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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Authentic (70)
Business Meals (69)
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Good for a Date (61)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Good for Groups (40)
Cozy (33)
Romantic (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Casual (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Fun (20)
People Watching (17)
Hot Spot (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

took four other couples with me and none were ever at G&G... THEY loved it and wished we wuold have done dinner......we shall return.. thanks Daniel Kelch

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

it was not as good as i remember. but it is perhaps the oldest steak house in the city.

the service was fine but the steaks not as good as eddie merlot's or as joes stone crab.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was my second trip to Chicago, this was also my second dinner at G&G’s. For me, it will always be a place I have dinner if I am in Chicago. Great food and service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

What a fun restaurant. The service was amazing! The portions were very generous. Great history with this place. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Such an amazing meal and such great family history.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had to wait 45 minutes even with a reservation but the GM compd us a bottle of wine and took good care of us. Overall good food and a good experience

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic (as alway

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great steaks and exceptional service. Family dinner, a little on the loud side. Seated in a high traffic area was a bit disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and super service, the best place for lunch in Chicago

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My meat was burned all the way outside (both sides) inside was medium rare like I asked, but could not bare the charcoal taste from the outside, just couldn't eat it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

日本人のグループで来店、アメリカではステーキ屋で肉の量が多く食べ切れないことがままあるため、数人でシェアするようにしたいと申し出たところ、私達のテーブル担当者が手早くおすすめの肉や料理の候補を挙げてくれた。ステーキは数種類を選び、それぞれ食べ易いように切り分けてサーブしてくれた。サイドメニューのおすすめもどれもとても美味しかった。

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Put us at table by kitchen door
Food very good
No draft beer selection

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful experience thanks to excellent service and AMAZING fillets

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointing - not what mention of our anniversary- poor service in general

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful steaks. Great service. Highly recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was given a gift certificate and told this was one of the finest steak houses in Chicago

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Classic place. The food is fantastic. One of the best restaurants in Chicago.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was amazing, the service was fantastic, and I couldn’t be happier that I got to take my fiancé for a birthday celebration. We enjoyed every second!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As always, the steak was great. As well as the pasta's my family ordered. And they gave us a nice dessert for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Meal was very good. Steaks done to perfection. Sides were very large with plenty to share as a group. Small space and a little crowded at times.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Was our first time trying the place heard rave reviews of the Italian food and the steaks. We tried the Italian this time, and it was definitely worth the raves.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My guess said it was the best filet he has ever had. Prime rib was very generous but just average tasting. Service was outstanding. the resturant looks it’s age.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great! Not a busy night so food came out quick and was very tasty.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good downtown restaurant with family feel. Wide variety of entrees from great steaks, traditional Italian, speaial seafood.
Garbage salad is fantastic.
Very large entree portions so I suggest sharing if having appetizers &/or salad

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A good location with very tasty entrees and outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

food was very good. Server was very attentive, friendly and professional. received a
birthday dessert. Timing on our entre delivery to table was extremely slow. I liked the
overall environment-atmosphere of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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