Managing Partner David Flom talks about his inspiration to create this famed Steakhouse. “We wanted to put things on the menu that maybe were non traditional steakhouse items that created a contemporary feeling as well. The other thing that we like to do is have a wine list that has real significance to it. So,…

The Franklin Room celebrates the drinking culture and sense of connection that neighborhood taverns have cultivated in our city for centuries. Our menu features comforting and flavorful turn of the century inspired American tavern fare. The Franklin Room beverage program showcases a thoughtful selection of fine spirits, wine and beer with a strong focus on…

Chef & Partner David DiGregorio captures the best of Italy and brings it to State Street. “Executive Chef David DiGregorio delivers an authentic Italian dining experience inspired by his travels throughout the Italian countryside. Conveniently located in the heart of River North, Osteria Via Stato offers a selection of seasonal specialties including antipasti, salads, pastas…

El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria in Chicago is not your average taco joint. Yeah, we serve up delicious little tortillas full of flavor, but we also boast the best Tortas and Beer-Garitas in Chicago. You might just have to try it to decide for yourself! At El Hefe we dish up all kinds of tacos:…

Mercadito is a traditional Mexican food restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere, a great cocktail program, great traditional Mexican food. The way I portray Mexican food is through guacamole, ceviches, and tacos. To me that’s the most traditional food as far as Mexican food…it’s also a place where you can come in and hangout and stay…

Tyler Mendoza sits down to talk about this family owned and operated hot spot in River North. It’s a chef driven neighborhood restaurant. We present it in a unpretentious, casual, laid back environment. We wanted to create something that was comfortable. We wanted to create something that you come in on a Tuesday or Monday…

It’s a casual restaurant where people can let their hair down. there’s tv’s for sports and such, but we have an extensive wine list that we have from the restaurant that you can get with the pizzas if you’d like. It’s very seasonal and we really take advantage of what is in season through the…

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago’s popular River North neighborhood.   Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on…

The Kitchen Chicago is a community bistro located in the historic Reid Murdoch building in River North.  The Kitchen Chicago opened its doors to the community in October of 2014. In 2002, Kimbal Musk and Jen Lewin had just moved to Boulder, CO with the intention of opening a restaurant when, while walking along Pearl Street,…

Tommy Lokvicic talks Peruvian culture and cuisine in River North. “Tanta is dedicated to sharing the flavors and culture of Peru with Chicago, serving authentic Peruvian dishes and beverages in an approachable, fun and casual downtown setting. We utilize locally sourced products and vendors that are sensitive to sustainable farming and fishing. Tanta’s mixologists created…

Located on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, the Michelin two-star rated, Forbes Five Star, and AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Sixteen, presents a truly unparalleled epicurean experience. With Executive Chef Thomas Lents at the helm of our acclaimed team, this Chicago restaurant showcases a thoughtful approach to modern American cuisine, focused…

Chef Erick Williams tells devHour.tv about the new menu at MK. “The Restaurant will be celebrating 17 years of casual fine dining with unrivaled hospitality this November. We have renovated our bar, lounge, and dining room and Chef Erick and his team have a beautiful new menu along with a small bite menu available only in the…

Mastro’s Steakhouse was a family-owned restaurant, founded in Scottsdale in 1999. In 2007, Mastro’s Restaurants, LLC in Woodland Hills, CA acquired the Scottsdale-based restaurant group. Mastro’s Restaurants is led by a team of highly motivated and detail oriented management who strive for excellence in guest service, finest quality food and distinct ambience, setting Mastro’s apart…

devHour.tv catches up with Colin Stanton of The Boss Bar in River North. “The Boss Bar is a classic, timeless establishment that attracts after-work professionals and also hosts a lively late-night experience until 4am Sunday-Friday and Saturday’s until 5am. We are proud to have been serving Chicago for over 25 years. Our establishment celebrates key…

“A prime spotting place for local celebrities, political figures and even a few movie stars, Smith & Wollensky has long been considered a premier dining destination. Offering simple elegant food, attention to detail in service, a refined setting, the experience is uniquely American—and says unequivocally “YOU’VE ARRIVED™.” Adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street,…

This modern Latin restaurant takes the sweeping universe of flavors, cooking styles and ingredients from the 27 countries comprising Central and South America and the Latino Caribbean islands, adds a cocktail program using fresh fruits and exotic liquors, then shakes it up into a perfect night on the town with Latin beats and seductive salsa.…

A “romantic place to take a date”, this plush, spacious 15th-floor “sleeper” in River North’s Holiday Inn is favored by well-heeled “Mart personnel and hotel guests” who love the “amazing” Chicago River and skyline views; creative, upscale nibbles complement the selection of wine, craft beers and cocktails, and the “great happy hour” on Wednesdays is…

Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located inside the world-famous House of Blues.It features a tantalizing new menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star,Aarón Sanchez. Enjoy signature dishes such as shrimp & grits, short rib meatball sliders and fire-grilled flatbreads plus some new twists on House of Blues…

Named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Best of Citysearch Poll and Metromix on CLTV, Harry Caray’s serves the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The sophisticated, high energy restaurant pays tribute to the beloved Chicago Cubs sportscaster for whom the restaurant is named. Our flagship location in Chicago’s…

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 tableside. Inventive drinks like…

Chef’s Corner | Luke Creagan Chef Luke Creagan offers a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items, including oysters and caviar, a cheese and charcuterie selection, and desserts. “I was born in Rockford and grew up in Milwaukee. Definitely a Chicago kid at heart: love the Bulls, Bears and Hawks and just the…

Rooted in a unique brand of Americana, the concept harkens to an era when fly fishing and hunting were prominent sources of conservation in the Midwest, wherein gentlemen of the household would only fish for something that was sustainable. The name Kinmont comes from the name of an artisan salmon fly-fishing lure known as the…

Pops for Champagne is the nation’s most acclaimed champagne bar and one of Chicago’s top night clubs. For more than 30 years, Pops has strived to present an unrivaled champagne list (now at nearly 250 selections), as well as a complete bar selection, live music, and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable…

Executive Chef Aaron Lirette introduces us to the fining dining experience at Celeste, in River North.  “It’s a really small intimate room, it’s a great date spot. What we try to do with the food on the second floor is kind of very casual high-end dining. We’re going to be using the same quality ingredients…

First Taste | Beatrix Join Jenny as she heads over to Beatrix in River North. Known for their savory menu, Jenny wanted to try the sweeter side of things. With a wide range of delectable treats, there is something for just about everyone. Known for their gluten free items, you’d never know they were gluten…

Executive Chef and Partner, John Chiakulas, discusses the food and beverage program at this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant in River North “Beatrix is a restaurant that started out in the test kitchen at Lettuce Entertain You and it became a restaurant with what the chefs love to cook. Beatrix has evolved into a restaurant that…

General Manager Scott Lohr talks to devHour.tv about this well-known, River North steakhouse. “Sullivan’s is a vibrant American Steak House that offers hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and house made cocktails. It’s the perfect place to come for a special occasion.  The space is warm and comfortable and the hospitality and service is what sets Sullivan’s…