445 NORTH CLARK STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS | 312-661-1434
LOCATION AND HOURS
Frontera Grill is located on Clark Street, just south of Illinois Avenue, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Valet parking is available.
445 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654-4682
Lunch Tuesday–Friday, 11:30am–2:30pm
Dinner Tuesday 5:20pm–10pm Wednesday, Thursday 5pm–10pm Friday, Saturday 5pm–11pm
Brunch Saturday 10:30am–2pm Frontera Grill is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Rick and Deann Bayless, Proprietors | Richard James, Chef de Cuisine | Jennifer Melendrez, Pastry Chef
Frontera Grill reservation policy: Frontera Grill takes a limited number of reservations for all size parties; most of our dining room is seated on a first come, first served basis. To make your reservation, contact the restaurant at (312) 661-1434 or click on the “Make a Reservation” button to your right.
“The place to savor authentic and scrumptious regional dishes and stellar margaritas.” — Chicago Magazine
“There’s nothing even remotely similar to Frontera Grill…anywhere else in America.” — Molly O’Neill, The New York Times
It was 1987. Rick Bayless and his wife, Deann Groen Bayless, had just returned from an extended stay in Mexico, where they had been researching their first book. They wanted a restaurant that tasted and felt like their travels. So they hung colorful Mexican folk art on the walls, turned up the Mariachi music and packed the menu with the foods that reminded them of their travels: tangy tomatillos, rich black beans, fiery chiles. And that’s how it’s been ever since. Not that we haven’t changed. We change all the time, adding new authentic flavors to our menus, developing new relationships with the Midwestern farmers who provide us with everything from summer squash to maple syrup to goat. But at the end of the day, no matter how inventive our techniques or local our ingredients, our food still transports you to the same place: the colorful, vibrant kitchens of Mexico.
Outstanding Restaurant James Beard Award, 2007
Bib Gourmand Michelin Guide, 2011–2013
Most Popular Chicago Restaurant Zagat, 2010
Good Food 100, 2017
LET US HOST YOUR NEXT FIESTA!
Looking to throw an unforgettable private party? The Morales Room offers a more intimate Frontera experience for your group. It’s just one of our three private event rooms at our Clark Street restaurants. For more information see