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River North

Gene & Georgetti

500 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL, United States
TEL: (312) 527-3718

Aside from the absence of cigarette smoke, it’s hard to imagine that this classic steak-and-seafood place has changed much since it first opened in the same wood-framed house in 1941. In case you didn’t catch the clubby, old-school vibe from the all-male, white-jacketed waitstaff, red leather chairs, or the boisterous guys in suits ordering rounds of scotch at the bar, it’s obvious from the menu: unapologetically large steaks and chops, Italian standards like chicken Vesuvio and eggplant parmigiana, and shrimp De Jonghe, a butter-and-garlic-drenched specialty with a long local history. The wood-paneled downstairs dining room is often reserved for regulars, politicians, and visiting celebs, although if you make a reservation on the early side and dress well, there’s a chance you might avoid being banished upstairs.


Insider Tip:

Tip: This is not the place to spend a lot on wine; if what’s on offer isn’t pleasing, slug back a martini with your meat instead.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dress Code
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Private Room Available
  • Parking Available
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Sommelier
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Steakhouse


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