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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:00 PM
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The Chew Chew

4.6
868 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Voted Chicagoland's #1 "Neighborhood Restaurant" by Open Table, "Best of Chicago" by Chicago Magazine and a Chicago Eater "TOP 25 Suburban Restaurant" for 2017. The Chew Chew is back on track after a complete renovation of their new location in Riverside. Chef/Owner Scott Zimmer has re-opened the popular eatery two-blocks from the previous location which features multi-level dining, a large bar/lounge, new menu and an expanded beer and wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Reservations:
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
(Closed on Monday)
Happy Hour: 4:00-5:00pm Daily
Bar/Lounge open later.

We are closed the following holidays: New Year's Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
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Phone number
(708) 447-8781
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Zimmer
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Private party facilities
The restaurant has a second level mezzanine for groups up to 50 people.
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Private party contact
Scott: (708) 447-8781
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Catering
Full-Service, Pick-Up or Delivery
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Directly on Burlington Street and city lot nearby.
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Public transit
Steps away from the Burlington Northern train station in Riverside.
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Special events & promotions
The Chew Chew hosts wine & beer dinners throughout the year. We also celebrate Mardi Gras with a weeklong party including a creole menu, fortune teller, magician, belly dancers, costumes & throws.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 868 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The service was great. Server made recommendations for us and advised that our little girl might not prefer the Mac and cheese as it was not traditional. I appreciate that because it is sometimes difficult to order for children. Long wait even though we had reservations. We do have 6 to seat, so it usually takes a while for us at most places.

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JeffT (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and service. Loud crashing of dishes was a bit disruptive

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farrelcj (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good and menu was diverse and not overpriced. The restaurant is set up well and not too crowded feeling or loud, but the lighting gives it a downscale, cafeteria like feel that takes away from the vibe. The service was very good also.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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vipPamelaK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We love Chew Chew! Great food, at a great downtown Riverside location. American food with a twist. Love the menu item options and always fun specials. There is a kids menu too.

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MarilynW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Phenomenal Mardi Gras fare - best blackened redfish we've had outside New Orleans. Shrimp with Remoulade sauce were perfect. Authentic red beans and rice as well as the crawfish etouffe. Loved it all. Wish it was all on the menu every day.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food, service, friendly & convenient . Good pricing.
Good hours

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the Chew Chew....it is a restaurant worth driving to and it is a neighborhood gem as well. Went for the Mardi Gras menu this weekend and was not disappointed with the food!!!!! What a treat to eat. Service by the owner, Scott was more than we could ask for as he got us a perfect table because we had an 8month old with us....it is a kid friendly place to eat as well. Saw quite a few families enjoying their meals. Great decor and fun for Mardi Gras as the wait staff were dressed in costumes handing out beads. Go there you will not be disappointed.

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LeniceC 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved the food and the great service!!! The prices were very reasonable!!!

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AimeeW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Pretty consistent place — cocktails are always great and good food. We’ve always had good service there.

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vickyg (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my first time there and loved it! I'll be back. The service was spot on and the food was delicious and worth the price paid.

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mrsbuzz (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Special Restaurant week menu & everything was fabulous!

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vipJenC (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Nice restaurant with a great selection of drinks & food. The eclectic dishes with generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This was our first visit to The Chew Chew and we will be going back. From the oysters to herbed chicken and penne pasta and then ending with an absolutely delicious key lime pie, there was nothing about this meal that we didn't like! The server was polite and attentive. Love this restaurant.

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DonaldD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and food! Highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return in the future!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was outstanding. Really enjoyed everything. Will make this a more frequent stop.

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Mary (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic place! Great food and desserts! Staff was fantastic. Menu is creative and interesting. Will definitely be back!

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vipTarheelborn1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed our Saturday night dinner at the Chew Chew. The food was very good and the service was just fine. Since we are return diners we knew that they made great cocktails. Both of us had special dishes that were delicious. My husband had the Pot Pie and I had the Surf and Turf. Additionally, we had a scoop of gelato for dessert.

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MarilynW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Consistently excellent. The Penne Pasta is my comfort food.

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KCKC (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We love having a local place to take the whole family to. The specials are always worth trying and some of the staples on the menu keep us coming back.
While they do offer a Kids Menu, on a quieter night, we feel guilty about bringing the kids but on a busy Friday night, we have no worries. Kids menu offers a good variety, but we'd love to see salmon added. Also note drinks are not included, some places do this and some do not.

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