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Food and restaurants in River North, Chicago

Top restaurants

Tiki Bar
“A Tiki Bar that wont be great for your wallet, but amazing for your pallet and Instagram feed.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
“Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches & more, plus beer & wine, in retro digs.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Expanded outpost of a famed pork & wine specialist with an open kitchen & a chic, airy setting.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“You can't leave Chicago without trying the famous DEEP-DISH PIZZA. I like Lou Malnati's because their crust is so crispy and crunchy, specially if you order the butter and garlic crust. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“If you want a spot that’s very romantic and has a speakeasy feel, sit downstairs. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Perfect for a girls' night or fun date night. Loud atmosphere, chandeliers, and great food. Be prepared to talk 100 decibles louder than you're used to. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Rock- & blues-themed chain with Southern dishes such as po' boys & jambalaya, plus live music.”
  • 27 locals recommend

Cafes

Gourmet Shop
“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Modern, all-day venue combining an American eatery, wine & cocktail bar & a bakery/cafe.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Chicago is very into donuts at the moment - there are tons of gourmet donut shops - Doughnut Vault, Stan's, Glazed and Infused, Do-Rite - but Firecakes is by far the best.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“If you're working while you're here, this is a great place to "squat" and work from all day. Juice, coffee, hot food bar, mini golf, it's awesome!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Popular cafe and bakery with large breakfast and lunch menu and creative coffee beverages. There are several locations, but the biggest one is in the Loop at LaSalle / Wacker.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Donut Shop
“Get in line early...They usually run out of donuts by 10am. The menu is simple and to the point. They don't offer as many flavors like other doughnut stores, but that's kinda the charm. Saves the stress of having to pick and choose which ones to get. Try the buttermilk old fashion, and it's the bomb with the perfect crunch. The place is tiny, can only fit like 4-5 people in there at once. There's no seating inside so you have to wait to eat them or just devour them outside of the store like we do.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Chicago is very into donuts at the moment - there are tons of gourmet donut shops - Doughnut Vault, Stan's, Glazed and Infused, Do-Rite - but Firecakes is by far the best.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Popular cafe and bakery with large breakfast and lunch menu and creative coffee beverages. There are several locations, but the biggest one is in the Loop at LaSalle / Wacker.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“The sweetest place to eat on Chicago Ave! This is an awesome and super popular swanky diner with great decor and inside there's a badass bakery to boot! Last time I was there they brought us out a free sweet treat they were experimenting with!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends