Petterino's
Petterino's

Petterino's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.petterinos.com/
  • Phone: 3124220150x
  • 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
490 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (201)great for lunch (168)good for groups (136)neighborhood gem (134)great for outdoor dining (110)fit for foodies (104)great for brunch (84)vibrant bar scene (75)hot spot (75)romantic (74)notable wine list (47)late-night find (31)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (13)Show More
  • perfection
    Margie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    petterino's never fails you. the food is always great and the service is wonderful. this visit was a Sunday for brunch before going to Goodman and the convenience to the theater is just another factor to add to the perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    Weeniedog
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We like to come here because we can always rely on good food, good service and a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was my friends first time dining here and she loved it. Great food for lunch, wonderful service and seating allowed for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service exceptional
    ChicagoJim
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had theater tickets and time was tight. They asked for that info and made everything work. Service exceptional
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was terrific! We had a table of 10 from all over the US and Everyone was VERY PLEASED with their dinner, our waiter was amazing and most helpful in everyway, the atmosphere couldn't have been better. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient to the Goodman Theatre
    OPCDVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This restaurant is perfectly adjacent to the Goodman Theatre. You can valet park at the restaurant and pick up your car after the production. Food is good but service is fantastic. Quite an array of options to choose from. A nice standby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dessert
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A little pricey for the quality/portions but delicious dessert and good variety
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater perfect
    VITraveler
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Petterino's is perfect for pre-theater dinners, and for quiet dinners after the theater crowd departs. The food is quite good, and the menu offers many comfort foods reminiscent of the past. My roasted whitefish was perfect. My companion ordered chicken pot pie but was served pot roast. It was tasty, but not what he ordered. The server was most apologetic and comped the pot pie to go. It made a terrific lunch the next day. Valet parking took some waiting upon arrival, but as we were late diners, the car was right in front when we left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • srchowhound
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    PETTERINO'S is the main reason I continue to subscribe to Goodman - the valet parking and great food make up a perfect evening (day) out for me even though the plays are often so-so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Super Location
    MellenVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful food, ideal location especially if you are theatre bound. High energy place that is comfy and cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch spot
    cfklobucar22VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My colleague and I had a great experience - Good food and attentive service. No complaints at all- will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior service
    BilldVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A splendid dining experience and extraordinary service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are out of...
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I've usually enjoyed Petterino's. I arrived on a Monday at 11:30 am for lunch. After I had decided on the Monday Special, a chicken mushroom lasagna, which is printed on the menu, I was told they didn't have any. Oh, and they were also out of meatballs. at 11:30 am they were out of menu items. Really?
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  • will eat here again
    Mary
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant was wonderful. The food was delicious. It wasn't noisy. Our table could hear our own conversation. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Patio
    Gretahov
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were able to sit outside and it was very pleasant to enjoy the ambiance of Petterino's linen tablecloth service combined with the fresh air and nice weather. Just wish we had nice weather more often in Illinois.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lupe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Petterino's is a great place for lunch service is fast and wait staff know their stuff!! Plus classic old school look makes this place feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    teriVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Have been to restaurant before theater several times. However, this will be my last visit. The menu has changed. The club sandwich was the only meal that my daughter enjoyed. The whitefish had bones and the flavor was fair. The chicken pot pie had hard veggies. The calamari wasn't cooked enough and the breading was sparse or had fallen off.
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  • not worth the attitude
    kaykay
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I called for reservations after being unable to book a party of 8 on Open Table. When I called Petterino's I was chastised by for not calling earlier and that normally they wouldn't accomodate me but since they weren't too busy this time it was okay. When I mentioned I waited to call until they were open (10AM) I was told he was there since 6AM. Bottom line. Place was EMPTY. classic decor getting moldy, waitress with little enthusiasm, mediocre food.
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  • Excellent Experience
    DeLinaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The grilled calamari was delicious. The price fix menu had many choices and was a great value for the quality and quantity of the food we received. The short ribs were melt in your mouth. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celebration lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food, great service, excellent atmosphere...the meatloaf and mashed potatoes were excellent. Be prepared to take a doggie bad home, cause its a good size portion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • undercooked chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Was disappointed when my Chicken Parmesan came out. It was pink inside and not fully cooke. When they took it back it took upwards of another 15 minutes to cook...meanwhile my wife was finished with her meal and we were almost late to a concert. The waitress was nice but did not come back often to refill our wine. I was overall disappointed with the evening and surprised that they didn't try and make it right by offering a dessert or a credit towards my dinner plate.
