Sushi is now available at the Ravinia Market, our grab-and-go marketplace on the main floor of the Dining Pavilion. Grab some classic maki rolls and poke bowls for the picnic you packed or dine out under the umbrellas on our Fifth Third Bank Market Terrace. The menu is prepared by an itamae—a professional sushi chef—for all to see! Our chefs come from Kamehachi sushi, a favorite in both Northbrook and Chicago.
Where can I grab a burger? What Ravinia swag can I buy at The Festival Shop? And where is the bathroom!? For all these answers and more, look no further than our Hospitality Hosts, easily identifiable by their red “Ask me about Ravinia” aprons.
But if we’ve piqued your interest already, here are the answers to those questions:
1. Hit up 847 Burger in the market for our signature 8.47-ounce, 100% Angus beef chuck burger, cooked to perfection and topped with hand-sliced smoked brisket, melted cheddar, Texas sweet BBQ sauce, and fried pickles.
2. Sweatshirts and blankets, light-up hats, picnic gear galore and more!
3. There are four buildings with bathrooms along the perimeter of the park.
Even more exciting, Chef Tsonton will do this all with some brand-new concepts within the rejuvenated Dining Pavilion. On the ground floor, the new Lawn Bar and its two full bars will also serve small plates and entrées, and the Ravinia Market will feature five hot stations with different cuisines, as well as grab-and-go food and drinks. And the second floor is now home to both reservation-driven restaurants: the new Tree Top and its outdoor, covered Porch will offer a micro-seasonal prix-fixe menu in serve-yourself style, and the popular Park View will feature a refreshed menu. Ravinia Magazine spoke with Chef Tsonton about the new spaces, what makes him excited and his approach to seasonal cooking.
When you think of Ravinia in Highland Park, the first thing you probably think of is music. You may not, however, immediately think of food. But, you should. You really, really should. Ravinia Festival is the ideal Chicago-area dinner and show spot.
Chicago Foodie Sisters was recently invited to get a taste of what they have to offer at a food blogger dinner hosted for #Foodiechats at the Park View Restaurant on the grounds of Ravinia. It's one of several areas on the property where you can dine to enhance your evening. If you thought that a summer concert meant you were limited to overpriced nachos and hot dogs that you grab at a stand after waiting in an insanely long line, you couldn't be more wrong.
There are several dining options at Ravinia Festival that range from pre-ordered picnic boxes to quick, but quality take-away sandwiches and salads to leisurely indoor or al fresco dining of seafood, prime rib and more with wines from around the globe. It's the best place to enjoy live music if you're both a concertgoer and a foodie.
Ravinia’s newest dining space at the Picnic Grove on the north lawn features wine and craft beer on tap and an array of exotic sausages, grilled fresh and served with a variety of gourmet mustards. Executive Chef Ali Saboor has selected unique ingredients for jalapeño cheddar, smoked beef and vegetarian sausages. No reservations needed.