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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.

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

Cuisines:
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 & Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Cross street:
Upper Wabash in the walkway between Wrigley Bldg & Trump Twr

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

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 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.

Public Transport:
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

Executive Chef:
Bob Broskey

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 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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (32)
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Neighbourhood Gem (30)
Special Occasions (29)
Lunch (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Brunch (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Happy Hour (22)
Group Bookings (21)
Fun (20)
People Watching (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Healthy (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Romance (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Waterfront (12)
Authentic (11)
Cosy (11)
Seasonal (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Child Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great spot. Nothing bad and everything good.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Sat outside, great atmosphere and good food.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Singapore)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Excellent food and service in a great ambiance. Service is done in Villeroy&Bocsh porcelain. We will definitely come back soon.

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·Dined on 7 October 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 October 2017

The waiter was fantastic. The food was extremely rememberable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 2 October 2017

Good service and recommendations from waitress. Great ambiance with candles. The meal was very good with appropriate portions.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Excellent food. Friendly and attentive staff. Definitely recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Great food just off Michigan Ave by the River. We had the baked brie and cheese biscuits as starters and both were yummy. Classy decor. Good beer and wine list. We had the pasta dish and the green chili burger which were fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Lovely casual brunch in the Fall sun on outdoor patio. Wonderful croissants

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 29 September 2017

St. Louis ribs were way too fatty to enjoy. Service was rude.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on 29 September 2017

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!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Outstanding service and the best corned beef sandwich we have ever eaten. This is a gem in the heart of Chicago - easy access from Michigan Avenue. Worth a stop.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Very dependable. Great service & great food. Important when booking a biz lunch !

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Our waiter was harried and patronizing to us, two women who had committed the unpardonable sin of no longer being 30-something. Otherwise the food and the outdoor setting were very pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Had lunch with a friend and the food was nice, not great. Ordered and appetizer special, which turned out to cost $18. Lunch for 2 with one glass of wine=$80 including tip. That's very expensive even for a business lunch.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on 27 September 2017

Good food, great service and convenient location. Good amount of outdoor seating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Take the water taxi right to the Beacon Tavern. It's right upstairs from the water taxi.
You will then be by all the Tribune Tower and Michigan avenue.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Good food carefully prepared and served. Good well priced wines from an interesting wine list. Outdoor seating on a warm evening was lovely.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on 23 September 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on 18 September 2017

Our server, Tracy, was great. Excellent service, food well prepared with nice presentation. Locale wonderful. Loved it

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 September 2017

I enjoy coming to the Beacon Tavern. Great burger, great specials at Happy Hour. Would like to see menu expanded. Drink and wine prices very good. Excellent service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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Food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 September 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 12 September 2017

Great service and ambiance. Our waiter was awesome. Going back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 10 September 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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Food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Very short and boring menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Fun, great service, good food. Order wisely as portions are large!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Moving party

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·Dined on 9 September 2017

tasty brunch with great service. We especially loved the dessert and the eggs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on 6 September 2017

Enjoyed this place. The staff were friendly and personable, too often that's hard to find

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 September 2017

The dinner menu has only a few entrée choices, but in my party of 5 we had 3 different entrees, and all three were excellent, ribs, cheeseburger and salmon. Server was very attentive.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 September 2017

The food is very good. Had fish and chips which were delicious as was the Bloody Mary. The servers were very friendly and prompt.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Kind of expensive for average food and average cocktails. Paying for location, really. Our server was great, though.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 30 August 2017

Love this spot! Try the chicken breast on zucchini noodles!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 28 August 2017

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 28 August 2017

Good food and great service. Not too expensive. Great location.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

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. 😉

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Food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 August 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant in a great location. The wine selection and entrees are excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Great meal and excellent service!! The perfect touch!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food1
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on 24 August 2017

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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