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Blackbird

#233 of 8,181 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    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
What a great meal.

OK, my wife was visiting me in Chicago ,I am here on a project and I was looking for a restaurant to have dinner with her. Most nights the restaurants do a roaring trade,so I thought I would make a reservation. Blackbird is the restaurant next door to another great dining experience called Avec... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
acalicocat
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NYC
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Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went at lunch time. Glad we went early at 11:00am as by noon the restaurant was full. Had the 25.00 lunch menu special. Amazing. Salad served in shoestring potatoe bowl very attractive and tasted great.Monk fish done perfectly. I love bread pudding and it came with pumpkin spiced creamy ice cream! Wow. Service was fabulous.

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Thank Nancy S
NYC
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

OK, my wife was visiting me in Chicago ,I am here on a project and I was looking for a restaurant to have dinner with her. Most nights the restaurants do a roaring trade,so I thought I would make a reservation. Blackbird is the restaurant next door to another great dining experience called Avec, more on that in another review.... More 

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Thank acalicocat
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved that we finally tried this restaurant. thought we would get the restaurant wek menu but don't know where that went....instead had the duck with foie gras which was out of this world. pork belly appetizers and pork belly entree now how could you go wrong and then he drinks...had the gin with the creme de cacao (forgot the name)... More 

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Thank victoriadel
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Husband took me here as a surprise. This was our first time doing a tasting menu and it was very much worth it. Unbelievable flavors, creativity and service. You have to have an open mind - some of the combinations sound so strange at first but every bite was delicious.. I especially appreciated details like how courses were eaten in... More 

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Thank margaretelise
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food And a small beautiful restaurant with great prices considering its highest quality. The service is perfect!!

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Thank Isabel N
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant after reading reviews and trying a few decent restaurants in Chicago. However, the food here is less than satisfactory. Service was good, and people seemed friendly, but it took them 1.5 hours to get us the main entree. We went on a weekday at around 13:30, which was a bit busy but it should not... More 

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Thank superkathy
Hoboken, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing you notice when entering is the ambient noise, which is high. The dining space is long and narrow, a bar running along half of the right wall; opposite are banquettes for two; with larger tables to the rear, near the look-in kitchen. Chic stark decor, featuring exclusively hard surfaces off which sound bounces like billiard balls. Dishes... More 

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Thank Martin A
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am very sensitive to atmosphere when it comes to dining, but to food also, and to the wine selection, and to the skills and warmth of the staff (has to be both). This place has it all. Very inventive food, great staff, great atmosphere, the best vermouth ....it was a great evening

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Thank IBC20817
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Meh, frog legs were wonderful while the main was meh. Likely if it had not taken an hour for them to show up, I might think differently. Clearly if you are a regular, you get better service. Cheap Champagne as an "oh we are so sorry your aps are taking a long time to get out" does not work. Curdled... More 

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Thank KMChicago
Chicago
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Blackbird does things with food most others don't. Never is an item brought to the table that is not perfectly and thoughtfully prepared. The seasoned staff knows how to interpret and explain the entrees to a mainly hip and knowledgeable following of diners. Everything in the restaurant, from its ambiance to its food, is carefully conceived, designed, executed and presented.... 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>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 715-0708

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 100
  • Cuisine: 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

Questions & Answers

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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.