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Frontera Grill

#65 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683 (Illinois)
+1 312-661-1434
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Today
17:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went with mu husband amd has a blast in this restaurant. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The best part they offered VEGAN choices. We tried the guacamoles and they were delicious. My husband who is not vegan had some steak taco which he really loved. I had a couliflower steak and it was awsome. Kuddos for this... More 

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Thank Agnes A
Utah
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was fine, a bit too hip and modern for my tastes, but I should have known that going in (give me classic Mexican any day). Their chicken tortilla soup appetizer was quite tasty though

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Thank Buckcade
Beavercreek, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been visiting Rick's restaurant for many, many years. Back in the day Rick would be at his restaurant quite often. In fact, one time many years ago, Rick spent time with me and my 8-year old son Tyler, since I am in the restaurant business also. I have ever since enjoyed visiting Frontera Grill whenever I am in... More 

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Thank Glen B
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit will not be the last. Charred Pineapple and Mezcal, very bright and creamy guacamole and this insanely deep and flavorful black mole'. It was a home run for lunch and dinner

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Thank Meander5
New York City
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here on Friday, April 14, 2017. My partner and I were familiar with Rick Bayless through his TV show, and thought it would be interesting to go to one of his restaurants. Our impression was that it is a very average Mexican restaurant -- it wasn't bad by any means, but not exceptional either. We were there on... More 

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Thank DrewBill
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are huge fans of Rick Bayliss' approach to Mexican food. When we are in Chicago, we always ensure we dine in one of his restaurants. At this visit, I followed others' suggestions and ordered the ceviche to start --I chose the one with the oysters. Soo good and fresh. I had the duck mole for dinner. It was a... More 

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Thank abriner3
Meridian, Mississippi
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good meal at Frontera. Dont get confused about that. The apps and meal were both very good. But, it is sold as this incredible restaurant with food that is so good within its genre. That, it is not. The food is underseasoned. That is my biggest gripe. It wasnt just one meal. We had two apps,... More 

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Thank msudawg12
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to Chicago and a friend recommended we come here. Luckily we planned enough in advance to get a reservation. It was worth the hype. Started off with margaritas and their extremely good guacamole. I chose the ceviche trio because I couldn't make up my mind. It was so good and fresh that I just ate it with... More 

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Thank Amanda P
Seattle
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant. We came here prior to a show. Luckily had reservations. The wait was crazy. Great service. Some stand outs were ceviche trio which was exemplary and the amazing and flavorful carne asada. OMG, I am dreaming of that. The squash side was a stand out as well. Highly recommend and would definitely come back.

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Thank erinbeth
Guadalajara, Mexico
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191 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the food can hardly be considered authentic Mexican , this place deserves a chance Its beautiful, service is great and staff are very friendly and patient Prices are what you would expect in a trendy Chicago area... I mean kind of expensive but oh well . It is what it is

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4683
    (Illinois)
  • 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
Description
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?