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River Roast

River Roast

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River North, Chicago
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    Redeye Chicago
    "Chef Tony Mantuano recommends the Chicken in a Biscuit sandwich"(2 Tips)
    Chicagoist
    "... and seating along the Chicago River — not to mention John Hogan’s menu of..."(2 Tips)
    Jeff B.
    "Nice patio seating"(2 Tips)
    Olivia
    "Great views & ambience in addition to great food."(6 Tips)
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  • Ruben W.heart icon on user image
    Ruben WhiteJuly 29, 2018
    The steak is great, but their roasted chicken is NEXT LEVEL! Great atmosphere and it’s impossible to take a bad photo there. Also, the staff is courteous and very helpful.
  • Angelina S.heart icon on user image
    Angelina S.December 14, 2015
    The torch egg, rabbit, scallops, and fish for two are very good.💕 Then a romantic walk down River Walk towards Michigan Avenue.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistJune 21, 2016
    Tony Mantuano’s pleasing, people-packed New American River Roast features live blues and seating along the Chicago River — not to mention John Hogan’s menu of Scotch eggs and tableside-carved fish. Read more
  • Frank O.heart icon on user image
    Frank O'BeansSeptember 7, 2014
    We visited as tourists from New York and had a great time! Came for drinks on Saturday night and liked it so much we came back for brunch on Sunday! Live music at brunch is perfect, beer selection gre
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 19, 2014
    Come hungry. These are not your typical small plates. Get the fish of the day! Read more
  • Craig V.heart icon on user image
    Craig VodnikAugust 12, 2014
    Had a great roast beef sandwich, excellent homemade chips and spicy fried shrimp appetizer! Will be going back soon since it's such a hidden gem!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 25, 2015
    Order the pickles as a little snack at the bar before dinner. The selection includes bread & butter pickles with mustard seed & tumeric, cauliflower pickle & garlic with chili flakes. Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistJanuary 15, 2015
    The menu here has so many delicious items. Try the pillowy blini with creamy trout, perfectly crisped potatoes, an intensely complex turnip gratin, and meat, lots and lots of meat. Read more
  • Zach D.heart icon on user image
    Zach DanielAugust 20, 2015
    Delicious food, served up like a family meal. Can easily get a bit more expensive than intended, but that is only because the menu has so many great options! I recommend the Rabbit.
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterAugust 13, 2014
    The crab and shrimp toast appetizer was fantastic. But the highlight of the meal was FAT ELVIS. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Pretzel. Banana. Heaven.
  • Marissa R.heart icon on user image
    Marissa RyanSeptember 28, 2014
    Everything was excellent! The service was great, the food was phenomenal, and the view can't be beat. Best chicken of my life!
  • Spoon University
    Spoon UniversityOctober 18, 2016
    In 1915 the SS Eastland capsized into the Chicago River between the Clark and LaSalle bridges. 844 people drowned. To this very day, many claim to hear the screams and wails of the drowning. Read more
  • Mary A.heart icon on user image
    Mary AlesandriniMay 30, 2016
    7 - Limited options but the roasted meats are very good. Atmosphere is just okay unless you get outdoor seating. Get the Morpheus Fighting Neo drink!
  • Elly
    EllyAugust 23, 2015
    better than in Italy! try grilled calamari 👍🏼 they also have the whole wheat pasta choice
  • Kirstjen L.heart icon on user image
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 23, 2014
    Shrimp and crab on toast was great. That toast was shockingly crisp and tender. Literally melted in my mouth.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoSeptember 23, 2014
    Chef Tony Mantuano recommends the Chicken in a Biscuit sandwich, a fried boneless chicken breast topped with sriracha pickles, house-made mayo, bib lettuce and horseradish. Read more
  • Rob R.heart icon on user image
    Rob ReuterJanuary 7, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Roasted chicken stuffed with herbs over potatoes is fantastic.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayAugust 13, 2014
    Can't go wrong with the burger. Do it to it. And the chicken carmel corn.
  • Ritu R.heart icon on user image
    Ritu ReimerOctober 25, 2014
    Shrimp & grits. RR potatoes. rabbit n waffles. All amazing!
  • Esteban S.heart icon on user image
    Esteban SzaszOctober 9, 2017
    If good weather, fantastic terrace for dinning. Try the pork rack. Tasty!
  • Stef D.
    Stef DAugust 31, 2014
    Awesome service. We just had drinks on the patio but they brought water and bread without asking for it :)
  • Olivia
    OliviaFebruary 4, 2017
    Great views & ambience in addition to great food.
  • ISC C.heart icon on user image
    ISC ChicagoJune 3, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Fire Roasted Big Fish with Mediterranean Chips
  • Kirstjen L.heart icon on user image
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 31, 2014
    Chocolate pudding put me into a food coma for the afternoon. It is not huge, but big enough to share.
  • ISC C.heart icon on user image
    ISC ChicagoJune 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Fired Grilled Whole Fish meaty and has been deboned
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff BuckleySeptember 10, 2021
    The halibut tbone was great 👍
  • ISC C.heart icon on user image
    ISC ChicagoJune 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Boatload of Veggies is perfect for sharing
  • David S.
    David SmithOctober 19, 2014
    Get the pork roast and don't be shy about chewing on the bones -- amazing.
  • Dana D.heart icon on user image
    Dana DanielleOctober 31, 2016
    Good sport for client lunches and a nice patio on the river! Order a salad and it was just ok.
  • Ritu R.heart icon on user image
    Ritu ReimerOctober 25, 2014
    Brunch! Jazz, delish food, view! Can't wait to return
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilderFebruary 22, 2016
    Service industry discount Mondays - 25% off entire check from 6-10pm, excluding Happy Hour items.
  • ISC C.heart icon on user image
    ISC ChicagoJune 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Roast Whole Chicken in Chicago
  • Claire G.
    Claire GJuly 23, 2015
    For a place that specializes in meats, the salads are fantastic!
  • Mimi A.
    Mimi AlakijaJuly 25, 2014
    I was told there would be dancing! Fun to order & Great tasting
  • Matt D.heart icon on user image
    Matt DickerFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    There are no better potatoes in Chicago than the River Roast potatoes.
  • Pam I.
    Pam IrelandApril 13, 2017
    Great for private events too
  • Dona P.heart icon on user image
    Dona PalmerAugust 10, 2014
    Fish is AMAZING if you get it fried!
  • ISC C.heart icon on user image
    ISC ChicagoNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The roast chicken! That's all I need to say.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilderOctober 23, 2015
    Service industry discount Mondays - 25% off entire check.
  • Sanem U.heart icon on user image
    Sanem UcanSeptember 4, 2016
    Great view and delicious food.
  • Melissa E.heart icon on user image
    Melissa EFebruary 4, 2016
    Nice to sit outside in the summer
  • Trail B.heart icon on user image
    Trail BlazerMay 24, 2015
    Huge roasts - fish and chicken
  • Christian T.heart icon on user image
    Christian TafoyaAugust 11, 2018
    Get a bloody with all the fixings!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BauerMay 21, 2016
    Great river view
  • Ron C.heart icon on user image
    Ron CoalsonJanuary 19, 2016
    Super good brunch!
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff BuckleySeptember 10, 2021
    Nice patio seating
  • James F.
    James Feeley IIIJuly 23, 2014
    Fun new spot on the river!
  • Sarahheart icon on user image
    SarahMarch 16, 2015
    Bacon wrapped leeks!
  • Frank O.heart icon on user image
    Frank O'BeansSeptember 7, 2014
    Brunch live music beer service
  • Edward H.
    Edward HazeltonAugust 2, 2014
    Great BBQ chips
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