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About 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.

150 North Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Randolph

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 422-0150

Website:
http://www.petterinos.com/

Entertainment:
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE. Every Monday night from 7:30pm - 10:00pm, enjoy live performances from Chicago's very own talented stars.

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

Parking Details:
Valet is complimentary for diners after 7:00 pm.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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/

Petterino's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (245)
Special Occasion (135)
Good for a Date (115)
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Good for Birthdays (102)
Great for Lunch (96)
Good for Anniversaries (90)
Good for Groups (78)
Casual (74)
Business Meals (70)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Comfort Food (61)
Fun (59)
Authentic (59)
Bar Seating (57)
Cozy (55)
People Watching (55)
Romantic (47)
Sunday Lunch (40)
Worth the Drive (40)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Notable Wine List (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Hot Spot (30)
Seasonal (30)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Happy Hour (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Kid-friendly (20)
Quick Bite (20)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Great Beer (9)
Healthy (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Vegan (3)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Best food I have had out to eat, highly recommend, entire staff treated us as we were only people there and it was packed on a theater night.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a great meal before the theater. Lots of choices on the menu. There's something for everyone. They are always accommodating. I don't like Alfredo and they are more than happy to sub a marinara sauce.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Waitress didn't bring a free birthday dessert

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Pre dinner show birthday

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Petterino’s is a great place when going to the theater. So convenient to have the valet and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they would keep my leftovers in the fridge till I came back for my car. Thanks

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

It was great! Good food and great company before seeing Beautiful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Host stand ruined our time. Checked in 20 minutes early for our reservation. They proceeded to seat every other reservation before us and we ended up being sat 20 minutes late for our reservation.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

An amazing night-took family for their Holiday gift to see Hamilton and to PETTERINO'S for the FABULOUS Pre-Theater dining. PRIX-FIXE menu for 3 courses at $36.00! Our non-sugar eating folk were able to substitute 2 appetizers(who does that?!!) So accommodating. Everyone was satisfied from healthy eaters to those indulging in extreme comfort foods! Great cocktails, too! We keep coming back! AND on can leave your car with the valet during the play AND leave your doggie bags to pick up with the car! Really wonderful experience-start to finish.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The pink peppermint ice cream for dessert is to die for!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We were 10 minutes early for our reservation, so we had to wait a bit even though there were open tables. Then they sat a few other groups of people who also had a 5:15 reservation while we waited. I felt like since I had my girls with me (9 and 11 YO), I was made to wait even though there were open tables. The food was good and our server was very attentive... but disappointed about the hostess.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our meal, except the short ribs - the sauce was so salty it was inedible. Thankfully the staff was really accommodating and adjusted the meal. We had the pot pie, salmon, chicken armando, and bolognese, all of which were great. And definitely get the mouse cake!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is the perfect spot for pre and post theater. The waiters are very aware of curtain times and really hustle to keep your schedule but don"t make you feel rushed. The prix fix menu is great but we were too full to appreciate the lucious dessert ( tiramisu and chocolate cake). The tables are too close for serious conversation but they can accomodate a bustling theater crowd that way. Our go to place before or after the show !

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place before a show! The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. We were seated right away with our reservation and had plenty of time to make it to the theatre.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Restaurant was moderately busy and our meal took a long time to prepare (30 minutes)
Waiters assistant was very efficient - water always full and brought us excellent bread!
Waitress Shannon was a bit stressed. Seemed impatient with our menu questions.
Ordered Filet Mignon wit Tater Tots - steak was good, tater tots (2) were not.
Told Shannon we were dis-satisfied and asked for a side if pasta - which was excellent.
Shannon became a bit distant from that point on.
Upon leaving, we decided we would not be back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time visit to Petterino's and was very happy with the location to the theater, the quality and atmosphere. I would highly recommend and plan to return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have never ever had a negative experience dining at Petterino's! NEVER. I perform in the annual production of Too Hot To Handel at The Auditorium Theatre, and Petterino's is our go-to place before my guests attend the performance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The location is excellent if attending one of the theaters with an enjoyable atmosphere, good service and reasonably priced. If going for lunch on Saturday or Sunday there is no lunch menu and you order from the dinner menu. We have dined at Petterinos on a number of occasions when we go to the theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We absolutely loved Petterino's. We went to a matinee, and had a fabulous dinner. We chose the Fixed Menu. We chose something different for all three courses and shared them. We couldn't of been happier. The food was delicious, the server Tim, was friendly and very helpful. We wanted extra dressing and bread plates, and he was very busy, but he quickly brought our requests. I can't say enough positive remarks for this restaurant. We all loved it and will return, again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Be advised that during busy lunch rush food comes to the table very slowly, so if you are going to a Wednesday matinee book your reservation for 12:00, not 12:30.
Food for larger tables comes out before that for tables for two.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I brought two friends to this restaurant for their first time. They were so impressed with the decor and variety of menu choices. Our lunch was very good and we never felt rushed. This restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner before or after a play. Perfect location

