Gene and Georgetti

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

Glad we made it to this iconic restaurant ... and not a moment too soon, as, the next day they had a kitchen fire and they're now closed until further notice.
My only observation is that the bone-in filet was bland. Cooked great, but, lacking flavor. My husband had the pork chops and really enjoyed them (first time we've been asked how we liked our pork done - who knew??!)

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Seemed less authentic and hurried than my last experience (ten years).

l
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baked clams, grilled calamari, lobster tail, steaks. All great as always here

p
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably the best steak restaurant in Chicago outstanding service excellent food great ambience.

PW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience I had at this lovely steakhouse. This is old school at it's finest. I arrived early due to an early morning flight the next day and was accomodated immediately. The fliet was cooked perfectly, medium rare with a lovely pepper corn sauce. I have to give a shout out to Hugo, who recommended the perfect wine to go with the filet. And his chocolate espresso martini paired with the tiramisu was heaven. I was by myself (female) and the staff there made sure I was comfortable at all times. I met a few locals...which was an extreme pleasure. And a really big shout out to all the male staff that were sporting pink ties in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month. If you want a great meal, paired with outstanding service.....visit this place.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

PF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ordered strip steak medium rare. Very thick piece. Cut in middle very red. Asked to have cooked more, waiter was very apologetic. Brought back still red. Cooked more, still red but ate it anyway. A lot of history in this restaurant, will definitely come back and order medium to Medium well knowing the steaks are this thick. Excellent Italian waiter.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

It was my wife and I anniversary so went to Chicago. First time eating here and the food was terrible. Chocked it down as it was not worth complaining. Just want to have a special night and we have been to a lot of steakhouses but this lacked in almost every way. For being almost 80 years in the business we thought they did things right but we where wrong. Seriously worst steakhouse I have been to. Made me mad it wasted my night out.

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got seated a little early, which was great as it really got busying we would of had to wait. Food and drinks were excellent along with service

JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the staff was amazing, the service was excellent, the food was perfect. if you leave here hungry you have a hollow leg. this is and will always be my favorite steak house in Chicago.

l
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Classic food and service

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

Great service! Can’t complain, food great as always!

RP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by lifelong Chicagoan as the best old-school steakhouse in town and it did not let us down. Excellent service, generous portions and perfectly cooked T-bone for two.

N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We both had to send our steaks back because they were seriously under-cooked. My wife had to send hers back a second time because it was under-cooked again. We would not recommend this place at all.

GS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The steaks were a disappointment. They were over-cooked.

B
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A classic Italian steak place, both the food and service were excellent. We started off with a couple orders of toasted raviolis, Then most of us had salads, as well as steaks for dinner I had the spaghetti and meatballs which was excellent Because the portion sizes were large everyone was too full to have dessert which was a shame because they looked excellent

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

The A/C wasn’t working in half of the Resturant. Unfortunately for us we were sat on that side. After our meal, the manager came by to apologize and to open the window next to us and that was a huge relief. The meal was fantastic and the service was amazing as always.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place was great. Super old-school Italian steakhouse. Went with girlfriends for my 40th bday. Great value, awesome service and fun atmosphere! I liked that the staff were all so friendly and kinda make you feel like you’re a VIP but the place is so approachable and not stuffy at all. Great spot!

RJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner although they were sold out of the pasta special. We did get a complimentary birthday flan dessert!

SK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Steak 1 ordered medium, came out charred black, ate 1/3 to the VERY rare section
Sent back one time came out with extra char

Steak 2 order medium well, came out same as 1

For $58 per steak ANd Being so highly recommended , very disappointing

Will not be back

EG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Been to several Chicago steakhouses and this would be near the top. Old time feel to place. Great service.

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Servers were not very friendly from what I am use to.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Antonio was great

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

I made a reservation for 12 & 15 people ended up showing up but the staff was SO accommodating for us & serviced everyone without missing a beat. We were also running late for our reservation but the staff was able to bump us back 15 minutes, which was so helpful. My only gripe was the lobster in my surf & turf meal was tough. Everything else was perfect.

d
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great classic spot with plenty of old vibe but the food is great

B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What an amazing experience eating at a famous Chicago establishment. I would highly recommend dining here for any out of town visitors looking for a unique Chicago experience!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The host was very rude and made us feel unwelcome. Our food wasn't good either. Mashed potatoes tasted like they came from a box. Asparagus was chewy. The calamari lacked seasoning.

Our server was great. But that was the only good part of the meal which is unfortunate because our bill was $140.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time eating at Gene and Georgetti’s. It’s a Chicago institution that everyone should enjoy at least once!

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

Loved our experience here - particularly our waiter from Ecuador! He was so personable and attentive! I wish I had gotten his name but he was the best! Food was to die for!

SM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old school Italian and steak house with excellent food and fun, uber-efficient wait staff. We had a really fun time and dinner was delicious. Will return when returning to Chicago.

DP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in from Colorado. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server and service was professional and attentive. The only reason I put loud for noise is because a large very drunk obnoxious group came in and sat right next to us about 1/2 way through our dinner and they were so loud we literally couldn’t hear ourselves. But everything from food to service to drinks were fantastic. Definitely would go back when we come back to Chicago! Thank you!

ML
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interior is a little run down but it has that old building charm. The food was fantastic and service was amazing. We had 2-3 waiters tending to our every need during dinner. Will be planning to go back again sometime.

GG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal there. The best staff around

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently great food and great service. Old school.

R
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service!

VV
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tradition and quality at its best. Superb dinner experience

LR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Classic trip back in time from the menu to the setting.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a birthday dinner with my wife and some friends. Excellent service and great food.

D
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Problem at start with table. But, we worked it out after a little delay satisfactorily.

TN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the very best steaks in America, without exaggeration!

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