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
8 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good meal and service. Lunch prix-fix was a great value.

M
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good meal! Great knowledgeable service and comfortable seating.

B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality both in food and cocktails. Attentive and friendly service.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

e
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Chicago I eat at 312 with my wife because the food's great and it has a great ambience. It's very romantic and it's a great place to have a conversation.

AR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've had dinner at 312 a couple of times in the last couple of months and both times we enjoyed the food and service. We were lucky enough to have had the same server both times, Zhanna. She is very personable, attentive, friendly and helpful with food suggestions. Everyone in our party enjoyed their selections, I had the pork chop. Sous Chef Jose stopped by our table and asked if we were happy with our food and if we needed anything else, a nice touch. I would recommend eating here.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veggie Lasagna & Black Ink Squid Linguine was AMAZING!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Loved the steak and eggs!

e
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed unique and delicious cocktails followed by good wine selection and scrumptious seafood entrees.

MD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back

T
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, especially when combining seafood with pasta. Usually very good service. It is a bit noisy at lunchtime, however. Best to come after 12:30 when some patrons are leaving.

BP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good choice for a business lunch. 312 has some very nice seafood options.

TM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was okay

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom/daughter date to see Mean Girls musical.

KK
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around as always. No longer live in Chicago but when back, I always make the effort to come back to 312.

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu was limited

KB
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio was an excellent server! He even brought me a cake for my birthday and three of the servers sang to me - it was such a wonderful meal and great service and I felt so welcome there - the manager then took our photo by the marquee of the phantom and I was very pleased that they offered to do that for me

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away even before our reservation at noon. Everyone was so pleasant from beginning to end.
My daughter and I enjoyed our brunch. Very convenient, didn’t realize it next door to theater where we were going to see play.

TS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for dinner before a show. Right next to the Cadillac Theatre.

CV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I have been to 312 4 times over the last couple of years. Past experiences have been great... nice food, great location, good service. We went on Saturday, June 4, and received the most horrible service that I can remember from any server. Our server Zhanna was not responsive, and did not check on us in a timely manner, but also, she was condescending. I heard her communicating with other tables in an acceptable manner, but she was not that way with us! I was there celebrating an anniversary with my significant other. I was SHOCKED by the way that she talked to him. It was completely not something we should have experienced. Based completely on how Zhanna impacted our otherwise beautiful night, I will never dine at 312 again. I will advise all I know to not visit 312. Beware...they have a great location by the Cadillac Palace Theater, but there are tons of better restaurants in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother/Daughter outing. Brunch before a show at the Cadillac Palace.
Luis was our waiter. Excellent job and very nice mannered. Attentive to our table and needs.
The short rib hash was delicious and the French toast we had as a dessert. Both excellent choices.
We have dined here several times and haven’t been disappointed yet.

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Dinner here was amazing! I went for my birthday and we had a great time! Our only con was our waitress. She wasn’t very explanatory when we asked about drinks, food choices, etc. But the food and atmosphere made up for her shortcomings. Great place to go!

AK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a 5pm reservation for dinner before a 7:30 theater show at Cadillac Theater. It is literally around the corner which made the walk easy for my elderly Mother. Drinks were great. Brussels Sprouts for appetizer were REALLY good! We split the beef tenderloin dinner and salad. Perfect amount of food so we weren’t too full before the show. Everything was excellent! Highly recommend.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and lots of choices! The waiter was very attentive and explained all the specials very clearly. Location in downtown Chicago is convenient. Friendly environment and quiet enough to have conversation without feeling like you're yelling!

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early for our reservation and were still sat quickly. We had a table with plenty of space which is not always the case when it’s only a party of two. Food was great. Our server’s suggestions were terrific and felt genuine. We left satisfied and very glad we made thus decision. As we often attend shows at the Cadillac, coming back to 312 Chicago is an easy decision to make.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, great food, lovely atmosphere and view! Perfect when attending the theater at Cadillac Palace 👍😁

L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to grab a bite to eat pre or post theatre. Have dined here several times and have never been disappointed with the menu or service.

PH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

312's staff is friendly and accommodating and its food is always good. A good place for a business lunch.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Excelente servicio y buena comida

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EA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average and lighting was a bit harsh over our table. Will not return. It was just okay.

MM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we arrived at a busy time, our reservation was waiting and ready. The service was quick and friendly. We were well-attended, the food was great, and the atmosphere was lovely.

OT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have a standing Sunday brunch date, always my treat. We live in the Loop and have patronized another restaurant nearby until some recent very disappointing experiences. We were going to the theater this past Sunday and decided to try 312.
We thought the food and service was excellent and though a bit pricier than some others in the neighborhood we will definitely return.
The atmosphere is active but pleasant and quiet conversation possible.
We will also give it a try for dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Chicago feel to the restaurant.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu with affordable prices for the city. Food delicious and service excellent. Bathrooms were a bit of a hike upstairs. Convenient location near theater district. Would definitely recommend.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom, sister and I had a great time before Phantom of the Opera! Thank you!

SP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

This was not the same as my the last visit. My previous experience was outstanding, and I was looking forward to that special feeling again. My party of three was seated next to a large group of at least eight and we found it hard to speak to each other. We were also placed right above the drafty door to the restaurant. The wait staff was very attentive, but since we were treated as if we just walked in without reservations - I am not sure if this will be a spot to return to.

R
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were going to a play next door to restaurant. Very fast service to turn tables before play.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch before the show at the Cadillac palace. Service was outstanding. Very attentive. Food was delivered hot to our table and was presented well and excellent. Everyone was happy with their selection. Based on the server recommendation we tried the Brussels sprout appetizer and that did not disappoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Christmas Prix Fix Menu. It took over an hour before the second course came out. We had to make a run for our show and asked for the remaining courses to-go. Only half of the meal were packed. We never saw the server except at the beginning and at the end.

JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I was very disappointed in my most recent visit to 312. I had been here before for pre-theatre dining, so I was looking forward to our Christmas Day Dinner. I had made the reservation about 2 weeks in advance and they even called to confirm, but there was no mention of a limited menu at $60pp. My party did not care for anything on the menu and they were so understaffed that we had to leave for our show before our entrees were served, despite allowing for a 2-hour dining experience. A limited holiday menu and fixed price needs to be communicated to the guests ahead of time, and if a there is not enough staff on Christmas Day to support reservations, then they should just be closed.

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