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Bridge House Tavern

#229 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Clark & Chicago River)
(312) 644-0283
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Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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
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Medinah, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fun place! The restaurant is tucked into the pillar for the bridge on Clark. Take an elevator down to the unexpected. We were there to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful time. We were seated at a table that was next to the terrace. As I am very sun sensitive, it was perfect. I could see the... More 

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Thank SPEDDoc92
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bridge House - located on the Chicago River - is an excellent place to relax, enjoy a great meal and enjoy all the happenings on the Chicago River. Quality service makes the dining experience even more enjoyable. Whether you are a visitor to Chicago or a local, this is a great place to enjoy Chicago on a beautiful weather day.... More 

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Thank Dee C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think I just saw someone else mention the sewer smell....hmmm.... yes it's a huge city and you're on the river. There definitely was an occasional distasteful smell during the meal. I can only assume that's the same up and down the river and not unique to this spot. If it is, I guess they're cursed. Until then, enjoy good... More 

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Thank BoBromhal
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The angry pig burger was very good definitely filling,great beers on tap nice environment inside great view of river outside. For food go after 5:00 pm but worth the stop.

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Thank Darrell M
Oak Park, Illinois
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, drinks have no liquor!!!!!!cheap cheap cheap cheap xheap!!!there was a sewage smell. Great ambiance!

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Thank ljshaps
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off the location is amazing good view if you are by the river. The burger is amazing. Good for family's but not a lot of seats

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Thank Omegawolf
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait a short while for a table, but it was worth it! The chicken & waffles are a must! The mimosas were quite good also! Great view of the river and good people watching!

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Thank Tricia C
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely spot on the river. We had drinks here and enjoyed it. Went back for lunch and were extremely disappointed. Food was MEH. The hostess was an incompetent clueless millennial with an attitude. Short story, there were 3 of us, and she wouldn't seat us at a 4 top. BTW, there are only 3 very small high tops with seating... More 

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Thank HighPlainsDrifters
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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221 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can have your own private cabana w/tv, sit inside or outside and along (above the river). Nice views. Will be in the sun during the day, late afternoon and early evening - will be in shade, can be a wind tunnel. Food was good, not great, diverse menu. Service was good, prices reasonable

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Thank abmilw
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the River Walk, spotted the Bridge House and popped in for lunch. We had 2 lovely salads a beer and a glass of rosé- $46. A most entertaining hour spent by the river watching the world go by.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene
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
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
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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