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

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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.

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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (68)
Special Occasion (68)
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Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Worth the Drive (34)
Cozy (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Romantic (31)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Casual (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Fun (20)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
People Watching (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Sports (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We loved it here. Amazing old school steakhouse with great food. Also reasonably priced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great experience. We got the rib-eye, which was cooked perfectly and was delicious. What surprised us was how great the pasta was (we got the cavatelli with vodka sauce). Took a little while to get seated initially, but grabbed a drink at the bar (which was likely their hope), and the food was pretty quick after we ordered. Could do without the rather limp free salad that comes with the steak, and the potatoes were looking a little beaten up, but the thick cut bacon was delicious and the drinks were made well. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent dining experience.... I live in Wisconsin but I will be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had steak- filet was cooked perfectly as was my friend’s strip steak. The potatoes that came with dinner were great. Could improve on iceberg lettuce/1 slice of tomato for the dinner salad (came with dinner) and bread could have been warm. Great service and just a old fashioned good Italian restaurant. I love this place.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Not for the young hipster crowd. You go thus restaurant for the old school atmosphere and professional service along with the unbelievably great food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was a perfect evening. Busy restaurant with a feel all it's own. Service outstanding. Food over the moon. Good pour on the drinks. A must try once, then you will go back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I've been coming to Gene & Georgetti for at least 25 years. I love the old school atmosphere. 75 years is a long time for any business to stay open and thriving. Stick to your formula. It seems to be working.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service was fantastic and the food was delicious warm and timely

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

From everything I had heard, I expected better. The appetizers were great ... the best part of the meal. Since they are a steakhouse, I had the Bone-In Rib Eye Steak. I like it medium well and the cook on the outside was not even, ranging from pasty to burnt. The inside was cooked medium well and the flavor was there, but at best it was an average steak.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Treated myself by having the Greek Chicken,delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a highlight for my wife and I when we come to Chicago. The service is fantastic and the food is brilliant. We can’t wait for our next visit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was terrible!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place to eat. Crowded and despite having a reservation we waited an hour for a table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food. We did not do steaks but will return for that. Stuck to Italian classics & they were all wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The place never disappoints; great drinks, great food and great service. Love the old school ambience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our server and the manager were very nice but the steak was just ok. We were looking for old school and classic which it has, but was so crowded and the food just seemed rushed and not great. My parents used to come here and swear by it but we thought for the price it was missing flavor.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The meal was good until the end when the server (who got a 20% tip) said we didn’t give him enough. That soured the entire experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It has been well over 30 years since I returned to Chicago and this restaurant was on the top of the list to return to. It is still the way I remember! Fantastic. A true landmark.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food, great service...atmosphere is great. Old world food with quality service

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service was good. Food portions were large but quality was average. Chopped lettuce with a tomato wedge is not much of a 'house salad'. I ordered the veal scallopini and found it to be be very tough. Not sure I would go back when there are so many great option in Chicago.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I extended our business trip through the weekend and, through a friend's recommendation, had our Saturday night dinner at Gene and Georgetti. The atmosphere was a bustling old-style steak house, full of charm and authenticity. The wine list was thin but adequate and we settled on their best Chianti, which was perfect for steak or pasta. I thought we would both be ordering steaks but on our way to our table, I watched as a beautiful plate of linguine and white clam was served to another table. I convinced my husband to order one steak (he selected the ribeye at the waiter's recommendation) and the linguine white clam. The ribeye, which is served with a fantastic house potato, was delicious and perfectly marbled. But the linguine was overcooked and the clams and sauce were tasteless. Lesson learned - if you go, and you are not from the midwest, stay away from the pasta - it's bland and does not come with a salad.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dinner with kids and grandkids

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Met for mid-afternoon Saturday family lunch and had a great time. Good wine, good food, great dessert, and fantastic service. Our server managed to get me a lasagna although it is not offered in the lunch menu. The vibe was real comfortable -- every guest I saw in the restaurant appeared to be completely relaxed and in no hurry -- and it all seemed to click in the first floor dining room with its subdued lighting and dark colors. G&G continues to exude a genuine Italian family-run atmosphere that, ironically, has got that whole Danish hygge thing going on! Oh yeah, make sure you have the lemon cake for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and nostalgic atmosphere. Unfortunately the waiter was argumentative and not very flexible about how we wanted to divide up the bill . Brought the incorrect drink order and acted like it was our fault. Have eaten there before with a different waiter and have never had these issues.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Celebrated with family and friends! Great food and atmosphere! Would recommend to anyone looking for a place to enjoy old time Chicago!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Family trip

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

visited Gene and Georgetti on recommendation of friend. had oz. rib eye with shrimp cocktail, caesar salad and baked potato (huge). Shrimp cocktail was average; a little watery and not all that flavorful. Steak was excellent and cooked to perfection. came out perfectly medium rare. I'm glad I went and will definitely return next time in in Chicago.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Everything about the meal was wonderful. I would eat here every day if I could. 5 - Stars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Better than expected, the restaurant has a good reputation but is was even better. Our server was a professional who was just about perfect in his manners and timing.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We ordered Fried Calamari, Filet mignon, and Strip steak. The calamari was overcooked and therefore chewy, and the breading was nothing to write home about. I've had much better at a Carrabbas chain restaurant in the suburbs of Atlanta. The steaks were over-seared and under-seasoned. I would never again pay that price, nor half that price for the steak we received. I must say the service was top notch. I knew the decor was going to be older, and I expected more of a classic ambiance, but that wasn't a huge issue. The food was a huge disappointment at any price range.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wait staff was pleasant, but over all a very sub-par experience.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

First visit to Chicago and was looking forward for special evening with wife, but ended being disappointed. They stressed casual dining. no torn jeans or sports apparel. People were wearing shorts when we arrived. Waiter didn't introduce himself, but gave us a menu and came back much later to take order. Stated each entree came with potatoes and house salad. Potatoes end up being french fries and salad was just chopped up iceberg lettuce with dressing. Also, they only had one bathroom working for the entire place. They promote this establishment as being one of the oldest in Chicago with great atmosphere, and named one of the best restaurants in Chicago. I expected fine dinning with this description, but received mediocre service. If you are planning to visit Chicago for the first time, please don't waist your time and money. Locals told us to try Chicago Cut steak house. Definitely will look them up next time we go. As for Gene & Georgetti, they won't ever get my business. Close the place DOWN!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Chicago or anywhere for that matter!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I went to Gene and Georgetti's for our anniversary. My sister had recommended it to us. The entire meal was great, but the best part was actually the appetizer. We had the fried raviolli with meat sauce. Incredible. The salads were also amazing. Dressing was perfect. I had a ribeye that was cooked to perfection and it nearly melted in my mouth. The double baked potato was out of this world. My wife had a specialty salad and she said it was delicious. She at the whole thing which is rare for her.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great steaks and service. You get great value with anything that you can get here.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was good the waiter was superb

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