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Rockit Bar & Grill
Rockit Bar & Grill
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Rockit Bar & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rockitbarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (312) 645-6000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Amanda Downing
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: As the name implies, rock pervades every element of the Rockit Bar & Grill experience. From the old classics that will have you reminiscing of the original rock days (think Ozzie Osbourne and U2), to the innovative new sounds of groups like the White Stripes, Coldplay, No Doubt, and Outkast, the music adds yet another element to the casual, timeless atmosphere. Resident and guest DJ’s will also be given the opportunity to explore everything that can be defined as “rock.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State / Dearborn
  • Public Transit: Red Line - Grand
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Rockit Bar & Grill
Please note all reservations are for the first floor restaurant only. For second floor lounge please email- ReserveIt@RockitBarAndGrill.com


-Rockit Bar & Grill is located in the heart of booming River North. The brainchild of partners Billy Dec, Brad Young, & Arturo Gomez, Rockit leads the traditional bar and grill with a culinary twist and a comfortable, stylish atmosphere that blends natural elements with sleek, modern design. With an impressive team of culinary, design and management professionals, they filled an untapped niche in Chicago: an energetic restaurant & lounge featuring affordable, delicious cuisine in a highly designed space. Rockit Bar & Grill has been acclaimed by the Chicago Sun Times stating,” A sophisticated casually provocative restaurant; “ Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Overall we really enjoyed this restaurant! Great food, lots of options on the menu, fun drinks. Only complaints were that the tables were a little close and the food came out a little slow, but otherwise everything was excellent. We recommend all the burgers and the sweet potato fries are a hit!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I went to Rockit for brunch after hearing they had amazing food specifically for brunch. I got the pork belly skillet. It was just okay. The potatoes, onions and green peppers were barely cooked; almost raw. The eggs and pork belly were very tasty, however. My friends' food did look better than mine. Truffle fries were outstanding. Since it's summer their patio is open and therefore the front of the restaurant is open. It was VERY (I'm talking sweating) hot. The man singing was fantastic. I think I enjoyed him and his talent more than the food and would go again to try something else and to hear him perform again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went for brunch on Sat and came back for seconds on Sunday. Excellent brunch menu, everything tasted delicious. The banana bread French toast was my favorite. I will be coming back on my next visit to Chicago."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I was suggested this restaurant by a friend bc of the truffle fries and vegitarian options. The food was VERY good. The service, however was abismal. Our waitress seemed annoyed to just be at work and forgot a few items from our orders. All in all, I would go back, just maybe a avoid her section. :/"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Rockit does well with all age groups but seems particularly good at attracting 20's and 30's. While we're well past these ages, we enjoy the food, service and decor of Rockit. Good selection on the menu. Good food and service at reasonable prices. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Cooked to perfection. Food came out extremely fast. We were VERY pleased with our experience. Great little place for a good meal for a good price"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "WOW! This was incredible! I am also vegetarian so they accommodated for me and allowed me to get the mac and cheese patty with a black bean burger. Totally worth the price, the wait, and the trip to Chicago!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Overall, Rockit Bar was very good. Truffle dries were great. Service was a bit lacking but would go back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went here for lunch and once again it didn't disappoint I would highly recommend Rockit Bar and Grill. We have never had a bad experience and if you haven't had the ribs, you're missing out! Also brunch is fantastic"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed a burger with sweet potato fries. The food was very good and would warrant a return visit, however the service was atrocious and will not encourage us to return. The server started out fine, when we first started our visit, however, as the rest around got busier, his attention was too distracted. It wasn't that he was too busy, but he was inefficient and simply chose to ignore us...at least that is how it came off. There are so many good restaurants in the area, it is not necessary to put up with mediocre, let alone poor service. Try it for the food, I hope that others get better service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I keep going back to Rockit, and bringing out-of-towners there, because the Rockit Burger is one of the best in town, and because the truffle fries are to die for. But the service at Rockit is SLOW, and I have made mention of this to the manager on more than one occasion. They seem content to understaff, and I'm sure the waiters are okay with it - most people will still leave 15% even if the service isn't great, so I'm sure the servers love having extra tables. I waited tables for years and know how many servers are needed to keep things running smoothly - Rockit flies about two short. Case in point: this is the third visit in a row where I've had to walk to the bar to get a refill on soda because the server is M.I.A."