Good service and food. A little pricey for what you get but overall we enjoyed the food.
Wonderful time at River Roast today. We were celebrating my husband’s 60th and our server, Jorge, was amazing! From the start he went out of his way to make it special. The other staff were attentive and friendly as well. They always are. You cannot go wrong. The food was the usual deliciousness we’ve come to love and the icing on the cake was that Lindsay Alexander was the Blues artist performing. Perfection! It was around our 7th ir
8th time here and we’ll be back for sure!
Everything about our visit to River Roast was amazing! Blew my expectations put of the water. Will absolutely recommend: that chicken is worth traveling for!
I was genuinely impressed.
Great setting next to the river. Appetizing smells and charming atmosphere. And Schlitz!
Amazing place with great music. You can’t go wrong at River Roast
Visited Chicago from the east coast and visited this place for our last dinner before we flew out the next morning. We had the prime rib and both felt that it was the best prime rib we've ever had. Overall, this was a phenomenal choice. The food (sides included) was cooked to perfection. The waitress was friendly and attentive, and the restaraunt is located right on the river with a great view. We'll drfinitelynbe returning. Awesome spot!
food was delicious!
A great place to share a special occasion meal, the ambiance is fantastic! Our server was amazing and the food was delicious! Get the carrot cake, probably the best I've ever had in my life.
The experience was killed by having a server who knew little about the menu, was unable to communicate due to limited english and was overwhelmed by her "3 tables". We went based on someone telling us about the charcuterie - however our server was unable to explain the menu, knew nothing about the meat/cheese choices available. So we opted to skip the option entirely.
Our Roasted Potatoes were basically burnt - yet when we tried to explain to our server she really seemed to not even understand what burnt meant.
On a positive note, the Tomahawk steak was delicious, the chicken was delicious and the barata was amazing.
The restaurant is in a very busy river North location, there is no way they can't find more capable servers in the Chicago area.
trying to pay is a nightmare - no one knows what they are doing.
Everything was fresh and amazing.
Great brunch spot. The food and service are always awesome! We love that they have live music during brunch on the weekends as well.
very nice for the location, I would suggest some salt for the chicken but a very nice time
Unexpectedly I had to return my quiche two times because it was cold or lukewarm in the center. Fortunately, the experience was not lost on the manager and wait staff, who handled the situation with care and discretion. We were not charged for it and they brought out, as a peace offering of sorts, a chicken and waffles “dessert“, which really was a nice touch. Others in my group had the hangover soup, which they felt was the best they ever had. We definitely would come back, probably not get the quiche, though…
Amazing! Great service. Cool ambiance. Tasty food!
Potatoes were burnt to a crisp. Brussels sprouts were burnt too.
It’s been a while since I had been to river roast. Glad to see the same great quality. I took a few of my colleagues there for the first time and they really enjoyed it
Absolutely delicious. The food was well-executed and flavorful. They even had a GREAT vegan option, which was a delightful surprise and was likely the best thing we ordered. Great view and atmosphere, highly recommended.
Food was good, but a great show was made of carving the chicken, which left a significant amount of meat on the bird, with no knife or assistance. Requested seating (in advance) not honored, and it could have been easily as it was available. The service was fine, other than that mentioned above. This was my second time at this restaurant, and the first time the service was very poor. The first time I dined solo — and was largely ignored. The food is very good, however, and with a few tweaks this could be a great place.
Great outdoor atmosphere. Really enjoyed the whole chicken roast with Brussels and cauliflower. The warm mulled wine was tasty and something different to drink on a cold chilly day.
Great food, great service and great location!
Sunday band was too loud. I shouldn’t have to yell through breakfast
Food did not come out together. Potatoes were forgotten. Salt and pepper were not on table. Asked for ketchup - it felt like an eternity until it showed up. Waitress stated that Roasts were for 2-4 people. Clearly, the smallest was meant for one. The service started out decent, but deteriorated throughout.
Great server, well made cocktails, good food and ambience.
Highly recommend River Roast for the ambiance and service! The food was delicious also!
Everyone is so nice from the time you step in to the time you leave. My husband and I shared the chicken and it was to die for. Dont forget to try their homemade crackers.
Looked forward to having Saturday Brunch on the river, so made a reservation for two. Wait was not long once we arrived. We were seated in the bar area, away from the windows, although we saw at least three available tables right by the windows. The point of making a reservation at RIVER Roast is to see the river. Bar tender served us, and was very personable. I ordered chicken and waffles, and the waffles came out cold; while the chicken was literally steaming hot. My friend ordered a skillet-type dish that looked great -- nachos, meat, cheese, and several other items on it. His entire dish was cold; but the plate that it was served on, was hot to the touch. His food was so cold that the melted cheese was totally hard. He was brought a new one, and enjoyed it very much. But by then, I was almost done with my cold waffles and my chicken nuggets (yes, the chicken of the chicken and waffles was in bites/nuggets, as if from a child's menu). Live music was just a guitarist who sang, and a drummer, but was very good. Overall, we were totally underwhelmed.
It was my moms birthday and they treated us like royalty
Service was very lacking! Waited 20 minutes before the MGR. Came to the table to ask if anyone had "greeted us or took our order?"
Great food & waitress for our employee appreciation lunch.
So accommodating as I was proposing to my fiance. Good was all great. Rack of pork was awesome
Really a great dinner. Service was excellent and the food amazing. Nice change from the ordinary.
It was good and the ambiance was nice
Lovely view of the river and delicious food. The service was great and the beer selection was a nice compliment to the menu.
Fantastic food, service and Music!! Great Sunday afternoon lunch!!
Loved the band, loved the food! Would definitely go again!
We went to Chicago for the weekend with another couple. Before leaving we went to River Roast for lunch before our car service picked us up. Food was good, until two of us became violently ill. We all shared appetizers and desserts, with the only difference in entrees. Two of us had the acorn squash with roasted vegetables, which is what made us very, very ill. I called the restaurant to inform them, but rude customer service on the phone and the message left for management has yet to be returned. Our only option is to call the health department so that others do not fall victim.
Great dining experience from ambiance to service to food quality. Chicken was delicious and the crispy potatoes outstanding! So were all the sides...cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. So hard to pick 1 so we tried all 3! My birthday dessert (apple crisp) was amazing. Only one suggestion would be to offer a few wine selections, like Moscato or Reisling...Will be back.
Food was great. Server was very helpful in understanding the family style ordering concept. We are outside with Ana amazing view of the River and the only drawback was a fruit fly situation. All thinks equal, I might sit inside next time but if the fruit flies weren’t an issue we would have sat outside 100 times out of 100 on the weather day we had. We will be back for sure.