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Blue 13 - CLOSED

416 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-5714 (Near North Side)
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Orleans
Transit: Near the Chicago and Merchandise Mart Brown Line Stations, or the Grand Blue Line Station.

17 reviews from our community

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English first
Buffalo, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I chose this restaurant based upon reviews and I am glad I did. Excellent food and very good service. Ihad the beet salad and then the scallops for my entree. Scallops were done to perfection. Extensive drink menu too with some interesting twists on popular drinks. Overall, really enjoyed the meal, the atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Wonderful food; terrific wine from an interesting list that featured lots of smaller, artisinal wines; unobtrusive, professional service; good advice about what would go well with what; help in avoiding allergies; an atmosphere with a bit of a buzz - all in all, a lovely evening

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

You will have good time if you go here. Must make reservations well in advance.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We had a reservation for two on a Sunday night, but when we arrived the place was a little empty but there were people at the bar. So we just ate and drank with Dan behind the bar. We ordered 6 small plates and 1 entree to share and tried some wines and cocktails. Total tab with tip for nearly... More

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Top Contributor
531 reviews 531 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Our dinners were absolutely delicious. If you're looking for a steak or pasta dish you might want to check elsewhere. Their menu is on-line, so check it our first. While it's limited to 8-10 items (entrees) they offer unique combinations. Well worth finding this place.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We planned a surprise dinner party here for my sister-in-laws 30th birthday, and it was fantastic! We ended up being rather late due to a delay with the limo that was taking us there; we called and the restaurant was very accommodating. They joked with us when we arrived about being so late, but were very friendly and never threatened... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

I was with a group of 6 people in late November. We ordered and split most of the appetizers and desserts. My favorite appetizers were lobster pizza --it sounds weird and I'm not a huge pizza fan but this was fantastic--and the fruits de mer, including grilled octopus (which I am also not usually fanatic about.) For the entree most... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

A friend more or less talked me into going here and, although a bit hesitant, I went along. And, I am so very glad I did. We had a great, relaxing time. The food was excellent, the wine (Tikal Patriota) was fantastic, and their desserts were among the best I have ever had. I would go back in a heartbeat,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011 via mobile

We just returned to Blue 13 for the third time, and still came away pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is small, and on the dark side, but a pleasant decor. The food is modern American, with interesting combinations of ingredients and flavors. This time we had an ox tail dish that included smoked grapes. The little bursts of sweet, smoky flavor... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Went with a group from work and we all has a great time. The appetizers, entree's and deserts were all high quality and perfectly prepared. The immense pork chop was a nice surprise and several of my group enjoyed the cod and the scallops dishes. It's a smaller location but they easily accommodated our group of 10. Check it out,... More

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