Venue of the Month: River Roast


August’s Venue of the Month is River North’s hottest new restaurant, River Roast, which officially opened this summer.


Located on the Chicago River, RIVER ROAST offers dramatic city and water views from every seat – inside and out. James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan’s menu of contemporary American tavern fare is satisfying and soul-warming. Meat, fish and veggies are roasted to perfection and carved table-side. Inventive drinks like farmer’s market punch on draft and cold-brewed cocktails from two slow drip infusion towers are offered alongside a large selection of local and Midwestern beers, craft cocktails, and wine. With one of the best patios in the city, River Roast is a gathering place to connect with friends, old and new


About the Venue

Private Space Options

DSC_8206webExperienced event planning and service teams aim to accommodate and anticipate your needs for a flawless event. Whether you’re planning a grand gala for 300 people or an exclusive aff air for eight, the delectable customized menus and exceptional views will impress. With 6 event spaces to choose from — each featuring sophisticated décor that pays tribute to the historical landmark building the restaurant is housed in — the options for corporate and social events are endless

DSC_7788webThe Murdoch: Seated- 330; Reception – 450
The Monarch: Seated – 230; Reception – 250
The Reid Bar:  Seated – 60; Reception – 100
The Veranda: Seated – N /A; Reception – 300
The Main Dining Room: Seated – 120; Reception – 150
The Commerce Room: Seated – 15; Reception – N /A
Semi-Private Space: Seated – Seated – 25; Reception: N /A
For larger than life events, the complete property: Seated – 750: Reception – 1200

What is something you are known for?

Chef Tony Mantuano brings his culinary skills and vision to River Roast, wonderful atmosphere, great food and service. Located on the Chicago River.

Station Display

Can someone have outside catering?

We are exclusive onsite.

Can you accommodate Vegans, Vegetarians, Kosher & health allergies?

We can handle all requests.

What size range of groups can you accommodate?

An intimate party of four up to a gala of 1,200 guests.

What distinguishes you from your competition?

The menu features contemporary American tavern fare and will focus on dramatic presentations of whole roasted chicken, which is cold smoked and then roasted to perfection in a specially-designed oven; whole roasted de-boned fish prepared in a tandoor oven and slow-cooked roast beef; all carved table-side and served with signature crispy potatoes. Overlooking the Chicago River, it is a perfect place to entertain.


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If interested in booking, contact:

Hilary Saurer, Director of Sales


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