Zagat: 9 Chicago Restaurant Families You Need to Know

FROM OLD-SCHOOL BAKERIES TO ITALIAN CLASSICS, GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES KEEP THESE INSTITUTIONS GOING STRONG

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The Durpetti family, Gene & Georgetti

Marion Durpetti, the daughter of Chicago steakhouse legend Gene Michelotti, keeps the family tradition alive by running the city’s oldest steakhouse with her husband Tony Durpetti. Founded in 1941 by Michelotti and Alfredo “Georgetti” Federighi, the old-school restaurant has amassed generations of fans for classic chophouse dishes like steaks, wedge salads, veal and shrimp de Jonghe. Thanks to Michelotti’s charming persona (he was known to make the rounds in the dining room schmoozing with patrons), Gene & Georgetti quickly became a place where customers felt like family. Some regulars have visited weekly for years. Although Georgetti passed away in 1969, and Gene in 1989, the tradition and the recipes are going strong. While Gene & Georgetti is best known for steaks and chops, managing partner Rich Ciota calls the linguini mussels marinara a hidden gem.

500 N. Franklin St.; 312-527-3718

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Chicago

Chicago Reservations

312.527.3718

500 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(Complimentary Valet)

Mon-Thur: 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am-12 midnight
Closed on Sunday except for private events and large conventions.

Rosemont

Rosemont Reservations

847.653.3300

9421 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(Complimentary Valet)

Mon-Thur: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 4pm-11pm
Closed on Sunday except for private events and large conventions.

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