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South Branch

4.5
657 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
South Branch is Chicago’s hottest weekday gathering spot, and boldest riverside event space. Envision lavish outdoor parties in the warm summer sun or holiday parties where the sprawling views of snow falling on the Chicago River accentuate the occasion. Big enough to host the largest affairs, but versatile enough to accommodate many smaller gatherings at once, South Branch can handle groups from 20-500. Closed to the public on the weekends, South Branch is exclusively available for private events.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri, Open at 11am.
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Phone number
(312) 546-6177
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Katz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monroe
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Public transit
We are conveniently located between Union and Ogilvie train stations. We are a short walk from the brown and blue line el trains, water taxis and numerous bus routes.
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Special events & promotions
http://www.southbranchchicago.com/private-parties-pages-116.php
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

South Branch offers many areas to perfectly accommodate your occasion. The Monroe Bar, Pavilion Patio, Main Dining Room, and Private Dining Room are available to book on their own or to combine for a larger gathering. Please fill out your information and our Event Coordinator will contact you soon

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What 657 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Perfect —within walking distance of theatre for pre play drinks & appetizers.

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Bballmom (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had to wait for about 10 minutes for our w but other than that all was good.

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cherylrm (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great, interesting menu options. Great service. Beautiful river view. A cozy retreat in this neighborhood that doesn't offer a lot of dining options.

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MichaelS (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I had two appetizers, the humus tray and chips. Service was prompt, however the waiter was not very personable. Gabrielle the manager was very friendly and I enjoyed my conversation with her. I'd come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Good food and great location!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Fantastic food. Great service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Steak salad was very good, the right amount of dressing, enjoyed the peppercorn crusted steak.

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MAnderson (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

This is a great spot for a quick bite to eat, business or personal.

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vipJackie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We just had salads, but they were very good! Service was speedy which was appreciated because we were trying to make a show. The space was large and nicely decorated.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Great salad selection.... It was a day after the holiday so it was not as busy as usual which was nice...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Have been there several times for dinner and lunch. However, the food was only "fair" the other day but the meal started with the hostess being extraordinarily rude. Disappointing.

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Excellent (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. Salmon was outstanding. Good beer selection

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Fabulous service and food. We were there for our anniversary and everyone greeted us with a very friendy greeting. The waiter took our picture and gave it to us in a personalized folder. Our menu was headlined with "Happy Anniversary" The food was amazing and the complimentary dessert incredible. We were able to leave our car with the valet after dinner and picked it up after the show. Lovely experience. Thanks Morton's and staff ❤

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vipAwilda (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Pretty good place for a business lunch. Nice view of the river. Our tomato basil soup lacked basil flavor and was a little rich. My turkey burger, while good, was constructed in such a way that it constantly fell apart. So knife and fork were employed. Overall, not bad and I will probably return.

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vipDeeBee (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

This was my first time at South Branch. I had reservations for 2 for a business lunch. I have never been so rushed at a restaurant! From the time I arrived to the time I left, we were asked about 12 times if everything was OK, were we ready to sign the bill, did we have any questions, can we get something else for you, etc. We weren't even offered dessert. There was no line at the door so there was no reason for us to be rushed out of the restaurant. By the time I WAS ready to sign the check, I was thoroughly offended. I ordered the shrimp salad special and requested more romaine lettuce ; I didn't complain while I was there since I was already embarrassed; the restaurant was my choice.

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