Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse Expands for the First Time in 74 Years

August 28, 2015

Tony Durpetti will turn 72 this February, meaning he’s still younger than the iconic Chicago steakhouse Gene & Georgetti, which he co-owns with his wife, Marion.

When you consider that it’s been more than seven decades since the River North landmark opened its doors in 1941—when Durpetti was still a toddler—it’s easy to understand why their latest venture is kind of a big deal. “I joke with people, I tell them we’re a very progressive group,” he quips. “It took us 74 years to decide to do this.”

On June 28, the family-owned operation cut the ribbon on Gene & Georgetti in Rosemont, the first new…