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Bridge House Tavern

#468 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago
#509 of 8,619 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Contemporary, Pub
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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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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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful views, unique menu

Located right on the river, this place has great views. Good beer & drink selection, friendly service. Food was good & reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
SaraBeth55
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

View as amazing and so was the service!! The food was very good and so were the drinks. Try the onion rings they are the best I ever had and the jalapeño popcorn both are so good! They were even kid friendly and had a kids menu which I was surprised about.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Located right on the river, this place has great views. Good beer & drink selection, friendly service. Food was good & reasonable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Recently took my buddies boat up the river for the day. We stopped off for a few drinks and food here, and was pleasantly surprised. First off great parking for a boat, you tie up and climb the ladder. Pretty amazing entrance as everyone is wondering where you came from. Secondly, the bar is pretty nice. Food is great, and... More 

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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great Spot to enjoy drinks, apps, and a meal watching the world go by on the River. We visited on a beautiful summer day, so the outer deck was "full", but we had a great table just inside. We had the best of both worlds, great view and A.C.! The veal meatballs in marinara sauce & cheese was savory, &... More 

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Taranto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been there for lunch in a hot summer day but we stayed fine and chilly. We had great food and found great the guest service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant advertises that it's right on the river. Correct. We tried a variety of appetizers. The spinach artichoke dip was quite good, so was the guacamole. so too were the veal meatballs. However, the entrees were disappointing. He fish and chips were far too doughy and the pasta dish left much to be desired. I would come back for... More 

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Woodland Park, New Jersey, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great place to people/ boat watch all along the river. The portions for the appetizers are huge. Good bar food .As a first time visitor to Chicago , this was a great spot to appreciate the vibe all along the magnificent river. Funny to watch the kayakers try to dodge the tour boats.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Just happen to notice the Bridge House Tavern when walking back to the Westin. So we went for lunch on a beautiful summer day in Chicago and sat outside along the river. Not sure how nice it would be when cold and blustery. The service was excellent. The blackened fish sandwich was a much more reasonable portion than some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We just got drinks before we headed to the airport, but it was a perfect spot right on the water. good wine and my husband had a beer. They switch from lunch to dinner in the middle of the day so theres no food for a small time but we didn't mind. We enjoyed the boats while we relaxed and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A little funky to get to and you take an elevator down to the restaurant but someone who used to live in Chicago said we had to go for the popcorn. We had cold beer and the popcorn was big. Could be a meal. Bacon and some spices, it's a little greasy but it is very good. I also had... 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, Pub

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

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