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Bridge House Tavern

#521 of 8,473 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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10:00 am - 3:00 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
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Super location, great food and drink!

My husband and I discovered this gem using "Open Table" -- loved the experience of wandering in on a Thursday evening - super hungry, I might add - to find a table available, friendly staff and very delicious food! Co-Owner, Ryan, was doing his job well...meeting and greeting and chatting us up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
jinx342
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Grand Haven, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Grand Haven, Michigan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I discovered this gem using "Open Table" -- loved the experience of wandering in on a Thursday evening - super hungry, I might add - to find a table available, friendly staff and very delicious food! Co-Owner, Ryan, was doing his job well...meeting and greeting and chatting us up. We had a few appetizers, a salad and... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Went for the first time last night to BHT. I go their early and they had our table waiting for us. I had a signature Old Fashioned which was terrific. For starters we had the pretzels and a dozen oysters that were to die for - half a dozen east coast, half a dozen west. For entrees we selected fish... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The location is excellent. The service was fantastic. The brunch was average. The bloody mary's were great.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a really cool and nice location with an extremely welcoming staff. On Wednesday 1/2 price wine as a special. We enjoyed a delicious bottle of Martin Ray Russian River Chardonnay for $25 - a great deal. The food however (and the main event for a restaurant) was average. We ordered this cool sounding Panzella appetizer that included roasted... More 

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Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is great for brunch. I can't wait to go back and get the corn beef hash. It's right on the river, with beautiful views.

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
Top Contributor
374 reviews 374 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place was small, on the Chcago river... talk about cool I had to take an elevator down from street level to get to it. Cool seats, fireplace for cold days like today and awesome service. The manager even came by and chatted with me for a bit... after he brought my food. Cool vibe. Oh... the food... a burger... More 

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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
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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?