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Petterino's is a classy place. A group of six ladies enjoyed lunch there prior to a theater matinee. Thus making it very busy and a person in our group ordered medium well and the rest of our meals were lukewarm. DELICIOUS, but not hot. We understood the issues, but it did take a bit away from the food. Every dish was tasty especially the whitefish, crab cakes were magnificent and the key lime pie was to die for!!! Great waitstaff....just a busy place on a Wed. matinee day.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service great food very convenient location congenial staff wonderful experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our food was excellent as always..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic, as always. Great selections of food and drink. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Great find near the theaters.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place to dine before theater!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall our experience was really great. My only complaint would be...our reservation was for 6:00 and we arrived promptly at 6. The hostess said we were checked in and after watching groups being seated and the hostess just looking our direction and quickly looking away, my sister told me to go back up. When I walked up to the hostess, who was not real warm and fuzzy, she told me I was never checked in. We were seated shortly after 6:25. We were none too pleased about this. However, the food and drinks were very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food and service. We went after the theatre crowd cleared out so the noise level was low and it was enjoyable. Also this restaurant keeps its heat on and even though we were there during frigid temps it was perfectly warm. Good quality food and great service. Reminds me of Sardi’s in NY.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Have eaten here before. Food always good. This visit our waiter was extremely attentive. I did not like our seating, we we're sandwiched between two other tables so very uncomfortable to have a private conversation but it was before the theater so didn't want to make a fuss.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Bad service pre theater dinner. Ruined the experience for me. Waiter was not very friendly.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We enjoy coming here Every time before a show. Usually have one of the prix fixed choices. The ease of the valet service is a real perk. Hopefully in the future we can enjoy the outdoor dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was great and our waiter, Todd, was a wonderful server. Thank you, Todd, for taking such great care of us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Waiter was fantastic, food was excellent, the trio of filets was awesome! I hate al carte, but the steak came with garlic mashed potatoes and onion strings. Made it perfect!

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The menu had many choices that sounded good along with a three course fixed price option which I chose to do. The appetizer of fried calamari was done to my liking of a crisp crust, but tender calamari inside the crust. For an entree I chose the almond crusted whitefish. It was quite tasty even without the sauce that was in a cup on the side. It came with roasted cauliflower, but I should have asked the waiter if a substitute for the roasted cauliflower could have been made since I'm not a big fan of it. The special dessert that night was their doughnut bread pudding which was tasty, but a bit heavier than what I expected.
The waiter was attentive, but we did feel like the restaurant was trying to turn tables quickly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Quick service for the Theater crowd. If you’ve already attended the theater (matinee), service is still fast.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our waiter was excellent with really great service and attention to details. Food was very good by having pasta dishes. Would definitely recommend.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had lunch before going to see a matinee. We were asked our time frame and the wait staff was excellent.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We came for dinner before a show. The atmosphere was warm, inviting and convivial. Our server was attentive and the food was good. The pace was perfect, leaving us ample time to relax, eat, talk and make it to the show easily. Everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves, so the atmosphere was great.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service great food!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We decided to get a nice dinner before our NYE plans. The restaurant seated us for our reservation right away, and didn't mind that my boyfriend was running a few minutes behind. It was very full, unsurprisingly so, and fairly noisy as a result, but that didn't bother me. We knew this would be a bit of a splurge for us-- I got the filet which was yummy as a whole, but a little dry despite correctly cooked to medium as requested. My boyfriend got the scallops and risotto, which he really enjoyed due to the saffron it featured. I would definitely go back to try something else in the future. The cocktails we ordered were tasty and came out fairly quickly. My biggest concern seems to align with other reviews regarding the service. We sat for a long time waiting for our waiter multiple times. While I understand that it was NYE, it seemed consistent with complaints I read here and on Yelp. That said, it was worth the visit and I would be happy to return to try something new!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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