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Beacon Tavern

558 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (29)
  • Cosy (25)
  • Special Occasions (25)
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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American, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
11am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)

Saturday & Sunday:
10am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm

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
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)
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

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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

What 558 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great dinner.

vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

AMAZING chocolate crossiants! Best in the city. flaky and crisp on top and filled with a good amount of chocolate inside. Go pastry chef.

Service was wonderful. very attentive and thoughtful despite there being only one server on the floor.

Ambience- Nice. I generally prefer more cozy and unique atmospheres. This is more open, standard Chicago vibe- which most people love.

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

$17 for the burger and was nothing special.

vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Awesome service and food!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Great food. Excellent service. I will return for business lunches.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Awesome as usual. Great, friendly, attentive staff; very good food; staff is warm and starting to recognize me; makes me feel like I’m very welcome and it’s my go to spot.

5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

What a find! Exactly as billed. A quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Ave. Kevin's Old Fashions were awesome. Will absolutely be back!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Met some friends for was convenient, tasty and cozy.

4.0  Dined on 13 February 2018

A little pricey for a business lunch without drinks but ambiance is very nice and the menu is solid.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Great across the board. Love the menu, food is fresh and creatively prepared. Excellent service. Have been here for breakfast and dinner and both were excellent

2.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Very Disappointing, Very Expensive . Could have had a better meal at Long John Silvers! I don't usually write reviews. The moderate to high end restaurants that I infrequently visit( 3 or 4 per year) end up being great establishments with great service and great food. As a suburbanite our visit to Beacon was for my wife's birthday. I read on Trip advisor that the food, especially fish, was excellent but our experience was not the case. Yes the ambiance is nice if your not seated by the kitchen. Booths are so tiny and close to the next one it was like sitting in a toilet stall so I asked for a table. But that was smack dab next to .. the kitchen. The last thing I want to see or hear is the kitchen. If I wanted that experience I'd go to a cheap diner and sit at the counter to watch short order cooks perform. The food is mediocre at best. The Scottish salmon was about 3-4 oz of bland fish with some kind of a mushy lump ?? not sure what it was. What really shocked me was the crab dip, supposedly some phenomenal creation blessed by the gods, that was served with a bag of potato chips ? Really ? Potato chips in a bag with a price tag of $18 ? Come on people. This place is nothing more than a "Chicago Based Trendy restaurant" for people that like the look of the food presentation but have no taste buds. The cheddar biscuits were like chunks of breaded cheese, which tasted like freezer burned packaged appetizers from Aldi's . My wife ordered "Fresh Idaho Trout", one very small filet at a market price of , well way too much...between the salmon, crab ( crap) dip, trout, cheddar biscuits a beer and a glass of wine the bill was $123. I was so displeased with the food that my wife ended up paying for the tab since she is a lot more tolerant then I and asked me not to spoil the dinner by vocalizing my disgust to the Manager. I should've gone to "Joe's Seafood, Steak and Stone Crab", famous for all sorts of great food. Or 34th Street Fishery, Naperville.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

The food was just ok and on an expensive side for what it was.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Beacon Tavern offers such a great combination of excellent food, great ambiance and top notch service. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service from George was the best I have ever had!

4.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Went for restaurant week lunch. Very tasty and good value as was the daily lunch soup and sandwich combo. We will return to taste more.

5.0  Dined on 5 February 2018

delightful restaurant week experience.
good food, service, location and pleasant
dinning area. went with 2 friends and we
each had same apperitizer (eggplant parm)
and all had different entrees. dessert cannoli
and sorbets. all yummy 👍