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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

Mon - Wed 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

About Beacon Tavern

Beacon Tavern is Chicago's newest riverside destination for American fare steps from the Chicago Riverfront and the Magnificent Mile. Located in River Plaza, the entrance to Beacon Tavern is west of the Wrigley Building, and can be accessed from both Michigan and Wabash Avenues.

Chef Bob Broskey's menu features elevated interpretations of tavern classics, as well as seafood-forward dishes, including: oysters on the half shell and Hamma Hamma clams.

Familiar American cocktails merged with new techniques, an approachable and thoughtful wine list, and draft beers that mix local craft selections with international offerings are highlights on the libations menu.

Guests of this welcoming go-to gathering spot take in spectacular, unobstructed views of downtown Chicago through floor to ceiling windows while enjoying comfortable, elegantly simple fare.

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

Cuisines:
Contemporary 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 & Sundays: 10am - 4pm

Cross street:
Between Wrigley Bldg and Trump Twr on south side of River Plaza.

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$31 to $50

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 across the street from River Plaza. Parking validations for $10 for 3 hour parking will be available at our host stand.

We look forward to enjoying the pleasure of your company at Beacon Tavern. Cheers!

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

Executive Chef:
Bob Broskey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, 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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
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Fit for Foodies (30)
Casual (30)
Neighbourhood Gem (27)
Bar Seating (25)
Happy Hour (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Lunch (22)
Special Occasions (20)
Fun (20)
Group Bookings (19)
Business Meals (19)
Romance (19)
Modern Decor (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Brunch (17)
Fireplace (16)
Authentic (16)
Open Kitchen (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Scenic View (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Late-night Find (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Waterfront (8)
Outdoor Eating (8)
People Watching (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great Beer (6)
Seasonal (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Organic (4)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Historic (2)
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Vegan (1)
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Family Style (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 9 hours ago

Billy's attention to detail and welcoming service lives on at the Beacon Tavern. This is a destination spot for anyone working or traveling near the Mag Mile / River North.

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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Some much better than some so called Michelin restaurant

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were excellent

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighbourhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice decor, cozy, good food options, will definitely go back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

They sat us at probably the worst table in the restaurant, next to the bathroom and the bus station. People were constantly around our table and we had nothing to look at but the servers. The menu was also limited due to st Patrick's day, my to mention extremely overpriced.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Best burger in the city!!! Always stellar service. Never disappointed.

Tags: Brunch, Cosy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Outdoor Eating, Good for Birthdays, Group Bookings, Lunch, Neighbourhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best burgers downtown! Oysters were also fresh and delicious. My only "beef" is that they took the standard burger off the menu for some reason. Hoping they come to their senses and put it back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

So normally a guiness is $7 but on St. Patrick's day they charge $9 for the same beer. Kinda BS. Secondly, the tables were so damn close to each other it was intrusive... the tables might as well have been connected. what a joke.

Tags: Modern Decor
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 (Austin)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Very enjoyable experience!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 15 March 2017

Fantastic place to eat,fabulous food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 March 2017

The service was good and the meal was good but the presentation was bad. I had the crab legs and they were just on the plate just like they came out of the steamer . There was no thought given to the way they were presented which is important to me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 13 March 2017

The ambiance was awesome. It was a little disappointing that they didn't have most of the beers on the menu, only the Revolution ones. There were generous pours on the wine though!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Place was a great find for a nice Saturday evening dinner. Had the "daily-catch"...swordfish, it was unbelievably good. My father had the pasta topped with Maine lobster, Thank God he let me try some, it was exquisite. Overall, fantastic experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Group Bookings, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cosy, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasions, Disabled Access, Historic, Neighbourhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Casual, Outdoor Eating, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Great good. Outstanding service. Get the prawns.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 March 2017

The food is ok but the server are not that warm welcome. I'm not sure if the menu changes through season( or maybe change the chef), it's not the menu I saw in yelp reviews. Price is acceptable but not $$ I think. It should be a $$$ restaurant.

Tags: Open Kitchen
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Just always solid and tasty and cheery -- a semi-hidden gem just off the mile

Tags: Open Kitchen, Notable Wine List, Group Bookings, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasions, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 March 2017

Very creative menu

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 March 2017

We had a nice casual lunch. I had the quiche Lorraine which came with an exceptionally well made greens salad. My husband had the fried chicken sandwich with piemento cheese spread - all was delicious. We sat at high tables in bar area. Nice atmosphere and pretty decor. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 March 2017

Excellent food and service. I dine there frequently, consistently good, highly recommend.

Tags: Cosy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Great spot just off Michigan avenue. We had the lobster pasta and the lemon tart. Both were fantastic

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 4 March 2017

The food was terrific. I loved the dinning room. It is broken up into conversational friendly spaces. The staff was very friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fireplace, Open Kitchen, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 1 March 2017

Took my stepson for lunch and it is the kind of place that makes a 70's person comfortable as well as a 40's person. Very friendly and helpful staff. Second time for me and both times the food was excellent.

Tags: Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Amazing! Food looked beautiful and tasted excellent. Chef Broskey and his team wowed us! Service was friendly, passionate and impeccable. Loved it! Will definitively be back! Thanks!

Tags: Open Kitchen, Fit for Foodies, Neighbourhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Beautiful appearance but lacking in flavor. Went for a birthday dinner, and unfortunately disappointed. The fish and chips were OK but nothing special. The lobster pasta was delicious but the lobster itself was a touch over done. Both the spicy stew and beer can chicken were nicely presented but lacked seasoning and plain. The cheddar biscuits did not live up to the hype and in fact were scorched. The desserts, lemon tart and cheese cake were also just OK. Maybe a nice place to stop for drinks, but the menu still needs work.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 February 2017

We dined at Beacon Tavern on a recent Saturday night. The location can be a bit tricky to find - down a breezeway just south of the part of the Wrigley building we thought it was (went down the wrong breezeway first!) But once there you get a secluded location, neat city/river views from the bar area, comfortable seating, great ambiance. We are all four vegetarian and had to pick around the menu a bit (as is true in most trendy restaurants in the city) but found a roasted vegetable stew that was tremendous, a few fish dishes for the fish eaters, and vegetable sides. The beer selection was good but not deep (heavy on the IPAs as is typical of Chicago's bar scene at the moment) and the wines by the glass are all the same price, leaving you to pick what you really want rather than deciding based on price. Interesting way to do it! Had a great "staff favorite" champagne that I would definitely have again. We will be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Modern Decor, Seasonal, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 February 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal and service at lunch a Friday with several friends. Very nice ambiance. Good for business or pleasure.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 23 February 2017

A+ all around. Lovely atmosphere, terrific food and excellent service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 February 2017

They messed up
Our order
They need to work on their food

Took forever for waitress to pick up the check

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 February 2017

We had fish of the day and the burger. Both were good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 February 2017

Dropped in for a late lunch and ate in the bar area. very enjoyable meal with an exceptional server.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 February 2017

Wonderful restaurant and our second visit. Nice menu and friendly staff. Let us choose favorite seats.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Modern Decor, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 February 2017

First timers - Good food - great location. Sat by the open windows in the bar early Sunday afternoon - enjoying the great weather. Great energetic atmosphere. I had Uncle Eric's Roadhouse burger which was delicious. GF had the Chicken Caesar Salad which was great too. Prompt attentive wait staff. Great old-fashions too! We will go back!

Tags: Brunch
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on 19 February 2017

Not an inexpensive restaurant, but EVER BITE was a delight. Especially do not miss the social pie for desert. WOW!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Food was tasty and presented nicely but menu was limited and noise from bar was louder than a jet engine! Impossible to have a conversation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 February 2017

The restaurant was beautiful and the service was great. The owner even stopped by to say hi. The food needed help - We had a crab spread that was spread over a pan paper thin and served with bagged chips (really salty and flavorless). The meatballs where also over-salted and the tomato sauce was flavorless. The Mussels were not fresh and once again the flavors were not there. Finally we had the lobster pasta/bucatini which tasted fishy and not fresh. All in all the food was not worth the close to $175 we spent for two people. The restaurant could be so much more if the food would improve.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Delicious oysters. Best mussels I've ever had. Helpful, accommodating service. Comfortable room. Nice spot for a pre-theater dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Outstanding and Alex the bartender ROCKED...he makes the best Manhattans!

Tags: Neighbourhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 15 February 2017

Absolutely fun night...warm atmosphere-good food-Great waiter George.. will be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cosy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Cozy yet modern spot near the river and the Wrigley Building. Delicious dinner start to finish. Everything was prepared with great care. I had the striped bass special and was as wowed by the pureed potato and roasted broccoli accompaniment as I was the fish. My sister had the lobster pasta and loved it: the hints of curry and lime were terrific. We also tried the Cheddar Bay biscuits (just get them!), the apple and shaved vegetable salad and the shrimp toast. Our server was extremely personable and gave us a thoughtful wine recommendation. He also told us that they will be opening the windows and having a patio space in the summer. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fireplace, Handcrafted Cocktails, Open Kitchen, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 12 February 2017

Restaurant is warm and inviting, the service team was outstanding. They gave great recommendations on appetizer and entree portions suggesting things to share. The whole team made you feel at home.

Tags: Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighbourhood Gem, Fireplace, Cosy
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