Roasts will be carved today on LaSalle Street and the Chicago River. Tony Mantuano is officially unveiling River Roast to the public at lunchtime, swinging open the doors to his prominent new riverside perch.
River Roast is a large two-floor operation that covers 253 total seats inside the former Fulton's on the River space. There's two bars, a 100-seat dining room, an 80-seat patio overlooking the Loop and the water, and a carving stand at lunch, not to mention six private events spaces that can hold as many as 1000 people. Patrons can ride the Chicago Water Taxi to the restaurant—it stops outside at LaSalle and Clark.
Take a look around River Roast below, check out a video of the boat ride, and read the full menus here. Brunch service begins on August 2.