Petterino's
Petterino's

Petterino's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.petterinos.com/
  • Phone: (312) 422-0150
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dark Theatre Hours though September 19:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 7:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 3124220150x
  • Entertainment: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE. Every Monday night from 7:30pm - 10:00pm, enjoy live performances from Chicago's very own talented stars.
  • Special Events: 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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Petterino's reviews from OpenTable diners
374 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (151)great for lunch (123)neighborhood gem (106)good for groups (102)fit for foodies (90)romantic (58)vibrant bar scene (57)hot spot (55)great for outdoor dining (55)great for brunch (50)notable wine list (39)late-night find (26)kid-friendly (16)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Fabulous; Friendly & Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Delectable food, superb service & great location with valet parking while attending the Christmas Carol @ the Goodman. Not only was it a perk to valet park for a reasonable rate, but considering the below freezing temperatures in Chicago, the convenience of going from table to theatre without re-entering the outside environment was great. We look forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petterino's is always a hit!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Petterino's is our favorite loop theater district dining spot. We often enjoy dinner in the bar but on this visit went for the theater special menu and had a wonderful dinner with nice leftovers for the next day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food, service and ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I cannot say enough about our visit. The décor is classy, intimate and fun with hundreds of caricatures framed throughout the restaurant. We sat and tried to guess all the celebrities and the server even brought us a cheat book so we could see who each character really was. Started the meal with deliciously fresh crab cakes. I had the Steak Diane with a delicious mushroom sauce and a parmesan crust. The steak was cooked to perfection and as tender as can be. My spouse had the gnocchi in a creamy vodka sauce and we very pleased. Overall, our visit was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just love Petterinos
    TwilaDawn
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We have just moved downtown, and really enjoyed the food, which can sometimes be difficult for me since I'm gluten free. They have a very nice gluten free menu with many options. Also, we dined last Monday night during open mic night and really enjoyed the performances.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adequate
    chitowngrrlVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Good for a bite before a show. We declined the banquette next to the kitchen door and ate in the bar. The Prosecco is very very light -the french sparking is preferable. The meatball appetizer arrived nicely plated with ice cold centers. The replacements (much warmer) were tasty with a bit of spicy heat. Pappardelle with bolognese was a nice surprise with a rustic sauce. The ok Kup's salad had almost no dressing at all. The check arrived with our bar tab included - even though we had paid it before being seated. I asked them to remove it - they agreed, but when the "new" check arrived, it still included the extra charges. Requested correction again, finally got it. Bottom line - good food, but sloppy kitchen and sloppy service.
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  • Place to dine pre/post theater
    Debbie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We both chose from the price fixe menu. There are many choices for the appetizer, entree and dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lights, Camera, Foodtacular!
    Kimber
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I absolutely cannot say enough great things about Petterino's! I will absolutely be back here not just for the excellent service, great food, or wonderful atmosphere but the dining experience as a whole. Everything, I mean absolutely everything was phenomenal! My family and I had a show to attend at the Chicago Theater after dinner and they not only made sure we were out on time they also did not pester us every five seconds to see if we were done. And the food, my oh my the food. I love Italian and I have had quite a bit of Italian food in my life and this was up there with the best I've ever had including my own Sicilian Grandmother's recipes (sorry Noni). Highly recommended and I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Place
    Chidi20VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband always enjoy coming here for dinner. The service and food are always first rate and everyone is so friendly no matter how busy they are
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Fleeting Memory...
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The charm that was Petterino's is a fleeting memory. When this establishment first opened it was excellent and the service was top notch. Unfortunately during my last few visits I have been disappointed with both the food and the service.
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  • great as always!
    fulldiner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I love going to this place when I'm going to a show in the Theatre district! So accommodating and food is always great!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Petterinos
    Sunbaybe
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My favorite restaurant. Food is always exceptional as is the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for business lunch
    cfklobucar22VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The house chopped salad is wonderful. Had a booth for a late lunch and completely lost track of time. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    MarineMom
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Spectacular from beginning to end! Loved the decor, food, service. Highly recommended!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terri B.
    TerriBVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is the perfect place to go before going to the theatre. The food is delicious and they make sure your out exactly when you need to be to make it to the performance. It always is my first choice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had the Prixe Fixe dinners--Shrimp Diablo, Horseradish crusted whitefish; mussels and calamari appetizers; tiramisu and peppermint ice cream for dessert. No disappointments and our waiter was helpful and friendly. Very crowded with pre-theatre people, yet service didn't miss a beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Excellence
    Maudez
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Warm greeting, superb service and a wonderful lunch. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good loop dinner spot
    liale
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    had 3 course special very generous portions. Mussels were good although there were a few unopened shells. Short ribs a little dry. Tiramisu excellent for dessert. Had a nice booth. Good service. Took home leftovers. Will be back. close to theater disrict for pre and post show dining. Bar can get crowded. Reservations recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Because of traffic we were late and had tickets for a show after dinner. The waitress was so helpful about helping us decide if we had time for the fixed price meal which we often enjoy. She asked the kitchen to give us a fast meal and it worked perfectly. We love to eat here when downtown.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    LynandKirbieVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Petterino's makes the best Martinis in Chicago! Exactly the way I like them. In addition, I had the best tasting scallops I have had in years.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never a disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Love this place! Great food, expedient service to get to a play, yet not rushed. Variety of selections. Old school class with today's menu and regular entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner in theater district
    MsLoyelVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I came here with my mother before going to a musical the other night. The food was excellent, service was quick and friendly, and there is a great selection of dishes. I had the cheeseburger and it was perfectly cooked. I'd definitely recommend this for a dinner spot before you hit the theater!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fromoutoftown
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This was not our first time at Petterino's. We have enjoyed each visit when coming to Chicago for theatre events. The food is excellent and well presented. The service is outstanding and this is one of our favorite dinner spots.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent place for work lunch
    corecoreVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Some items are hit or miss. The waitress was extremely busy and didn't check on us often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'd do it again
    Logan847
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was the third time I've eaten at Petterino's. Each time I've found it to be totally enjoyable each time. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the food is excellent. It's an enticing room with handsome decor. It is a great theatre restaurant. They make certain that you don't miss your show's opening if you're heading to Goodman or other theaters around, and they do so without seeming to rush you. Great place! I'd do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good pre-theater fixed price menu with generous choice of appetizer, main course and dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for the Theater
    Jimmer
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is the perfect place for dining before or after the theater. Great food, excellent service and reasonable valet parking.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doitagain
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Andy..Mgr..accommodated my "lost credit card" upon arriving back home...destroyed it at my request and sent 'video' proof...excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • False advertisement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Went here specifically because they advertised complimentary parking if you have "drinks, dinner OR dessert" prior to or after attending a show at the Chicago Theater. My two girlfriends and I went their to have some pre theater drinks with a bill way over a normal dinner but they still charged us the 14 dollar fee for the parking. When I showed the valet guy the website where it clearly states otherwise, he said sorry but you still have to pay. He said others have complained about the same false advertising yet they have not changed it! Obviously they do not care to lose clients over 14 bucks so I will not be returning or recommending this restaurant. Poor customer service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A thought on service.
    ServiceMattersVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I believe that Cameron can still provide quality service should he consider the following: 1.Read his tables better 2. Consider a better table rotation when checking up on his tables. 3. Be more cognizant of when his tables order to avoid food coming to the table that isn't ready for service. 4. Remember that every table deserves the same level of service as the next.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chicken parmesan is perfect
    DewiVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    i had one of the best chicken Parmesan. it was huge and delicious. grilled calamari in appetizers was nice too. service was good. classic and nice place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre Theater and More
    gmsattyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My wife and I went to Petternio's for a pre theater dinner, party because it is physically connected to the Goodman Theater. We thought the Pre Fixe menu was a great deal, but for me, too much food before going to a show. Everything was great and even though we tent pre theater, we plan to go back for the pre fixe menu for a regular meal.
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  • Liked very much
    LovesGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been to Petterino's many times. The dinner menu is excellent and we all enjoyed selections from the Prix Fixe menu that includes more than the food a restaurant wants to get rid of. I ordered the horseradish whitefish that was flavorful and not overwhelming. The othes in my party also ate every bite of their Chicken Schnitzel and salmon. The tiramisu needed more coffee and was slightly bland. We had to ask the waiter for bread which is a big faux pas for me, so the gratuity was only 15%.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS A WINNER
    gramm
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    PETTERINOS IS ALWAYS MY FAVORITE PLACE TO GO WHEN DOWNTOWN, ESPECIALLY WHEN ATTENDING A PLAY OR EVENT AFTERWARDS. THEY ALWAYS ASK AND IF YOU NEED TO BE SOMEPLACE AT A CERTAIN TIME ARE SURE TO GET YOU SERVED BUT WITHOUT THE FEELING OF BEING RUSHED.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enhances the Goodman Experience
    Allen
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Driving to and brunching at Petterino's is a delightful way to spend the day. The courtesy of the hosts, the competence of the service and the quality of the food make it a pleasure to start a "Goodman Experience". I especially appreciate sensitivity to special needs of persons with disability.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Good Choice
    SusieR
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Petterino's is always a good go-to place - after work for a drink with friends or colleagues before going home, lunch with friends, dinner to celebrate any occasion, a meal - lunch, brunch or dinner before or after the theater; and the service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Figaro14VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Petterino's is our go-to choice for pre-theatre dinner. Tonight our server was prompt, personable and treated us as valued guests. I feel very welcome by the staff. I love the pre-theatre 3 course dinner option and the short and intimidating wine list which has several outstanding values.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Choice for Special Dinner
    leyefanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Petterino's was an excellent choice for celebrating a special occasion. We reserved a table well in advance and were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. All of the good was very good. The crab cake appetizer with pan roasted corn was exceptional! We will definitely be returning for other special celebrations!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You Can Count On Great Food
    slanza
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our daughter decided to attend college in Chicago, so whenever we are in town from Pittsburgh, we make sure we eat dinner at Petterino's. The food is always top notch and the restaurant, with walls covered with caricatures of famous people, is a fun place to eat. Service is really good, too, with many friendly people constantly rotating through to bring your food, top off you water glass and clear away dishes. I highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for after a Goodman show
    opentable94
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went here with family after seeing a Saturday matinee at the Goodman. Petterino's never disappoints. Prixe Fixe menu hit the spot after the show. Friendly, helpful waiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location, location, location
    WexOneVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A pre-Theater Saturday lunch disclosed that Petterino's is resting on its laurels and relying on its great Theater District location rather than constantly updating its menu. Question: if Petterinoi's were located in Lakeview would it keep pushing out off the same menu year-after-year or would it be challenged to renew itself from time-to-time? This doesn't mean that the food is not good, or the service ok, but that things have gotten...well, old.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic