Frontera Grill

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445 N Clark St (at W Illinois St)
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
Tue: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Wed–Thu: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Fri: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Sat: 10:30 AM–2:00 PM
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Atop his pioneering casual Mexican place, chef Rick Bayless uses portable, self-watering containers to grow several varieties of tomatoes and chiles used in the "rooftop salsa.
Bon Appetit Magazine
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 06:27
Rick Bayless place with two restaurants in one. Been going there for years. Great stuff and killer margaritas. -Dave Martin, Top Chef
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 09:01
This brunch from celeb chef Rick Bayless is not to be missedtoo bad its served only on Saturdays. Be sure to check out the huevos Fronterizos with sausage and biscuits.
Time Out Chicago
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 14:17
The Grill maintains a purist's approach to Mexican cuisine, much like its sister restaurant Topolobampo, but in a more casual setting. Try the grilled duck breast in a chile-corn-mushroom sauce.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 13:44
Have a margarita at the bar.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 15:45
Rick Bayless' mexican haven is a Chicago institution spawning spinoffs around the globe of south of the border fare from street food to high end. [Eater 38 Member]
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 06:48
Try the mole. Trust me, even if you don't usually like mole, you will like this mole. Rick Bayless is a god of cuisine!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 05:41
Frontera offers a vibrant slice of Mexico City, a place to chow down on ceviches, earthy mole, wood-grilled steak tucked into housemade tortillas and, of course, insanely good margaritas.
Time Out Chicago
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:33
The lunch menu ($22) including mushroom empanadas with watercress salad, chicken or pork loin mole and a coconut tres leches cake with pineapple, all concocted with Rick Bayless' signature flair.
Time Out Chicago
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 09:37
The mojitos are amazing. And don't miss the queso fundido appetizer - chorizo, jack, fresh tortillas. Wow.
Scott Kleinberg
Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 00:26
Order one of the three different regional tasting menus offered nightly with your date. You will get to take an appetizing tour of Mexico through regional dishes. - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 08:59
Fronteras main goal is to live sustainably everyday. Enjoy their delicious food while understanding their commitment and support to local farmers.
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 10:36
Grab a seat at the bar rather than wait for a table. The Solpitos are awesome.
Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 17:36
Their guac and ceviche are worth the trip!
Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 16:09
Expect stellar versions of Mexican classics like enchiladas, mole and flautas; spot-on ceviches; and, for Saturday brunch, white-corn pancakes with whipped goat cheese.
Time Out Chicago
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 07:47
Order the ceviche trio and bring a broom to sweep up the pieces of your brain that will break upon eating it.
Monday, August 30, 2010 - 22:08
I love Frontera grill !
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 17:39
skip the two hour wait for a table and eat at the bar... also order the ceviche and sopes appetizers
Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 15:35
Rick Bayless, the local- and organic-championing chef has a true award winner on his hands here, serving real-deal South-of-the-border fare in a casual setting.
The Daily Meal
Friday, March 4, 2011 - 06:21
"For two decades, this has been the spot for a vibrant slice of Mexico City, a place to chow down on ceviches, earthy mole, wood-grilled steak tucked into housemade tortillas." Time Out on TripExpert
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:27