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Gene & Georgetti's Restaurant

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4669
+1 312-527-3718
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (329 reviews)
“potatoes” (65 reviews)
“cottage fries” (21 reviews)
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Italian, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4669
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont go here if you want a menu with food names you cant pronounce or a waiter who thinks he is better than you. Plenty of places like that. This is old school and tasty. Yes, the tables are a bit close together and the...More

1  Thank btnusa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here the first time in June of 2016. I returned because of how happy I was after my first visit. I returned in August 2017. Out of the nine people at the table only 4 of the steaks were cooked as ordered. I...More

Thank Honestyrule1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the Cubs and Labor Day weekend. We've made our way around the iconic steak houses in Chicago. Gene & Georgetti's was on the list for this trip. Our waiter, Alex, really was amazing....fantastic service without being hovering. The steaks were...More

Thank Sheri J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was fantastic, our waiter was extremely helpful and never rushed us. The deep fried ravioli were interesting, I am glad we ordered it. My steak was excellent and so was my boys filet. The boyfriend ordered the lamb chops which was a huge...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This spot was recommended by a local who insisted we try some pasta. So glad we did because it was the best part of our meal - besides the service. The old-world Italian decor and staff added an extra touch of authenticity to this corner...More

Thank Kelder S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Chicago for business and stopped by for dinner and drinks. This is my new favorite restaurant not only in Chicago but maybe the US. I absolutely loved everything about Gene & Georgetti's from the service, to the atmosphere and...More

Thank Hcaff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to many steak houses in Chicago but somehow had missed the oldest steak restaurant in Chicago. It has a great atmosphere - in the main dining room and bar area. When we made reservations we didn't realize this so...More

2  Thank martinione
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gene & Georgetti's never fails to please. We have been in Chicago 4 days and eaten some seriously mediocre overpriced meals... This restaurant was once again the dining highlight of the trip. Every course was over the top. Service was amazing. Worth every penny. Options...More

Thank Vickie_Nagy
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

They may not have the best steak in the entire city, but they have something that other steakhouses simply don't have. History and tradition. When you walk in here you really feel like you are walking back to a simpler time. The bar area is...More

Thank localyokel1976
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had recommendations to eat here during our visit. This is definitely a well known and loved restaurant in Chicago. It has an atmosphere of a movie set during the 50's (to me). Our waiter had been there 47 years! We ordered the filet mignon,...More

Thank AHall2964
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6 August 2016|
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
No, not at all
6 August 2016|
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Response from Guenter B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
Kirstie C
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Response from ChiMike606 | Reviewed this property |
This is an overrated and overpriced restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4669
  • Public Transportation: Two blocks north of the Merchandise Mart Stop on the Brown line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-527-3718
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