Dine

We hope you’re hungry. Because River North is one of the country’s leading dining destinations featuring over 100 restaurants. We’re like the West Loop on steroids, the Central Loop with sizzle.

20_west_kinzie_bavetteschicagoIs about the extensive scotch list, the raw bar and the black angus prime grade beef that’s been dry-aged in-house. All in a 100-year-old building with an industrial feel.

 

www.bavetteschicago.com

218 W. Kinzie St.

Chicago, IL 60654

312-624-8154

20_west_kinzie_bubsCountry and Western goes cosmo:  Sure, there’s crab and BBQ and a 16-foot stage but the reason to come here is the famed mixologist Paul McGee who holds court at the tiki bar under Bub City called Three Dots and a Dash.

 

www.bubcitychicago.com

435 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60654

312-610-4200

20_west_kinzie_C Chicago20 West Kinzie’s in-house restaurant Ocean Cut, is the brainchild of David Flom and Matt Moore, the proprietors behind the Chicago Cut Steakhouse — the gathering place of the city’s political and business elite — and The Local Chicago, the choice for elegant comfort food in the Gold Coast.   Designed by famed Chicago architect Mark Knauer of Knauer Incorporated (of Trattoria No. 10, Attwood Cafe and The Gage fame), Ocean Cut boasts an open-air kitchen with a fish bar, a sushi station and an oyster bar, all flown in daily or procured from local fisherman.  In addition to the Vegas-style glamour, you’ll appreciate the clean and simple food preparations including lemon, olive oil and sea salt which allow the fish’s flavor to have it’s own expression.

 

www.oceancutchicago.com

20 West Kinzie

Chicago, IL 60654

312-280-8882

20_west_kinzie_parisFrench Chef Jean Joho reinvents the French bistro, taking out the fussy and bringing in the fun.  After dinner, saunter to the second floor, indoor-outdoor cocktail lounge called Studio Paris Night Club, complete with a retractable roof.

 

www.studioparisnightclub.com

59 W Hubbard St

Chicago, IL 60654

312-595-0800

20_west_kinzie_rpmRPM Italian is the brainchild of “The Apprentice” winner Bill Rancic and his wife, Giuliana.  Go there to be seen but stay for Giuliana’s mother’s (aka Mama DiPandi) crafted creations.

 

www.rpmitalian.com

52 W Illinois St

Chicago, IL 60654

312-222-1888

20_west_kinzie_sienaTop Chef alum, Fabio Viviani’s latest. The Florence-raised, California-based cuisinier brings you family recipes, a wood-stone oven, live DJs and raw seafood in a 10,000 square-foot room.

 

www.sienatavern.com

51 W. Kinzie St.

Chicago, IL 60654

312-595-1322

20_west_kinzie_tantaPeruvian celebrity chef Gaston Acurio chose River North as his only North American locale. A sprightly balance of must haves like tiradito with creations that bring to mind “Chef of the Century” Joel Robuchon.

 

www.tantachicago.com

118 W. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60654

312-222-9700

20_west_kinzie_untitledA Prohibition-era speakeasy to get away from the fuzz. Low profile, low light, craft cocktails, and secret entrances. Clocking in at 18,000 square feet, the restaurant space is carved up into different rooms, including a “library” with velvet booths and a lounge with a 30-foot bar.  We’ll let you discover the burlesque shows on your own cover.

 

www.untitledchicago.com

111 West Kinzie

Chicago, IL 60654

312-880-1511