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About 312 Chicago

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.

136 N. La Salle St.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

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


Cross Street:
Randolph

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 696-2420

Website:
http://www.312chicago.com/

Catering:
Our Private Dining spaces can host events that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and cocktail receptions for up to 300 people.

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

Public Transit:
CTA: Clark/Lake Stop Blue/Green/Brown/Pink/Purple Line Stop (Exit to Thompson Center, then go 1/2 block west)

Executive Chef:
Luca Corazzina

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 312-696-2420

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Details
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

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.

312 Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (148)
Special Occasion (91)
Good for a Date (89)
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Business Meals (56)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Romantic (50)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Great for Lunch (50)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Good for Groups (45)
Cozy (40)
Authentic (39)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Casual (33)
Notable Wine List (31)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Great for Brunch (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
People Watching (16)
Hot Spot (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Fun (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Scenic View (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Healthy (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service! The chef came around and introduced himself which was a nice surprise. Our table tried each dinner special and all 3 were delicious! We will definitely go back!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I took my fiancé out for her birthday, and when we showed up we were brought to a table with a “happy birthday” sign on it. It was a nice surprise! Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable of the menu, and her service was quick and friendly. The hostess was incredibly accommodating, as she generously offered to take our bags and check them in at the hotel next-door so that we didn’t have to carry them to the Chicago theater after dinner for the show we were about to attend. This way, after our show we just went back to the hotel and grabbed our shopping bags! The food at this restaurant was incredible - far exceeding my expectations. All around our experience was at 312 Restaurant was excellent, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone I know.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The fritto misto and the brussels sprouts dishes (as appetizers) were both a bit heavy with grease. The service was a bit mixed, with one of the diner's main courses arriving much later than the rest. It was awkward. The waiter did apologize.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was AMAZING! And the service was fast and attentive. Perfect for pre-theater meal. Have done this twice....this spot is our first choice before the theater.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, Service was good.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

We had tickets for the Cadillac Theater, and it is also my Mom’s birthday. We will definitely come back for the excellent service and interesting menu.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Francisco Martin must be promoted!!! Food ...perfect! Service...top notch!!!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Being in the theatre district, we found it a perfect spot for dinner before a show.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Ate here before attending a play next door at the Cadillac Theatre. Seated promptly in upper level which had expansive windows overlooking Thompson Center. The menu was extensive and fairly priced. Service attentive but not obtrusive. Brussels sprout appetizer delicious and easily feeds two. Short rib with polenta very tasty but sized for one. My husband enjoyed his chicken sandwich. No room for dessert but they looked delicious. Noise level loud so not the place for intimate conversations, at least at lunch hour.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nice brunch selections! We had friends outing to see "Beautiful" next door at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Food was excellent as were the cocktails. Our server, Luis, was an absolute gem. We loved him. Make an RSVP for a Sunday pre-theatre brunch or lunch. It was packed by noon that day for a 2pm show.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had reservations at 6:30. The service was fair, our waitress came once for our orders and we did not see her again until the bill came. We did tell her we had the play at 8:00 so our order was timely. However, our lasagna (regular menu item) was cold and lukewarm for others. Very different sizes and sauce portions. The other menu items were great according to review! We did not have time or staff available to send back for warm up!
For the portion, the childlike for some, others were adequate with the lasagna. Other items were fine!
The wine choices were good!
The idea of having everything right there was great but certainly disappointing. The food was nothing outstanding!
We had breakfast the next morning. Again, nothing outstanding but options were good! The food just seems to lack a lot of big flavor!
As far as recommending, I would only for convenience. If the food could gain some pizazz, even have some plain ole spaghetti served HOT with FRESH cheese would be great! We had the ole standard shake on and not even red pepper flakes! We couldn't ask for it because no one came back or was around after it was sat down by the kitchen staff!
Just my take, actually I am pretty easy to please but I thought 312 would be an upgrade in food and wine from the chains, not just price!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Truly relaxed, exquisite dining after the matinee play. Will definitely revisit for more Chicago occasions!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Appetizer (Mixed fish) below standard
Bread and olive oil mixture excellent
Salad (mushroom) very good
Main - Lake superior Bass? Excellent
Desert - flourless chocolate cake good taste very small portion

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always wonderful food. Never disappoints! 312 is a great place to take clients or to go before a show in the city

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

First time ive ever had a "not great" meal at 312, but it was really my fault since the chicken breast plate was loaded with creams and other things that I wasn't anticipating. I should have asked the server to direct me to something light given it was lunch. 312 always a great meal, good service, nice experience. Just need to order smarter.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food and service were very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The only negative was that The Specials menu we were given was for lunch. When the waiter came to take our order, he told us that it was the wrong menu. The items we wanted were not on the dinner menu. However, what we finally ended up with was terrific!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We chose this restaurant because it was close to the theater, and so glad we did! We loved the service, location and food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food and great service!! It was my moms birthday and they had a special birthday sign and surprise dessert!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was mediocre and was way over priced for the quality.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We like to come to 312 for a great meal with a fabulous wine list and the very best of service.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always, the service at 312 was wonderful. The grilled octopus was very tender and taste. The Tuna in my seafood soup was a little on the over done side, but the lobster, shrimp, muscles, and scallops more than made up for it. Great place to visit before or after a show to the theatre.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had been to this restaurant some years ago and had been disappointed, but decided to give it another try. We went to the show next door at the Cadillac Palace, so it's super convenient. The staff is great, very gracious and we got a table in a quiet area as requested. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had a pasta dish (Bolognese) that was delectable. We will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It is great for pre theater dining. However, my wife's dinner was cold and had to be sent back to be warmed up. It appeared that it wasn't cooked.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Sports
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall, the food was very good. However, the pappardelle was basic. It was nothing special. But other than that everything was delicious.
The wine pairing is half glasses, so that was disappointing. I wish the focus was more on customer experience rather than the money.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful dishes, which included pasta (Orecchiette Tartufate) and superb fish (Branzino), with a lovely Prosecco, and with attentive service in a great ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always enjoy 312. Excellent food, great service. I did have little trouble understanding the waiter, who was Hispanic, and he seemed a little irritated by it, but otherwise everything was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

312 ... The perfect spot for dinner & a show! Been going here for years & it always delivers on beautiful ambience & delicious dining! So festive & cozy especially during the holidays. Loved every minute!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious pastas made in house, sauces too. Really terrific service catering to theater crowd. Will definitely go back.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved the homemade pasta. Food came quickly also. They were able to accommodate granddaughter with allergies and did so in a pleasant way. Frankie our server was very attentive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Organic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This restaurant is always dependable and has great service. Our waiter was attentive and skilled.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Because reviewers rated 312 high and it is next to the Cadillac Palace Theater, we went there before a play. Our meal was excellent, and the pasta dish In a black truffle cream sauce that I ordered was perhaps the best I have ever eaten. And it hit the spot on a frigid night in December.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent dinner with drinks before going to see "Wicked", which was just down the street. Food and drinks were great. Service was good. A little noisy and pricey ($190 before tip for 2 adults and a teenager), but well worth it. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We attended on Christmas Day for donner. They offered a four course menu with 3 selections in each. It was outstanding. The service was almost impeccable and we were not rushed in any way. Highly recommend this gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

312 was recommended to us for a nice dinner. It was only ok- would not go again

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service was amazing. Luis is fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We gathered for a get-together with family , pre-Christmas. Staff was very accommodating and the food was excellent, although portions are a little less than the males would have liked. However, it was a sufficient portion. We went to the bar area which was difficult to find and when told others to meet us there, they were unable to find it. Would have been helpful if the host would have told them to actually exit the upstairs restaurant area. Overall, though, we will visit again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We visited before seeing Beautiful at the theater and this restaurant did not disappoint. I made this reservation based on reviews for pre-post theater restaurant and did not study the menu prior to dinner as I usually do. So, because there were so many choices and so little time, we relied on our waiter, Marco, who did not hesitate to steer us toward what he thought we would enjoy. My absolute favorite moment was ordering my salmon cooked at medium, but according to Marco describing it as medium well which he took the liberty of ordering. It was absolute perfection accompanied with quinoa and grapes. Who would have thought? My appetizer of buffala, which is a type of grilled prosciutto was also great. My husband ordered the pork tenderloins and cleaned his plate! My final course of raspberry sorbet ended on a perfect note. I will definitely visit this restaurant on a future visit to Chicago and bring back friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our favorites downtown. Food and service always good and prompt. Could use some variation in the menu.

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