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About Beacon Tavern

Beacon Tavern is Chicago's newest riverside destination for American fare. Described as "a hidden gem” by Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel, Beacon Tavern offers dining in a casually-upscale setting steps from the Chicago riverfront and the Magnificent Mile. Guests at Beacon Tavern enjoy spectacular city views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and an expansive outdoor patio offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle on Michigan Avenue and throughout River North.

Beacon Tavern is known for elevated interpretations of tavern classics, seafood-forward dishes, and a host of thoughtfully curated cocktails, wines and beers.

Accessible from Upper Wabash and Upper Michigan Avenue, Beacon Tavern is nestled in the walkway between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower.


Beacon Tavern is a Gage Hospitality Group restaurant. Sister restaurants include: The Gage, Acanto, Coda di Volpe and The Dawson.

405 North Wabash
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Comfort Food

Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday:
11am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)

Saturday & Sunday:
10am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Cross street:
Upper Wabash in the walkway between Wrigley Bldg & Trump Twr

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(312) 955-4226

Website:
http://www.beacontavernchicago.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available at AMA Parking Garage accessible from 330 North Wabash, across the street from Trump Tower and 405 North Wabash Avenue. Parking validations for $10 for up to 3 hours are available at the host stand at Beacon Tavern.

There are a variety of other parking garages in close proximity to Beacon Tavern. We recommend exploring the Spot Hero app to discover your options.

Public Transport:
CTA Red Line - 3 blocks to Grand Avenue/State Street stop
CTA Michigan Avenue bus lines - less than 1 block
CTA Grand Avenue bus - 2 blocks to Grand/Wabash Avenue stop

Executive Chef:
Bob Broskey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Beacon Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (34)
Casual (34)
Scenic View (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Brunch (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Special Occasions (23)
Business Meals (22)
Comfort Food (20)
Waterfront (19)
Cosy (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Romance (16)
Group Bookings (16)
Fun (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Modern Decor (12)
People Watching (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Open Kitchen (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Healthy (8)
Fireplace (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great Beer (6)
Quick Bite (4)
Child Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 hours ago

Fish and chips are great. Wine was good but overpriced for the amount served in the glass.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was very good and our waitress was terrific......but a very weird location in the bowels of an office building with no street access. You have to walk into the building and find it. With a better location, this place would be really terrific.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Delightful Brunch menu on Sunday. We will return to this restaurant with its inside and outside dining options and delicious creative foods. This place is a real treat!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Business Meals, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Uncle Eric's burger was the best burger I've ever had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Just a simple gatherings with friends. But 4 appetizers and no alcohol for $100? Too rich for my blood and I won't be back. (I am usually good for a couple of martinis but was with non drinkers. Can't image how high the tab would have been with drinks.)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Fantastic service, from the hosts to the servers and bussers. Server provided really great recommendations and was very knowledgeable. And food is consistently enjoyable!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Server was very knowledgeable and efficient without being over intrusive.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 June 2017

The food was delicious, the service was a little slow but then picked up and was remedied.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Shrimp toast and cheddar biscuits were delicious. Beer can chicken was a roasted chicken - very moist and flavorful. Mahi mahi and ribs were okay but not great. We were seated in the back of the restaurant which has a very casual feel. Perhaps ambiance would be better if we sat outdoors.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 June 2017

Good service, good basic food. A bit loud but manageable. Would return for lunch/dinner

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 June 2017

Even with a huge water leak closing half their seating area, still able to accommodate and provide top notch service and food. Billy Lawless restaurants are consistent with excellent service, food and drink options.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 13 June 2017

This is a great new restaurant in the heart of Chicago. We had outstanding service and the food was wonderful. My only wish is for the menu to be expanded a little.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 13 June 2017

Absolutely fantastic experience. The food is exquisite - beyond delicious. The restaurant is beautiful with a very hip vibe. The setting is a bit hidden but lovely. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Went for Sunday brunch; it was a beautiful day outside and we sat on the patio. Moderate noise level, and a good degree of shade so it was quite pleasant. Had the banana bread waffles (along with another in my party). Quite good if though a bit heavy for a waffle - neither of us could finish it. Got some croissants for the table which were also quite good. Overall I'd say is very good, but the portions are large - only my 6'4" son finished his meal. Wait staff was great. Would recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 11 June 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful evening dining outside downtown near the Chicago River at Beacon Tavern. The service was very good, the atmosphere was good, the food was just OK. The server said they were primarily a "sea food" restaurant but they didn't have a ton of sea food options. We ordered crab dip for appetizer, and with it were given a bag of potato chips which seemed very informal in this type of restaurant/setting. Would have preferred some warm bread served with the dip. The fish was good but not amazing, salmon slightly under-cooked.
Cauliflower side was delicious. It was a nice experience, but considering all of the other restaurants in Chicago, likely will not return.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 June 2017

We had a foursome for pre theatre. We were seated right on time (6:15). The service was good and the food came in a timely manner. We were eating light so the food was very good for quick basics. Prices were reasonable. The location is excellent (right behind the Wrigley building. They also have outdoor seating. I will definitely try it again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 June 2017

Was a very nice dinner there, we really loved the food and the location. The service was nice. I would recommend for everybody.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 June 2017

Not great with food allergies or food intolerances. Was initially told something was safe for me to eat. When I questioned further only then was I told I couldn't have it. Happy I didn't find out the hard way BUT they should
have known already since I was told
they had already spoken to the chef. That dish also showed up on my bill.

