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Gene & Georgetti's Restaurant

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4669 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #796 of 8,177 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Barbecue, Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Illinois
Transit: Two blocks north of the Merchandise Mart Stop on the Brown line.
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60% Recommend
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English first
Deerfield, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've loved this place for years, and it's still great, but my strip was a tad disappointing. Shrimp de Jong app was great. Garbage salad...great. Broccoli...great. Cottage fries are always awesome. The bread basket has fabulous breadsticks. They just happened to serve me a steak that had too much fat, was on the tough and chewy side, and not all... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Went here with a group of guys for dinner on a Saturday night. We started with some Calimari, some fried ravioli stuffed with meat and an assorted antipasto. All delicious. We all got steaks. Some filet's and some sirloins. They were great. A couple were a little undercooked for medium for the guys likings but not bad still tasted great.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Went with a colleague to G&G for lunch on a Friday. We both had the bone in ribeye, which was a great steak. This place has an older style atmosphere but it didn't seem overly impressive or unique. Overall good food, but not a place on the top of the list to return back to soon.

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Cary, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Huge portions of food - filet was 14oz and delicious. If you are looking for great food and service, I would definitely recommend Gene and Georgetti's.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

G & G isn't very welcoming from the street, but once you get inside you are reminded of an authentic old school Italian restaurant. The service for lunch was good, and the size of the appetizers and entrees were very generous. Good, classic Italian food. Have been to Chicago multiple times and hadn't yet tried G & G, but now... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The quality of the food and the service was fine, but I didn't feel it merited the price tag. With so many choices for a great steak in Chicago I wouldn't put this toward the top of the list. However, if you're looking for an old school environment while paying $38 for a small filet then this is your place.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

There is no way I can eat everything on my plate at Gene's. The portions are huge (lunch for tomorrow). Food is authentic, atmosphere is very old school and warm, service outstanding and the food...well...what can you say...perfect!!! Always eat here when I'm in town...always!!

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Northern New Jersey
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130 reviews 130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Sorry, but this might be where you would go, if you were going to be eating your last meal ever. Yes, it can be that exceptional as no-one can put out a meal, like G&G. However, at times, the consistency can vary (thus, the Very Good and not Excellent rating). But when they are "on", they are tops. And if... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is the second time I had been to G&G. The first was with my wife and we decided to bring our son and our daughter and her husband. We flew to Chicago to go Christmas shopping so we made reservations well in advance. I'll start with what we ordered and describe how G&G is a little different than a... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We went with a group of 8 and were seated upstairs. Loved the old world feel. But in reality I found it was living on this reputation more than delivering it. The place was packed and we were seated promptly. The service was initially attentive but I think when we ordered a bottle of wine and not cocktails the waiter... More

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