Bridge House Tavern
Bridge House TavernI passed by this place for years but only recently went there. Maybe the word "tavern" put me off.
Anyway, better late than never. I'm not a regular beer drinker but I I loved the local ale of the season I was encouraged to try. So did my guest, who is a beer drinker.
The lunch menu offered good choices for our different tastes in food. I had a spinach and roasted beet salad because that's usually my fall-back choice when I'm feeling my way around a new menu. My guest had a roast pork sandwich. Not my thing, but he enjoyed it. We shared grilled shrimp for a starter. Everything was fresh, tasty, and nicely presented.
The restaurant is in a terrific riverside location. I was glad I chose it as a place to take my guest. Will go again.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMScenic DiningWonderful place to have lunch on the River! Great food, good prices and great outdoor dining!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Whole Lotta Fun and FoodWe were 15 minutes late because our son, who drove us, assumed the restaurant would have valet parking. It didn't, but we were able to park down the street for an obscene $25. But the restaurant was well worth the parking tab. The hostess was delightful despite our tardiness and got us a table very quickly. All the staff members were friendly, patient and fast. The food was delicious, even the mussels with jalapenos, which blasted through my GI track like nitro through a dragster. We enjoyed everything: ceviche, mussels, wild mushrooms (wow!) and one other plate I can't even remember. Ambiance, too, was very pleasant. We lunched on perhaps the first balmy day of 2013, and could not have had a better time.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for Mothers DayWent here for Mothers Day brunch. Food was great, service was outstanding and the space (right on the rver) is very cool. Too bad it wasn't really warm enough to sit outside because their outdoor patio on the water is very cool.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great choice! LoveAlways a great choice! Love the river view, fabulous service, portions are HUGE! Get the popcorn! I do wish they had more of their standard menu for choices even during brunch hours but they have great brunch options too!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatI usually come here when I have people visiting from out of town. Sitting outside right along the river is great, and the decor is very nice. Food is always good between brunch or the small plates. Only order the horeshoe if you are starving and hungover!! Will def be back5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurantBridgehouse is by far my favorite restaurant in the city. The view is fantastic! I love the patio section. I always am able to find a seat outside. The food is fantastic! Huge portions for reasonable prices. Whenever I have friends in town this is where I take them. I am so glad I found this hiddent gem.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have had business lunchesWe have had business lunches there several times. Each time the service was fabulous and the food amazing. Highly recommended.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time ...Owner & staffFirst time ...Owner & staff very friendly..Can't wait to go back in warmer weather4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Chicago River MUST!This is the one and only spot on the river where anyone can pull up In a boat, jump off board, for really good food good, amazing food, drinks and atmosphere. The food here is outstanding, From burgers to appetizers and amazing specials!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat View, Good Food, Will be backVery good food for the price and area. The grits are fantastic, either with the shrimp, or on their own with added bacon. Entres were excellent as well, although $14 for the burger is a bit overpriced given how basic it is.
Excellent drinks, great view. Only complaint is that as attentive the service was at the beginning is how non-attentive it was at the end. Seems like our server disappeared when dinner ended. We struggled to get an after dinner drink and then even our check.
Given the energy, it was surpisingly, pleasantly controlled in noise. You could have an actual normal conversation and not have to yell at the person next to you.
Overall, great place to gather and gorge on appetizers while overlooking the river.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our latest visit toEnjoyed our latest visit to Bridge House Tavern. Excellent white fish!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA happy birthday dinnerGreat place for a birthday dinner on a Saturday. Not too crowded but quite noisy. (Ambiance lost 1 star due to noise.) It was too cold to eat on the terrace overlooking the river but that would be good on a warm day. The food was somewhat limited in choice but the dinners we chose were excellent (4 people, 4 different dishes). Great attentive service. Price seemed reasonable. Would definitely go again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the few affordableOne of the few affordable places on the Chicago river. Outdoor weather makes this an even better place to have drinks and then step inside for dinner when the weather cools down. Staff and owners do all they can. I have been here a number of times with business associates, this was the first time bringing the family. We all enjoyed our food and drinks (my kids are 21+). Me, my High Life tall boys.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVariety of interesting food.Variety of interesting food. Knowledgable, friendly wait staff.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service. Great Food.Great Service. Great Food. Half off Appetizers from 4-6pm during the weeks. Perfect place to unwind with your coworkers after a long day of work.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time.We had a wonderful time. The ambiance, service and food were fantastic. I highly recommend this place.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place to have dinnerVery nice place to have dinner and enjoy the variety of foods being offered.
Service was excellent!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe recently celebrated myWe recently celebrated my daughters engagement at Bridge House and it was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious and our server Meigan was outstanding. She was so attentive and patient with our large and boisterous party. I couldn't imagine a better place to celebrate a special occasion or to grab dinner and drinks with friends. We will certainly be back!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM