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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: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 7:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, 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
  • "The food was o.k. and the service was fine, but the noise level was terrible."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "With a reservation, we still had to wait. Service was very slow, although, we mentioned that we had theater tickets. One meal had to be sent back, causing another delay. I enjoy Wildfire, DePascara, Shaws and various other Lettuce restaurants, this dinner did not measure up to the high standards set by Lettuce."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I did really like the restaurant , however, my order was mixed up and waitress did not put in the order which I wanted. I had ordered the spinach gnocchi with chicken sausage and instead I got potato gnocchi . I asked the waitress if what I ate was what I ordered . She realized she made a mistake and offered to get me the correct meal. I I made the mistake of eating it before saying anything. Oh well next time I will learn"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were seated right by the kitchen door. It was a little noisy. Food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The chopped salad was excellent. However, when I pay for steak to be added, I would like to taste it. Cut into five itty bitty strips. Hardly able to touch your taste buds. It was so noisy, I heard the two conversations to the Right and left of me and I was unable to hear one word my companion said! Return, never! It's just a convenience for the show goers."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Nice to entertain clients and friends over a casual or fast lunch."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "If you want good food, great service, to share with good friends and family, then run, don't walk, run to Peterino's. It's the bomb!!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great loop location for dinner before a downtown theatre show. I sometimes have a business lunch there, and it is unhurried and good food and service at lunch, but it's a great venue for dining before a show: wait staff knows how to time the meal, and have you at your theatre on time. The 3 course fixe prix menu is a good choice."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had 12:30 brunch reservations for 3 people prior to 2:00 theater. After several contacts with the manager and server, we did not receive our omelets until 1:45, which was 1 hour and 15 minutes after we sat down. The manager apologized and picked up our check. We tipped the waitress. There was no time for the included dessert or for coffee. This was an unpleasant and disappointing experience. I will warn others about a pre-theater meal at Petterino's."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Looked for a different place to eat before theater matinee and, for any day of the week and within walking distance, Petterino's can't be beat."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was amazing but, as with so many urban restaurants, the tables were so close that there was little if no elbow room and I could hear the conversations at the surrounding tables better than the one at my own. I wish it felt a little more intimate."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have dined at Petterino's often before attending a Sunday matinee at the Goodman Theater. My last visit was not typical and very disappointing. Our food arrived forty-minutes after the order was placed. Everyone who arrived after us received their meals. The waitress was somewhat aware, but not all that concerned. Once the food arrived the salmon and asparagus omelet lacked any asparagus. At that point we weren't sending the food back. After we finished our meals, our meals showed up a second time! A very odd brunch experience indeed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My niece and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner before seeing The Last Ship. It was a perfect iconic spot for pre theater dining. As we waited for our food we scanned the walls trying to guess all the celebrity drawings on the walls. We had great diners on either side of us so striking up conversations with them was terrific. Finding out where everyone was from and what shows they were off to see was a pleasure."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I would highly recommend Petterino's. First of all, they were very accommodating. We booked a 4:30pm reservation, but at intermission realized that the musical was going to be done at 4:30. Even though the Resturant was just a couple of blocks away, I knew we would be a few minutes late. I immediately call the Resturant and they said no worries and to take our time and they would accommodate us. We arrived at 4:40 and they immediately seated us. From there the dining experience was fantastic! Great menu, excellent wine selection and awesome service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I made reservations for your restaurant hoping for an out of the ordinary dining experience for my sister who doesn't often get to the city. I thought the menu options would be better. I didn't expect to have a club sandwich or a hamburger at such a nice restaurant. The food was good but I don't think I'll be visiting again any time soon. The service was outstanding, that I will say. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had reservations for two individuals. However, parties of 4 who did not have reservations who came after us got priority because the hostess who was unable to look at us in the face when speaking advised they have more priority than us. We finally got seated after waiting 15 minutes, but two people walked in off the street and took our table, and the hostess was unable to tell them they couldn't sit there. We finally got a seat - people who came in after us were already eating their salads and enjoying their drinks. Definitely not a place I would return to. Tried to contact a manager to no availl."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great food and outdoor atmosphere at a reasonable price! Lobster roll is the fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Three of us did the pre fix menu and found the selection was good and tasty. Nice portions . We alleged noted our food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food and service very good. Only negative was the temperature in the restaurant. It was too chilly to eat outside & almost too chilly to eat inside. We asked to have the temperature changed, but it never happened."