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Bridge House Tavern

321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-0283
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Ranked #396 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Clark & Chicago River
Transit: Located 2 blocks North of the Lake/Wells brown line el station.
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.
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English first
Houston, Texas
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
79 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Loved what we ordered. We had a wide variety of appetizers and the artichoke bruschette was the best. Ordered the BLT and this is my only complaint in that the bacon is so thick it's more like slices of ham. Still loved my BLT but I just prefer thin crisp bacon. Then we ended our meal with a wide variety... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice variety of great food. Wonderful service. If the weather is good, eat outside and watch the boats go by.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I recently had lunch with my husband and 2 friends at the Bridge House Tavern. We sat outside overlooking the river which was very nice. The meal was very good -both my husband and I had the house burger. It was very huge with 2 patties. We could have easily shared the meal for lunch. It was cooked as requested... More 

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Additional Information about Bridge House Tavern

Address: 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number: (312) 644-0283
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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