River Roast Potatoes
Red Wine Vinaigrette
Apple Wood Smoked, RR Potatoes
Double Patties, Caramelized Onion, Bibb Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, American Cheese, 1000 Island Dressing
It was a funny and fun experience 😄 I like to chew on my my oysters and my date said not to and I asked why and she said it was a rule... I had a long debate about the pointless purchase of oysters! She called several staff members and we all had a good laugh. Good times.
Delicious food. Great menu. Right on the water. Perfect views. Social distanced well. Staff was amazing.
Roast chicken with potatoes and mac n cheese was delicious. Our waiter, Jorge, was the best!
Very nice space and nice patio weather permitting. Good selection of bourbon and drinks, food is always good.
Hi Chicagofoodie. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide my team and I some feedback about your recent visit. We see you enjoyed yourself very much, and for that we are delighted. See you again soon!
Great time, Great staff, and Great view. Food was amazing and brought out quickly
The menu could use some revamping to include a broader list of items to appeal to more people. Love the ambiance!!
River front. Great food. Wonderful mussels. Great service.
It was a very nice place to have a date at.
We came for an anniversary lunch and were not disappointed. Jorge was fantastic and the rest of the staff was beyond friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended
Jorge was great
The service was terrible. We waited 20 minutes for 2 beers. Then waited 40 minutes for a charcuterie tray which was ok. It took the manager another 20 minutes to see us about my complaint. They removed the charcuterie from the tab. Thought it was just us but the table next to us also complained about the poor service. The restaurant was not that busy.
The food was absolutely delicious and the river view was delightful. The menu did not have a whole lot of options, and I didn't like having to view the menu on our phones since we prefer to keep our phones out of sight/out of mind when we're out to dinner and I don't like peering at the small screen to read menu options. All told, that was a minor annoyance, but as mentioned, we didn't feel the selection was great. That said, the chicken and potatoes were delicious. The shishito peppers were also good, but spicier than we're used to because they were prepared in a chili paste. The drink was tasty, too. The waitstaff were polite. The prices were steep, but maybe typical for Chicago. A good experience overall, but not a place we feel we simply must go back to.
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We were absolutely blown away. I am so glad that I booked reservations here. I would do it again.
The food was excellent, and the location along the river was beautiful. Our waitress wasn’t very friendly or accommodating, and often absent. We would eat here again and hope that the service was just a one time issue.
Our server, Destiny, was wonderful. She explained things very well and provided great service. The view is beautiful and the location is perfect. The roasted pork shanks were so delicious I wanted to pick up the bone and chew the meat off. The beef roast lacked seasoning and was dry. I wished there was salt and pepper on the table to try to save it. Also, the gentleman that carved it made the slices too thick although we asked him for thinner slices. The roasted sweet potatoes with maple bourbon had no flavor at all. The roasted brussel sprouts with a vinaigrette were tasty as were the potato croquettes. I would go back but skip the beef and try another side.
Service was terrible. We were sitting for 15 minutes and no one approached us to take our order or inquire if we had any questions. Once the food did come, they didn't provide silverware. Again no one noticed and I had to get up and go inside (we were sitting on the outside terrace) to ask. For context, the restaurant wasn't busy and only had a couple of tables occupied. While my friend's burger was tasty, I believe there are much better places along the river.
We had the best time celebrating a birthday here! The entire staff was very friendly and all the food was delicious. We will definitely be coming back!
We enjoyed the small bites especially the dirty carrots, but also the meatballs, chicken fritters, and potatoes. It was a beautiful day and we had lunch on one of the nicest patios in the city. Our server was wonderful.
Everything was absolutely perfect! The food was delicious and so was the staff!
Dear Malena, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at River Roast! Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Server seemed a bit grumpy. Food and atmosphere was fantastic
Jorge was an awesome waiter. He was very friendly, attentive and helpful in choosing our dishes. Will definitely go back for the food and request Jorge as a server!
Dear Megan, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and the service that Jorge gave you! We are so lucky to have Jorge on our team and grateful for your business and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
My family had a wonderful time at River Roast. It was my husband's birthday and although the restaurant did not note it, we had a fun meal. Originally we reserved a table on their outdoor patio, but the weather was not ideal. The restaurant was mostly empty, so we were offered an inside table by an open window and door. With COVID recommendations in place, this seemed like a fantastic compromise. Menus are accessed via QR scan. All staff wore masks (including their cow statue (noticed by my son as we entered the restaurant). We caught the tail end of Happy Hour so we enjoyed excellent beverages from the bar. My son had fun on the patio after he was done eating (as that was empty of guests) viewing the river and scenery. We are excited to return again soon!
Thank you for choosing River Roast to celebrate your husband's birthday! we are honored you choose us for a special occasion and happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Nice setting on the river but no attempt to make the dining experience pleasant, especially given the prices. No candle or flower on the table, indifferent service. The whole roast fish was good but overpriced at $44. Very limited and pricey wine menu.
We had two meals. The Three Cheese Platter was great. The Crispy Chicken Salad was not so great.
The salad had watery and insufficient dressing along with boring greens.
I was extremely disappointed going here, I had seen many great reviews and had high expectations for this place. We had 3 different servers and then we waited for our food for over an hour when the restaurant was practically empty. We asked for silverware multiple times and they kept forgetting about it. Our waiter forgot to put in a side order we had asked for and never came by to ask if we needed a refill on our drinks I was super disappointed and our food wasn’t all that good for such a high price.
Terrific meal! We had the roasted chicken and side of street corn which was phenomenal! Appetizers were delicious also! Shrimp and crab mousse on brioche and chicken bites drizzled with honey. Will definitely be back!
Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience and we look forward to seeing you back soon!
Great place to host friends visiting Chicago. Beautiful river local. Solid food. Great cocktails- except for the poor rendition of a Hurricane ! Servers are attentive and friendly.
I went there with a few family members recently. The menu accommodated various dietary restrictions, which was great. The food was pretty good and service was wonderful. Unfortunately, we made a reservation on the patio and it was swarming with bees. With that being said, the restaurant moved us right inside - still some bees but not as many.
Thank you for joining us at River Roast! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, but sorry to hear about the bees. Fortunately, the bees are gone now, so we hope you can make it back to our patio soon before it gets too cold.
Everything about our visit to River Roast was absolutely amazing. Every employee that we encountered before even getting to our table was incredibly sweet. Our server was INCREDIBLE. I cannot remember his name, although I have a feeling all of their servers there are just as great. The view of our outside table was beautiful, and our food and drinks were absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back next time we are in Chicago.
Dear Olivia, Thank you so much for joining us at River Roast, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything and everyone on the team. We really appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Such a beautiful location!!!! The beef roast was very flavorful!
Excellent views of the Chicago river walk! At sunset nothing was better than the el Diablo and the RR Burger!
Very elligant place. Nice views. But the food was just great. I don’t like chicken but my daughter ordered the roast. It was so good, I wished I could have the recipe. The sides were so delicious, that one day I want to just go and order sides. Loved it.
I didn't like the Lobster burger, and I was told by one of the staff members that it was good. It taste like egg fu young, which is not what I expected it to taste like.
Excellent brunch!! Been before for dinner and was amazing as well!
If you need shade on the patio at lunch, this is not the place for you.
The view from the patio is beautiful and the food and service were wonderful, thank you!
Waitress seemed annoyed for some reason but other than that, everything was good
We really enjoyed our drinks, food and views of the river.
Lovely to eat along the river. A wholly satisfying experience.
Cosmo drink not as expected
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River Roast is rated 4.6 stars by 2004 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.