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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 $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.
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
Beacon Tavern Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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