Tony Mantuano's River Roast

July 29 2014 - 1:00 PM

Housed inside the former space of Fulton’s on the River, Tony Mantuano’s newest endeavor, River Roast, serves contemporary American tavern fare. River Roast seats over 100 guests on the main floor, has two bars, and has a stunning veranda overlooking the LaSalle and Clark Street bridges.

As if that was not enough, River Roast boasts private event spaces on the top and bottom floor that can house over 1,000 guests. Lunchtime guests can enjoy fresh cuts of lusciously roasted chicken and beef at the carving stand. It seems that all roads lead to River Roast, as it is accessible by bus, train, and even water. River Roast guests can enjoy scenic river views by hopping on the Water Taxi adjacent to the veranda.

Chef John Hogan, former executive chef of Keefer’s, has ensured that the quality of the food matches the stunning views of the restaurant. The superiorly roasted meats showcase his grilling expertise, but his classical culinary training truly comes through in stand-outs like Head to Hock Pork Cakes and Hogan’s Peas.

Chris Jecha, the beverage director, pairs these dishes with 16 superb draught lines that spotlight local breweries.  From the dry and floral Devoir Saison by Penrose to the extremely rare Not Special K by Jolly Pumpkin, the range of styles and flavors will cater to any patron. Take a look at around River Roast in the pictures below and be sure to check out Tony Mantuano’s newest hit.