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Bridge House Tavern - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
848 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Bridge House Tavern is located on the river in the heart of the River North neighborhood. The one-of-a-kind location offers a polished tavern feel that allows diners to enjoy comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Some featured menu favorites include; Spicy Chicken Avocado Rolls, Bridge House Burger, and Popcorn (laced with honey, bacon, jalapeño and smoked salt). Brunch is served on the weekends and includes items such as Brioche French Toast, Smoked Salmon Benedict, and Wicked Tots.

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Menu

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  • Popcorn$5.00

    honey, jalapeño, bacon

    • Bread & Butter$6.00

      honey truffle butter, fig and balsamic jam, baguette

      • Tavern Fries$9.00

        sauce béarnaise, bacon aioli, remoulade, truffle aioli

        • Tavern Tots$14.00

          blue cheese sauce, charred brussels sprouts, crispy shallots

          • Carnita Mac-n-Cheese$14.00

            cavatappi, BBQ, white cheddar, blistered jalapeños

            • Fried Mozzarella$13.00

              tangy tomato sauce, truffle, arugula, goat cheese, toasted baguette

              • Big Soft Pretzels$13.00

                beer cheese sauce, house made giardiniera, stone ground mustard, house pickles

                • Avocado Bruschetta$14.00

                  smashed avocado, marinated tomatoes, bacon, goat cheese, balsamic reduction

                  • Beef Carpaccio$16.00

                    spicy horseradish aioli, truffle, arugula, peppadew peppers, parmesan, grilled lemon

                    • Spicy Chicken Avocado Rolls$14.00

                      caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, white cheddar, blue cheese & chipotle sauce

                      • PEI Mussels$16.00

                        orange, poblano, chives, shaved jalapeño, grilled béarnaise baguettes

                        • Crab Cake$16.00

                          sweet corn, mango avocado salsa, hoisin, sriracha tartar sauce, cilantro and grilled lime

                          • Tuna Tartar$16.00

                            cucumber, mango avocado salsa, sweet chili sauce, remoulade, crispy wontons

                            • Ceviche$16.00

                              shrimp, scallops, mango avocado salsa, cucumber, sweet chili sauce, remoulade, crispy wontons

                              • Shrimp & Grits$18.00

                                creamy Anson Mills Grits, Nueske bacon, grilled pineapple, pomegranate, chimichurri

                                • Cheese Board$14.00

                                  assortment of cheeses, honey, spiced nuts, fresh fruit, sunflower raisin chips

                                  • Charcuterie Board$18.00

                                    assortment of cured meats, house pickles, stone ground mustard, sun-dried tomatoes, peppadew peppers, toasted baguette

                                    • Combination Cheese & Charcuterie Board$28.00

                                      Oysters on the ½ Shell

                                      served by the ½ dozen

                                      • East Coast

                                        • ea.$2.50
                                      • West Coast

                                        • ea.$3.50

                                      Greenery

                                      +Seared Tuna (4oz) $8, +Steak (6oz) $8, +Chicken (5oz) $3, +Shrimp (3pc) $6

                                      • House Salad$13.00

                                        mixed greens, roasted tomatoes, red onions, croutons, parmesan, lemon vin

                                        • Southwest Salad$15.00

                                          chopped iceberg, sweat corn salsa, queso fresco, crispy tortilla strips, chipotle ranch

                                          • Avocado Salad$15.00

                                            spring greens, marinated tomatoes, bacon, goat cheese, cucumber, house ranch

                                            • Shaved Salad$14.00

                                              cauliflower, fennel, radish, squash, zucchini, brussels sprouts, sundried tomato vin

                                              • Green Goddess$14.00

                                                spinach, arugula, baby kale, parsley, chives, tarragon, avocado, apple, haricot verts, goat cheese, creamy lemon tarragon vin

                                                Between the Bread

                                                Served with a Choice of Fries, Salad, or Tots; All Burgers Are Cooked Medium to Medium Well

                                                • Reuben$14.00

                                                  corned beef, Swiss cheese, purple sauerkraut, remoulade, marble rye

                                                  • Turkey Melt$13.00

                                                    thick cut turkey, Swiss cheese, sautéed spinach, sundried tomatoes, remoulade, baguette

                                                    • Steak Sandwich$16.00

                                                      arugula, horseradish aioli, caramelized onions, truffle-mushroom spread, baguette

                                                      • Grilled Cheese$13.00

                                                        dill havarti, colby-jack, toasted baguette, sundried tomato & truffle jam

                                                        • Porchetta$14.00

                                                          pork roast stuffed with Italian sausage, thinly sliced, natural au jus, pickled fennel aioli, baguette

                                                          • Bratwurst$15.00

                                                            jalapeno bacon, caramelized onions, brie, blackberry jam, truffle mayo, crispy shallots, lobster roll

                                                            • Salmon BLT$16.00

                                                              smoked salmon, tomatoes, arugula, bacon aioli, baguette – served with a bacon milkshake

