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Blackbird

619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (The Loop)
(312) 715-0708
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Ranked #248 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $100
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
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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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I returned after 5 years (previously very good /excellent). This is a case of kitchen and front not jelling!! The meal was very good, but staff condescending, certainly a tadge pretentious, and not great value. Other than very tasting food, an excellent wine list. They are simply not hungry enough!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We came to this place with high expectations. We got okay service, ok food and a high bill and not a lot of food. The place is a cool spot, tight seating and okay waiter. The food was a little on the fru fru side, definitely a place for a foody that wants to experience taste buds that haven't been... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Because of it's accolades & prices we had very high expectations. We had a "very good" meal and two dishes stood out. The endive salad was the best salad I've ever had as was the agnolotti that my father had. These were spectacular, over the top, unique dishes. Everything else was "very good" (though we definitely had expectations that everything... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Able to snag a reservation at this Chicago hot spot near Greektown at 5:30pm on July 4th. Stark white and contemporary tasteful décor. The "Tasting Menu" and the "Wine Pairings" were chosen in advance and were wonderful. Sarah was very well-informed and patient, giving us pearls/details about all courses and wines. If there were items on the menu that one... More

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Pittsburgh
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The restaurant is small. Reserve early. It is almost all white. Small bar. Menu is on the small side but selections are all good. Prices are right for portion size. Dessert was great as well. Great service.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Tremendous service with a neighborhood feel!!! The food was delicious, but there were several separate instances in which our entire party unanimously agreed that this really made for an unforgettable experience: 1. Amuse bouches for the table. I didn't specify anything special on the reservation and it was a random Friday night when the restaurant was pretty full. 2. One... More

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florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This restaurant was on a list of recommended places to eat at an upscale hotel so we felt safe in picking one. Blackbird was a bad choice. The atmosphere and the staff are stuffy. The tables are too close together, and the food is less then average but the prices are expensive. My daughter got a chicken dish that literally... More

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Montreal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Busy, bustling, friendly....good to very good food, maybe not historic but highly enjoyable..would recommend ..you can be close up to another couple if you are a table for two..didn't bother us but it wasn't an intimate setting..

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St. Paul, Mn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Immediately at the door you are welcomed by a friendly host who shows you to your table. He whisks you by so quickly you almost miss the gigantic orb of white daisies which add texture to the stylish simplicity of the restaurant. The server greets you soon after presenting you with a wine list. He will point you in the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Booked for a late dinner last week, I had dined here with friends a couple of times before at lunch but never for dinner, my husband and I decided to have a date night and chose this place because of its reviews and my past experiences, the service was awful, cold and just down right rude, the matre d, looked... More

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