Food was outstanding.... unique
Food was outstanding.... unique without being "over the top."Pricing was reasonable.Something fun for everyone... great food, great music, great bar, lots of space!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun had by all!
I went to American Junkie yesterday with some friends and we all really enjoyed it. It was March Madness and the place was packed with a fun crowd. We had the deviled eggs (highly recommended) and the Frieda Burger. It was probably one of the best burgers I've ever had. The sweet potato fries were good but came to us a little cold. I'd definitely come back for a drink upstairs or even a bottle service table. The atmosphere was lively and young. Overall a fun experience!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This will be a good spot,
This will be a good spot, they are still working out the kinks of a freshly opened establishment, so some of the slight disappointment was totally attributed to staff learning what's actually on the menu and food being on point. That said, I will definitely be back because there is potential for it to be a nice, clean place to watch a game in a cool industrial atmosphere.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very noisy---difficult to
Very noisy---difficult to communicate with server and dining companions.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was unique and delicious.
Food was unique and delicious. Staff and service were great! I can see this new modern bar really becoming the new hot spot in River North
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The foie gras pinapple flate
The foie gras pinapple flate bread was surprisingly delicious!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for lunch on a Wednesday
Went for lunch on a Wednesday so it was pretty quiet, but food and service were excellent. Looking forward to the retractable roof in the summer.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new addition to River
Great new addition to River North. Exciting decor, above average food. We went for lunch, but I'll bet the after work scene is hopping.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place. Went for
Loved this place. Went for a dinner from 6-9pm. Just four guys. Was excellent.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will give it another try....
We found American Junkie on the Internet and decided to give it a try. Despite an almost empty restaurant, we were seated next to the door at a two seater which was barely enough space for the food we ordered. The food: it was good. We started by choosing what our server suggested - the octopus and mussels. Both were quite good. We also ordered the duck fat chips which tasted like they came from a bag. The pork belly and kumquat flatbread was interesting, however, I thought the kumquat overpowered the dish. The wine and cocktail list was decent. The server was attentive and pleasant. This place is LOUD! There are large televisions throughout and the sound was blaring. We could barely speak to one another due to the noise level.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can't recall the servers name, but she was great. Service seems to be a priority here and I will definitely be coming back for more! Pork lollipops!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and much better than I ever anticipated. Went here with a few friends on a Tuesday night and we split the mussels with chorizo, wings, chips, foie gras / pineapple flat bread, bison burger and hanger steak sandwich. All we're excellent plus they had a great beer list coupled some house brews. We used the power of twitter to start a conversation with their social media manager and ended getting a tour of the rooftop from their GM. He didn't have to do this but we thought it showed excellent customer service and will definitely help to bring us back to this spot.
All in all it has a great atmosphere and a really cool backlit, black and white American flag on its rooftop. Check it out.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
great open rooftop and huge screen for Hawks playoff game
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I do a supper
My friends and I do a supper club every month and we decided to come to American Junkie so we could stay and go upstairs after. The server was very good and helped us pick the perfect amount of food for 10 people. The food wasn't anything to write home about, but it was still very good. We had a couple different flat breads, pork belly sliders, deviled eggs, lobster mac n cheese, pretzels, etc. Everything was easy to share.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic! Everything was wonderful! We would have liked to sit on the top deck, but I guess it is bottle service only on Sunday evenings.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had couch section for hawks game. Great bar for sports. Our waitress was really good too. Will definately come back!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very fun but really loud
I made a reservation and I'm glad I did. We went late evening, and it was really busy. The food was great, the service was great, the music was great. It was a very cool place and definitely not the average sports bar. The only bad thing I have to say is that it was really loud, but there's not much you can really do about that anyways.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, typical River North
We went for a late dinner on a Saturday night. The food was really good, the drinks were great as well. The later into the evening, the more "river northy" the place got, which isn't my scene, but I would go back for the food. We weren't able to go upstairs, as you have to make a reservation to go up....by the time we thought about it, the line was insane.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great for a game
Good spot to have good food while watching a game on TV
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
All and all everything was pretty good. The food we had was the beet salad, BBQ chik pizza, roasted chik, lobster mac and the arctic char. Fish was overcooked and the lobster mac was fair, but the rest was tasty. I don't think we are dying to go back, but the experience was fine.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went Fri (good) and Sat (not good)
Party of 2, went on a Friday night for a late dinner at about 10:30pm. There was no line outside, the bouncer was personable, led us in and spoke to the host for us checking us in. Table was available immediately, food and service great. Overall an excellent experience.
