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Blackbird

#409 of 7,821 Restaurants in Chicago
#445 of 8,585 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
French, American, Contemporary
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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (Jefferson)
Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
(312) 715-0708
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 16
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business dinner

Dined outside on the front porch on a delightful night in Chicago. Wonderful food and fine wine list. Appreciated the service and our sever was knowledgeable and very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Chris H
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was the first visit to the restaurant then menu is inspired the ingredients perfectly sourced and fresh and the execution perfect. The combination of tastes and textures was extraordinary and I would rate this as one of the best restaurant experiences in Chicago . Definitely a must visit for food lovers !

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dined outside on the front porch on a delightful night in Chicago. Wonderful food and fine wine list. Appreciated the service and our sever was knowledgeable and very attentive.

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Champaign, Illinois
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went here Saturday night for the first despite having lived in Chicago and Blackbird lived up to every expectation and some that were unexpected. We arrived on a nice breezing evening and despite our table being ready we wanted to wait to eat outside on the small patio since it was such a nice evening. The hostess was very accomodating..bringing... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I returned to Blackbird after a long hiatus and was so delighted that the restaurant was every bit as spectacular as I remembered!! From the amazing staff that try to make your every moment from the time you are greeted to you final goodbye a truly memorable experience to the amazing food- always filled with a surprise twist, it was... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Blackbird is always on everyone's list of best restaurants. For good reason. It IS consistently one of the best restaurants in the country. Upscale. Very modern. Progressive yet familiar. Food is local and accessible while being off the charts tasty. Wine and cocktails set a high standard. Staff is professional, efficient and courteous. No food snobbery that we can pick... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was really excited to try the prix fix lunch menu but left feeling a bit disappointed. The space is very sparsely decorated and tables are close together. For lunch this was fine, but I would not have been happy if we'd gone for a dressed up dinner. The menu available was not the same as the one online. I... More 

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Note that the menu was different from what was on-line because the restaurant serves only what is available and fresh that day. The wine selection by the glass was really nice. I like how the waiter steered my to the cheapest selection to compliment my meal. Don't skip dessert. Mine was heavenly!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

delicious! modern setting, tables a bit too close together inside, fantastic fare. had the pork belly sandwich and while yummy, the short rib looked much better.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The space is very small and doesn't accommodate many people so, you might find yourself waiting for awhile without a reservation- totally expected in this area. We ate dinner at the bar to save time and between the three of us sampled an appetizer and three entrees. The entrees were tiny, with the chicken being lowest cost around $27. We... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

recommended by many each year when we travel to Chicago for business. worth every penny. food and service outstanding.

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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>  > West 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: French, American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
    (Jefferson)
  • Public Transportation: Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 715-0708

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood 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.