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Gordon Ramsay’s first Chicago restaurant is now open in River North

Gordon Ramsay Burger brings the chef’s signature burgers to Chicago.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp

Brace yourselves, Kitchen Nightmares fans: Gordon Ramsay Burger, the first-ever Chicago restaurant venture from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, has officially opened in River North. Located on the corner of State and Ontario, the 5,000-square-foot restaurant—which has been outfitted with bench-style booth and chair seating for 120, plus an island bar—offers a menu of burgers, hot dogs, fries and other casual bites devised by the chef-turned-TV star.

The Chicago outpost is Ramsay’s second Gordon Ramsay Burger location in the U.S. (the first is in Las Vegas). In a statement, Ramsay—who’s perhaps most famous for his ornery TV persona, though he’s also got a few Michelin stars under his belt—expressed excitement for the Chicago opening. 

“As a huge fan of Chicago and its food scene, it’s an honor to now have a restaurant in this amazing city,” he said. “We can’t wait to serve Chicago residents our signature burger and some really delicious variations.” 

As its name suggests, Gordon Ramsay Burger’s menu centers around a roster of eight signature butter-basted burgers, including the Hell’s Kitchen Burger ($17) topped with asadero cheese, roasted jalapeños, avocado, roasted tomatoes and house-made jalapeño aioli. There’s a lone vegan burger ($19) among those ranks, though any of the other burger options can be swapped for a plant-based patty for an additional $6.

Diners can also opt for a selection of fries and salads, as well as hot dogs like the Standard Dawg ($13) or Chipotle Dawg ($14), both of which come with ketchup (time will tell whether that proves controversial in Chicago). On the drinks side, the restaurant’s offering cocktails, beer and wine, plus a few milkshake options. 

Feeling hungry yet? Gordon Ramsay Burger (2 E Ontario St) is open for lunch and dinner service Monday through Thursday 11am–10pm, Friday through Saturday 11am–11pm and Sunday 11am–9pm. The restaurant isn’t currently taking reservations, though management plans to offer them “soon” via the restaurant’s website. Take a look at some of the Ramsay’s burger-centric offerings below. 

Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger
Photograph: Manny Rodriguez
Farm Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger
Photograph: Manny Rodriguez
Standard Dawg at Gordon Ramsay Burger
Photograph: Manny Rodriguez

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