my visitI went to west side story before and spent agreat dinner with my daughter6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food was deliciousAs always, the food was delicious and the service is prompt so as to get the patrons out on time for the theatre!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect for a pre show dinnerExcellent location for dinner before a show. We ate at 5:30 and had no problem getting to our show on time. They also had no problem giving us separate checks for our group of 5 women. Chicken pot pie was actually more like chicken a la king but good.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a pre-Theatre dinnerGreat for a pre-Theatre dinner in the Theatre District.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-theater dinnerWe were seated efficiently in a comfortable booth in the main dining room which our preference versus the energetic (noisey) bar area. Our waiter was professional, attentive yet reserved (no superficial chatter that so many waitstaff feel compelled to have customers these days). The food was excellent, perfectly prepared. There was not even a minor misstep. Petterino's is frequently our pick when we have theater plans but also when we have family or friends in town. Great for lunch or dinner.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice before theater mealA classic restaurant for a before-theater meal. The server knew of our theater recommendations and served in a timely fashion but with little time to spare. Blackened scallops were quite nice though salty. Husband's steak Diane was acceptable though not special. There is nothing extra special about this restaurant, but it was not extra high in price either.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-theater diningI went here with a friend before a 7:30 show on a Tuesday. The place was packed, I assume with other theater-goers as it cleared out just after 7pm. We were seated without menus, perhaps due to the crowd, but our waitress was great and we made it to our show with time to spare. It's a perfect spot to go before heading to the theater, or if you aren't going to a show I imagine it would be a nice quiet night out on a weeknight.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchWe have been to Petterino's many times and always enjoy the restaurant and food. My husband had the eggs benedict with crab cakes which were outstanding. A come back place6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday DelightWe stopped here before going to a matinee of Book of Mormon. The lunch menu was reasonable and our crab cake eggs benedict were very good. The place was surprisingly not crowded, the service was stellar and our mood was great. Try it.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTheatre plansPetterino's is good food where they are aware of your theatre schedule, allowing you to enjoy your dinner without being late or rushed to the performance.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss Monday's at Petterino's!In addition to fabulous food and flawless service, Petterino's offers one of Chicago's most delightful entertainment events with Monday Night Live, an impromptu musical showcase featuring talent from top theatrical and musical acts...and it’s free! Some say it’s the best Monday-night entertainment choice in Chicago. The schedule varies, so call in advance, but don't miss it.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food attentive serviceIt was our first time at the restaurant. We chose it because it was near the theater. We were pleased that it ended up being a very good choice. The menu had a good variety of choices. I had the blackened scallops and it was extremely good. The service was very attentive. The food arrived quickly and at the right temperature and the wait staff was very attentive at refilling water glasses.
The tables were a bit close together so it was not really a romantic, quiet spot but the food and service was very good so we would definitely return.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMfit foodA great choice for brunch. Was very happy to find food on the menu that was not only refreshingly fresh but also healthy. The friends with me that were less concerned with calories were also pleasantly pleased with multiple selections.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecialWe knew Petterinos' would be good, but it even exceeded our expectations! It was fabulous!! We like to try different restaurants when we go to Chicago but have decided we will repeat our dinner at Petterino's often!! It was a very special anniversary for us and we couldn't have chosen a better place! Thank you for maintaining such high quality over the years!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMObviously very convenientObviously very convenient for pre-theater dining at the Goodman. Very good food.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience - both food and service. The Fritzel salad before entrees is unique and better than any 'side' salad I've ever had. Celebrating my friends birthday, our server, Jayson, brought a surprise piece of decadent chocolate cake with sauce for dessert. For a nice meal in the Loop, or a bite before or after a show, Petterino's is tops!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor dining. I loveGreat outdoor dining. I love the Shrimp Louie salad. Waiter was perfect5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodI had their Crusted White Fish and it was done just right. My wife had Salmon patties and they were very tasty. We enjoyed our meals before going to Goodman's Theatre.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJust the place....Petterino's is a great place for pre or post theater drinks, meals, etc. The ambience ans service are terrific and the fare excellent. It's great that they offer different sized portions and have sizable selection of appetizers, soups, salads for something light.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM1st ExperienceWow what can I say it was everything I expected nice lighting not jam packed nice place to go for dinner with good friends and wellworth it...loved the caricatures on the wall what a nice touch really made me feel. As if I was somewhere classic . Would definitelyrecommend and I certainly will be returning.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMpre-race fill-upMy wife and I come here the night before she runs the Soldier Field 10 mile race. She likes the pasta choices; I like the menu variety. WE both like the excellent quality of the food.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTheatre DinnerWe dined at Petterino's before seeing "The Book of Mormon". The service was great. We both had the prixe fixe menu and the scallops and Homer's ice cream (yum). This is our destination before the theatre!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBusy, energetic restaurant..Busy, energetic restaurant.. ..good food and friendly, pleasant service in a warm atmosphere - dependably fast for the before/after theater crowd.