Grab Dinner at These River North Restaurants

Grab Dinner at These River North Restaurants

River North is your neighborhood if you are looking for mouth-watering meals and unbeatable dining experiences

This vibrant area, directly north of the Loop, is jam-packed with amazing spots to eat. With an abundance of options, the Luxury Living team has compiled some of our favorite River North restaurants.

New Restaurants in the Area

River North has recently welcomed some phenomenal new dining options.

Parlor Pizza Bar has become a crowd favorite in West Loop and Wicker Park; enough so that River North finally decided it was time to open a Parlor Pizza of their own. This recent opening has attracted plenty of residents and visitors alike. With an impressive selection of craft beer, cocktail, and thin-cut pizza, you can see what all the hype is about.

Tao’s recent debut in River North also has Chicagoans excited with existing locations in LA, New York, and Las Vegas. The massive Asian-inspired restaurant and dance club offers delicious cuisine, one of the most dramatic dining rooms in Chicago, and dancing all night long.

Popular Neighborhood Spots

Among the newest dining additions, River North is also home to some staple restaurants.

Lou Malnati’s, a Chicago classic and a River North favorite, remains a go-to dining option all seven days of the week. Be prepared for a wait if you’re looking to dine in, but we promise the infamous deep dish is well worth the wait.

If you’re looking for a bit more exotic meal, consider checking out Sunda. This modern Asian fusion has become a River North hot spot. With a lively atmosphere and exciting menu, Sunda makes for an exciting place to grab dinner with friends.

Frontera Grill also offers the River North neighborhood with incredible international cuisine and guaranteed good vibes. Owner and acclaimed chef, Rick Bayless, ensure a delicious and creative Mexican fare in a vibrant space.

Where to go for a Date or a Casual Bite

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner, wine and dine your date at one of the many high-end steak houses that River North has to offer. Consider making reservations at RPM Steak, Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf, Kinzie Chophouse, or Chicago Cut Steakhouse.

For a more casual meal in the city, check out Beatrix or Ema, both part of the Lettuce Entertain You group. Beatrix features a varied menu with healthy options, while Ema focuses on Mediterranean small plates.

If you’re really on a time crunch, swing through the Portillo’s drive-through for a classic Italian Beef or grab a mouth-watering burger, cheesy fries, and chocolate shake from Shake Shack.

Whatever your taste buds are in the mood for, River North restaurants are sure to suit any appetite and any occasion.

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