New American Restaurant
500 N Clark St (at W. Illinois St.), River North, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

James Beard Award and multiple Michelin star-winning Chef Carrie Nahabedian's River North restaurant features New American cuisine with a healthy amount of influence by her Armenian roots.


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  • What you need to know
    "Foie gras, wine, and SCALLOPS are all you need"(4 Tips)
    The Feast
    "Carrie Nahabedian's award winning, seasonally-driven..."(2 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "Try the pear brandy, made by infusing Seedling Farms pears with..."(2 Tips)
    Brenda W.
    "GM Terry Kane and Chef Carrie"(2 Tips)
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  • foie gras
  • wine
  • carrie nahabedian
  • pear brandy
  • chef carrie
  • mezzes
  • cocktails
  • tarte tatin
  • romantic
  • intimate
  • gnocchi
  • spacious
  • burgers
  • dressy
  • crab
  • corn pudding
  • chicken wings
  • good service
  • trendy
  • oysters
  • Chicago Tribune

    Everybody does tuna tartare these days, but Naha’s version — the tuna cut into thick chunks and topped with pureed potatoes and a dollop of caviar — has a flavor that few can match. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · April 30
  • Chris V.

    Their foe gras and salmon dishes are amazing. Really great deserts too!

    Chris Vicente · March 29
  • Chicago Tribune

    Nobody goes all-out for RW the way Naha does. Three-course lunch and dinner menus include four or five choices in each course, plus wine and cocktail specials. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · February 11
  • Isameow

    Foie gras, wine, and SCALLOPS are all you need

    Isameow · November 24, 2014
  • Hillman P.

    Beef tartar

    Hillman Philistia · August 9, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Dirk Flanigan, chef of Il Coniglio (coming soon), eats here on his nights off. He loves the Whole roasted "dressed" squab. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Evelyn S.

    Good but slow service.

    Evelyn Sum · May 20, 2014
  • Miguel O.

    Mushroom soup, duck breast with fois, scallops

    Miguel Oro · March 8, 2014
  • Paul

    Foie gras!

    Paul · February 23, 2014
  • Hilda A.

    Excellent value at Restaurant Week

    Hilda Audardottir- Goulay · February 2, 2014
  • Louisa H.

    Great quality food! Cod!

    Louisa H · January 28, 2014
  • La Dolce Vita

    One Michelin star

    La Dolce Vita · December 16, 2013
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Try peach tarte w/ Kurobuta pork, halibut w/ potato mousseline, + vanilla-spiked corn pudding on a blueberry-almond tart. – Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · November 25, 2013
  • Anthony G.

    Great food. Service was sub par but worth the wait.

    Anthony Gomez · October 6, 2013
  • Cheeky C.

    Seasonal, Rockin’ Cocktails

    Cheeky Chicago · June 25, 2013
  • Eric P.

    Order the oysters. Trust.

    Eric Peterson · June 15, 2013
  • Philippe B.

    Superbe adresse , service attentionné , carte méditerranéenne subtile, Essayez les Mezzes succulents, le tajine ou la raie ***, carte des vins à recommander

    Philippe Blanck · March 19, 2013
  • Brenda W.

    GM Terry Kane and Chef Carrie give you an intimate experience paired with exquisite dishes unique and beyond compare in the city!

    Brenda Wintters · December 8, 2012
  • Jeff

    2013 - 1 Michelin Star

    Jeff · November 15, 2012
  • Cheeky C.

    While Carrie cooks up some of the BEST food, enjoy one of Naha's stellar cocktails while you wait! Flash your cheeky card at Tom, Steve or James to get your $6 cocktail! Read more

    Cheeky Chicago · September 11, 2012
  • David J.

    Amazing. Sat outside and enjoyed the more casual bistro menu - which was incredible. Excellent service. Will return for a big dinner.

    David Jones · August 2, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    We blissed out recently on foie gras with a tarte Tatin of Bartlett pears followed by Great Lakes whitefish with butter-poached crabmeat and caramelized cauliflower. Read more

    Chicago magazine · May 7, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    A couple of months after Emanuel took office, he dined in River North with Richard M. Daley. “It seemed like it was a how-am-I-doing-so-far? moment,” says Naha co-owner Michael Nahabedian. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · March 27, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    Try the pear brandy, made by infusing Seedling Farms pears with brandy in a dark space for three-and-a-half months. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 28, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    The $22 three-course lunch includes interesting choices like calamari with apples and fennel, North African chicken with spiced chickpeas and coconut and grapefruit parfait with spiced rum. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 28, 2012
  • Donald P.

