Rivers, located on the lobby level of The CME Center, is one of the Chicago Loop's most popular restaurants. Rivers offers creative, seasonally changing, contemporary American cuisine with influences from around the globe. The adjoining wine bar, Rittergut, accommodates small private parties.View Private Dining Details
We selected the restaurant because it had a very diverse menu but were disappointed to find that the menu the night we dined was a fraction of the normal menu. The waiter described it as less than a third of the normal dinner menu. The food was fine but at our table of seven, three people had the same entree and one person had the larger version of one of the appetizers we ordered for the table. Coupled with the renovation noise outside, it was not the experience we expected.
Love this restaurant. My number one pick for pre-Opera on a saturday night. Food is amazing and fairly priced. Host/hostess staff very attentive and pleasant. Normally they are 5 starts all the way... this visit they seemed to be a little short staffed with the waiters/waitresses. Ran out of drinks during dinner and just seemed a bit unorganized that night. Everyone was doing the best they could!
Great choice for pre-opera dining. Nice menu very convenient location.
Though we've shared multiple meals at River's my opera friend and I were exceptionally impressed with the quality of our meals this evening. The seafood stew was absolutely excellent and the caesar salad was prepared exactly as I requested (which generally has not been the case). The fresh warm bread was brought to the table promptly. My friend's entree was also perfect. The setting is quiet and pleasant, even in the center of a busy building and our server this evening was someone we had not had before - and she was wonderful, attentive, pleasant and responded to our requests for some modifications on the menu items. This is an exceptional restaurant.
Lunches are very good but breakfast needs work. Cold, burnt toast and cold potatoes.
Valentine's day seafood platter was excellent. Perfect seafood mix, nothing fried, perfect portions.
Actually a last minute decision on Valentines day. Server (Jason??) was great! The house specialty scallops are amazing! Appetizer ravioli another total win! Great time , fair drink prices, it was a good find. We are sure to be back.
Because it was Ash Wednesday besides Valentine's Day, my wife and I both ordered seafood. She ordered the King Salmon special. I ordered Grouper from the regular menu. Both were excellent. Thomas provided excellent service.
Love the updated menu. You have kept a few of the old favorites and refreshed the menu with some new really great options. Hope to continue my patronage for years going forward. My only choice for opera nights.
Lovely dinner before Opera. Food and service delightful.
The food was uninspired and the menu lacked good healthy options. Service was OK but soup should not be delivered to the table when the customers are still eating their appetizers. We use to go to this restaurant several times a year. Not sure we will be returning.
Dinner was delicious, friendly and efficient service. Excellent experience.
very nice for a business lunch-good location, good food and I would recommend to a client.
it is a place to bee seen, so do not go if you want privacy or for an interview
This was my first time. It was amazing. Little confused on how to find it but I was truly happy. New place for 2018.
Always an excellent dinner and the servers and hostesses are always lovely, very attentive with excellent service and food!
Mediocre food and service in a sterile environment. Not really worth the money or time but convenient for the opera. It was winter and the river patio was closed so maybe the view would improve the setting/ambiance but the food and service would remain unchanged
Lovely server. Nice drinks. PERFECT steak. Pumpkin tart was delicious. Several visits here, fairly far apart, but quality is consistent. Thanks for a great meal before the opera.
Perfect before Opera! The setting on the river at Rivers is also lovely during the summer month.
Fantastic food! Great service. Perfect for the business lunch I had. It was a little noisy, but not too bad.
Really good service. Waitperson was well informed, attentive and helpful.
No reservation when we arrived. Thus occasion was not recognized. They blame you, you blame them. The curt receptionist was quick to dismiss it as something that always happens. The experience was down hill from there. I have already discussed the food problems with a floor manager.
The service and food was very good also nice atmosphere. Nothing negative we were very pleased.
Good is always good, it's just a bit noisy for having a conversation.
Crab cakes were only fair but the filet mignon was fine. Service was terrible. We sat down at 6:00 and barely made the opera at 7:30. It took 15 minutes to ask for our order at the beginning and another 15 minutes to get our check at the end. I have no idea where our server was but she was not near our table.
I've always been a fan of Rivers Restaurant. This last experience was disappointing. Service was very, very slow. Too much breading on the fish, over cooked and over priced. I will go back because I'm hoping this was a one time experience. For the overall price, it should have been a much better experience.
Jessica Jay Jagielnik
Felix did a fabulous job as usual. He always knows how to pace things so I can make it to the opera without rushing.
I love the duck entree and scallop entree.
Wonderful lunch before the theater. We weren’t rushed and the noise level was low; we could talk! I go here frequently before the opera and am always pleased.
I have been searching for a good restaurant for business lunches in the loop. I have finally found that in Rivers. The ambience is upscale with a great view of the Chicago River. The food is generously portioned and their menu offers a nice variety of dishes. Service was spot-on and attentive. Overall this is a great choice for a business meeting, I will be back!
Great. We got married here in 2015 so it was nice to return. We felt welcomed and can’t wait to dine here again. The food was delish!