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Red Violet is the first major, affordable upscale, Chinese-Themed dining establishment in downtown Chicago in 15 years. Red Violet is a new "modern Chinese" restaurant and lounge, offering the first true, affordable upscale Chinese restaurant option to the bustling River North neighborhood in downtown Chicago.
Red Violet's sibling is the popular Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge, located in River East.
Red Violet features a stunning-but not intimating 250 seat dining room with an emphasis on clean lines and modern design fused with traditional Chinese elements and antiques, plus an elegant bar/lounge area.
Red Violet delivers inventive Chinese fare with an unrivaled menu that fuses together the most authentic Chinese influences with contemporary elements, like foie gras and black truffle. The menu mainly focuses on Sichuan, Shanghai, and Beijing cuisine. Non-spicy stir-fries and sides, plus vegetarian options are also available.