Frontera, Bayless's flagship restaurant, serves thoughtfully prepared, regional Mexican dishes that strike the perfect balance to salty, smoky, sweet, spicy, and rich.
At Topolobampo, he distills Fontera's explosive flavors into a Michelin starred, fine dining atmosphere. Frontera Grill or Topolobampo?. Hey guys, We are finally planning a trip to Chicago (from NYC) for late May, and as my wife is a big Rick Bayless fan, we are trying to figure out which one of his restaurants to try during our weekend away.We have received many individual recommendations for both Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, but have yet to hear anything from anyone who has been to both. It was the sophisticated approach to Mexican cuisine that … Sister restaurant, Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere. 10K likes.

If Frontera rocks and claps, Topolo slinks. Read the Topolobampo vs. Frontera Grill discussion from the Chowhound Restaurants, Chicago food community. Join the discussion today. Thomas Mathis Server, private events coordinator at Topolobampo (Frontera Grill Restaurant Group) Chicago, Illinois 0 connections The two restaurants were designed to have the same front door, but that would be one of the few things they would share. She is the quiet, sleek, classy sister. Topolobampo is more sophisticated in decor than Bayless ' Frontera Grill. Cost $180 for two people (approx. Frontera, Bayless's flagship restaurant, serves thoughtfully prepared, regional Mexican dishes that strike the perfect balance to salty, smoky, sweet, spicy, and rich. This jewel in Rick Bayless' crown welcomes a rush of serious diners for original south-of-the-border food with an upscale twist. She is the quiet, sleek, classy sister. The MICHELIN inspectors’ point of view, information on prices, types of cuisine and opening hours on the MICHELIN Guide's official website

Street food trio: duck carnitas memelas (masa cake), cheese enchilada, shredded beef sopes. Sister restaurant, Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere. If you do not see what you are looking for, please call us for further information. Reservations are always a good idea. If Frontera rocks and claps, Topolo slinks.

Frontera Grill is always a madhouse so expect to wait. The casual and energetic Frontera Grill is the most fun of the bunch, and serves up top-notch versions of Mexican classics—quesadillas, grilled meats, rich moles, and tender braised … Frontera is over hyped and tends to be noisy, lively, and I don't think great food.

Good food, colorful decor – Frontera Grill is an enjoyable restaurant. Bayless is great on TV, and a wonderful cook and marketeer, but IMHO you can … Frontera Grill; Topolobampo; Xoco; Bar Sótano; Leña Brava; Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería; Tortazo; Tortas Frontera; Frontera Cocina; Private Dining & Catering; Restaurant Gift Cards; EVENTS; TV & BOOKS. Rick and Deann Bayless opened Topolobampo in 1989, a few years after opening Frontera Grill. Chef and owner Rick Bayless talks about his popular Topolobampo and Frontera Grill restaurants in downtown Chicago. Join the discussion today. Frontera Grill: Topolobampo: Disappointed after 2 hours and $200 - See 2,170 traveler reviews, 557 candid photos, and great deals for Chicago, IL, at Tripadvisor. Both are great.

We chose this restaurant based on our experience in watching restaurateur Rick Bayless on WTTW Channel 11. Topolobampo takes advance reservations for all parties. The good news about this is, you don't need much advance planning to be able to go, and also, if you get there about 15 minutes before they open the doors, you'll be able to walk right in.

Interview with Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, Chicago) Food & Wine Best New Chef 1988 Rick Bayless gives an insider guide to Chicago, from …
Topolobampo, Chicago, IL. The Baylesses have explored the Mexican countryside, searching out the most authentic regional dishes.