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Combine a visit to the theatre with a pre or post-show dinner at one of our restaurants offering special theatre menus. Featuring a wide variety of cuisine types at restaurants, you can enjoy a delicious meal and still make it to the show on time.

100 Restaurants Book Pre & Post-Show Tables

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photo of legno restaurant
Legno
Awesome
(221)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Portage Park
Theater goers, join us before or after you visit one of the historic Portage theaters.
photo of the bristol restaurant
The Bristol
Exceptional
(1486)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Bucktown / Wicker Park
Join us pre-show Monday-Friday for 1/2 Off small plates, wine & beer on draft.
photo of the little gem restaurant restaurant
Awesome
(285)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Oak Park
So Close to Like Street Theatre
1/2 Price Appetizers and Drink Specials till 6:30pm
At The Bar
photo of one fifty one kitchen & bar restaurant
Awesome
(303)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Elmhurst
We are located directly across the street from the York Theatre. Join us before or after a show!
photo of sofi restaurant restaurant
Exceptional
(723)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian South Loop
Three blocks from Hamilton
reserve between 5 -6 pm .... complimentary glass of prosecco!
photo of benny's chop house restaurant
Exceptional
(2892)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse River North (Chicago)
Benny's is open DAILY - bar seating at 3pm, dining room seating at 4pm! Perfect for a speedy dinner!
photo of drew's on halsted restaurant
Exceptional
(819)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Lakeview / East Lakeview
3 Course Menu $24.99 available through Blueman group and Annoyance Theater
$5 parking
photo of siena tavern restaurant
Exceptional
(3033)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian River North (Chicago)
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Located conveniently on Kinzie & Dearborn, a perfect place for pre and post-theater food and drinks.
photo of old town pour house - oak brook restaurant
Awesome
(760)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Oak Brook
Conveniently located near Drury Lane Theater!
photo of the madison bar & kitchen restaurant
Exceptional
(616)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
Join us for our amazing happy hour or pre theatre dinner.

Top special:

Half Price Bottles of Wine
Half Price Cocktails & Sparkling Wine

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photo of summer house santa monica restaurant
Exceptional
(3438)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Lincoln Park
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Catching a show at Steppenwolf? Ask to see our special three-course prix-fixe menu, available daily.
photo of rl restaurant restaurant
Exceptional
(5388)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Gold Coast / Streeterville
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
We're perfect destination for pre/post theater dining with early and late dinner menu and valet
photo of union sushi + barbeque bar restaurant
Exceptional
(1621)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Sushi River North (Chicago)
Join us for our amazing happy hour or a delicious meal before your show.

Top special:

HAPPY HOUR FOOD SPECIALS
HALF PRICE COCKTAILS + WINE
$1.50 OYSTERS

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photo of the franklin room restaurant
Exceptional
(745)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Join us for our amazing happy hour or delicious pre theatre dinner.

Top special:

Half Price Bottles of Wine
$1.50 Oysters

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photo of café ba-ba-reeba restaurant
Exceptional
(5889)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Tapas / Small Plates Lincoln Park
Just a few blocks from the Steppenwolf and Royal George Theaters - join us before or after the show!
photo of coco pazzo restaurant
Exceptional
(2797)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian River North (Chicago)
We open at 5:00 pm to accommodate theater and symphony goers.
photo of monnie burke's restaurant
Exceptional
(340)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Pilsen
We are located just 1.5 blocks from Thalia Hall in Pilsen. Stop in for dinner before your concert!
photo of joe's seafood, prime steak & stone crab restaurant
Exceptional
(12447)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood River North (Chicago)
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Just five minutes from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, join us for lunch or dinner.
photo of nonnina restaurant
Exceptional
(1272)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian River North (Chicago)
$30 three course Pre-Theater menu Mon-Fri 4-6, Sat. 5-6, Sun. 3-6
photo of rosebud prime restaurant
Exceptional
(2534)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Downtown / Loop
Rosebud Prime Pre-Theater Menu: 3 Courses for only $45 and guaranteed to get you to the show on time
photo of harry caray's italian steakhouse - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(4046)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steak River North (Chicago)
A short walk across the river from the Loop theaters - we are the perfect pre show dinner!
photo of steadfast restaurant
Awesome
(594)
83% 83% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Downtown / Loop
Hurry, we only have 2 timeslots left!
Experience elegant dining before or after Hamilton. Just one block West of Private Bank Theatre.
photo of fork - chicago restaurant
Awesome
(1543)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Lincoln Square
Just a block away from Old Town and next door to the Davis Theater-join us before or after the show!
photo of chez moi restaurant
Exceptional
(1397)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Lincoln Park
Steppenwolf Theater walking distance. Show your ticket stub and receive 10% off your bill.
photo of boka restaurant
Exceptional
(4616)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Lincoln Park
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Just Across The Street From The Steppenwolf Theater On N Halsted!!!

