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RIA

4.6
4.6
258 Reviews
$50 and over
French

Two Michelin-star restaurant RIA serves modern, seasonally-driven French cuisine. Chef Danny Grant sources sustainable seafood, the area’s finest produce and naturally raised meat and game to create inspired culinary experiences. RIA is located on the third floor of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago at 11 East Walton Street.

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4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful evening, a delightful restaurant. Highly complex presentations, bordering on precious. All preparations were precise and delightful. The tasting menu is 7 courses, but with multiple rounds of amuse and mignardise, closer to a dozen. The cheese course was both delicious and a nice parody of the traditional. The scallops, langoustine, dover sole were all perfect pieces of seafood, each served with a complex array of vegetables and sauces. Tiny slices of lamb sausage were wonderful. Wine list is excellent - many very expensive items, but a number that were excellent and in a reasonable range. We had a 2002 Paul Launois BdB champagne through dinner, and it was very good. Sadly, the restaurant shut 2 days later - landlord dis

  2. r

    ronaldc

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding....our second time in 5 months....too bad hilton corp is so stupid to close a two star michilien rest.....been to charlie trotters, avenues and seasons in chicago, and the best of las vegas and sf and nyc and this is as good and in most cases better....a loss to chicago restaurant scene

  3. PH

    PHFood

    Little Rock

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb in every respect. Had summer tasting and wine paring.

  4. DD

    DrDave

    Chicago

    234 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    RIA easily deserves its two Michelin stars, but, alas, the restaurant will close on July 27, 2012. It is unquestionably one of the best restaurants in a city full of great restaurants if you are a fan of truly fine dining. Our "last meal" there was fully up to standards: delicious and beautifully presented food perfectly matched with a wide variety of wines. RIA will be missed.

  5. JM

    JudyM

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot believe this wonderful occasion restaurant is closing and maybe that is exactly why it is. We were there on a Thursday and every table except one was taken. We were told they are closing July 27th. Had an exquisite meal with incredible wine pairings.

  6. DD

    DiningDiva

    Chicago

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am so sorry to hear Ria is closing. This was an absolute gem. The chef's menu was fabulous. We loved the attentive, personable service. The decor was luxurious.This is a fine, fine, fine dining experience.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Everything was good inside the restaurant. Food was creative however respectful of tradition. Presenttion excellent. Cuisine highly qualified with sense of realism, no sofistication. One only remark: too close to the bar section. And a question: why Guides ignore the RIA?

  8. CH

    CharlesH

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Just a great experience. The chef is excellent, the wait staff is extraordinarily knowledgeable about both food and drink. We were trated like royalty. It's not cheap - but for a special occasion it will deliver.

  9. CA

    CARo

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tasting and Chefs menu are both outstanding. Menu changes seasonally. Extremely attentive service. Extensive high quality wines and champagnes. Well worth making a booking and visiting this delight. You shouldnt leave disappointed.

  10. A

    Alfood

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2012

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    My wife and I had a wonderful wedding anniversary dinner at RIA. It is pricey, but worth it if you appreciate good food prepared well. The dining area is open and elegant, but not quite as intimate as some of the other restaurants in its class, and the ambiance was marred by other diners who were dressed as if they were going out to a bar, in jeans and short sleeved shirts. It used to be that men had to wear slacks and a jacket to a nice restaurant but I guess anything goes these days.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    RIA was very good! The price was as expected, but the food surpassed all expectations!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Old- world luxury at its fInest, the most elegant ad restaurant in Chicago. Be warned, it also is the most expensive - out bill for 2 was $150 more than Alinea.

  13. r

    rmstar

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Perhaps the best meal I have had in Chicago. Rivals some memorable meals in Paris. YUM and THANKS!

  14. OD

    OldDiner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining here was a special event and worthy of it being so pricy. One of the best restaurants I ever eaten in and I've been to quite a few. Clearly deserves its Michelin rating.

  15. A

    Avip

    Chicago

    206 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the best resturants in Chicago in every dimention, except being over priced (expect to spent $550-800 for two with wine). If you can effort it enjoy a 3-4 special occasion with excellent food and service.

  16. RL

    RLWfromIL

    Chicago

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Ria was a very elegant, very "rich" experience, in the classical sense. The food was clearly composed of exceptional, high end ingredients prepared with superb skill. The creativity was good, perhaps not the best that we have seen, but still not disappointing. Wait staff was wonderful. One thing that they did exceptionally well (as good as we have seen anywhere) is their wine pairing ability...nonpareil. The only negative that we can say (and it is more of a watch out) is that the value for the money is not "high". For example, I was pleasantly surprised by the "price to value (maybe more "show" in this case)" for Alinea but Ria seemed more like a comparatively high price, when stacked up against its peers (like Alinea).

