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Frontera Grill

#92 of 8,445 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
Mexican
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445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 (Illinois)
Red Line - Grand Avenue
(312) 661-1434
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed...
Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 716
    Excellent
  • 270
    Very good
  • 145
    Average
  • 59
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Top notch restaurant

Came here for a birthday lunch with my aunt, brother, and cousin. I had always heard good things about it but i still didnt think it would be so good. It was crowded and no tables available so the hosts let us sit in one of the high top tables next to the bar. Ordered the queso and chips and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
John W
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Peru, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peru, Illinois
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Came here for a birthday lunch with my aunt, brother, and cousin. I had always heard good things about it but i still didnt think it would be so good. It was crowded and no tables available so the hosts let us sit in one of the high top tables next to the bar. Ordered the queso and chips and... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food and margs were excellent. Steak was cooked to perfection and the guac (sign of a quality mexican restaurant) was fabulous.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Only thing I missed: making guac to order at the table. It was a little mild. Otherwise, everyone loved their dishes. And the sopa de frutas: wonderful!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've been fans of Rick Bayless for years but never eaten in one of his restaurants. We took a trip to Chicago and ate here for Saturday brunch. The experience was everything we hoped for, and more! The wait staff were attentive and never made us feel rushed. We started off with margaritas and guacamole, then got a lovely appetizer... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a Chef Rick Bayliss Restaurant...so don't go thinking this is just an ordinary Mexican Restaurant....expect the extroidinary ! You will not be disappointed. The food though different was fantastic. As a party of 4 we all had a different entree. None were disappointing. Service was superb never having to ask for anything. It was if the staff were... More 

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New York, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went to dinner at Frontera Grill for a birthday celebration and had an amazing time. The food was outstanding and we ordered almost everything on the menu. The decor was beautiful - there is truly a wonderful charm at this restaurant. We were disappointed that churros were not on the dessert menu at Frontera but luckily their sister location Xoco... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A must do place to go. Their variations on Mexican dishes is unique and delicious. They assign the seating at the stools and tables, but would not move us when another person joined us (even though the were many tables open).

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Homewood, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food, even better service. The tortilla soup is some of the best soup I've had anywhere. Worth the wait to get a seat. This is a restaurant that does everything right!

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San Francisco, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Amazing cocktail menu--delicious and regional, with fresh ingredients all the way around. Apps (chips and ceviche), and mains (chicken in green mole; vegetarian enchilidas), and desserts (a chocolate cake and a fruit sorbet) all wanted to make us go back again soon!

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this place. I particularly like eating at the bar. The place is a mecca for tourists and is hard to make reservations, so going early or late and sitting in at the bar or the bar area is the easiest way to go. You'll get great service and excellent food. There are appetizers to share, full entree's and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 445 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    (Illinois)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Grand Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 661-1434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?