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Gene & Georgetti



500 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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(312) 527-3718

Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - Midnight
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - Midnight

Cuisine: Coffee and Tea, Italian Restaurants, Steak Restaurants

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4.4 of 5.0 from 71 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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Gene & Georgetti Reviews

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  • kenwood10750 reviewSuch a succulent smack!

    44444 by kenwood10750


  • lbm reviewI recently made my first trip to Gene & Georgetti's and would recommend a return trip for those interested in true Chicago steak house atmosphere. The steaks are good (You will not need a steak knife nor will you be provided with one) but the side dishes are average at best. But side dishes are not the reason to visit this restaurant. The reason you go is to eat meat.And the meat is good.The adult beverage I had was well poured and cold. I cannot gurantee that reservations will do you much good (see other reviews). However, the lunch menu is good (priced appropriately) and I would suggest trying that time period. Not honoring reservations is a capital offense but what are you gonna do?

    22222 by lbm


  • dabomb23j reviewThe group that I went with has been in Chicago for 9 months so we have dined in a lot of restaurants. The food, the prices and the service were unnaceptable. It was such a major disappointment since we chose this restaurant due to the high ratings off the internet. Even though the food was not good, the service could have made up for some of that, but I ordered tea and everytime I wanted a refill I had to flag down the waiter. My steak was not cooked the way I ordered it and had to be sent back. The cottage fries were almost burnt and the salad left a lot to be desired-anyone can tear up a little lettuce and quarter a tomato and slap half a bottle of salad dressing on it. I really think I should get my money back. The meal cost $45.16 and I ate less than 1/3 of it. This is the first time I have criticized a restaurant, but I feel that with all the things combined, I needed to speak my mind.Thank you,Judy McMullen

    33333 by dabomb23j


  • fajayi reviewSimply teh very best steak house in this or any other city.

    44444 by fajayi


  • roncarlson1 reviewIt is one of the reasons I travel to Chicago

    44444 by roncarlson1


  • AtlantaDomer reviewAs I travel, I always yearn for the great steaks at Gene & Georgetti's. None like it in the Country! Be prepared for the 'gruff' waiters and banter with them to have a great time. So tender are the steaks that they don't give you a steak knife.

    44444 by AtlantaDomer


  • emjay99 reviewWe heard great things about Gene and Georgetti’s and that it was a Chicago classic. What can I say? It may be a Chicago classic but maybe in the 50+ years it has been around, the quality of food must have gone WAY downhill. Six got filet mignon, I got linguini mussels marinara, another got Clams with white sauce. Broccoli, mashed potatoes, their “famous” potato slices, and creamed spinach were our sides. I will run through each item:Filet mignon: The filet was very tender, but as dry as a bone. Out of the 6 people who had it, NOT ONE PERSON had a drop of juice on their plate. And no one ordered it more than medium rare. Mussels Marinara: I would have to admit, the quantity of mussels was impressive, there were a lot and they were pretty well done. However, the marinara sauce? If that is what it was. It tasted, looked and, I think for the most part, was, just a can of crushed tomatoes with some onions chopped up in it. There was a watery liquid pooling on the bottom of my plate. The sauce was so thin, that you could barely get any of it with the noodles. It was soup-like and very, very bland. I didn’t taste a hint of garlic, a hint of salt, or even a hint of flavor for that matter. For an Italian restaurant, one would think they would have a decent marinara sauce.Clams with White sauce: I only had one bite, but it tasted like clams swimming in warmed cream… that was it. Very bland, no flavor. Mashed Potatoes: THEY WERE INSTANT!!!! (I am dead serious here). That is all I should have to say about that.Broccoli: Rubber… cold and rubbery. Creamed Spinach: Not bad, but nothing special. I have had better.Sliced Potato Thingy: Again, not bad, but pretty flavorless. Just potatoes fried in butter. No salt, no garlic, no rosemary, nada.So that is my review on Gene and Georgetti’s. Anyone can say they love the place, it is a Chicago classic, but, I would NEVER go back there. I thought, especially for the price that the place was horrible.

    33333 by emjay99


  • eschwainger reviewOn a recent Saturday night, WITH A RESERVATION, the restaurant was so packed that it was clearly a fire hazard. We were told that it would be at least 2 hours beyond our reservation time before we could be seated. The crush of people was truly scary, and the smokiness in the place was health-threatening. My brother was in from Boston, for his birthday, and we had to try to find another restaurant, without a reservation! I would never use or recommend this property.

