Fodor's Expert Review Frontera Grill

$$ River North Mexican Fodor's Choice

Devotees of Chef Rick Bayless queue up for the bold flavors of his distinct fare at this casual restaurant brightly trimmed in Mexican folk art, where the menu changes monthly. Bayless visits Mexico frequently, updating his already extensive knowledge of regional food and cooking techniques, and he frequently takes his staff with him, ensuring that even the servers have an encyclopedic knowledge about the food. Bar Sótano, in the Frontera Grill basement, serves mezcal and agave, alongside modern Mexican bar food including "Oaxacan drinking snacks." 

Mexican Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Brunch Dessert $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

445 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Illinois  60654, USA


Known For:
  • Mole sauce
  • Margaritas
  • Bar Sótano in the basement for bar food and mezcal
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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