About Gene and Georgetti

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.

500 N. Franklin
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Illinois

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 527-3718

Website:
http://geneandgeorgetti.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is complementary and self parking is available just east of the restaurant on Illinois

Public Transit:
Two blocks north of the Merchandise Mart Stop on the Brown line.

Executive Chef:
Mario Navarro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gene & Georgetti can accommodate your needs. Exceptions can be made for party sizes based on date and availability. There are NO rental fees, food and beverage minimums, or deposits

Gene and Georgetti Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (67)
Special Occasion (66)
Business Meals (65)
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Good for a Date (64)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for Groups (41)
Cozy (29)
Romantic (28)
Casual (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
People Watching (21)
Fun (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was absolutely delicious and you get a large amount for the price compared to some other places with tiny plates! Wait staff were so sweet and helpful and wine pours are generous too! Very awesome place and can’t wait to get back to a Chicago to go back!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 2 days ago

Good food but very crowded and loud. Tables were packed so tightly anytime someone got up they bumped the table or chair behind them.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent and the filet was outstanding

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant used to be one of the premier steakhouses in Chicago. Now it's just way over-priced, the food is average and it has lost all of it's charm. There are much better steakhouses in Chicago for the price. I can't recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Have not been here in 25+years, and was totally satisfied with service, food and ambiance! The waiters are old school and make it worth the trip!👍😊

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Friendly atmosphere. Food was good with generous portions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

A long time favorite and Chicago classic. You can’t go wrong here. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place! The staff was awesome and took great care of us! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our second time and it was awesome! The food is fantastic and plentiful. Next time we will share. Great wine list. A definite come back! Thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Steaks and potatoes over cooked!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Being the oldest steakhouse in Chicago, I was really excited to eat there. Perhaps it's because we went on a Saturday afternoon but I just wasn't impressed. Ambiance was simple enough. Dining room felt cold from the cold temperature outside, you'd think a steakhouse that had been around for as long as they have could have afforded to turn the heat on a little more. Food was okay, the steaks were cooked to perfection which basically was the saving point there. But typically at a steakhouse, you're not having to pour your own wine, feel like you have to wear your coat, and also when our plates were cleared there was no asking if we wanted the side dishes boxed up, they just simply took them and did who knows what with them. Also, it seemed as if you were a "regular" then you were given the utmost attention and service, but just a new comer not so much. The added downer was that we were celebrating a birthday in the group and though noted nothing was done for it. I'd go again for the steaks but that's basically about it. I guess I expected more attentive service or a wow factor for a slow Saturday lunch but I guess I was asking for too much.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Old school Italian steak house. Great service, attentive but never rushed. Excellent steak, cooked perfectly. It is no wonder they have been around so long. Highly recommend as a "must see" while in Chicage

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Easily the best steakhouse in all of North America.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

You should fire your valet. He was rude and ruined my first visit.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the ambiance; wait staff so seasoned and service is first rate. Steaks cooked perfectly with wine list not too extensive but plenty of variety; not stuffy but classic Chicago steakhouse should be on everyone’s list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience and large portions!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful time, excellent staff. The steak and pastas were exceptional. Great place to bring a large family for dinner! Amazing experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I’m glad I went but won’t go again.. menu needs updating & place needs to be cleaned
Service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service was excellent as always however we were unfortunately seated upstairs so it was a little quiet

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

First time there, it was super crowded and that’s okay. Sat down and the waiter was already super rushed, cut some of my guests and myself in mid order. Waiter just seemed annoyed with my party of 10. We weren’t obnoxious in fact we were very patient Bc we felt bad for the waiter in such a busy night, we all just noticed he was rushed with only our table but with the rest of the other tables he was charming. Don’t know why that happened. My food came in super dry and a bit over cooked. I had the chicken Marsala and my fiancée had the fillet mignon. It was okay. Over all, the prices were ok for what it was. Next time I will celebrate my bday someplace where the atmosphere isn’t so rushed

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Remains our favorite in Chicago ... the absolute "Real McCoy" for Chicago ambiance, steaks, delicious fish and side dishes. Bar none, the absolute best french fried shrimp in Chicago for some reason. Chicken a la Joe outstanding! Highest recommendation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Holiday dinner

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a reservation and sat at our table for over 20 min with water and no one came and acknowledged us with menus or offer to get drinks. Went down hill from there. Food was average at best for price. Many better
Restaurants in Chicago.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

It's apparent from the moment we walked in that the place is steeped in tradition. It's like stepping back in time in many ways. We noted that none of the employees we saw were women. If they were there, they weren't visible. We also noted that there was nothing special about the food, certainly nothing to justify the $24 for ravioli or $40 for a steak. This is our last night in Chicago and we wish we'd doesn't it elsewhere.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Best in the city

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is a classic, neighborhood steakhouse and bar. The waitstaff and the steaks were outstanding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Greatest garbage salad around! I always enjoy my meal here.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent steaks,sides and deserts. Very nice atmosphere for adult dining.This visit there were no noisy children to contend with as has occurred in previous visit. We appreciated that we were not rushed, possibly because we asked for time to have our cocktails over appetizers before ordering entrée. Waiters were very attentive but not annoying. We come every winter and will continue.

Our only complaint was very weak overpriced cocktails. At best,a $6 drink.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Gene & Georgetti is at the top of its game -- a great Italian steakhouse and a Chicago original. The drink is strong. From great apps (there's no better shrimp cocktail anywhere), the salads (Garbage salad tops the list, the side salad included), the steaks done to perfect temperature, the fired potatoes (included), perfectly fried onion rings among a long list perfect sides and some great originals (try the Chicken Joe), followed by desserts, none better than the New York Cheesecake (but try the cannoli). Service is both friendly and professional. G & G is a perennial favorite as other steakhouses try to measure up

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great old Chicago haunt. Steaks and Italian dishes are good but expensive.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food and service were both excellent! And the prices were a good value. Loved the atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lackluster
All sides were awful

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our daughter’s graduation !!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Christmas in the city

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Poor food quality (meat especially), very short wine list, and an ambiance that looked much more as a family small owned business rather than a renomated restaurant.
I really cannot believe that this place is rated one of the two best restaurants in Chicago, only prices are expensive as if it was...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had a fantastic family-style meal. Steak was outstanding as was the angel hair bolognese. Nice people.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our waiter was great and the food was very good. It gets a little tight with a big Saturday night crowd but it was worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had reservations and waited 30 mins for table in a horribly crowded bar that was too small for comfort! Service was mediocre at best. For the prices they charge the service should have been paramount and it wasn’t. Food was good but nothing to rave about. Facility is worn and tired looking and one in our party caught his new pants on a sticking out nail in doorway. Tables are way too tight and if you are spending steakhouse prices on a dinner - find another steakhouse as Chicago has much better.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Staple of Chicago and an absolute gem of a restaurant. We make this a stop every trip to Chicago and feel it far surpasses high end steakhouses like Ruth's Chris and Morton's

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic
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