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52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 573-4000
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Ranked #257 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Clark & Dearborn Streets
Transit: CTA Red Line Trains to Clark/Division stop #22 Clark Street Bus #36 Broadway Bus
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Bartlett, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

me and friend ate there for the first time. wow what an experience. good southern cooking. i had the southern fried chicken life 4 pieces with fried green tomatoes to die for but the mac and cheese was awesome. my friend had the catfish with quail as appetizer. we ate like queens. the ambience is cozy. staff is on you... More 

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Oakland, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went alone and had a great time. The food is southern and smart and the atmosphere was warm and relaxed. My only criticism is that at one point I looked around the room and someone at every table was on the phone! Terrible manners!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had dinner at Table 52 on Thanksgiving eve, and we are so happy we got to dine here. The restaurant is smallish and cozy. Service was friendly, very helpful and impeccable. Each dish was a very creative and very tasty variation on its basic theme, and very eye-opening - comfort food taken to new and wonderful level. A true... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went with a couple close friends. Southern food was excellent. Great catfish dish and the Brussels sprout and collared greens sides were very tasty. Very nice ambience. Felt like we were in someone's home. Would definitely go back.

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Chicago, IL
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159 reviews 159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went for a special birthday dinner and were overwhelmed by how noisy it was (we were upstairs which has nicer decor than the 1st floor). We were seated next to a large party of raucous guests -- got a bit better when they left. The service seemed a bit disjointed & we found the menu and the items we... More 

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Columbus, OH
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I traveled to Chicago for a week-long food celebration of our 20th anniversary. We dined at Table Fifty-Two our last night in town--Friday. This was the perfect ending to our week-long food binge! Much of our food through the week was over-the-top flavorful. Having Art Smith's warm, comforting elevated Southern food was exactly what we needed. It... More 

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Additional Information about TABLE fifty-two

Address: 52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 573-4000
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American

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