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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (235)
Special Occasion (127)
Good for a Date (118)
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Good for Birthdays (96)
Great for Lunch (85)
Good for Anniversaries (85)
Business Meals (81)
Casual (70)
Good for Groups (70)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Fun (64)
Comfort Food (63)
Authentic (60)
Bar Seating (59)
People Watching (54)
Romantic (48)
Cozy (42)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Worth the Drive (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Hot Spot (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Seasonal (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Quick Bite (19)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Kid-friendly (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (11)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great Beer (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Scenic View (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

BEWARE! If you eat at this restaurant make sure you wear waterproof clothing! I in no way wish to criticize our waitress who did a very good job. It was when the busboy was clearing our table and poured an entire glass of ice water on my dress and part of my exposed coat that I was sitting on, That the problem occurred. When the incident occurred, the busboy immediately walked away without saying a word. All of the members of my party quickly grabbed their napkins and I began to douse the water. He finally returned about five minutes later and really did not solve the situation at all. I asked if there was a dryer anywhere as it was only about 28° outside at the time and I did not want to go out into the cold with a wet dress. The waitress finally was able to find a blow dryer in the men’s room downstairs in the banquet facility which had an active banquet going on at the time. So they sent me down to that dryer which was to be manned by one of the busboys down there so that no man would come into the bathroom. Moments later as I was drying my dress, a man came to the door and asked if there was another washroom he could use. The busboy told him it was fine that he could go into a stall as I was only using the dryer! I was mortified and immediately left.
When I went back upstairs nothing further was offered to me and the bill was paid in full by me. I don’t think I will be going to Petterino‘s again. This is unfortunate as I have eaten there twice in the last six weeks. You have lost a good customer Petterino’s!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a perfect location for the theater district. But can be busy as everyone is trying to get out at the same time. Had to ask the waiter for the bill, even though we told him up front we had a show time at 7:30. Got the bill at 7:15 and then the desert right after that. Next time will get reservations one half hour sooner. But the food is great and again, close to the theaters.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was fantastic! I love this place. We shared three dishes, and they were all great. Best location for theater, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten at Petterino's several times before a concert or play. The food has always been delicious! Great service, excellent cocktails, nice wine list, cozy booths and attentive staff. I highly recommend that you make a reservation as far in advance as possible. Conversation is challenged but don't let that stop you from coming to Petterino's. It is worth your visit! Love the atmosphere of old school supper club plus all the famous caricatures lining the walls! It is definitely a classy place! Valet parking is available too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent menu. Great value for price. Love that its close to all the theaters & they get you out in plenty of time. Excellent service too. Looks like there are lots of employees & they work together to keep things flowing. Reservations suggested, well in advance if possible.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The room looks great. The staff was top notch.
The food was perfect. Everyone had a good evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service and ambiance. They have the pre-theater dinner down. We ordered from the prix fixe menu and enjoyed everything we ordered - lobster bisque, grilled calamari, trout, chicken limone, tiramisu and peppermint ice cream sundae. The wine pour was generous and our server was attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Petterino’s never disappoints! From the moment we walk in the door, we are in heaven! We especially love dining there during the holidays. The bar is beautifully decorated. The staff is warm, friendly and professional and the food is outstanding. Petterino’s is a post-theater must for us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food! Prix Fixe dinner is a great value and delicious choices. Even though they were packed on a Sunday night, they honored reservation on time. Waitress was great and didn’t rush us. Great place to go before or after a play.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.
Disappointed
MM

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Busy noisy good food

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I very much enjoyed our meals but our waiter made the experience unejoyable. He had zero personality and made us feel as if we were bothering him. He was very unattentive.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

For Sunday Brunch before a 2pm matinee play -- PETTERINO's is the best!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We love coming here with friends at the holidays! It’s so festive and the food is great! Awesome wait staff too!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as always. Very friendly and kind staff. And server was wonderful. She was very personable, patient, and kind.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Alex was awesome in helping arrange our table and accommodated our needs so well. Our server was perfect. Food was great and yummy ice cream dessert.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Pre theater lunch with family including kids! Food and service was great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food great service had several gluten free options

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·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful place for a celebration! The food and service are always great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 6 days ago

We were impressed with the food (excellent), service (excellent) and venue. Location is wonderful if you are headed to the theatre. Caricature drawings were extremely entertaining. If you don't mind paying for value, this is the place to go. Very special!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant never disappoints. The food and drinks are top notch, and the service is great. You never feel rushed. All personnel are absolutely professional. A real favorite of ours.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

2nd time we have frequented the venue ... 2 for 2 EXCELLENT !!!! Cozy with food like Mom used to make ... ☆☆☆☆☆

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We are out of owners, and have dined here two years in a row. Food is delicious, and the service was great. The restaurant was packed. I think this restaurant is close to the theatre and they are great at getting people in and out before curtain time. We were not rushed in the least. Short ribs were delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (München)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We dined here just prior to a play around the corner and it worked perfectly. The food is quite solid. The service is energetic and considerate. The room is bustling. The real deal.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was super and we definitely plan to visit again with one exception--that we have a table that is in a less noisy place. I could not hear my companion speaking due to the noise.
The ambiance and waiter were very nice, as was everyghint but the sound level.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always super busy before the theater but, with a reservation, never waited more than a few minutes. Service is great, food and cocktails are terrific...can’t ask for more.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Brought our friends who recently moved to Chicago from LA here prior to seeing a Christmas story. Perfect location, and the staff/timing was superb!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service and food - was seated at a booth just like was requested

Another great experience!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was all delicious, homemade pasta, lobster and chicken armondo was to die for.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food & service were amazing!!!! Great pre-theatre dinner!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service....Beautiful ambiance...Christmas decorations are lovely...and right next to the Goodman!....Perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were there in early December and the decorations were very festive. The food was delicious and I would recommend the sliders. Nice wine list also. All four of us enjoyed our meals and our server was helpful and very pleasant also!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The holiday decorations were beautiful, great service, wonderful food. First time dining at Petterino's and will definitely be going back. Perfect location from our parking, the theater and the Christkindlmarket. All in walking distance of each other.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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