Modern American

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  • 2016 Best Cocktail Program

GreenRiver showcases seasonal, New American fare from its 18-floor location in Streeterville. The spacious interior features sweeping views and a massive, wraparound patio where diners sip house cocktails like the Hinky Dink (Polish rye vodka, beet, pistachio, horseradish, chipotle, lemon), local beers and global wines. Dish highlights include whitefish tartine, saffron spaghetti tossed with uni sauce and clams, or roasted leg of lamb with caraway yogurt and harissa jus, while many splurge for the 8-course chef’s tasting menu.

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  • Number 48: Phil Vettel's Top 50 Restaurants 2016 - Chicago Tribune
  • 12 Hottest New Outdoor Dining Spots in Chicago 2016 - Zagat

Menu for GreenRiver



  • Gem Lettuce Buttermilk Dressing, Crouton
  • Farro Salad Grapes, Burrata, Almonds
  • Whitefish Tartine Egg, Radish, Celery
  • Frites

Express Lunch

  • Rotating Sandwich and Soup


  • Grilled Chicken Salad Avocado, Goat Cheese, Honey Cava Vinaigrette
  • Steak Frites Chimichurri
  • Corned Beef Reuben Russian Dressing, Sauerkraut, Gruyere, Caraway Rye
  • Ocean Trout Soubise, Asparagus, Brown Butter
  • Parisian Gnocchi Mushroom, Pea, Ramp Pesto
  • Cheeseburger Cheddar, Pickles, House Sauce, Fries



  • Oysters 6 or 12, Mignonette, Lemon
  • Beef Tartare Yolk, Horseradish, Caper
  • Whitefish Tartine Egg, Radish, Celery
  • Smelt Tempura, Charred Lemon, Fines Herbs
  • Trout Rillette Orange Bay Butter, Pernod, Brioche
  • Pork Pate Beer Mustard, Fine Herbs
  • Cheese Plate Chef's Choice of Three


  • Cauliflower Soup Black Cardamom, Puffed Rice, Quinoa
  • Red Snapper Crudo Olive, Avocado, Radish
  • Lobster Horseradish Cream, Potato, Lemon
  • Gem Lettuce Buttermilk, Crouton, Radish
  • Cuttlefish Salad Garbanzo, Black Garlic, Cucumber
  • Lamb Merguez Herbed Spatzle, Fennel, Anise
  • Foie Gras Terrine Pistachio, Kumquat, Cocoa Nib


  • Saffron Spaghetti Uni Sauce, Clam, Shishito Pepper
  • Halibut Asparagus, Spring Garlic, Fumet Blanc
  • Ricotta Cavatelli Snow Pea, Fiddlehead Fern, Egg, Ricotta Solata
  • Cheeseburger Cheddar, Pickle, House Sauce, Fries
  • Ocean Trout English Peas, Morels, Beurre Blanc
  • Chicken Artichoke, Ramps, Fava Beans, Herb Puree
  • Elysian Fields Lamb Leg Spiced Carrot, Caraway Yogurt, Harissa Jus
  • Slagel Family Farm Beef Maitake Mushroom, Cippolini Onion, Potato Puree, Bone Marrow Jus
  • Whole Roasted Duck Please Call Ahead To Reserve
  • Chef's Tasting Menu 8 Courses; Please call ahead with any dietary restriction



  • Mango-Calamansi Curd Matcha Milk Jam, Pistachio, St. Germain Sorbet
  • Rhubarb Crisp Cinnamon Oat Crumble, Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Root Beer Panna Cotta Gingersnap, Apple, Parsnip Ice Cream
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse Coffee Cream, Banana Caramel, Rum Raisin Ice Cream

259 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Meet For A Drink, Outdoor Dining, View
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (312) 337-0101
  • Private Dining Room: Yes