                                                              • Duck Tacos$15.00

                                                                duck breast, curry ranch slaw, pickled fennel, hoisin, sweet chili sauce, queso fresco

                                                                • Shrimp Tacos$15.00

                                                                  mango avocado salsa, jicama, sweet chili sauce, remoulade, queso fresco, scallions

                                                                  • Angry Pig Burger$15.00

                                                                    5oz of organic beef, ham, Swiss cheese, jalapeño bacon, fried egg, potato bun

                                                                    • Bridge House Burger$14.00

                                                                      10oz of organic beef, American cheese, potato bun, tavern pickles on the side

                                                                      Larger Plates

                                                                      • Steak Frites$27.00

                                                                        12oz sliced Prime New York strip, fresh frites, sauce béarnaise, crispy shallots, truffle oil

                                                                        • Fish 'n' Chips$19.00

                                                                          tempura cod loin, house-made tartar sauce, malt vinegar, tavern fries

                                                                          • Chili Lime Chicken$21.00

                                                                            marinated organic free-range chicken, Anson Mills chipotle cheddar grits, grilled asparagus, chili lime sauce

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                                                                            What 848 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            4.3
                                                                            4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                            • 4.0Food
                                                                            • 4.2Service
                                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                                            • 4.2Value

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                                                                              KarenB

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 27, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Great experience. Bar food with an upscale twist!

                                                                            2. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 27, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great restaurant! Food was outstanding! Service great too.

                                                                            3. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 27, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Service was fantastic and they provided large amount of food.

                                                                            4. DD

                                                                              DowntownDiner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              44 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              44 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 26, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                              Fish and chips is terrific and the portion is generous!! Well presented too! Moscow mule paired well!

                                                                            5. GF

                                                                              GaryF

                                                                              St. Louis

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 21, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great evening in Chicago. Sat outside at the bar while we waited for a table along side of the river. Great food and service. Will be back again.

                                                                            6. J

                                                                              Jenn

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 21, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Love this place!!!! The food is great and you can't beat the atmosphere.

                                                                            7. AH

                                                                              AhrenH

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 19, 2017

                                                                              overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                              The restaurant is beautiful and the view is excellent. We had great service, but the food was not great. It all sounded good on the menu and was presented nicely, but the food missed the mark for us.

                                                                            8. C

                                                                              Christina27

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 14, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              We spent a very rainy evening at the very cozy Bridge House Tavern. We quickly became a part of the restaurant's culture, due to the very friendly and engaging host staff, bartender (Patrick!) and our lovely server. The tater tots appetizer was to die for and our meals were all extremely generous portions and absolutely delicious. Despite the fact that we were drawn to the restaurant because of its inviting outside seating, we greatly enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of the inside area. Can't wait to return!!

                                                                            9. DL

                                                                              DanielleL

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              33 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              33 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 13, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              went here for lunch during the workday with my sister - didn't sit on the patio however still had a nice view of the water. ordered avocado rolls, shrimp BLT (comes with cool bacon milkshake), and the shrimp tacos. everything was amazing! big portions too. tater tots and side salad were our included sides. had a lot leftover!

                                                                            10. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 13, 2017

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Food and service were good. The best part was our table next to the river.

                                                                            11. JJ

                                                                              JJ6204

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on September 21, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Love Bridgehouse. Our waitress was so considerate, we sat inside due to the unseasonably hot weather, and without asking she placed a stationary fan near our table. The shaved salad is my go to. Absolutely delicious!!

                                                                            12. HL

                                                                              HeatherL

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                                              overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                              Food was mediocre. Great view on the river

                                                                            13. GS

                                                                              GreatSpotGeeGee

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                              Dined on September 15, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The menu is seasonal and fresh and the service is fun and friendly. Great atmosphere!

                                                                            14. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on September 14, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                              Steak (only one dish) with excessive sauce, perhaps just a small hint and offer it in the side. Rest is nicely presented (fish and fries) and beer good temperature.

                                                                            15. BM

                                                                              BethM

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on September 8, 2017

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                              The duck tacos were great! The place was incredibly crowded even at lunch time. I'd recommend making reservations in advance to avoid a long wait.

                                                                            16. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on September 2, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Service was excellent, food was even better. We will definitely revisit on our next trip to Chicago.

                                                                            17. KB

                                                                              KatyB

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on August 31, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My fiancé met my cousin and her husband for first time.

                                                                            18. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on August 31, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My boyfriend and I went here for a date night. I had never dined on the river before so I asked if we could sit outside. They were more than accommodating and seated us right away. Our server was very attentive and super friendly. The food was outstanding! I got the shrimp tacos and was not disappointed! The tater tots and fries were also very crispy and delicious. They also had a great beer and drink menu! Definitely would recommend!

                                                                            19. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 30, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We went there for an after work dinner with our boss from out of state and everyone enjoyed their meal and felt it was a very good deal. I was skeptical of the bacon jalapeño popcorn but it really was awesome, all the food was just great, as was the beverage selection.

