De La Costa

De La Costa

"River East gets a wallop of Nuevo Latino-fueled scene in this river-front restaurant and bar."

465 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL
(312) 361-8458 serving: Central, Near North Side
open:Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm Fri-Sun 5pm-11pm

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
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Restaurants, Latin American, $$$$, Bar Scene, Date Spot, Fine Dining, Group Dining, Late Night Dining, Local Favorite, Notable Chef, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted,

The Low Down

EDITORS TIPS

What to Drink: Signature cocktails are well-constructed and creative. "Poptails," like the tasty coco-lime, arrive in squat martini glasses garnished with flavored alcoholic popsicles.

Where to Sit: For ultra exclusivity, book the private wine room with space for 18 guests or a cabana in the solarium. Each cabana has its own bartender.

Parking: Valet parking is $10.

Know Before You Go: Chef Douglas Rodriguez is well-versed in Nuevo Latino---many credit him as the genre's forefather---and his Miami and Philadelphia restaurants are consistently packed.

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