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Beacon Tavern

4.6
604 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(312) 955-4226
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Bob Broskey
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Cross street
Upper Wabash in the walkway between Wrigley Bldg & Trump Twr
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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.
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Public Transit
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
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Special Events & Promotions
Somm Slam V: Chicago vs. U.S.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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 - back to our "house."

$190 per person (tax and ticketing fee not included)
http://beacontavern.com/somm-slam
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 Offers

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with food and drink specials in addition to our regular menu.

Sunday, 13 May, 2018

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 604 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always great. Food, service and dining room.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was great but the staff was a bit overattentive and hovering. I would go there for a special occasion but for a hungover sunday it was too much.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a fantastic time, all the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was really great.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Two friends and I went for dinner before a show on Saturday night. We loved it. The waitress was so helpful and we enjoyed every bite, drink, and moment. Highly recommend it. Can't wait to go back. We had the carrot appetizers, chicken and swordfish. Yummy!! And the desserts were amazing too.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and excellent service. Beautiful place with a fantastic patio seating. I'll come back in the summer.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

What a great place!!! The food was perfect for a Saturday morning brunch! Our server was fantastic!! Creative food beautiful presentation! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was great, waitress respectful, and atmosphere unique.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Poor value on wine. Charged $15 for glass of house Pinot. Entry level glass pour should NOT be $15

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The ambiance , cocktails and appetizers are all terrific... I love this place... been here several times. Live the location , the room , the service .. But each visit the entrees have been somewhat of a let down. We tried for the blind date wine choice but it was a disappointment...

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Stumbled on to this restaurant our first night in Chicago. The restaurant side where we were seated was quieter than the bar side which was perfect for us. Food was delicious, server was terrific.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Great food and location. Hidden gem behind The Wrigley Building. Wonderful after work libation spot as well!

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Cute and tucked away we were happy we randomly booked here for brunch. It was delicious. The chicken and waffles was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

We arrived an hour early than the reservation and we got seats arranged. Great surprise. The food was also tasty! A great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

My wife and I went here with no expectations and were really blown away by the quality of the food, the drinks, and the service. We made a reservation for brunch, but didn't need one. We chose to sit in the bar area with a nice view of the River. The food was inventive and delicious--mostly hearty comfort brunch food. Our second round of drinks took a few minutes longer than expected and, despite being fairly priced and perfectly made, we're comped. All in all, a perfect brunch.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Excellent service. Lovely ambiance; very cozy. Fantastic food!

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3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

I ordered the special that day and it was very mediocre. Service was okay but it wasn’t that busy when we arrived.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Great neighborhood spot

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Waiter was absolutely outstanding.

Knowledge of the menu items and the best wines to with was appreciated.

Thank you

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Very nice friendly service good food in pleasant surroundings

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

An excellent restaurant hitting on all cylinders. Food is fun and bright and fresh and thoughtful. Classics shine with nuanced updates. Blue crab dip with lettuce leafs for wraps was astoundingly good. Ceviche was fresh and bright and a delight. This is the finest oyster restaurant in Chicago and meaty fresh oceanic bivalves were delicious. House made mignonette sauce is the best I’ve had. Finished with rabbit stew which was top shelf good.

Back of house rocks. But so does front of house. Smart bright intelligent thoughtful seamless service from start to finish. Unobtrusive but attentive.

Wine list is packed with gems and pairs perfectly with the food. Focus is on delicious wines. Not sure what to order? Ask the staff. They are very well informed.

A little hard to find but very much worth the effort. This is a favorite of mine for many reasons. It’s a place waiting for you to discover and enjoy!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Excellent service and great staff

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar before our dinner. Great atmosphere and a great happy hour treat! The old fashioned was excellent. Dinner was delicious! Try the potatoes with giardiniera. FABULOUS!

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4.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Spring break visit. Unique entrees left little choice for the non adventurous in the party

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3.0Dined on 25 March 2018

I love the look of the restaurant and my omelette looked beautiful but was tasteless. The waffles and chicken looked pretty good as did the avocado toast so maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. The waitress was a little snooty but the food was delivered almost immediately! So I'm torn between three and four and I might try it again.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The decor is pleasant. I am not a fan of high back booth style formal dining seating, so we preferred to sit in the bar area, which was more to our liking, as we were two women and first offered a corner two-top ducked against the wall . The food was good, but the soup, although had good flavor, was a very thin Clam Chowder, but overall it was a good experience, and I would more than likely go back but probably more for happy hour and appetizers than lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The bouillabaisse was perfect. Broth-y, plenty of seafood, very tasty. Close to the best I have had. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Loved this place and found it through this app and it was wonderful!! There was some confusion at the beginning of our evening when we were first sat but they more than made up for it by bringing us two complimentary appetizers and the rest of the evening was just amazing! Will definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Sat at the bar - service was pretty weak. We waited a while for one of the items on our order. Bartender didn't seem to know the menu too well. We weren't checked in on at all during our meal, even though we were at the bar. Had to ask for plates to be cleared and get the bartender's attention for the check. They seemed pretty slow, so I'm not sure what the deal was (and I'm a chef who's worked a million brunches, so I'd like to think I get it.). Bloody Mary bar was alright, I guess. I wish there was an option to just, you know, get a bloody mary rather than pay $16 for all these accoutrements I don't really want or need.

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2.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Inattentive service to the extreme, and a pretty tough, overpriced ribeye. I wasn’t impressed and wouldn’t go back.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

What a great spot for St Pat's day! Food and drinks were great. We had a smart server and a regular guy. Owner introduced himself. We met couples at the bar. All good. Anxious to go in the warmer weather.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Food was really delicious. Atmosphere was great.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Superb! Make the reservation, you will not be disappointed!!!!!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The food was fantastic and so was the service. Really love the restaurant’s decor as well. Came here as a last minute decision because I was in the neighborhood but will definitely make a point of coming back.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

A recommendation from a friend in Florida - absolutely a gem!!!

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

The food was excellent and love that I could get a half sandwich with soup or salad for lunch. Fun non-alcoholic sodas. Love the cozy atmosphere. Great service!!

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Rueben Benedict was delicious! Great service!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Very attentive service. Went the extra mile the whole evening. Little loud. But restaurant was full.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Excellent suggestions and wonderful food. You can’t go wrong with the cheese biscuit and the rabbit was delicious. We greatly appreciated the attention to food allergies and making modifications to allow all of our parties to enjoy the meal.

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1.0Dined on 4 March 2018

It was my second time visit cuz of a good first time impression. However, a rude and impolite server completely destroyed this good impression. I will for sure never going back.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Everything was exceptional from start to finish. No negatives.

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