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Bridge House Tavern

321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
(312) 644-0283
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Ranked #294 of 8,295 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 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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Reno, Nevada, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Slogging with our luggage from the blue line to our hotel after a ridiculously long flight from the west coast (stupid airlines), my husband and I spotted exactly where we wanted to return for dinner. We saw the tavern along the river, but weren't sure how to get down there. (Look for the sign prominently posted on the street-level elevator... More

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Canton, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Loved our table on the river. Beautiful morning! Bloody Mary and Mimosas for 5 dollars and great food for all. We has the BLT with fries(they were delicious), corned beef hash, and chicken and waffles. Everyone was satisfied. Hostess very friendly and accommodating. Will come back.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a business event on a Sunday evening. They are normally closed but opened up to us. The place is amazing for an event!! We had the entire restaurant, which opened up to the beautiful patio on the river. The food was perfect, service even better. Five thumbs up!

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Pensacola, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ended up eating here twice on vacation. The pork tacos are really amazing. I also loved the cocktail with elderflower liquer. The view on a nice day really can't be beat. Service was good.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The location on the river is very nice. We were there for brunch and the food was decent. I had the biscuit with sausage, bacon and gravy. Good, but needed more gravy. My partner had the egg croissant sandwich which he liked. The service, though, was all over the place. Slow, but then came to try to take the plates... More

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