312 Chicago

4.6
4549 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Our chefs serve contemporary and traditional Italian dishes using seasonal, locally grown ingredients. Our extensive wine collection, featuring more than 200 American and Italian wines, is displayed throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms. At the bar, enjoy superb spirits and wines by the glass representing a duality of American and Italian varietals.

312 Chicago is centrally located the Loop Theater and Financial District. Every room offers iconic city views including City Hall, the Thompson Center, the Board of Trade and the Cadillac Palace Theater. The ambiance evokes the comfort and sophistication of a 1930’s supper club, but the style is pure, modern elegance with rich walnut wood and dramatic chandeliers.

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HC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place, quiet. Great service and food!

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food spot....try to sit upstairs to improve your view and for more natural lighting.

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MK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a reliable place to get dinner in the Loop!

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R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

From the host to the waiter, staff and definitely the food, 312 was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed every part!

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KF
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the food and service never disappoint. The menu is varied and the waitstaff gives great recommendations regarding the specials. Always an entertaining and wonderful experience.

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c
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, we were continually asked how things were. Will definitely put in my favorites list for when I am in Chicago.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tres bien. Rapport qualité prix parfait

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very relaxed and no pressure.

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RC
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service. Perfect for business meetings. Friendly staff.

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n
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The halibut was amazing! Such a circus of flavors to entertain my taste buds. And the fish was cooked perfectly.

For appetizers we had the buffala (how can that pesto be so much better than any I've had before?) and fritto misto - delicious with the limoncello aioli! Even the tapenade for the bread service was wonderful.

And for coffee snobs like me, they made one fine cappuccino.

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AW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Waiter was very knowledgable and attentive.

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M
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always a pleasure...perfect for a preshow dinner.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dining experience and convenient to theatre district.

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OT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Downtown for theater and stayed at the Kimpton . Decide on 312 for dinner and the Veal carpaccio was delicious but the Fritto Misto a little disappointing. The arugula was overdressed with the aioli and this caused the crispy seafood beneath to become soggy. I would try the dish again but request the aioli to stay in the side.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was pretty good, but the food was let what I expected. The Dish I ordered was different than how they previously made it and the portion was quite small for the price.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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BC
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great place for my business lunch. The service was excellent.

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MM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Bistecca Salad was outstanding. Will be back for that. Server courteous, friendly and helpful.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed one of the most delicious meals I've ever had in a hotel restaurant. Excellent food with lovely presentation!

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s
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible meal with friendly top notch service.

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h
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've enjoyed coming to this restaurant recently. The food has been reliably good. The service is good and it's not too noisy, even when full!

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T
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food attentive staff able to change dishes for dietary allergies

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The scallops at dinner were outstanding. The minestrone also great. But the menu variety is a bit better than some recent years but has a way too go. Not all dishes are consistently good (eg smoked salmon at breakfast ). But for a hotel restaurant it is much better than average

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EG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious homemade pasta! Really good sized portions and prices! Highly recommend! In the center of the city, right near the river!

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OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good go to place for business dinner

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JS
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A good choice for our pre-matinee lunch before heading to Lyric Opera. Service was attentive and friendly.
Dining room on the second level was comfortable and attractive, with terrific views of City Hall and the threatened former State of Illinois building. A little too loud as the lunch crowd filled the room, but tolerable.

Our appetizer and lunch choices were delicious, fresh and well-prepared. Seasoned olive oil and bread basket also very tasty. We didn't have cocktails, but coffee was freshly prepared for us, and also of good quality.

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KO
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Waiter was friendly but not obsequious. Two of us had the salmon, which we agreed was the best we'd ever tasted-- perfectly prepared and beautiful to look at! Hadn't been back in a while, will make the next trip sooner rather than later.

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GF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere combined with great service and reasonably priced food that tasted good made for a great date night. Location was perfect for a pre-show dinner. Walking distance from at least three major dowtown theatres. Look forward to our next visit.

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TL
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Authentic food. What else could you ask for??

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MC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A truly superb experience. Dined here with 4 other diners, all international, all with experience travelling in Italy (including myself). Everything was perfect. Whitefish entree, pomodori salad, cocktails, wine, dessert, and coffee. I am already recommending this restaurant to friends.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was great and great value. Our server was very friendly and helpful

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SB
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The service was terrific - the food was great - and our request for a quiet space was honored. This is an exceptional restaurant and I am always thrilled to share it with people who haven't been to 312 before.

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BF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant! Only one recommendation. We came to celebrate an engagement and did not expect anything special beforehand. But a few nights prior, I received a phone call asking if it was for a special occasion. I informed them yes for an engagement, which then I was expecting us to get a complimentary glass of wine or something similar. We only received a "congratulations" card. Again, this is not a compliant, just a recommendation. If people are coming to celebrate such a special event, I believe there should be something more given than just a card. Otherwise, great place.

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a
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great date spot by theaters. Halibut was done perfectly. Chicken had real flavor. Fritto Misto was flavorful. We would come back!

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g
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just delicious!!! Service was great. I wasn’t comfortable at the initial table and they switched us no problem. I’d love to go again!!

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Went for dinner before the show and they were very quick.

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EB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When I see homemade pasta dishes on a menu, I'm in. The tortellini did not disappoint...could've had another serving it was so yummy.

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B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

While I had one of the best pork chops ever, the menu was very small. Host staff very inviting but server struggled with menu and specials. 2 story dining space has potential but decor was worn and in need of updates or repair. Go for the food, but not the experience.

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I had one of the specials -- sea bass. One of the best meals I have ever had.

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