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Permanently Closed - GreenRiver

4.7
756 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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This restaurant is permanently closed. We have made the difficult decision to close GreenRiver. Since opening in 2015, we have been tremendously proud of everything the GreenRiver team has accomplished, from developing an ambitious and innovative cocktail program, to earning one Michelin Star and a three star review in the Chicago Tribune. We are grateful to our neighbors in Streeterville and the greater Chicago community for welcoming us so warmly. We hope you’ll join us before our last night of service, Wednesday, January 24th.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
CLOSED - GreenRiver's last service was be WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 24TH
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Phone number
(312) 337-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Lirette
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Private party facilities
With views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, GreenRiver’s private dining room – Annex – is the perfect space for any occasion from business meetings to rehearsal dinners.
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Private party contact
our Events Team: (312) 337-0100
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Catering
On and Off Premise Catering Available
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Cross street
Fairbanks & East Erie
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Parking details
Validated parking for all guests who self park located conveniently in the 259 East Erie Building, Parking Garage B. Entrances on E. Erie and E. Ontario.

Lunch - $8 for 2 hours between 11am-2:30pm
Dinner - $11 for 4 hours between 5pm-close

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Public transit
Red line to Chicago or Grand
Many Bus Stops Available
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Entertainment
Spectacular Views of the Chicago Skyline
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a great experience. The service, food and ambience were fantastic. This place is true gem! Too bad we couldn't enjoy it more before its closing. We're sad to see it go. Chicago looses another great one. Thank you Atsuko and Team! Well done!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great experience. Too bad the restaurant is closing.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We cannot say enough good things about GreenRiver. Foremost, the staff, who have consistently treated us with warmth and professionalism since our first visit there nearly 18 months ago. Since then, we have dined there a couple times a month. Justin and Peters got to know us early on and accommodated our special requests when we had them. Andre and others who checked us in were always welcoming. Nicole, who was our final wait-staff, as well as all the others, took great care of us. Staff made notes about how my husband liked his martini and which menu choices were our favorites. Our most recent and final meal was truly memorable. Excellent oysters and then aged sirloin beef for two with potatoes, mushrooms and onions. Fit for royalty. Great champagne and wine. We will never forget this experience and the kindness and generosity of the staff. We wish all of them the very best in their professional endeavors. GreenRiver's closing is a real loss for Chicago, especially the Streeterville neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Wow! What a gem to have atop the Northwestern building. Chef Aaron was spot on with all of his dishes on the beautiful tasting menu we enjoyed. Every cocktail was incredibly unique, too!
We are going to miss Green River. I can’t wait to see what this Michelin chefs next adventure is.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Incredibly gracious staff in an amazing space. Food and drinks were absolutely amazing definitely Michelin level . However , inside a horrible Hospital Northwest Memorial is the devil

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

A wonderful dining experience with attentive service. Delicious, beautifully plated food. Restaurant is nestled high amongst the dense buildings downtown with good views. Worth a visit before they close their doors later this month. Sad to see it go.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Mother’s bday

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

I just found out they’re closing and I am terribly upset! GreenRiver has given me some of the best nights of my life. The first time I had dinner there, it was with my best friend who moved to Toronto a few years ago. I loved it so much I went back to celebrate my sister’s birthday and just celebrated mine there as well. Thank you so much for always being so welcoming. I will truly miss sipping on a silver tongue while eating your delicious food. I wish you didn’t have to close.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

This was my favorite restaurant in Streeterville and I am sad to see it go. No non-sense menu, great food and excellent service, ambience and view. Thanks for the experience!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

this was our second visit and certainly not our last. Our server Nicole was attentive and knowledgeable with excellent recommendations for both food and wine. The seared foie gras paired beautifully with the recommended cuvee and the Maharaja cocktail captured the warm flavors desired in winter without being too sweet. Definitely worth a visit!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Have been a few times for dinner and or drinks- service is usually exceptional. Today’s service from busboys to other staff remains impeccable although waitress today either lacked experience or just could not be bothered.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice and quiet. We took our toddler and he loved the food

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Greenriver never ceases to impress me and well deserves its Michelin star. Started off at the bar with an excellent Leather Jacket cocktail, and, because it looked so good, we opted for the tasting menu. It is nice to have the choice of not having a tasting menu forced upon you. The trout crudo, sturgeon, duck, foie gras (supplement) and wagyu (supplement) were all fantastic. My only "complaint" is with the wine. I love that it has many moderately priced selections, but just wish it wasn't limited to US wines.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

very delicious shrimp sandwich!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic food, cocktails and wine. Foie gras was outstanding and the Key Lime dessert was delicious. Knowledgeable server who helped navigate large cocktail and wine list.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

While the restaurant is wonderful, there was only one server taking care of a large number of people. This was between Christmas and New Year and this might why there were so many dinners.

