312 Chicago

4.5
4045 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 4045 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

Decent food. Not memorable. Bread not special, Needs upgrade of menu.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had dinner before going to the theater ----my whitefish was excellent & he said so was his pasta (made to order).
Definetly will be back ----

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is always a great place to go before the theater. The prix fixes menu never disappoints.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We came for dinner after attending a play at the Cadillac Palace. We were seated upstairs in the furthest corner for some unknown reason and the second level was practically empty when we walked up there . The waiter was very unfriendly never smiled . He never try to engage us in any conversation . It just appeared that we were just a bother .

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I feel they are a bit expensive for lunch but food and service was very good

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a pre-theater dinner, with a calamari appetizer. The calamari was super tender and the limoncello aioli was wonderful. I had the Salmone which had a lovely thick sear that flaked beautifully. The asparagus puree on the bottom was very good and tasted like asparagus. The white asparagus was especially flavorful. My mother had the lasagna which was edible, but not as impressive. The bollgananese was on the bottom, and left the top pasta a bit dry. Their flourless chocolate cake was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend it, and the berry puree underneath was the perfect accompaniment.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food tasted great! Great options on the menu. I recommend Filetto or Branzino

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent food choices and very well done. I recommend it highly, especially if you are going to the theater.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

312 was dinner choice following matinee at Cadillac Theatre next door. Subdued dining atmosphere with flavorful appetizers and entrees. Our group sampled the pork chop and the halibut, both incredible. Flourless chocolate tortes for dessert, quite decadent. Consider 312 for your pre- or post-show dining, you’ll love it!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was excellent with a brunch menu that featured sweet and savory items / The waiter was excellent and gave us good suggestions and fabulous service

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Highly recommend this restaurant. Food was superb, outstanding service. Noise level was moderate. Fabulous lasagna, best I have ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The waitstaff could not do enough for us. Example: they served us coffee at the end of the meal and decided on their own it was too light and brought us new coffee. Great wait staff!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Overall excellent food and service. Perfect venue to entertain an important customer for a business lunch.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The service and ambience were excellent. We enjoyed the food although it could have been better with more spices. The main disadvantage of this restaurant is that the restroom is on the second floor. The wine list was excellent and would draw me back.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I have been to 312 many times for lunch, and it never disappoints! I have sat at different tables, and had different waiters, and they are all outstanding.

Amazing bread with seasoned olive oil appears immediately, as does water, and it keeps coming. The manager walked around the room checking each table, and it looked as if everything was perfect.

I usually split a bottle of wine with a friend, but this time I had a margarita...well, 2 margaritas because it was so good! Refreshing, and not too sweet.

The specials are always a good choice, but so are the regular items, such as the cauliflower mix appetizer.

The food is amazing, the service is great, the ambience is perfect, and it's close to the theatre district. What more could anyone want from a restaurant?

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Perfect for before theater lunch! Food was delicious service good would definitely return

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Place is starting to show wear and tear, it’s time for some sprucing up! But food and service were fantastic as ever! Thank you for a relaxing and delicious dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great location for dinner before the show at Goodman or the theaters on Randolph. Slight discount for valet parking. The food was excellent. The fresh pasta was just right. Not a heavy dish. Shared buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomato with pesto for appetizer. Give it a try.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Sat at a table outside and it was great. Food was good and reasonably priced for downtown area.
Great place for pre-theater. Valet parking for $29.00 for six hours at Hotel Allegro when you dine at 312, an added plus to a nice restaurant. It was our servers first week, but he was very attentive and doing his best to master his job. Great attitude.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent food. Pleasant atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food - waiter was very familiar with the the food specials. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I went with a group to 312 Chicago for dinner. It was a wonderful meal. We informed our waiter that we had to catch a train and had to be out by a specific time. He was very accomodating and kept the dinner moving to meet our time frame. Of course, you may have a leisurely meal at 312 but on this occasion we needed an accelerated pace. The food was delicious as always. If you go, save room for a slice of their homemade flourless chocolate cake!

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I ordered the 312 Burger well done with a side salad with lemon vinaigrette. The burger was rare. There were rotting pieces of salad in the mix and no dressing. The waiter took it back to the kitchen where I assumed they nuked it and brought dressing for the salad. The burger was still not well done. Our waiter was very attentive but the cooking staff needs some direction. I have dined here at least 6 times when I visit Chicago. Not sure I can recommend this place at this time.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Wonderful food...Salmon fabulous; scallops perfectly prepared. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great place for dinner before the show as it is right in the theatre district.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My family loves 312 Chicago. They have amazing Gluten free options. We took the kids and they loved it too.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

One of my favorite pre-theater spots. Great drinks, even better service (Janna is a fantastic server who I ask for every time since we met), and unfailingly delicious food. One of the best restaurants in the loop! Thanks for asking.....

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We barely sat down and our server wanted our drink order. She seemed aggravated we weren't prepared to give it, despite having just received the menu. She stood table side and waited after being told we wanted to get an idea of the entree direction before choosing a beverage. She must have used up all her customer-care time then because after taking our order she was MIA, although she passed by several times without so much as a glance. We resorted to asking the bus staff for butter, soft drink refills and getting the server so we could order dessert. The Pappardelle Bolognese was uninspired, bland, could have come from a can, and showed a scarcity of meat in the sauce. 312 is steps away from the theater, but does that override the overall experience? We didn't think do.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Had dinner with my son before the theater, which is right next door! First time here, loved the decor, our meal was fantastic and the service was great! I had the tortellini and my son had the pork chop, again, both excellent!

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Server was rude and disrespectful. The other staff was great!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The Carpaccio di Manzo (beef tenderloin tartare) and the Ippoglosso (halibut) dishes were delightfully palate pleasing! Strongly recommend having dinner at 312.....you’ll be so glad you did! We’ll definitely return!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Everything was fabulous...the food, ambiance, service. Could not ask for a better place to eat after a show.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

A special trip to Chicago. My beautiful wife loves Itilian so we choose 312 over Spagias

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was the second time we were here before the Theater. We went to a 2:00 pm Matinee show and wanted lunch when we got into the city. They were quick, with amazing service and great food. We will be back when we are in the neighborhood. THANKS

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The waiter was great!!!! Food was amazing

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The staff were very attentive and friendly, and the flourless chocolate cake is delicious!
The gnocchi were just okay, but I have a hard time finding ones I really love. Everything else was fantastic, though.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The Sea Bass was awesome and my date loved the Lasagna. we will be back next time in Chicago

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Wait staff was excellent as was manager
We will be back

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This was a great neighborhood find. We attended the theater and stopped in for dinner.
Food was excellent. We are Italian and have high expectations on quality, texture and flavor. They scored a ten on all of it! The service was excellent and the Manager, Joe, was walking throughout the restaurant talking with patrons assuring a good experience.

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