With stunning views of the river and downtown, River Roast Private Events offers an impressive setting for your next party or meeting. Helmed by James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place.View Private Dining Details
The food was not up to its usual standard. The chicken roast was complimented by my table, the Pork Roast which is usually phenomenal was dry and not very flavorful.
River Roast has always been a great place to celebrate. First time there was 3.14.2015 for my engagement and they took great care of us. Been coming back ever since. Keep up the great food, service, and ambiance!
Great views and food
Love the food and the vibe at RR. We have been there several times for dinner and sunday brunch. We had the fish and chips off St. Paddys Menu which were outstanding. Also had the irish stew which was very flavorful. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was there was very little beef in the stew. Overall had a very nice experience and we will be back !
Nice appetizers terrible main courses. The $39 chicken was mediocre (and overpriced considering that it was a roasted chicken with fries) and the rack of pork terrible it was super dried.
The restaurant is nice and the atmosphere and the views are cool but they should really improve their food quality.
Fantastic as always!
This is a great spot to have a wonderful meal with a fantastic view of the river! The menu has so many options, it’s hard to choose. Luckily with the board options you can share a taste a little of everything!
Great food. Like the musicians. The lamb was fall off the bone out of this world.
Great, unique options. As far as taste is concerned, they could dial way back on the salt content.
Great view of the river.. the roasted pork..melty!! Great place
Best clam chowder ever and the chicken sandwich was excellent. Server was fantastic too
Loved the live blues music! Help was great! Food was really good!
Our dining experience was very fair.
Beautiful location facing the riverfront and excellent food
Service was a bit slow in terms of drink orders. We expected to wait for the roasts but you probably could have sold 1-2 more drinks a person (8 total) if the server was more diligent.
I love coming here for the Blues Brunch on weekends. The food is delicious. We have tried the roast chicken and roasted vegetables and were quite full. This time I had the omelet of the day and it was very tasty. The music is wonderful and its wonderful in the summer when the patio is open.
Food is always amazing!
Amazing, amazing roast chicken. See travel to Chicago and come back for it once or twice a year . It is the best!!
The food was delicious - it helps that we had a group of 9 hungry people. Started with the fried chicken bites and warm honey (incredible) and the barrata salad (yum) with fresh bread. Had some great mimosas and bloody mary's - very tasty. Lunch included the famous whole roasted chicken and potatoes, roasted vegetables, and French toast. All were outstanding - chicken was smokey and potatoes were crunchy perfection, blueberry French toast (so light and scrumptious), and roasted variety of vegetables with light olive oil and salt. Portions were generous and cooked to be shared. There were no leftovers and we talked about the meal all the way home. Server was very attentive and nice. I'm planning to come for Mother's Day - it was that good!!
Chicken, fish, brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes were good. Red wine was good but over priced. Wedge salad and carrot cake were sub par.
I took my girlfriend here on a brunch date for her first trip to Chicago! I myself had never been to River Roast, but it came highly recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed! Our food was delicious, the view was beautiful, the service was excellent (and friendly), and the music for the blues brunch really added to the ambience and experience. I look forward to our next time going!
A great low key family-style dinner spot. Terrific main course and delicious sides. Also loved the live blues the Thursday night we were there.
They were so accommodating for my 7 year old who only etas cheeseburgers! Great service and patience!
Great Brunch with live music, started the day off great in Chicago
Great food and John Hogan keeps the Blues alive. Late afternoon brunch with friends from out of town. Had a great time
Valentines Day my girlfriend and I didn’t want to participate in the pre fixe gallivanting that occurs on Valentine’s Day. First of all this restaurant is amazing. The staff and management were friendly. Our waitress was honest which is hard to find. She recommended the whole chicken.... it was fantastic. Definitely going to come back hopefully during the summer on the terrace.
Dinner was delicious and we got to order the restaurant week menu selection- which was great! Our server was wonderful and never made us feel rushed. We had a window seat to enjoy the river view per our request and had a lovely evening.
Delicious and satisfying.
Really fun restaurant, great/attentive service. We ordered small plates to share which were all really good. Nice location on the river!
Food and service were excellent. Location is great. Host was not friendly. Vibe is blah but live music helps. Great view when the patio is open although the water taxi entrance is right there as well :/
Always great food. Great for groups or for a date. Also great for birthdays!
The food was amazing but unfortunately the service was abysmal.
I was at River Roast for brunch during Chicago’s Restaurant Week. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was great for a Saturday brunch. It was great views of the river, and there was a nice jazz band playing when I was there that added to the mood. I will be back!
Love going here for their Blues Brunch. Aways a great atmosphere along the Chicago River
The chicken, fish and new short ribs were excellent we had 10 people for my wife's birthday and everyone had a great time
Plus I learned they have Blues Brunch every Saturday/Sunday
The food was delicious but the service was very slow. We were there on our lunch hour and my son had to take his sandwich to go because we ran out of time.
Absolutely delicious! The roast was the best I've had and the key lime pie -- YUM!
Free night at company convention with colleagues/friends. Ordered from the Restaurant Week special menu as well as the regular menu to try items to share with a group of 7 at the table. Excellent food, unique & amazing cocktails & great building/ambience. While the menu appears small, the food was exceptional and met a diverse group of tastes. Waiter’s recommendations were spot-on.
We went for Restaurant Week Lunch, and it was excellent. Our server, Kyle, made the experience even better.
Music was the reason we chose River Roast for a Sunday Blues Bruch- it was excellent! As was the food. Very unique.