Located on the Chicago River, RIVER ROAST offers dramatic city and water views from every seat - inside and out. James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan’s menu of contemporary American tavern fare is satisfying and soul-warming. Meat, fish and veggies are roasted to perfection and carved tableside. Inventive drinks like farmer’s market punch on draft and cold-brewed cocktails from two slow drip infusion towers are offered alongside a large selection of local and Midwestern beers, craft cocktails, and wine. With one of the best patios in the city, River Roast is a gathering place to connect with friends, old and new. We'll see you soon for lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks!
After four-star Spiaggia and other successful Italian restaurants, award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano takes on American tavern fare at River Roast. Mantuano is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef Midwest" and the Chicago Tribune’s "Good Eating Award", which honors achievement in the food and restaurant industry. Outside of the kitchen, Mantuano is often recognized from Season Two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. His other restaurants include: Spiaggia, Bar Toma, Terzo Piano, Lorenzo in Miami, and Mangia Trattoria in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is co-author of “The Spiaggia Cookbook” and “Wine Bar Food,” with his wife Cathy Mantuano, a wine and hospitality expert.
Chef John Hogan is a fixture in the Chicago culinary community. He started his career at four-star Everest, Kikki’s Bistro and the Park Avenue Cafe. When he opened his own restaurant, Savarin, the Chicago Tribune named Hogan as one of the "Top 10 Chefs in Chicago" while Travel + Leisure honored Savarin with “America’s Top 50 Restaurants.” Esquire magazine also honored Savarin with “Best Restaurant of 1999.” Just as steakhouses exploded across the country, Hogan took the helm at Keefer’s when it launched in 2001, developing a signature menu of Chicago-style dishes inspired by American classics. At River Roast, Hogan is sharing his straightforward but unique brand of cooking and collaborating with Mantuano, a friend with for more than 20 years.
Chris Jecha is the mastermind behind the drink program at River Roast. Jecha’s credentials include Landmark, BOKA and Katacomb Lounge, where he was General Manager. He was part of the management team of The Signature Lounge at the 96th located on the 96th floor of the John Hancock. At Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, Jecha used his intricate knowledge of American Craft and International Beer to build one of the best beer lists in the city of Chicago. Here at River Roast, Jecha’s focus is on local and Midwestern beers, inventive cocktails and wine – curated to compliment River Roast’s soul-satisfying food.
WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A GRAND AFFAIR FOR 1,200 GUESTS OR AN INTIMATE EVENING FOR EIGHT, our experienced event team will work with you to create a memorable event. With six spaces to choose from, each paying tribute to our historical landmark building, the options for corporate and social events are endless.
Contact our Private Events Team by email or by phone, 312-527-1417.
Thanksgiving River Roast Style
If laboring in kitchen all day doesn't sound like your idea of a holiday, leave it to Chefs Tony Mantuano and John Hogan to prepare your Thanksgiving meal. Now taking reservations for an all-American feast of turkey and all the trimmings, plus dessert. The bonus - No dishes to wash and a carry out portion of turkey salad for a delicious sandwich at home. Hours Noon-7pm, RSVP 312.822.0100
Blues & Brews Brunch
(Saturdays & Sundays 12PM-3PM )
River Roast’s curated brunch menu by Chef John Hogan paired with his favor ite live Chicago blues bands.
(Weekdays, 3 to 6)
Pair your cocktails, wine or brew with 3 chef-selected sliders or 3 fresh oysters for 5 dollars. Enjoy at the cozy upstairs Reid Bar or at the lively dining room bar. RiverRoastchicago.com
Great Chicago Fire Festival
(October 4th, 3 to 9PM )
Join the Great Chicago Fire Festival with spectacular riverside views of the river fire parade, the riverwalk festivities, and ending fireworks. Offering specialty patio food and beverage specials. Large group reservations available.
Incredible views, six private spaces, events from 10 to 1,000. Contact our private events director at 312/527-1417 for more information.
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315 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, Il 60654
312 822 0100
MON-THURS 5-10PM FRI-SAT 5-11PM SUN 5-9PM
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