About Beacon Tavern
Chicago, IL 60611
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.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Comfort Food
Hours of operation:
11am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)
Saturday & Sunday:
10am - 12am
(Kitchen open until 11pm)
Saturday & Sundays: 10am - 4pm
Between Wrigley Bldg and Trump Twr on south side of River Plaza.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
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
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
What a wonderful restaurant. The attenti ...
What a wonderful restaurant. The attention to detail is stunning. Front and back of house are at the top of their game. I had pristine oysters with the best mignonette sauce I've ever had. The rabbit terrine was mind boggling. Petrale sole was perfect. Extremely thoughtful wine list worthy of exploration. Find this restaurant and eat here. You'll be ecstatic you did.
Brings that olde New England charm to ch ...
Brings that olde New England charm to chicago. Back room quieter for conversation. Great food. Try the biscuits!
Nice atmosphere but just average brunch ...
Nice atmosphere but just average brunch dishes. Delicious looking quiche was on the dry side and a mediocre Monti cristo. Pricey drinks too. I expect better better. I love Billy Lawless restaurants.
We went to Beacon Tavern for Sunday brun ...
We went to Beacon Tavern for Sunday brunch while visiting friends who live downtown. Although a little difficult to find, the hunt was well worth the effort. Beautiful hand-made croissants, and good entree selections for brunch. The best thing was the quiet pace and environment that allowed for relaxing conversation and no need to hurry out of there. I would definitely go back for a quiet respite.
Small menu with Good food. Interesting ...
Small menu with Good food. Interesting take on some basics plus creative seasonal Offerings. Beer can chicken very moist and tasty! Nice wines and cocktail options. comfortable, spacious dining room and more conversation friendly than most new venues. Server and staff very knowledgeable and personable. For a quiet, early Saturday seating we felt rushed to place our order and the food came out too fast for a leisurely dinner.
Great spot with great service. Thank yo ...
Great spot with great service. Thank you Victoria, Kevin and Kayla
I'll be back
Very tight quarters between tables. Goo ...
Very tight quarters between tables. Good service through most of meal then seemed to tail off at the end. Will give it another try.
The food and service were both great. Th ...
The food and service were both great. The server was funny and was accommodating when I asked if a Bellini was possible--it wasn't, but the improvised hibiscus mimosa was excellent. I wish the banana bread waffles had more banana slices on them, but they were also excellent.
Very pleasant brunch both the food and t ...
Very pleasant brunch both the food and the service. Sat in the bar section with great outside view. Enjoyed the banana waffle and veg Omellette. Service was excellent.
My first visit. My wife had the Beer Ca ...
My first visit. My wife had the Beer Can Chicken which was a bit on the dry side. I had the burger which tasted great. Flavorable and juicy which made the bottom half of the bun soggy and a challenge to hold. Fries were over salted and unfortunately the two onion rings that came with the burger were greasy. I realize it's downtown Chicago but felt the entrees were somewhat pricey. Will give it another try in the future. Hoping for a better experience next time.
I love this place. I enjoyed the food, ...
I love this place. I enjoyed the food, ambience and service. Go!!
We came to celebrate a special occasion ...
We came to celebrate a special occasion for our daughter and asked for a special request which was told would be honored when they were seating us. They never did it. Food was also heavy handed on the salt and overpriced for what it was. It's a neighborhood spot and we have really wanted to root for it. But incredibly disappointing with this last visit.
He does it again! Outstanding food impec ...
He does it again! Outstanding food impeccable and affable service with the utmost care and appreciation for quality food. Amazing atmosphere, I can't speak enough to the greatness.
My boyfriend and I went for brunch on a ...
My boyfriend and I went for brunch on a chilly Sunday morning and were met with a warm welcome by the staff, who were pleasant and attentive without being saccharine or hovering. The food had bold but balanced flavors, and was fresh. We didn't get any beverages except coffee, but they had an impressive bourbon selection and we would love to check out Beacon Tavern again at happy hour or in the evening. The decor was fantastic too! We both are looking forward to going back.
Went for brunch. Menu could be a little ...
Went for brunch. Menu could be a little more varied but everything was very good and well presented. Service was outstanding. Lovely room and friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommend and will be back
Our experience at Beacon Tavern was exce ...
Our experience at Beacon Tavern was excellent in every sense of the word. The food was delicious and presented in beautiful and creative ways. My husband got the burger, which, when it comes out, you have no idea how to eat it. It's that tall. I had the lobster pasta, which was outstanding. The meal was wonderful and the decor is lovely. Better yet, it was lively enough in the dining room without being unnecessarily loud. Finally, the waitstaff is incredible. The bussers are on top of their jobs, and we have a standing request to be seated in George Y.'s section from now on.
We enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back the next day, this time ordering the fish and chips and filet. And we had just as wonderful of an experience that night. We plan on making Beacon Tavern a regular spot for sure.
Who would have thought that the old McDo ...
Who would have thought that the old McDonald's would turn into such a delightful restaurant? Beacon is beautifully redone with very high-end finishes, modern but not cold. Food was excellent and creative--I would never have thought that cream of fennel soup could be so subtle and delicious. The cup of soup and half a chicken sandwich was a perfect, and visually beautiful, lunch. Everyone on the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I can't wait to try the outdoor patio when the weather gets much, much warmer. I was seated in a lovely booth but one of the tables in the bar facing the water would be wonderful, too.
Superlative, as always. The attention to ...
Superlative, as always. The attention to detail, the creativity of the menu, the cocktails, there's just nothing that the folks at The Beacon don't think about. And, it's all wrapped up in a cozy, comfortable, lovely space. I adore this place.
Wait staff was super attentive. Went for ...
Wait staff was super attentive. Went for lunch with two friends. A bit out off of Michigan. Address is a bit deceiving. Great decor. Whoever did the design really nailed it. Haven't been in a space in years that i was as impressed as with Beacon
Both food and service were outstanding! ...
Both food and service were outstanding! I'd dine here again in a heartbeat.
Beacon just continues to get better and ...
Beacon just continues to get better and better! The food on our visit was outstanding. Very fresh, perfect layering of flavors... oysters at 11 am... why not? It's New Years Day! Chef and GM came by to wish us happy new year. One of my favorite spots. Keep it up Team Beacon!
New Year's Eve dining, beautiful and spe ...
New Year's Eve dining, beautiful and special
Exceptional. It has become our favorite ...
Exceptional. It has become our favorite local spot.
Last dinner of 2016 and this place was r ...
Last dinner of 2016 and this place was right for the occasion. Great food, attentive staff in a warm and classic setting.
Great spot with good food and warm am ...
Great spot with good food and warm ambience. Excellent , friendly service
Service and food were outstanding - ever ...
Service and food were outstanding - everything excellent other than the ambiance of wood tables with no linen and staff dressed jeans reduces establishment away from being that "special place".
Beacon Tavern simply is one restaurant t ...
Beacon Tavern simply is one restaurant that delivers a quality experience every time. Beverage, food and service are top end. Always top end. It is a place I can trust to deliver each and every time.
Didn't like the food. Restaurant was ver ...
Didn't like the food. Restaurant was very uncomfortable and not very inviting! Slow service and not worth the price of the meal!!
Excellent choice for a casual nice dinne ...
Excellent choice for a casual nice dinner with friends. Great martinis and hamburgers. Wonderful onion rings. Warm atmosphere and not loud so you can go with friends and easily have a conversation. Our waiter was attentive and took excellent care of us.
Staff, food & ambiance all fantastic! W ...
Staff, food & ambiance all fantastic! We tried several seafood dishes that did not disappoint. Pan seared salmon & broccoli over puréed potatoes with browned butter ... best salmon I ever had.
a standout. i've been there three times ...
a standout. i've been there three times and every time has been outstanding
If you liked their other restaurant The ...
If you liked their other restaurant The Gage....you will love this one too!
Delicious food and creative bar selectio ...
Delicious food and creative bar selections; attentive service.
Great food atmosphere and service.
Great food atmosphere and service.
Lunch with a colleague
Lunch with a colleague
Open Table directions to restaurant off ...
Open Table directions to restaurant off Michigan Ave were spot on. Easy to find.
was a few minutes late for our reservati ...
was a few minutes late for our reservation, but no questions asked and we were seated at a wonderful table next to the fireplace. The waiter let us taste test wines to find the one we liked the best. The fish special, fluke, was wonderful, not too heavy. The quality of the food is superb, as is the ambiance.
At dinnertime they have candles lit on the tables and low lighting, which creates a cozy feeling.
Wonderful setting, delicious food, outst ...
Wonderful setting, delicious food, outstanding service!
Delicious, fresh and flavorful food. Gre ...
Delicious, fresh and flavorful food. Great service as well. Wish I remembered our waiter's name to give him the shout out he deserves. Would definitely recommend.
We had a fabulous lunch/brunch. And it w ...
We had a fabulous lunch/brunch. And it was quiet so we could visit with our friends without yelling.
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