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Blackbird

#194 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
West Loop
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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (Jefferson)
+1 312-715-0708
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having booked this restaurant 2 months in advance and traveled from the UK to meet up with friends for dinner, our expectations were high. We had eaten here 10 years previous and loved it. Sadly we had to wait just inside the door for 25 mins for our table which was booked for 8pm. We weren't offered a drink from... More 

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Thank jennifer h
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fine dining ,priced accordingly, not recommended for family or kids, interesting menu, modest portions

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Thank nebojsa33
Grosmont, United Kingdom
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501 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant had such potential, and we were drawn to it by good reviews. Upon arrival, we were struck by the sheer volume of noise, not at all what we would expect for a quality dining experience. Whilst waiting to be seated, doubts about enjoyment were beginning to fill our mind. When we were seated, we were almost exactly in... More 

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Thank Cwyfan
Park Ridge, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our son to this restaurant for his birthday and we all agreed that it lived up to it's Michelin stars. Everything we had was delicious starting with the complimentary amuse-bouche to the cheese platter we ordered. We each had a different appetizer so we could share a small taste and we all agreed that we would order any... More 

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Thank Lady T
Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no question as to why this restaurant has won a James Beard award - my only question is to why this hasn't been a year over year thing! This restaurant is absolutely tremendous. The service is fantastic, the atmosphere is cozy while still being vibrant and new and the food is out of this world. My guest and... More 

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Thank CarrieRose84
Pismo Beach, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a recommendation and it was great. The service was unbelievable. Had the lamb saddle....it was wonderful! Great wine list! Ambiance was a little stark for my taste but good music. We also had the artichoke appetizer, inspired!

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Thank DuneDivaDB
Danville, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blackbird came with excellent recommendations. Unfortunately, our experience was only +/-. The appetizers were good with excellent presentation. The entree was not so good but pricey. The meat was tough and the serving was lukewarm. The wine, the after-dinner cheese offering and the dessert were all excellent. Even with the wine included, the overall tab was reasonable. Would probably not... More 

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Thank William S
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Always consistently delicious. Has never been an off day or night - that to me is the definition of excellence. Always love the endive salad and had a wonderful lamb. Will be back.

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Thank JKNY71
Longueuil, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. We discovered unique and succulent dishes. The agreement between the wines and the dishes was succulent. The service was also attentive and pleasant.

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Thank Eric G
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a truly fantastic meal. Walking in the mood is set by the beautiful modern design. We got a seat right near the pick up station for the waiters and right near the chefs, which we found to be immensely entertaining - watching all the fabulous food appear - delightful! The waitstaff were kind, attentive and knowledgeable. The sommelier... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 100
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
    (Jefferson)
  • Public Transportation: Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-715-0708

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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