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River Roast is a new American restaurant located between the loop and River North specializing in…you guessed it…roasts.  It’s a great space with stunning views of downtown and the glittering (yet smelly) Chicago River. Perfect al fresco seating for the 3 weeks out of the year Chicago gets warm enough.


I ordered the Roasted Chicken with RR (River Roast?) potatoes.  It came out beautifully crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside.  Seasoned very well…it was just really good comfort food. The sides were legit as well, stand-out were the roasted mushrooms.


Dessert was their soft serve flavor of the day, Cupcake!  I was told they actually grinded up real cupcakes and blended it into the ice cream. Hmmmm….it was a pretty presentation but I will say it looked a lot better than it tasted.  The cupcake flavor was very subtle.  I wanted more frosting taste I guess.

All in all, great food, nothing mind blowing, but go for the views and if you want a legit hearty meal.