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11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611-1412
+1 312-880-4400
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
28 Dec 2012
“Best fine dining experience ever.”
29 Jul 2012
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611-1412
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

We had been to Alinea and Charlie Trotter's, which both had world class reputations and were disappointed with both. Ria was next on the list and deserves every Michelin star it earns. The service was extraordinary. We felt we made friends with everyone who helped...More

1  Thank Tenzopolis
Reviewed 30 July 2012

My wife and I went to Ria recently and were impressed with both the service and the cuisine. Progressive French at its best. The service was very professional and genuinely attentive without being obtrusive. We have dined in many Michelin star restaurants in London and...More

1  Thank AD J
Reviewed 14 July 2012

Exceptional food and service quality. Very traditional restaurant in the French haute cuisine sense. Loved my meal there. Pricing puts it in 3 Michelin star territory though. $100 less and it would be a destination.

Thank Siaubas
Reviewed 30 June 2012

My wife and I were excited about Ria when we read it had 2 Michelin stars. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT !!!!! The service was adequate but very,very pretentious . The food was so salty,it was almost inedible. The final insult was presenting the two us with...More

1  Thank budandglo
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We had a very boisterious group of seven and the staff was so accommodating. The food had several moments of brilliance starting with the amuse bouche. I can see where a party of two would have an impeccable dining experience here. We will definitely return...More

Thank meagannm
Reviewed 31 May 2012

In brief: We felt squeezed for every nickel by this allegedly high-end establishment, from the moment we were seated to the moment we were presented with our bill, which included an 18%-plus gratuity on our table for two. An outrageous insult. Supremely tacky. We had...More

5  Thank 80daysCH
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Had a marvelous dinner with three good friends at Ria on Memorial Day weekend. One of the very best aNd most memorable meals I've ever enjoyed. We started with glasses of superb champagne - topped up whilst we were enjoying the four inventive and delicious...More

Thank Ility
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Hmm. Where do I start? I think 'America' and 'fine dining' just don't somehow work. Maybe Chicago is too used to eating hot dogs. Maybe some of these guys need to get out more often. Overseas would be good. Started off the enthusiastic hard sell...More

6  Thank finchpeter
Reviewed 30 April 2012

The food was phenomenal and service was outstanding.You must partake in the wine pairing and champagne if possible. Perfect for a special occasion.

Thank napervilletraveler
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We were staying at the Waldorf for a few nights, and decided to try Ria as a special treat. We enjoy eating at nice restaurants, but it was our first time at a Michelin star restaurant. It was quite an experience. We went for the...More

1  Thank Valerie T
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611-1412
    (Rush Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-880-4400
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