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Gene & Georgetti's Restaurant

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654-4669 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #786 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Barbecue, Italian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
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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61% Recommend
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English first
Springboro, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful meal! Everything we heard on the Travel Channel was right on! The steak melted in our mouth, the angel hair pasta was wonderful, our waiter was great. The Décor is old Chicago which we found wonderful, the train going by right outside and we never heard it in the room we were in, We give 5 stars... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you like the pirate of the Caribbean kind of place, want to see a guy swallow a sword, or are more interested in the crown than what you are really paying for, stay away from G&Gs. If you want to know what an all around unreal meal is, crush it here. It is not just the steak, it's every... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The food here is at best average. Tired lettuce, under-ripe tomatoes, pasty veal limone. Had to ask for the waiter to come take our drink orders, but once he did that, he was very attentive and pleasant. Décor is dated. I don't know why some people love this place. It was not over the top expensive (we didn't have a... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Founded in '41, on N. Franklin St. I was introduced in 80's by Tom Shanahan and Ray Hall. Without either of them it's not easy (it's impossible) to get reservation at prime time or week end. It's oldest Italian steakhouse. I always order a vodka martini, and later, a 2nd. My shrimp cocktail is eaten before they bring my house... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I had heard about this restaurant for awhile now and the the two friends I went with had head the same and we were excited to go. Definitely Old School Chicago Feel, it seemed a little tired. My food was good and I have no complaints but it didn't exceed the expectations I had. I ordered a Rib eye and... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed out meal. The steak was fabulous and the service wonderful. You could tell this was a Chicago favorite.

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Carson City, Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Gene & Georgetti's use to be fabulous. I can find the same steak for half the price at any number of joints. I use to love the creamed spinach, its now thin/watery and poorly seasoned. Its a shame to see a FORMER EXCELLENT steak house hit the skids. They are charging prices commensurate with their former standing --- I will... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our friends' parents raved about this place, and promised that we'd have the best steak of our lives there. Our friends in Chicago smiled and nodded that it was quintessential Old Chicago (but it almost seemed like there was something hidden behind the smile, like they didn't want to dash our hopes and dreams or badmouth a local institution to... More

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long island
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I want to like this place. I really do. It's an Italian steakhouse with an old school vibe. I love the decor with signatures and photos of Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, etc. It's existed for 73 years. Anyway - they're known for steak, so I ordered a filet. I got a great cut of meat, and it was cooked perfectly.... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were seated in a small room upstairs. Each room has a lot of ambiance. Steaks, grilled vegetables with sausage were great. Ordered a full grilled veal chop and they split it for us...their idea instead of ordering two half chops....delicious. A fun restaurant that feels like a Chicago restaurant is supposed to feel.

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