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Pinched on the River, Chicago, IL
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Pinched on the River

4.7
4.7
197 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The most unique and eclectic Mediterranean inspired food with a pinch of this and a pinch of that.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 526-3883

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Parking details

    There is garage parking nearby.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mediterranean

  • Chicago

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. CL

    ChicagoLady

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great healthy and yummy food before our jazz club outing 2 doors away. A perfect NYE
  2. k

    kathys

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good, so fresh! Loved it! I had the Athena bowl and husband had the pita roll with toppings. Felt like I was really eating healthy and it was delicious. Will come back in the summer and sit along the river for sure.
  3. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooo good. Great atmosphere, nice staff. Would highly recommend if you like Mediterranean cuisine.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Will definitely go again! Service was excellent. Not rushed at all. Food was outstanding!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice people
  6. k

    kringros

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was just ok.
  7. LK

    LauraK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was a bit better than the last time we visited. Bar service was great-greeted and served immediately. Table service was good. Lovely server, but our apps and dinner came out all at once so it felt rushed not attentive. The food really is great. I hope they continue improve. It's a great concept and has the vegan options we like so hopefully it will stay and service continues to strengthen.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch and great review.
  9. CS

    CarlS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great value in a cool cul-de-sac of the river! Build a bowl was fun
  10. S

    Sbeats

    Grand Rapids

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Ate rightly on the water. Definitely would go back
  11. SS

    SinemS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a really lovely restaurant with quality food and a wonderful atmosphere. It was quite peaceful and quiet considering it's in the middle of downtown. Also, their falafel was the best I had ever eaten!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Really great place! If you are ok outside the view is amazing. They were definitely busy when we arrived but the food was amazing and timely! Would absolutely recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Always
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Philip was amazing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor seating, right on river. Best chicken schwarma I have ever tasted!
  16. AK

    AnushkaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very flavorful falafel, amazing service and nice ambience
  17. M

    Michluvs2dine

    Chicago

    251 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    251 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and I love the outdoor patio and wine list too
  18. SL

    SamL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had been here before and definitely a hidden gem. We sat along the river, had wine while we waited for food. We had fish tacos, falafel, a chicken bowl, and their chips. All sound not too exciting from how I’m describing them, but all dishes were delicious—fresh ingredients, balanced, good portions. Definitely would go back for same food or to try others again! Waitstaff were very attentive.also a great spot to people watch (or dog-watch if you enjoy seeing a few cute pups being walked along the river around an early dinner time!) went with a friend on a whim, and we would both go again.
  19. I

    Ilenelk

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was great to eat with friends while sitting under the stars on a beautiful night on the Chicago River. The food was healthy and unusual which was a definite plus. The prices were unbelievably reasonable. The only thing that might stop you -- choices are limited.
  20. TB

    TammiB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it. I’m vegan and love the options. The outdoor patio is great.
  21. p

    psadels

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Good price. Near water. Cool vibes!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Pinched on the River has outstanding food. Everything was delicious. The ambiance and view is beautiful along the river. The service was not the best-but this seems to be standard since COVID.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Average food! Amazing ambiance!
  24. S

    Shaywan

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were very late for our reservation because we got lost looking for our parking garage on Lower Wacker drive. The host was so kind and understanding and we were able to still dine there and had a good time. I definitely recommend them. The river view was perfect
  25. k

    kmcshell

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service! I'll definitely return.
  26. DJ

    DJ91

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fresh, delicious food. But it takes some fineesing to get a table on the river.
  27. WH

    WendyH

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magdalena was wonderful!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a late lunch on the river. Enjoyed everything about it for outdoor dining
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. MS

    MaryS

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently good. Enjoy the healthy options. Really appreciate the ability to reserve outdoor dining in this Covid era! Most restaurants do not provide this choice which is really not a choice when you are immunocompromised. Last but not least… the wait staff are aleays pleasant and appropriately attentive.
  32. TV

    ThelmaV

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! All the food was fresh and so delicious . The chicken was amazing. Most important to me a gluten free pita!!!
  33. j

    jinarh

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So happy we stopped here for lunch. An easy walk from Navy Pier, if you’re visiting. We sat outside along the river so we had a great view with great people watching. The service was a tad slow but very polite and friendly. Food was amazing and was worth waiting for. Food was fresh and just simple put, delicious! Even my kids who typically prefer fast food, loved their meals.
  34. BM

    BethM

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Took 50 mins to receive food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious flavorful Mediterranean food! ! We are
  36. JA

    JAH1

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful view of the water on a beautiful day. Food was delicious.
  37. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time to Pinched and just as good as the first time.
  38. AS

    AtoosaS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pinched has a super nice ambience and it’s perfect right next to the river. The staff is super friendly and very attentive. The food was also great and a nice portion size. Will definitely come again
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good. We tried the fish tacos, the wings, and had a build your bowl. The frozé was refreshing on a very humid day. Outdoor dining area was nice and peaceful. There was a lot of foot traffic in the outdoor area but not very loud. Would definitely go back.
  40. w

    wjatwork

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place on the river

FAQs

Pinched on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 526-3883.

Pinched on the River is rated 4.7 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Pinched on the River

443 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is garage parking nearby.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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