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Frontera Grill

#68 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
As featured in My Chicago Faves
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445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683 (Illinois)
+1 312-661-1434
Tue 11:45 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you ever want to be able to eat at your favorite local joint! The food was FANTASTIC!! Fresh ingredients. Unique preparations. Very creative signature drinks. Matches the quality of the show. Although I do have to say, we actually met Rick Bayless while finishing our meal.....wasn't very welcoming. Come on dude, we're dropping $100+ in your restaurant and you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a large group, 10, and the service was amazing and food as advertised; fresh and really good. This restaurant is Rick's more casual experience but does not disappoint on quality. Really really good. It is a popular spot so book on line early.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was glad to go back to one of my favorite restaurants and bring my new girlfriend. The classic cerviche is simply wonderful. We also had the guacamole and the duck mole. Thank you Rick Bayless for having one of the best restaurants in Chicago!

Thank Steve S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried to make reservations for a Friday night, but none were available. We took a chance and we got right in. The wait staff was super nice and helpful and the food was great. The restaurant is a lively fun place and would definitely go back.

Thank bsdvmsu
Rapperswil, Switzerland
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply loved the special and different variation of flavors of the food and the cool and colorful interior decoration made this place very special. The noise level in the restaurant is good to have a conversation. We got a table for lunch without booking.

Thank erbr63
Blue Ridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son chose this restaurant because he had eaten at the one at the airport and loved it. I'm not a fan of Mexican food, so I'm not the best judge, but my son and my daughter (both in their 30's) absolutely loved this place. It is "authentic" Mexican and not a "chain" restaurant. It is pricey but if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I visited Frontera on Friday night. I had the Friday special. (Brisket). Needless to say it was better than I could have ever expected. Her shrimp macha was the BOMB!!! We will be back. Great service. GREAT drinks. GREAT times. Well done Mr Bayless.

Thank Muffcon
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were of the Frontera Grill from the old episodes of Emeril. We made a reservation for dinner. It's was a great experience. Server was helpful with recommendations and I felt honest in his recommendations. We had the shrimp dish and the special tile fish entree. It's very unpretentious. I'd go back.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is really good, you should try the seviche, the music is great, ,excellent atmosphere and great service?

Thank maxim01974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come down to Chicago every February for meetings and take ourselves and staff out to dinner for some added fun. We have always wanted to come to Frontera Grill, but due to one thing or another, we have not been able to make it to the Restaurant. This year we finally did, and from the time we checked in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Grand Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-661-1434
Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?