Bijans Bistro Announces 35th Anniversary Celebration


River North Mainstay Celebrates With “Good for the Neighborhood” Year of Giving With April Proceeds Benefitting 100 Club of Chicago

CHICAGO (April 2, 2018) – Bijans Bistro, the River North brunch-through-latenight dining and drinking mainstay, today announced its 35th anniversary and on-going celebration plans. The festivities will be a thank-you “tour” of sorts, one that salutes the neighborhood residents, tourists and some of the Chicago-based charities that make Chicago a great place to do business.

The festivities kick of on April 1st, with the launch of Bijans “Good for the Neighborhood” charitable giving series, which features month-long fundraising initiatives for a variety of local nonprofits. Each month, diners who order a specialty cocktail or opt to participate in a $35 prix fixe menu will raise money for a select charity. 20% of proceeds from prix fixe menu and specialty cocktail sales throughout a given month will be donated to the featured organization.

To date, the “Good for the Neighborhood” line-up includes:
• April – 100 Club of Chicago, supporting families of Chicago’s first responders who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty
• May – Imerman Angels, an organization that connects cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers to peers who’ve battled similar cancers at similar stages in their lives
• June – Anti-Cruelty Society, a River North charity with roots dating back to 1899, which provides compassionate care for any animal in need

Bijans is hosting its official anniversary party on June 7 from 4:30PM until 6:30PM. The ticketed fete will spill onto the restaurant’s patio, and will include plentiful passed appetizers, specialty drinks, 35-cent wines by the glass, raffles for participating “Good for the Neighborhood” charities, and more. In addition to the ticketed event, Bijans will feature $5 prosecco and free “Chef’s Choice” desserts for all diners throughout the day. The restaurant will also be handing out mystery thank-you envelopes containing gift certificates for everything from a free multicourse dinner for two (including a bottle of wine) to complimentary appetizers. Details about the event will be forthcoming.

The restaurant will also be paying tribute to their loyal customers and the industry insiders and cultural institutions that have been instrumental to their success. Look for more details in the coming months.

Bijans Bistro is known for its bustling dining room and friendly bar. The neighborhood establishment has been serving regulars, revelers, out-of-towners, celebrities and culinary industry insiders since 1983. The restaurant’s founder, Fred Chamanari, had an eclectic vision that sprang to life during years of formative change for the River North neighborhood. His restaurant attracted nearby residents, professionals and cultural aficionados, and eventually blossomed into an iconic late-night dining scene where hospitality professionals gather after their own establishments close. The menu features everything from classic brunch fare to escargot and French onion soup to signature comfort food dishes like meatloaf and herb crusted chicken. Guests will also enjoy the restaurant’s great vibe, great service and great liquor, beer and wine selection. The venue also offers carry out and delivery service.

Bijans Bistro | 663 N. State St. | | (312) 202-1904
Hours of operation:
Brunch: 10am – 4pm – Every day
Dinner: 4pm – 3am – Sun – Fri
4pm – 4am – Saturday

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