River North Restaurants

It's hard to go hungry in River North, where the restaurants are about as plentiful as they come in a Chicago neighborhood. This hot and trendy area just south of the Gold Coast and north of the Chicago River is filled with irresistible, trendy eateries to keep diners more than satisfied. Now, if only there was more time in the day to try all of the delicious restaurants in River North. (Photo: Hub 51)

Updated: September 03, 2010

River North Restaurants

Hub 51

51 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60610

A casual, hip environment coupled with a giant menu (sushi, tacos, fish) attracts a vibrant group of well-dressed movers and shakers. Repeat diners know it's not a meal without a little dessert--in the form of creamy, homemade carrot cake--to finish things off.

Joe's Stone Crab

60 E. Grand, Chicago, IL 60611

Athletes and after-work suit- and tie-clad gents can be seen grabbing a bite at this steakhouse. From the seafood to the chops, everything on the menu is cooked to perfection.


112 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

The scene is reminiscent of an upscale Las Vegas restaurant, what with its huge inside dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows and patrons dressed to the nines. Dishes are so perfectly plated that they look like they belong in an art museum.

Rockit Bar & Grill

22 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

This place is always packed, whether on a weekend night or in the middle of the weekday. It probably has something to do with the yummy upscale bar food, bloody mary bar (offered during Sunday brunch) and constant crowd of trendsetters looking to see and be seen.


110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

When Asian food is on the brain, look no further than this wildly popular upscale River North restaurant. It serves a mix of sushi and trendy Japanese and Asian cuisine dishes and has a sleek, sophisticated decor to match. But don't expect to get right in if you want a table; good things come to those who wait.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

1 W Grand Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Classic bar food and a rooftop deck make Rock Bottom a staple in the River North restaurant scene. Pool tables in back beckon after you've finished off that plate of french fries.

Nacional 27

325 W. Huron, Chicago, IL 60610

This Latin restaurant comes complete with a salsa club so you can work off your dinner by sweating it out on the dance floor.

Coco Pazzo

300 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60610

Traditional, elegant Italian is the theme at Coco Pazzo, where the wine flows like it does in Italy, and the foccacia bread is warm and straight from the oven.