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.
Excellent place for a date or to entertain or just to eat alone. My steak was cooked well done and that is not how I ordered it, but I gobbled it up it was so good! The wine that was reccomended by the waitress paired perfectly with our meal and they really treat you well here. A bit pricey but it is worth it. We were all by ourselfs for a while, then a large group of people came and sat next to us. The cook came out to meet them, which seamed like a pleasant exchange. I'm hungry just thinking about it!
The food is excellent and the portions are HUGE! I went with 4 others and we each ordered our own meal. We could have done with 2 to feed us all. Great price for the amount of food. The room is crowded, but for good reason, and plenty of people sat at the bar and ate. The wine selection is extensive too and the waiter was very knowledgable. Really treat you the 'old fashioned' way, folding your napkin when you get up, wipping up the table of bread crumbs etc. This is a must for hungry families!
This is one of those places you want to take friends and family visiting. It's got an elegant ambiance, but not too threatening since there's a good mix of family and business patrons. The food is great and the service has been pretty good the past couple times I've been. However, there was one time when I had a reservation but still had to wait 40 minutes since they had a business function there and must have not anticipated how big of a party it was. They could have handled that better.
My Husband and I were visiting Chicago, and was advised by multiple people that we must go to Joe's Stone Crab. It's been almost 2 months since we've been there, and we can't stop talking about the food. The King Crab Legs were the best ever, and the steak was melt in your mouth good....If planning to go to Chicago, I would definitely recommend this restaurant...Don't forget to make reservations ahead of time....
We go here before almost all Hawks games and Bulls games that we attend and the service is quick, the food is delicious and the drinks are plentiful!!! They have a shuttle to the United Center but we usually just drive. Love it!! Not sure why they received the negative comments, maybe they went through a bad spell years ago but they have solved the problem, we look forward to eating here Saturday, Go Hawks!!!
I have dined at Chop House, Morton's, Smith's, Capitol, and every other steakhouse in our town. None compare to Gene & Georgetti's. Dinner comes with salad, but don't miss the Garbage Salad. It's got meats and cheeses, topped with jump shrimp. The house oil and vinegar dressing is one of he best. Writing this is making me want to go right now! They have excellent spumoni for dessert..
One of my favorite Italian/Steak houses in the city, with a great old school feel. Walk in and feel like you have been warped to the 1950s, where time doesn't matter. Waiter was so friendly and made my experience that much better! The steak was prepared with the best seasonings and cooked exactly the way you want it.