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Antonio

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 28, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                              Great place to enjoy a meal or simply a drink while viewing the river traffic in the heart of the city.

                                                                            21. AC

                                                                              AntoineC

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 26, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Great food, great service. Perfect for happy hour, or just a nice lunch or dinner.

                                                                            22. C

                                                                              Cajtango

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 25, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We go here for lunch in the summer. Need reservations though. Love their fish tacos for lunch!!

                                                                            23. TM

                                                                              TML33

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on August 19, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We dined at Bridge House Tavern upon my Grand Aunt's request, who was in town visiting. Dining there was fabulous all the way around from the scenic location, the friendly and fast service, to the scrumptious appetizers and tasty main dishes. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

                                                                            24. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on August 18, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Visiting from Toronto we arrived for lunch and sat at a perfect table by the water. The food was delicious! We started with Tavern TOTS & Avocado Bruschetta. The Steak Sandwich was tender and delicious. My guests enjoyed their meals too. It was a great start to our visit to Chicago. Highly recommend this restaurant!

                                                                            25. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 16, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Service was top notch

                                                                            26. MM

                                                                              MargaretM

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 16, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                              The atmosphere is wonderful - outside Nice & causal Friendly service Fun menu with Very nice portion sides

                                                                            27. DG

                                                                              DGeats

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 12, 2017

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Love BHT, but there are a lot of rules. 1 being your reservation ONLY guarantees an INSIDE reservation. 2 being while you wait for your outside table at the bar you CANNOT order an appetizer because it forfeits your outside table reservation. Food is great and you can't beat the river views on a beautiful summer evening.

                                                                            28. D

                                                                              Deeee

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 12, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Food was great except for the ceviche... first time trying it and I wasn't a fan. Other than that, love the restaurant and location!

                                                                            29. CF

                                                                              ChristopherF

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              54 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              54 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 12, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              That angry pig burger was out of this world..our server was fantastic....

                                                                            30. S

                                                                              Sand

                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                              41 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              41 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 9, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                              The location on the river is very nice and relaxing. Enjoy watching the boats go by. Food is always good and consistent.

                                                                            31. AM

                                                                              AngelaM

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                              Dined on August 9, 2017

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                              It was a great place to celebrate my Birthday! Our server Melissa was the best!

                                                                            32. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 31, 2017

                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                              We had a reservation at 11 am. At 11 they came to us and said the kitchen wasn't going to be open until 11:15. My fiancé had to run after him to ask if we could at least sit down at our table in the mean time. The host had to go ask a supervisor. Who, eventually, said yes. It was a little weird of a start to a dining experience we had reservations for but overall it was good. The food is SUPER good and prices are slightly below normal for most river side dining. Would definitely go again

                                                                            33. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 29, 2017

                                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                              Great venue along the river with a decent menu and attentive service. We can't wait to spend more time there .

                                                                            34. c

                                                                              cynthiaj

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 28, 2017

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                              We ordered fries for the table - and they came out with four different sauces, all that we absolutely loved! We did wish that when the fries were delivered to the table, the gentleman who set them down told us what was what right away rather than us having to guess and then ask later on. We all loved our cocktails - very yummy! We ordered all different types of foods - southwest salad, the bratwurst, and the tacos - all very delicious! I almost could not finish my meal - certainly did not have space for dessert! The food and cocktails did take a little longer than we expected to come out, unfortunately. Also, we had a reservation, though I hadn't specified that we wanted to sit outside prior to getting to the restaurant. So, we had the option of waiting (6th in line) to sit outside or be seated right away inside. I wish this was an option during the reservation portion! Sitting inside wasn't too bad, but we were excited about eating on the river - which we didn't get to see the river since we were on the far side of the restaurant.

                                                                            35. B

                                                                              B2houchi

                                                                              Houston

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 26, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Had an excellent meal @ the Bridgehouse Tavern -- plus bottles of wine were 50% off (Wednesday special). Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious.

                                                                            36. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 25, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Very busy, so make a reservation. Excellent summer time location on the river. Good food and service.

                                                                            37. m

                                                                              missguam09

                                                                              Orlando

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 22, 2017

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                              Great location and awesome view! Biggest downside was that making a reservation didn't guarantee outdoor seating on the river. We arrived 5 minutes early for our 8 PM reservation for a party of 2, but had to wait an additional 40 minutes for an outdoor table. Ultimately, we weren't taken to a table until about 8:35.

                                                                            38. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on July 22, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Good drinks and good food. Very friendly waiters and patrons

                                                                            39. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on July 20, 2017

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Wife's Birthday

                                                                            40. KG

                                                                              KG65

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              58 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              58 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 20, 2017

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Plenty of outdoor seating on the river at 7:30 pm Thursday. Very fast service but not rushed. Good bar food, including some healthy options. The mule had almost no flavor, but others enjoyed their drinks, as did I when I switched to beer.

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