Where to dine near the Goodman Theater. Going to the theater can be expensive and if you want to make an afternoon or evening out of it dining adds to the bill. Many theaters have partnerships with area restaurants that offer you discounts from free valet parking, 20% off your check and more. Also included are other reasonably priced restaurants and Happy Hours.
Petterino’s, 150 North Dearborn Street, 312.422.0150 located in the theater building. Petterino’s is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. They offer a $36 prix fixe pre-theater dinner menu but it’s a ton of food.
The Dearborn, 145 North Dearborn, corner of Dearborn and Randolph. You cannot enter the restaurant from inside Block 37 you have to go outside. Present your Goodman ticket stub and receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entrée. Offer is valid only on the date shown on the ticket.
Gayle’s Best Grilled Cheese, Block 37, 108 N. State Street, Level 1, (312) 285-2202. Grilled cheese $6-9, soup $5-8.
Ace Bounce, 230 North Clark Street, 773-219-0900. Soup, entree or pizza and dessert $37 when they show their theatre ticket stub at the reception stand. Offer valid September 10, 2016 through August 1, 2017. Must have ticket stub for same-day show at approved locations. This is another ping pong joint.
Bella Bacinos, 75 E. Wacker, 312.263.2350. Present your Goodman Theatre ticket and get 20% off of your meal. Patrons also receive a special rate of $16 for valet parking when they mention Goodman Theatre. I haven’t eaten here in more than a decade so I know little about it.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, 174 N. Wabash, 312- 344-1695. Huge subs $9-10.
Catch35, 35 W. Upper Wacker Dr. (at State Street), (312) 346-3500. SPECIAL 3 COURSE VALUE DINNER for $33.95 – includes soup or salad, a selection of 6 popular entrees and any dessert on the menu. Free valet: Show your theatre ticket for that day’s performance to your server and the cost of valet ($12) will be deducted from your check.
Emerald Loop, 216 North Wabash Avenue 312-263-0200. Daily food specials that change weekly. Monthly beer special around $5. Happy hour M-F 4PM-6PM $5 drafts and well drinks, $7 Signature cocktails and $3 domestic bottles.
Frontera Fresco – Macy’s, 111 North State Street, Seven on Seven, 7th Floor, 312-781-1000. This outlet from Rick Bayless offers delicious tacos, soups, tortas, and salads. Prices range from $3 for a taco to a salad for $14. Everything is amazing. Lines can be long. This only works if you’re going to a matinee as it closes around 2PM.
Goddess and the Baker, 225 N. LaSalle (312) 374-3625 Items all around $10-14. Delicious naan grilled cheese $9.
Halal Guys, 172 N. Wabash Ave. (312) 374-3255 Wraps, gyros and rice and meat platters.
Luke’s Lobster, 134 N. LaSalle, (312) 982.2977. yes the lobster roll is $17 but it’s still cheaper than fancy restaurant lobster and just as good.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 65 E. Wacker Place, 312-240-0140. M-F 4PM-7PM. Select wines $8, $6 beers and specialty cocktails for $9. $8-9 appetizers including ahi tuna tacos and petite filet steak sandwiches.
Riverwalk (summer only) City Winery and Tiny Hatt
Trattoria No.10, 10 North Dearborn Street, 312.984.1718. Present your Goodman ticket stub and receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entrée. Offer is valid only on the date shown on the ticket.
Other theater dining options:
Broadway in Chicago theaters:
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Oriental Theatre and PrivateBank Theater deals here.