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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GG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal there. The best staff around

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently great food and great service. Old school.

R
Chicago
17 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.

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

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

c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gene and Georgettis was amazing! I loved it! First time going to the Chicago location and I can't wait to go back! A true gem! The Shrimp De Jonque was out of this world and hands down one of my favorite dishes of all time. The bartender/server, Ken, was very funny and very professional. A true Chicago throw back that never gets old! I highly recomend going there and savoring each moment!

LW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service. The staff made our speciql evening even better. Thank you

LR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute favorite in Chicago
Great Ambiance, Service and Food
Old School Chicago Italian

LH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Two men sitting beside us were talking loudly about hiring prostitution and sharing pictures that were highly inappropriate with the close seating of this restaurant we could not help but see and hear. It was awful

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

Great Food! Great Service! Excellent Food! Will Be Back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic old school italian and steakhouse combo that can’t be beat!

JK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I was very disappointed as I had eaten there a few years back and remembered it as being amazing. The mussels were minuscule. The bone in filet was not very tender and small for the price. The house salad was a bowl of iceberg lettuce with nothing else but a wedge of tasteless tomato. My wife’s veal chop was small and mostly fat and gristle. I will not be returning. Very sad.

s
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This place is in Old School, absolutely must visit classic! Everything is good, but make sure you get the thick cut bacon. And if you're feeling a bit adventurous, I'd suggest the liver and onions. Yeah.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were seated upstairs even though we requested a downstairs table. There was a loud and obnoxious table full of Alabama fans next to us as well as many people under-dressed for what is allegedly a nice restaurant. (Shorts and flip flops and baseball hats??) Food was average. Waiters bumped into our table multiple times with not even a hint at being sorry. Did I mention food was average at best? When we left the downstairs was nice and at normal decibel level, people were dressed appropriately and it has a completely different “feel”. Clearly if you decide to go eat here, make sure you are seated downstairs instead of at the “kids” table upstairs. For $250 for two of us I certainly was expecting a lot more from this old school place. Decor is tired. Too many waitstaff in each other’s way. Just a really bad experience. Had the food been better it may have been ok but as it stands the night was ruined by obnoxious fellow patrons from of all places... Alabama. Roll Tide. No thank you. The staff made zero effort to quieten the fools even though several tables were obviously annoyed with them as well. I will take my business elsewhere next time for sure.

RV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. The waiters are friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. This was a first time visit for my wife and I, and we chose Gene & Georgetti's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The next time we come I'd like to try an Italian dish. Superb all the way around.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Food pretty terrible for price. Atmosphere shabby run down

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I think this place is past its prime. We ordered the mushrooms, veal Marsala and the ribeye special.

Overall the food was bland. The veal tasted like it didn’t have Marsala wine it in. More like oil and garlic. Also, our medium steak was delivered chard on the outside and blue on the inside. We had to send it back. They returned it rare and even more chard on the outside. So much of it was inedible. Such a disappointment for a $60+ steak.

CD
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a classic restaurant. I have not been a guest in twenty years and it hasn’t changed at all, excellent food and service.

SM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food Great atmosphere. A must eat place in Chicago

PC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Overrated & over priced. It seems to be surviving on its reputation

KD
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re from Chicago and has out of town guests in for the weekend. We thought it would be a good choice for dinner and we definitely weren’t disappointed! Delicious food! 👍🏻

SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and it was great! They were so kind and even gave him a complimentary flan for dessert (I typically do not like flan but this was EXCELLENT). I am a vegetarian and really enjoyed the stuffed mushrooms - my boyfriend LOVED his steak. :) Service was great - we felt very attended to.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had filete mignon, prime rib and T bone, served in a family style. Meat was nice tender and juice. Parents and kids are all happy.
Juan is great.
Great family spot!

J
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks and good service. Sides were big enough. We had a 24 oz. Ribeye Shared for two and was big enough.

SS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Old school restaurant of the type that is harder and harder to find. Classic white-coat service and straight-forward no frills menu of Italian staples and beautiful steaks.

JJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at one of Chicago’s top restaurants!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host were very attentive and food was awesome.

i
Atlanta
78 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

You go to G this is where Sinatra ate when in town before he headed to the "Pump Room" to drink; nothing seems to have change in almost eight decades; steaks are delicious, and venue is clearly beyond dated.

g
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice setting. Portion sizes a bit big for the European visitor!

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

It was good food with great service

HC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted the “old school” steakhouse experience for dinner one night in Chicago. We couldn’t have picked picked a better steakhouse for that experience. The bartenders made a very solid drink. They test your knowledge, personality and group. If you pass their test, you have new best friends. The servers, same test. It takes a bit for them to put down their guard, but once they do the dinning experience is GREAT! The food was terrific. The steaks, all cooked to perfection. The seasoning was applied perfectly. You could test it but the meat was the king. The sides were all large portions and outstanding. Desserts, just like the rest, outstanding. Will everyone in our party go back again??? You bet your A$# we all will.

S
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! Great food and service. Will definitely get back there again next time we visit Chicago.

OT
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my son for the first time and he loved it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a conference and this was recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the feel of authentic old Chicago restaurant.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was nothing but outstanding,
from the time we walked in till we paid our bill. The staff was so friendly, which made our evening enjoyable. The food was excellent and portions very generous. I would recommend Gene and Georgetti's without hesitation.

ZH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak. Perfectly cooked. Waiter went out of the way to interact with kids. Overall great experience!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a fantastic meal, though served a bit too fast to digest. Portions are sharable, or plan to carry home half your dinner. What staff is professional to the nth degree. Noise level was reasonable enough for meaningful conversation. It's an old favorite that is now a new favorite.

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