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Beacon Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
405 N Wabash Ave, In the walkway between Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, steps from the Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60611-3591
+1 312-955-4226
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“crab dip” (9 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
405 N Wabash Ave, In the walkway between Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, steps from the Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60611-3591
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was reasonably priced. Very nice staff! Welcoming! Very nice sea food! Good for a family dinner out more than solo dinner on business! Recommend this place to anyone 😊

Thank c d
Reviewed 4 days ago

Says it is a tavern could as well be a cafe with outdoor river front seating. We had clam chowder and avocado toast, coffee and beer. Repeat visit. Good to go again cheers

Thank RamSRam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very expensive for what it is: 55$ for a steak frites is just preposterous when sitting at a high table on a stool... Food was good but not in line with the prices

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a high end bar and that serves delicious white burgundy and the most fabulous shrimp (prawn) toast on brioche and truffle butter. It’s not just good... it’s to die for

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for meeting at Renaissance. Met spouse here for lunch. Little hard to find, but fantastic. Outside seating which looks like would be great on a nice day, raining when we were there though. Had Clam Chowder, Rueben sandwich. Both were great. Service by...More

Thank rburdmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is excellent. Two years ago we visited and ate lunch at Beacon Tavern. We enjoyed our meal so much that we decided to return this autumn while in Chicago seeing a couple of theater productions. It did not disappoint. The restaurant is clean,...More

Thank allenef2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was a bit difficult to find... and I was surprised at how few items were on the menu. But, I was there for a burger and it was on there... I wasn’t disappointed. A very good burger. Nice atmosphere.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Chicago for a weekend getaway, and we waited until the last minute to find a restaurant for dinner. I used the "OpenTable" App to locate a restaurant near our hotel, and one of the few available for reservations was...More

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this restsuarnt yesterday on Trip Advisor and requested a quiet table for 4, because of hearing issues with members in our party. Upon artival we were seated at a tucked away high backed booth that provided us with the perfect backdrop for a memorable...More

Thank asharb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here again at the request in my 19 year old son. He remembered how good it was the last time we were there. Place is nice inside. Great bar and a beautiful restaurant. Food was yummy. Delicious selection of sandwiches. Some had option for...More

Thank mmfred
Magnificent Mile
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Lauren S
8 July 2018|
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Response from AcadiaFernbrook | Reviewed this property |
It is close to where the tours dock so should be a good choice.
Lauren S
8 July 2018|
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Response from connaldoyle | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it’s pretty much beside the river 👍🏼 and not to far from the bridge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 N Wabash Ave, In the walkway between Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, steps from the Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60611-3591
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-955-4226
  • E-mail
Beacon Tavern is Chicago's newest riverside destination for American fare. Described as "a hidden gem” by Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel, Beacon Tavern offers dining in a casually-upscale setting steps from the Chicago riverfront and the Magnificent Mile. Guests at Beacon Tavern enjoy spectacular city views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and an expansive outdoor patio offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle on Michigan Avenue and throughout River North. Beacon Tavern is known for elevated interpretations of tavern classics, seafood-forward dishes, and a host of thoughtfully curated cocktails, wines and beers. Accessible from Upper Wabash and Upper Michigan Avenue, Beacon Tavern is nestled in the walkway between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower. Beacon Tavern is a Gage Hospitality Group restaurant. Sister restaurants include: The Gage, Acanto, Coda di Volpe and The Dawson.
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