6 Breathtaking Chicago River Views

June 3, 2021 | By Lindsay Smith
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If you’re on the hunt for some gorgeous river views in Chicago, you came to the right place. Read on to discover some of the best views in the city that overlook the Chicago River.

Restaurants with Incredible Chicago River Views

RAISED is a hidden rooftop bar in the Renaissance Hotel with excellent views of the river. This joint serves great cocktails, delicious food, and is a perfect spot to watch the Navy Pier fireworks in the summer. The excellent atmosphere and breathtaking views overlooking the river makes RAISED a must-try.

Gibsons Italia is a high-end Italian restaurant serving delectable steak and pasta dishes. Not only does Gibsons Italia boast some of the best views of the river and architecture throughout Chicago, it also offers a fantastic New York strip and a romantic ambiance.

Porter Kitchen & Deck serves New American fare with craft cocktails. This fan-favorite spot is in the basement of the William Blair building and features a fantastic selection of food at fair prices with a very attentive staff. This restaurant has a contemporary design on the inside, stunning river views on the outside, and is an all-around great pick.

Apartments with Stunning Chicago River Views

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Wolf Point East is located in River North on the East end of the Chicago River. These ultra-luxe apartments boast some of the city’s most incredible river views in every apartment. When living at Wolf Point East, residents can enjoy exquisite in-unit features and finishes such as floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring, spacious closets, in-unit washer/dryer, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, white quartz counters, soft-close duotone cabinetry, glass backsplash, and balconies. When not enjoying the stunning views from your apartment, you can head over to the amenities to catch a glimpse of the city, including the co-working lounge, full-floor fitness center, river gallery and lounge, outdoor pool and hot tub, golf simulator, dog run, club room, sky lounge, sky deck with outdoor kitchens, TVs, fire pit, and lounge seating. Since Wolf Point East sits right on the Chicago River, residents will also be able to enjoy their very own private riverwalk patio with direct access to restaurants and retail. Wolf Point East offers studios, convertibles, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as expansive penthouse units with some of the most outstanding views.

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Northwater is situated between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan in Streeterville. Residents can enjoy endless lake and river views with their floor-to-ceiling windows at Northwater. Aside from the exceptional views, these luxury Streeterville homes also include oak floors, walk-in showers with glass doors, large closets with adjustable organizers, gourmet chef’s kitchens with quartzite stone tops, Whirlpool stainless appliances, stone backsplash, built-in work spaces, and in-unit washer/dryer. In addition to the modern unit finishes, the amenities are also top-notch with fantastic views of the city. Amenities at Northwater include a 24-hour concierge/doorman, outdoor deck, swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, grills, business center, indoor lounge with fireplace, demonstration kitchen, pet spa, and fitness center with FreeMotion and Precor equipment. Northwater offers studios, convertibles, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

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OneEleven is a downtown gem that also sits right on the Chicago River. These gorgeous homes include floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the city and river. Apart from the expansive windows, units also feature wide-plank flooring, gourmet kitchens with Snaidero duotone cabinetry, built-in appliances, quartz countertops, custom designer bathrooms, in-unit washer/dryer, and spacious closets; but the luxury doesn’t stop there. OneEleven also has in-demand amenities with a cityscape background, including the indoor/outdoor private dog run, tech bar, business center, fitness center, river lounge, indoor pool and spa, bi-level sundeck, lounge seating, fire pit, and outdoor kitchens with grills. When not enjoying the amenities at OneEleven, you can experience all downtown Chicago has to offer, including  easy access to River Norththe Loop, Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. OneEleven offers studios, convertibles, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

If you’re looking to move to a luxury apartment with a river view, the LLCR team can help. We have experienced leasing professionals that work with tons of Chicago apartments that feature some of the best views of the Chicago River. Connect with us today to view more apartments with stunning views, our team would be happy to show you around.

For our guide to some of the best views in Chicago from the city skyline to the river, follow the link below.

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