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Petterino's
Petterino's

Petterino's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.petterinos.com
  • Phone: (312) 422-0150
  • Hours of Operation: Dark Theatre Hours though September 19:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 7:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Petterino's offers office catering, let us do all the work in making your next group lunch or dinner at work a hit! http://www.petterinos.com/store/catering.html
  • Private Party Facilities: Plan your next event where Chicago's liveliest people--theatre-goers, business execs, politicians, and other tastemakers--love to go: Petterino's! Its handsome private rooms are the perfect place for hosting holiday parties, as well as pre-theatre, corporate, and social receptions for parties from 20 to 350.

    Petterino's private vip entrance leads to exclusive, luxuriously decorated party rooms, where festivities include an unusually broad selection of cocktails and extensive wine list. Finish your event on a sweet note with a lavish, complimentary dessert table arrayed with colorful, scrumptious treats.

    Then contact our special-events team and they'll see to it that your next big function truly memorable.

    And remember! When you're looking for take-out foods for work or home, we can provide those, too!
  • Private Party Contact: Pamela Wilson (312) 422-0150
  • Entertainment: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE. Every Monday night from 7:30pm - 10:00pm, enjoy live performances from Chicago's very own talented stars.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Petterino’s Parties reflects a warm and sophisticated club-like atmosphere. We specialize in pre-theatre receptions, dinners, and more. Contact Pamela Wilson at pwilson@leye.com or fill out a party inquiry form here: http://www.petterinos.com/private-parties/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Randolph
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is complimentary for diners after 7:00 pm.
A word from Petterino's
Located in Chicago’s exciting theatre district, in the city’s “Loop” area, Petterino’s offers prime steaks, fresh seafood and classic specialties. Featuring a 1940’s style look, with original drawings of actors who have performed in Chicago, Petterino’s celebrates the Golden Age of Glamour and the Theatre while offering delicious cuisine with a full menu of favorites from tomato bisque soup to a shrimp de jonghe to fettuccine alberto.

