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Blackfinn Ameripub - River North
Blackfinn Ameripub - River North

Blackfinn Ameripub - River North Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackfinnameripub.com
  • Phone: (312) 836-0290
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm
    Sunday: 10:30am-3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00 am-4:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm-3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Nicole Degasperis

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clark Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Blackfinn Ameripub - River North
Blackfinn Ameripub™ is a whole new generation of the classic American pub, a lively restaurant and bar that offers the affordable, craveable American food our guests want to eat. It’s served by great people in a high-energy atmosphere, alongside an extensive list of craft beers and signature cocktails. Blackfinn is the perfect place for friends, family and business patrons to meet for lunch, dinner, happy hour, game day, late night and community gatherings.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was expecting Blackfinn Ameripub to be very, well, River North on a Friday night, but it had a diverse group of diners ranging from after-work parties to families to tourists to couples. The noise level is a bit loud, even in the back room, but you could still have a conversation if you shouted a little bit. The food was quite good, and the beer selection was excellent. I'd go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a large group of 22 and they were very helpful and accommodating. Service was excellent was well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Sat on the outdoor patio, which was nice. Took forever to get water, cocktails, food, even silverware! Food sitting in front of us for 5 minutes before we even found someone to ask for silverware. Waitress recommended the turkey burger (over Cuban) to my husband and he was so disappointed...lacking any kind of flavor or flare. Nice place to grab a casual bite, but wouldn't recommend if you were taking a guest or friend out."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "When I made the reservations, I indicated that we had theater tickets. My party of four checked in with the maitre d'. We were seated and were told that our server would be Alex. After 10 mins., Alex had not stopped by. We got the attention of a staff member and asked for Alex. Alex arrived and informed us that no one told her that she had our table. It appeared as if Alex was the only server working. We noticed that she had our table, a table of 20 and a few tables outside, and that the rest of the staff in the same attire, were just milling around. The place was not crowded but our service was poor. I recommended the restaurant to my friends. I was embarrassed. The food was great, but I will not recommend the restaurant again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "3rd time here and food is solid. Did have to wait for the food this time, so you can't be in a hurry when you dine here. Overall, good atmosphere and friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I loved the restaurant just from walking by in the neighborhood. It seemed like such a fun place to great a bite either outdoors or watch the game. I ended telling friends we needed to head there and so we did. We ended up splitting the cheeseburger flatbread, mac and cheese, and the pulled pork sandwich while sitting outside for a Friday happy hour. It was good service, good food, and a good time. I will definitely be back :)"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our first visit but don't know if we'll return. The service was great at first, but then became lackluster as the bar/restaurant got busy. I mentioned the celebration of two birthdays on Opentable with our reservation, but they were never acknowledged. My entree portion, shrimp with grits, was small, i.e., two shrimp for $19."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We stopped for a late lunch and had great drinks and a wonderful meal. The service was good. Very friendly. A little slow bar service. But that would be the only complaint. I would go again and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a business lunch at the restaurant. The food was very good and the wait staff very efficient and friendly. My only critique is the noise level is too loud for business or friendly conversation."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Me and a couple girls from the office usually go to BlackFinn for happy hour. When we went this Wednesday, our waitress was a little slow and inattentive. It might have been her first day but we were used to Scott and he was really good; we used to ask for him every Wednesday because he was so attentive."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is one of several new restaurants in that area and it's a great choice ! I've been there for lunch and with a dinner group and was pleased both times. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Overall, the food was good and our server was friendly when she spoke to us. The restaurant was not crowded and while our order was taken almost immediately and our first round of drinks arrived promptly, we waited nearly 40 minutes for lemon chicken medallions and macaroni and cheese. It was only at nearly the end of the meal that she finally stopped by our table to ask if we wanted refills. No water was given. We did not see her to flag her down and it felt like we were stranded. With all the other restaurant options in River North, it may be a long time before I give this place another try."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I came here to enjoy some good food and watch the game. I was initially sat under a tv which provided no viewing. I asked to move and was placed at another table. Many tables were reserved yet some remained vacant throughout the game. They had better viewing opportunities so its seemed a waste. I made rsvp so Im unsure what one has to do to reserve a table. The waitress, while friendly enough, didnt seem to pay us much attention once our food arrived. I noticed that the waitress walk around the floor avoiding eye contact with customers. Perhaps if I dont look at them they wont need anything from me...that is how I felt. I dont like going to places that try to make themselves seem more than what they are. Service needs some work."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This was my first time at Blackfinn. Met for a business lunch. Was pleasantly surprised by the nice atmosphere, reasonably priced menu, and the quality of food that I had (the haddock). Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The service was just o.k. and the food took forever! They were not that busy, so there was no obvious reason for significant delays in our food. Maybe they were short staffed, but we should've been informed.... Lots of tv's, menu has lots of options. Food was o.k."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Fine to run in for, but nothing to run back to! This is a bar-restaurant with food to match. The bar was very lively and loud as would be expected from a popular sports-type bar, but not something you'd really call "a destination" restaurant to go out of your way for. And, speaking of going out of your way, don't expect the staff to go out of THEIR way for YOU! We, LITERALLY, waited over 30 minutes just to get our car out of the $12 valet when we were ready to leave!! The host staff didn't seem to be fazed when we kept going inside to tell them there was NO ONE at the valet stand to get our car! Been there, done that! