You can’t go wrong with dinner and a show. Just pick one of our acclaimed theatres, then match it with a nearby restaurant for a perfect night out in Chicago.

Restaurants near Broadway In Chicago theatres

Broadway In Chicago brings the latest hits and timeless classic to Chicago’s theatre district. These three classic Chicago theatres are all home to Broadway In Chicago productions — CIBC Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and the James N. Nederlander Theatre — and are all surrounded by amazing restaurants.

Restaurants near the CIBC Theatre

The Gage: Slide into the leather booths for hearty American fare with Irish influences at the upscale tavern/restaurant
Rosebud Prime: The homegrown Italian steakhouse chain
Italian Village: Enjoy an authentic Italian meal at one of the three restaurants under the same roof

Restaurants near the Cadillac Palace Theatre

Prime & Provisions: Splurge with a reservation at this slick American steakhouse just a quick stroll two blocks up on Clark Street along the Chicago River
312 Chicago: A long-standing classic in the theatre district, serving Italian fare in a historic building

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Restaurants near the James M. Nederlander Theatre

Trattoria No. 10: You’ll find handmade ravioli with creative fillings and main dishes with a sustainable focus in a cozy environment at the subterranean Loop gem
The Dearborn: This buzzy American-inspired tavern features comfortable booths and a stylish scene

Restaurants near opera, symphony, and ballet theatres

Catch exciting, diverse performances of music and dance at the Harris Theater, see classic ballet performances, contemporary dance, and philharmonic concerts come to life at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, watch the world-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra play at its home, or experience breathtaking operas at Lyric Opera of Chicago. No matter which you choose, there’s a great meal nearby.

Restaurants near Auditorium Theatre

Mercat a la Planxa: Nosh on Catalan-inspired tapas from Chef Jose Garces before heading to Michigan Avenue’s storied Auditorium Theatre
Plymouth Restaurant & Rooftop Bar: This year-round rooftop is a popular spot for drinks and bar fare

Restaurants near Chicago Symphony Center​

Acanto: Approachable Italian cuisine, plus a large wine list, in a relaxed setting
The Berghoff Restaurant: Enjoy German classics and locally made beer at this Chicago institution

Restaurants near Lyric Opera of Chicago

Blackbird: Expect artful cuisine at this ultra-modern spot led by James Beard Award-winning Paul Kahan
Sepia: This award-winning West Loop spot serves rustic, seasonal dishes in an 1890 print shop
Chicago French Market: Choose from some of the city’s best restaurants and vendors, all under one roof

Restaurants near Harris Theater

Park Grill Chicago: Grab a bite to eat at Millennium Park and sit right beneath Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean”
III Forks: An American steakhouse with a modern vibe and rooftop bar

Restaurants near Chicago’s independent theatres

Chicago’s independent theatres like Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Goodman, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater are the heart and soul of the city’s cultural scene. These local gems regularly debut original show and cutting-edge work. Bonus: You can take advantage of Chicago’s diverse neighborhood restaurants.

Restaurants near Steppenwolf Theatre Company

BOKA: A Michelin-starred restaurant, where innovative, seasonal dishes are served in a whimsical yet sophisticated atmosphere
Stella Barra: For a laidback experience, go further up Halsted Street for artisan pizzas and biodynamic wines
Summer House: A sunny spot with wood-fired dishes and locally-sourced ingredients
Willow Room: An industrial chic space with refined plates and an impressive wine list

Restaurants near Lookingglass Theatre Company

Bistronomic: Dine on modern-day interpretations of French classics
Marisol: Enjoy a dinner surrounded by modern art (both on the walls and on your plate) inside the Museum of Contemporary Art

Restaurants near Goodman Theatre

Petterino’s: Dine on classic American dishes, prime steaks, and fresh seafood at the old-school Italian supper club right next door
The Dearborn: An upscale take on a classic Chicago tavern, with refined food and craft cocktails

Restaurants near Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Riva: Head to Navy Pier’s premier seafood restaurant for a crab dinner and breathtaking views
Pinstripes: Sneak in some Italian-American fare (and maybe a round of bowling) before the show
Carsons Ribs: A classic spot for barbecue ribs and all your favorite sides

Restaurants near Chicago comedy clubs

No trip to Chicago would be complete without experiencing the premier talent at one of the comedy clubs like The Second City, Zanies, Laugh Factory, or The iO Theatre. Laugh the night away at sketch comedy, standup, and improv in the Old Town neighborhood.

Restaurants near The Second City and Zanies Comedy Nightclub

The Kennison: A stylish space with new American fare and views of Lincoln Park
Twin Anchors: Ribs and comfort food classics can be found at one of the city’s oldest restaurants
Orso’s: A cozy, family-owned Italian getaway on bustling Wells Street

Restaurants near Laugh Factory

DryHop: House-brewed beer and refined American fare at this local hangout
Wilde: An upscale Irish pub with a cozy library vibe
Buena Vista: A laid-back spot with front patio and casual Mexican fare

Restaurants near The iO Theatre

Pizzeria Bebu: Signature thin-crust pies loaded with seasonal toppings
Bistec Bar & Grill: Mexican fare with table-top grills for a DIY steak dinner
Kizuki Ramen: A modern space serving steaming bowls of traditional ramen