MICHELIN Guide 2019

Frontera Grill

  • River North
  • 25 - 50 USD
  • Mexican
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The linchpin in Rick Bayless’ empire, Frontera Grill is decidedly unique in its homage to regional Mexican cuisine and displays a near cult-like devotion to local product. The service at this dining room, psychedelic in its color scheme, can verge on vapid, but find a seat on the bar side for a warmer (and worthier) experience. The ever-changing menu is cohesive with a mix of classics and specialties like sopa azteca, a nourishing pasilla chile broth poured atop crisp tortilla strips, cool avocado, grilled chicken and jack cheese. A version of the classic from Morelia, enchiladas a la plaza are first flash-fried, then folded over seasoned cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Pair this plate with a side of spinach in green chile and you won't be unhappy. Ever.


Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value


Quite comfortable


25 - 50 USD

  • K Valet parking
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • r Outdoor dining
  • { Private dining rooms
  • ˆ Brunch
  • 4 Notable cocktail list

Frontera Grill

+1 312-661-1434
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner Tue - Sat

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