Gene and Georgetti

4.7
4115 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Gene and Georgetti, the oldest Italian steakhouse in the city, opened its doors in 1941. This family owned establishment serves the finest prime aged steaks and chops. Whether prime steaks chicken, seafood, salad or pasta, the knowledgeable staff will walk you through the extensive menu.

Featuring al fresco dining on the corner of Franklin and Illinois streets as well as full dining room service, Gene & Georgetti can accommodate your party of up to 150. The Bar Ida Coffee Window operates from 9AM till 10PM with Lavazza coffee drinks, cornetti, breakfast sandwiches to go, and afternoon cocktails to go.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4115 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel and Jorge were great. We went for my son’s 21st birthday and they created a wonderful atmosphere for us. My son is a server and likes to ask questions to other servers about...server things? But they answered his questions and were just very hospitable the entire night. After we left, my son said he wants to come back but only if we can reserve a table with Miguel. Thank you Miguel and Jorge (and Juan) for creating a wonderful time for me and my family!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Lovely experience. I do think they should bring back the salt and pepper shakers and not use plastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, we enjoyed everything we ordered from the appetizers, the cocktails, and the entrees. We will be back!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good. Nice ambience and service
Would like to see more steak options.

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vipSariM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

took a long time to serve us despite having an 1.5 hour limit in the tent. but we had fun and food was good.

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Tonys
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food kept everyone 6 feet apart great job

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vipMichaelB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest service teams I have ever had the pleasure dining with.

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vipLisa
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and quite. Great food, huge portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, terrific food and fantastic classic ambiance

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vipAndre
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding great location

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vipBrunchbum
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Great ambiance.

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JohnW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love this place but the 1.5 hour time limit does feel a bit rushed and just isn’t enough time for a nice, relaxing meal

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DonnaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner and service was excellent. The only issue was that it was a very cold night and we were seated in the front. Every time the door opened it would freeze us. If you need to be warm ask for a table in the back room or upstairs.

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MorganB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Do not recommend making reservations for outside seating. I feel as if we were forgotten by the waiter, but other than that the food was amazing and would definitely eat there again.

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vipRock
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful . Loved it

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vipwouldnotgoback
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We booked for Valentine's Day lunch and ordered off the standard menu. It was over-priced and underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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vipMark
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

From a COVID-19 perspective, my wife and I didn't get the feel that G&G's was fully adhering to the rules (which made us a little uncomfortable). Specifically, the host patted me on the back in a friendly gesture. While normally I'd have no problem with this, it made me uncomfortable and if he did that to me, I can only imagine how many other patrons he's touching (not ideal). Additionally, the first table they sat us at was squeezed in between 2 tables of 6 people. We were 2-3 feet from each table. We ask if we could be moved and they accommodated to a more socially distanced table. Later, another couple was sat down at our initial table and they also asked to be moved (so we were not alone in being uncomfortable there). I'm also pretty sure that they were reusing their paper menus as they were crinkled and had small stains on them (again not the most socially distanced protocol).

Aside from that, the food and service was good and everyone was friendly. In a non-COVID world, we'd go back, but will probably not recommend to others in the short term here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE most amazing flavor and service! Loves hearing the history of the restaurant and the ambiance was out of this world

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Food was absolutely delicious and the service was great very on top of thing. However I did not appreciate the the other customers coming into the restaurant in lounge wear.

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great except my wife’s filet was burnt on the bottom.

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BradD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality food as always. Had to send back 1 steak but they were very courteous and brought us great replacement. Covid made service a little slower than we've had in past.

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vipRobert
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening for a birthday celebration! Excellent food and drinks!

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vipNellN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Old timey steak house. Very casual - not a high-end steak joint. Food is good and it’s fun to support a Chicago classic.

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MichaelH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very disappointing. G&G fell well short of it’s reputation as one of Chicago’s leading Italian steakhouses. The food was average and tremendously overpriced. The atmosphere was dismal. They are coasting on reputation, and need to raise their game a lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality homemade hands down the best meal. The best waiter Alex and staff were on point.
The calamari was delicious and tender. Meatballs make you keep asking for more. The ribeye grilled to perfection.
Vesuvio potatoes just liked Mom made. I will be at Gene and Georgetti’s again again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!! All precautions taken during COVID, and we sat inside. Felt very safe. Thank you!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic Italian steak house. Great service and food. They've been doing it for 80 years and you know that you'll be treated well when you walk in the door.

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vipbridg9759
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining in since covid started. We just had a baby so it was a much needed night out and we felt very safe dining here. The service and food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Very unimpressed. Steaks were mediocre at best.

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DavidE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were originally scheduled to eat outside. They surprised us with inside seating upstairs! Loved my shrimp dinner light and spicy! My wife's sea bass was beautifully prepared!

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vipRonaldL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Gene & Georgetti never disappoints and nice job with the apre's ski.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!

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vipMarkS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the ambiance of the entire place. The inside looks like old time Chicago in a classy sense. Upon my entrance I walked right into the bar area and I was happy to see they were very COVID conscious. Hand sanitizer was readily available, all the employees were wearing masks not bad, it didn't have that kind of "damn, that's good" factor for me but I still enjoyed it. Service was solid & I will definitely be back to try more off the menu!

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SeanF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gene and Georgetti’s never disappoints. The food was great, the service fantastic and everyone was so helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food, ambiance, staff... everything was perfect. We went for a Birthday Celebration and ordered some appetizers, crabcake was my favorite. The steaks were cooked to our liking , very tender and flavorful. You must get s’mores for dessert, it was a fun experience and of course can’t go wrong.

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FrancescaV
Chicago
1 review