Beacon styles itself as an "urban chop house." What that means is a self-confident, high-end grill in the best American tradition. Swanky and polished, it exudes the reassuring, understated elegance (and, it must be said, the equivalent sticker price) of a Lincoln Continental.
Beacon: Power dining that shines
Name (J) ビーコン
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Great burgers and steaks: This is power dining.
We only wish that great burger was on the evening menu.
Drinks TY Harbor Brewery beers ¥800 (¥700 at lunch); martinis and cocktails from ¥1,200; wine from ¥900/glass (¥800 at lunch), ¥4,500/bottle; spirits from ¥900. Corkage: ¥4,000/bottle
Number of seats 130 (including 30 in the bar, and a private room for 14)
BGM Straight-up modern jazz
Smoking No smoking
1-2-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Daily 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (last order) and 6-10 p.m. (last order); bar 6-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday & holidays also open 3-5 p.m. for tea/coffee and dessert
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Omotesando Station (Exit B2), walk along Aoyama-dori toward Shibuya (about 4 minutes). After passing the Children's Castle (Kodomo-no-shiro), turn right. Beacon's entrance is on the left, straight after the first small side street.