LaneB
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  • First Review
    July 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 26, 2014
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LaneB's Reviews
 
At J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar, we cherish the love shared and life lessons learned around the family table and we welcome you to gather with loved ones and celebrate. J. Rocco has brought the "mom and pop" spirit and Honest Italian to River North with a diverse menu of rustic Italian cuisine by Chef Javier Perez.<br /><br />Indulge in hearty fare inspired by our Calabrian heritage featuring house made pastas, pizzas, entrées, hearty soups, salads and the BEST meatballs in Chicago. Pair your selections with an Italian varietal from our wine list or one of our signature Grappas, fresh herb-infused cocktails and martinis and Italian microbrews. <br /><br />Reservations are conveniently available on Open Table or by phone. Also, visit our website at www.jroccoitalian.com.<br /> <br />Welcome to our Italian Table!<br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistently Good Food and Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Menu is varied and all good but we always get lamb meatballs somewhere in the meal. They're super and the fresh baked bread is great for the sauce. Pizzas are inventive and the short rib gorganzola is excellent.
The servers here are well trained and the owner is attentive as well.
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Dined on 10/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Situated on the iconic Chicago River with stunning views of the water and downtown, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place from James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan. The menu features contemporary American tavern fare with dramatic presentations of whole roasted chicken, whole roasted fish and slow roasted beef; all carved tableside and served with signature potatoes. The food is handcrafted, yet rustic, with many plates designed for sharing. Two bars offer views of the water and a large selection of local beer, craft cocktails, beertails, and wine as well as carved meats from The Roost, River Roast’s carving stand. With one of the best patios in Chicago, River Roast is a great place to enjoy dining outside on a hot summer afternoon or a crisp fall evening. River Roast Private Events offers six flexible spaces, all with spectacular views, for parties from 10 to 1,000. Open daily for lunch, brunch, dinner and drinks.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Setting and Very Good Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Interesting concept. Lot's of unusual appetizers and vegetable sides for sharing but essentially three entrees. You can get whole fish two ways, a roasted whole chicken, or beef roast carved at the table. The fried fish comes on a large skewer stuck in a cutting board. All are easily shared. The food was very good and kind of a fun presentation.
The outdoor seating along the river is pleasant but demand is high."
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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The Evolution of Tradition is presented with Executive Chef Javier Romero introducing a new approach to some classic tapas. From old school tapas battling it out to healthy & organic salads, there's something for everyone. Celebrating our 25th Anniversary this 2014 and a young team bringing innovative techniques, we continue to show the best our culture has to offer.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Close To Authentic Spanish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food here incorporates unusual ingredients and preparations in creating a Spanish food experience that is hard to find. A great selection of share-able appetizers complements a good selection of entree's and of course paella. We had the fish paella with langoustines which was delicious. The wine list offers a great selection of Spanish wines at all price points.
The service is great and ambiance appealing."
Dined on 7/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's features the signature 16 oz. Bone-In Filet Mignon and 22 oz. New York Strip Steak. Matched with Joe's signature side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of the famous key lime pie. Enjoy a generous cocktail in the grand bar or the tuxedo-clad service of the clubby dining room.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Overrated and Overpriced
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This restaurant has been leveraging the original Florida Joe's for a long time. The ambiance and service is pretentious but I'm sure tourists are impressed. Pace was glacial.
You're going to spend a lot of money here and there are many better steak houses and seafood restaurants. Lettuce Entertainment Restaurants are normally better than this.
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Dined on 7/13/2014
 2008
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