Gene and Georgetti

4.6
4352 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.

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, as well as summer al-fresco seating, 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
What 4352 people are saying
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JeffW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced

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Joannie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Stop the trains!! Everything else was perfect . Waiter extra special

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PaulaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have wanted to dine here for a long time. It did not disappoint!!

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vipBeck63
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server was absolutely horrendous he ruined our perfect evening call been coming here for years so so disappointed in how we were treated

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jawa375
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Food, service, all outstanding.

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JackH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steak was cooked properly, but it was lacking a little flavor and dry at times. Overall it is a cool atmosphere, but the food was average. The calamari as an appetizer was good

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vipTryThisMaybe
Chicago
139 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Steak, great seafood, great authentic Italian food— and fabulous service and atmosphere. This is the best of Chicago— in the heart of Chicago. It’s real and not owned by a chain of restaurants. This is run by family, powered by work snd love of Chicago and love of tradition. Go for special occasions or just because it’s time for dinner— or pick up to eat at home. And FYI- I am not connected with this restaurant- I just want to share my review of it with you. Enjoy! Try the Chicken Vesuvio, Ny Strip Steak, any pasta, and of course Tiramisu! ,

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MJG510
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There is such a thing as too much attention. We had to tell our waiter and others MANY times we were not ready to order drinks, or salads or our entrees. One does not want to be rude and say please back off, but it was obnoxious. Unfortunately we were with a guest who was a first timer at G and G so it was also embarrassing as hosts. We were not there overlong or especially slow. We just wanted a moment to chat before diving into ordering . The food was very good. But it is a pricy restaurant so one expects a similar level of service.

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vipTammyG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Thanks for the hospitality Ken, Nicole & Jessica. We can’t wait for our next trip to Chicago.

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vipBettyW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We had 7:30 reservations and waited 7 minutes before the hostess showed up at her station. Then we were told it would be a half hour wait. So we opted for outside but wasn’t too happy about that. Cool and windy. Then we were seated right under the “el train” that came down both directions every 10 minutes. So we told ourselves we have been to Gene and Georgetti’s twice. First time and last time. Was really disappointed. Thought it was going to be an experience, it was. … Just a bad one.

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vipAnthonyC
Atlantic City
40 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and plentiful service was really good also will be back whenever in Chicago

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TimothyH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Constantine was an excellent server. The whole staff was very welcoming and warm.
There's a reason G&G has been around since 1941!

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OmarT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Have this place another go, service is still not that great. Server was a bit rude and just overall seemed bothered by us. The food was good. But this time my steak wasn’t as good as the first time. For the price I don’t think you get what you pay for. We also had dessert. The Cheesecake is super dry and intolerable to finish and the Flan was very much dull. Don’t know if I’ll return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I had a better steak on the Amtrak train coming to Chicago! The bone-in ribeye was tough and poorly seasoned.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Steak was somewhat under done

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vipMCShins
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating service. We shared our dishes, so Gene & Georgetti did the dividing for us. No rushing. Great food.

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vipEdTrevis
San Antonio
62 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Anniversary week

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was mediocre. Service was ok, but did have to ask for olive oil and salt three times. No sparkling water bottles. Steak quality was good but had little flavor. Chocolate cake dessert was super market quality and taste.

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BryanS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservation for wife's birthday dinner..... Then the warm greeting and smiles from the phenomenal hostess was awesome!

After seated promptly..no wait and seated upstairs..we we're greeted with smiles and charm from an awesome Humberto and his VIP like treatment was perfect. He kept the drinks flowing (2 bottles of champagne ) and he had and chill professional vibe. He got out our appetizer as I ordered the side of onion rings and it was DECADENT and large! The potatoes and salad were split by the two of us... Great time!


The shrimp is a must have. But I couldn't finish Booooooo..I will be dreaming of it later.

As an entree my wife ordered the filet. I think it was created by a magician in the kitchen. All food was fantastic and you could tell all servers were working as one team and it all flowed well!

Thank you Gene and Georgetti for allowing us to experience decadent food on our way to enjoying Our Chicago vacation

Respectfully,
Bryan
Oklahoma City.

A franchise down there and I will assist in any way I can!!!
(JustSayin)

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and atmosphere! Service was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be going to Gene & Georgetti’s every time we come to Chicago. Loved the food, ambience, history and friendliness of servers and patrons!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Did not meet expectations, but we gave it a try and will try something else next time in Chicago. Does not hold a candle to Jeff Ruby steakhouses

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MacG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Incredibly disappointing. There has to be at least 15 steakhouses in Chicago that I’d recommend over G&G. Service and ambiance are good, just an absolute train wreck of a $75 steak.

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JorgeG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience. Food was fantastic.

JB
JenB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The steak was cooked perfectly but I didn’t love the flavor or char. The mashed potatoes were great.

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RaulF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un clásico de Chicago,

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JayZ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner with great service. Very elegant.

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JaneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful about our dining experience! My steak was perfect! Very friendly service and nice cozy ambiance. Loved it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A bit rundown for the price to be honest.

Gene and Georgetti
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hello, While we appreciate positive and constructive reviews, we wanted to address your comment. When you visited, we were definitely a bit "run-down" as you say, due to our massive restoration project. Yes, painting a building from 1874 is a big task & probably wasn't "perfect" during this time. And yes, we are run-down, dealing with a pandemic and staff shortage. We would love to welcome you again, hopefully you will think we look less run-down after the building is done and pandemic is over.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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SteveB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Would recommend

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Kacey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - the food, the service and atmosphere are perfect - highly recommend going there if you haven’t before.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place lives up to the hype.
Great in all regards

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vipColleenR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Showing visitors an old school chicago restaurant. They loved it.

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PicassoCerrado
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Couldn’t of chosen a better place for what we had planned in Downtown Chicago! Drinks were great! Food was even better! Steaks, Seafood, and apps were phenomenal.. please do yourself a favor a reserve a spot at Gene & Georgetti’s ...

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vipsindy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Ordered 2 do their famous chicken dishes..They were plentiful but both were tasteless…

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vipMattC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best steakhouse in the city. Steaks are Pittsburgh-style crispy charcoaled outside, red inside. The veal chop is absolutely unique. Creamed spinach is the gold standard for any other place to compare.
The waiters sometimes don't even give you a menu, they just tell you about the options. Plus you can get seated pretty late, maybe up to 11pm before COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food