    11111 by eschwainger


  • pfpoaklawn reviewthe best i've found in chicago in 30 years

    44444 by pfpoaklawn


  • sthompson reviewMy wife and I ate here for the first time last Saturday before going to the theater.Yes, it's not cheap but we went knowing that it would be above average in cost. Keep in mind that parking is free. The value is real.I had an excellent steak and my wife had a lemon chicken dish that she loved. We were seated when we arrived (we had reservations) and the service was excellent.

    44444 by sthompson


  • Chris IMost old-school Chicago Steakhouse

    55555 by Chris I


  • Daniel McGeeGarbage salad and filet mignon!!

    55555 by Daniel McGee


  • Jorge KOld school rwstaurant at Chicago with tradition and BIG plates, Chicken Joes was very good

    55555 by Jorge K


  • PureWowSidle up to a bar stool and feast your eyes (and mouth, duh) on rare-as-they-come steaks and original side orders like the New York Times-approved “garbage” salad.

    55555 by PureWow


  • Antonio H.Uno de los sitios excelentes para pedir carne en Chicago. Muy muy bueno.

    55555 by Antonio H.


  • Gregory R.The BEST steakhouse in Chicago!!

    55555 by Gregory R.


  • Alex JAwesome Veal Marsala, asparagus and teramisu. Best teramisu I've ever had!

    55555 by Alex J


  • Gustavo MDe lo mejor para comer carne en chicago, delicioso, afuera del rest. Filmaron la pelicula de batman

    55555 by Gustavo M


  • Vinnie D.Food excellent. The portions are HUGE. Wish the server gave us a heads up.

    55555 by Vinnie D.


  • Steve EirichMy favorite all-around restaurant in Chicago - the steaks are excellent but the atmosphere is the tipping point. Feels like Capone is sitting somewhere nearby.

    55555 by Steve Eirich


  • Chicago TribuneCome to this old school steakhouse around lunch time and sit at the mahogany bar to overhear old timers telling stories. Make sure to try the Chicken alla Joe and the broiled petite strip steak.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune


  • Meric AtesalpDon't order medium-rare, lean towards medium!

    33333 by Meric Atesalp


  • Gyi JLamb, veal, ribeye.

    55555 by Gyi J


  • Gyi JOrder the lamb chops, veal chops and ribeye and have them prepare it family-style.

    55555 by Gyi J


  • Norberto TLas pastas están deliciosas! Y son porciones grandes

    55555 by Norberto T


  • Todd B.Since 1941

    55555 by Todd B.


  • Cindi RDinner with a client.

    55555 by Cindi R


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Gene

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Linda F.Old school Italian steakhouse. Can't go wrong with the steak or pasta.

    55555 by Linda F.


  • Dan C.Bone in rib eye...

    33333 by Dan C.


  • Seth P.The martini. Always the martini.

    55555 by Seth P.


  • Mimi C.Very nice the food and wine delish but the sautĂ©ed spinach was dry. Table and chair are tight and small.

    33333 by Mimi C.


  • Roy B.Fantastic! Bone in filet mignon was great!

    55555 by Roy B.


  • Sam W.Had a perfectly cooked small filet mignon and delicious sides of creamed spinach, sauteed mushrooms, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Tiramisu and cannolis were perfect end to the meal...

    55555 by Sam W.


  • Eric Y.So amazing, steak bigger than my head! And as an added bonus... It was delicious, tender and perfectly aged!

    55555 by Eric Y.


  • Pam ThomasTry the garbage salad

    33333 by Pam Thomas


  • Zach SPork chops means 2 giant pork chops. Get the half order for one person.

    33333 by Zach S


  • Kyle M.I was hoping to bump into Dennis Farina...

    22222 by Kyle M.


  • Truly F.The Lamb was great!

    55555 by Truly F.


  • Richard Q.Come starving. Leave full.

    55555 by Richard Q.


  • David A.The Fried Ravioli is awesome!

    55555 by David A.


  • Time Out ChicagoThe goods: textbook veal Vesuvio, a “garbage” salad fit for four, calf’s liver sauteed with onions and bacon, perfectly seared chops and garlicky shrimp DeJonghe. http://tmoutchi.us/10esgeQ

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Bachelor10The portions at Gene & Georgetti’s tend to lean on the “that thing is enormous” side so keep that in mind when ordering. There’s nothing less impressive than toting around a doggy bag at the club.

