Frontera Grill

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Frontera Grill
Restaurant information
Established1987 (1987)
Current owner(s)Rick Bayless
Head chefRichard James
Food typeMexican cuisine
Street address445 N Clark St.
Postal/ZIP Code60654
CountryUnited States
Coordinates41°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 capacity65
Other informationPhone: (312) 661-1434

Frontera Grill is a Mexican restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. It is owned by Rick Bayless. It opened on March 21, 1987 at 445 N. Clark Street[1] 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".[2]

In 1994, Frontera Grill was ranked the world's third-best casual dining restaurant by the International Herald Tribune.[3] In 2007, Frontera Grill won the James Beard Foundation's "Outstanding Restaurant" award, designating it the best restaurant in the U.S.[4]


  1. ^ Vettel, Phil (March 21, 2018). "Frontera Grill marks 30th anniversary today — we reprint first review". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Bruno, Pat. "Frontera Grill". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Wells, Patricia (January 17, 1994). "The Top Ten". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved October 2, 2006.
  4. ^ "The James Beard Foundation Awards (2007)". Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-10.

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