Opening March 2014, Joe Fish is the latest venue in the next wave of restaurant concepts from Rosebud Restaurants. Located in the heart of River North, Joe Fish is a pescatore and oyster bar that serves a modern American take on Italy’s regional food in the tradition of Rosebud’s iconic Taylor Street location.

Helmed by Chef Joesph Farina, the Restaurant will feature contemporary fare made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and infused with the characteristics of modern American cuisine. Look for a mix of traditional and innovative main courses including a wide selection of simply prepared fresh fish filets, fire grilled lobster and shrimp, classic Italian fish stews, crab legs in an Italian finger hot white wine sauce over linguini, and Zuppa di Mar. The oyster bar will serve a wide spectrum of the freshest raw oysters, made-to-order chowder and classic appetizers baked in a wood burning oven and prepared in the open kitchen. Items include three levels of champagne and oyster pairings, and modern takes on vintage treats like Clams Casino and Oysters Rockefeller.

The bar at Joe Fish will offer a selection of specialty gin cocktails, as well as regional beers and original contemporary craft cocktails from renowned mixologist Trudy Thomas. The carefully curated wine list includes selections from the coasts of Argentina, South Africa, and the Mediterranean, along with premium champagnes and other domestic and imported sparkling options.

Joe Fish blends comfort and style in a sprawling 5,000 square foot facility, with seating for 155 guests. The main dining room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that will allow the warm weather to flow in is adorned with a mix of comfortable woods and cool blue hues mixed with turn-of-the century tile, oversized Edison bulb chandeliers and a vintage crystal fixture in the bar area. Joe Fish also offers semi-private dining, with seating for up to 30 guests, in a secluded section with a wine storage exposed wall.

Photos available upon request.



445 North Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60654




About Rosebud Restaurants

As an iconic part of Chicago’s history, Rosebud Restaurants have received equal notoriety, gained considerable international recognition and continue to set the standard for fine Italian dining in the Chicagoland area. Today, eleven restaurants including two steakhouses and eight Italian concepts are proudly under the Rosebud umbrella, each filling a unique niche within the community and upholding the highest standards for fine cuisine and superior wine selections. After more than thirty years of business, there’s no telling what’s next on the horizon. One thing is for sure the future is bright for this dynamic restaurant group.

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