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Now that the Chicago River has emerged as a destination for many locals and visitors, you may realize that not many places offer great city views and amazing food—until you venture to River Roast, of course. The menu reflects contemporary American cuisine by James Beard award-winning chefs Tony Mantuano and John Hogan in a tavern style setting perfect for family dinners, nights out with friends or even solo dining.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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While at River Roast, you must try their famous “Whole Chicken” or traditional beef dishes and pair it with an order of greens or vegetables (think creamed spinach, roasted potatoes or brioche mushrooms). They also have the Roast of the Month, changing constantly, so even if you make several visits, they will always give your taste buds something new to try.

It’s also the perfect spot to go with friends and grab a cocktail and indulge in snacks. Despite being a restaurant, River Roast’s beverage menu won’t leave you dry – local beers, specialty cocktails, fine wines and, of course, non-alcoholic drinks for those who want to take it easy.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The delicious dishes and drinks aren’t the only things going for River Roast, as the atmosphere is unique with its prime location on Chicago’s River Walk. The restaurant really invests in music, performances and special events. For example, on Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy Blues & Brunch or on Thursdays evenings, after work live performances.