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About Weather Mark Tavern

Weather Mark Tavern is a neighborhood bar that invites indulgence at a great price. A must on Chicagoland's entertainment tour, this delightful nautical tavern and family restaurant is located just minutes from the Field Museum on Michigan Avenue.



An outstanding destination for lunch and dinner, Weather Mark Tavern's atmosphere is upscale fun for sailors and non-sailors alike. The food is delicious and the company even better. It's a perfect place to meet up with your friends, hear sailing yarns, network and prospect. Whether you're from the neighborhood or visiting Chicago's South Loop for the first time, you will want to stay, have dinner and party all night.

1503 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 61564
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30AM - 3:00PM

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Daily: Open until midnight

Cross Street:
E 15th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 588-0230

Website:
http://www.weathermarktavern.com/

Entertainment:
Team Trivia every Thursday night at 7:30 pm. Win Gift Certificates

Parking Details:
Plenty of street parking. Parking lot 1 block away. Valet available for prearranged functions

Public Transit:
Red, Blue and Orange line El stop at Roosevelt and Wabash.
#3 and #4 bus line.

Executive Chef:
Jacob Lickteig

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Weather Mark Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

56% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Katie is the best server ever!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My friends and I were looking for a quick place for brunch - service was excellent but food was so-so. My quesadilla was essentially just a big slab of partially cooked cheese and the tortilla hadn't been cooked all the way.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I would not recommend this place. Food was dry and took a long time even though place was empty. Bar tender spilled drink all over bar and my friends pants. She and never came back to refill the drink only offered a towel and an apology with the bill she placed on the damp bar

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 (Key West)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We had high hopes for Weather Mark. Unfortunately, they weren't met.
No Chorizo so they didn't make the salsa for the Huevos Rancheros? Why not offer to substitute? Or at least tell us as soon as we were sat that they were out?
No fruit to go with our Waffles & Fruit. Someone ran to the store to get more. If advertised as Fruit and Waffles for brunch, strawberries and raspberries in a ramekin aren't really worth mentioning.
When our food finally came out it was cold.
The syrup was supposed to be a special Maple Rum something but it barely tasted like Mrs. Butterworth's.
Our waffles were thrown on the plate, one covered in powdered sugar, one with none... and a slop of breakfast potatoes (even though it didn't come with potatoes). The presentation was horrible.
We asked for butter for toast 3 times and never ended up getting any.
Not sure why the kitchen wasn't stocked or the servers prepped but we were disappointed.
We did enjoy the bottomless mimosas and the decor was great. I really hope that improvements to service and food are made. We'd love to try it again some day.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The restaurant was dead, no need to make a reservation. The iced teas we ordered each tasted different and funny, like the pitcher wasn't washed or something. Asked for 5 waters for our table of 5, server brought 4 and didn't return with a fifth until asked. The food was very bland and overpriced. My steak on my kale salad was terribly cut and made it hard to cut with the knife I had to get for myself from the table next to me since we couldn't get the server's attention. Also it was weird that when I went to pay for the bill for the table, I got five individual tickets instead of one big one. Overall, I'm sure it's a great place for a drink but won't be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

GREAT FOOD GREAT DRINKS GREAT SERVICE ENJOYED WATCHING THE NBA FINALS GREAT PLACE ALL AROUND

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 4, 2017

With the exception of the manager, Dan, this place was a disaster. We waited for 45 minutes and never got a menu or saw a server. We had to go to the bar to get our drinks and to ask for a server to come over twice. The food was slow once we placed our order, and they were out of two of the items we wanted to order. Dan was very gracious and comped all of our food but it was a hot mess!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were a group of 7 ladies in town for a Bachelorette. Of all the restaurants we ate at over the weekend, Weather Mark Tavern was a stand out. Kayla was a very attentive and accommodating server, and did not disappoint in the prompt refills of our bottomless mimosas (which was one of the drawing forces to us coming there for brunch). The food was amazing and the décor unique. We even posted on Facebook about our experience there and received a "thank you" comment directly from the restaurant. Definitely above and beyond. Would love to return if in the Chicago area again! Thanks for a great brunch experience! :)

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great experience... will certainly return!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2017

This was a fun casual spot for brunch. Although the bottomless mimosas were a little pricey, and sweet, ($15) the food was quite tasty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Food and drink were great, just wish they would of had some fish! They had a great special going for all you can eat fish. I'll make sure to go earlier next time!

