River North Restaurant Guide

The Very Best of Chicago Dining

 

Chicago's River North neighborhood is a vibrant, eclectic, and amazing foodie destination. From its iconic pizza joints and legendary steakhouses to its modern cocktail lounges and farm to table restaurants, River North puts you in the epicenter for Chicago's spectacular dining scene.

When you stay at Kinzie Hotel, you'll be in the heart of the River North restaurant scene. Step outside, take in the warm glow of the city's inspiring lights, and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable meal.
Your Chicago foodie adventure begins at Kinzie Hotel. Now start exploring.

Evening Reception

Before an exciting night out in River North, grab a complimentary beverage at our laid-back Double Cross Lounge featuring local craft beer and artisan wine to help set the stage for an epic evening of eating.

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Room Service Reinvented

Room service has a historically poor reputation for being bland, boring, and uninspired. We get it, and you deserve something better. Much better.

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Continental Breakfast

Start the day off with freshly brewed coffee, chilled juices, and a fine assortment of pastries, cereal, yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruit in the comfort of your room.

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River North Dining

River North is home to one of the densest, most competitive, and most delicious dining scenes in the country. There are well over a hundred great spots within a mile of Kinzie Hotel, and, frankly, you can't go wrong with any of them.

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Public House

Located next door to Kinzie Hotel, Public House is part gastropub, part corner tavern, and part sports bar.

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EATALY CHICAGO

Behold Chicago's one-stop destination for all things Italian. Located on Chicago's Mag Mile, the 63,000 sq. ft. complex features wine shops, Italian grocers, six restaurants, kitchen stores, cafes, and gift shops.

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GT FISH & OYSTER

While Chicago build its culinary identity on pork and beef, the city also boasts a number of world-class seafood restaurants.

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HARRY CARAY'S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE

Located across the street from Kinzie Hotel, Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse offers an undeniably Chicago experience.

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FRONTERA GRILL | TOPOLOBAMPO | XOCO

No discussion of Chicago food is complete without mention of the Rick Bayless. For over 30 years, his refined, soulful, and authentic Mexican fare has pushed the boundaries of flavor in Chicago.

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SLURPING TURTLE

There are few things more soul-satisfying on a cold Chicago night than a piping hot bowl of Tokyo shoyu ramen from the Slurping Turtle.

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DEEP DISH PIZZA

Chicagoans have strong opinions and unwavering allegiances when it comes to deep dish pizza, and the Kinzie Hotel team just can't decide upon a single favorite. 

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THE PURPLE PIG

Cheese, swine, and wine is the ethos of the Magnificent Mile's Purple Pig. A living homage to the communal experience of the Italian dinner table, the Purple Pig specializes in snout to tail fare, house-cured meats, farm-to-table antipasti, and approachable European wines.

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GENE & GEORGETTI'S

There's no shortage of spectacular steakhouses in River North. We certainly love the creativity relative newcomers like Bavette's, Chicago Cut, and RPM Steak, but nothing can replicate the unmistakable old school charm of Gene & Georgetti's Restaurant.

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Bars in River North

Since its earliest days, Chicago has been a town that enjoys a well-deserved libation. As a city, we've come a long way from the bootlegging days of Prohibition, evolving into one of the country's premier craft beer and cocktail destinations.

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THREE DOTS AND A DASH

Tucked away in the tropical catacombs beneath the bustling River North nightlife scene, Three Dots and a Dash introduced a creative tiki vibe to Chicago's cocktail culture.

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POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE

We get it. You don't actually need an excuse to pop a few bottles of champagne, treat yourself to some oysters, caviar, and cheese, and see where the day takes you.

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BUB CITY

Live honky tonk? Check. Hot chicken and house smoked American barbecue? Check. A carefully curated menu of sweet, sweet bourbon? Check.

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GILT BAR

Perfect for a romantic night out, the sleek, dimly-lit Gilt Bar specializes in contemporary American fare, craft cocktails, and decadent desserts.

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FADÓ IRISH PUB

Brimming with character and the nostalgic charm of a good Irish pub, Fadó provides the perfect retreat from the modern, vibrant energy of River North.

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HEADQUARTERS BEERCADE

Nostalgia runs deep at River North's Headquarters Beercade.

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HOWELLS AND HOOD

For an epic craft beer selection, head to Howells & Hood on Chicago's Mag Mile. With 119 unique beers across 360 taps, Howells & Hood boast one of the city's most impressive beer programs.

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