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TABLE fifty-two

#420 of 8,179 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: Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Permanently closing on December 31

After nearly a decade Table fifty-two will close on December 31, 2015. The chef use to be a cook for Oprah Winfrey. In 2016 the space will re-open as Blue Door Kitchen and Garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went a couple times the first year it was open, and "wow" was it great. Art Smith as Chef-owner was a real hit. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but on this trip I was disappointed and a little embarrassed in front of my out of town business guests. Either it was an off night or they... More 

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Thank ButchChicago
Antwerp
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194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Went here over 5 years ago and it was great. A real buzz, and vibrant atmosphere with great southern food. This time was awful. It felt like the land that time forgot, very old feel without the buzz and dull. The chicken was great, I have to acknowledge that, but the jambalaya was really unfortunate, The fish dry and overcooked.... More 

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Thank Adrian T
Chicago, Illinois
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842 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

After nearly a decade Table fifty-two will close on December 31, 2015. The chef use to be a cook for Oprah Winfrey. In 2016 the space will re-open as Blue Door Kitchen and Garden.

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Thank Diane K
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

In Chicago for the holidays and went to Table 52 for Sunday Brunch. All entrees were delicious. Fried chicken and shrimp and grits were great. Biscuits and Mac & cheese as sides are a must try. Make a reservation in advance for Bunch. Southern cooking done right!!

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Thank cmau3
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I went for Sunday brunch and had a delightful experience. We tried the deviled eggs, which I don't normally like because of too much mustard/mayo. Here, they are beautiful and delicious. The fried chicken is amazing--perfect outer and juicy inner. The catfish was also delicious and a generous portion. My favorite dish was the Mac-n-Cheese, although it was so rich... More 

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Thank Redrabbits81
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went for a family brunch and were disappointed in both the food and the service. Chicken was missing most of its breading and everything was overcooked. The bacon was like cardboard. The service wasn't any better. Slow service, no drink refills and the birthday dessert didn't come until some of us had gone. We even had to go find someone... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went for Sunday brunch. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Jerrod our server was quite engaging. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Bill S
Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Southern soul food. Fried chicken was really good. Shrimp and grits ok. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was quaint. It was a bit pricey for fried chicken. I do recommend this restaurant.

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Thank John C
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Took some time before we were traveling to Chicago, but we knew we wanted to go to this restaurant, and we did. Nothing bad to say. Food excellent, drinks excellent, and the staff is above excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank Peggy H
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I was in town to visit my son and we wanted a special dinner. We found it here! We started with deviled eggs but they were nothing like any deviled eggs my mother made. It was a harmony of different flavors. Our entrees were outstanding-jambalaya and short ribs. We had two sides- Mac and cheese and a vege tart. Again,... More 

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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: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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

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  • 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.