Because the experience was so good, I took three girlfriends back the next night (Saturday) at about 11:30pm for drinks. Bouncer told me they were at capacity and we had to wait in a line about a block long. While in line I could see in the windows - the place was half empty......certainly no where near as busy as the previous night when there was no line. After about 10 minutes we didn't see anyone from the line allowed to enter, so we decided to leave. Disappointing!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
So fun, great food and wonderful service. The band was kind of loud but maybe that is just because we were sitting close to her. Wonderful evening!!!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was great!
I had a great experience at american Junkie. The food was fabulous, but the service was a little bit on the slow side and it felt like our waitress was kicking us out once we go the bill. But overall, it was a great time!!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out of pity...
I am giving this a 4 start review to compensate for the nasty things already said...
This place is not that bad! Our food was good- nothing earth shattering, but exactly what we expected. Our server was amazing! She was funn, attentive, gave great suggestions, and was an overall really nice person. The music early on was very fun, and we did really enjoy ourselves.
Until it got late. Then when wanted to shoot ourselves.
We don't do the nightclub scene, so it was a not-so-pleasant surprise when we blinked our eyes and it suddenly became one. Just prepare yourself for that when you go. If you want to go for a nice dinner, just be out before 11pm.
Get the bacon wrapped dates. You're welcome.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an amazing server and really enjoyed our meal at American Junkie!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with my boyfriend for a Sunday Funday type of day- lots of fun! the rooftop was open so we ate up there. The DJ was spinning good music and the crowd was upper 20's to 30's- most people were getting bottle service. Really fun place, but its the type of place you have to be willing to spend money. So if youre trying to be budget friendly, maybe not the spot for you? Other than that, food and drinks were good and the place had an awesome vibe!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for the first time at lunch. While it was slow, it's a big place to fill during the lunch rush. The Mac & Cheese was awesome -- get it with Lobster and Bacon! If you're going to do it -- overdo it. It was outstanding.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking forward to bringing a group
The live music was a nice surprise; I want to check out their roof top and a few more of their food items and specialty drinks next time.
We liked the beet salad, asparagus, and lobster mac & cheese, but the seafood salad - we expected more of a citrus flavor in the dressing, and less creamy. Staff very attentive and helpful in ensuring my companion's multiple food restrictions were accommodating.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great and the atmosphere made us stay longer to enjoy another drink.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
After reading the reviews on Yelp, I was very hesitant to give this restaurant a chance. I was actually very pleased with the entire experience. I had the lobster bisque and Caesar salad. The soup was great, the salad was nothing too special. my fiance said his bison burger (he added jalapenos) was great as well as the fries! We ended up going upstairs to the bar after dinner which was fun. I would go back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant downstairs and if you want a bit more of a 'club' or 'scene' vibe-head upstairs where they open the rooftop for a great view of the area!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun atmosphere and good food
I like this place for a small group of friends looking to have a decent dinner while keeping up on what's happening with sports at the time. The TVs weren't the focus of the bar but it was nice to have them there based on the day/time of our visit. The food is decent and the service was great. A friend recommended this place to me and I would recommend it as well.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy the sliders
Must try- sliders. Creat your own combo of flavors to share with your table.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork Belly Sliders - enough said.
But I will say more. I was surprised to see how low ratings AJ got on OT, but getting a reservation was easy so I was happy. This was my second time here and was blown away by their food again. The place is loud but worth it for the food and a game. My only complaint was they didn't have the lamb chop lollipops on the menu.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Spot in River North
So River North has many options and American Junkie is pretty good. Not my favorite River North spot, but I tried it for the first time for dinner after work and I would definitely go again. Service was really good and very attentive, plus they were great at making recommendations. We split a flatbread for an appetizer and it was ok, but the sliders were really tasty! The ambiance and design of the restaurant are really nice...it was a nice night so they had all the windows open which made it great to sit back and enjoy some after work drinks!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM