Gene and Georgetti

4.6
3589 reviews
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Steakhouse
Gene & 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 all butchered on site. Whether it's chicken, seafood, salad or pasta, the knowledgeable staff will walk you through the extensive menu. Known for its top quality and large portions, this Chicago institution has stood the test of time thanks to dedicated employees, some of which have been there more than 40 years. It's warm atmosphere, consistent quality, and great service makes Gene & Georgetti one of Chicago's finest steakhouses. See and be seen in this Chicago icon.
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7.9

Gene & Georgetti is a classic Chicago steakhouse that's as old-school as they come.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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New England
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, highly recommend!

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always , another great meal & evening @ G & G !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, generous portions, and awesome atmosphere for date night

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RG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak and chicken entrees were great. Service was excellent, minestrone soup was very good. All in all, a great meal at a reasonable price.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My $53.00 rib-eye was overcooked and dry, even though I asked for it to be cooked 'medium.' Beer list was from the 90s. Has-been place. Should not have had my arm twisted by friend.

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GG
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guest always enjoy lunch at Gene & Georgettis

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KU
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, and great evening with friends in the city!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely first time experience NYE at this lovely iconic restaurant. Food was great. Service was relatively attentive. Server answered menu question incorrectly and totally screwed up splitting the bill between 4 couples. Nice ambiance. Busy restaurant. Waiters seemed rushed. It was NYE so not surprising. I would def go again.

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LH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Got us in on time with no wait. Ordered drinks an salad came right away. Steaks were not very flavored at all but great cuts of meat just wished was better seasoned. Waited for tab for little having to ask 2 different wait staff to bring it. Other then that was okay maybe if I go back I'll try something aside from a steak.

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KW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A must try !! Food was amazing! Prefect for date night or a double date!!

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R
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great ambiance & the service was amazing. Thank you for making my birthday special.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding

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SN
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Angelo greeting us to the great service, this steakhouse always is consistent and the atmosphere a fun night out in Chicago River North neighborhood.

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of the few restaurants that offers outstanding steaks as well fantastic Italian food. Our party of 8 had steaks as well as Italian pastas and everyone raved about the food and service.

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GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there 25 years. Great food and best service.
Still feel the best seafood along with the steaks

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n
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group had bone-in ribeyes, meatballs in marinara, and Brussels sprouts with bacon and apples - all delicious and perfectly prepared coupled with old school service from engaging knowledgeable wait staff.

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SD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family meal with kids

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a
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I don’t live in Chicago but I come here whenever I am in town and have always loved it. This time not so much. I ordered the lamb chops and all three were nothing but fat. The potatoes that they serve for free were cold and had no taste. I know they don’t charge for them but they should not serve bad food weather it costs or not. The word to use for the service is serviceable. The waiter was neither good or bad. I saw a lot of hugs between customers and the staff so I’m sure they do a good job most of the time in order to have the local following that they do. Not sure if I will try again next time I am in town, which makes me kind of sad!

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RW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal. Steaks cooked perfect. Great service. I wouldn’t order the surf and turf again as the lobster was average. Stick with the steaks chops and pastas

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loaded with character and serving delicious meals to

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WM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The steak I had was burned. There is a big difference between charred and burned and this one was burned. The asparagus tips were charcoal. You touch them with a fork and they disintegrated. Someone got distracted while preparing my meals. No excuse. Completely unsatisfactory.

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BA
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gene and Georgetti is the #1 steakhouse in the the #1 steak city in North America

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W
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious. My only complaint is that I specified on my reservation, no seating near the kitchen. Unfortunately, our table was right outside of the open kitchen door. Really ruined my experience. Other than that, the food and service was nice.

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food & srervice.

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FB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Went with two teenagers and the service was patient and helpful. This place is not pretentious. It’s comfortable. As soon as you walk in you feel like you’ve gone back 40 years or more. Hang your coat by the door and enjoy!

We went close to Christmas and the regulars were downstairs and around the bar with gifts and sharing in the Christmas spirit. We had an early reservation and went up to the second floor where we had it to ourselves. By the time we were done it was completely packed but not loud or overbearing.

The food was good the drinks were solid, with no disappointments.

I’ve been to dozens of restaurants in the city and this represents Chicago the best. It’s nice to know these places are still out there. Probably about 5-10% over priced but I’ll gladdly pay that for an experience such as this. I plan on coming back with my wife for our 10th Anniversary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Heard good things about this place so I cancelled reservations at Morton’s and switched. We were disappointed. The appetizer list was lack food of interest for us. We ordered bone in filet medium rare and came cold red center. Sent back which I never do and came back still cold at bone. Broiled not over cooked open fire. The cottage fries came with meal were unseasoned and crispy. Not what should come with a $55 steak. Staff was very good and professional. No complaints there. Atmosphere was just ok. Nothing special.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best as always!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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BC
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places in Chicago. The food is fantastic. The service is fabulous. It's a great experience from start to finish.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent filets, cooked perfect medium. Great service on a busy night.

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

12/19/18 Awesome?

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing else good can be said about this icon of a steakhouse. If you haven’t been then get in there. This place screams Chicago. And I love having Frank looking over me while I eat.

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W
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are here every year the week before Christmas for our anniversary and shopping. We drive down from Wisconsin and this is one of our favorite dinner evenings. The steaks are outstanding as are the appetizers. The cocktails are weak and overpriced, but that is Chicago. We just have fewer. The waiters are always very attentive and leave us time to converse rather than hurry us up.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had pretty high expectations. Historic well known chicago place. Food was average, steak was the best thing at the table. Staff did do a very good job.

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Key West
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous birthday dinner was had at this old restaurant gem! The friendly atmosphere was so uplifting
Our dry martinis were perfect! We split a blue cheese wedge salad which was delicious and the enjoyed steaks. Scrumptious food! Gotta make it downtown another winter night and try some Italian creation.

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CH
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service at an old-school Chicago restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

so loud i couldn’t hear my companions. food was way too spicy. seated on second floor although two of four diners were physically impaired and climb up the stairs was agonizing. one of diners ordered shrimp cocktail and was very disappointed.

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AR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great classic chicago steakhouse. Temp on our meat was not accurate.

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KF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The steak was perfect!

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R
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything thing great except host you never get a good table unless you’re a regular.

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