photo of broken english taco pub-lincoln park restaurant
Awesome
(183)
70% 70% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mexican Lincoln Park
$2 tacos all day Tuesday and happy hour specials Monday-Friday from 4pm to 7pm.
photo of sweetwater tavern and grille restaurant
Awesome
(636)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
We Are Located Just 2 Blocks From The Chicago Theatre And A Very Short Walk From The Others!

photo of nia restaurant
Awesome
(746)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mediterranean West Loop
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Near Civic Opera House, Theater District, United Center & Expressway. Leave Car With Valet & Cab.
photo of coco pazzo café restaurant
Exceptional
(1891)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Gold Coast / Streeterville
We open at 5:00 pm to accommodate theater and symphony goers.
photo of broken english taco pub - lake street restaurant
Awesome
(279)
82% 82% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mexican Downtown / Loop
Hurry, we only have 2 timeslots left!
Only a couple blocks away from Chicago & Cadillac Palace Theatre, our taco pub will hit the spot!
photo of fulton market kitchen restaurant
Awesome
(96)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American West Loop
Receive 10% Off Your Check With Same Day Pre or Post Theatre Ticket Stub!
photo of casati’s restaurant
Awesome
(128)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Lincoln Park
Seeing a show? Show us tonight's ticket for 10% off or Special Pre- Fixe Menu $29 -2 Course

Top special:

Monday 1/2 Select Bottles Of Wine
40% OFF Select Cocktails

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photo of prime & provisions steakhouse restaurant
Exceptional
(2044)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse River North (Chicago)
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Within walking distance to various theaters, join us for pre / post dinner, drinks and River views.
photo of gemini restaurant
Exceptional
(2156)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Lincoln Park
We offer a prix fixe menu from 5-6:30pm nightly; free valet parking with valid theater ticket
photo of petterino's restaurant
Awesome
(8827)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
Hurry, we only have 2 timeslots left!
Monday Night Live: $5 cocktails & appetizers . Tues-Thurs free live entertainment w/ $7 after 7 menu

photo of terrace 16 restaurant
Awesome
(144)
75% 75% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Near North
Located on the Chicago River, Terrace 16 is just steps away from Chicago's best performances
photo of pelago restaurant
Exceptional
(1495)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Gold Coast / Streeterville
à la carte or 2 course lunch $36 3 course lunch $48
photo of russian tea time restaurant
Awesome
(417)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Russian Downtown / Loop
Serving pre-theatre dinners for 24 years! We'll set you in the right mood and get you out in time!
photo of stella barra pizzeria - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(879)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Pizzeria Lincoln Park
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Just a few blocks from the Steppenwolf and Royal George Theaters - join us before or after the show!
photo of barton g. the restaurant - chicago restaurant
Awesome
(307)
84% 84% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American River North (Chicago)
Come in for a cocktail or a quick bite before or after your show!
photo of el tapeo restaurant
Awesome
(385)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Spanish Oak Brook
El Tapeo is less than a mile from Drury Lane Theatre.
photo of trattoria no. 10 restaurant
Exceptional
(6097)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Downtown / Loop
In The Heart Of The Theater District, For Theater Goers Dessert Is On Us.

photo of catch 35 - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(7486)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Downtown / Loop
Complimentary valet parking. 3 Course Prix-Fixe menu $37. Walking distance to all major theaters.
photo of remington's restaurant
Exceptional
(1364)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
We are your pre and post Symphony or Theater destination, steps away from all the major venues!
photo of walton street restaurant
Exceptional
(294)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Gold Coast / Streeterville
A perfect pre-theater dinner! An elegant yet casual space with approachable food.
photo of la sirena clandestina restaurant
Exceptional
(490)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
Hurry, we only have 3 timeslots left!
A straight shot downtown, La Sirena is a perfect spot to grab a quick and delicious bite.

