The River Kitchen and Bar

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$30 and under
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American
Enter the River Kitchen and Bar, where modern industrial design meets a decade old institution of fun. Enjoy American inspired shared plates and exclusive craft cocktails in a thrilling, energetic, and socializing atmosphere. Its refined environment is ideal for happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch or your private event. Complimented by warm service and contemporary vibes, The River Kitchen and Bar fuses energy and confidence making an everyday occasion an unique experience. Home for all Philadelphia Eagles Games! For Eagles game-day reservations please contact the restaurant directly.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Out of the miller light second week in raw

LK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Drag Brunch with a group of 8 friends for a birthday celebration and had an absolute BLAST! Already planning another outing here. So fun, interactive, food was great, service was awesome. Can not recommend it enough!

RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I'd go back for the entertainment. They need to work on the food, it was cold and took forever to come. It was unlimited drinks but our server was too busy with other tables to get us refills and only would come to our table when we flagged her down.

LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a group of friends come here for my birthday. We had a total blast. It’s high-energy. The mimosas are constantly pouring. The queens did amazing. I’m planning on bringing my parents here next month because I think they’ll have so much fun. I can’t wait to go again.

AM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drag brunch! What a show! Food was delicious & they kept the drinks coming!

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!

A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible. We waited an hour and half and got the wrong food. Would definitely not recommend for brunch, seems like a better nighttime place.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The show was phenomenal. The food was mediocre. The service was okay.

KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drag brunch! I'd recommend calling the restaurant to confirm your table has been reserved prior to arriving.

DA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a riot at drag brunch, and our server was incredible patient and on top of anything we needed. The performing ladies were beyond talented!! I’m so glad we went!! Will be back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun little weekday dinner! Trivia on Tuesday nights!

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place the Queens are everything. The food is great and the mimosas are no watered down. Great ambiance!

G
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, and had an amazing experience. Kim was our waitress and was on top of everything. Will definitely come back, if only for the service! Thanks Kim!!

JO
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Drag Brunch is unbeatable. Food is mediocre. Service is decent. BEWARE THE NO SHOW FEE - They tried to charge me an extra $20 because ONE member of our 10 person party wasn't able to make it. I appreciated them removing it when asked, but that's ridiculous in the first place.

TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday Drag Brunch. Highly recommended. Great value for all that is included in the price.

NG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My only concern is that there is a lot of food waste. If its a reservation of 2 people they can't eat a whole plate of bacon. Maybe for parties of 2 combine plates and serve smaller portions?

BH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation or 10 but it was so early we basically got to pick our seat which was nice. We sat in the open air table along the window sill in front . The grilled cheese and soup were delicious although the bread was so crusty it kind of tore the roof of my mouth up. The waffle fries were seriously probably the best I have ever had in my life. This is a cool place but our waitress was terrible. She wasnt friendly, we had to go find her behind the bar to order food and get our bill (she was not busy, just socializing), and when we asked to get separate checks she gave us some reason from her manager about only being able to split it up 6 ways... we wouldnt have needed it split up any more than that, there were mostly couples in the group, but she didn't ask. Just seemed like a lazy move that left a bad taste with us. Rather than argue we just left it all on one bill which is a pain when you have 10 people some of whom hardly drank and had to itemize. In this day and age separate checks should not be such a challenge. Other than that it was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 5

We loved it! But the food took forever and there was not nearly enough of it. Had to wait even longer for a second round of food. Music was a little on the loud side but not unbearable. Overall loved it, just those few things were a concern.

MD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice, bright, spacious restaurant with long bar, high tops, and booths. A dozen or more flatscreen TVs and a giant projection screen. Staff was friendly, as well as, the patrons. Bathrooms were nice and pretty tidy! #GoBirds

AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is more of a bar than a restaurant. I would not go here again for food rather just a drink with friends. Food was good but not worth having to sit down to eat being surrounded by standing people. Overall it was good but probably would only come back for a drink!

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The tables were beyond sticky, we waited after being sat down for 20 minutes without a waitress coming to our table. Then she proceeded to tell us they were out of something so we simply ordered something else and then the item she said they were out of came to the table along with the replacement item.
To get the check we waited 15 minutes without seeing our waitress, mind you, it was not busy. It was not worth going and not worth going back.

AH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Didn’t have a table ready. Was seated outside and waited 25 minuets to get service. Very bad experience at this place.

AW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation for a table to watch an MSU football game on a Saturday evening. Saw on the restaurant’s Facebook page that making a reservation was advised as to how busy it can get during game nights. Arrived for our reservation on-time, only to sit there for an hour and only recieve water from our waitress. We were not checked on again after our water was poured for another hour. We did try to flag the waitress down, only to have her tell us she would be around to us momentarily, which was not the truth as another 20 minutes went by. We ended up leaving and going to a different restaurant/bar to watch the game. I understand being busy, but to not check on a table for an entire hour is unacceptable.

JB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was awful! The bartender was covering the entire restaurant which meant she was missing 99% of the time. Had to send the meatballs back because they were raw inside. Total bummer because I had high hopes for the rebranding.

A
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We live in the neighborhood and pass by all the time. The exterior of the building is very cool looking so we were excited to finally go. We didn’t have to wait long to get a table, but we did wait about 10-15 minutes before we were greeted.

The vibe was definitely more on the sports bar side...which I guess surprised me considering the clean, trendy decor. I had hoped for nice cocktails, but this wasn’t really that type of place.

The flatbread is fantastic, especially the apple/bacon/honey combo. It was a good amount of food for two people.

All in all it was an okay experience. I’m sure we will come back for the flatbread, but it isn’t a place where we will likely bring friends.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We started our night here for a bachelorette party! We loved the booze popsicles- something fun and different to do with the group. I would come back with or without a party. The food was great and definitely shareable- we all ordered something different and shared EVERYTHING! Great music selection and ambiance- thanks again to a the start of a great weekend :)

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The River is a great dinner spot with good vibes and even better food. The hangar steak, burger, and Brussels sprouts are SO delicious. They also have 7 yummy handcrafted cocktails for any taste. Stay late for a fun late-night spot!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Recently renovated and it looks nice!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Absolutely terrible service. Waited 20 minutes just to get waters at the table and then another 20 for drinks. Anytime my party wanted another drink it felt like the waitress would run off and avoid us. Later we found her at the bar hanging around on her phone rather than caring for her customers. This is my second time being here and the first time I was there I had a very similar experience but wanted to give them another chance. Let’s just say I won’t be returning.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place exceeded my expectations and then some! The food and craft cocktails were absolutely amazing. Definitely try the burger, Soppressata flatbread and the brussel sprouts. The #5 and #7 cocktails were also out of this world. Can't wait to come back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this new place in Lakeview!! Amazing drinks, music, food and overall vibe. 100% recommend.