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8.9

Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf

Sam Faye
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8.6
John Ringor
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8.4
Sam Faye
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8.3
Adrian Kane
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8.3

Ciccio Mio

Adrian Kane
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CHI Guide

The Best Restaurants In River North

There’s a lot going on in this neighborhood, and deciding on a restaurant can be tough. This is where you should be eating.

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7.4

CHI Review

Friends Sushi

Friends Sushi is a casual sushi restaurant in River North.

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7.8

CHI Review

Avec River North

This is the River North location of the Avec in the West Loop. It's much larger, and yes, they have the bacon-wrapped dates here, too.

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7.8

CHI Review

Doma Cafe

Doma is a Croatian cafe in River North with great food.

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7.3

CHI Review

Parlor Pizza

This is the River North Location of Parlor Pizza, which has solid thin crust pies and a large patio.

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7.5

CHI Review

Avli River North

Avli River North is a fun Greek restaurant in (you guessed it) River North with a great outdoor patio.

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CHI Review

Firecakes Donuts

Firecakes Donuts is a great donut shop in River North.

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8.6

CHI Review

Obelix

Obelix is an upscale French restaurant in River North.

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CHI Review

Penelope's Vegan Taqueria

Penelope's Vegan Taqueria is a good Mexican spot in River North with a completely vegan menu.

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7.4

CHI Review

Friends Station

Friends Station is an AYCE rotary shabu shabu spot in River North.

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7.4

CHI Review

Seoul Taco

Seoul Taco is a Korean-Mexican fusion spot in River North.

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CHI Review

Bar Goa

Bar Goa is a clubby cocktail bar in River North serving Indian and Portuguese small plates.

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CHI Review

The Purple Pig

Purple Pig is a small plates restaurant on the Mag Mile with good food and a touristy atmosphere.

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7.7

CHI Review

Ema

Ēma is a small plates Mediterranean restaurant in River North, and it’s good for a lot of occasions.

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CHI Review

Taco Joint

Taco Joint is part River North restaurant, part Señor Frogs, all around subpar place.

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CHI Review

La Rosticceria at Eataly

Excellent sandwiches are hiding on the second floor of Eataly. We tell you how to find them.

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CHI Review

Roka Akor

Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant in River North that has great food but is also expensive.

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CHI Review

Portsmith

Portsmith is an upscale seafood restaurant inside the Dana Hotel in River North.

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CHI Review

Gibsons Italia

Gibsons Italia, in River West, is the trendy Italian sister spot to Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse.

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7.7

CHI Review

Ramen-san

Solid ramen with Wu-Tang and old school H.O.V.A bumping in the background. Ramen-san is ideal for posting up solo with hot food and a cold beer.