312 Chicago

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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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tastes is good and the pork is juice. Lot of peoples are celebrating Chicago marathon!

TN
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat before the Chicago Marathon. They had a special marathon menu and got out the food quickly, which was good for me because I needed to carb load and go to bed early. Will eat here again if I am privileged enough to get an entry into the Chicago Marathon again.

R
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The waiter didn’t listen and brought me a Caesar salad with chicken, rather than with shrimp as I had ordered. Then is took 10 minutes for the replacement salad to arrive. In the meantime, my guest’s pasta got cold

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with interesting menu. Bloody Mary's were very spicy! Salmon and dessert were excellent!

JF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food just a little loud but I would definitely go back!

T
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service & delicious Walleye Pike. A bit noisy.

JO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Seems like it has lost its luster, I had not been in a while and was disappointed. The waiter was pleasant but he did not get my order correct and I was done with my main by the time he got around to correct it. Also it was pricey.

JW
New England
126 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was a bit loud at first but it is in the theater district and everyone pretty much comes and goes at the same time. We were there when everyone left and the restaurant noise level was definitely lower. My husband had the steak and I had the lasagna. Both were outstanding. Our server was wonderful, being attentive without being overly intrusive. The wines, which we always order by the bottle, were pricey but excellent. Would definitely go back on another trip to Chicago.

SD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate before seeing a show. They took great care of us! First great thing- they asked if we were seeing a show to make sure they got us out the door in time. The food was all delicious! 2 of our party had a gnocchi and lamb dish that they loved. The lamb was tender and delicious. Another had gluten free pasta with sausage and mushrooms that was great. The fourth had a risotto special with crab. Clean plates all around. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend !

TW
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dined in 312 for the first time last week and would recommend as a very good Italian restaurant. It was quiet when we were there but the restaurant is comfortable, the food and service good.
They do a very good value set menu which we chose and it was excellent.
I would recommend if you are in Chicago.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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JR
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, promptly served by attentive staff!

GK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I've held several business lunches at 312 but will not be going back, at least during the day. The noise level on the first floor is simply too loud and distracting. We had a party of four and literally had to shout to hear each other.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very well prepared and had enough diversity to please most people; service quick and efficient for the business crowd it seems to cater to, and the clubby type atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. I would not consider it a date night place but is ideal if dining alone or with your work colleagues. My husband and I were traveling through Chicago and it was a perfect Monday night spot for us; definitely worth a return visit!

FW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place a little $ but nothing exorbitant compared to rest of Chicago. Would go back again.

K
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! ….great food, service and ambiance....It was great to see Marko ( I hope I'm remembering that right) again and lovely to chat with Zhanna….Thanks for accommodating us so late.

C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Looking for a reasonably priced meal as a visitor in Chicago. Had the 3 course menu including the wine pairing and it was very good. Overall very good value.

AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a couple of the appetizers, can't remember their names but one had big scallops, sausage and pasta in the other, both very good. Also we recommend the vegetarian lasagna and the halibut. Those two entrees were excellent.

We've eaten here a few times and the staff is always attentive and friendly. A nice touch, Jose the sous chef came by and introduced himself and asked about the food.

MP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner before our night at the opera. The waiter knew we had a curtain call so he was extremely attentive and fast! Can’t wait to come back to savor the amazing food and ambience.

SS
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint would be the seating - we were in a booth in the middle of the place and it was so tight. We couldn’t move it either.

R
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Caesar Salad with grilled salmon and my guests’ walleye specials were delicious.

RJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch spot. Great food and service is always wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Great service. A little louder than I prefer.

JC
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location for business lunch - especially treating clients - they all love it!!

GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place to celebrate a birthday, good for large parties. Food was delicious, great choice of drinks. Would recommend!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent

YR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place and convenient location for business meetings and entertainment.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Too many gnats in dining room.

S
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow and plates were not cleared before main dish. Good food but service inattentive

H
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside which was really pleasant. The ricotta appetizer was delicious. The bread basket was very fresh. I loved the bucatini! Will definitely go back. A nice place to eat before a show.

CC
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've here many times pre-theater. Always excellent. Staff is always nice and attentive. AND the bartenders know how to make really nice classic cocktails.

L
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My waiter was fantastic! I ordered a salad with chicken with a side of spinach. Exactly what I waned! It was del.

GP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The tagliatelle Bolognese was outstanding. Servizio e cibo sono multo eccellente!

SC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely brunch, food and service were outstanding

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came directly to 312 Chicago after attending the play "The bands visit". Even though we were early, they seated us immediately. It was our 27th wedding anniversary and we were seated at table 27. Not that it was planned that way, but it was a nice way to start off the dinner. Food was great, limited menu, but we didn't need many more choices. If I went there often, I might want more options. For a special occassion, it was perfect.

PH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner after play. One of the most delicious salmon dinners I have ever had. Great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good. Server was okay

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Pre theater. Restaurant had event upstairs. Food was very slow as kitchen was backed up servicing the event. 1 hour between courses. No time to eat the entree

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Unfortunately, my dining companion and I started our experience by being seated in the worst possible table in the restaurant—right next to a post, in direct line of all the waitstaff coming in and out of the kitchen. It was very cramped, to say the least. We ordered a couple dishes, both of which we split. The plates were put down in the middle of the table for us to divide ourselves, which would have been fine, but there really wasn’t space on the table for the bread plates, meal plate, and larger sharing plates, plus two glasses on wine. The food was fine, but nothing special. Service was generally lackluster, with empty plates sitting on the aforementioned very crowded table much longer than they should have. All in all, it was not the best dining experience. I will be choosing other restaurants in the Loop going forward.

S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! We went before a play next door and the server was right on time, the salmon was great, and my friend liked the halibut.

Would definitely recommend.

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