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Petterino's

4.5
7659 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
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Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 7:30 pm
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Phone number
(312) 422-0150
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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!
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Private party contact
Pamela Wilson: (312) 422-0150
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Randolph
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Parking details
Valet is complimentary for diners after 7:00 pm.
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Entertainment
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE. Every Monday night from 7:30pm - 10:00pm, enjoy live performances from Chicago's very own talented stars.
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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/
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 7659 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Was very impressed; old school italian with excellent ambiance (liked the sketches of theater performers who’ve visited), a low volume buzz that was pleasant but not distracting. Great decor, and first rate service from the door on. Highly recommend the chicken parm; ruined my plans for dessert as I didn’t want to leave any left over. Definitely would come back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It is such a great fun place, love the bar and the delicious food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We came for dinner after the Goodman Theater seeing "Enemy of the People" which was fantastic. The food and service was outstanding. Our server, Vanessa, was great. We of course will be back again.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Daniel was excellent server. People at your front desk are rather cold and I had reservations

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Better than going to a New York restaurant on Broadway. Old World charm!Go early ,service slows as the restaurant fills up. Food was excellent.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I have been to Petterino's a few times before. This time was for a first date. I wanted a clean, established restaurant to have a nice dinner and have the opportunity to talk without having to shout. We got there about 3:30 PM on a Sunday afternoon.

Our booth was great. Our waiter was good for service, but abrupt in his demeanor and tone. There weren't that many other people dining, so I didn't understand the attitude.

The quality of the cocktails and food was first rate. The chicken pot-pie is amazing!

Parking is iffy at best. You'll be paying for downtown access.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Given the fact that we wanted 45 minutes and NEVER received our meal, we weren't very happy! The waiter never came by even after he took our order. I spoke with the manager and he is to send gift certificates. We have had slow service from time to time but this was unacceptable! Really eggs shouldn't take that long. We weren't the only ones in this situation.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Do NOT go here before a play! My mom and I had a reservation at 12:45 and arrived about 15 minutes early but were seated right away, which was great. However, after we sat down and ordered our drinks/ food, we did not see our waiter again for over an hour! We watched as others around us received their food (if it was a salad or similar) while our breakfast food took over an hour to arrive! We barely made it to our play! There was even a couple sitting next to us that got up and left because their food never arrived. As for food, we ordered the omelette and the hash - neither of which were anything to write home about. The hash is more like an omelette of hash browns with meat inside and it's served with bread, but not butter for it. The omelette was OK but again, nothing great for the price.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really great service and this is by far one of the best high volume restaurants in the loop/theater district of Chicago. I think the food is really high quality, as well as the service, is always top level! This place is always busy and crowded and even with a reservation, you are waiting for a table, though not too long. It is worth the money and it is really great food! I would suggest that if you are claustrophobic that you don't eat at this place as you are packed into the restaurant with many other people. That being said, the entire experience is great and it is a great place to go before the theater.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Had theater tickets so starting and ending on time was important....
We arrived early in order to ensure there wouldn’t be any issues - we were seated 15 mins AFTER our reservation time (even after arriving 15 mins early)
Entrees were cold
I would suggest eating elsewhere- there are plenty of other choices in the area....

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I was very late for my reservation due to a change in train schedules. I called when I realized this and the girl said to stop by when I arrived to see if they could fit me in. Since this was before a theater matinee the restaurant was packed when we arrived. They we able to accommodate us and we had plenty of time to make the performance without being rushed. Their brunch menu is interesting and both of our choices were excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Before a theater matinee

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is very good and the service was outstanding. It is extremely convenient to the theater district in Chicago. Reservations are a must.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Petterino‘s has a policy of not seating until the entire party is present even if you have a reservation. While I do not agree with this policy I do understand it. However all of the party (the two of us) were there by the reservation time and then forced to wait an additional 20 minutes before being seated. We had theater tickets. It was a colossal failure to recognize the impact of a reservation not being honored at the time it was scheduled. Much of the management appeared to not care or recognize this issue.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Dinner was good with good service. Service at the bar was poor, and the bar area wasn't clean.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We chose Petterino's because of it's close proximity to the theater. You can give your car to the valet and they will keep it until after the show. If it is raining, it is as close as you can get. Also, it is a Lettuce restaurant, so it will be predictably good.
All the above panned out. It took 30 minutes to get our car back, but my friend who parked in the lot said it took 20 minutes to get his car out. Go there. It's decent and easy.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were seated early with a reservation. Play was shorter than we thought. Got a booth and were served right away. Specials were explained and adjustments to menu items (tater tots instead of fries) were permitted. Loud and very crowded but a favorite after theater location.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Ourr waiter was outstanding! Ask for Dannial!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I love, love, love Petterino's on Monday nights when Becky and Denise entertain the troupes. The food is delicious. The service excellent. And, I always appreciate a white table cloth and linen napkins. Always a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Came around 11am and it was easy to get a seat for 4. Service was quick and the food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

