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Bridge House Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4714
+1 312-644-0283
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“burger” (34 reviews)
“beignets” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4714
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We visited this place on our last day in Chicago after walking along the waterfront. It's has friendly service, good selection of beers, great food and on a nice day - an amazing patio by the river.

Thank James V
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a great Bavarian Tavern with a good menu and great selection of beer. A great place for friends or family. Service and food is superior.

Thank Malanothegreat
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Met a great man while walking around Chicago- he appeared to be a local so my friends and I asked him for some recommendations for dining and entertainment. He highly recommended Bridge House Tavern- he even went as far as calling the owner “Ryan” and...More

Thank bnbanstine
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I've gone every time I've been in Chicago - always for brunch. I love it so much that it was my pick for my post-marathon meal, which is saying something! When it's nice, you can't beat the patio seating overlooking the river. The seating inside...More

Thank Birdsocks
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night and we couldn't have made a better choice. We sat at a table overlooking the river, there was surprise fireworks and lots of people watching. the weather was also perfect for dining outside. We had a Rueben and Fish...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed September 16, 2017

The waitress Kathleen was great, informative, extremely attentive and the food was good. This is not a place for a brunch buffet but rather a brunch menu to select from. Upon our arrival we found out that reservations were not accepted, my husband and I...More

Thank ruthie123
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Sometimes restaurants with a great location, like this one, tend to let the location do all the work and the food and service suffers. Not the case here. I'd made a reservation and asked for a spot at the water's edge, which they of course...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We had a group of 8 people and had walked along the Riverwalk on the other side and noticed this place. We just wanted to come in for some drinks maybe some appetizers and hoped to be seated on the patio. We managed to get...More

1  Thank HungryTarHeel
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Sat outside on the veranda that is right on the Chicago River Walk- except it is on the other side- less crowded. Nice menu- pretty basic but still interesting and the staff is very friendly- Tater tots are one of the sides and they do...More

Thank pickEeater13
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I went there for Lunch while walking along the Riverwalk.Thursday was Burger and a Pint of Beer for $15. Was a really tasty Burger and Fries.Patio is fantastic, had to move inside when a downpour came.Was nice inside also.I would totally go back there again.

Thank like2travelplaces
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August 30, 2017|
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Response from njengel | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about valet. Elevator.
December 2, 2016|
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Response from kneses24 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing one but they do have a large variety of menu options.
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Bruce F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this. I suggest the Riverwalk Clark St Stop. I tried to send you the link for the Chicago Water taxi but T.A. denied it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4714
    (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: +1 312-644-0283
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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