    55555 by Bachelor10


  • Wendell R.Been twice and the ribeye was excellent both times. Cooked just right, well seasoned and flavorful. Can't comment on the other cuts, but they do a darn good ribeye.

    55555 by Wendell R.


  • ISC C.Wonder if we went on an off day. No complaint for the service but steak wasn't that spectacular. So sad :-(

    33333 by ISC C.


  • Lina G.Best steak in Chicago!

    55555 by Lina G.


  • Lina G.Best steak in Chicago. JJ is a great waiter!

    55555 by Lina G.


  • Chicago magazineWet-aged steaks still rank among the best in town. On weekends, latch onto first-rate prime rib. The wine list is forgettable, but the well-priced martinis are excellent.

    55555 by Chicago magazine


  • Bachelor10The portions here tend to lean on the “that thing is enormous” side so keep that in mind when you are ordering. There’s nothing less impressive than toting around a doggy bag at the club.

    33333 by Bachelor10


  • Time Out ChicagoTextbook veal Vesuvio, a “garbage” salad fit for four, calf’s liver sauteed with onions and bacon, perfectly seared chops and garlicky shrimp DeJonghe.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Andre M.If you close your eyes, you can still hear Sinatra and his boys at the bar. Classic old school steakhouse. Great value and solid food. Soak it in.

    55555 by Andre M.


  • Time Out ChicagoTextbook veal Vesuvio, a “garbage” salad fit for four, calf’s liver sauteed with onions and bacon, perfectly seared chops and garlicky shrimp DeJonghe.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Robbie W.Best Porterhouse Steak in rustic atmosphere. Excellent wine selection

    55555 by Robbie W.


  • bryan r.Air conditioned for your comfort

    55555 by bryan r.


  • Sean BlantonThe prime rib is amazing and as big as a human head so you may want to share. Best I've ever had.

    55555 by Sean Blanton


  • ZaarlyChicagoThis place will definitely fulfill your more traditional Italian steakhouse needs.

    55555 by ZaarlyChicago


  • Alan V.A place a always wanted to go to but hesitant because of recent mixed reviews. I went for the lamb chops and they were great! Very old school Chicago which added to the experience

    55555 by Alan V.


  • Ismail E.Baked clams! So good.

    55555 by Ismail E.


  • ToryBurchFrank Sinatra loved Gene & Georgetti, Chicago's oldest steakhouse.

    55555 by ToryBurch


  • Susan TThis is the incorrect name for this restaurant - it is actually Gene & Georgetti which is a separate listing

    33333 by Susan T


  • Dieter K.It's decorated like a 1950's basement and that's the way I like it. Get the steak rare. Get red wine. Sixty percent of life is trying to eat great steak. Hunker down, this is the best.

    55555 by Dieter K.


  • David A.Wow! Yummmmm! Great food & service.

    55555 by David A.


  • MafiaHairdresser J.Best Filet Mignon!

    55555 by MafiaHairdresser J.


  • Myra R.Totally "old school" Charming restaurant, huge portions. Tasos is the best waiter!

    55555 by Myra R.


  • Jan G.Don't expect your steak the way you order it. McDonald does it the way you want and even cheaper !

    33333 by Jan G.


  • EpicuriousThis "hotspot" (literally!) keeps patrons warm during the winter - its 1,100°F Vulcan broiler sears steaks to perfection with plenty of heat to spare. Sip on icy martinis to keep cool in the summer.

    55555 by Epicurious


  • al v.Pass on the overpriced steaks here. Tough and dry steaks. Go to Park Grille in Millennium park instead!

    22222 by al v.


  • Crain's Chicago BusinessHere for lunch? Oregano, lemon and salt draw out flavor in a trio of thick, nicely charred lamb chops, a plowman's portion.

    55555 by Crain's Chicago Business


  • Al I.Very old school.

    55555 by Al I.


  • Jim E.The steaks...lobster and fried ravioli were awesome! We had a party of 8 for a bitthday dinner and the service was fantastic!

    55555 by Jim E.


  • Joe B.get the porterhouse black and blue (charred and rare)

    33333 by Joe B.


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