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We came to celebrate a birthday party. The reservation for 8 people was made many weeks before the event. Thus we assumed that we couldve have better table. Instead, we were placed in a crampy table and dark part of the restaurant. We managed to move to a two table booth by the window, which kinda of inconvenient if you are celebrating a party on a two-table booths. It spoiled the ocassion but we have to improvise to limit the inconvenience. The staff said that other tables have already been reserved. They dont seem enthusiastic to move us and seems apprehended to help us. But we noticed they helped other customers who have much better "profile" than our group, I guess. this gives us bad impression about the place."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "food and service was good, noise level too high for conversations. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Good food, high energy, great service (Tony B was excellent)! A pleasant surprise! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Their Italian style turkey burger is probably the best burger I've had in town. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I had a Mediterranean plate, wings, and pork quesadillas and all were large servings for $7 each during happy hour. It was much more happy hour food than I expected and of very good quality for bar food. The waitstaff was very friendly and the place was alive on Tuesday night. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I brought my family to Blackfinn for mothers day and had a great time. The waitress was so cool and the food was great as usual. My son wanted to try the Parmesan Crusted Swordfish and it was very good. The best part of the meal for my kids would be the Cookie Sliders. Thanks for a good time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Of the 5 beers we tried to order, they only had 2 beer in house. That's poor management. If they are out of a beer, or change a keg, they should inform the wait staff and they should inform the guests right away. Nothing is more frustrating than having your 3rd choice of a beer. Our waitress could also use some work. She wasn't smooth, her hair was a mess, and she forgot to take off 2 of the beers that she rang in and they didn't actually have on tap. Too many other places to go back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everything was great from the food , the staff , and the drinks ."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "TGIF, bennigans, chilis. If these are your favorite places then go. Otherwise the food for lunch was hard enough to order as nothing really looked good for anyone in our group. The side Greek salad was pretty good..."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The place is a sports bar with bad service and below average food. I will not go back for lunch or dinner but for a Black Hawk game it might be OK for drinks but not food"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We had a great night at Blackfinn with friends - excellent food, and very good service. We all had steaks and the quality was very high with great sides, and fun starters. We would go back - a fun place to watch a game with friends. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "They have really big booths that could fit probably up to 8 or even 10? people. Really really great food. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My party was seated immediately. Then we waited more than 20 minutes to be acknoweldged. I hailed the manager, but he ignored me - deliberately. His snub was obvious to my party and to the next table. When someone took their order, that party told her we had been waiting longer. She explained that we were not her table and she'd have to find someone else after she took their order. Another server came by five minutes later, hurriedly took our order, and disappeared. Later, she unapologetically explained that our table is usually connected to the next table, and that there was confusion as to which server was to handle my group. Later, she cleared our table before most of us had finished eating."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The atmosphere is young, fresh, and vibrant. Whether you like dining outdoors, at the bar, or at a booth, this place has you covered. Super popular with the 20-and-30-something crowd, and the setup definitely caters to this audience with TVs everywhere and a long bar inside. The food here is AMAZING. My boyfriend had the classic burger and said it was one of the best burgers he ever had. I had a chicken dinner entree and was equally impressed. The service here is also exceptional. I booked a reservation on a busy Friday night and, even though traffic made us 30 minutes late, they still had our table waiting for us! Our waitress was on top of her game, and we only waited 10 minutes for our food to arrive. Great experience all around."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A bit too loud for dinner hour or happy hour I do not like shouting to have a conversation music should enhance the experience"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Very busy place but service and food was on point. Good spot."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I have been happy every time I've been to Blackfinn. They are very accommodating to a group and their food is always great."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I love their food and it's big enough where you tend to find a table or bar spot when crowded. We were seated where we had asked per our reservation which was a big plus. The downside is that they put their music on too loud... too early.. at 8pm already- we had to scream in order to have a conversation. We all left with happy stomachs.. but sore throats.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We just wanted a quick and reasonable dinner near our hotel. What a great find. Cheap, fun, and great food."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "A group of us went out for some good american comfort food and a fun relaxed scene. We got it here. I had the meatloaf, others at my table had fish tacos and mac and cheese. We all loved our food and the service was friendly and professional."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Good scene, and food was great. Sample a few apps and had fish & chips entrée. Only complaint was the server double charge for several drinks and disputed the bill led us to believe that margaritas were doubled when they weren't"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Was a good bar, clean, good food, great prices. Music was a little loud and hard to have a conversation at 1:00pm on a Sunday-but that was the only downside. This was a much improved version of a TGI Friday's or Chillis."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I went here as a recommendation from a friend and enjoyed the menu offerings, atmosphere, and the friendliness of the staff."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Me friend and I have been to Blackfinn a couple times after work. There's usually no waiting and it's a big place with good food and some kind of drinks specials everyday. It's really perfect for happy hour."
    Dined on 3/24/2014