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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.
Chicago, IL 60611
American, Seafood, Comfort Food
Hours of operation:
11am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)
Saturday & Sunday:
10am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Upper Wabash in the walkway between Wrigley Bldg & Trump Twr
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 $15 for up to 3 hours are available at the host stand at Beacon Tavern. (subject to change)
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.
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
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Winners' Dinner Tuesday, October 17 6:30pm A la carte menu will not be offered Beacon Tavern's Executive Chef Bob Broskey and Beverage Director Jon McDaniel were honored to host Somm Slam: CHI vs. NYC, a wine pairing competition, on 9/13 at James Beard House in New York City. We're delighted to bring this 5-course culinary experience - featuring the winning wines - to our "house." $175 per person (tax & gratuity not included) http://beacontavern.com/somm-slam/
Beacon Tavern Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent. I had the rueben benedict. It came with saurcraut, thick sliced corned beef, and a poached egg with melted cheese on top. It was unique and delicious. The desert was a fruit pot de creme with cranberries and ice creme. It was both sweet and tart, an excellent combination. Again, unique and delicious. Ask to sit in a booth if one is available. The high, padded backs are very comfortable.
Flawless ... Drinks were flavor bombs. The Brussels Sprouts were heaven. Sea Bass and Duck Confit were the equal of any superior experience we’ve had in Europe. Dessert pastry was awesome and we doubt we’ve ever had better Cappuccino! Can’t believe we’ve overlooked this place ...! Service and ambiance were stellar.
This was our 1st trip to Beacon Tavern. My wife & I stopped in for brunch/lunch with our sleeping 2 yr old in the stroller after being out for a walk. As we approached, Diego was there to greet us and open the door. We had a reservation, but we did not call ahead for this. This may have been pure coincidence, OR it may have been that Diego is awesome & courteous and anticipated our need for help at the door (I believe the main front door is a revolving door, so he met us at the side door & had it open for us- thank you!).
Physical space: Located just in from the river and Trump Tower, the front part is a bar area with high top tables. Behind the host stand and the bar, there is a dining room. The ambiance was very cool. Globe-type lights hanging from the ceiling, a fireplace, and nice soap in the bathroom (Penhaligon's Quercus).
We ordered coffee- it was really good coffee. I had the blackened redfish sandwich with fries and my wife had the green chile cheeseburger and a salad. Our food was VERY good- flavorful, fries perfectly cooked. Our server was Dan- he was attentive with out being overbearing. In fact, when our son decided to wake up (before the food came) in a crabby mood- we contemplated asking for our food to go. However, Dan & Diego came by the table and offered to bring out a scoop of ice cream for him. As someone very conscious of branding and image, I would thought Diego and Dan excelled... Thank you for the great lunch experience!
The service is always spectacular, the staff have recognized us each time we’ve returned and have always been helpful. The baked Brie is a must-order appetizer each time we go. I like that the menu items change, as there are always some new entrees to try. Only downside is how cold the dining room can be by the windows, it seems a bit drafty.
Really enjoyed our night at Beacon Tavern.
Everything we ordered was well prepared and tasty. We will be returning soon.
The Baked Brie was some of the best we've had recently. One of the top 3 dinning experiences we have had this year!
Good Job Beacon Tavern!
Beacon Tavern was highly rated and had a reservation that fit our out-of-town guest entertaining schedule. Located in the Wrigley Building, it's landmark location was perfect as we were strolling Michigan Ave. The ambiance was warm and cozy, exactly what we needed on this 30's degree evening. The croquettes were a unique and delicious flavor and the pork shoulder was one of the best I have ever tasted. Nothing was left on our plates, everything was delicious. The service was superb as we never had less than a half glass of water before one server or another was topping us off. Very friendly and quiet enough for us to have a casual, fun conversation.
I booked this place for a business lunch because it was close to the office and fairly new to the area. It is a great addition to the restaurants on Michigan Avenue and I was really impressed with the food and interior space. It feels like you are walking into someone’s home which is very warm and inviting. The waiter was just alright, I believe he had a few tables during the lunch rush and we were kind of forgotten about. The food itself was good although the lunch menu was pretty small. I would definitely go back and try some of their other entrees.
A friend and I wanted to grab a bite and a couple drinks before heading to a concert on a Thursday after work. We arrived at the tail end of happy hour and the server came by and asked us if we wanted anything on the happy hour menu before it was over instead of just cutting it off, which we appreciated. We ended up ordering off of both menus and both had a gin and tonic and shared the crab dip, tuna tartare, and the Brie.
The drinks weren't great, but the tuna was a favorite. It comes with olives, so if you don't like olives, either don't get it or ask for it without them. The Brie comes wrapped in pastry dough and there's a jam or preserves inside the wrap, so you literally eat it with a knife and fork and it was great. I thought we would like the crab dip the best, and it was good, but the other items were better.
The service was quick and the food came out fast as they weren't terribly busy on the food front yet, so we went to the bar after we finished and met another friend. They tried the cheddar biscuits and claimed they may be the best biscuits they have ever had. At least the best cheddar biscuits (look out red lobster).
The place is a little hard to find because the address is off wabash and there's construction that makes finding it confusing, but I would definitely go back, hang out in the bar area, and grab some tasty apps again.
I have visited this place for late dinner around 10 P.M.. It was for last family trip before my marriage. My family had really great time at this restaurant. The food was good and the service was very kind and caring. I would visit again whenever I visit Chicago again!
I guess this place can be considered a hidden gem, since it's tucked away along the walkway between the Tribune building and Trump Towers, and some what "hidden" from view. The outdoor seating area looked great, but it was too cold for us to sit out there on that particular night. The dining room presents a fairly intimate setting for a quiet conversation. I brought my girlfriend here and she loved the ambiance. We both enjoyed the food and the cocktails and the service was really good. It's on the pricier side but it's worth it. It's the same restaurant group as the Gage, which I enjoyed as well. I will definitely be coming back.
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The interior is beautiful, stylish, and very nicely lit, the food was tasty and the portions were perfect, and the drinks were even better. Every staff member we encountered was so friendly and helpful, and I loved how unpretentious everyone was. The owner even chatted with us a few minutes at our table, and thanked us for choosing to come in.
We had such a wonderful experience that we had drinks at this restaurant's sister, The Gauge later in the evening, which was also pretty great too.
I've never in my life written a restaurant review, but feel compelled to give some praise to this jewel of a place. Book yourself a table, and enjoy!
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