312 Chicago

4.5
4648 reviews
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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter was great and entire service crew amazing! I always bring my friends and clients here! The food is matches the service—5star!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friends from out of town

EA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came on a Wednesday so the place wasn’t very cowded. The food was delicious. The service was amazing. The signature cocktails were yummy. I tried several of them. The bartender even said hi to my table. There are so many options in downtown Chicago but this is a nice place with great food and service at a reasonable price.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Just meh. And expensive.

DG
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

BEST FOR GOING TO THEATER NEXT DOOR ONLY, OTHERWISE NO OTHER REASON TO GO THERE. RESTAURANT FEELS TIRED, NEEDS UPDATING, EVEN THOUGH IN RESTAURANT DESCRIPTION IT SOUNDS LIKE IT HAS BEEN. FOOD ISN’T BAD BUT NOTHING OUTSTANDING.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The seafood dishes are wonderful. Also suggest splitting a Primi in lieu of an appetizer, especially if your party includes a vegetarian.

U
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended a show at the Cadillac Theater and walked right next door for an early dinner after the performance. We had a reservation although they were able to seat us early 30 minutes prior.
Service was impeccable, food was delicious, and a great experience overall. My mom and I both did the 3-course meal and couldn’t beat the price of $44/person.
Can’t wait to go back again!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A favorite place for lunch or dinner near theater in the loop.

DM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seating at an outside table immediately upon arrival, and the outside table was our preference. It was quiet there. The food was excellent. Our wait staff was very attentive. The location of this restaurant is perfect for those, like us, who plan to attend a theater show after dinner.

KC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were phenomenally warm, friendly, and inviting, taking great care to our dinner experience (it was our first visit), with additional special attention to the birthday we were celebrating. Our server guided us through wine selections and ensured we were comfortable at every step. All of our dishes were fresh and flavorful, where we are already excited to return soon for the next seasonal selections!

MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I found the place beautiful and the food was outstanding. Our server was nice but not exactly friendly and seemed a bit put off when one member of our party requested her drink to be taken back to the bar. The drinks were fair, and not craft cocktails as they claimed to be. I found the prices to be a bit high but considering it is located in the Loop, it's about right. I liked the 3 item menu and found that to be reasonable. Overall, it was a lovely dining experience and the fact it was located right next to the theater really made it great!

MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience. Food was great, outdoor dining was nice, and wait staff was good.

KH
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place eat there every time I am in Chicago!!

J
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

312 Chicago is the favorite restaurant for my husband and myself. The food, service and warm atmosphere is always spot on. We have been going there for about 10 or 15 years. My husband recently passed and on this past Sunday I went there, by myself, to have dinner. The staff was so caring and lovely to me. I cried through the complete meal, but still enjoyed it. I will be going back but not alone.

OS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our pre theater brunch was exceptional in quality of the meal and service. Location was perfect for the experience

MP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at 312 Chicago prior to a performance at the adjacent Cadillac Palace Theatre. It was a perfect way to begin our evening. The service was impeccable and well-timed, the ambience of the restaurant was just right, and, as I apologized to my wife, the grilled pork chop was the best I had ever eaten. 312 Chicago was a great experience, one which we will repeat.

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! I had the Halibut and it was cooked to perfection and was extremely tasty! I highly recommend this restaurant and if you are going to see any of the wonderful plays in the area, its a perfect location.

P
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at 312 Chicago in the past. However, this last experience was the best! We had an appetizer, a main meal and dessert. All were quite delicious. Our server Louis was outstanding! He was very attentive but not intrusive.

EW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch with friends before the play!

TM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. It is a great place to go. Especially if you are going to a play at the Cadillac Theatre

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

After theatre

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We left the Art on the Mart and just starting walking around when my kids started told us they were hungry and we ran into this fancy place. We definitely felt underdressed but the hostess told us not to worry and please come in and have a seat. Super nice and very kind to us. I had the Linguine husband has the lasagna and our kids shared the pizza. Food was delicious our kids started eating our food ha. We also had the Tiramisu and the kids has ice cream. Over all it was very good and the staff was just wonderful! Next time we will come back in nicer cloths ha.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service at the bar and at the table. Nice touch with the chef personally bringing some food to the table and checking back, explaining the recipe. Love this place.

W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, the chef came to our table to ensure he worked to create an amazing meal as we had someone who is vegan.....our waiter listen to our needs and ensured we had a great experience....have dined here many times and will continue to be a restaurant we continue to visit.

K
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A favorite I frequent often. They almost instantly attended to a wobbly table before the words even left my mouth. The server took time to explain the dishes to my collegues who were new to the menu. Being a special occasion, the server threw in a free dessert - which are excellent - we had the flourless chocolate cake and espresso cheesecake. Service was a little slower than usual but I think we were out of view of our server where he was usually standing. Absolutely love this place!

TM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and great cocktails. We enjoy coming for dinner here before the show. We never feel rushed. The staff is attentive and mindful that we have a show.

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu covers everything from Pasta to Fish to Steaks, each with an Italian flair. I had a pasta dish and my wife had the salmon. we were both pleased with our choice. Our server (Antonio) did an excellent job getting our meal to us with plenty of time to get to the Theater for a play.

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good place to go if you’re going to Cadillac Palace Theatre, right next door. The salmon was excellent. The husband ordered appetizer of various seafoods a la tempura. Delicious and abundant.

RL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

G
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great!!! The service was excellent

CC
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my pre-theater favorites!! I've dined here so often that I feel like I'm at home.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to 312 Chicago. We picked it out online and didn’t know what to expect. Our entire meal of salad, salmon, and profiteroles was delicious! We kept raving to each other how good the food was. The service staff was very attentive and polite and also accommodating to our specific food requests. The noise level was acceptable and the interior of the restaurant was pretty. It’s a great restaurant. We already made a reservation to come back soon!

MA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love 312! It's our go to place when going to theatre. Great service and great food!

K
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location was perfect for eating before attending the play next door...food was amazing along with great service in a nice setting. Even gave us a personalized card for our anniversary. Will be going back the next time we are in Chicago.

WS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My party's food was overall very good. However, my complaint is that the vegan pasta I asked for (the orecchiette with olive oil, white wine, and garlic) was swimming in the sauce.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food wasn’t that good. Had little to no seasoning. The lasagna had no flavor and looked not only was visibility unappealing but also the taste as well.

Bread was cold.

Service took forever for simple things like the check.
Manager on duty was really nice as a person but unfortunately it didn’t make up for the lackluster food and ambiance.

Wouldn’t recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Vacation in Chicago. I have dined at a variety of restaurants in or near the Loop on business trips including 312. 312 has got to be one of best!

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Everything timed out perfectly for a pre- theater dinner.

BR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food. Really enjoyed it

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