I will never go back the eat.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 June 2017

As prior re idea star, service was poor. The waiter was good, but waited too long for drinks and food. Seems there was a lot of staff, but not efficient. Restaurant was lovely as was food

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 (New England)·Dined on 3 June 2017

We met friends here before walking over to the U2 concert at Soldiers Field. It was a beautiful early evening and we sat outside. Great food. Limited menu, but everything is done very well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on 31 May 2017

Peter is an outstanding server. Ceviche was amazing. The Mediterranean mussels were out of this world. We sat outside on a beautiful and warm night and had a wonderful dining experience. Lovely place, we will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 30 May 2017

It was amazing food! We couldn't stop to take a picture of it. So beautiful and everything was perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 30 May 2017

disappointed they took the pimento cheese chicken sandwich off the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 29 May 2017

Cheeseburger was so delicious! Great lunch.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Great atmosphere and lots of al fresco dining. I only gave 3 stars because we all felt the menu was a little boring and limited. There used to be a sashimi appetizer that was so good. The hot crab dip was just ok. Same with the Dover sole entree. I will come back to sit outside but not sure I can recommend right now. Hoping the menu changes a bit.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Great spot in the city. I took my fiancé there after a day downtown celebrating her birthday. It was an absolutely perfect day to sit outside on their patio. The location is fantastic, close to everything, but just far enough and slightly hidden so as to not be too touristy. The food was simple and scrumptious. We couldn't decide between their burger or fried chicken sandwich, so I got one and she got the other to split. Both were delightful. We'll be back again for sure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 23 May 2017

I thought the food was delicious, I had a rueben sandwich. The cheesy biscuits were amazing. It was nice to be able to have soup and salad options. My margarita was great and I'm really picky about margaritas. I didn't notice if there was outdoor seating. It was a little difficult to find from walking on the river. The sign does not face the walking path, if I was the owner I would have a sign facing the river walk towards the river so people looking up can see the sign. GPS couldn't locate the restaurant when we were walking.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 May 2017

From start to finish, we had a lovely Sunday brunch on the patio. Homemade chocolate croissants and avocado toast to start along with a bottle of Prosecco and cranberry juice. The menu was a little different on OpenTable than what was offered the day we visited but we all found something worth trying. The Monte Cristo and Reuben Benedict were delicious as was the Omelette of the Day (with red peppers, ramps and goat cheese). The Roasted Vegetables and Cheesy Grits with Poached Eggs were lost in a runny base, but still tasty. Thumbs up on the roasted potato accompaniment. The highlight of our morning was our server, Joshua. Request a seat in his section. He will make your dining experience worth the visit. And make sure to tip him well as he will definitely earn it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 May 2017

We had such a great brunch here. I was skeptical at first because I thought the location would make it feel touristy. It is tucked away into a quiet spot along the river. It was a beautiful afternoon and we sat outside. The food was FABULOUS. We got the Banana Bread waffle with nutella and the fried chicken sandwich. YUM! I'd highly recommend this spot for a nice occasion. It was a perfect most-marathon brunch location because it's walkable (15 mins) from Maggie Daley Park.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 May 2017

My wife and I shared small plates, but it was very good. Very attentive service. We were going to a show and this was a great before stop.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 May 2017

The food was a little disappointing, but did just try a few appetizers. The salad was fresh but a bit plain, the meatballs were too salty and too much cheese, and the crab dish had no flare, not much taste. I liked the ambiance, it was lively and bar is nice. I would go back and try main dishes to see if those are better.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 May 2017

This was my first time to the restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised. It's definitely a hidden gem. I liked it so much I went there for lunch and then took another group back there that evening for dinner

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 16 May 2017

I came with my parents and a French friends.The atmosphere and view was great but the service and food was absolutely ridiculous.

Getting a reservation was easy and they were totally accommodating when I called.

But the food was just a unbelievable.
We got a few beers but my parents had tea and we had appetizers but the bill was $80?!!! It should have been like 50 max! Not good appetizers- it was a small crab dip with a bag of chips- SERIOUSLY?! A BAG OF CHIPS?! I could have bought that at the deli. We asked for a second bag. We were shocked. I've lived in this city for dozens of years and have never been more disappointed by a restaurant. A bag of chips for an appetizer- and the bill was over $100 with tip.

Also, we were not given silverware for our meal, expected to eat with our hands. Is there no bread market?

What a RIPOFF. My dad was near apoplectic. My French friends must have an awful idea of Chicago cuisine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 16 May 2017

This was my first time to the restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised. It's definitely a hidden gem. I liked it so much I went there for lunch and then took another group back there that evening for dinner

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 16 May 2017

The menu didn't impress us initially so we had a hard time deciding on what to order. Once we received our appetizers, however, everything was so delicious, we were open to trying more. Service was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant. We had a lovely evening here. Scenic view ourside of the restaurant as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Open Kitchen, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Cool ambience, yummy food and drinks, and fabulous hospitality. We could not have been better taken care of in every way.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Family Style, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Norway)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Good atmosphere and professional service

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Great food and great location. Service was great from when we entered the restaurant. The food was excellent and the views of the surrounding architecture was amazing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Open Kitchen
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Indoors was unacceptably noisy, so, the evening being perfect, we chose an outside table, which was quite perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 13 May 2017

We had a delightful time sitting outside on their patio. The service was spectacular and the food was excellent. Not a huge selection of menu options, but we loved every bite of what we ordered and best of all, the bill was very reasonable for the central ocation. Definitely will plan to go back when in Chicago.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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