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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (The Loop)
(312) 715-0708
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Ranked #319 of 8,337 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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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199 reviews 199 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had sweetbreads for the first time and it was scrumptiously fantastic!!! The cocktails were just as good as the food. Went on a Sunday night and by 8 pm there wasn't an empty table. Wait staff was top notch and very patient while we asked questions about every dish!

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Burke, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had the perfect evening here - awesome drinks at the bar (something rum and pineapple - yum), and a great dinner (endive salad in a potato stick basket and then steak). I am usually a fan of rather plain food, but everything was so good...I'm glad I branched out!

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Evansville, Indiana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was part of a networking reception held here for a group of 30. The upstairs private, modern room was nicely set up for us. We were served champagne & wines and mingled. Our preselected menu included seared scallops, salad, wood-grilled sturgeon, and chocolate calvados mousse. Everything was splendid! What I was disappointed with was how slow the plating of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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364 reviews 364 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a splendid dinner, from the amuses bouches to the complimentary sweetmeats. I had the sweetbreads, the salmon, and chocolate mousse for dessert. My wife had the scallops, the abalone mushroom, and the grilled pear with buttery oatcake, Everything was absolutely first-rate, including the service. If we had time we'd definitely go here again.Highly recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I'm recently getting my foodie on and trying to go to places that aren't my usual selection or in my budget. So here we are at Blackbird, a very small restaurant where no attention is spared. We arrived earlier than our reservation but were seated upon arrival. Table next to the kitchen however it was great to see the prep... More

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I'm a huge foodie, so any chance I get to eat at a good restaurant, I'm there! I ended up opting for bar seating since I was by myself. Usually when a place is not used to having solo diners it could be unusual for the server, and unfortunately this was the case. It looked like there was an 'experienced'... 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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