Petterino's

4.5
8567 reviews
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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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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Going to see a play.

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SR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch and it was wonderful. Our servers were excellent

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MA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, quiet place for a nice dinner downtown.

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BD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food and service was excellent. I can’t say the same for the overall waiters and waitresses, who never smiled, had an attitude like they really didn’t like their job. You really need to have weekly staff meetings with workers.

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is always good. The service was slow. It took 20 minutes to get our bill. As busy as they are, you would think they would want to turn the tables over faster.

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JE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our server was not friendly or helpful. We asked if they had certain drinks and she looked at us like we were stupid. Then as we were leaving after our meal a couple of tables had the drinks we had asked about. Over all I will not be eating at this establishment ever again. Sorry, I like good service and will pay about any price for it.

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MC
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This return visit was disappointing - Salmon was undercooked and chicken was cold.

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S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 STARS ALL THE WAY. FABULOUS FOOD, exceptional
Service. Perfect night out.

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for pre theatre meal.

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always and o would definitely recommend.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had an employee talking loudly nonstop at the next table for half our meal, packed in like sardines, had salad dressing spilled on my bag and spraying my shirt and pants, chicken Parma was dry and tough, server mishandled our bill. Worst restaurant experience we’ve had in years.

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JM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Petterino's is one of our go to spots in the city but this time the dining room was so hot we just sweat the whole time we ate dinner. Can you open a door, a window, just get some air flow?

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W
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Meal was excellent. It was served steaming hot and was very favorable. Our waiter John was excellent. Attentive, concerned if we enjoyed our meal selections.

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We eat here often. Service was slow that night and the room was smoking hot. We saw other guests fanning themselves.

Food excellent as always.
Tall strawberry cake was dry and tasteless. 3 of us shared it, we each only took one bite. Two little strawberries.

We will be back and hope for a better experience.

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RJ
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to dine at Petterino's any time we visit Chicago, even if it's only a layover as it was this time. We have never been disappointed with the food or service, both consistently excellent. And the celebrity caricature sketches lining the walls are so fun. This time for our lunch we had the seafood gumbo, almond encrusted whitefish, teryaki glazed salmon and strawberry sorbet. The food was delicious and our waiter Daniel was friendly and helpful. We couldn't be more satisfied. Thank you!

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K
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic experience. Was able to be seated and order a drink, despite my cousin being 40 min. late for our reservation..and not feel pressured to order anything out of the gate. The Filet was incredible and cooked medium rare, as requested. Friendly server. Great ambiance. I will return!

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G
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My best friend and I came before the Mariah concert
She ordered a hamburger and she told server,
She wanted the burger well done. The server was great.

When the burger came to our table it was medium rare
And that was unacceptable for My friend.
He was a turn off for her to see red in the meat.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I would not suggest a 7pm reservation on Sunday evening. We felt pushed to get out as fast as possible so employees could leave. Not our normal exceptional experience.

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d
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always our go to restaurant. Love Petterino's in the theatre district.

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DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant!
Staff always accommodates customer requests. Our server, Daniel, was outstanding. Personable, professional and attentive.

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NF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was great as was the food...once we got it. We waited almost an hour to get our food. They did give us a nice discount because we had to wait so long.

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SE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great before-theatre dinner. The food is delicious and service is great.

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E
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always attentive and always delicious and with an eye on the clock so that you can make your curtain to all the nearby theatre, these guys do it right every time.

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N
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great preshow.
Need more protein/low carb options- like fish without sauce (all your entrées were pre-marinated with mayonnaise or pre-breaded). Folks are more diet conscious these days. You need at least one option. The chicken was a good option :)

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

I wife and I have been enjoying Petterino‘s since shortly after it had opened. We always had great service and great meals.

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OP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So convenient when you're seeing a show at The Goodman! They seated us promptly since we had a reservation. Service was impeccable! The entire waitstaff was great - never had an empty water glass. Food was very good. Didn't feel rushed at all. Very enjoyable evening.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Belushi burger and the Shrimp Alfredo was amazing!!!

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Daniel went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was special for my boyfriend’s birthday. We will be going back!

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AJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was the best part, extremely fast and nice. The food is average but if you go with the $36 menu, i think it's a fair quality/price ratio. Would recommend if you have a show downtown and need a restaurant option nearby.

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RL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter . Got us our in time for Theater

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to eat here frequently when we had Goodman tickets and when I had a lot more business in the loop. Know its been over a year since I have been there but I still got the same great service that I did when ate there at least once a month. Still is an excellent place to take a client because your menus is such that almost everyone can find something they would like to eat.

We were there for lunch so did not eat that much or have drinks, but we both enjoyed the food and our server was impeccable. Still amazed that even when you have a full house, although tables are close, the noise level is such that you have no trouble hearing what your dining partner has to say.

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BG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had reservations before seeing a show. The restaurant was very crowded and we had to wait because a table wasn't ready. Matt the manager was very helpful and explained the problem. He bought us our first round of drinks. He ensured us that they would have us to our show on time. John our waiter was exceptional as well as all to other wait staff. Our food came out hot and we had time to spare! Service here was the best!

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SN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The service and food were wonderful, as always. The server was very inattentive.

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EM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prior to the Theater

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h
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was wonderful. Went with two kids who enjoy great food and they were treated well and with respect. Lettuce Entertain you runs a great operation.

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JR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic! Love the hustle and bustle before the theater!!

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go to spot for power business lunches. Petterino's food quality is high level and consistent, and the service and ambiance never disappoints-

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience.
The food was delicious, the chef made me a special dish that wasn't on the menu. It had pasta, red sauce, and veggies in it and it was delicious.
Our server Daniel was the best ever.
He provided us personal undivided attention, that exceeded my expectations.
I am 60 years old, and that was the best dining experience of my life.
Thank you, we will be back!

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pretheater lunch

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F
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Petterino’s for dinner, and we were excited to try it for brunch. It was delicious! They give you complimentary donut holes to start, which were delish! Coffee and Bloody Mary’s are a brunch staple. The American dish and the Short Rib Hash were excellent! Can’t wait to go back!

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