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TABLE fifty-two

#267 of 8,465 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
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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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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 166
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 34
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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
Most recent review
Decadent dinner for two

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Allison B
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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127 reviews 127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Chicago, Illinois
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We LOVED Table Fifty-Two. It is the cutest, most quaint place that I have been. The service was remarkable; very attentive and very fast. And the food- wow! For starters we had the shrimp and grits, deviled eggs, and soup. All very good. And of course we tried the famous fried chicken. It was great, and very filling. We ended... More 

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Markham
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29 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went for Sunday brunch and had awesome Eggs Benedict and bloody mary's. The menu had many interesting dishes and all looked great as they went by.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Small, classy and romantic. Not ridiculously priced. Beautiful setting near Gold Coast. Fried chicken rivals that of many places in the South.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A true gem and probably the best meal we had while visiting Chicago. Tourists generally gravitate towards the tourist and central parts of Chicago proper. They really need to branch out and try this wonderful resto snuggled in the midst of the Gold Coast. Fantastic ambiance, wonderful southern style cooking combined with great service. Staff were fantastic from those that... 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>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?