We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Gene & Georgetti has been recognized as one of the 25 Best Restaurants in Chicago by Fodor’s Travel! This accolade is not just a testament to our passion for fine dining but also a reflection of the incredible team that has worked tirelessly to create unforgettable dining experiences.
Being recognized as one of the 25 Best Restaurants in Chicago is an honor that fuels our passion and determination. Not only are we Chicago’s oldest steakhouse, we are its original Tuscan Steakhouse and we are so proud to be going strong for over 82 years! We invite you to join us on this culinary adventure, where each meal is a celebration, and every plate tells a story. Thank you for being a part of our journey—we look forward to creating many more delicious memories with you!
Originally published on Fodor’s Travel
25 Best Restaurants in Chicago
Kristine Hansen | December 06, 2023
Chicago’s best restaurants include everything from Italian hot beef sandwiches to Michelin-starred fare.
Chicago is a major player when it comes to ranking high as a food city in the U.S.-and even the world. But it’s not just Michelin-star restaurants or James Beard Award-winning chefs (although the Windy City has plenty of those, too).
Hot dog stands, and deep-dish pizza joints, not to mention classic diners, are also among the city’s culinary offerings. “Top Chef” contestants who call Chicago home have also helped bring the city up several notches into international acclaim. And then there’s the wildly popular Hulu series “The Bear,” which shone a light on Chicago’s Italian hot-beef specialty.
Spanning many different neighborhoods, here are Chicago’s 25 most essential restaurants.
25 Best Restaurants in Chicago: Gene & Georgetti
As Chicago’s oldest steakhouse-dating back to 1941-this River North restaurant has attracted a wow list of celebs, including Frank Sinatra and Vince Vaughn. On top of steaks, the dishes for brunch (weekends only), lunch, and dinner fold in Italian flair, like house-made meatballs, calamari, and cacio e pepe. These are a nod to the founders’ roots in Lucca, within Italy’s Tuscany region. Tack on caviar service to glam up any order.
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