Paramount Room (Restaurant, Bar, River West)

Location: 415 N. Milwaukee
Phone: (312) 829 – 6300
Cuisine: American
Reservations: For 5 or more
Take-out available

You really can’t beat a $9 Kobe burger. It’s pretty much unheard of, but I’m not complaining. Paramount Room is one of those places you would probably miss if you didn’t know it was there, but it’s actually a rather large space with good food and drinks to match. In the building of a 100 year old speakeasy, there is lounge seating downstairs as well as more seating upstairs other than the main floor you walk into. With loft ceilings, low lighting, and lots of exposed brick and comfy booths, Paramount Room maintains a level of class without even bordering on pretentious or haughty.

And I’m serious about this $9 Kobe burger. Sure, add-ons may be extra, but most places wouldn’t serve you a kobe burger starting below $18. The poutine loaded on the pork and could have been a meal in itself, it was huge! They also offer better-than-average sandwiches and hand-dipped fish and chips. Their beer list is extensive, with the tap changing often and featuring unique local brews. Your server or bartender should be able to elaborate on the beers, and even tell you about some featured brews not on the regular menu. They also have a nice cocktail menu and I always appreciate a $5 beer and shot special. How can that ever be bad? Come for the food; stay for the drinks and the company at Paramount Room.

This review originally appeared in the River West Bar Crawl


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Tessa McLean

About Tessa McLean

There is just something about that feeling when you have been away — maybe for a weekend, a month, 6 months — and you’re driving into Chicago and that first glimpse of the city skyline appears. It just always makes me smile.

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