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Pinched on the River, Chicago, IL

Pinched on the River

4.8
4.8
337 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 526-3883
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, View, Wine

What 337 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for scenic views

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mediterranean

  • Chicago

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chicago

    Great for scenic views

  • Chicago

    Mediterranean

337 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Really poor service and foot. Appetizer was cold and dinner entree was confusing

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  2. Downtowndiner2

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food. Nice location and atmosphere. Nice that you have lots of options to create your own entree/bowl, e.g, pick a meat/protein, sauces, sides, etc. Nice to eat outside on the water in nice weather.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a Great experience dining with friend on the river.

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  4. KatD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I adore this place. The food is AMAZING and the location can't be beat. The staff is very kind and attentive, no complaints at all. If you're a fan of Mediterranean food, check it out. If the weather allows, sit outside on the river!

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  5. Downtowndiner2

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Food was really good. So nice that you can create your own bowl. Very tasty. Excellent, friendly service too. Look forward to eating on the patio on the river next time.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect lunch/dinner spot! Highly recommend. Food was so good, there’s something for everyone!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken Shawarma was on the heavily salted side, but otherwise, the food was delicious!

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  8. debradeb

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. We always have a good meal here. What I especially like is you can get vegetarian entrees here. And my husband loves the fish tacos. We will be back!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food Fish tacos was delicious and so were the Mediterranean wings If you are a fish lover Salmon sandwich is a must try.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was St. Patrick’s Day and very busy, the hostess did an amazing job taking care of everyone and keeping everyone updated. She was doing a great job with the craziness of the busy city on St. Patrick’s Day! We would definitely go back!

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  11. ToriO

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing staff, beautiful atmosphere

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  12. Laurel

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant on the canal in streeterville area of Chicago. The staff are amazing and the food was so good!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I have been going to Pinched for years. And we never have a bad experience. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Always a 10/10

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pros: it was our anniversary dinner and we loved the ambience of the restaurant. The staff was friendly and welcoming and we had a nice table by the fire not too far from the views of the river and skyline. Our waiter at the end took pictures out of his busy schedule to accommodate. Cons: We were unknowingly charged for things like sparkling water $20 which we didn't even request and would've been fine with still water. The little bit container of hot sauce was $2. Our $16 drinks were full of ice. Food was good not great. The meat tasted different which is fine but sweet. The free dessert were the beignets. We expected more. They were not warm and with no filling or taste. At the end, our $30 parking ticket was not validated.

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  15. JRMc

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious and healthy. So fresh and full of flavor. I had a bowl with a couscous base. Protein was a tastefully seasoned chicken shawarma. Service was excellent. Our waiter was efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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  16. WendyH

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great dining at Pinched! Great food ! Great service! Great atmosphere!

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  17. NewYorkStrip

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Pinched on the River regularly. The SERVICE is awesome as is the food. Great place.

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  18. NewYearsHappy

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. Best meal we had in Chicago. Food tasted fresh, homemade, and was delicious. I'm definitely returning when back in town.

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  19. PeterP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Excellent Mediterranean type dish. Lots of choices for the combo type bowl dishes that we chose. Good size portion, reasonable price, and very tasty.

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  20. clemc

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, good price. No complaints. Will be back

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  21. JRMc

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the third time I’ve dined at Pinched. The food options are many with your choice of a base, protein and additional options. My meal was fresh, hot and delicious. The server was knowledgeable and efficient. I will be back soon.

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  22. MaxN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exciting menu with so many tasty options. Highly recommend getting the chevaps.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice dinner with my sister. Didn’t have any complaints. Our server was attentive but not overly so, which I prefer.

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  24. MaxG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the entire staff and the food makes this a MUST do for our outings with friends!

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  25. Williamh

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the flavors in every dish are something we talk about for days. Also, get the chicken wings…

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and ambiance was very nice! The only issue we had was our service was at times very slow, and at one point thought we were completely forgotten about. We would definitely go back however!

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  27. Grandad2be

    Buckinghamshire

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, staff and location made this a very enjoyable experience.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing staff and dope ambient. Definitely my new fav place. See ya soon!!

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  29. TeeJay

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish tacos were amazing. Great view of the Chicago River

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food serve Sheena was outstanding. Lovely view of the river.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and we will come back! They’re a member of the Fox Features rewards program.

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  32. AlexandraB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambience! Will definitely go back.

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  33. LucyA

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! Great food atmosphere and service!

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  34. CarmenS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, they knew the menu items and provided good suggestions for options, the ambience, location and great prices very reasonable.

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  35. MaryamS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The poor rating is more due to the food. It was cold, the chicken was over cooked and the rice was undercooked (still hard).

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  36. ginam

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! Portions were big so a great value!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible and the hostess or manager was amazing. Super helpful and fun. Loved her

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  38. JessV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderfully friendly and welcoming restaurant. The ambiance is warm and inviting, the staff is very nice, and the food is fresh and oh so tasty! Great custom created drinks make a terrific pairing for the food. We will 100% visit again!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff is insanely kind and the host ALWAYS is so welcoming and makes sure we have the best experience

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  40. Ryan

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and service, but food was mediocre at best.

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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 4.8 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pinched on the River

443 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Area
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Takeaway, View, Wine
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