Feasting on meat energizes bodies with hearty proteins, just like dining on fish makes humans grow gills in order to excel at bobbing for apples. Train for hydrosport with today's Groupon to Rivers Restaurant, located on the lobby level of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary American cuisine and drinks during lunch (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday–Friday).
- For $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American cuisine and drinks during dinner (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Saturday).
Stately steaks and spring-heralding seafaring selections jump from the dinner and lunch menus and onto the awaiting plates of discriminating patrons at Rivers Restaurant. Dinnertime diners may cut baby appetite teeth on grilled shrimp bruschetta ($13.95) before diving taste-bud-first into signature dishes, such as the pan-roasted grouper, served with an edible entourage of tasty veggies and chipotle-butter sauce ($28.95 for dinner, $25.95 for lunch). The New York steak exercises carnivorous canines ($38.95), while the roasted-mushroom risotto with butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and forest mushrooms sates the herbivore-oriented ($16.95).
Midday meal-seekers can sup on bay scallops with tortellini, tender pasta pockets harboring flavorful fillings and secret dreams of stardom ($17.95), or delve into classics such as the grilled-vegetable sandwich ($10.95). An international variety of wine ($6.95+/glass) or vodka infused with seasonal fruits or hot peppers provides a perfect complement to a meal, like a well-written text compliments a moody teenager.
Guests may sip and sample in Rivers’ tastefully outfitted dining room or let the breeze ruffle through their fork tines on the outdoor river deck. Besides filling the bellies of patrons, Rivers Restaurant also fills the needs of a multitude of charities, such as Ronald McDonald House, the Chicago Food Depository, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Tucked inside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange just down the block from the historic Lyric Opera, Rivers Restaurant tempts theatergoers, after-work revelers, and appreciators of fine seafood alike. On the menu, which changes seasonally, seafood caught fresh daily takes a starring role, whether it’s sea scallops paired with asiago cheese, Lake Superior whitefish with smoked bacon, or Chilean sea bass with tiger shrimp. An extensive wine and craft beer list and selection of house-infused vodkas complement meals, and a spacious deck overlooking the river encourages al fresco dining.
30 S Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60606Get Directions