Petterino's

4.5
8819 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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Key West
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An old school style restaurant with delicious food and excellent service.

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e
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

cannot be beat for a classy place in the theater district with a wide choice on the menu and very good service. Very reliable place. Noise level is much better than some places but could be slightly quieter.

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PJ
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We appreciated Jay’s understated way of serving the table and offering suggestions and options. The teriyaki salmon was great as always and omg the peppermint ice cream was outstanding.

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

I have been to this place several times before the the last time and I like this place overall. But on Friday, June 14, 2019, I tried to reserve sitting on line but when I got to the restaurant the host did not take my reservation name or number and we had to wait fifteen minutes before the table was ready. If you're don't take reservation on line for a large booth then that should be stated on line before people make reservation.
It was four of us on an hour lunch break and it took so long for the food to come that two of them took their food to go. I had the beer battered fish and this time it was three very thin pieces of fish and the flavor wasn't as good as it was before. One of the ladies with me had the Short ribs and she said the ribs were salty. The other two ladies enjoyed their meal.

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C
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service was extremely slow for lunch. Don’t plan to get in and out in under an hour here.

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BM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I think it was just OK. Bonus we got to sit outside though. Service was extremely slow. The food was good but I didn’t leave thinking I had to come back again any time soon. I go out to eat a lot in the city at mid to high end places

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GD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Trish was an excellent waitress. She accommodated our theater time constraints and was friendly and pleasant. All the meals were great, although one member did not care for the "fishy" flavor of the salmon special - they now understand that fresh salmon has a stronger fish taste. We love eating at Petterino's and the convenience of retrieving left overs and claiming valet parked cars after attending the theaters. Highly recommended!

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JF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

No complaints. Just a preference thing but the decor and ambiance was more targeted to an older clientele.

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KG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was very slow today. I felt rushed during my dining experience. I wasn't able to fully enjoy this particular dining experience.

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q
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was very slow for the second time in a row for lunch. Very disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Very attentive.

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EK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Seated for 20 minutes in a side section before I got up to ask if someone could take a drink order. (All the tables in my section had the same experience.) My chicken was rubbery. My dining partner's entree was cold. At least the waiter took it off the bill. Not inclined to go back. Service and food quality have slipped.

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service was quick and everyone was polite.

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DT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sit outdoors on a nice day and experience the Chicago loop under a canopy.

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d
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our go to place after the theatre

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PD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took our granddaughter for brunch before going to see PJ Masks. She really enjoyed herself.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Petterino's! I have been a long time customer and have never been disappointed.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening at Petterinos celebrating Abbey’s birthday! Great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great for before the theatre!

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BS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food service and reasonably priced. Wait staff excellent.

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SH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect pre-theater dining! We enjoyed it!!

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QT
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

YES! Go and enjoy. After a Theater Performance we walked to Petterinos and had wonderful drinks, an absolutely delicious “special” fish dish (Rainbow Trout) which was perfectly done along with croquettes & cole slaw and great service by Adam. Mrs. Q added a Casesar salad. They have Brunch, Lunch, and have Pre-fix menus. A favorite with the Pre/After Theater crowds so make sure you make a reservation.

PS: Even tho many internet sites say: they have a “Happy Hour,” they do NOT!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Service was terrible. Waiter was rude and we had to get up to get our check so we did not miss the play.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I’m not a fan of the menu, the steaks are all filets. So I was delighted to see a culot steak special. I wasn’t familiar with the cut. I asked, it was described as skirt steak. It’s not. No texture and not much flavor.

They couldn’t have been nicer. Comped the steak and a dessert. Asked if they could bring me anything else.

I won’t hurry back.

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L
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This has been my go-to restaurant for several years now, and I brought my husband here for the first time after seeing West Side Story at the Lyric Opera. While I was excited to be dining there again, we were seated at a table just outside the restroom area and it was a very busy place to be! This is a long narrow area and the tables seemed more narrow so we were doing a juggling act with our plates and glasses. Our meals were delicious but the staff were too rushed. We waited for a long time for our leftovers to be brought to our table, and our server had to track them down. I will return but I hope my next visit will be more leisurely. Perhaps after theatre hours are always like this...I hope not!

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KR
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was great as usual. My meal was disappointing, however. I ordered the pasta bolognese and it arrived lukewarm. The pasta was rubbery and the sauce was skimpy and more tomato than meat. The Caesar salad was delicious as was the peppermint ice cream.

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CK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely brunch...thoroughly enjoyed it. Menu had some nice variety on it and the service was excellent.

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CU
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both food and service were ah-mazing!! We had a late dinner before a 10:30 comedy show and were very impressed. Loved the atmosphere and definitely be back!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing and the Pre-fixe menu for the theatre was perfect!!! Highly recommended

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SM
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent copper river salmon
Server was excellent and very nice
Way tooooooo loud

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and the food was AMAZING!! Highly recommend to everyone.

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ED
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's always such a treat to dine at Petterino's! The service and food are always exceptional. We always enjoy ourselves. Thank you!

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We have been returning to Petterino’s because our experience has always been consistently a great value. Not gourmet, but just great comfort food. Luncheon specials are an exceptional value. Tomato bisque is outstanding. Waiters have always been professional, and service is timely. Friendly and cozy dining that we plan on returning to.

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LA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and atmosphere is was outstanding. This was our second visit and the hostess once again, left a lot to be desired but the wait staff were impressive and matched the quality of the food.

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MP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Petterino’s. Kind staff. Very accommodating. Wonderful food. Everyone should try!

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A
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

It was great. We were going to the theatre and they made sure that we could get there on o. Also they held our leftovers until after the theatre.....valet parking was a plus!

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SW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to go before the theatre. Very busy and early for reservation. Went to bar. Had just gotten drink when they found us a table. Prix Fixe is excellent food at a great price. Service was excellent and efficient. Timely food delivery with prompt clearance. Goes as fast or slow as you need, but you'll never be late for show because of them. Definitely recommend.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arrived a bit early but was seated immediately. The weather was beautiful and we were able to get a table outside. Service was perfect and food was outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely experience. Love Petterinos!

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LC
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Consistently a great experience. Food and service were both excellent, and I look forward to returning.

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