Enjoy One of Chicago’s New Eateries This Weekend

Group of friends enjoying Indian food at one of Chicago's new eateries

It’s no secret that Chicago has an incredible dining scene. You can find everything from inventive food trucks to upscale Michelin-starred eateries. A great thing about living near Mondial River West Apartments is getting to explore all of the new places. Here are some notable restaurants worth trying.


Found in the West Loop area, ROOH was one of the city’s most anticipated openings in 2019. With a name that means spirit or soul, ROOH is self-described as “progressive Indian cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere.” Enjoy the deep red walls and the swanky circular booths. Focused on regional flavors from around India, the menu is extensive. It includes specialties such as tandoor smoked pork belly, lamb shank nihari, and beef short ribs curry.

Tempesta Market

Part market, part deli, River West’s Tempesta Market is the perfect spot to enjoy comfort food at its finest. An ode to Chicago’s famed nickname, tempesta is the Italian word meaning “strong gusts of wind.” This charming Italian-inspired eatery has a rustic interior that includes a chalkboard menu above its deli case and wooden picnic tables. Diners can feast on made-from-scratch offerings such as chicken and dumplings, “Zeppo’s Meatball Achievement,” and “The Potato ‘Nator.”

Virtue Restaurant

Open for almost a year, Virtue Restaurant has garnered a lot of critical acclaim in its short lifespan. Hailed by many as one of the best new restaurants in Chicago, Virtue Restaurant has diners lined up every day. Bright and spacious, this welcoming spot serves up Southern American fare. So enjoy house favorites like red beans and rice, beef short ribs, and macaroni and cheese. 

If you love old-fashioned favorites, too, then check out Chicago’s best pizza restaurants. Mondial River West Apartments offers incredible amenities as well as easy access to great new eateries like these. Please contact us to learn more and to schedule a tour.

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