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Culinary Perfection: Chef Danny Grant’s Ria Restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Chicago
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Culinary Perfection: Chef Danny Grant’s Ria Restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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Update: Ria has closed as of this summer. Balsan and Bernard’s Bar remain as they’ve been, as is the hotel.

Culinary perfection resides in the heart of The Waldorf Astoria Chicago, formally the Elysian Hotel, located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The expert staff create sophisticated dining experiences at Ria, a two star Michelin rated restaurant brilliantly orchestrating seasonally driven French cuisine. Chef Danny Grant, named to the 2012 class of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, and his team are focused on an attention to detail that is second to none.

At Ria, the dining experience focuses on local, seasonal fare that is transformed into a modern take on some classic French flavors. The wine pairings are very smart and often unique. The staff is attentive, incredibly knowledgeable, and very exceptional. The gorgeous comfortable dining room is bathed in silver and gold and soothing neutral tones. Intimate yet private, the tables are spaced far apart, dressed in white accented with a single burgundy calla lily. And the rolling Champagne cart carries unique offerings, many not available anywhere else in the US.

Ria offers a true fine dining experience in Chicago. Fabulous food, service, and atmosphere.

Ria is located on the third floor of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago at 11 East Walton Street.

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