Tags: Live Sports, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Healthy, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great casual family meal. Love the fish fry.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Some of the worst service I've experienced. Went with family that came in from out of town and it was a poor choice. It took over 20 minutes to receive a cup...for brunch! And don't even think about getting a refill. That took another 20 minutes to receive. The food was mediocre at best. All our waters were empty and when the waitress did stop back she never once asked if we'd like more. I'd say this is a rarity at Weathermark, but as a local resident I've been there multiple times as the service has always been horrific. Wish this would improve because it is a decent atmosphere and has a convenient location.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We really enjoyed this place. I think the martinis were a little pricey....but looking forward to going back again. Would like to try the brunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our timing wasn't great - St Patrick's celebration - very noisy and slow BUT food was excellent as we're vegetarian options. Staff was very good to the two small children with our party. Would try again but definitely not on such a busy night.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Excellent fish fry but service was a bit off.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

We went for the bottomless mimosa's which is great for brunch. The food was average. Nothing glowing. I am not sure that I would choose the restaurant again, but I would go back if someone wanted to go.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This sailing themed pub has great food at a good price, solid service and a decent selection of beers. The rum list is outstanding, befitting a sailing establishment, and consequently so are the cocktails.

I have been absent from the Weathermark for some time, having moved away, but was pleased to find it remains fundamentally the same outstanding neighborhood gem. Worth crossing town for, will be back in the near future!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I especially enjoyed the comfortable lighting, ambiance, and decor. The draft beer selection had several good craft beer options. The menu was creative yet not overwhelming -- it had a few items that stood out to me, trouble deciding what to get, which is good. The service was attentive, friendly, and accomodating - there were a couple miscommunications but were quickly resolved. We had a decent size group and everyone seemed happy with their food choices. I would recommend this place for those looking for a place in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2016

I love this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Great service and good menu for casual dining with friends.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Went there today mainly for the bottomless mimosas which were good. My friend and I ordered skillets for brunch which were so good. We were able to hold a conversation without having to yell so it wasn't too noisy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2016

I really hoped I'd like this place. When I walked in I wasn't greeted by anyone. I just walked up to a server and told her I have a reservation and she just responded "oh sit wherever". A great deal of the items on the menu were unavailable. My +1 wanted french toast - which was out - or eggs benedict - but they didn't have hollandaise... and what's a benedict without hollandaise? My +1 wound up getting the traditional breakfast which was very underwhelming. The ambiance was pretty awkward (very empty, some sports on tvs, no music, or noise really at all).

The signature waffle with the omelette was pretty good and crispy, but my waitress didn't bring me syrup until I was already mostly finished eating my waffle. About 40 minutes into brunch she came back and confirmed my reservation which wasn't on the list so she had me sign my name with a number. Very weird experience overall. I've had much better brunches.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The service is great!! The owner is hands on and active.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Overall it was ok, but food was mediocre. Nothing fresh or special about any of it. Our waitress seemed like she had a cold which isn't really appetizing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Wings are good. Fish tacos had no taste. Drinks are watered down.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2016

I really want to come for the bottomless mimosa's they have on Sundays, but overall the place is decent and the drinks were strong without tasting overwhelming.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Went there on Mother's Day. They were out of their homemade waffles and we were the first people in the restaurant. They were also out of wheat toast?? Had to change my order from the south side scrambler, which I like and includes the waffle to another item and then the waitress told me I could have marble rye toast, which was terrible and not even hot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Great neighborhood joint. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices and great food for brunch. Loved it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 17, 2016

After having dinner here several times, I took my family and others here for Brunch. The rum syrup was amazing. Great menu. Will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2015

Love going here before the Bears games. Great eggs benedict and drink specials.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Held a women's brunch at this location - not very busy on a Saturday which was great! Was able to hold a conversation with my friends very easily. General brunch fare served. Street parking was not too difficult. Not near a train line (CTA Roosevelt is about 6 blocks away) but several CTA buses are available.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2015

The food was decent and the beer list lengthy. Only issue was we ordered and then waited a long time for our food to arrive. (Other people came in after us and were served and left before us). This would not have been an issue if we had not been there with a 3 year old. Thankfully, the puppies on the patio and blackboard tables and chalk kept her entertained.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Arrived at 10:30. Restaurant opens at 10:30. Had to wait for kitchen to be prepared. They also changed their menu from what is online. So what I had my taste buds all set for was no longer a menu item. Someone wanted waffles and was told had to wait for it to heat up. I went for brunch but instead had lunch. Not too excited about my visit here.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2015

Made reservations for 1:45. My daughter arrived early and said the rest of us were on the way from a huge public event that just ended. At 1:47 the manager asked my daughter to leave table and he gave it to another party. Our entire party arrived at 1:55 and the manager said we'd have to wait 1 hour for another table. Will never return to this establishment.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2015

Typical sports bar with decent food and okay service. We went there in a pinch and it was just fine, not great but not totally disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2015

Beside some photos on the wall, I would not call it a nautical bar. Large dimely lit space that could use some improvements. Really just a bar with some food. While limited menu, food itself was decent. Surprising lack of seafood however given the nautical theme.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2015

Waitress was surly. Food was bland, boring and just not at all appetizing.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2015

Great spot to eat with coworkers. Fun environment.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2015

We went here for Trivia Thursday, which also includes 50% off all appetizers. How can you go wrong with that deal! Food was great, service was good and bill was cheap. I left full and happy. I'll be going back every Thursday for fun trivia and great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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