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River Roast, Chicago, IL

River Roast

4.5
4.5
3080 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Situated on the iconic Chicago River with stunning views of downtown, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place. The menu features contemporary American tavern fare with dramatic presentations of whole roasted chicken, whole roasted fish and slow roasted beef; all carved table-side. The food is handcrafted, yet rustic, with many plates designed for sharing. The bar offers a large selection of local beer, craft cocktails, beer, and wine. With one of the best patios in Chicago, River Roast is a great place to enjoy dining outside on a hot summer afternoon or a crisp fall evening. River Roast Private Events offers six spaces, all with spectacular views, for parties from 10 to 1,000. Saturday and Sunday features our Brunch menu from 11:00AM-3PM. We are open Mon-Fri for lunch and daily for dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 822-0100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jason Qureshi
  • Private party facilities
    With stunning views of the river and downtown, River Roast Private Events offers an impressive setting for your next party or meeting.With six event spaces to choose from – each featuring sophisticated decor that pays tribute to the historical landmark building the restaurant is housed i
  • Private party contact
    Sales Manager: (855) 399-4084
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Kinzie
  • Parking details
    Valet is located on the east side of LaSalle, just north the LaSalle Street Bridge.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located near the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop and the Clark and Lake Blue, Brown, Purple, Green, Orange & Pink Lines.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Delivery

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 11:30 AM - 8:45 PM
    Needing a night in but wanting a great meal? River Roast has got your back. Let us bring the goods to you! Order for delivery today.

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The happiest of hours is at River Roast, Monday-Friday from 4pm-6pm. Whether your vibe is Half Off Martinis or a Miller High Life, we’ve got you covered!

  • Live Music Thursday

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join us for Happy Hour specials and the sounds of live music right on the river! Live Music is from 5pm-7pm, with happy hour available from 4pm-6pm!

What 3,080 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

3,080 Reviews
  1. Luv2dine

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to River Roast a couple of times prior to this visit and have really enjoyed it. However this visit was disappointing . The food was ordinary. The roast lamb, their signature item and fries arrived cold. I had to ask my server to take it back and change it, which he did. Overall, the experience didn’t live up to my expectations that I had for this place.

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  2. Teri

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERTHING WAS AMAZING. I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK SOON.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my fav restaurants especially during the spring / summer! Finally got a patio table and wow!
    River RoastResponded 3 days ago
    Hi, thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed dining on our patio. We hope to see you again soon for another great experience. Cheers to many more enjoyable meals in the seasons to come!

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  4. MargaretA

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow. Food was just ok. We were basically ignored by our server.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fantastic, atmosphere great. And sometimes when things go wrong places prove they really care and this place did that - I was, at first, disappointed because there was a lot of confusion around our order and they were out of some of what we ordered and I realized after we were charged for some things that we shouldn't have been - the manager called me and corrected the mistake and they did take care of us at the place even though some of the menu items had been sold out that day - the alternative suggestions were great and they proved a high level of service and caring for customers.
    River RoastResponded 4 days ago
    Hello, we're truly sorry to hear about your experience at our restaurant. We strive to provide top-notch service and it's disappointing to hear that we fell short during your team dinner. We appreciate your feedback and will address this issue with our staff to ensure it doesn't happen again. Please call the number I messaged you privately so that I can make this right for you.

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  6. ERICJ

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, I had a very good experience. I met a client for a lunch meeting. We both arrived a few minutes early. They set us on a patio right next to the river without any issues. our server, Annie was pretty professional and explained the menu to us. we both had their sandwiches and fries. They both were good overall very good experience I would come back.
    River RoastResponded 6 days ago
    Hi Eric, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great lunch meeting by the river with Annie as your server. We're glad you enjoyed the sandwiches and fries. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Server seemed to forget we were there at times. Did not get our order right.
    River RoastResponded 6 days ago
    Hi, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for the oversight with your order and the service you received. We will address this with our team to ensure better experiences moving forward. We appreciate your honesty and hope to have another chance to impress you.

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  8. HollyH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing server-Jorge! Hopefully you get him.
    River RoastResponded 6 days ago
    Hi Holly! Thank you for the positive feedback about our server, Jorge! We're thrilled to hear that he made your experience amazing. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to him. We hope to see you again soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find! In town for a work event and this was the perfect place to have lunch with some contacts. We sat riverside and the view, food, service was perfect. Would definitely recommend & plan to return in future!
    River RoastResponded on May 18, 2024
    Hi! thank you so much for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that everything from the view to the service exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff were extremely attentive and went over and above to ensure we were satisfied.
    River RoastResponded on May 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that our wait staff provided excellent service during your visit. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon for another wonderful dining experience!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from River Roast using the Order Online button. River Roast also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. River Roast also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 822-0100.

River Roast is rated 4.5 stars by 3080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for River Roast

315 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kinzie
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet is located on the east side of LaSalle, just north the LaSalle Street Bridge.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located near the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop and the Clark and Lake Blue, Brown, Purple, Green, Orange & Pink Lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jason Qureshi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 822-0100
  • Private party facilities
    With stunning views of the river and downtown, River Roast Private Events offers an impressive setting for your next party or meeting.With six event spaces to choose from – each featuring sophisticated decor that pays tribute to the historical landmark building the restaurant is housed i
  • Private party contact
    Sales Manager: (855) 399-4084
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