As a life-long Chicagoan who has eaten in every steak house in this city, I have to say that Gene and Georgetti ranks right up with the best of them. In fact, if you are only going to eat one steak in Chicago, make this the place you go. Understand, you are going for the steak. The service can be a little surly and, unless you are a regular (it's that kind of place), you will probably be shuffled off to a less than desirable table. That's OK, you're here for the steak.
Sporting a charred crust, with a juicy pink interior, the hefty cut of sirloin is the equal of any steak you'll taste anywhere. Choose a side of cottage fries to go with your steak. Always served hot and crispy (unlike the soft ones you often encounter), they are a perfect complement to the steaks.
Michael Stern mentioned the garbage salad, and it is terrific (a lot of people go just for this salad). G&G also has a great shrimp cocktail appetizer. The cold, plump, firm shrimp are accompanied by a tangy cocktail sauce and lemon. Gene and Georgetti also serves a full menu of Italian food, and it's pretty good, but don't be misled. Steak is the only thing to order here, either the sirloin or the big filet.