Frontera Grill

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Frontera Grill
Restaurant information
Established 1987 (1987)
Current owner(s) Rick Bayless
Head chef Richard James
Food type Mexican cuisine
Street address 445 N Clark St.
City Chicago
State Illinois
Postal/ZIP code 60654
Country United States
Coordinates 41°53′26″N 87°37′51″W / 41.890576°N 87.630803°W / 41.890576; -87.630803Coordinates: 41°53′26″N 87°37′51″W / 41.890576°N 87.630803°W / 41.890576; -87.630803
Seating capacity 65
Other information Phone: 1.312.661.1434

Frontera Grill is a Mexican restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. It is owned by Rick Bayless. It opened in January 1987 and is located at 445 N. Clark Street in Chicago's River North neighborhood and is not a chain. In 2011, the Chicago Sun-Times called it "a study in the art of Mexican cookery".[1]

In 1994, Frontera Grill was ranked the world's third-best casual dining restaurant by the International Herald Tribune.[2] In 2007, Frontera Grill won the James Beard Foundation's "Outstanding Restaurant" award, designating it the best restaurant in the U.S.[3]


  1. ^ Bruno, Pat. "Frontera Grill". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wells, Patricia (1994-01-17). "The Top Ten". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  3. ^ "The James Beard Foundation Awards (2007)". Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 

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