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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
  • "Disappointment for a lettuce entertain you restaurant. They Charge for any lil thing you ask for. Who doesn't have refills on ice tea & lemonade, I was charged 3.25 a glass..ridiculous. Had to order dbl gnocchi because portions very small & $47 WoW. Service average, 1 server in whole dining room. Waited 15 min past resv. For table even though was not busy. Will not go back nor will I recommend! Huge disappointment!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We went for the Monday evening cabaret and it was great. One warning: You have to ask for the free valet and for the special Monday 3 course menu. It isn't given to you. It was a bargain."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant primarily due to its proximity to a theatre we were at for a 2:00 pm show and wanted something within walking distance that offered a varied menu. What we saw on-line was very appealing and they could accommodate our group of four at the time we desired. This was a wedding gift for our friends who were recently married in a same-sex ceremony so we wanted to have an enjoyable experience as we did. Our server, DANIEL, was fabulous as were ALL of the wait staff. We could not have hoped for anything better. I wish there was one closer to where we live in the NW suburbs but we'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Perfect after theatre dinner. Delicious food and wonderful server."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Went with a group and had a great time. We were seated right on time. The food and especially the service were great. Would definitely recommend it and go there again"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Petterino's was kind eneough to extend our reservation by 15 minutes so we could dine there after seeing a matinee performance at The Goodman. This was very much appreciated. The homemade gnocchi is EXCELLENT?"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Ambience was lovely, but too noisy, barely able to hold a conversation. Expected above moderate prices and accepted same, but really - $6.00 for a baked potato? It was quite large, but who needs one that big. Would rather the potato and/or veggie be included in stated price - hate to be nickeled and dimed. Must say the medallions were wonderful."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The brunch on Sunday was GREAT! The only thing that could of been better was the coffee, very weak. It still was a great time....Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed my dinners at Petterino's & the lunch was delicious. Our server wasn't too good. We had to ask twice for a straw. When she gave us the bill it was completely wrong. We had the French dip & it was $14.95 Our bill said $32.95 each for 2 French dip sandwiches totaling to $72. She corrected the bill after we told her it was wrong but she should have caught that before handing us the bill."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food, but the best part was how accommodating the service was to theater patrons."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "A pleasant dining spot after a play, after court, or simply to meet up with friends. Plush furniture and low lights, pressed and friendly waiters."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Petterino's offers a wide variety of menu items to satisfy every palette. Be aware everything is ala carte so the tab runs up fairly quickly. On our recent visit we each had a steak, perfectly cooked & seared to seal in the wonderful flavor, Caesar salad was also delicious and the coffee was just right. Service was impeccable and friendly. I've never had a bad meal here, it's the perfect place to dine prior to The Goodman (entrance inside the restaurant right into the theatre), as well as the other theatres in close proximity. They do fill up fast prior to show times so it's best to make a reservation at least a couple of weeks prior to your desired date."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Petterino's is a classic. I've dined there many times and have always had a great meal. Whether you're looking for a dining experience or a quick bite in the bar the food and service are always top notch. The place is busy, especially on theater nights, yet the staff always treats you like you are special."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "...but they still were accommodating after a short wait (found a spot for us outside). We had to be at the theatre in a little over an hour, and our waiter made sure we had time to spare with his quick service. The skirt steak was very good, as was the corn chowder. This place is my first choice when we are going to the Goodman or The Oriental Theaters."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Always perfect before Goodman. Great server this time too,"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was mediocre and the service was fair. Way over priced."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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
  • "Petterino's has a very comfortable, supper club ambiance. It's in the heart of the downtown theater district, so it has celebrity sketches on the walls. It's great for before the theater. They make good cocktails. On this particular occasion I was disappointed in the Steak Diane (I've enjoyed it in the past). The meat was dry and arrived medium, not medium rare as ordered. I still considerate it a loop gem."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I had not been to Petterino's for 7 months and was originally expecting to meet a colleague for lunch there earlier this week and he canceled at the last minute. I was hungry and decided to dine alone outside. It was such a wonderful experience! The Irv Kupcinet salad (I added grilled steak) was as good as I remembered it and the restaurant has always made delicious Illy cappuccinos, and I enjoyed one of those as well. This is one of the nicest restaurants in the downtown area."
    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
  • " My party arrived and told the waiter that we had to eat immediately because we had to make a play. We had simple meals but had to wait around 25 minutes for our food. We ate quickly and left for the play. The manager did comp one meal which we appreciated but it was not an enjoyable lunch. The location is perfect for the area theaters but we were not happy with our experience."
    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 eat there on a regular basis before going to the Goodman. The noise level is so high it is difficult to converse."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was good and the level of service was great as well. My only compliant was the host. I was waiting for my whole party to arrive and he was very rude when I checked in. I noticed other parties being seated without their complete party but he refused. His attitude was rather surprising due to the fact that our waitress was excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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