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2012

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    RIA IS OVER RATED, THE FOOD WAS OVER SALTED. THE PRICE WAS OVER THE TOP[$585 FOR TW0] BIG LET DOWN.

  18. DH

    DogsHaus

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the Chef's Tasting Menu with the wine pairings. The food was inventive, especially the foie gras, and the Dover sole. Wine was outstanding. Service attentive.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2012

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great service and outstanding food!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have traveled all over the world sampling fine dining and this is the best meal I have ever had. Years ago, Trio out of Evanston was our little gem, and now Ria has surpassed our wildest expectations.

  21. KS

    KateS

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2012

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The Food was outstanding. It's an expensive treat and you get what you pay for. I love Champagne and the champagne descriptions and presentation was a little much for me. Perhaps my ADD got the best of me. We had a wonderful anniversary celebration and food and service was outstanding

  22. CU

    CurtisU

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I treated my wife to dinner at RIA for our 10th wedding anniversary. The food and service was excellent. Although the final bill was expensive, I would definitely recommend RIA for special occasions (or more often if you have a large amount of disposable income). I had also asked for a quiet table in the corner as we were celebrating our 10th. The staff made note of this, which was a nice personalized touch (greetings and a personalized menu with "Happy 10th Anniversary" on the top). Although a relatively small gesture, it made for an excellent and memorable dining experience.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional in every way. It deserves its two star Michelin rating and possibly an additional star as well.

  24. b

    bubbs71

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chefs tasting menu was excellent and I would highly recommend it! RIA is well deserving of its two Michelin Stars!

  25. c

    cristina0628

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Wonderfull place for a special occasion, the staff was absolutely great with us. It's very pricy but you pay for good service and a special dinner.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2012

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I'm disappointed by the slow service, the temple of delivering food, and the food itself. I had the spring menu. Same decoration skill using in 3 dishes is very odd to me. They were just different ingredient combination but were all in tube shape with stuffing in. If this is a average price restaurant, I would say it worth to go. As a 2 stars restaurant, it should have done better. It's not a quiet restaurant as well. Wine selection is good tho.

  27. GE

    GoodEater

    Charlotte

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals of my life!

  28. l

    lynnv

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service was outstanding, the food was very good and the wine pairings well- matched. However, it was VERY expensive ( we had the tasting menu with wine pairing and with mandatory tip the bill was over $750 for 2 ), and I am not sure that it was worth this, especially, since you can have the tasting menu/pairing at Tru for $200 less.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2 michelin star restaurant with a fixed price menu starting around $100 is not bad at all. Food was great and service superb. 2 can dine and have a cup of wine for a little less than $350 all included.

  30. I

    Icanthearyou

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food, service, and atmosphere. A night to treasure!

  31. FB

    FoodieB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really fine dining experience. Wine pairing with the chef's tasting menu was outstanding - complemented each dish nicely. The decor is beautiful.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    We had the tasting menu and everything was so well presented and explained. The staff was first rate. We would definitely go back. The dining room was a bit corporate and there weren't very many other diners. It was right after the NATO conference, so that may have been a factor, but it felt a bit lonely. People might not think to go to a hotel for excellent dining.

  33. F

    Feedback

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A dining experience--paired flavors creatively displayed.

  34. HW

    HWHW

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second visit and it was even better than our first, which is impressive. The presentation and portions are perfect. Finally, the staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An impeccable dining experience from beginning to end; Ria is a truly fantastic restaurant.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alinea, Charlie Trotter's have nothin' on Ria! This place is the real deal! Best dining experience ever which shall remain unsurpassable for years. I'm mot going to go into any details because the experience is full of delightful surprises! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals I've ever had.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sensational and this is coming from someone who really knows quality food. It was more of an event than a meal with courses so beautiful we actually took pictures of them and we were not the only people in the restaurant doing this. Visual senses were stimulated but the palate even more so with flavors so delicate in one instance but exploding with flavor the next. Every course exceeded all expectations. The service was just the right blend of professional without haughtiness as well. I look forward to going back in the future.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, they had our menus personalized for the occasion, very impressed. Had a great experience, food was outstanding, wines were fantastic, service was top notch. Great evening and great memories!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dont usually like fancy food places but this was exceptional. Amazing service

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RIA is rated 4.6 stars by 258 OpenTable diners

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