Pre-theatre and after work specials are available daily. Petterino's location is ideal for business lunches as well as a break from shopping or touring in the nearby State Street and Millennium Park venues. Pre-theatre diners have the option of leaving their car with Petterino's while they attend the show and can then pick it up after the performance is completed.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Was disappointed when my Chicken Parmesan came out. It was pink inside and not fully cooke. When they took it back it took upwards of another 15 minutes to cook...meanwhile my wife was finished with her meal and we were almost late to a concert. The waitress was nice but did not come back often to refill our wine. I was overall disappointed with the evening and surprised that they didn't try and make it right by offering a dessert or a credit towards my dinner plate."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Good food, quick, not cloying service. Waiter was there when you needed him. Food was very good, (2nd time we've had dinner there). Atmosphere not great, but OK for what we wanted."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We took our son here for his 10th b-day dinner. We had a great time. Food and service was terrific. Our son had a wonderful time, loved the attention and the atmosphere. There is a very extensive menu that offered something for everyone. We were a bit scared when we walked in and saw that it was so fancy (white tablecloths and all). Since we were coming in out of the afternoon rain and were a bit soaked, we didn't feel like we should be there. The friendly staff put us at ease right away and made us feel very welcome. We will be back. Thank you for making our son's 10th b-day so special."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "too expensive for the small portions you receive. Server was pretty non-existent."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My guest must eat gluten free, and we were delighted with the choices available, carefully served. All gluten free, and all delicious."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Petterinos is a perfect choice for before or after the theatre. The food is delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Decided to see "Brigadoon" last minute at the Goodman with family. Was able to get reservations to dine at Petterino's - was seated right away, had a great waitress, supported by a fantastic wait staff. Food was delish - we ordered off a Prix Fixe menu, which included most of their menu favorites. It was so great, very festive ambiance, too. At a nearby table, a gleeful group of women were celebrating a birthday. They sang a rousing round of "Happy Birthday" and the entire restaurant applauded. Then came second and third rounds...I highly recommend Petterino's before theater - or any time for celebrations, happy business meetings, etc."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "What with surly service and mediocre food at high prices, this was probably our first and last visit. Petterino's is conveniently located right next to the Goodman theatre, in the same building, and seemed the perfect choice. We arrived a bit earlier than our reservation, and were told to wait here, then wait there, and basically made to feel most unwelcome. Our waitress was efficient but unpleasant; I think 22.95 for a piece of salmon sitting on a blob of steamed spinach seems like punishment for not being a meat-eater. A salad featuring avocado should have more than one skinny little slice, especially in the middle of avocado season. For dessert, the crust on the "special" cherry cobbler was tough, unpleasant and inedible."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "If you are going to the Goodman stop in at Petterino's afterwards for dinner. The crowd is vibrant and the service is very attentive. It is our go to spot on Sunday evenings after the matinee."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had tix to the matinee at the Goodman. We are usually reluctant to Drive into the city because of the high cost of parking. Cost conscious seniors, we also try to limit our meals at higher end eateries. Pettorinos Sunday brunch is only $15.95. Valet parking for brunch and theater is only $14! We had a wonderful Sunday experience in the city for a very reasonable price and I would highly recommend it, even if money is no object!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Never had a bad experience at Petterino's! It's got a GREAT vibe, very Chicago-date-night. Recommend the Windy City martini, the Midwestern Corn Chowder... honestly everything I've ever had there is great!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Good place prior to theater smack in the middle of theater district. Quality Lettuce restaurant and good service!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is our favorite spot for food and drinks. We live in Indiana and make it a destination for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The entire staff, up to and including the manager, were very gracious. The whitefish was delicious and the apple crostata amazing!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is not my first time here. I always come back. The service is beyond excellent and knowledgeable. I brought friends of mine that I only see once or twice a year and the whole afternoon was made very special by everyone there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I truly loved this restaurant. The food was superb. The Caesar salad, ribeye n raspberry-peach cobbler were excellent. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Petterino's is a GREAT FIND! My 3rd time enjoying their food, service and ambiance this year. It reminds me of how classy restaurant used to be before they tried to hide average food or service with gimmicks. Everything here is excellent."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Opens right into The Goodman Theater so very convenient for the show. Good food/. My scallops were just a tad salty for me but I had some pasta ordered by others and it was excellent. They will hold your doggie bags in a cooler for pickup after the show."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I was not overly impressed with Petterinos. I am (or was) a big fan of Maggianos and I don't feel it is of the same caliber. I thought the maitre d was poor. The tables were wide open on a Tues night. I had a reservation for 3 at 7:30 but arrived at 7:00 and there were only 2 of us. There were many booths open yet when he tried to sit us at a table he said the booths were for reservations. I didn't think quickly enough to say I HAD a reservation. The overall serivce was lacking - when there very attentive but there were large gaps in time when there was no servers. I had a train to catch, had ordered dessert and coffee and the dessert did not come out for at least 10+ mins. Coffee was mediocre at best. ( I love Mag. coffee)."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "As always, Petterino's turned out to be an excellent choice for a business lunch. Food was wonderful and service was prompt."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great food, clean, staff is very friendly and helpful. I've not been disappointed with any meal I've had here ..."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I had never been here before, so I had no expectations, however the food was delicious and the service was perfect. I enjoyed myself so much I am already planning my next visit."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "It took 25 minutes to get hamburger and short rib sandwiches-we had theatre tickets and are worried about time. The hamburger as very dry-and not too tasty and the short rib sandwich taste more like pulled pork and had an after taste. Thi is the first Lettuce restaurant I have ever found fault with on the food."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We arrived at 6p for our reservations for 4. We had theater tickets at 7:30p. Our server asked if we had tickets. Service was so slow that we had to package some of the food to make our seating. They knew from the jump that we had a reservation and tickets next door. This has never happened to us there before. Food was great but be sure to leave yourself enough time."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is a do not miss restaurant, the food, the service was all top notch."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Location, great service, good food and drink and valet parking! What more could you ask for?? My choice for pre-theater dining"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Thank you for taking such good care of our elderly aunt."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This place was a great find for a romantic dinner that won't break the bank! We were pleased with our meals, which were large portions, and ordered a delicious bottle of wine with dinner as well. The service was great and we will return soon!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and have enjoyed Petterino's for a long time, but our most recent experience left something to be desired. Not only was it dead on a Friday night, but they were out of the calamarie (possibly the best item on the menu) going into the weekend. Service was pretty terrible and felt as though we were being rushed out the door from the second we sat down. What we did eat was good, but the experience was doomed from the second we sat down."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the restaurant..good but not the one I would rush back to..."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Park your car, dine at the fabulous Petterino's where there's a nice variety from which to choose and the dishes are delicious. Exciting environment and fun wait staff. After dinner, walk out the door to your favorite performing arts center. Definitely a two-thumbs up place!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great job taking care of everyone before the performance. With grace and wit! Thanks"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Wednesday's are particularly busy for this very popular restaurant. I had great expectations for enjoying dinner before going to a 7:30 pm performance at a nearby theatre. Because of matinee performances on Wednesdays and after-work regulars, the crowd was quite large. Therefore, the service was only fair. The ladies restroom had a very long line, adding to the time constraints. I am very sorry to say that our experience at Petterino's for a before-theatre dinner on a Wednesday was very disappointing."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Wow does it get busy before a performance. We enjoyed a delicious dinner - highly recommend the macadamia nut crusted white fish! BUT the tables are close together and they packed us in - by 5:45 PM it was extremely loud. Hard to chat. Great food and the proximity to the shows is wonderful - great deal with parking in the city, too!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Restaurant is great for lunch and/or dinner! Atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. Wait staff is excellent and the food is delicious! Definitely recommend and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Bustling Sunday evening location attached to Goodman Theatre which was a perfect arrangement for us especially in the rain. Service was sporatic in the bar where we dined but prixe fix menu had plenty of choices and portions were generous. Short ribs were excellent."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I took my mom to Petterino's after seeing the Motown Musical at the Oriental Theater and I'm glad I did! The food was amazing! For appetizers we had calamari and crab cakes...very tasty! I had the short ribs and it was so tender and juicy! My mom had the roasted fish and she was delighted with the freshness and the taste!The service was excellent, the waiter was knowledgeable and very polite. I plan to go back soon!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Petterino's is a great place to dine before going to The Oriental. The food and service was very good. I will definitely go back again and I have already recommended to my friends."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • ".. I would expect from an upscale restaurant that obviously specializes in theater dining. Our waiter was slow in greeting us, with beverages orders and then wanted to have us skip the 'dessert cart presentation' so he could turn the table over. I felt he was haughty and arrogant and condescending. Since it is next door to the theater, I will probably return, but I would not take guests there again without assurances that the server would meet the rest of the standards of Petterino's."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We have dined here many, many times. We got a lovely table outside on the corner. Our server was great out of the gate however after we placed our order she was almost non existent. Other wait staff brought the salad, again another brought our dinner. She did stop by and ask "can "I" bring you anything else", funny.... We had to flag her down to get our check and then another server actually returned with our receipt. Maybe too many tables for one server? The food however, as always was wonderful. I had the newly added to the menu Veal Marsala and it was fork tender and wonderful. I hope they keep this item on their menu. My husband enjoyed his chicken parm as well."
    Dined on 8/2/2014