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Not the Danny Meyer quality (food and service) he himself would find acceptable.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely amazing food, creative and thoughtful dishes. Worth the splurge for sure, we really enjoyed it! Service was outstanding as well. Cocktails were also a treat.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great restaurant. Food was fantastic. Michelin stars are always a great barometer.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Beautiful view, unique cocktails, and delicious food. They really made our birthday celebration special.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Really good food, great service, quiet enough for me and husband to converse (were both getting to point that noisy places limit speech discrimination). It was expensive though, about $200 (including tip) for two appetizers, two main courses, one dessert, and with just two alcohol beverages.

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Was here with a friend for lunch. I had the duck confit which was very good. My friend had the cheeseburger which was cooked to nearly well though she had asked for it medium rare. They did offer to replace it but offered the excuse that it never comes out medium rare because of the way they prepare the dish. If that is true, they should warn you of that fact when you order. It did put off my friend who has vowed not to return. The service was good and the ambience was up scale and refined. The north side of the restaurant is a wall of windows which is a problem if
the sun is brightly shining. There were only 2 of us so we could switch seating positions. Their wine by the glass list is adequate but a little pricey reflecting it's north Michigan Ave location. Over all I would have lunch there again because it is very conversation friendly, an atmosphere I find hard to find these days.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service! Delicious meal. The steak tartar was to die for!

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2017

The view was outstanding!!! The food was incredibly salty.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Awesome restaurant all the way around. It was easily one of the best meals that I've had in the past several years.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious and creative food, presented like small works of art. The service was warm and friendly, adding to a delightful dining experience .

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This is quickly becoming one of our favorites. The craft cocktails are interesting and the food is phenomenal. Don't let the fact that it is located in a hospital deter you - this is a gem!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We did the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was just delicious! The A5 add in was well worth it , as well as the foie gras. Cocktails were fabulous... And the beef tartare was so refreshing and light( I know surprising review for tartare- but I just loved it. And bonus it didn’t fill me up, leaving room for other foods!) If you do the tasting menu make sure you are not time bound or have you have 3 plus hours open. We appreciate good things take time and like to enjoy ourselves, but towards the end of the evening it felt like some courses were taking extra longer than usual.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I really want to love Green River, our soul Danny Meyer spot here in Chicago. Unfortunately the last three visits there have been lack luster. The food on this last visit was delicious as always even thought I find it a little to precious. My problem with Green River is their service or lack of. Whether its a casual lunch on their gorgeous roof deck, a friendly dinner with friends or an impromptu evening meal out with my partner the result is poor service every time.
In all cases I wasn't in a rush, but on my last visit I had to physically stop my server by putting my arm out after he passed me by 4 times just to place my order. I have also had to get up and ask for my waiter to bring a check only to be told that he had left for the day.... what gives? I have had wonderful service at serval Meyer restaurants in NYC, why cant Green River measure up?

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Always an outstanding meal at GreenRiver. From the welcome to the very end, the staff is wonderful. The cocktails are always an adventure (a great adventure at that) and the food is consistently superb. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago and is well worth the price. Chef Aaron is amazing in his creativity and preparations.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

An excellent and surprising find in a hospital building! Creative cuisine. Friendly and competent service. Portion sizes are on the small side, which one may or may not consider to be a good thing (I do).

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding! We will definitely come back the next time we are in the area!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

New favorite in Chicago. Very pleasantly surprised, excellent service, absolutely delicious food, and divine cocktails. Will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Lunch menu too small and too casual for a Michelin star restaurant!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

I had a date with my girlfriend at GreenRiver. We had Foie Gras and veal sweetbread as appetizers. Our entrees are Venison and monkfish. All the dishes are impressing and the seasonings are creative. Only flaw is the too salty monkfish. I also like the interesting and rich choices of cocktail.

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2.0Dined on November 22, 2017

weird location on the top floor of hospital building, nice room tho. table, was cold marble, no table cloth, restaurant was very cold, had to eat with our coats on. Great cocktails. Food was all very attractively served. appetizers fair, foie gras warm but limp, seemed to lack richness, paired with a vinegary pickled something, not a classic combination, interesting but not my cup of tea, squash salad had shaved raw squash, thick peels made it woody and hard, little taste. didn't finish, pumpernickel piroshky's were good. Entrees; venison was excellent very tender but only two small silver dollar sized medallions, scant pickled beets as an accompaniment. Broccoli risotto, very salty, small serving (especially for risotto) and priced at $32 (again, unusual for risotto). Monkfish good but nothing special. Desserts, beignets and ice cream, disappointing, didn't even finish, ice cream tasteless and beignets, small hard balls
of dough, really uneatable. peanut better ice cream was good tho. Service fair, we had to request additional bread (tiny 2.5 inch crescent baguettes) twice
This is a Michelin one star restaurant in Chicago !!!! hard to believe

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3.0Dined on November 20, 2017

GreenRiver was pretty good, however, nothing really blew me away which is what I was looking for at a Michelin star restaurant. I likely won't go back, but it's definitely worth trying once.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great meal on my wife’s birthday. We look forward to coming back.

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