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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.
Chicago, IL 60601
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE. Every Monday night from 7:30pm - 10:00pm, enjoy live performances from Chicago's very own talented stars.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a party inquiry form here: http://www.petterinos.com/private-parties/
Petterino's Ratings and Reviews
The service was good as was the food, but the manager was not good at all. A 6 person party was seated at a a4-top next to us, requirig one member of that party to essentially sit at our table, between my children and crowding my daughter out of her place. It was very unpleasant and unnecessary as there were open tables in other parts of the room. When I approached the manager to notify him of this and asked him to rectify it, he was uncaring and cavalier and took no action. His bad customer service marred an otherwise-pleasant dinner. I will not return.
We had marked this event as a special occasion, yet at no point was anything mentioned. Two out of our party of 4ordered surf and turf, after an explanation that it included lobster tails, when it arrived it was a crab cake.
Each person would have ordered very differently if that were the case.
The manager came over to offer free dessert and to ask what he could do to rectify the situation. My response was to get some lobster tails and stop offering it as a special.
We were told a fair charge would be made for the two dinners that arrived , not market price as stated in the special offer. Each dinner in my point of view was completely overcharged considering it is not what would have been ordered to begin with.
We have been coming here for many years - and in the last few, it has just been disappointing.
Looks like we will have to find a new spot for next year.
The ambiance during the Christmas season can’t be beat. The food is always good and falls into the comfort food category which is fine with me as I am not a “foodie.” Servers are usually pleasant and efficient although this time, our server never cracked a smile or exchanged any pleasantries. He acted like he had just had a death in the family which made our dining experience less pleasant.
This is a very lively restaurant. We do not go into this area frequently so most of our several visits now are because they are convenient to the theater scene. Because of the convenient affordable valet parking it is perfect for our dining excursions. When we want to go to a play, we don't think go going anyplace else.
That being said, it is an interesting place to visit with all of the caricatures of famous personalities. If you ask your servers who they are near where you are sitting, that have a book that identifies each section of the restaurant. I think some have them get moved slightly because the last time we looked some of them may have been moved around.
We had a very congenial (but busy) server this time but he was pleasant and concerned about being sure that we were served in time to attend our show.
For us, (after 4 or 5 visits), it has become our "GO TO PLACE" for our Chicago theater visits.
We stopped in after enjoying some time at Christkindlemart. I wanted a sandwich and my wife ordered a salad. She told them we were going to share the sandwich and so they brought each of us a half order of each item on their own plates. Very thoughtful! The food was good and the prices reasonable.
We have dined at Petterino's these past several years on our downtown holiday shopping trip. This year we had three generations dining together and all had a good time. The location is perfect, the food is delicious, the holiday decorations and music is delightful, and our servers are personable and friendly. Always memorable. Cheers!
We were in the city attending a concert. We arrived and were seated immediately right by the server stand. The table was not fully set and some of the bread plates were dirty. Our server was terrible. We waited over 30 minutes for our first course and 20minutes after our plates bring cleated for the next. We have ourselves over 2 hours for dinner and barely got to the show on time. Some tables got service quickly while many of us were left waiting. When we asked for our bill before deserts arrived it still took they server 15 minutes to get it to us and half his tables were empty. Note: we ordered from the pre-fixe menu and it didn’t help. Next time we will go somewhere else
Wonderful meal. We went with the theater menu which basically gives you a free dessert with your meal. Everything otherwise is ala carte. My only hiccup was that it was cold and drafty...and we were not sitting by the windows. Otherwise this is our favorite spot when downtown in the Theater district. Valet parking is also a bonus perk at a great price.
Once again we chose Petterino's for our pre-theater dinner. They do an amazing job of serving you dinner at an appropriate pace while being mindful of the show's starting time. The food is always wonderful but the service is great. They work as a team to serve and take away dishes. Though it is always busy, it is quiet enough to carry on conversation.
We had reservations so our wait was only 10 minutes but on a Friday night you will wait.
Once you get in, it will be worth it. Every one of the staff was friendly and courteous. The Maitre’d was exceptional and made the experience even more fun. The wait staff never made you feel rushed.
The drinks and food were outstanding. Overall it was a very pleasant and fun dining experience.
Was an anniversary pre-show dinner for my wife and I. I had been there before, but my wife had not. I really talked this place up to my wife. I Informed the resteraunt that we we celebrating when I reserved but no special treatment was given. My food was very good but my wife's was just ok. Not wowed, and they didn't even take the time to wish us happy anniversary. Overall, just ok.
Petterino's is a great restaurant, and it's a convenient pre-theater location. The crab bisque and salads were wonderful. The chicken parmesan was uniquely prepared with just the right amount of pasta on top of the chicken!
The surf and turf was good, but I prefer lobster with less seasoning.
Overall, a wonderful dinner.
Our first time here, and we'll be back! Had 5:45 reservations for 6, but got stuck in traffic. They gladly bumped our reservation to 6 and seated us right away. Has a very cool, fun Chicago vibe. It's a classic Chicago landmark. Fantastic food--I had filet medallions--amazing--and lobster bisque. Caesar salad was great, drinks generous, pasta excellent. We were in and out in 1 hr 15 minutes, plenty of time to walk over to Goodman Theater (about a block away). Go here, folks.
Food was OUTSTANDING and waiter's recommendations were fantastic. My steak was incredible and mouthwatering and all of our meals were very tasty. Our wine was very good, and when we shared that we were going to the theatre, everything was prompt, hot and delicious! Great restaurant and highly recommend it!
Had a delicious and enjoyable dinner at Petterino's, received valet parking, browsed at the Christkindermart across the street, and walked to the Goodman Theatre to see "A Christmas Carol". Could not have been a better evening! Petterino's was nothing short of outstanding!
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