445 NORTH CLARK STREET, CHICAGO ILLINOIS | 312-661-1434
LOCATION AND HOURS
Topolobampo 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
Friday, Saturday 5:30–10:30pm
- Closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.
- Open for dinner Sunday, Dec. 30
- Open for dinner on Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve
- Closed Jan. 1-9; reopening Jan. 10
Topolobampo’s dishes are organized under three tasting menus. We offer two five-course options — Classic and Seasonal — as well as The Perfect Seven, our showcase seven-course tasting menu.
Rick and Deann Bayless, Proprietors
Zach Steen, Chef de Cuisine | Elissa Narow, Pastry Chef
Topolobampo accepts reservations for all size parties. We recommend making your reservations 8-10 weeks in advance. To reserve your table, please use the “Find a Table” form at right, or call us at 312-661-1434.
Private Dining and Catering options are available at Topolobampo. For more information and reservations, contact Dana Armon at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Possibly the most elegant and serious Mexican restaurant in the country.” — Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
“Rick Bayless is forever foraging in remote nooks of Mexico and in the kitchens of its most creative chefs to bring back incomparable new dishes.” — Chicago Magazine
“Astonishing.” — The Chicago Tribune
Rick and Deann Bayless opened Topolobampo in 1989, a few years after opening Frontera Grill. The two restaurants were designed to have the same front door, but that would be one of the few things they would share. If Frontera rocks and claps, Topolo slinks. She is the quiet, sleek, classy sister. She’s also the more daring one.
Topolo’s food has always been contemporary, and it becomes more so every year. Now almost 30 years old, our dinner menu is divided not into appetizers and entrees but rather into three distinct, chef-selected tasting menus – the five-course “classic” and “seasonal” options, or the showcase seven-course “Perfect 7” tasting menu.
Best New Restaurant
Michelin Guide, 2011–2017
Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 1990-2011
Outstanding Restaurant Award
James Beard Foundation 2017
Outstanding Service nominee
James Beard Foundation, 2011–2016
Outstanding Restaurant nominee
James Beard Foundation, 2002
Good Food 100
LET US HOST YOUR NEXT FIESTA!
For a more intimate Topolo experience for your group, consider Topolo’s private dining room, The Library. We can accommodate up to 30 guests for magical multi-course meals. It’s just one of our three private event rooms at our Clark Street restaurants. For more information see
445 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654