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Blackbird

619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (The Loop)
(312) 715-0708
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Ranked #353 of 8,290 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $100
Hours:
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
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: The Loop
Cross street: Jefferson
Transit: Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is not often that you can find a creative menu that results in great food along with service that rivals the food. If you haven't tried Blackbird then you are missing a wonderful experience. We arrived early for the reservation and were graciously seated early. Even on a busy night we allowed to enjoy the evening at our pace.... More

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Aberdeen
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'll start by saying that, if you want to dine here, a reservation is extremely advisable. We booked a table for 8pm and, while we were seated within 15 minutes, the place was extremely busy. A number of couples tried to get tables while we were waiting but there was no availability so they left to go elsewhere. I started... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food at Blackbird is very good, sometimes excellent - the scallops appetizer and sturgeon and pork cheeks entre were tremendous. It's a happening place - very crowded and quite loud. It's not the most comfortable place - tables are close to each other and lots of seats face the wall. Service is very good but not great. Had to... More

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Miami
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was very busy and there was a line of people waiting to get drinks. The drinks were decent, but I am in no rush to go back. We did not dine there.

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alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here for lunch on a recent girls trip. So sorry that we didn't book dinner as well. It was in one word amazing. I started with the endive salad and of course thought, "how good can a salad be"?. I was surely surprised. It was out of this world. I had the boullibaise for lunch and it was not... More

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very simple review, unlike the food. The dishes are complex, imaginative and some require a brave diner (sweetbreads). But everything is prepared with care and extreme attention to detail. It's small, gets very busy and reservations are highly recommended. My wife has some fairly challenging dietary requirements, even for the most simplest of restaurants, yet Blackbird took... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been wanting to visit Blackbird for years, but for one reason or another we never had the chance until now. We went nearly two weeks ago for lunch and I have waited to write a review to give myself a chance to contemplate what to write. It took our server a bit of time to stop by our... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Brought friends to Blackbird last night. I was hoping for the experience to be similar to my first tasty visit. Unfortunately, I was let down and so were they :( We ordered 3 starters, 2 entrees and 2 desserts to share family style. Our waiter seemed to forget about the 3 of us after we stopped ordering drinks. Maybe management... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Entire experience was amazing... Great service and excellent food! Definitely the best restaurant we visited while in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Initially I thought this a bit of a risk for a business dinner since it has a "foodie" reputation. The ambiance and the food make this a great place for a business dinner, a romantic dinner, or a friendship dinner if you like really tasty food. We opted for the tasting menu (the 3 of us had to agree). 8... More

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