Top special:

Happy Hour(s)

photo of tortoise supper club restaurant
Exceptional
(2269)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Enjoy FREE valet parking when you dine with us and present your theater tickets to our hostess!
photo of bistronomic restaurant
Awesome
(3073)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Gold Coast / Streeterville
The Pre-Theater Menu is offered nightly, includes 3 courses/$34 & $39 from 5pm-10pm
Daily Specials.
photo of la sardine restaurant
Exceptional
(816)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French West Loop
Within walking distance to City Winery, and a quick cab ride to all Theaters and United Center
photo of sugar factory - chicago river north restaurant
Excellent
(2278)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Only five minutes from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, join us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch!
photo of atwood restaurant
Awesome
(4474)
80% 80% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Atwood is located in the heart of the theater district. We open at 4:45pm for dinner every day.
photo of davanti enoteca - taylor street restaurant
Exceptional
(1076)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Little Italy / University Village
Seconds From UIC, United Center and Provisions. This is a great place to grab a small bit with wine
photo of osteria via stato restaurant
Exceptional
(2462)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian River North (Chicago)
We have a cab stand service at our front door to get you to the theatre in minutes.

photo of mia francesca restaurant
Exceptional
(2229)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Lakeview / East Lakeview
Show us your ticket for today's performance and order any appetizer on us.
photo of public house restaurant
Awesome
(436)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Hurry, we only have 2 timeslots left!
Located conveniently on Kinzie & State, a perfect place for pre and post-theater food and drinks.
photo of mable's table restaurant
Exceptional
(92)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Bucktown / Wicker Park
Join us for a dinner and a show at the famous Trapdoor Theatre (check listings) celebrating 25 yrs
photo of the florentine restaurant
Awesome
(887)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Downtown / Loop
Pre and Post Theater Menu Available. $20 parking up to 5 hours with Validation.
photo of liberty tavern restaurant
Awesome
(153)
77% 77% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Rosemont
Perfect spot for dinner/drinks before & after show.Near Rosemont Theatre, Park & Arena.*Comp Parking
photo of mercat a la planxa restaurant
Awesome
(4544)
84% 84% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Spanish South Loop
Show your tix to your server for a 10% discount on your food & be sure to ask about our Theater Menu
photo of francesca's on taylor restaurant
Exceptional
(1768)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Little Italy / University Village
We are located within 15-20 min of the theater district and are a perfect setting pre/post theater

photo of the kennison restaurant
Awesome
(319)
77% 77% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Lincoln Park
Perennial Virant is located just a few blocks from Second City, Red Orchid Theater and Piper's Alley
photo of prosecco restaurant
Exceptional
(2446)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian River North (Chicago)
Join us before 6pm Monday-Saturday & enjoy 10% off your tab! Valet park here, we'll call a cab & enjoy the show!

photo of mccormick & schmick's seafood - chicago (wacker dr.) restaurant
Awesome
(3020)
84% 84% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Downtown / Loop
Daily dinner specials, feat. the freshest seafood, steak & pasta.

photo of mity nice bar & grill restaurant
Awesome
(1673)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Gold Coast / Streeterville
Complimentary dessert when you show a ticket to a Broadway in Chicago show or Lookingglass Theater!
photo of copper fox gastropub restaurant
Awesome
(308)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Located Blocks From The Theater District, Enjoy Dinner With Us Before Or After Catching A Show!

Top special:

The Fox's (Happy) Hour - #getfoxedup

photo of cite restaurant
Excellent
(2467)
73% 73% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Gold Coast / Streeterville
Join us for our early bird, 3Course Prix-Fixe Theatre Menu & you'll be in the limelight! $45 pp 5-7

Top special:

Sunset Happy Hour at Cite
Complimentary Glass of Bubbly & Dessert with purchase of Main Course from our Menu!

