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Roister

Roister

New American Restaurant$$$$
Fulton Market, Chicago
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    The experts at Bon Appetit Magazine and Eater recommend this place
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    Molly E.
    "Try to do the Hearth menu if possible!"(4 Tips)
    Ashley v.
    "Loved the aged cheddar rillettes, octopus, and half chicken."(3 Tips)
    Tim D.
    "Grant Achatz’s affordable restaurant."(3 Tips)
    Laura S.
    "Sit in the prep kitchen if you can!"(3 Tips)
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  • Leland B.heart icon on user image
    Leland BrewsterMay 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ate in the prep kitchen and was very impressed! Almost like Girl and the Goat in their modern and unique takes on everyday and comfort food. Totally different yet very recognizable. Loved it.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 14, 2016
    The world renowned Alinea team opened its first casual dining with Roister. Roister gives the feeling of being at home in your kitchen while enjoying some of the best New American cuisine. Read more
  • Stephen S.heart icon on user image
    Stephen SmytheJune 28, 2016
    Make sure you do a tasting menu and ideally in the Prep Kitchen. Ignore the naysayers confused by a casual concept. The fried chicken with sun choke salsa is amazing.
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    J.R. ReedJune 21, 2021
    cool spot w/ a hip ambience and Top 40 tunes; it’s hard to pass up the fried chicken but the shishito peppers and octopus are great appetizers. Unpopular take but you can ditch the chickpea fritters.
  • Stephanie J.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie JacksonApril 14, 2019
    They were out of the steak & eggs and burger by 1p so get there early if you want the goods!! Delicious chicken + waffles and bacon, though. And the aged cheddar rillettes! 😍 Also the music is 🔥
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BlechmanSeptember 15, 2017
    Go all in for the pre-set menu, but be sure to come hungry. Five courses is really like 20 dishes, all of which are incredibly unique and inventive, and absolutely delicious. PS no substitutions!
  • Adam H.heart icon on user image
    Adam H.September 28, 2018
    Grant Achatz does it again! The duck 5 ways is absolutely incredible. Hushpuppies foie gras and duck toast were also mind-blowing. Don’t miss out on this gem while in Chicago.
  • Travis T.heart icon on user image
    Travis TindellDecember 18, 2017
    Chicken and waffles were great. Amazing take on the biscuits and gravy. Milk and Cookies for dessert! Cool place.
  • Amy R.heart icon on user image
    Amy RobertsonJune 24, 2017
    A relatively casual atmosphere for a higher end restaurant. I would describe the food as luxury comfort food in the best possible way.
  • Biancaheart icon on user image
    BiancaJuly 24, 2021
    The aged cheddar rillettes, the chicken waffles and the peach desert… are a must try. Really, all is great, one Michelin star and more.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneNovember 21, 2017
    The Bartender's Amaretto Sour is made with Lazzaroni Amaretto, Cynar 70, black truffle, lemon and egg white. The moment it hit my tongue, I felt an uncanny blast of nostalgia. Read more
  • Sarah R.heart icon on user image
    Sarah Ross MattesonAugust 11, 2017
    The chicken is amazing!! Also, Aged cheddar rillettes, spicy cucumber salad. You cannot go wrong. Snag a seat at the Hearth!!
  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon B.September 24, 2021
    One of the best meals I have had in Chicago. The steak with shaved truffles was outstanding.
  • Dan M.heart icon on user image
    Dan MoneyAugust 4, 2019
    Good, but was expecting a lot more. The three dishes & two cocktails I had all had some interesting elements but didn't feel any were properly balanced. Didn't feel Alinea Group pedigree of excellence
  • jiresellheart icon on user image
    jiresellAugust 2, 2017
    The food here is outstanding! Very creative, large portions. Try the duck!
  • Ashley v.heart icon on user image
    Ashley von KluckJanuary 22, 2019
    Amazing meal! Loved the aged cheddar rillettes, octopus, and half chicken.
  • Chet M.heart icon on user image
    Chet ManciniJuly 29, 2017
    Get hearth reservations. Flawless food and service but still casual. The duck is amazing.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJanuary 6, 2017
    A messy, brash, noisy and primal restaurant where an open hearth fuels most of the cooking and plate presentation only occasionally catches chef Andrew Brochu's attention. Read more
  • Garry T.heart icon on user image
    Garry TanApril 18, 2018
    The wagyu was epic. So was the crab rice.
  • Yami A.heart icon on user image
    Yami AlonsoOctober 1, 2016
    The chicken 3 ways is the most phenomenal fried chicken you will ever have.
  • Juliannaheart icon on user image
    JuliannaAugust 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Tickets on TOCK. MUST order the chicken!! And the double daiquiri!
  • Colin L.heart icon on user image
    Colin LeeOctober 4, 2020
    Fried chicken is fantastic; top tier quality
  • Molly E.heart icon on user image
    Molly EApril 9, 2016
    Try to do the Hearth menu if possible!
  • Vincent Q.heart icon on user image
    Vincent QuanJune 5, 2019
    Go for the broccoli and beef. Really delicious side dish.
  • Tim D.heart icon on user image
    Tim DengNovember 28, 2018
    Grant Achatz’s affordable restaurant. It’s really good.
  • Lu H.
    Lu HOctober 5, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Maple poached salmon!
  • E. T.heart icon on user image
    E. T.October 10, 2017
    Sit at the counter and get to see the extremely talented team at work!
  • Shannon J.heart icon on user image
    Shannon JeropkeFebruary 17, 2017
    Roister was nominated for Best new restaurant for the 2017 James Beard Awards.
  • Sherryheart icon on user image
    SherrySeptember 8, 2017
    Family-style dining with great selections that are not "ordinary".
  • Carlos B.heart icon on user image
    Carlos ButlerMarch 3, 2017
    The chicken sandwich is as good as everyone says it is
  • venu v.
    venu vasudevanJune 20, 2016
    Huge fan of Grant/Alinea/Aviary. Roister doesn't keep up. Great service, super nice servers and staff. But based on their $85 tasting menu, Trenchermen outperforms at half the price.
  • Laura S.heart icon on user image
    Laura StaleyJuly 21, 2017
    Sit in the prep kitchen if you can!
  • Nate E.heart icon on user image
    Nate EllisJune 11, 2018
    Great fried chicken
  • Bethany C.
    Bethany CrystalJuly 6, 2023
    Dinner vibes
  • Stephen M.heart icon on user image
    Stephen ManganMay 30, 2016
    Restaurant concept and creativity of food leading up to final course, but dissapointing finish. You dont go to a Grant Achatz tasting for a Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken & chicken combo.
  • Marc A.
    Marc AsghariOctober 21, 2018
    Only the fried chicken - not really worth going
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    JMay 23, 2016
    Beware if you have bad allergies - they are not aware/prepared. Chicken three was was good. Same with the duck. Proteins/bigger plates were much better than the starters. Proportions overall were big
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