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Gene & Georgetti

500 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL - (312) 527-3718
Posted By Alex Pavin on 1/11/2008 6:33:00 PM
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.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Chicago's signature chicken dish: chicken Vesuvio.
"Chicago's signature chicken dish: chicken Vesuvio."
Michael Stern





Our favorite Chicago steak house
"Our favorite Chicago steak house"
Michael Stern


This is a half-order of garbage salad, a brilliant appetizer that contains some of everything, from salami to shrimp.
"This is a half-order of garbage salad, a brilliant appetizer that contains some of everything, from salami to shrimp."
Michael Stern


Here's the boneless sirloin steak, with a single cottage fried potato. When the knife severs the steak's crust, juices flow.
"Here's the boneless sirloin steak, with a single cottage fried potato. When the knife severs the steak's crust, juices flow."
Michael Stern


Gene & Georgetti is an old-fashioned steak house that is never out of style.
"Gene & Georgetti is an old-fashioned steak house that is never out of style."
Michael Stern



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