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BBQ, whiskey, and shellfish are the stars of the show at this River North spot from the famed Melman Brothers. For a night, toss any want for diet aside, with appetizers like griddled BBQ bacon and... read more
This River North location is slightly more upscale than its sportsbar-esque brothers and sisters, flanked with a 75-foot retractable roof for summertime, 25 craft beers, and more sophisicated-rusti... read more
A grand piano, dark woods, red walls, and a marble fireplace give this steak and seafood spot a sexy clubhouse-parlor feel. No animal is left behind, as veal sweetbreads, crab toast, and wild pheas... read more
Within its labyrinthian interior are several dining areas of diverging aesthetic thrills: silver globe lamps here, medievally brick arches there, and a dark and sexy bar. The international cuisine ... read more
Don’t let the word steakhouse fool you. True to Brendan Sodikoff form (the man behind Doughnut Vault, Gilt Bar and Maude’s Liquor Bar)—this Euro-style steakhouse is churning out a... read more
Sister to the original Piccolo Sogno, chef Tony Priolo now pairs with chef Todd Stein (The Florentine) to bring some fine Italian seafood to River North. Branzino and tonno promise to exceed your a... read more
Set in a River North space that resembles an Umbrian estate, this restaurant and wine bar from the Rosebud Restaurants folks serves traditional Italian dishes, like goat-cheese gnocchi and cro... read more
A gallery of “slurp shots” (pictures of diners slurping their noodle soups) on the website for James Beard award-winning Chef Takashi Yagihashi’s newest endeavor—the Slurpin... read more
Adjacent its sister restaurant, Roka Akor Sushi & Steak, this River North Indian establishment touts its healthy approach to Asian cuisine. Say goodbye to ghee and butter and hello to olive oil... read more
A collision of contradictions: first, the seeming impossibility that the foodie holy land of Chicago would ever import a restaurant from Hollywood; second, that gourmet burgers and French bordello ... read more
Neighborhood sushi with a twist, or a punch, or something exuberant. The usual sushi maki menu is dramatically enhanced by a 600-degree robata grill churning out dishes like prosciutto-wrapped s... read more
Hurry up and get in line while the doughnuts are hot. This artisan bakery (from the owners of Gilt bar) makes only one thing, and when they're sold out the shop closes. The doughnuts are served f... read more
Visiting this seafood-inspired restaurant helmed by Chef Guiseppe Tentori (BOKA) invokes the feeling of dining on a sexy, private yacht, replete with shark jaws and a fish net chandelier. Grab a ... read more
This River North tavern pays homage to Ernest Hemingway with some of his favorite dishes and cocktails on the menu. The space is filled with a eclectic seating arrangement made of church pews, co... read more
Backed by a bunch of reliable Chi-town restaurateurs (Hub-51 owners, Lettuce Entertain You Group), the aim of this River North restaurant and lounge is to reintroduce French cuisine to a younger ... read more
Notoriously playful chef Graham Elliot Bowles (Graham Elliot, Lollapalooza) gives us an addendum to his original, self-titled restaurant with this sandwich outpost. The space is minimal but the ... read more
It's no small feat for a new steakhouse to elbow its way into a city that is perhaps more serious about its beef than any other, but that's why Mastro's has taken so long to migrate here from its W... read more
You really can't beat the location of this River North steakhouse: The view is the Loop's best section of the Chicago River, and the LaSalle Street building itself drips with the city's top money m... read more
Eatt earns its extra 'T' by offering a plethora of food until the wee hours of the night. On one side of this River North diner you'll find carry-out pastries, gourmet sandwiches gelato, and espres... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...