Gene & Georgetti
Cuisine: American, Continental, European, Italian, Steakhouse
Price Range: $$$
Gene & Georgetti's, serving steaks and Italian specialties in the shadow of Chicago's El tracks since 1941, is still lovingly owned and operated by the original family. Imagine nearly eight... Read More
Gene & Georgetti's, serving steaks and Italian specialties in the shadow of Chicago's El tracks since 1941, is still lovingly owned and operated by the original family. Imagine nearly eight decades of tradition and you'll appreciate the clubby atmosphere steeped in history, plus weathered photos on the walls illustrating the biz's Chicago story. The T-Bone Steak is a G & G classic, but plenty of other beefy options are served nicely crusted with little seasoning allowing the meat's flavor to star. You can't go wrong with broiled lamb chops, 11-ingredient garbage salad, spicy Chicken alla Joe or any old-timey Italian-American dish like Chicken Vesuvio or Eggplant Parmigiana. Portions are unsurprisingly large and there's enough variety to please pasta, seafood, steak and even liver lovers. In addition to the expected steakhouse veg and sides, G & G offers mounds of Vesuvio potatoes, meatballs and even thick-cut bacon.
- Steakhouses: "Unlike many other steakhouses, the River North eatery is open for lunch, too. Stop in weekends for homemade lasagna and roast Prime rib."
- Best for Steakhouses Because: Waitstaff hearken back to the days when servicing guests was a profession as opposed to a necessary gig between semesters or auditions.