Where to Eat and Drink in River North

Where to Eat and Drink in River North

Eater Chicago |
Nicole Schnitzler |
Oct 31, 2017
Original Article: "Where to Eat and Drink in River North"

One of Chicago’s largest and most-crowded dining neighborhoods

River North is one of Chicago’s most-frequented neighborhoods with gobs of tourists and city dwellers descending toward blocks of riverfront views, luxe shopping options, and reputable art galleries. And then there’s the area’s food and drink scene — a bustling collection of upscale eateries, hotel hangouts, and budget-friendly bites. From the big-ticket steakhouse, to the serious sushi newcomer, to the tasting menu fixture and oyster haven, here are the best places to dine and drink right now in River North. Ordered from north to south.

2 Osteria Via Stato

It was a trip through Italy for Lettuce Entertain You founder Rich Melman and chef David DiGregorio that inspired the philosophy behind this restaurant, where a commitment to seasonal and local produce and traditional Italian flavors and techniques are paramount. Today those practices show up in plates like parmesan-crusted sweet onions, hand-rolled ricotta cavatelli with wild mushrooms, and pan-roasted Faroe Islands salmon, served alongside salsa verde and a shaved fennel salad.

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