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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 $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.
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
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
We chose Beacon Tavern mostly for its proximity to our hotel, but were truly pleased with the experience. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, efficient and not overbearing in any way. The food was well prepared and nuanced. We were delighted with our "discovery" and will be back.
Simply incredible. The staff could not have been better. I came here with my family the night before the Chicago marathon. Our server was everything you could ask for in a waiter. We sat close to the kitchen and could hear some of the items being called out which was funny. Great salads and apps. I had salmon which was perfectly cooked to my request but everyone loved their entree. A pretty penny but that was to be expected. Would definitely recommend.
We had lunch at Beacon which was A short walk from the hotel. It was a fabulous day and we sat at a hightop in the bar area that had large open windows to overlook the river. It was the perfect blend of good view, being, inside, and being outside! The food was varied with scope of choices and everything was delicious! Be sure to get the cheddar biscuits! The burgers also looked good. We had wonderful briney east coast oysters and a refreshing twist on ceviche. Service was attentive and helpful. We will certainly be back often and especially on a sunny fall day!!
Wonderful food with a location convenient to Michigan Avenue in the River North area. Has ample outdoor dining as well as a lovely indoor dining room. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended some great wine pairings with our entrees. The shrimp toast appetizer was amazing! We really enjoyed the scallop entrée, which was the special that evening.
Love this spot for its indoor/outdoor seating on a nice day! The food is delicious. I wish the menu had better descriptions of the selections though. My guest thought he was ordering trout and ended up getting a salad. The waitress didn't speak English well, which also contributed to the problem. Not a bad experience overall, but would be nice if the wait staff could assist with the vague menu descriptions.
The ambience is wonderful - beautiful decor. Superb service as well. We have had lunch and brunch here and both were excellent - great choices and the execution was superb. We will go back without a doubt, and we live I. Suburban Chicago. Well worth the drive, especially since The Beacon subsidizes the parking fee. Another Lawless winner!
We've been there before and loved it so we were very surprised when we went back and ordered the same things and were all very disappointed. They have a chicken breast/zoodles dish that we raved about the first time and 3 of us got it this time and no one liked it. Clearly a different and less capable chef had made the latest version. The chicken had big chunks of fat on it and there was no flavor in the dish.
The burrata was also flavorless and the shrimp appetizer was off-putting. Very disappointing. Though again, the first time was great. They need to work on consistency!
I was meeting a friend for dinner in a rainy Saturday evening. My Uber driver dropped me quite far from the restaurant; he wasn't able to navigate his way to the precise location. I called the restaurant and the hostess was very gracious in talking me through how to get there. I was a little stressed out since I was in heels and wet pavement. Low and behold my friend encountered the same scenario with her Uber driver. Upon our arrivals, we expressed our frustrations to the staff. And once we had settled into our table, they brought over complimentary bubbly to help us take the edge off. I wish every restaurant in downtown is this considerate and friendly.
Great service, ambiance, and food. I was getting over a summer cold and the chicken was so delicious and tender it hit the spot. I really needed some comfort food.
I will definitely go back! It's on my goto list now. 😉
Dirty martini just wasn't great. Broccoli was so salty I couldn"t eat it. The crab appitzier was served with a bag of very thin potato chips. For the price we paid that was terrible. The crab dip was very salty as well. I like salt, but both of these were over the top salty.
Will not recommend
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