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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (The Loop)
(312) 715-0708
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Ranked #278 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $100
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
Neighborhood: The Loop
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Jefferson
Transit: Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
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Paris, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A delightful discovery -- the dishes are thoughtful, interesting and well executed. I've been here 3 times and enjoyed my meal each time. Twice I have had plates garnished with house-made sausage that was very delicious and just a thin slice packed alot of flavor. The only complaint about our most recent visit on a Saturday night was the extremely... More 

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Oxford, OH
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What can I say, it was just a wonderful meal! It starts with the bread which has a wonderful flavor and texture that is amplified by the butter, I think whipped with Maple syrup. Scrumptious! I had a wreath of Arctic Char that was the most wonderful medley of protein and dairy and fruit and herbs so it hit all... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The food and service at BlackbIrd are excellent but the elbow to elbow tables and lack of acoustic dampening in the dining room detract from the quality of the experience. While our foie gras and quail appetizers and walleye and sturgeon entrees were wonderful, a very loud young diner trying to impress his date at an immediately adjacent table certainly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Been here for lunch, the food and the service were excellent, truly 1 Michelin star presentation and flavors, highly recommended.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We came here for a milestone birthday for my wife so it was a special occasion. First, the staff was very friendly and we were seated slightly earlier than our reservation time, so that was nice. Our waiter, and the whole wait staff, was tremendous for the whole service. My wife and I both ordered the tasting menu which consisted... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant is the antithesis of its sister restaurant Publican, which for reasons which escape me is ranked higher than the (Michelin) Blackbird in the Tripadvisor listings. The space is refined, serene, the service gracious and unintrusive and the food is just spectacular. A highly creative kitchen creates dishes its hard to imagine making at home, really fresh ingredients, fun... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Blackbird has been on our list for dining spots in Chicago for many years. This restaurant always pleases. They have several consistent menu items that are great, and then many wonderful seasonal dishes that we have enjoyed. This visit we started with a steak tartare that was sauced with fish sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds that worked together really... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I went here with a colleague while on a business trip. He was very excited since he goes there every time he travels to Chicago from Cleveland. The restaurant was packed on the Wednesday night that we went. Surprisingly even though it was busy, the tables pretty close together and a little noisy we could still converse. The meal started... More 

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Houston, Texas
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223 reviews 223 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It can be hard to get a table for dinner so we did lunch. We each had the $75 prix fixe menu. The dining room is simple with crisp modern decor, white on beige color scheme and open kitchen. Service was excellent --- prompt and unobtrusive. I had the potato soup which was delicious and heavy on the cream, hangar... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had the fixed price lunch at Blackbird and it was great! The restaurant has a minimal, modern decor and a sophisticated atmosphere. We both had the salmon entrees, and it was delicious as were the desserts . The people at the next table ordered the duck entrees and couldn't stop raving about it. Service was smooth and friendly, and... More 

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Additional Information about Blackbird

Address: 619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone Number: (312) 715-0708
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > The Loop
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 100
Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary

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