Gene and Georgetti

4.7
4459 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Gene and Georgetti is Chicago's original steakhouse since 1941. This family-owned establishment housed in Chicago's third oldest building serves the finest prime-aged steaks and chops, pastas, & signature dishes invented here such as The Garbage Salad and Chicken alla Joe. Our curated wine list originates from our roots in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - we concentrate on Italian varietals that compliment our classic Italian steakhouse menu.

**Starting Friday August 20th, masks will be REQUIRED in all indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status.
**Starting January 3rd, 2022, proof of vaccination and matching ID are REQUIRED for entry.

Complimentary valet parking after 3PM.
Our dress code is Smart Business/Cocktail Chic - you never know who you might see at G&G!

Featuring classic dining rooms & private event spaces, Gene & Georgetti can accommodate your party of up to 150.

We look forward to welcoming you to G&G, where classic never goes out of style.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4459 people are saying
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EllenY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding and the food was fantastic!

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BrandeG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved everything! Would definitely return when I am in town!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gift certificate from our daughter for the holidays.

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HowieN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G&G is a Chicago classic. Wife loves the garbage salad.
Great service !
My NY strip very good !

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DavidS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and service from the best and most professional wait staff in Chicago. This is a classic Chicago Italian steakhouse with a great ambiance. Take your out-of-town guests here for a memorable experience. You can't go wrong with any of the steak and Italian entrees. Share the large-portion of spumoni ice cream to cap the meal. Bon Appetit.

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KCBBQ
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening with great food, superb service and wonderful atmosphere!

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Teem
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic experience, great steak and atmosphere! Always delivers.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for NYE dinner!! waitstaff was attentive and manhattans were delicious! We got the fillet mignon bone in only knock was that the bone wasn’t that big but the cut was delicious! we also got the asparagus and gnocchi and both were great! worth the price and a great time!

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vipEddie
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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Elena
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First off, the service was great even on a busy NYE night. We've been to Chicago many times and have always wanted to try this iconic steakhouse. Perhaps I built the restaurant up too high in my mind, but I wasn't as impressed as I'd imagined. The steaks were ok (we had bone in ribeyes) and the sides were fairly disappointing unfortunately.

The menu was impressive, so maybe I'll go back and try something other than steak. For what we paid I was really hoping to have an amazing meal. Despite all the high reviews and recommendations I was underimpressed.

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viptagamador
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and ambiance. This was our second time in and we all decided G&G will be on our regular list. We love it!

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RobinH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. In a city with lots of steak and Italian options, Gene and Georgetti stands out as one of the best. A classic!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Disappointing Rib Eye. Very tough and not overly flavorful. Service was great. Chocolate cake is awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

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DonS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago hands down. I've been to them all and its always a win.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always

JW
JillW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we very much enjoy everything about our evening from the atmosphere to the selection and the delicious food

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TonyA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Xmas Eve Dinner! Thank you. Great to spend time with our family.

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vipSteve
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect place for Christmas Eve lunch after visiting Santa. The staff all wished us “Merry Christmas” while offering excellent service. The food was delicious and presented well.

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LindaT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to the wonderful staff in accommodating my family Christmas gathering. We were set up in a semi private room and everyone enjoyed their food. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays with the family.

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Deborah
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to go to G and G for a long time. My husband had filet. He demolished it. I had the seafood medley in tomato broth. It was delicious. The food and service were well worth it.

LB
vipLizBchicago
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful mother-daughter lunch here. The menu has something for everyone and prices for many items are really moderate. Wine list is excellent for BTG or BTB. It's a Chicago classic and I'll be back again soon!

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AliP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our Christmas Eve lunch at Gene and Georgetti! Food was so yummy and we loved our server Jordy! Such a wonderful menu and looked so pretty and festive! Love Gene and Georgetti!! Also if you like carbonara theirs is the best!

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BrianP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steaks were exceptional. But were not ready at the same time. Two came out and 5 minutes later the final steak came out. Creamed spinach was undercooked and cold. Really wanted to love this place but was just okay.

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vipTryThisMaybe
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This i is a just the best place for a cozy dinner with friends or. Business colleagues. We had the best time— homemade past, sausage snd peppers, meatballs steak, chicken Vesuvio. And then… fantastic old school chocolate cake ( the kind that you really want!) and spumoni ice cream. The environment is the read deal! This is Chicago at its best and most real.

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vipOIUTD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old establishment, great food and great service. I would certainly go there again!

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector was fantastic! Food was fantastic and portions were large!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent, great place very familiar

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BT422015
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was average at best and the service was very rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out we have had in awhile!! Excellent

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PaulH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I haven't been to Gene & Georgetti's in probably 30 years. We were seated upstairs, which in my opinion is an entirely different atmosphere than the loud and festive downstairs. That being said, the food was spot on. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. The wait staff were very efficient and attentive, without being overly attentive, and they are all very knowledgeable and professional. Then cocktails were also very tasty. It was my son's and my birthday, and they served flan with candles, and what a great way to end the evening. I probably enjoyed this experience much more than my visits in the late 80s and early 90s. I would highly recommend this to anyone, tourist or a longtime Chicagoan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time!

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vipRyan
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G&G is an absolute MUST if you’re looking for a fantastic dining experience. It’s an unbelievable restaurant. Place has an incredible vibe and you feel like you’re at home here. Food is outstanding. Service is excellent. This is a superb find in River North and I cannot recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Our table was ready as we walked in, the service was very prompt and well done. The sausage and peppers are a MUST when visiting! Also, I got a filet and my date got the risotto special. This is not an insult to the steak, which was phenomenal as always, but I’d order the risotto on my next visit it was so good. Desserts were divine and it was a wonderful overall experience.

GK
GK26
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

If you were a diner in the 80’s and 90’s you will be a bit disappointed.
The service is still top-knotch but the food is a bland meh.
Steak was okay, cottage fries were cold and overcooked. We asked for hot ones and the server gladly obliged. He brought back hot ones that were more overcooked than the first batch. A very dark brown pile of what we’re more like potato chips than cottage fries.
The server, Antonio, was terrific and saved the evening. The lackluster food will have me searching for a better steak house but nothing can replace the ambiance of the old Gene and Georgetti.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I thought the hostess was off her game. she had tp ask for my name 4 different times called us for oir table on three occassions only to tell us twice she was not ready for us. She was also very difficult to hear and had to ask her to repeat herself every time. Because I was only having a soft drink the bartender asked me to not sit at the bar after the hostess directed me to the bar while waiting for the rest of my party . The food was excellent as was the table service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance, and drinks were all amazing. 10/10 recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan is a legend!