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Petterino's is pretty much my 'go to' place when dining with people I don't know. In this case, we were a party of 6 and I didn't know 4 of us. Drinks were good, although delivered sloooowly. Most of us had salads, they were fine. The tomato bisque was, as ever, wonderful. Those who got large entrees were clearly happy with what they had. We did not order dessert or wine. The wine list is pretty insipid, although the cocktails are quite fine. We arrived as the first wave of theater crowd was leaving and left as the post-show crowd arrived, which meant relaxed but still good service and a quiet room. It is a romantic comfortable place, but also good for business dinners."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Can't beat Petterino's for that Chicago experience."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I really liked the atmosphere and the food. Great for a night at theatre. The server was excellent and the sweet cornbread was great"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Came to celebrate a birthday and go to a show. Service and food were great. Waiters really hustled and worked hard. Nice touch with a special dessert for the birthday celebration. Great way to prepare for a show."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Made a Tuesday night reservation after The Last Ship production. Valet parked and checked on before, but it ran late. Arrived at 10:20, but we were seated as the placing was clearing, and they gave us the whole menu, wonderful service, and a birthday desert."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Everything was terrific and exactly as we ordered. Great variety of foods and wonderful service."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The perfect place to enjoy good food and good service with valet parking by 3 theaters in the heart of downtown Chicago."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had the best server at our meal. She was kind and attentive and knew every dish. We purchased a cocktail we didn't like and she brought us another choice with out a fuss. I had shrimp cocktail and a salad. The dressings are very good both the Louis and the Lorenzo. The bathroom needed to be cleaned up. It is not ok to come in and find empty paper rolls, tissues on the ground etc. And it was not a busy night. I told the front desk person and she looked shocked that I was telling her. All and all I really do like Pettrino's a fun tasty place to depend on when in the loop"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Prior to 2 PM matinee show at the Oriental theater we decided to go to Pettrinos. There's a convenient valet parking for the lunch and the show. Service was great food was excellent and we sat outside on a nice warm day. Lobster roll and the crabcakes were excellent. Walk to the theater in our car was ready and waiting for us after the show."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Met a friend for lunch. Had a salad with Kale and it was great. They have great bread too. It was very crowded when we got there but cleared out a little later. My friend had the lunch special mushroom lasgna and it looked great."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Always good for after Goodman's matinees. And on other theatre days/nights"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "I went to Petterino's on a Sundsay afternoon with friends after we had seen a show at the Civic Opera House. When we arrived there was a bit of lull, so it was easy to talk. After other shows ended and more people arrived, it was much harder to continue our conversation without shouting. Food was nice, service was great. We asked about some of the caricature drawings on the walls and our server quite happily got the "key" for us and let us take a look."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We made reservations for AFTER a matinee performance so we weren't in a hurry. The servers were in full "get-you-to-the-theatre-on-time" mode. We should have communicated that because we were in and out before we knew it and would really have liked to go a little slower. We got our entrees while we were still having our apps. The food was excellent though! Great outdoor seating."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I were visiting Chicago to celebrate of 35th anniversary. We asked a cabbie for a recommendation and Petterino's was his first choice. He nailed it! The food and service was spectacular. The wait staff was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have always liked this place. The food is always good. If you are going to the theater they always get you out in time without being rushed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good place before the theater. Lots of variety on the menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. They take care of you no matter how busy it is."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We dined here after a matinee show and had reservations at 7:30. It was busy with the before show dinner crowd, but we were seated by 7:45 , and it cleared out pretty quickly. Excellent service, STRONG cosmos, excellent food! We did the prefixe menu and thought it was a great deal! Nice ambience and outdoor seating available as well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "So much fun to combine a Petterino's dining experience with Broadway in Chicago event. Took my daughter and tried their specials. Nostalgic trying to identify who were in the caricatures. Yum."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We normally LOVE to eat here and there just was nothing right about this visit except the hostess, who was lovely. Our server was inattentive, and seemed to just barely tolerate us. The lettuce on our chicken caesar salads was browned and looked left over from previous evening. In addition, it was not chilled at all, in fact felt warm. The chicken was also quite tough. Being Goodman subscribers, we eat here often, and we are talking about looking for a new place for our next performance."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went for a pre-theater birthday celebration. Restaurant was both noisy and crowded. Service was fair at best. The waiter clearly was covering too many tables, all of which ordered at the same time. By the time we received our meal, we had to rush through our dinner. The food was a disappointment. My husband's steak was okay but my scallops were over-salted. I mentioned it was a special birthday celebration when making the reservation, but this was not acknowledged in any way by the restaurant. Wouldn't go back even though it is convenient to the theater."
    Dined on 6/19/2014