312 Chicago

4.6
4237 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
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: Breakfast, 8:00am-11:00am & Dinner 5:00pm-7:00pm
New Year's Eve: Breakfast, 8:00am-11:00am & Dinner, 5:00pm-10:00pm
New Year's Day: Brunch, 9:00am-1:00pm & Dinner, 5:00pm-7:00pm
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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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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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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a celebratory Christmas Eve dinner with our 4 course pre-fixe menu for $60. Menu highlights include homemade pasta, porcini crusted hanger steak and eggnog cheesecake!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a celebratory Christmas dinner with our 4 course pre-fixe menu for $60. Menu highlights include homemade pasta, porcini crusted hanger steak and eggnog cheesecake!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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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 4237 People Are Saying
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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of six people enjoyed brunch prior to attending a chicago play down the street.
We were seated immediately.
Luis is an amazing server, he is warm, friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive.
Several of us ordered the short rib hash and it was absolutely delicious! We were all very impressed with the quality
and the portion size. The fruit bowl I ordered was fresh, and also very generous.
Our coffee was constantly being refilled.
The manager Jordan, came up and introduced himself to me when he overheard me telling my fiends, also dining at the restaurant about our fabulous meal.
I look forward to returning soon and often!

On another note, when I made my reservation on line at open table, it indicated that I would be receiving 1000 points for that reservation. I was very surprised to see ghat I only received 100. Can you check this out for me please?

Thank you,
Rhoda Shapiro

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

Good food before going to the Chicago Symphony.

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r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the round tables and the general lay out of the dining room. Very pleasant!

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

Xmas concert

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PS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good, however seating on second floor, environment was noisy, and for a pre-theater environment, not very well dressed. Clothes literally were strewn on the floor, men wearing jeans, just not the ambiance I would have associated with the somewhat pricey restaurant.

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice meal and atmosphere. Service reasonable, given restaurant was busy. Would go again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Booths are too tight

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C
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant, staff goes overboard to make sure it is a memorable experience. We will go back!

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time going. We had an appetizer and each had a main course. The food was delicious and the view was great. We were checked on multiple times throughout. Recommend to go to before a play.

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a
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food! The prix fixe dinner was outstanding, with excellent wine pairings. The flourless chocolate cake desert was (and I don’t say this lightly) heavenly!

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JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed with both food and service. We ordered the special Rissotto dish which came out lukewarm. Took forever to get the dessert. Seems that the restaurant caters to the theater crowd and is ill equipped to handle the diners given the time constraints

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Wonderful food & fantastic food. I found my new favorite Italian wine - Zibbobo - here! Arugula + warm porcini mushrooms + goat cheese salad is excellent! Lasagna is perfection. We’d definitely go there again!

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

The restaurant was small and quaint easy to get to. That was a great host standing at the door that took our coats. The food was made from scratch. Most of the meals were very light inelegant. The service was fast because we was down to see a play. I will recommend this to all my friends.

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

Christmas celebrating with friends.
Marco was very attentive & accommodating!

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals, my friend and I had lunch here pre show and the service was really good and quick. The food was well cooked, I ordered Salmon and the temperature was perfect! Will definitely dine here again. Our server was very nice. Next door to the Cadillac Palace theater and walking distance to the others.

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b
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite true-and-true pre-theater restaurant venues, close to the Cadillac Palace (where last night's dinner was enjoyed) and almost close enough to avoid [most if not all] raindrops. Though we didn't get our regular table, we were rewarded with an booth at the window for a great street view. Ii chose the prix fixe menu and was rewarded with a wonderful appetizer of truffle polenta with a short rib and a bone-in pork chop while my wife chose the skin-on branzino. I also opted for the wine pairing with my meal, an excellent choice. A leisurely dessert set the timing for our move to the theater perfectly.

