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Situated on the iconic Chicago River with stunning views of downtown, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place.

The menu features contemporary American tavern fare with dramatic presentations of whole roasted chicken, whole roasted fish, and slow roasted beef – all carved table-side. The food is handcrafted, yet rustic, with many plates designed for sharing. The bar offers a large selection of local beer, craft cocktails, beer, and wine. With one of the best patios in Chicago, River Roast is a great place to enjoy dining outside on a hot summer afternoon or a crisp fall evening.

River Roast Private Events offers six spaces, all with spectacular views, for parties from 10 to 1,000.

Jason Qureshi

Executive Chef Jason Qureshi

Jason Qureshi serves as Executive Chef. Qureshi had worked with us since 2019 in the position of Executive Sous Chef serving both the restaurant and weddings/private events spaces. With the notion that every good conversation starts over great food- Qureshi’s service philosophy is centered around creating lasting memories for each guest. Whether carving up our signature roasts tableside, or developing menus for brides and grooms for their big day, Qureshi’s culinary team strives to make a lasting impression.

A native of Los Angeles, Chef Jason attended the culinary arts program at Los Angeles Harbor College in 2010, eventually joining Chef Kevin Lee in his elite Hollywood catering business. After deciding to transition to restaurants, Qureshi landed at Bestia in the L.A. arts district, working under Chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis. While there, he learned the arts and practices he now applies to his role at River Roast.

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