They have the best ice cream and hot fudge! Never have had a bad meal!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great restaurant for pre-theatre since the Goodman Theatre is connected by a doorway---BUT--make any pre-theatre reservations EARLY! This place is packed for pre-theatre dinners. Very nice menu and a good bar. (Sorry they got rid of the Pate appetizer.) Petterino's is very dependable choice.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dinner and service very good. Stays open late on account of theater so that’s a big plus.
Going to show in less then a week and we’ll be going back.
You want Adam as your server!!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Martinis were very good as well as the wedge salad. But we had to wait unreasonable long, multiple times for our server and my crusted fish was burnt. With so many options available in Chicago we probably wouldn’t return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We made reservations to eat here before a theater show. We made reservations for almost two hours prior to the show start and it was perfect. Our table was ready on time and each course of our meal came out perfectly and with plenty of time for us to get to our show. We would definitely dine here again the next time we are in the area. I had almond crusted fish and my husband had chicken parmigiana, and we both had an appetizer and different desserts. Everything was delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were there for Saturday lunch before the Goodman. The menu was for brunch which was not what we expected, we usually go on Thursday. It was very crowded and noisy. We will still try to go on Thursday, but not Saturday.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed the Saturday brunch before our show at the Oriental! Tasty meals served by our friendly and efficient waiter Daniel. Great location in the theater district. Be sure to make a reservation and allow plenty of time. The restaurant is full before shows.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was great as was the service. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I have always enjoyed eating meals at Petterino’s before the theater. Now that I have new diet restrictions I was happy to see they have gluten free options on their menu, though no desserts and for the first time my entree had no vegetables.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

So sorry but I was not impressed with the food and especially the service. The waitperson forgot what two of the three of us ordered. One of us had to wait for him to bring the second part of the meal because he forgot the substitution ordered so the other part of the meal became cold which is probably why it was tasteless by the time the guest ate the meal. The second guest had to be asked what she ordered a second time. The waitperson was not good at all. The parmesan chicken was old and not juicy at all. We were so disappointed. We had never been here before and we were celebrating a promotion and really looked forward to the event.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is a very nice restaurant with a variety of menu items that can suit everyone. As requested we were seated in a booth. The daily special was salmon cakes which were moist, and flavorful. The portions were significant for both my entrée and my guest's salad. We enjoyed our lunch very much and were in and out in an hour.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great atmosphere and food as usual. Advice without a reservation: Hover in the bar hightop tables. You'll get a seat within 10 minutes.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Distance between my chair and table behind us too tight. Not fun getting run into every 10 minutes from staff walking behind me.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were there on a night when there were shows and because we were not going to the theater out service was much slower. We did not mind but felt forgotten instead of just having a little bit slower service. The food was delicious but a but pricey. Great if you're going to a show and want to leave your left overs to pick up afterwards.

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My mom and I frequent this restaurant at least once a month for a show. Last night was not enjoyable. We felt rushed! The server seemed annoyed when I asked for more olive juice for my cocktail. The busboy kept coming up to us asking if we were done. By the third time he asked my mom she said, just take it. She wasn’t done. Then he took her drink before she was done. We had half our dessert left and he asked if we were done and we said no — then he proceeded to move our spoons and we had to say no loudly. We were a table of two and the table of six next to us was paid more attention to by the same server and barely came to us. The manager asked us go our meal was and that was it. This time wasn’t fun for us, we were disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Just a fantastic night. There Monday Night Live is such a great night! Looking for something amazing to do to get your week off right. Go to the Monday Night Live!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were first seated near the revolving door. My wife is on oxygen and was chilly so we were moved to a table near the restrooms, which was fine but when the door to the Goodman opened, we were in a wind tunnel. We managed it and ordered dinner. Three sliders were very nicely done and great for my wife who doesn’t like to eat a lot before the show. My fish dish was good, not great but I ordered from the “fixed price” menu. It looks like they were short staffed. Ate here after after the Theater and meal/service was great. Not bad but not great this time.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I made a reservation for my post theatre meal with my daughter and friends on Easter Sunday. The food was wonderful, the bartender was awesome and the restaurant was comfortable. It was also busy so the noise level was as you would expect. I think the waitstaff must have been challenged that afternoon due to the holiday crowd after the show. We were seated at a table and had a bottle of wine that we had purchased at the bar so we were not in need of drinks. After that it just seemed like service was a bit slow. But, as I say, they were busy. Our food order was taken in a timely fashion and food arrived after a bit. We weren't in a hurry, but we ordered coffee at the end and it seemed to take a long time to arrive and the bill was a long time arriving too. All in all an OK experience and I would go back again just not the best service I have ever experienced.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for brunch/lunch on Easter with a friend that loves the theater, so thought the area would be fun for him. He loved it and especially the caricatures on all the walls. We were pleased with the drink and food specials. Our waiter could not have been nicer with just the right amount of attention. We had a reservation and were seated promptly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch and it was great. Our waiter was very accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed their Easter menu and the portions were both flavorful and well proportioned.

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