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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
  • "I have dined at Petterino's for years with clients. I explained we had a 730 show up front. Server was horrible. My clients never received their dessert. They have to packet to go. I asked to see the manager who did nothing. We were altogether on time and one of the first tables to be seated. It took an hour for us to get our food. Only after complaining four times. There was no sense of urgency of the waiters part. My clients pasta was so dry she had to ask for more sauce. My clients kept apologizing to me saying it's okay don't worry. I will never dine at petterinos again"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "PLEASE, it's 2014...so where's the vegetarian options, other than pasta, sides & salads? VEGGIE BURGERS...even turkey burgers. ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE WINES? Highly recommend LIVE A LITTLE, S. African wine. The fish items are outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Excellent selection and everything is cooked well. Great for business lunches or for pre-theater dining. The only problem is that the wait staff should remind people that it is an LEYE restaurant so you don't forget to use your Lettuce Entertain You card to get points."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is our third time going to Petterino's and each time we try something different on the menu. Amazing food. Haven't had a bad meal or bad service yet."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very good service and delicious food. Close to the theater and accessible to,transportation ."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I have been going and taking groups of people to Petterino's for many years for a pre-matinee lunch. It is so conveniently located to the theatres. Mention you are attending the theatre and they will work hard to get you out in time. Reservations are really a must if you want to dine at a specific time. Good variety of entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts, etc."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "When attending a show in the theatre district the location is tremendous. The brunch used to be better both in offerings and the dessert cart. During the week there are some nice lunch specials otherwise they are expensive. Your server is the luck of the draw, everything that needed to be covered was but this experience was lacking in the personal touch. I'm glad this was not our first experience there."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We enjoy brunch at Petterino's prior to attending a Sunday matinee at the Goodman Theatre. Our experience has been consistently excellent, with the staff professional in all respects."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "enjoyed sitting outside and people watching. the service was great and so was the food"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Two friends and I had lunch on Saturday. The service was terrible. We were seated at 12:15, the time of our reservations, and we did not get our food until 1:10. The waiter basically ignored us throughout our visit. The food was good, but although I have eaten at Petterino's many times in the past, I will be reluctant to return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Made reservation for lunch before a Goodman Theater matinee. A beautiful Saturday in Chicago the outdoor seating made people watching so much fun. My lunch was served quickly and I was not rushed to leave. I had the chicken club sandwich with crisp bacon and tasty ham. The Riesling wasn't too sweet but great on a summer day. Good stop before or after the theater."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We get to Chicago only occasionally, usually to see a play. Saturday, we were there to see "Brigadoon!" The dining experience at Petterino's makes the occasion so very special. The ambiance, the service, the waiters/waitresses, all combine with the food choices/specialties to make it a real dining experience. So appreciative of the efforts to make it so. Thank you! I also appreciate receiving the email the day before, confirming our reservation. An added bonus."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We finally took the time to make reservations at Petterino's before a show at the Goodman, and we were not disappointed. Our server was fabulous and the food was delicious. There were 4 in our party and we had, the halibut special, steak diane, chicken schnitzel, and chicken pot pie. The peppermint ice-cream for dessert was enough for all four of us to share! Amazing how the place cleared out as showtime approached. Certainly a restaurant that we'd consider again, especially after finding out that it is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My guest and i had been wanting to go to Petterino's for sometime but could never get reservations for dinner so we gave up and tried Lunch. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated right away. The host was very accommodating.However, we sat for 5 to 10 minutes without being acknowledged by our waiter. When we finally were approached by our waiter we were not given the specials of the day but since we had so long to look over the menu we ordered right away. My guest ordered the crispy chicken salad, which was raved about. i ordered the chicken club sandwich and it was alright but not excellent. We were not asked by our waiter if we need more drinks or if we needed anything else. We were intending to indulge but didn't have the chance too"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food and service never disappoint. The staff is welcoming and the food is superb."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We were definitely excited to attend the showing of Motown the Musical. We were pleasantly surprised with our preshow dinner. Petterino's was an excellent choice! Although the place was crowded with theater goers, the staff handled it with ease. The food was delicious and the service was awesome (thanks Daniel!)! I would definitely go back and recommend to all whose reading this review."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great for pre theater dining, they're pros at getting you in and out on time, without feeling rushed. Everyone in our group had the prix fix meal, and we all really liked it. It's a great deal. On a side note, their cocktails are top notch."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Best buy for your buck. Good food, lots of fun and great entertainment. Always a fun time on Mondays from 7 till whenever."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "A great spot for a business lunch. Varied menu. Food well prepared. Service is very attentive."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Being a Lettuce Entertain You place one would expect quality food. Not here. Tolerable for the convenient location when attending Goodman Theatre"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed lunch outdoors. Our service was outstanding. Food was great. Would definitely recommend and return."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 6 people and realized when we arrived for our reservation our group was 8! My mistake, but the host was able to quickly correct my error (even though they were booked). After being seated, we had an excellent waiter, Daniel S. He was fabulous and he really enhanced the whole experience. Petterino's is centrally located in the theater district which made it the perfect restaurant destination for our luncheon prior to our play at the Oriental Theater."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Always have a great experience at Petterino's. It's a "Special Occasion" place for us."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We discovered this restaurant many years ago in the Chicago theater district and try to visit when we are going to be attending a play. The food is very good, but nothing too fancy. The service is outstanding. We recently had lunch there before attending a matinee performance and the restaurant staff offered to hold our leftovers for pick up after the show. The restaurant has a very classic 40's -50's style decor with numerous caricatures of famous actors and celebrities on the walls."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had a reservation at 7:30 pm and we're seated just as the crowd was leaving for their evening shows...perfect! The only downside is that, although mostly empty the hostess sat a couple with a crying child just behind our romantic ( for my birthday) booth:/ (I saw the mom request that table, so no fault of the restaurant). Our waiter was wonderful, the food was great and we enjoyed ourselves anyway!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had the mussels previously and they were delicious with a sauce that was so good, I took it home. This Thursday the mussels were good but the sauce was too garlicky and did not compare with the last order."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was o.k. and the service was fine, but the noise level was terrible."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " The price and quality make an excellent choice for lunch and the theatre being next door make two reasons to choose Petterino's."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Petterino's was outstanding! Our waiter was charming and attentive. It was my birthday and we just loved the food and service and will return soon! We had plenty of time before the theatre performance next door at the Goodman> Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 made the mistake of dining al fresco with the homeless panhandling us and the other diners. The food was tasteless and the service slow. We allowed 2 hours prior to the theatre and we still had to sprint down the block to make it on time. Since we had been looking forward to a rare evening out, the whole experience at Petterino's was disappointing."
    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
  • "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