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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7.9

Gene & Georgetti is a classic Chicago steakhouse that's as old-school as they come.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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FF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best filet mignon I've had in a very long time, perhaps, ever.

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MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Gene and Georgetti serves outstanding food with excellent service. I would absolutely recommend.

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MO
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came as a party of 8 and had two 90 year grandparents with us celebrating their granddaughters graduation from DePaul. Although we had to wait a bit due to needing a table on the floor, we had a good time at the bar and the grandparents had a place to sit. Once seated at the table, we had a minor emergency when my mother in law fell while being seated. Thankfully she was ok! Our waiter was wonderful - very relaxed and friendly and all food served along with wine, was delicious. Thanks for a fun evening, Gene and Georgette!

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gene and Georgetti’s had it all! Great food, great service and friendly staff. The stuffed mushrooms were excellent and had to start with Mama’s Meatballs. Freshly made along with the salad. Our stems were cooked to perfection and very tasty. The side of mashed potatoes are very good too! Last but not least the staff was very friendly and accommodating for my mother who moves slowly now days and made her feel like a Queen. Thank you Yanni! We had a great experience and recommend this restaurant to all.

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AB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great service, great food, and great environment. Our family has been coming here since 1959 because they treat you like family.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Chicago institution. First time here, the filet was great medium rare. The Brussel Sprouts and Vesuvio potatoes also great. The salmon was tender and also very good.

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z
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Outstanding service!

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LN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. We got great service and food. Will go back.

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BC
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! It was a wonderful experience from the moment we sat down. I can’t say enough about the service. Our waiter was fantastic. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the wait staff was superb, the price was right but if you want to go for a quiet romantic evening this may not be the place. Overall a great Chicago staple!

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place
Have a drink and say high to Hugo he is the best

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AB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We were in town and celebrating four family birthdays. My wife and I had been here 27 year ago and wanted to share it with our son and daughter. Our son just moved to Chicago. The wait staff was great. It was a little disappointing to be seated for our 6PM dinner reservations at the first table when you walk in the door. This table for a party of three would be fine but due to the cramped quarters the wait staff had to lean over me every time they were delivering food, water/drinks or taking plates from the table. Unfortunately this may be experiencing a little less pleasurable. We are enjoyed our meal but the seating arrangement took some of the fun out of the experience. When you are going to drop $500 for a family dinner you would expect a little more. We could’ve asked to be moved but didn’t feel comfortable doing that.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execellent

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and always consistent. The Chicken Vesuvio is one of the best around! Will continue to return on a regular basis. Service is fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waited too long for order to be taken, brought wrong food and took another 15-20 minutes to bring what I ordered. Spent $80 on lobster for wife and was cold by the time my food came. Table was almost shoulder to shoulder with the one next to ours and was the only two tables like that we can see.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding!

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RV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place was packed! Very load and really crowded but that is what we expected from this landmark. We were told when in Chicago we had to go here.
The service was great, the waiter was attentive, nice, and quick with all our service needs.
The portions are large for the sides. We started by sharing a house salad that literally consisted of lettuce, one tomato and the ranch dressing. That was disappointing. I had the filet mignon and it was so seared on the outside that it was just burnt. I cut the outside off but the meat was just bland. My BF got the lamb shanks and he said they where to die for. We shared the meat raviolis which where delicious, the sauted brussel sprouts and some sauted mushrooms- which were both very yummy. We had the spumoni for dessert which was tasty too.
All in all I would go back, but I would get italian food which was exceptional and leave the steak to one of the traditional steak/chop houses in the city.
We will be back!

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Every Minute of Being There. Our Friends Bob & Fraida recommended G&G and we are from NYC. The food, energy , location and servers could not have been better. It's like a walk back in time . We will look forward to visiting again soon.

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CE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had reservations, sat us by the kitchen and there was a gentleman walking around with a hand radio barking out directions to the staff. The waiter was not engaging and never stated his name when he greeted us. My cocktail was watered down, my steak, bone in filet, was cooked as requested, but lacked any real flavor. My wife ordered the seabass, which was a nicely cooked generous portion- lacking any real flavor. The highlights- broccoli, asparagus, horseradish and wine. Overall I was disappointed in the atmosphere, food quality and service. I expected more based on the name and price.

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g
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, really cool ambiance. Food was ok, not outstanding. Good place to bring out of town guests as a nod to the old Chicago.

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J
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a restaurant that my husband had been to on pervious trips to Chicago on business . I enjoyed the food that is primarily Italian. We shared an antipasto and had lamb chop and veal chop. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked. The potato dish that id served on the side is generous and very good . The service is well done by staff with long experience . Go hungry!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Steak and pasta were disappointing, lamb chops are the way to go

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HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the server was great. There since 1979.
Great experience.

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Milwaukee
85 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again G & G hit the mark. Room was cold when we arrived. Staff immediate turned off AC making it much better. Then the perfect steak with a marvelous salad. The BEST!!!

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S
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was like a dream returning to my favorite childhood restaurant, and the service and food was excellent.

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ZZ
Las Vegas
68 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfection. Always delicious

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TT
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steakhouse in the city of steaks!

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

the table was in a drafty area but the food and service made up for the table. nice and quite. super fun watching drunk middle age ladies in heels stumble to ladies room.

great steak. had 16oz loin.

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g
Chicago
139 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gene & Georgetti's has been very countable the last few times.
many good things to eat there (except cottage fries- could be a lot better, crispier)
looking forward to going back,
Definitely recommend.

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S
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there on a recommendation and the food was delicious and we were in want of nothing. My only fault with dining was that we were upstairs in a small room. My party of two was near the kitchen. As the room filled up, it was not energetic, it was just noisy and it got less intimate and seemed like we were dining with everyone. I would go back, and that is how I judge how good the restaurant is. I would be more selective on table placement.

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SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great service was wonderful. Got a reservation at the last minute and table was ready for us.

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BJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My all time favorite in Chicago. Steak, Pasta and Wedge Salad are the best.

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SD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian Steakhouse. Lots of old school Chicago charm.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat

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CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food is consistently good and waiter was fantastic!

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A
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best steak I’ve had in a long time cooked to perfection

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole evening!
Except for the rude comment from a customer who loudly ignorantly asked me loudly "looks like you got all dressed up to go to dinner"
I happened to be wearing a pair of golf shorts and polo shirt.
I was not aware of a dress code but after surveying the other patrons, I certainly wasn't underdressed.
Other than that, very nice time.
Thanks.
Kevin Jones

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lives up to the legendary tales.

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