Get the taste of Chicago at fine the downtown restaurants

Chicago’s Diverse Dining – From hot dogs to haute cuisine, Chicago is a food-lover’s paradise. Tantalize your taste buds at Chicago’s cornucopia of trendy restaurants, casual cafés and ethnic eateries offerings culinary delights from the perfect steak to Chicago’s deep-dish pizza. The Best Western Chicago River North Hotel is in the hub of Chicago’s dining district – steps away from the finest restaurants that downtown Chicago has to offer.

Downtown Chicago's  Restaurants/LoungesPizzeria Ora & Lounge – Please your palate at Pizzaria Ora at the Best Western River North, a casual Italian restaurant specializing in Chicago deep dish pizza and delicious Italian cuisine, including pastas, sandwiches, salads and dinner entrees. Carryout, delivery, catering and room service are available. Pizzeria Ora Lounge is a relaxing atmosphere with tasty libations, where you can watch sports, listen to music or visit with friends in a unique downtown spot. Hours: 11AM until Midnight (1:00AM on Friday & Saturday). 125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60610; Ph: (800) 704-6941

Hard Rock Cafe – Located across the street from the Best Western River North, the Hard Rock Café Chicago offers fantastic rock-and-roll memorabilia, delicious food, great drinks, a fun atmosphere, and awesome tunes. “Love All, Serve All” is the motto that captures the spirit of the Hard Rock Cafe Chicago. Hours: Sun. – Thurs., 11:00AM – 11:00PM, Fri. – Sat., 11:00AM – 1:00AM. 63 West Ontario, Chicago, IL 60610. Tel: 312-943-2252

Rainforest Cafe – Enjoy a dining experience as close as you can get to eating in a rain forest. This unique Chicago restaurant – located across the street from the Best Western River North – is a phenomenal re-creation of a jungle, complete with authentic sights and sounds, and a diverse menu of Asian, Mexican and Caribbean selections.

ESPN ZoneESPN Zone – Just steps away from the River North Hotel, ESPN Zone is a sports-themed restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Enjoy tasty American cuisine, a variety of drinks, and the interactive video games and sports activities that make this a sure bet!

Ed Debevic’s – Enjoy eatinggreat foodin an entertaining 50′s-style diner and a Chicago tradition you just can’t miss – only one block away from the Best Western River North Hotel.

Portillos – A great nearby snack place inRiver North, Portillos serves authentic Chicago hot dogs, Italian beef, and Polish sausage.

The Cheesecake Factory – At the Cheesecake Factory, you’ll enjoy excellent family dining with delicious cuisine and excellent service – only blocks away from the Best Western River North Hotel.

Maggiano’s – Feast on delicious Italian cuisine in a casual family atmosphere, walking distance from Best Western River North Hotel.

Carsons-Insanely ruch au gratin potatoes and hickory smoked ribs-thats the deal at Carson’s. It’s what people order, and its why Chicagoans hvae loved Carson’s since the doors swung open in 1977.

HarryCaray”s-Names for the late Hall of Famer, this legendary steak house has the finest prime rib, aged steaks and chops in a truely warm “Chicago” atmosphere.

Chicago Chop House-Just across the street from River North Hotel, located in an immaculately restored Victorian brownstone is the Chicago Chop House. Offering the taste of true Chicago with an awe-inspiring 64-oz porterhouse, 16 and 24-oz New York Strips and 24-oz prime ribes all served charred and bursting with prime-aged flavor.

Spiaggia-Chicago’s only four-star Italian restaurant rates by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine, Spaiggia offers an unparrelled dining experience and world-class Italian Cuinsine.

Lawry’s the Prime Rib-As the name suggests, prime rib is the star at Lawry’s. At this unpretentious dining spot, it is offered in a variety of cuts for different tastes and appetites.

Dick’s Last Resort-Food is served in buckets, and accompanied by Dixieland Jazz, if you can hear it over the sound of customers (and purposely obnoxious waitstaff)yelling at each other. During the summer try to get a table on the floating dock out back.

Rainforest Cafe - Mon-Thurs 11am-9:30pm, Friday 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-9pm

Espn Zone – Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm, Sat & Sun 11am-12pm

Ed Debevics – Sun-Fri 11-9pm, Sat & Suns 9am-9pm

Portillos – Sun-Thur 10am-11pm, Friday-Sun 10am-12pm

Cheesecake Factory – Mon-Thur 11am-11:30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-12:30am, Sun 10am-11:30pm

Carsons Ribs – Sun 12pm-10:30pm, Mon-Thur 11:30am-10:30, Fri & Sat 12pm-11:30pm

Maggiano’s – Mon-Thur 11:30am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am-11pm, Sun Noon-10pm

Harry Caray’s – Mon-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm, Sun 4pm-10pm

Chicago Chop House – Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm, Dinner Sun-Thur 4pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 4pm-11:30pm

Spaiggia – Mon-Thur 6pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun 6pm-9pm

Lawry’s Prime Rib – Mon-Thur 5pm-10:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm, Sunday 3pm-10pm

Dicks Last Resort – 11am-2am


7 Responses to “ Get the taste of Chicago at fine the downtown restaurants ”

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We have been going to your hotel for a very long time. It feels like our second home. It is our favorite place to stay. Your swimming pool is wonderful, but you do need to remodel your recreation area. I would like to suggest a whirlpool for adults so that when we stay we can relax in warmth and comfort and not worry about little children coming in and out of the whirlpool.

Thank you,

Yoshiko Green

The hotel is located in a great spot convenient to some fun family restaurants (Hard Rock). Plus, you can’t beat free parking downtown!

The hotel could not be more convenient! We had a terrific stay and your staff were helpful and courteous. As for Chicago pizza in a fun environment, we loved Gino’s East.

Gino’s pizza & take a pen to write on the walls. Hard Rock for a drink & check out stuff. Rainforest is too pricey & there are better places to go in Chicago. Cheesecake Factory is a great place to indulge in yummyness. Maggiano’s is right next to the hotel & is delicious. Go to the top of the John Hancock building for a funky cosmo at night. It’s worth the wait. The irish pub next to the Hard Rock has the best artichoke dip. To name a few.

I have stayed at your hotel a couple of times – it’s so close to so many things. Your staff had some awesome restaurant recommendations!!! Much appreciated!!!

The only place we stay is at the Best Western River North!! The staff is wonderful and your located near everything possible. I agree a whirlpool would be fun!! Also have after hours for adults only.

Ed Debevics is wonderful, but be prepared for a sore stomach afterwards if you’re not used to the greasy food. I still go regardless! The cheese fries are the best! ESPN Zone is so much fun, I have no children yet still spent hours and much $ playing the games. If you have kids be prepared to be stuck there for a while and have plenty of $ to spend on games. There is a Chinese takeout place just down the block from the hotel, can’t remember the name, if you are looking for some great, fresh Chinese food within walking distance, that’s your place.


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