Gene & Georgetti

Restaurants , Steakhouse River North
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Gene & Georgetti
Photograph: Chris Lake
Gene and Georgetti

If it gets any more old-school than this circa-1941 steakhouse, we haven’t seen it. Filling every inch of the wood-lined dining room are Naugahyde bar stools, chairs and banquettes as blood-red as the steaks (both well-aged, we might add). Servers range from formal to gruff, but they mean well and they deliver the goods: textbook veal Vesuvio, a “garbage” salad fit for four, calf’s liver sautéed with onions and bacon, perfectly seared chops and garlicky shrimp De Jonghe that the veteran staff swears the joint invented. Believe ’em—these are the Chicago old-boys you don’t want to piss off.

Venue name: Gene & Georgetti
Address: 500 N Franklin St
Cross street: at Illinois St
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner (closed Sun)
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand, Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 65, 125.
Price: Average main course: $38
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Madeline N

If you’re looking for an old school Chicago steakhouse experience look no further then Gene and Georgetti’s. The steaks are cooked to perfection and if you’re not sure what you want to eat the servers are super well versed and able to make awesome recommendations.