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photo of formento's restaurant
Exceptional
(1223)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian West Loop
Join us pre-show for specials Mon-Fri 5-6:30 including 1/2 Off Antipasti, Wine by the glass & more!
photo of grassroots grill (fka deleece) restaurant
Awesome
(1326)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Lakeview / East Lakeview
Enjoy a sensational meal before or after a show at the Mercury or Music Box Theater.
photo of the grillroom restaurant
Exceptional
(2460)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Downtown / Loop
Going to see Hamilton? Stop in for our Hamilton inspired menu!
photo of kinzie chophouse restaurant
Exceptional
(2599)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse River North (Chicago)
Located in the River North Neighboorhood minutes away from the Theater District!

photo of ceres' table restaurant
Awesome
(602)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Lakeview / East Lakeview
We are walking distance to the Timeline Theater, Briar Street Theater, and The Laugh Factory.
photo of stock & ledger kitchen & spirits restaurant
Awesome
(260)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
We have become experts in the art of serving the theatre patrons with the perfectly timed dinner.
photo of park grill chicago restaurant
Awesome
(3257)
84% 84% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
Before the curtain rises, enjoy a 3 course ($45) pre-theater prix fixe dinner in 45 mins or less!
photo of riva crabhouse on navy pier restaurant
Awesome
(4529)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Gold Coast / Streeterville
Don't go to the Shakespeare Theater hungry! Riva will accommodate a quick meal before seeing a show!
photo of lockwood restaurant and bar restaurant
Excellent
(1433)
82% 82% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
3 Course Theatre Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu $54.

photo of untitled supper club restaurant
Awesome
(1410)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Every Tuesday, $35 three-course Prix Fixe.
photo of 312 chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(4547)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Downtown / Loop
Let 312 Chicago be your opening act! We are centrally located in the Theater District with valet
photo of lucille at drury lane restaurant
Awesome
(898)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Oak Brook
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Join us 2 hours before any show. Pre order your intermission cocktail & enjoy leftover pickup.
photo of blvd restaurant
Awesome
(1101)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
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Located in the heart of the West Loop, BLVD is the perfect place for a pre or post-theater dinner.
photo of eden restaurant
Exceptional
(634)
98% 98% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
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Just a few blocks from the United Center. Join us for dinner & drinks on game or show nights!
photo of townhouse chicago restaurant
Awesome
(594)
82% 82% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Downtown / Loop
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Perfect for pre or post theatre dining. Located directly across the street from Private Bank Theater
photo of one north kitchen & bar restaurant
Awesome
(1224)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
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Dine with us pre or post opera. Conveniently located directly across from the Lyric Opera.
photo of trattoria gianni restaurant
Awesome
(1227)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Lincoln Park
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In the heart of Lincoln Park. Located near Steppenwolf & Royal George. Valet. Si parla italiano.
photo of space 519 | the lunchroom restaurant
Exceptional
(109)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Californian Gold Coast / Streeterville
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In close proximity to both Lookingglass Theater as well as The Broadway Playhouse.
photo of the walnut room - chicago restaurant
Awesome
(2023)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
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BY THE GLASS.
ROS'E TUES $5.00
WINE WED HALF PRICE BOTTLES
HOUSE WINE THURS $5.00
FEATURE FRI $5.00
photo of marchesa restaurant
Exceptional
(258)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French River North (Chicago)
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Join us pre or post-theater, opera or concert -- show us your tickets and enjoy 10% off your dinner!
photo of saigon sisters restaurant
Exceptional
(592)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Vietnamese West Loop
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We open Tues to Fri from 11am to 9pm and Sat 5pm to 10pm. Stop in mid afternoon before the show
photo of les nomades restaurant
Exceptional
(1558)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary French Gold Coast / Streeterville
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Save on a three course menu of your choice , $85
Order by 5:30 Tuesday thru Saturday evenings
photo of 7 plates café restaurant
Exceptional
(89)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
European Lincoln Park
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Featuring European cuisine , you can enjoy a delicious meal and still make it to the show on time.
photo of volo restaurant wine bar restaurant
Exceptional
(402)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Roscoe Village
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Ideal for north-side pre & post theater dining. Enjoy acclaimed menus, boutique wines & a full menu!

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