of selections and we have never had a bad meal here. I had chicken breast with truffle and kale sauce and gnocchi. Very good, too many gnocchi for me but no take home because of going to theater. My partner loves calamari. They accommodated her request for calamari only, no other seafood, which she loved. They do need to add a seafood sauce like the tomato sauce with horseradish.

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GH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I ate at 312 Chicago prior to going to Tootsie the pre-broadway musical. We had a very enjoyable dinner and the staff was outstanding. 312 Chicago is one of our favorite resturants and we plan on going back very soon.

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NA
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good and service was OK Maybe a little pricey but food was very good.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service !! Our waiter was excellent and told us we could stay there and relax before the play. Very good food. We'd return.

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d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, great experience. Would recommend to friends.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food, friendly staff, and decently priced! Great for business trips

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Salad stuff salmon was excellent!

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just an average Italian place. Our food was fine but nothing special. We were hoping that Chicago Italian would be special. The fried seafood appetizer was a little soggy and the crust chewy. The soup was totally average. Average is not bad, just not what we expected from the reviews.

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CB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

312 Chicago is a "go-to" and never disappoints - it's all great, with exceptional service and attitude - always feel welcomed and always leave well-fed - GO!!!

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A
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Caesar salad with chicken!

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d
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

everything was very good. Staff was very accommodating. right next to the Cadillac theatre.

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food but very convenient to theater. Would not eat there again but works in a pinch before a show

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a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The pork chop was a little overcooked and the prosciutto was particularly chewy for some reason, but the espresso cheesecake was very good.

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality & delicious meal we had before going to the theater. I selected 312 originally because of it's proximity to the play that we were attending, but now I will make sure that it's on my regular "night out" list! Great service as well... considerate of our time limitations.

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R
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After theater dinner. Great food. Not rushed. Service outstanding.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The potato chips were soggy. The service was good and we were taken good care of for lunch. We were treated so well. But the potato chips were soggy.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roberto our waiter was extremely great!! All the restaurant's staff was wonderful!! The food was wonderful especially the sea bass dish!!! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal, with good conversation allowed by the quiet ambiance. Very attentive service but not hovering. The food was very tasty and adequate portions, not heaping. Not inexpensive but reasonable.

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p
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The location is great for a pre-theatre dinner. Wait staff even ask if diners are going to the theater to ensure people make curtain time. There is a pre fixe meal as well as the ala carte menu. The prices are typical for a downtown chicago restaurant but not excessive. My caesar salad was quite large and tasty as well as reasonably priced. My branzino was excellent - the preparation was tasty and unique. My only complaint is the noise level - very loud.

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, risotto was excellent, nice quiet upstairs

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SG
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were very pleasantly surprised to have a really good pre-theatre dinner.

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C
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently very good food and service. Very convenient for pre-or post-theater dining if you’re attending at the Goodman or any of the large Loop Theaters . Prix-fixe menu is a real bargain.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove down from Madison, WI with my mom to see a show at the Cadillac Palace Theater. We thoroughly enjoyed brunch at 312 Chicago! My mom ordered the French Toast and it was amazing! I ordered the croissant breakfast sandwich and it was equally as delicious. Highly recommend!

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b
Chicago
116 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular stop when we have theater, especially at the Cadillac Palace, just around the corner. The service is excellent, and the choices always seem to offer varieties which are unique, well-prepared and very tasty. We are always asked if we are going to theater so that the timing of the meal fits perfectly within the schedule needed. There is also always a fixed price meal with multiple choices of appetizer, entrée and dessert at a most reasonable price. I found the linguini nero (squid ink seafood pasta) a great choice, and my wife praised her salmon as well. The wine choices were complete and well-priced too.

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and food was delicious. Location is right next to Goodman Theater.

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QT
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food, drinks and ambiance. The two of us had Caesar Salad and the Scallops Special. Our friends had the Filet and the Sea Bass. Everyone enjoyed their meals, drinks and each other's company.

Went after a performance of "Tootsie." Some of the other diners were there for dinner before the late performance and also going to the Opera House.

Great day!

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