Theatergoers to the Goodman, the Palace, and the Oriental pack Petterino's (next door to the Goodman lobby) nightly. Not that the Italian supper club with framed caricatures of celebs past and present couldn't stand on its own merits. The deep, red-velvet booths make a cozy stage for old-school classics like steak Diane, shrimp de jonghe (covered in garlicky bread crumbs then baked), tomato bisque, chicken vesuvio, as well as prime steaks, seafood, and pastas. Although
the show is usually next door, on Monday nights Petterino's hosts live open-mike cabaret.
May 22, 2004
How do these average places stay in business? No one is afraid to charge those prices, but try to find someone to fill your water glass.
Sep 4, 2002
Excellent service - attentive and friendly. Tried the Red Snapper soup, not bad. Also had the scallops 'de Jonghe' and Walleye Pike, both were very good. Desserts were excellent but a bit small.