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Restaurants in River North

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these River North restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best River North restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in River North to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best River North restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in River North.

  • Billy Goat Tavern

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Immortalized by the 1970’s Saturday Night Live skit in which a short-order cook (John Belushi) screamed “Cheezborger! Cheezborger! No fries, cheeps... More
  • Gene & Georgetti

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Aside from the absence of cigarette smoke, it’s hard to imagine that this classic steak-and-seafood place has changed much since it first opened in... More
  • Portillo's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Founder Dick Portillo began serving his delicious Chicago-style hot dogs out of a trailer back in 1963, and now this legendary franchise has nearly... More
  • Quartino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Designed to share, the small plates at Quartino are reasonably priced (around $10 each), making it a popular spot for group dinners. Although the i... More
  • Sugar

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