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We enjoy the varied menu, the decor of the restaurant, and the prices of entrees. And when we have friends ask for suggestions on where to go that's a combination of good food, good prices, and trendy locations, Rockit is high on the list. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was in town by myself for business and went to enjoy dinner at Rockit. I was seated quickly and had attentive service. The food was pretty good (I got a cup of turkey chili and the buffalo calamari salad), and there were many things on the menu that I would certainly try if I were to go to Rockit again. They also have a nice beer list. My most negative review would be that it was very loud. I had a hard time hearing my server and it was just surprising how loud it was considering it was dinner time - the noise wasn't coming from a rowdy bar crowd, just other diners. Not something that would keep me away from the restaurant unless I wanted a quiet meal!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went there for something different for a business lunch. Can't wait to get back there to try another burger!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I love Rockit Bar & Grill ! But this trip there was not pleasant at all for me and my family smh we had by far the worst server in the world ! Our server was named Griselda she was by far the worst ! First she messed up my drink order she wrote down my drink which was the Rockit Punch but another waiter brought me a Bomb pop smh ! My cousin asked for lemons to go in her water the server said ok but went missing ! we dined from 9p-11:30p so after the kitchen staff brought our food out we needed extra stuff such as mayo, dressing etc we never seen the lady but get this when we finally seen her she didn't even attempt to come check on us & went missing again for at least 30mins than came out & never looked our way!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went for Brunch and loved the food and the acoustic music. The service was very attentive and we loved dining here. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I like Rock It because it's been around River North for so long - you know what you're getting. The food is good and the service is not too bad. The $6 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas are definitely a steal for River North. The only downside for me was that we did request an outdoor table on our reservation and ended up pretty much as far away from the sunlight/patio as you could possibly get but we didn't let it ruin our brunch. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "back of menu was sticky - food is always excellent"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great drinks, appetizers and burgers! Great view! Great service! Great place to hang out!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "a favorite for burgers and brunch for years. One would think a reservation would warrant a better table than a small booth next to service station. On the plus side, hostess was friendly and apologetic. Burger was delicious, fries a little cold. Turkey burger, while tasty, was lukewarm and pre cooked and reheated."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food was as great as ever! Bomb pops are delish!! Wait staff is top shelf!!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I love this restaurant ! Impeccable service and smiles from all the employees. The food is high quality. Turkey burger and red bean burger were our delicious selections. The sweet potato fries topped with a brown sugar sprinkle were the best...right out of the kitchen and super hot and fresh! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Rockit. I had heard good things, and was interested in checking it out. My friend and I visited for Burger Fest. We tried the special of the day (Chicken Enchilada Burger, and the Mac-n-cheese burger). Both were good, but everyone in our party enjoyed the Chicken Enchilada Burger best. The restaurant itself is nice: not too high-end, but not too casual. Nice decor and great looking bar. The regular menu looks appealing, so I will definitely be back to try that, and their brunch. Service was on point."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The burgers are outstanding and the atmosphere is super.!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've been here late night before for drinks, but had heard the food is really good. Went in the other day for dinner and was blown away by the delicious food. The butternut squash soup was delicious and so was the hamburger that I ordered. Even the fries were good, which I started giving up on lately because everyplace is so different. My friend ordered a salad and it was huge, I can't recall which one but the full portion was pretty large. Speaking of which, we both ordered a "cup" of soup which was pretty large as well, our server joked that the bowl was the size of the table. Word to the wise, wouldn't want too much of a good thing… highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "As a visitor to Chicago, I found this to be a great place for friends to get together and have a good time. The food is a step above pub food and the drinks were a generous size. Prices were reasonable for the quality. The night my friends and I went was a quieter Sunday night with a small crowd. It would have been perfect except that we were seated right next to a very loud talker which overrode our own table conversation, but that isn't the restaurants fault by any means. Should I be lucky to re-visit this great city, I would definitely come back to Rockit. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Menus in record album covers were a nice touch although menus themselves were hard to read by candle light. Appetizer of wings were amazing. Got my burger wrong, but VERY quickly it came out of kitchen Perfect, charred on outside & rare in middle. Asked our waiter, Nate about a liquor store. He gave us great directions. Beer & drink menu was large. Nate was knowledgeable about the types of beer. Would be a favorite restaurant if we lived closer."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The upstairs bar area is a great place to watch the Blackhawks play. When the game is not on the DJ plays a great mix. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Rockit Bar and Grill on Hubbard is a great place to have delicious lunch with friends or coworkers. The food is amazing and the service is great! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to experience a nice, casual and friendly environment. I had always heard the burgers were the best in town and I would have to agree. They were yummy! Plus, the Macaroni and Cheese is awesome! Good job, Rockit!!!!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Had an amazing brunch at Rockit while visiting Chicago! The Bloody Mary bar was topped only by the amazing acoustic guitar player. I had the ridiculously delish pretzel croissant, that the rest of my friends would have been drooling over if their mouths weren't stuffed with tasty eggs and corn bread! Service was a bit slow- but to be expected on a crazy Saturday morning! Will definitely be back :-) "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took my future wife here on our first date 5 years ago and jokingly put that I wanted to look like a baller in the special requests box. The manager sent champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to our table that night, which to their credit, guaranteed at least first base. I recently took her there for our 2 year anniversary and the manager (and waitress) set us up with champagne and strawberries again. Classy move to take care of their guests that well over the years and rarely seen these days. I order lunch here frequently and the food has never let me down from the buffalo mac to the array of burgers to the TV dinner. I would and do recommend it to everyone. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I came here with my husband after mass for our Anniversary Brunch. Loved the wide menu choices. Everyone around us was energetic and giving off a good vibe. We have been to the one in Wrigley. We will definitely be coming back to these bars!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Reserved a booth and got a table, complained when I got there and they made us wait 20 minutes."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nice beer menu and the cinnamon raisin grilled cheese was a great twist on a classic sandwich."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I could go to Rockit for lunch daily. The menu is large enough that you can always order something new or different. And the servers are so friendly and great. There is always a table available. Can't get enough Rockit!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Service was quick and wait-staff were all friendly and courteous. Food was hot and NOT overcooked. Quantity was reasonable. The shiitake mushrooms in the cheese sauce on the fries was a nice surprise."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "brought my team out for lunch...food was very good! Great service! Food came out quick, will def. be back!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Excellent menu choices and interesting atmosphere Our only complaint was the noise level but we knew that beforehand. Reservation definitely helped as they were lined up upon arrival This was our second visit.. We now make it a must stop when we come to River North area once a year Everything we saw being delivered to tables looked great as was ours."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Rockit used to be THE place to go. I was here Saturday for brunch and it was terrible. My friend ordered a turkey burger which came rare, when she asked about it to the server he said they cook their burgers in sriracha sauce which is what makes it pink. A. it wasn't spicy in the least and B. it was pink and cold which means it's rare. I ordered something that had potato hash browns and the hash browns were so overcooked that I almost chipped a tooth trying to eat one. Service was not good. We had a jerk server who gave dirty looks when he could have simply said "My apologies for this, we will fix it." I will only ever come back here for drinks at the bar and if it's someone else's idea. This place has completely lost it's touch."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My friend and I met here on Saturday for brunch and it was delicious. We had mimosas and I ordered the waffle of the day (candied bacon, walnuts, maple whipped cream) and she had the pork belly hash. The only criticism I have is that there could have been more pork belly on the hash. But the service was great. Definitely recommend making a reservation, even for brunch."
    Dined on 3/22/2014