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GreenRiver - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
756 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    CLOSED - GreenRiver's last service was be WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 24TH

  • Phone number

    (312) 337-0101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Lirette

  • Catering

    On and Off Premise Catering Available

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    our Events Team: (312) 337-0100

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Fairbanks & East Erie

  • 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.<br /><br />Lunch - $8 for 2 hours between 11am-2:30pm<br />Dinner - $11 for 4 hours between 5pm-close<br /> <br />

  • Public transit

    Red line to Chicago or Grand<br />Many Bus Stops Available

  • Entertainment

    Spectacular Views of the Chicago Skyline

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 756 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. l

    luv2eat

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!!
  2. EF

    EddieF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great experience. Too bad the restaurant is closing.
  3. RB

    RonB

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  4. E

    Ema1130

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  6. NH

    NicH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  8. d

    disappointed

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s bday
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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!
  11. f

    fiftyishfoodie

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  12. v

    verg

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    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.
  13. JI

    JonInChicago

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and quiet. We took our toddler and he loved the food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very delicious shrimp sandwich!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  17. n

    none

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Not the Danny Meyer quality (food and service) he himself would find acceptable.
  19. m

    margaretm

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  20. DP

    DeanP

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Food was fantastic. Michelin stars are always a great barometer.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, unique cocktails, and delicious food. They really made our birthday celebration special.
  22. L

    Levngmeat

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  23. L

    Lousie

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    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.
  24. AS

    ASanDiego

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Delicious meal. The steak tartar was to die for!
  25. BR

    BeckyR

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The view was outstanding!!! The food was incredibly salty.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant all the way around. It was easily one of the best meals that I've had in the past several years.
  27. AW

    AudreyW

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and creative food, presented like small works of art. The service was warm and friendly, adding to a delightful dining experience .
  28. WR

    WilliamR

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  29. AF

    AbrahamF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  30. BF

    BruceF

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    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?
  31. W

    mitchellW

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  32. RS

    RSNChicago

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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).
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and atmosphere
  34. CN

    ChristopherN

    Grand Rapids

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! We will definitely come back the next time we are in the area!
  35. H

    Heather

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite in Chicago. Very pleasantly surprised, excellent service, absolutely delicious food, and divine cocktails. Will definitely be back.
  36. j

    johnc

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Lunch menu too small and too casual for a Michelin star restaurant!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  38. GE

    GEGSeattle

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    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
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    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.
  40. WT

    WTH2

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal on my wife’s birthday. We look forward to coming back.

FAQs

GreenRiver - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 756 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairbanks & East Erie

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    CLOSED - GreenRiver's last service was be WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 24TH

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.<br /><br />Lunch - $8 for 2 hours between 11am-2:30pm<br />Dinner - $11 for 4 hours between 5pm-close<br /> <br />

  • Public transit

    Red line to Chicago or GrandMany Bus Stops Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Lirette

  • Entertainment

    Spectacular Views of the Chicago Skyline

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 337-0101

  • Catering

    On and Off Premise Catering Available

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    our Events Team: (312) 337-0100

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