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  • Pros
    ddharp
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food, quick, not cloying service. Waiter was there when you needed him. Food was very good, (2nd time we've had dinner there). Atmosphere not great, but OK for what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our son's b-day
    DAR10
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We took our son here for his 10th b-day dinner. We had a great time. Food and service was terrific. Our son had a wonderful time, loved the attention and the atmosphere. There is a very extensive menu that offered something for everyone. We were a bit scared when we walked in and saw that it was so fancy (white tablecloths and all). Since we were coming in out of the afternoon rain and were a bit soaked, we didn't feel like we should be there. The friendly staff put us at ease right away and made us feel very welcome. We will be back. Thank you for making our son's 10th b-day so special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service small portions
    CrystalVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    too expensive for the small portions you receive. Server was pretty non-existent.
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  • Good choices for gluten free diners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My guest must eat gluten free, and we were delighted with the choices available, carefully served. All gluten free, and all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect choice
    Diner88
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Petterinos is a perfect choice for before or after the theatre. The food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience!
    DiscriminatingDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Decided to see "Brigadoon" last minute at the Goodman with family. Was able to get reservations to dine at Petterino's - was seated right away, had a great waitress, supported by a fantastic wait staff. Food was delish - we ordered off a Prix Fixe menu, which included most of their menu favorites. It was so great, very festive ambiance, too. At a nearby table, a gleeful group of women were celebrating a birthday. They sang a rousing round of "Happy Birthday" and the entire restaurant applauded. Then came second and third rounds...I highly recommend Petterino's before theater - or any time for celebrations, happy business meetings, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A surprising disappointment
    rosieposie1871
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    What with surly service and mediocre food at high prices, this was probably our first and last visit. Petterino's is conveniently located right next to the Goodman theatre, in the same building, and seemed the perfect choice. We arrived a bit earlier than our reservation, and were told to wait here, then wait there, and basically made to feel most unwelcome. Our waitress was efficient but unpleasant; I think 22.95 for a piece of salmon sitting on a blob of steamed spinach seems like punishment for not being a meat-eater. A salad featuring avocado should have more than one skinny little slice, especially in the middle of avocado season. For dessert, the crust on the "special" cherry cobbler was tough, unpleasant and inedible.
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  • Theatre Dining
    Suzyq
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    If you are going to the Goodman stop in at Petterino's afterwards for dinner. The crowd is vibrant and the service is very attentive. It is our go to spot on Sunday evenings after the matinee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matinee brunch bargain find
    Bnthrdntht
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had tix to the matinee at the Goodman. We are usually reluctant to Drive into the city because of the high cost of parking. Cost conscious seniors, we also try to limit our meals at higher end eateries. Pettorinos Sunday brunch is only $15.95. Valet parking for brunch and theater is only $14! We had a wonderful Sunday experience in the city for a very reasonable price and I would highly recommend it, even if money is no object!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out!
    CS440VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Never had a bad experience at Petterino's! It's got a GREAT vibe, very Chicago-date-night. Recommend the Windy City martini, the Midwestern Corn Chowder... honestly everything I've ever had there is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient and efficient
    chicagobobVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good place prior to theater smack in the middle of theater district. Quality Lettuce restaurant and good service!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boxycharts
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is our favorite spot for food and drinks. We live in Indiana and make it a destination for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful visit
    jamjar
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The entire staff, up to and including the manager, were very gracious. The whitefish was delicious and the apple crostata amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The "Sardi's" of Chicago!
    PranasGeras
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is not my first time here. I always come back. The service is beyond excellent and knowledgeable. I brought friends of mine that I only see once or twice a year and the whole afternoon was made very special by everyone there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this restaurant.
    HerbVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I truly loved this restaurant. The food was superb. The Caesar salad, ribeye n raspberry-peach cobbler were excellent. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Old World Class
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Petterino's is a GREAT FIND! My 3rd time enjoying their food, service and ambiance this year. It reminds me of how classy restaurant used to be before they tried to hide average food or service with gimmicks. Everything here is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Show Must
    007dines
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Opens right into The Goodman Theater so very convenient for the show. Good food/. My scallops were just a tad salty for me but I had some pasta ordered by others and it was excellent. They will hold your doggie bags in a cooler for pickup after the show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO SO
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was not overly impressed with Petterinos. I am (or was) a big fan of Maggianos and I don't feel it is of the same caliber. I thought the maitre d was poor. The tables were wide open on a Tues night. I had a reservation for 3 at 7:30 but arrived at 7:00 and there were only 2 of us. There were many booths open yet when he tried to sit us at a table he said the booths were for reservations. I didn't think quickly enough to say I HAD a reservation. The overall serivce was lacking - when there very attentive but there were large gaps in time when there was no servers. I had a train to catch, had ordered dessert and coffee and the dessert did not come out for at least 10+ mins. Coffee was mediocre at best. ( I love Mag. coffee).
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  • Excellent Food and Service
    Helen
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    As always, Petterino's turned out to be an excellent choice for a business lunch. Food was wonderful and service was prompt.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic