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Petterino's
Petterino's

Petterino's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.petterinos.com
  • Email: leye.petterinos@gmail.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
  • "My credit charge was billed for my table and the table next to me. At the restaurant, I was told it would be corrected immediately. It wasn't. When I called to correct the error, I was told to call back. If I persist, I think the restaurant will fix this."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 11:45 on Sunday, April 13. I arrived at 11:35 and was promptly seated by a friendly hostess. Our waitress was friendly and recommended several drinks. My friend had the Bloody Mary and she thought it was one of the best she'd ever had. I had the Strawberry Bellini and I enjoyed it. We ordered the pancakes and the corned beef hash and shared. Both were exceptional in quality and quantity. Neither one of us could finish our food. For Sunday brunch you also get free miniature desserts so we saved room for a couple small treats. The tiramisu was delightful although it didn't have any lady finger cookies. My friend had the chocolate pudding with whipped cream. It was scrumptious! I will return in the future."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Family and friends decided to dine at Petterino's prior to attending our show at the Chicago Theatre. Conveniently located 1 block from the theatre. Service was excellent. We were not rushed, enjoyed our meals and dessert. Staff was very professional and food was excellent. We enjoyed the Salmon, Skirt Steak, Scallops and Ravioli . . . all good! Be sure to try the corn chowder with corn bread! We will definitely dine at Petterino's again when downtown."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I ordered a shrimp pasta dish and it was tooooooooo salty. Had to return it for a shrimp cocktail. Needless to say, I left hungry with a hefty bill. The waitress was good but somewhat distracted. Had to issue a reminder for lemons, received the replacement dish without dinnerware or flatware, had to ask for it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Always a joy to come here. I look forward to the food and ambiance every time I make a reservation."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "After an afternoon play at the Goodman we always enjoy Petterinos. The cocktails at the bar are great and the service and food for dinner are always wonderful."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Spent a romantic weekend downtown Petterino's helped make it a success"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. We had a 5:30 pm reservation and were done just in time for the 8 pm Goodman play next door. It was a bit slow but worth it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Happened to be downtown for a meeting and chose Petterino's for lunch. Service was efficient, food was tasty with several non-meat options for a Lenten Friday. Great choice - would go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Never had I had such a bad dining experience. The reservation is for 5:45 p.m. and its my 40th birthday but the only table that the restaurant will seat my party at is directly next to the front door that's in a hallway. All the food was over-salted and the wait staff treated my party as if we were wasting their time. Never will I eat here again nor at any other Leye operated restaurants. Unbelievably awful experience which ruined a milestone event."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent choice pre-theater. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere at Petterinos and we were treated like royalty. Food and drinks were fantastic and the service was impeccable. Will be returning regularly."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our party of 9 had a wonderful, fun evening! Food was terrific, staff very accommodating, prices reasonable and an overall memorable dinner"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I bring my family to dine with you and view wildlife with the Goodman. Great double play combo!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I was pleased to have dinner Friday evening and not feel like I was rushed. The Kupcinet salad was good. The fish was cooked to perfection. We had calamari as an appetizer,which was cooked well.there was an ample portion. Our waiter was attentive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was the first "real" date night for my wife and I since our daughter was born - what a treat it was. After taking one of the gangster bus tours (about a 1-mile walk), we arrived early for our reservations, which allowed us time for a drink at the bar which was a fun and romantic atmosphere. They were able to accommodate and got us a table earlier than expected. The drinks were great, food excellent and service all around was phenomenal. My wife and I both agreed that we would come back in a heartbeat. To top off a great night, our server treated us with a complimentary slice of chocolate cake with a scoop of ice cream. Overall, I would rate our visit/experience a +10/10"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My sisters and I wanted to enjoy a nice meal before seeing a play. We wanted to budget accordingly for our big outing, so it was nice to find a restaurant with a prixe fixe menu. There was a very nice selection of apps from which to choose - I had the crab cake on a bed of corn relish, and it was outstanding! For my entree, I decided on the horseradish crusted whitefish. Our server was kind enough to offer a different side dish for that (I'm not a brussel sprout fan), and I had butternut squash. Absolutely delicious! By the time dessert rolled around, I was lucky to have a little room left for the chocolate mousse cake, and it did not disappoint. We will definitely dine at Petterino's again!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Wait staff is fantastic! If you're attending The Goodman, I would recommend reservations or take advantage of the "5 for 5" happy hour at the bar."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I really like Petterino's wine flight and their fixed price pre-theatre dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Petterino's is a good place to eat, but the staff sometimes thinks it's a great place and expects you to feel the same. Get past that slight attitude issue and this is a great choice for a business lunch (if you can get a booth instead of a banquette), pre-theater or a dinner. The entrees are uniformly good, service is almost always attentive and the prices are reasonable. Catch them on a good day, though. When the restaurant is crowded, it can be a bit of a zoo and the noise level can be unbearable."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Foodies will appreciate the HOME MADE pasta and gnocchi. Our server was absolutely tops."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very fine food, not pricey for the quality. A bit on the loud side, but if you have time and appetite, it's well worth it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great location for pre-Goodman dining, and the menu is varied and tasty. Sometimes the noise level is high enough to make it difficult to hear dining companions."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was delish and service was great, even during busy lunch hour. We went a little later to avoid most of the crowds. They threw in free dessert, which was yummy."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "After several unsuccessful attempts to get a reservation, we finally succeeded, albeit for lunch. We now know why it's so popular, especially for Goodman theatre goers. Food is very good, and the atmosphere is really comfortable and pleasant. If you have leftovers, the restaurant will hold them for you until after the performance. Really only downside (other than trying to get a reservation!) is that it is very noisy."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We have been here several times, usually before the theater, and always love it. This time not so much. Service was a bit spotty, I think maybe we had a new waiter, who seemed to be all over the place, except at our table. Not that we needed anything, but usually they check in w/you, ya know? Saw him once, and then got the check. Oh, and I ordered a second glass of wine, but he brought me a Dewars and soda, my pre-eating drink. No big deal, I guess. Spaghetti and meatballs have really a-spicy meataballs, so just an FYI. Still love this place and the Sardi's like feel to it, will continue to go there. Oh, and the bread is so freaking good, and the soups outstanding. Still highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Picked restaurant for its convenience to the Goodman Theater and had a wonderful dinner. Excellent service, too."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant several times and have never been impressed. The ambiance is nice enough, but this is Lettuce Entertain You at its most mediocre. The service was inattentive, and the food is forgettable at best. I will, however, definitely remember that my chicken club sandwich had only 2-3 ounces of chicken. You can get a better sandwich almost anywhere else, including the McDonald's across the street. Other than its very convenient location in the theater district, there is virtually nothing to recommend Petterino's."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Get the Seafood Louis Salad! Delicious - filling but light enough to be perfect before seeing a show at one of the many theaters in the area. The 'mini' dessert cart is a terrific way to top off your meal. Service was quick, professional, and my water glass was never empty (my pet peeve)."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had a business dinner and meeting at Petterino's on Monday night, 3/31/14. Excellent service and attentive, savvy staff. Food was great and delivered to our tables very quickly after ordering. I always recommend Lettuce Entertain You restaurants to friends and colleagues and pretty much dine at them exclusively whenever I am in Chicago. The food and service and overall quality is always outstanding and the restaurants are very well managed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Petterino's never disappoints. The service is great and the place is always buzzing. Nice atmosphere and great service. Good place for dinner before going to the Goodman Theater. Their tomato bisque soup is a great way to start your meal."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I always appreciate having things done without me asking for them and Petterino's produces! The gnocchi was great, the coffee was hot, aromatic and tasty! Skipped appetizers and had dessert...highly recommend the dessert! Vanessa, our wait person, was fantastic, friendly and made the experience very pleasurable! Great place to go before or after any theater production!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great bar, food well conceived and prepared, disappointed that old favs are gone."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My sister and I took my parents (late 60s) to Petterino's before a show on Sunday. Our server was extremely rude, blunt and unaccommodating. We were looking to enjoy our brunch as a family. Unfortunately, we were treated so poorly that it spoiled our afternoon. We were not looking for the best service we've ever had, but we certainly did not want to be treated like second class citizens. We will definitely not be returning."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great food, friendly service, convenient to theatre in Chicago."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I went to Petterino's with my adult son who has special needs and a young couple. The first time we went for Sunday brunch before a show. This time we made the trip before visiting the museum. My son loves the caricatures of all the famous people. He also loves brunch, and food that looks familiar to him. I have to say both times the food was delicious when we went. On one occasion we were walk ins and sat at the bar and, had quick service before a theater show. I loved the lemon ricotta pancakes. Mmmm. This time we went for Saturday lunch, and it was marvelous again. Loved the Lemon Meringue pie in fact never tasted a pie as good as that. I had the white fish which was perfect. The restaurant exceeded our expectations both times."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "highly recommend for pre-theater - service great, food excellent, nice prix-fixe offering and walk to any theater. lovely atmosphere, good wine list and loved our entrees."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good for theatre dining due to proximity. Good food and service, however noise level was very high, tables were crammed together, and the temperature was stifling!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food service was slow and we had to ask for a bread basket. Also food was served cold, steak diane, ugh!! Had to send back to the kitchen for rewarming. Who eats COLD steak diane. Did not seem to affect the waiter. He offered nothing in return. Food was bery plain and unappealing. Could they not give a side of vegetables or offer a potato with their entree?? The price fix menu was way too costly. It would be cheaper to order separately."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "a wonderful menu with delicious options, and outstanding service. perfect spot for an upscale date night."
    Dined on 3/28/2014