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDeee...licious!Great food with many options....hard to choose! Excellent service with a charming waiter.... great environment...can't wait to go again!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for lunch. TheGreat place for lunch. The chicken pot pie is delicious.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodAlways good food, service. Great waiter. Good bussing.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableWe had one person in our group who had not been to this restaurant and found it very enjoyable. He particularly enjoyed the gnocchi he ordered. He is a vegetarian and liked the menu choices. I liked the restaurant and would recommend to anyone dining in the loop.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been there twice forI have been there twice for Mother's Day...The people are nice and polite. Food is hot and tasty. They know how to treat their customers!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeThis was my second visit at Petterino's and I really enjoy the service and the food there. My sister and I took my mom there for Mother's Day and she really enjoyed her food and service. I also enjoyed the fact that they gave Mother's Day card to all the moms in the restaurant. I would recommend this place to anyone that is looking for good food and great service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayWhat a great spot for a Mothers Day dinner. Food was very good maybe even great and the service was definitely great. Gave each mother a Mothers Day card with an offer for $25 off the next meal. What a nice touch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Great Dining Experience!This is a great place to dine when in the theater district of Chicago. Food and service are always great. Valet parking is also a plus because you can dine and pick your car up after the theater for a fee of $14.00 - which is a great rate for downtown Chicago parking. Tomato Bisque soup is always a pleaser, and I am partial to the Irv Kupcinet Salad!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous location to enjoyFabulous location to enjoy before going to see a play. Service definitely with a smile and food was wonderful5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat?Great overall experience. My 2nd time there pre-theater orchestra. Love it and will be back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place to eat before theGood place to eat before the show. Conveniently located close to the downtown theatres. Would recommend it.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTheater DistrictOne of the few choices near to the major theaters and also connected to Goodman which makes it a good choice for pre and post dining. Food and service are good. Was even nicer when there was free parking with brunch on Sundays.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMApres theatrePetterino's is right in the heart of Chicago's Theater District, and obviously a favorite haunt of dramaphiles. The food was excellent, the waitstaff impeccable, and the atmosphere comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone, but would suggest making reservations if planning to dine on a theater night.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPost Matinee DinnerService was great/very attentive. They were very prompt and did not rush us at all. Server was very friendly/helpful, didn't push additional menu items on us or up sell us. Lots of menu items ranging from light to heavy.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing mealThe wait staff was great. The food made to perfection5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood not as good as it hasFood not as good as it has been in the past. I'll go back, just be more careful with my selections.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful eveningI booked this restaurant with Open Table site unseen. I was pleasantly surprised. Great restaurant, authentic Chicago atmosphere. Food was wonderful. Great service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA gemGreat for pre theater dining! Tables are very close together . . .5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCollege Graduation CelebrationThe experience was great! I was able to change my reservation at the last minute and was still accommodated. Our reservation was at 8:30pm on a Friday night so we missed the theater crowd which was good. The service was excellent and they gave my husband a free dessert as part of the graduation festivities. I wish I could remember our server's name because he was great. He played the guessing game with us for the famous people on the wall. Our food was great, timely and we were there a little less than 2 hours. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a favoriteThis is my favorite place to go before the theater. Quick walk to the Oriental or the Cadillac Palace and great food.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love Petterino's beforeAlways love Petterino's before the Wednesday Matinee. Food is always delicious and waitstaff is attentive. I've never been disappointed.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food at a relativelyGood food at a relatively fair price. Great location for pre-theater dining.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner & PlayThis is a great place to go before a play. The menu has changed since our last visit, and the changes are good (old menu was good too). There are still some items that made the cut to the new menu. We do miss the roasted corn side dish. Looking forward to our next dinner and play. Kudos for the valet service.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome servicePetterino's believes in customer service. From valet personnel, host & hostess greeting/seating to servers, guests are made to feel welcome. For the early dinner rush for theater-goers, every table is full, but the staff deals with it pleasantly and professionally. When we have tickets for productions at the Cadillac or Oriental, it is our first and only choice for dinner!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything ordered was delicious.Everything ordered was delicious. The wait staff rushed us a bit, attempting to clear the table before we were done which is annoying. However, overall, we had a great meal. The location is within walking distance of three major theaters, so this is a great pre or post performance spot. If you are planning dinner before the theater, make reservations as it gets crowded.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe stayed until nearly closingWe stayed until nearly closing time, but Danny was a very attentive and pleasant server throughout.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined here before andI have dined here before and the food is always terrific and the sevice is excellent. I mentioned to our waiter that it was my friend's birthday and he brought her a slice of cake with a candle on it. She was quite thrilled. It is little things that make a big difference.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM