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TABLE fifty-two

#366 of 8,485 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Gold Coast
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52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Between Clark & Dearborn Streets)
CTA Red Line Trains to Clark/Division stop #22 Clark Street Bus #36 Broadway Bus
(312) 573-4000
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Easter Brunch

We booked Table 52 in advance as we knew we'd be in the city on Easter Sunday. Knowing the restaurant's celebrity connection - head chef Art Smith used to work for Oprah! - I was thinking it might be pretentious but it was not at all. It's in a converted carriage house & only seats 85 total... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Selder-Travel
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wanted so much to love Table Fifty-Two. What happened on Easter Sunday in at most a half full dining room was unforgivable. When we arrived and went upstairs to the great bathrooms we noticed the dining room was nearly empty. Six of us where asked to wait for our seventh guest to be seated. When our last guest did... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We booked Table 52 in advance as we knew we'd be in the city on Easter Sunday. Knowing the restaurant's celebrity connection - head chef Art Smith used to work for Oprah! - I was thinking it might be pretentious but it was not at all. It's in a converted carriage house & only seats 85 total. Very homey feeling... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were not overly impressed with the service here. We arrived for our reservation for six on time but informed them there would only be five dining. The restaurant was not full and they proceeded to make us wait for a

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Danville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We reserved for 5:00 PM on Good Friday and were only joined by one other party the entire time we were there. There were 5 of us and we ordered an array of food - favorites included the shrimp and grits, catfish and mac and cheese. We also had a salad, pizza, fried chicken, deviled eggs, spinach pie and short... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I went here to celebrate my birthday and we had a wonderful experience! The restaurant is intimate, and the food was rich and indulgent. We tried the fried chicken, fish and had several sides that were all delicious. The service was wonderful, very attentive, but not in the way. I would definitely return and try the macaroni... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

PLEASE take note and be aware of this restaurants cancellation policy!! We had reservations for 6 on a Sunday at 3:30 pm - not peak time, and were unable to make it due to unforeseen circumstances. We called at 9:30 am on Sunday to cancel the reservation. They would NOT accept cancellation and were charged $ 150 on our credit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Even as Oprah Winfrey's celebrity hold over Chicago seems to be dimming, her ex-chef's conversion of a failing tea room into a cozy (not to say somewhat over-noisy) southern-style bistro keeps packing them in. And rightly so. Three of us very much enjoyed a congenial dinner. Our reserved table was ready at 7.30, and we closed the upstairs room three... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great restaurant all-around. Our starters were beautifully plated and dressed with the right amount of dressing. Our waiter was excellent- attentive to our wine and water glasses, etc. The ambiance on the second floor was energetic but still romantic (lighting at just the right setting, etc). Entrees were excellent; they somehow make fried fish not taste heavy. As for dessert,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a really nice dinner at the restaurant. Great atmosphere and good service. The entrees were very tasty. The fried chicken was great. The dessert was nice. Wine list is a bit limited but provides a nice selection. I would definitely return to Table 52.

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Columbus, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went for brunch with my family and this small, cozy place was truly amazing!!-- I am coming back next month!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (Between Clark & Dearborn Streets)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Red Line Trains to Clark/Division stop #22 Clark Street Bus #36 Broadway Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: (312) 573-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 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 Gold Coast

Neighborhood Profile
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.