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: Near North Side, Central
open:Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm Fri-Sun 5pm-11pm

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


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


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.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

River East gets a wallop of Nuevo Latino-fueled scene in this river-front restaurant and bar.
by Fred Schlatter at Citysearch

The Scene
Decor here uses location wisely, highlighting the River East Arts Center's generous exposed brick and weathered timber. Grotesque masks line the stepped entrance, the foyer opening to the bar area decked out with mod…
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Worst NYE Dinner ever
By curtcha at Citysearch

we were seated at 9:30PM for a 6 course dinner seating. it took over 90 minutes between course 2 and 3 (i am not lying) and the sad thing was the ... Read More

Motivation to stay in for pizza every NYE!
By isu888 at Citysearch

Okay, let's be honest De La Costa's atmosphere is superior, but their New Years Eve execution was a train wreck. We sat down at 9:30 for 9:00 rese... Read More

Wow this food has flavor!!
By JennaV at Citysearch

This has to be one of the best additions to the Chicago dining scene. DeLaCosta is easily one of the best Chicago restaurants out there. The expe... Read More

Would Never Go Back for Dinner....
By ovalerie5 at Citysearch

I had a large group and we tried about 12 items on the menu. I prayed they would get better as the night went on, but overall a huge disappointment... Read More

Modern and sultry ambiance...innovative, Latin-inspired cuisine
By christycumbo at Citysearch

Great decor -- the artwork reminds me of Tim Burton's style. Ceviche is one of my favorite things to eat.... this place has a good selection of Ce... Read More