Gene and Georgetti

4.7
4058 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Whether it's chicken, seafood, salad or pasta, the knowledgeable staff will walk you through the extensive menu.

Featuring al fresco dining on the corner of Franklin & 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 "7ish" AM 'till 11PM with Lavazza coffee drinks, cornetti, breakfast sandwiches to go, & 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 4058 people are saying
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vipChuckD105
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the street in late November and it was a real adventure. There was a nice cold wind, but the space heaters worked when the wind did not blow. The staff could not have been nicer and the meal was top notch and reasonably priced compared to other quality steak houses. Let's all head to G&Gs when we can to keep them going.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Covid seating indoors - best that can be expected. Meal and service were outstanding!

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vipAndrewL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great day outside under a heat lamp. The service was excellent and so was the food!!!

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CherylH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had to eat outside but they really made it as pleasant as possible.food is amazing!!!! Staff was awesome!

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DonnaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was terrific. Chef Cristiano is the best!

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SydneyW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was good! I feel like they did a good job trying to keep the outdoor ambiance good. Great food and even better service.

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vipTiffanyB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was good. Mimosas were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We went for our anniversary.

We were outside due to COVID - no big deal....

but when I ordered soup to get warmed up but it was served cold.

We ordered appetizers to start but the waiter kept asking if we wanted anything to start...we kept repeating the items we wanted as appetizers and then placed our order for the main course.

However he brought everyone out about 5 minutes apart...and again, the meatballs that I ordered came out partially frozen.

And they didn’t give us enough time to eat the appetizers while keeping the main course warm. When our steaks were served they had a thick brown sauce that they were in and we didn’t know there was a sauce.

We took them off and put them on a separate plate and the waiter apaologized that he forgot to mention there was a sauce. The bill came and I noticed there was an $18 COVID tax and a $5 fee for us to take away the food we didn’t finish.

I get we are in hard times and we are trying to do the best we can with what we have...

But you’d think a restaurant, after 80 years, would take better care of their customers, not put all of the food at once on the table when it’s outside and not so warm....serve cold food and then charge this extra fee for what we felt was not worth the experience.

It was a great anniversary, before and after dinner, but the only memory of this dinner is don’t go back to Gene and Georgettis if you want a hot meal or to have a wait staff who listens and understand their customers want a good dining experience.

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Faye
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sausage and peppers are a MUST!

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AlisonP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gene & Georgetti and at there often and order from them a lot. We love their amazing food, their team and the energy in the restaurant. It is our favorite restaurant to dine out at in Chicago where we live! We also love their smaller private events spaces for small, intimate gatherings!

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TashaH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply AMAZING! I will return upon reopening!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always accommodating, always friendly! Great place for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I loved everything I ate!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch!! And even delicious to go! We will be back for Togo coffee and croissants!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gene and Georgetti is always my favorite place after Gibson’s. I have been there for several times; I am always in love with it. Good service, great food, and Chicago’ historic place.

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LeanneH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. We had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Service was great just would have liked the ambiance it to be a little more romantic if that makes sense.

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DominqueJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant will definitely be back 🤩😍

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Suzie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food ate every bit of it! We will go back and liked the precautions for COVID.

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JohnW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steaks tasted terrific but two had to be sent back. One Medium was very red in middle, Medium Rare was mostly red. No Bearnaise sauce on menu but they were going to check but never followed up. Service was great. Atmosphere was so cool.

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vipChristopher
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unremarkable

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Suzi
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Would have liked to see more room between the table next to us

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vipMary
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our server Juan. Felt like home.

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vipluveatingout
Chicago
241 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the food at Gene & Georgetti's! We returned to this restaurant to dine after about 2 weeks. We brought our son along with us since we enjoyed our first experience so much. We can't wait to come back.

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vipRicky
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outdoor dining. As good as can be but loud from the train. Service was VG

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JodieB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I never had to give out a bad review but i must do so in the case of Gene and Georgetti IT WAS THE ABSOLUTE WORST EXPERIENCE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE KEPT ASKING FOR BREAD TO THE TABLE NEVER GOT IT HAD TO KEEP ASKING FOR WATER AND MOST OF ALL THE FACT THAT I HAD TO ASK FOR SILVERWARE WAS UNACCEPTABLE THREN THE FOOD WAS POOR QUALITY AND THE WAITER RESPONSE KEPT BEING ITS NOT ON ME I JUST WORK HERE😡ASKED THE MANAGER ABOUT WHY IS A DOUBLE COVID-19 TAX ON THE BILL HE HAD THE NERVE TO SAY IT WAS FOR THE SALT AND PEPPER IN THE LIL SOLO CUP AND THE WAY THEY CLEAN 😡😡😡😡😡 VERY POOR SERVICE VERY POOR ‼️

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vipZese
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best meal! The clams and mussels were delicious, the sauce was so good. The lamb chops and steak was perfect. The best steak I have ever had! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipJohnZ
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Steak House in Chicago!
It is not for the ambiance why you go there. Old Fashioned professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Steaks cooked perfectly, great pasta! Desserts were great — waiter brought us the flan and insisted we try even though we didn’t order it, so glad he did - fantastic! Nice ambiance and great precautions during COVID, will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, hosting friends that are visiting and they can’t stop raving about our night. We had the garbage salad - highly recommend, steaks - obviously recommend and the Chilean Sea bass - again, recommend. Fantastic and extremely accommodating service.

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BobF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had here in years.

Loved the fried gnocchi and the special porch chop.

Support them. These times have been tough for downtown restaurants!

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vipJocko
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is the 3rd oldest building in Chicago. It has the old Italian charm so that in mind the decorating is old. The food is consistent and the history is outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

normally g&g is a great and wonderful dining experience.
we ate outside which was lovely except for the regular el train passing.
service was excellent.
the steak, normally wonderful, was disappointing—chewy, gristle eric den, flavorless. frankly we didn’t say anything because we were so shocked. after we got home, we realized that we should have said something—management might have tried to remedy the problem.
just a sad evening. might do the round of awesome steak in the city before we circle back to g&g.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The dining room lights are bright. Horrible ambiance.

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vipDASH
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great coffee and wonderful service! Cocktails were average but we were also there for lunch so may not have been prime time for a spritz. Overall it was a great experience and we can’t wait to go back!

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vipHillymd
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A classic trying to maneuver through these times. I hope they make it. A Chicago mainstay, always solid.

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Art6288
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After living near the restaurant for some years, I am glad I finally dined here! Angelo was eager to accommodate us and seated us at a prime table in the sidewalk cafe where my date would be most comfortable. This was our first date and everything about the evening's dining experience helped to make it memorable. The pasta dishes were prepared well and the portions were generous. Thanks to Angelo's accommodations and the patient attentions of our server, JJ, our first date will lead to a second and I look forward to returning for another fine dinner!

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CarolL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food