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About Permanently Closed - Bridge House Tavern

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
**RESERVATION POLICY: We are unable to guarantee outdoor seating, but you are more than welcome to make the request. All guests must be present to seat the reservation.
Reservations are for full lunch and dinner service. Drinks and appetizers are available in the bar area (inside and oustide) on a first come, first serve basis.

FALL HOURS

WEDNESDAY– FRIDAY
Lunch: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Dinner: 4:30PM to Close

SATURDAY
Brunch: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Dinner: 5:00PM to Close

SUNDAY
Brunch: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

**CLOSED ON MONDAYS & TUESDAYS



Cross Street:
Clark & Chicago River

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 644-0283

Website:
http://www.bridgehousetavern.com/

Parking Details:
The closest parking garage is located less than a block away at Greenway Self Park at 60 W. Kinzie (Clark and Kinzie). Valet parking is also available after 4PM.

Public Transit:
Bridge House Tavern is located 2 blocks North of the Clark/Lake el station.

Executive Chef:
Mark Hemmer

Private Party Facilities:
Bridge House Tavern hosts an array of events throughout the year and can help you plan your next outing! The river level patio or intimate indoor space creates a comfortable, unique setting for your next corporate or social event.

Private Party Contact:
Kristen Ihnatiuk: (312) 644-0283

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact the event department for all semi-private & private events requests.
Events@BridgeHouseTavern.com

Bridge House Tavern - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Waterfront (19)
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Scenic View (18)
Fun (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
People Watching (11)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience. Bar food with an upscale twist!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great restaurant! Food was outstanding! Service great too.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was fantastic and they provided large amount of food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, People Watching, Good for Groups
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food5
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was mediocre. Great view on the river

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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

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food5
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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

Tags: Great Beer, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Service was top notch

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good drinks and good food. Very friendly waiters and patrons

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Wife's Birthday

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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