The food and restaurant experts at Gayot released their ranking of the 10 best outdoor dining restaurants in the US in 2023, and one of the 10 is located here in the Land of Lincoln. The food is terrific at this restaurant but the views are unbeatable...

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Congrats to River Roast in Chicago for being named one of the 10 best outdoor dining restaurants in the US according to Gayot. Rover Roast comes in at 9th on the list behind restaurants in places like Hawaii, Las Vegas, Miami, Malibu, and New York. River Roast is one of the unique restaurants in the heart of downtown Chicago on the Chicago River. Gayot had this to say about why River Roast made this list...

"Chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, Terzo Piano) is behind River Roast, which offers American fare with tableside service. Outdoor riverside seating allows guests to savor summer days and river views; indoors, one can watch the crew at work through the open kitchen and see into the wood-burning oven."

They mention how River Roast has some incredibly juicy chicken dishes that are the star of the show when eating there. For more information on River Roast just click here! 

I used to sail by River Roast dozens of times each week when I was a tour guide for Wendella Boats in Chicago, and River Roast was always one of the restaurants I would highly recommend to people. The views of the river and the skyscrapers are worth the price of the meal, and if you add on top of that a beautifully handcrafted menu, it is a perfect outdoor dining spot in The Second City.

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