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, Lorenzo in Miami, 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 with for more than 20 years.
Chris Jecha is the mastermind behind the drink program at River Roast. Jecha’s credentials include Landmark, BOKA and Katacomb Lounge, where he was General Manager. He was part of the management team of The Signature Lounge at the 96th located on the 96th floor of the John Hancock. At Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, Jecha used his intricate knowledge of American Craft and International Beer to build one of the best beer lists in the city of Chicago. Here at River Roast, Jecha’s focus is on local and Midwestern beers, inventive cocktails and wine – curated to compliment River Roast’s soul-satisfying food.
WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A GRAND AFFAIR FOR 1,200 PEOPLE 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.
3 for $5 before 6PM (Monday through Friday)
End your day in our bar with three freshly shucked oysters or three of our signature carved sliders for $5.
(Monday- Friday, 11 to 3)
Grab a sandwich to go from our quick serve carving stand. Chefs selection changes weekly.
Blues & Brews Brunch
(Saturdays & Sundays)
River Roast's signature brunch menu set to Chicago blues. Soundtrack curated by Chef John Hogan.
River Roast Industry Party
Chefs Mantuano & Hogan will be joined by friends Jimmy Bannos (Heaven on Seven), John Coletta (Quartino), Tom Fleming (Crossroads Diner Dallas), Paula Haney (Hoosier Mama Pie Company), Kevin Hickey (Bottlefork), Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality), Rob Levitt (The Butcher & Larder), John Manion (La Serena Clandestina), Shawn McClain (Sage Las Vegas), Tony Priola (Piccolo Sogno), Guiseppe Tentori (GT Fish & Oyster), Allen Sternweiler (Butcher and the Burger), and Paul Virant (Vie and Perennial Virant). $75 per person contribution to the Zanella Family Trust, which supports the care and education of the the Zanella twins, the six-month old daughters of our friend Chef Dean Zanella and the late Mary Zanella. Tickets
Chicago Sun Times SPLASH
"Sunday Dinner: River Roast"
"Where to Eat Brunch in Chicago Right Now"
"Roast Wanted Tony Mantuano's new restaurant, River Roast, goes big"
"Whole in One"
"Roast Guard: Oysters, Lobster Sliders and Beer on the River"
CS Modern Luxury
"5 Chefs to Watch"
“Lunchbreak: River Roast chef John Hogan makes peas”
“Chicago’s Most Anticipated Summer Openings”
"Phil Vettel’s Summer Eating List"
“22 Most-Anticipated Summer Restaurant Openings Around the U.S.”
315 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, Il 60654
312 822 0100
MON-THURS 5-10PM FRI-SAT 5-11PM SUN 5-9PM
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