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Bridge House Tavern

#446 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Contemporary
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321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Clark & Chicago River)
Located 2 blocks North of the Lake/Wells brown line el station.
(312) 644-0283
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bridge House Tavern is located on the river in the heart of the River...
Bridge House Tavern is located on the river in the heart of the River North neighborhood. The one-of-a-kind location offers a polished tavern feel that allows diners to enjoy comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Some featured menu favorites include; the smoked salmon BLT with a bacon milkshake, Prime Rib of Pork, and Popcorn (laced with honey, bacon, jalapeno and smoked salt). Lunch & Dinner is served 7 days a week and brunch is served on the weekends. In addition to the 125 person patio on the river level, the outdoor terrace is open on the weekends for appetizers and beverages. Reservations are accepted for indoor seating only.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Find

My wife and I met the GM of this place on our recent trip to Chicago. We talked about the Bridge House and we said we'd never been there before. He suggested we come in the next day for brunch. We took Chris up on his recommendation and went the next day. The Bridge House is in a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
John Y
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I met the GM of this place on our recent trip to Chicago. We talked about the Bridge House and we said we'd never been there before. He suggested we come in the next day for brunch. We took Chris up on his recommendation and went the next day. The Bridge House is in a great location.... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had planned on Saturday brunch, but arrived too late and ordered from bar menu. Great selection like truffle fries or chips with blue cheese and a great burger. We almost couldn't find it behind construction, but are glad we found it.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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162 reviews 162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited for a late evening dinner, and although it was right before Christmas we were able to find a table. Great selection of beers and wine, and the menu, while limited, all looked great. The only thing keeping this review from 5 stars was the fish and chips I ordered - it was so generic. All the other dishes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to meet friends for happy hour and dinner. Inventive drinks and interesting appetizers river side.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Came highly recommended by a local friend for our visit. We were reluctant to sit outside in the morning chill, but couldn't pass up the experience. We were seated in the sun, and they turned a heater on for us. Waitress was accomodating, and so helpful to modify our requests slightly from the menu. So glad we visited, food was... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Bridge House Tavern has a unique elevator entrance from N. Clark St. so that the tavern is at river level. We arrived on a chilly October day, so we couldn't take advantage of the wonderful outdoor dining along the river. They have beautiful casual seating groups with heaters, although it was too windy for us even with the heaters.... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We brought some visitors into the city and wanted to eat somewhere outside with impressive urban views. Bridge House fills the bill - and more. It has a varied nice menu to go along with the location. We started with the jalapeno popcorn and a shrimp appetizer, followed by steak sandwiches, turkey burgers and fish and chips. Everything was very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been literally looking at Bridge House Tavern from across the river for the last few months from my apartment building balcony and finally went here for brunch the other day. What a great restaurant! I love unfussy, unpretentious brunches and Bridge House was exactly what I needed after a long hot yoga class. My sister and I were... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place felt very European, sitting by the river and watching the tour boats go by. The food was great too, for foodie parents as well as grilled cheese kids.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went for the view and came away impressed with the food and service. We wanted to have dinner at a table along the river but were advised that a storm was coming and they would have to seat us inside. They put us in a corner by the kitchen and we thought well "we will make the best of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    (Clark & Chicago River)
  • Public Transportation: Located 2 blocks North of the Lake/Wells brown line el station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 644-0283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Bridge House Tavern is located on the river in the heart of the River North neighborhood. The one-of-a-kind location offers a polished tavern feel that allows diners to enjoy comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Some featured menu favorites include; the smoked salmon BLT with a bacon milkshake, Prime Rib of Pork, and Popcorn (laced with honey, bacon, jalapeno and smoked salt). Lunch & Dinner is served 7 days a week and brunch is served on the weekends. In addition to the 125 person patio on the river level, the outdoor terrace is open on the weekends for appetizers and beverages. Reservations are accepted for indoor seating only.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?