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K
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience....we were a party of 7 on Saturday and some of our friends had not experienced the joys of dining at 312....they were very impressed.....Marco took great care of us...food, service and ambiance were wonderful as always....and best of all, I've been in enough that I'm greeted like family...Thanks again for another splendid evening.

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TL
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very convenient for pre or post-theatre dining. Lively atmosphere, service was good. Food was average.

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was excellent, but the service was lacking. Long wait; some of the food came cold and had to be returned.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for brunch before a play, great ambiance, great and fast service.

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CS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant- dinner was excellent and the server and staff were very attentive.

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T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After Play

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food came out extremely fast which while that was a plus because we were attending a show straight afterwards makes me feel like it wasn't cooked fresh when ordered. The food tasted very good. Our server was excellent however there were a couple of small things such as replacing cutlery and not placing it appropriately on the table and no finesse when putting the plates of food on the table.

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FW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Second try. Was not thrilled the first time, but received an e-mail asking me to try again, so I did. Although the food was much better the second time, it is still WAY overpriced - $110 (including the 20% tip) for LUNCH for two? Yes, my daughter had soup and I had salad, in addition to our main course - but neither of us had any alcohol nor dessert. My salad - $10 - was some spring greens, pieces cucumber and cherry tomato - which would an included side salad anywhere else. Sorry, but the fact that you are located where you are does not overcome the fact that your prices are WAY out of line. We will definitely NOT be eating here again.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with 4 friends before play at Cadillac Palace which is next door. We each had different entrees and all were very good.

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R
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here after seeing Miss Saigon last Sunday evening. We were concerned about getting home during the expected blizzard. They accommodated our limited time very well. Everything was delicious, and I would go back again when I had more time. The service was great and very caring by everyone we encountered.

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r
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. We had Sunday brunch there. Great selection of both lunch and breakfast type offerings and all were very tasty. Excellent location for those of us attending a performance at the Cadillac Palace theatre as it is only a few steps away.

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DT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Standard menu is just ok, but the special options were amazing so take the time to listen to all of them! Would definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose 312 for a special night out, meeting up with out of town friends. It was a perfect evening - wonderful food & drinks, great service, lovely ambience & low noise level which allowed easy conversation. Highly recommend

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and interesting cocktails. Attentive service. Very enjoyable dinner pre-theater.

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BH
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A good and dependable dining experience. This has a perfect location in downtown Chicago. Just far enough away from the holiday tourists! Comfy food and delightful service.

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LW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chicago 312 never disappoints! The food was delicious and the service attentive and welcoming. It is my "go to" restaurant pre/post theatre when visiting Chicago. My parents (visiting from Kentucky) thoroughly enjoyed it! I was looking forward to the bourbon gelato on the blueberry crostata -- but the ginger gelato was a nice surprise instead!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Know that the kitchen closes at 10 am! Luckily the wait staff was efficient in making sure people got orders in before they closed.

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R
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Thanksgiving, not knowing what to expect. The meal was delicious from the opening beet salad to the turkey dinner to the fabulous pecan dessert. The lasagna secondi was superb, the turkey was moist and the stuffing and gravy were exceptional. We will definitely be back for an Italian meal!

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. The preset menu was delicious and the service was excellent.

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CD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and Thanksgiving celebration.

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YB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good overall and great service with sense of humour for Thanksgiving. We will try at night

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JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good, reliable Italian restaurant in the heart of the theater district. Excellent for vegetarians. We have been here on a number of occasions and have always had a good experience. It is very busy and rather loud, so keep that in mind.

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TT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

312 is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Chicago. My favorite go-to appetizers are the buffala wrapped in prosciutto and the brussel sprouts. Then, for an entree I definitely recommend the pappardelle bolognese; not only is the bolognese to DIE for, the pappardelle pasta is absolutely tender since 312's pasta is "fatto in casa" (homemade). Finally, to wrap up dinner, finish off your glass of red wine with the flourless chocolate cake that is beyond decadent.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Probably the best salmon Ive ever had. The wine pairings were perfect. Great date night.

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