Where to dine near the Nederlander 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 cost. Following are reasonably priced restaurants and Happy Hours. Always check the website or call for hours and deals before heading over.
Nederlander Theater, 24 W. Monroe (formerly The Oriental Theatre)
Catch35, 35 W. Upper Wacker Dr. (at State Street), (312) 346-3500. 3 course dinner $37 includes soup or salad, a selection of 6 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 will be deducted from your guest 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. Use Seated to get $$ back on your dine.
Frontera Fresco – Macy’s, 111 North State Street, Seven on Seven, 7th Floor, 312-781-1000. Closes 2PM. This outlet from Rick Bayless offers delicious tacos, soups, tortas, and salads. Everything is amazing. Lines can be long.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 65 E. Wacker Place, 312-240-0140. M-F 4PM-7PM. Select wines, beers and specialty cocktails for $8-9. $8-9 appetizers.
Pastoral Artisan, 53 E. Lake Street, (312) 658-1250 Great sandwiches, cheeses, bread. There is basically no seating in this shop buy you can take your food and eat along the Riverwalk assuming it’s summer! Save money with Ritual.
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.
Riverwalk (summer only) City Winery and Tiny Hatt
Other theater dining options at Broadway in Chicago theaters:
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Oriental Theatre and CIBC Theater deals here.