If you like Prime Rib, this is the place. Although they have expanded their menu over the years to now include Salmon, and even a fish of the day, the Specialty of the house is Prime Rib, and it lives up to its billing. When the waiter or waitress comes to take your order, unless you want one of the fish dishes, the only questions you will be asked are whether you would like a drink, an appetizer, and whether you want the spinning bowl salad. After you finish your salad, and any appetizer you may have ordered, they will come around with a cart holding the Prime Rib, along with the mashed potatos and optional sides. It is then you will be asked whether you want the English Cut, the Lawry's cut, or the "Diamond Jim Brady" cut. If you chooose the latter, you better have brought your appetite! When you ask for a particular temperature, you can be sure you will get what you want. You will also be given mashed potatoes and gravy, and Yorkshire pudding, and you may order options such as creamed spinach, peas, corn, or mushrooms. If you like Prime Rib, you cannot go wrong at Lawry's, if you don't like Prime Rib, you are at the wrong place!
Great steak place in Chicago history-- and that's saying a lot! While many others have "chained out", G&G's has stayed real. Family feel, with appropriate elegance, this is the steak place for those who want the REAL thing and not the highly marketed, franchised cliche. Great pasta and fish but it is the gigantic steaks you really want. They KNOW what rare actually is. They have a robust if not extensive wine selection and great old-school service. If you are lucky enough to be seated downstairs in the front room, you'll know what it feels like to be a big wheel in the City of Big Shoulders.
Our visit to Gene and Georgetti was an excellent dining experience. At the start we were greeted in a friendly manner and promptly taken to our table. No wait, even though it was at prime time. Our server was professional. We had the right amount of time for drinks and apps before ordering dinner. Service was prompt, the food good and the portions large. The price was fair. The restrooms were clean as well. In summary, this was a fun place to have dinner. Despite what the other negative reviews say, we were treated as well or better than a Chicago alderman.