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Permanently Closed - Bridge House Tavern

4.3
848 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (1442)
  • Scenic View (1325)
  • Great for Lunch (681)

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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



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Phone number
(312) 644-0283
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Hemmer
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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.
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Private party contact
Kristen Ihnatiuk: (312) 644-0283
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Cross street
Clark & Chicago River
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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.
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Public transit
Bridge House Tavern is located 2 blocks North of the Clark/Lake el station.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact the event department for all semi-private & private events requests.
Events@BridgeHouseTavern.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.4
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Great experience. Bar food with an upscale twist!

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Great restaurant! Food was outstanding! Service great too.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was fantastic and they provided large amount of food.

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vipDowntownDiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 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.

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Jenn (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  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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Christina27 (Chicago)
4.0  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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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vipJJ6204 (Chicago)
5.0  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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was mediocre. Great view on the river

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vipGreatSpot (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 14, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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vipCajtango (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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TML33 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Service was top notch

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

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

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DGeats (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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De123 (Chicago)
4.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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vipSand (Greensboro)
4.0  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.

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