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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, led by Executive Chef Cedric Harden, features contemporary American tavern fare with dramatic presentations of whole roasted chicken, whole roasted fish, and slow roasted beef – all carved tableside. 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. Saturday and Sunday features our Blues and Brews Brunch with live Chicago Blues Musicians performing from 12PM-3PM. We are open daily for lunch and dinner.

Chef Cedric

Cedric Harden

Chef Cedric Harden is the leading force behind the culinary program at River Roast. Growing up with the natural inclination and desire to cook for his family, Harden’s passion for food was sparked at a very early age.

Jay Schuster

Jay Schuster

General Manager Jay Schuster leads the service and hospitality teams at River Roast in Chicago, Ill. Schuster is experienced in all aspects of restaurant and bar operations and management, from new menu development and implementation to cultivating relationships with guests and neighbors.

Alyssa Rossetti

Alyssa Rossetti

Director of Sales Alyssa Rossetti is a veteran in the industry leading the experienced River Roast Private Events team that accommodates and anticipates your needs for a flawless event.

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