Great place but a bit pretentious2 of us went in for lunch. there was an open table outside and no one else around the hostess stand. however, we were told they were on a wait and it would be 20 minutes....6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeFood an service was great, not to mention the location. Prices were very fair!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, very crowded. StillVery, very crowded. Still had to wait even though I had a reservation.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways WonderfulGreat service and food. I love the Southwest wrap. Everyone enjoyed their lunch.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchReservations recommended, because South Branch gets busy at lunchtime - especially on a Friday. That said, once seated, service is friendly and efficient. The menu never misses - hard to find something that isn't good (I haven't yet).5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Place for Business LunchWe had great lunch. Fast service, good food and very nice atmosphere.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMService was friendly and professionService was friendly and professional. Good advice from server about the daily special. Lunch was great. The restaurant was crowded and loud, but not so loud that we couldn't carry on conversation. Patio overlooking the river looks great, but due to cold and rain, it wasn't open.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth Branch offers a highSouth Branch offers a high quality dining experience with reasonable prices. The variety on the menu is excellent and I recommend the Baja Fish Tacos. Excellent spot for business meetings. Conveniently located near the Willis Tower and right along the Chicago River.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was really greatThe food was really great and the service was awesome, our food came out fast. The portion sizes were the only negative. I ordered red snapper which is a thin filet (understandable) and it came with a sweet potato/sausage hash which probably was 1/4 of a sweet potatoe chopped into tiny cubes and MAYBE 4 or 5 tiny cube pieces of sausage. The sausage tasted amazing so I wished for more! The person I was with ordered the skirt steak which was a decent size cut of meat but again the vegetables on the side were someone smaller portion, a very small scoop of mashed potatoes and a few veggies.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery loud. Menu isn't veryVery loud. Menu isn't very big, but food was good. Service was good also - food came fast.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot!Awesome spot where all the young execs dine. Great bar, excellent food....what is not to like?4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and good service.Great food and good service. Wait was a bit longer than expected but overall a good experience. I would recommend South Branch.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a great spot for lunchIt's a great spot for lunch in the loop. Menu has lots of sandwiches and pastas, American type food.. It took a little long to get what we ordered, but it was pretty busy. It's right on the river and there are floor to ceiling windows, very nice view. I will definitely go back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, Indoors or OutI loved eating outdoors on the river at South Beach last summer; I was equally delighted with my recent lunch experience inside the restaurant. The tomato bisque was hearty and warming on a chilly day. The main course salad was fresh - dressed, not drowning - in a tasty vinaigrette, with fresh tuna cooked perfectly. The occasion was a reunion with an old friend, and the staff graciously allowed us to linger, refilling our iced teas, but with no hint of hurrying us. My friend and I were both delighted from the ease of making an on-line reservation right through to the key lime pie and coffee at the end of the meal. I will definitely do this again.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat crowd and decor forGreat crowd and decor for loop bar but service a bit slow1/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Surprise Along the RiverThis place is a surprise. Kudos to the ownership and kitchen for offering grass fed, no anti-biotic beef in its hamburgers, which I found to be delicious. The corn chowder was served in a light chicken broth allowing the corn and vegetables to shine rather than be submerged in a buttery cream soup. There are plenty of beers on tap and in bottle to choose from and a good selection of wines. I was there on a weeknight and the crowd was a mix of young professionals so had a very alive vibe, but not overbearing or distractive.
I will return.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Service and Food!I was meeting a group for a birthday lunch. South Branch is a perfectly convenient meeting place. Located across the street from Union Station and just blocks from other train hubs. It was a lovely experience. Wonderful food and spectacular service. We will return!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM