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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
  • Email: community@blackfinnrivernorth.com
  • Phone: (312) 836-0290
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am-3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm, Saturday & 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Peace Sanchez.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate small and larger parties for all types of occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Peace Sanchez (312) 836-0290

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great place had a fun time. Patio looks huge, can't wait to try it our once it warms up. Fantastic location."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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
  • "Went here with a few co-workers as it's only a few blocks away and we didn't have a whole lot of time. We were in and out - appetizer, lunch, dessert - within 45-50 minutes. Delicious food."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "A large menu and cocktail & beer list, coupled with a casual environment, make this a very democratic restaurant. Expect elevated comfort food/burgers with a few upscale twists. Equal mix of t-shirt-clad tourists and River North suits enjoying an after-work drink. Service was spot-on."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I had read about Blackfinn in one of the Chicago travel magazines and it sounded fun. Our party of four was taken to the back room where there was one other very large party. I would have preferred the livelier bar atmosphere. The waiter was attentive, but didn't really go out of his way to be friendly or recommend anything special. The food was very good, some unique menu items."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went with a group of girls to start the night and eat dinner. Had fun! Good atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Was perfect to watch hockey game. Good food, decent ( although rushed) service. Needed to tell waiter to slow down."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "What you see is what you get. We ordered the chips and cheese dip and buffalo wings apps (both standard, very light on the amount of chips, had to ask for more), and I got the fish tacos, which were definitely good and I would recommend. The menu is massive, and there are over 70 beers on tap, a lot of them locally sourced, which I thought was impressive. Very bar focused. Good for groups, pregames, or game watching ... just don't expect gourmet bar food. Would definitely return to watch a game or meetup with a group before heading out."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went on a very busy day...USA Olympic Hockey on a Friday! Host/Hostess were friendly and welcoming. Our waitress was good, but she didn't go above and beyond. Many beers I chose were out, so I had to make sure I had backups in mind. Nice beer selection, but could be better. The Balboa was delicious! YUM! And the funnel fries are out-of-this-world!!!! You must try them! Overall, though, this is a great place, and I look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Maybe my friends and my expectations were simply off but the feel of this place as well as the quality of menu/food simply screamed glorified Applebee's. Everything tasted dried out/previously frozen. The main dishes were a bit lacking in portions.and seemed as though there were large portions of sides included in an attempt to mask the minimal size of the said dishes. The location of this place and the items on the menu mean that it is a convenient go-to for people otherwise unfamiliar with the city. I will say the pluses here include an extensive beer selection, decent amount of tv's in the bar area, and relatively inexpensive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our dinner was good and service was great. Stayed late and had drinks. Dj came on about 9 and was awesome!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "All of the the food was tasty! They have an extensive menu. Which is why this is a great place if you don't know what you want to eat. They have a little bit of everything!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I agree with another reviewer, this is an upscale Chili's. Food was very good and my martini was excellent. Excellent service. I would go back again. This wouldn't be a special occasion restaurant for me, but a nice place to meet a friend for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great brunch experience. Service couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I would suggest this place if you were looking for a large space to grab a drink after work with coworkers. The food is very standard and it kind of reminds me of an upscale Chilli's with flat screeen tvs."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went here for a friends birthday for the first time and the food was great, service was great, ambience was great....Definitely recommend!!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I wanted a simple birthday dinner at a restaurant that provided a variety of food options before heading out to the bars with friends. Blackfinn provided exactly what I wanted. Great food choices - my guests and I had a difficult time deciding what to eat! The spinach artichoke appetizer was delicious, while my lemon chicken was a little too salty for my taste. (If you aren't a big salt eater, you won't like the lemon chicken). For dessert the 4 of us shared the funnel fries... TO DIE FOR. So amazing, you should definitely try them. As for the drinks, they were good and strong, and got us ready for our night out!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Really great food and drinks! I loved the ginger tuna. I would definitely recommend this place to friends. The drinks were also unique and delicious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went out for drinks late at night. I had a nice time. The beer list is quite good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Dj was very good and the entire menu was available late. I have been for lunch and a lot of items priced under $10. Awesome value for prime location in river north. New favorite spot."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My friends and I made a reservation for dinner on NYE. Food, service, and drinks were all good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great lunch. Service was very good as was the food. Can't beat the lunch deal 20 items under $10."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We had so much fun. A lot of the entrees were surprisingly great. Sea bass, ginger tuna, grilled fish tacos, and the filet we're all fantastic especially for the price. We just hung out and enjoyed. Not the usual pressure and expense of most other options in the river north area. I see a lot of reviews trying to compare this restaurant to others but I think it being different and providing an option that is value priced with a vast food and beverage offering is well needed in our area. Service was very good, everyone was friendly and having a good time."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I came here for the fries. The bloodies were great. The breakfast food was not the best but then again its a bar - maybe they have a good burger."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I enjoyed my food a great deal, but it was a strain to even hear my companion - especially since our table for two was so close to the tables on either side. Service was a bit slow, and the server forgot to mention that I wanted my burger "naked", but I just didn't eat the bun so that was doable. Would be nice if they had just a bit more space around their tables."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "First time here and it was great. They have delicious food and great specials including 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays which was perfect. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Near to the Loop businesses and with a broad memo and fairly reasonable prices. But food is just OK. service can be spotty. Even with place not very busy waiter tended to disappear."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Wanted a booth got a table. I expressed our concern, we had to wait 10 minutes for a booth. Once seated the waitress took our drink order and lunch order but 20 minutes later came back only with our appetizer. We waited 1 hour before we flagged down our waitress and asked for an explanation as to why our food was not ready yet. Since we could no longer wait, the manager expressed his apologies and packed up our food to go. He gave it to us on the house as his way of apologizing for the service. Because he was so professional...and the food was really good once we finally got to eat it...we decided we will go back at another time. Hopefully next time, we will be able to eat our lunch there."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I would say overall the food here is good, but nothing to write home about. I ordered a salad without the chicken and what I got looked like a plate of lettuce, with a handful of olives and very little of whatever else was supposed to be on there. And was still charged the $14 as I would have paid with the chicken. It was very upsetting, considering I wanted to like the place since their Bloody Mary's are AMAZING. The service was great, but I didn't feel like the food was comparable to the prices being charged."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "It was fine, nothing special. More of a bar than restaurant. Loud. It is close to House of Blues and the hotel my wife and I were staying at. Next time I would plan our date to have a wider travel radius and find a better restaurant."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I gathered people here for a quick dinner and drinks before heading to the House of Blues. The beer selection is impressive and priced well that makes you want to try something new every time. It's a chain-restaurant ambiance but serves its purpose very well with solid american food and beer."
    Dined on 1/16/2014