Petterino's

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$30 and under
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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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LoganS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and would highly recommend to anyone.

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Madinla
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in Chicago. It is better than Sardi's in New York.

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vipAntoinette
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. If I would have known that would be my last time at Petterino's for a couple of weeks I would have been more appreciative. Petterino's remains one of my most favorite restaurants in the City and my "go to" restaurant before a play.

Kudo's to everyone at Petterino's.

See you soon.



Antoinette

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Fish and Chips and was very enjoyable and plenty of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tracy the hostess is the best , she greets everyone with a big smile, makes everyone feel like they are very important and I have seen customers yell at her but her affect never changes

Brian

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vipKelly
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very touristy spot, food was okay but courses came out too quickly. Lots of overlap between salad and entree. We were not in a rush to go a theatre show (which I presume some guests are)- would have been nice if the waitress asked so we didn’t feel rushed

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vipGeorgeP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Chicken piccata was a hit, and the atmosphere was perfect. Pace of service was ideal for making the opera on time. Thanks again.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful meal! Reservation was ready and we were seated immediately. Atmosphere was very nice, but a little frantic as servers are tasked with getting theater goers out for performances at various start times. We’ve been to Petterino’s many times and always enjoy it!

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JeffD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a meal while visiting the downtown area. Menu had plenty of options as well as the bar . Great service and a tasty meal.

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Helen
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. This has become my go-to restaurant for business lunches. Never disappoints.

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SeRe
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Servers were friendly and service was fast (helps pre-theater). Both menu selection and food quality were meh. (One exception: my wife's soup was really good.) The main thing it has to offer is proximity to the Goodman (you don't even have to go outside) and relatively few other good options nearby. Also there are some great caricatures. Other than that, eminently missable for dinner; may be a better option for post-theater drinks.

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vipNikitaW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nathan and his colleagues were extremely pleasant and attentive. I had a very enjoyable and welcoming dining experience.

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MKay
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cake appetizer was good but not as good as I expected. Our meal was excellent.

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vipCamB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome server but I can’t remember her name!

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DavidR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Prompt service. Would have preferred sitting in the main dining room

JJ
JanisJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl’s night out!

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JenniferF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to a show at the Auditorium Theater

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant and great service. Food was on the salty side, otherwise great!

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vipRetiredTraveler01
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Like an old friend. Reliable and consistent but not particularly exciting.

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WendyA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Petterinos for its history of popularity with the theater crowd, its swanky clubbiness, and its comfort. The food is solidly good if not amazing, yet there is a cozy sense of "old Chicago" here, the walls lined with framed caricatures of the famous folks who have graced its tables. I had the "Irv Kupcinet" salad, a hearty Cobb with a side of salmon. Our server Missy was attentive and informative, steering us well with all our selections, highlighted by the key lime pie, which was tart and delicious. I just love this place and would definitely go again. It's a "special occasion" spot pre-theater, or great for lunch if you work in the Loop.

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Geromi
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place. Was disappointed with the quality of the food. I ordered a steak - it was overcooked and dry. The key lime pie, however, was delicious.

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BobT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food. Only wish valet opened earlier

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vipconsulting1
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The waiter was super busy and not able to take a beverage order as quickly as we would have liked, BUT we were seated earlier than our reservation and once the waiter got to us he was terrific! Always one of my favorite places!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was very poor. Waiter took order and we did not see him again until it was time to pay. Meal was warm, not hot. I wanted a refill on my Diet Coke. Asked the bus boy 3 times, each time he said he would get the server who never came:( You would think spending $100.00 on a meal would get some level of service.

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vipSuzanne
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After theatre

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DanielB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service we’re excellent as always. This is a great place to go before a show.

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vipMusician
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guest dinner delivered cold. She was given credit for the dinner. Thank you

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vipJohnM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal right next to the Goodman, and they're used to serving people with theater tickets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love Petterinos!
My only issue Saturday was that they sat us right by the bathroom and my husband's chair was in the way and people kept kicking his chair or using his shoulders to get around him. Made him very uncomfortable.
Everything else was very good

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DawnG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a very convenient spot to eat close to the theater. Our server was very efficient and made some really nice suggestions.

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vipsusan1
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was exceptional, both friendly and efficient. We will return often.

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JillE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, first time there! Will definitely recommend to friends.

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DianeC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our waiter was wonderful! We will be back soon.

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vipSuzetteM
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fish always good
Thank you for not rushing us!!!

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vipJankijul
Chicago
41 reviews