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Bridge House Tavern

#164 of 7,815 Restaurants in Chicago}
$$ - $$$American, ,
321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4714
+1 312-644-0283
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (12 reviews)
“avocado rolls” (4 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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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 16 September 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 15 September 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 24 August 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
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Great venue, right on the water, with outdoor seating and all around views. The servers when above and beyond and the food was very good. Cheap prices on mimosas too!

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Last night I went to Bridge House Tavern with some friends. Between a shift change at the host station and an ensuing rain shower, things got a bit confusing but I have to say that the owner, Ryan, jumped right in and handled the situation...More

Thank Laura U
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fantastic river views, tasty food, good service, good prices -- and nightly drink specials as well. We had our fist meal in Chicago here and will certainly return. The food is interesting and good to eat. We did have a reservation, made just a couple...More

Thank Groovy_Duvy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were staying nearby and our hotel room wasn't ready yet, and we hadn't had lunch yet at 2pm Central time (3pm our stomach time) - this place was right near the hotel on the river. Food was great - there were about 10 things...More

Thank leannechase
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30 August 2017|
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Response from njengel | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about valet. Elevator.
3 December 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.
23 September 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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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