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Gene & Georgetti's Restaurant

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4669 (Near North Side)
(312) 527-3718
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Ranked #836 of 8,290 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $50 - $80
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It could have been the 1940's or 50's...it just happened to be 2014, but who cares! This place oozes the past and that is part of its charm. Easy to imagine that the servers have grown up in this place and are happy to have done so. Our drinks were well prepared and quite good. The bread basket was, too.... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

First off, the atmosphere is very nice...that's where it ends. The service was decent, orders got place to the wrong person and drinks were slow to arrive. I had the Ribey. It was decent, but no better than a chain restaurant. The sides were average. The Carrot cake and chocolate cake were no better than a grocery store bakery. The... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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229 reviews 229 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to this classic old style restaurant on a Friday night. It was very crowded. It is a small restaurant with hardly any place to stand waiting for our table. The tables themselves were very closely spaced. We split a T-Bone which was so large that we still had steak leftover. The steak itself was cooked... More

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Chicago, IL
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Decided on this longtime establishment to celebrate my Husband and Daughters Birthday. Have to say it was a let down. For Appetizers we ordered Fried Calamari, Stuffed Mushrooms and Baked Clams not bad, but not outstanding just mediocre. We were a party of 6 and each of us ordered steaks. I ordered the Prime Rib and thought it was a... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place hasn't been remodeled or updated since the 40's, but the food is amazing. We started out with calamari and a half order of fried ravioli - both delicious. We both had the bone-in filets. When they arrived, they looked somewhat charred on the outside, but the flavor was exceptional. We ordered the mashed potatoes for our side, and... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

restaurant recommended by a peer. arrived early and was seated right away. menu was steak house basic. steaks came with a salad----aka iceberg lettuce with a slice of tomato--- quality of filet was very good but no seasoning what so ever. same for the creamed spinach, no salt at all. friend ordered the veal chop which was seasoned well and... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went to this restaurant for a large family dinner. There was no children's menu but they graciously split a spaghetti dinner for the two children. The service was good and served in a timely fashion. Food was good, but the price high and portions way to large. The portion size should be reduced and the price reduced to match. The... More

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Danville, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a big birthday year for my spouse, and dinner at Gene and Georgetti's was what he wanted. The meal was up to the challenge. He had a perfectly prepared steak and I enjoyed a wonderful seafood dish. The caprese salad is not to be missed! Even if you are not a bread person, try the rye breadsticks. You... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This restaurant had to be one of the best for steaks that I have eaten in , the steaks are so big but tender and flavoursome at the same time , the atmosphere is buzzing , the decor feels like you are back in the 1950s ,the staff we're excellent too . Booking is advised as it's ALWAYS busy .... More

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Denton, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

If you want the old Chicago, you need to eat here. Great steaks, potatoes, and old waiters. This place has it all. Food was great, cocktails were just okay, but nice wine selection. We sat upstairs...very steep stairs. great time

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