    Two words: Burrr-Gerr the Naha Burger rocks!

    Donald Patz · February 23, 2012
  • Pari S.

    Try the Croustade - Perfect blend of caramel and bananas!!!

    Pari S. · February 22, 2012
  • Pari S.

    Try the Skate Wing - Most excellent!

    Pari S. · February 22, 2012
  • Kevin F.

    Be sure to ask the waiter for their favorite desert. There's a lot of variance, so let them guide you.

    Kevin Foote · February 19, 2012
  • CBS Local

    Naha livens up their southern-fried chicken with roasted corn, pecans, onions and buttermilk ranch dressing. (There might be some romaine in there, too, but who cares.) - CBS Chicago Read more

    CBS Local · December 1, 2011
  • Aneta A.

    Naha delivers the goods with creative and complex dishes that live up to thier impressive dishes. Naha also might be the only fine dining restaurant that offers a hamburger on its lunch menu.

    Aneta Allen · October 18, 2011
  • Laura K.

    Best foie gras in the city!

    Laura Kaminski · October 16, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    The perpetually hopping NAHA serves a wonderful lounge and cocktail menu that can be enjoyed at the bright and spacious bar, which is inviting and a hospitable dining option. - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • The Feast

    Carrie Nahabedian's award winning, seasonally-driven Mediterranean restaurant always has something fantastic on the menu. Try their private-label pear brandy from Seedling Farms and Koval Distillery.

    The Feast · June 9, 2011
  • Sweet baby Kara P.

    My favorite restaurant.Michael & Carrie are savants.

    Sweet baby Kara Powers · June 5, 2011
  • Bill T.

    Terry Kane plus all made us feel at home. Tastings were awesome. Bill & Barb, St Louis with Bob Buford.

    Bill Turkington · May 1, 2011
  • Gilt City

    The menu here reads like a dictionary of seasonal fare. Yet fine dining dishes are far from fussy: flavors are crisp and precise, with no deconstructed salads, liquid nitrogen or fancy foams in sight.

    Gilt City · February 14, 2011
  • The Daily Sip

    Try wines from the 80 Sips Challenge special list through 1/31/11 and leave tasting notes on to win prizes!

    The Daily Sip · January 19, 2011
  • Bravo

    My favorite spot for lunch. Naha has some of the most creative and delicious dishes with seasonal food. -Malika Ameen, Top Chef Just Desserts

    Bravo · November 11, 2010
  • Original Penguin

    Everything about this place screams bounty: enormous street-facing windows; a towering, warehouse-like ceiling; and ridiculously plentiful portions of chef Carrie Nahabedian’s kick-ass food.

    Original Penguin · November 9, 2010
  • s p.

    Love the quail prep and the mezze. Read more

    s p · September 12, 2010
  • Meredith M.

    Mezze plate is delicious!! And order Duck Confit if on the menu

    Meredith Miller Elliott · August 13, 2010
  • Crain's Chicago Business

    The pan-roasted wild salmon is perfectly crisp fish, subtly sauced, with simple but hardly bland vegetable partners such as buttery melted leeks and celery that coax out more flavor. Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · July 23, 2010
  • Brigitte S.

    I can not wait to go! Yum!

    Brigitte Serrato · June 6, 2010
  • Daniel C.

    ... And I spoke too soon. I'm a fool.

    Daniel Colman · May 23, 2010
  • Daniel C.

    @serenamay A squab is a Cornish Hen. It's like a tiny chicken, not a pidgeon. (I hate being this guy, but that one got to me for some reason.)

    Daniel Colman · May 23, 2010
  • Tony P.

    One of the best meals I have ever had.

    Tony Pagnusat · May 7, 2010
  • Megan L.

    Definitely try the gnocchi app. It was melt in your mouth fabulous!

    Megan Lally · April 28, 2010
  • Paula G.

    Everything we ate was so tasty, big Thumbs Up. Read more

    Paula Garcia · April 18, 2010
  • Serena M.

    found out what a squab (aka pidgeon) tastes like in western cooking. Goes well with duck liver.

    Serena May · April 15, 2010

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