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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Fri 1:30PM - 3:00PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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 $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.

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

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Scenic View (23)
Fun (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Neighbourhood Gem (20)
Group Bookings (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Happy Hour (16)
People Watching (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cosy (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Seasonal (11)
Waterfront (11)
Romance (10)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Healthy (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
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Notable Wine List (4)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 19 hours ago

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 19 hours ago

The French Toast was to die for! Excellent service too!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great spot off Michigan Ave! We had a wonderful dinner at Beacon Tavern. Make sure you order the Biscuits and the Paris Brest! Wonderful!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

We were early for brunch but loved the cozy atmosphere. I had the stuffed French toast and my girlfriend had the Rueben Benedict— both were fantastic. The homemade croissants were also incredible. We’ll definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on 4 December 2017

If it weren’t only yards away from my condo building, I would never go there again. Food is ok, nothing special at all...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 December 2017

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!

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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Comfortable yet classy. Staff was extremely fun and food was better than even expected. Will go again!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 29 November 2017

Awesome all around

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·Dined on 29 November 2017

We felt very rushed. The extra staff hovered. We had to ask for desert menu. It was not the experience I hoped for during this meal.

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Food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Enjoyed the meal. We were unavoidably detained, and called ahead to inform the restaurant. Arrived at 5:43 for our 5:30 reservation. We were seated, but they entered our reservation time as 5:45, thus depriving us of our bonus points. Disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 November 2017

The food was fantastic and we had a great bottle of wine. Our server gave us great recommendations but he seemed angry with us at the end--it was very odd. We ate so much that we didn't want dessert and he would not make eye contact there after.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 November 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 November 2017

Fantastic!
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!

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·Dined on 19 November 2017

My fiancée and I had a great experience. Stellar service and recommendations from Peter. We will return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Wait staff attentive and helpful with a great wine recommendation. Easily able to converse with our friends. Clam chowder is excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Service was exceptional. Loved the ambience. Each dish was as good of not better than expected. We’ll come again for sure.

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Food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Lovely brunch experience with impeccable service. Perfect Sunday morning treat, not crowded.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 11 November 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Really great oysters and interesting brunch options. The redfish sandwich was phenomenal. And very nice staff! I'd go again

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Great spot.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 6 November 2017

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.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Our experience was amazing from the service to the food. We will recommend it to all of our friends who are visiting Chicago. Great!!!!

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Food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 November 2017

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.

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·Dined on 30 October 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for a Date
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Food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Service was good, but very pricey. Would not return based on value.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 28 October 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Wonderful win on every level! Thank you for a fantastic evening!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 October 2017

Really enjoyed this for my business dinner, out of town guest raved about the food and decor.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Vegan, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Nice meal, nice location, nice staff! Would definitely go there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Fabulous service and fantastic food! Cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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Food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 October 2017

The restaurant specializes in seafood, which is fair quality. However, the dish is a bit salty for my taste, overall good quality.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Family visiting Chicago

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Great brunch! Pastries were fresh and delicious. The omelet and French toast were cooked perfectly, the service was great, and the restaurant was impeccably clean.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Charming French bistro style restaurant, beautiful bar with outdoor seating. Inventive, well prepared comfort food with attentive service in ideal location.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Great. The food is good and the views are the best in Chicago.

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Food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 16 October 2017

Exceptional evening! Hats of to hostesses who had to "walk" my daughter who was lost, George for his wonderful service, and of course your tremendous owner, who added special hospitality and cheer. Delish dinner, drinks and loads of cheer! Be back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Great spot. Nothing bad and everything good.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Sat outside, great atmosphere and good food.

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