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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.
Chicago, IL 60654
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is complementary and self parking is available just east of the restaurant on Illinois
Two blocks north of the Merchandise Mart Stop on the Brown line.
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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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
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.
Great service and great food. Every time we've been here they met or exceed expectations. Started with salads. Fresh and plenty of food. I had the ribeye and a small lobster tail. Both were fine perfectly. So awesome to have food prepared properly.
Sides of asparagus and their sliced potato which they served on the house.
Others had their chicken in white wine sauce which was in special. Done very well.
The wine, Paradux, was perfect with the ribeye.
And I can't say enough about service. Perfect holiday evening.
Overall my experience was sensational. I was visiting from Texas and my Uber driver who’s a born bred Chicagoan recommended it. The food and service was great. My only complaint was that I had 8:00 reservations and we didn’t get seated until 8:30 and there was nowhere to sit and we were stuck standing in the bar area getting pushed from all directions and the hostess was nowhere to be found! 9/10 stars because of that!
My boyfriend and I went here on a date and the food was phenomenal. Our steaks were mixed up though. Mine was supposed to me medium and his medium rare but other than that, everything was outstanding. They also have the best steamed broccoli seasoned perfectly in olive oil.
Its’ the personalized service and attentiveness of the staff that make this authentic Italian such a neighborhood gem in a city with a lot of options. The menu is so varied that there will be something for you. My filet was cooked perfect and my friend loved the garbage salad and chicken parmigiana.
What an awesome dinner at such an iconic Chicago gem. The dry aged NY strip was decadent. The Bruce Wayne (we called it Batman) Pinot noir, calamari appetizer and lemon cake dessert were perfect accompaniments! What a performance by this restaurant! Total enjoyment all around!
I should have taken heed to the other reviews I read mentioning that Gene & Georgetti's was not a very family friendly restaurant. Those reviews hold true from my experience there. If you are a business group, you can expect to be treated well, as I watched a business group who was seated next to us being catered to with much more enthusiasm. Perhaps because they were going to purchase drinks and have a larger bill?...not to sure why.
It was almost insulting to the point where I was going to get up and leave with my family. Fortunately for the restaurant, the food had already arrived at the table and I had already taken a bite of that fantastic Prime Rib. It was heaven on a plate !! No amount of disappointment could take me away from that experience. The food was phenomenal !! The Greek Chicken, the lasagna, the steaks, all beyond my expectation and fantastic !! I cannot sing the praises strong enough about the food. So pleasantly satisfied, it did cancel out my disappointment with the service. IT's that magnificent !
So, if you can go as a business group. I greatly encourage you to try Gene & Georgetti's. However, if you're taking your family for a good time, go to Harry Carry's or Ruth Chris'. Hell maybe even Lowery's or Weber Grill. You'll be treated better.
Always remember as such an extraordinary experience. Seems old, rundown and a little dirty. Not with the price.
Love the wait staff, efficient. Food is just ok, nothing unusual and this for the price not a great value.
Hope they find their magic again. Cheers
I go to Gene and Georgetti's with some regularity, and it is always wonderful. It is a true "old school" environment, with a menu much better and more elaborate than most "modern" steak houses, whose menus seem to be mostly indistinguishable reflecting the total experience of these places. G and G on the other hand has a rich and very varied menu, and everything is truly superb. The staff is excellent and attentive. One does not mistake this for another cookie cutter steak house in a major US city, but rather a place with longstanding commitment to approach and excellence that they adhere to. If you want steak in Chicago, in an environment that speaks to distinctive Chicago rather than modern upscale bland and predictable, I would highly recommend Gene and Georgetti's.
Everytime I come here I wonder why I don’t visit more often. This restaurant feels like home. It is very comfortable with excellent food and excellent service.
I tried the pork chop and had them make it ‘ala joe’. It was fantastic. I can’t wait to order it again
Of you are looking for a great restaurant with a warm and old fashioned service - this is your place.
The service was outstanding and the food prepared expertly. The staff were attentive without being intrusive in a very professional fashion. We were celebrating a Navy graduation and the staff went to great lengths to honor that individual in our party. Great food, great service, fantastic evening.
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