Travel Channel : Steak Paradise: Part II By: Erica Walsh Gene & Georgetti Chicago, Illinois Founded in 1941, Gene & Georgetti is located in the heart of Chicago’s River North. One of the city’s oldest and finest steakhouses, its menu pleases locals and tourists alike with a unique combination of classic steaks and traditional Italian dishes. The secret to the 200+ steaks that come through the restaurant’s kitchen doors each day is the wet-aging. Dry-aged meet is hung before it’s cooked and served; wet-aged steak marinates in its own juices before hitting the broiler. Reservations are highly recommended, and you might find yourself sitting near Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn or Will Ferrell — all patrons of this Chicago landmark.