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Blackbird

#366 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
The Loop
American, French, 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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
So-So

I dined at Blackbird with my family and was underwhelmed by the experience. Servicevwas overall poor. Our waiter had a very condescending attitude towards questions and became very defensive when our entrees had not arrived 45 minutes after our appetizers. It took so long that we ran out of wine... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
BAQ2013
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I dined at Blackbird with my family and was underwhelmed by the experience. Servicevwas overall poor. Our waiter had a very condescending attitude towards questions and became very defensive when our entrees had not arrived 45 minutes after our appetizers. It took so long that we ran out of wine before the entrees arrived. She kept on pushing us to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing special, really. Expectations are high because of the Michelin star and it doesnt quite deliver. For these prices we deserve more...service was not maliciously bad but not overflowingly good - which is part of what should come with michelin-starred hospitality. My wife and I visited from London and also visited "Grace" (recommended) and the staff made a point of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wait staff was unfriendly and service was very slow. Very overpriced and very small portions. Too many options in the area to settle for this over rated place. Don't go.

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Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Vibrant fine dining with a contemporary flair Innovative wines with very knowledgeable sommelier Makes you feel like you're in a great food city, which you are

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
20 helpful votes 20 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Toronto
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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>  > The Loop
  • Neighborhood: The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 715-0708

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?