Frontera Grill

Row 1

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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Rick Bayless place with two restaurants in one. Been going there for years. Great stuff and killer margaritas. -Dave Martin, Top Chef
Wed, 01/27/2010 - 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
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 14:17
Have a margarita at the bar.
Wed, 09/09/2009 - 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]
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 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!
Wed, 04/28/2010 - 05:41
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
Wed, 03/24/2010 - 06:27
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
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 09:37
The mojitos are amazing. And don't miss the queso fundido appetizer - chorizo, jack, fresh tortillas. Wow.
Scott Kleinberg
Sat, 01/16/2010 - 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
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 08:59
Fronteras main goal is to live sustainably everyday. Enjoy their delicious food while understanding their commitment and support to local farmers.
Fri, 09/17/2010 - 10:36
Grab a seat at the bar rather than wait for a table. The Solpitos are awesome.
Sat, 12/05/2009 - 17:36
Order the ceviche trio and bring a broom to sweep up the pieces of your brain that will break upon eating it.
Mon, 08/30/2010 - 22:08
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.
Tue, 08/24/2010 - 13:44
Their guac and ceviche are worth the trip!
Sun, 04/18/2010 - 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
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 07:47
I love Frontera grill !
Mon, 02/22/2010 - 17:39
skip the two hour wait for a table and eat at the bar... also order the ceviche and sopes appetizers
Sat, 11/14/2009 - 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
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 06:21
We made reservations 2 months in advance, were slightly concerned by the lack of familiarity of the menu, but very pleased with the food. And Rick was there meeting the guests! Thumbs way up!
Wed, 11/25/2009 - 18:41
"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
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:27
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