SOCIAL. CRAFTED. INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS.

Located on the Chicago River, RIVER ROAST offers dramatic city and water views from every seat - inside and out. James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan’s menu of contemporary American tavern fare is satisfying and soul-warming. Meat, fish and veggies are roasted to perfection and carved tableside. Inventive drinks like farmer’s market punch on draft and cold-brewed cocktails from two slow drip infusion towers are offered alongside a large selection of local and Midwestern beers, craft cocktails, and wine. With one of the best patios in the city, River Roast is a gathering place to connect with friends, old and new. We'll see you soon for lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks!

After four-star Spiaggia and other successful Italian restaurants, award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano takes on American tavern fare at River Roast. Mantuano is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef Midwest" and the Chicago Tribune’s "Good Eating Award", which honors achievement in the food and restaurant industry. Outside of the kitchen, Mantuano is often recognized from Season Two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. His other restaurants include: Spiaggia, Bar Toma, Terzo Piano, and Mangia Trattoria in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is co-author of “The Spiaggia Cookbook” and “Wine Bar Food,” with his wife Cathy Mantuano, a wine and hospitality expert.

Chef John Hogan is a fixture in the Chicago culinary community. He started his career at four-star Everest, Kikki’s Bistro and the Park Avenue Cafe. When he opened his own restaurant, Savarin, the Chicago Tribune named Hogan as one of the "Top 10 Chefs in Chicago" while Travel + Leisure honored Savarin with “America’s Top 50 Restaurants.” Esquire magazine also honored Savarin with “Best Restaurant of 1999.” Just as steakhouses exploded across the country, Hogan took the helm at Keefer’s when it launched in 2001, developing a signature menu of Chicago-style dishes inspired by American classics. At River Roast, Hogan is sharing his straightforward but unique brand of cooking and collaborating with Mantuano, a friend for more than 20 years.

WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A GRAND AFFAIR FOR 1,200 GUESTS OR AN INTIMATE EVENING FOR EIGHT, our experienced event team will work with you to create a memorable event. With six spaces to choose from, each paying tribute to our historical landmark building, the options for corporate and social events are endless.

Contact our Private Events Team by email or by phone, 312-527-1417.

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'Tis the Season Holiday Gift card bonus

(Through December 31)
Treat everyone on your list this holiday season to a memorable dining experience with us!  With every $100 gift card purchase you'll receive a $25 bonus card as our gift to you! Stop in to get your gift card today or purchase them online here.

Bonus cards are valid January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015

NEW YEAR'S EVE

(DEC. 31ST) A toast to a wonderful 2014 and cheerful year ahead. We'll be offering

  • Maine lobster stuffed with peekytoe crab and winter   veggies & lobster sauterne sauce $59.00   
  • Roast Wagyu Strip loin ($10 per ounce ) 
  • Robuchon  potatoes with shaved Truffle  $16.00
  • Soft scramble eggs and brioche $9
  • Shaved truffles $10 per gram or caviar for market price

SUNDAY SUPPER SPECIAL

(Sundays 5pm-Close) Celebrate your weekend in style with a pairing of a signature whole roasted chicken and bottle of prosecco for $50 #FancyFeast

Blues & Brews Brunch

(Saturdays & Sundays 11:30AM-3PM )
River Roast’s curated brunch menu by Chef John Hogan paired with his favorite live Chicago blues bands.

  • Dec 20th Willie Hayes         
  • Dec 21st Pete Gallanis  
  • Dec 27th Toronzo Cannon
  • Jan 3rd Hot Rod        
  • Jan 4th Jimmy Burns
  • Jan 10th Quintus Mccormick
  • Jan 11th Chainsaw Dupont
  • Jan 17 Felix
  • Jan 18th Nick Moss
  • Jan 24th LINSEY Alexander
  • Jan 25th Mike Wheeler
  • Jan 31st Toronzo Cannon

 

HAPPY HOUR 

(Weekdays, 3 to 6PM)
Pair your cocktails, wine or brew with 3 chef-selected sliders or 3 fresh oysters for 5 dollars. Enjoy at the cozy upstairs Reid Bar or at the lively dining room bar. RiverRoastchicago.com

Private Events

Incredible views, six private spaces, events from 10 to 1,000. Contact our private events director at 312/527-1417 for more information.

Share your leftovers!

Enjoy your leftovers with this delicious soup recipe by Chef John Hogan, tag us @RiverRoastChi #Leftovers

1 quart chicken broth
3 qts cold water
1 leek white cut ¼ in thick /greens rough chop
2 carrots peeled and chopped ¼ in
2 ribs celery ¼ in chop
4 cloves garlic smashed
Salt and pepper
Put the leftover chicken in a pot and cover with and chicken broth . Add the chopped leek greens and garlic and bring to a simmer. Skim any scum that comes to the top. Cook the chicken on low simmer for 45 mins to one hour or until chicken is tender. Remove the chicken and let cool. Strain the stock and discard the leek greens and garlic. Pick the chicken and discard the bones. Return the picked chicken and cut veggies to the pot and cover with the stock. Simmer about 25 mins or until veggies are just tender. Finally, add precook rice or pasta, serve, enjoy, and share your soup pics

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RIVER ROAST
315 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, Il 60654
312 822 0100

Lunch
MON-FRI 1130AM-3PM

Dinner
MON-THURS 5-10PM FRI-SAT 5-11PM SUN 5-9PM

Brunch
SAT-SUN 11AM-3PM

Bar
LATE NIGHT

GENERAL INQUIRIES
Email Jennifer Nickerson jnickerson@levyrestaurants.com

PRESS INQUIRIES
Email Jennifer Nickerson jnickerson@levyrestaurants.com

PRIVATE EVENT INQUIRIES
Email our Special Events Team at RREvents@levyrestaurants.com

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