312 Chicago

4.5
4096 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.
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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 4096 People Are Saying
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l
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great pleace to go before plays at the cadalac theatre

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CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

NIce food. Not too many GLuten Free options and less Dairy free options.
Good spot for pre show dinner!

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S
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not good. Dined here pre-theater and it reinforced the sad fact that there are no good restaurants in the theater district. Mushy, tasteless food (I had the gnocchi).
Won’t be back.

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D
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to dine

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MC
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

something has changed -
Not sure if the hotel worker strike was impacting the restaurant, but believe they are under separate ownership, so that should not have been an issue. One evening 8 of us went for drinks. Service was rather slow, but we were not in a rush and once we had our wine we were fine. The next morning, we had reservations for 8am (we thought we allowed enough time before our 9:30am meeting just steps away). Our orders were not taken until about 8:20am and our food arrived at 8:50am. We literally had to inhale our meals and/or pack them to go. What I had of my breakfast was great - but certainly did not have time to enjoy it and left half of it there.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff! Amazing food! Chose 312 Chicago to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and the made her feel truly special. Everyone was so accommodating. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! The smile on my girl’s face as we left confirmed everything! I’d highly recommend any to visit ASAP!

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MP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional—friendly, service was excellent, very accommodating.

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TM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the dishes were delicious and service was fantastic. Great location pre theater dinner. Perfect portions and price was very reasonable. We want to come back and try more different dishes.

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LO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was fine but not outstanding. I did not like the tomato, cheese (Muffalo?), bacon appetizer. It tasted too greasy. It is convenient to the Cadillac Palace Theater. They did a nice wine pairing with the meal.

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DR
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a pre-theater dinner for two at Bistro 312. The curtain was at 7:30; we booked at 5:30 (before the main rush of theater patrons arrived) and had plenty of time. Our table was tucked away on the first floor, but when I used the ladies room on the second level I noticed that table up there had a fun view of the street below--might be worth requesting. The menu is all Italian, and includes numerous fish dishes as well as a few red meats (pork chop and steak) along with pastas, risotto, gnocchi. Pre-fixe is available, including dessert, with limited choice. The service and welcome were friendly and efficient.

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J
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and we were introduced to great new cabernet!

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SC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.
Great job!
Great wine list and awesome real Italian food.

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RM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

This is our go-to pre-theatre spot & doesn’t disappoint. Great wine list & fun people watching!
While the food is always very tasty, the menu may have recently changed and felt a little limited.
Roasted cauliflower was amazing so try it if you get the chance. Scallop entree was a great choice, 4 generous sized scallops, although tender on the inside, a couple were over charred.
There was a weird stain on one of the chairs, it was quickly swapped out.
The staff is great, knowledgeable & attentive.

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YE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed 312 over the past 10 years when going to a theatre in the area. Very convenient! All service staff friendly and attentive.

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M
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been coming here for 15+ years. Food quality, service still consistently good. Always a pleasure. Value is best.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

You know they have a chef who can cook if they can cook fish— ours was great!!

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SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant in the heart of the Loop. Food is always good, for brunch we had the omelet and 312 burger. Both entrees served hot and made to order. The bar tender and our waiter very friendly and efficient. Cadillac Theatre is connected to the restaurant via the upper leve, so convenient.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The overall experience was decent. However, our server, interrupted the conversation multiple time, rather than waiting for someone to finish the conversation. I understand he was trying to order our food but I think it's basic etiquette to not interrupt the conversation.

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ND
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came here on a Sunday night of a long weekend and were, candidly, a little worried that it was bit more crowded. No worries! The food is very tasty, if not the broadest menu. The service is terrific and very friendly. They have a very nice nice wine list, with a good selection from Italy and the States. We would definitely go back, frequently.

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went above and beyond to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Fantastic staff and food.

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JT
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first time to 312 Chicago, and hopefully not our last. We went pre Saturday evening musical, so dined relatively early. Service was outstanding, the wine selection very strong, and our food was creative and delicious.

We first found this restaurant several years while staying at the attached Kimpton Allegro hotel. Very handy to slip over for a great meal, but 312 Chicago is worth the trip even without the hotel stay.

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KR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luca's food , selections and service are always great my favorite place for lunch and pre theatre

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DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Chicago thanks to chef Luca's talent and inspiration.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Met an old coworker for dinner, food was great and service was spot on

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T
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate breakfast. Excellent - 4 people. All enjoyed the meal. Parmesan potatoes were wonderful with the breakfast. Eggs cooked perfectly (over medium) and scrambled. Basil mozzarella omelet also a favorite. Went back the next morning when staying in town. Luis our sever was prompt professional and polite..while giving us tips for things to do in the city.

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F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and noise level was low.

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BB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lasagna dish and a special offered Saturday, which was a lovely scallop dish. Both were excellent!

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Z
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for an amazing dinner! Food was perfect and serving was definitely above average gourmet size (which is always a plus)! I had the Branzino. The two seared fish fillets were delicious!

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OC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good (my salmone was great) but the service was awesome! Really good place to celebrate a special occasion (like I did)

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great choice! The food and wine was delicious! The service was excellent.

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BD
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here before the theatre. Exceptional food, service, & ambiance! We will definitely eat at 312 Chicago when we return to Chicago!

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KD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and great service! We will definitely go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good from top to bottom. And their patio was pup friendly which is exactly what we needed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Service was exceptional.

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CP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a downtown business lunch. Good food, good service in a comfortable, professional setting.

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DR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food (sautéed shrimp and scallops) and prompt service!

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k
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is delicious, and the wine list is admirable. We tried the buffala appetizer, and it was yummy. The beefsteak tomatoes were especially fresh and juicy. My mother had the pork chop dinner, and it was flavorful. Highly recommend. Great place for a family meal (with older children who are able to sit still for longer than an hour), Girls night out, or a business dinner.

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S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

My daughter and I were there on July 22nd. We got seated on time but it took at least 10 minutes to get our order placed. Then we had to flag someone down to get a lemon that we had asked for when seated to get it delivered. Then we asked for the bill when they brought the bill we had theater tickets. Had to ask again for the bill. Finally brought it with no pen to sign. Had to walk to hostess station to get a pen to sign.
But 312 was very helpful in keeping my luggage till I could get it to the car.

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal and quick service. The Buffala and steak were terrific!

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