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TABLE fifty-two

#402 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago
#436 of 8,581 Places to Eat in Chicago
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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 11
    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
Intimate Setting in Chicago Rush Street

We love the Southern-inspired menu and small scale just a block west of boisterous and beefy scene on Rush Street beloved of conventioneers. Think of a Parisian bistro combining the spice of Louisiana bayou country and crunch of Georgia fried chicken. As good as the main protein courses are (we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
rjaunesone
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Seminole, Florida
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were told that this place was great. They did have a lot of great food. They just overcomplicated it my opinion. Fried chicken dinner, good breading. chicken a little overcooked and only served dark meat. The fried green tomatoes were amazing, best I ever had. The deviled eggs, average at best and the flavors clashed. They had good cornbread... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We love the Southern-inspired menu and small scale just a block west of boisterous and beefy scene on Rush Street beloved of conventioneers. Think of a Parisian bistro combining the spice of Louisiana bayou country and crunch of Georgia fried chicken. As good as the main protein courses are (we loved the spicy brisket hot link with baked beans and... More 

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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After hearing about 2 good experiences here we decided to go. Place is adorable. Service started out good was all downhill from there. Took a very long time to get our appetizers, then dinners did not come all at once. The Salmon was inedible and had to be sent back kind of ruining the whole experience for the 5 of... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was so disappointed in our dinner, our server, and the whole attitude of the staff. Except for the hostess everyone was glum and not attentive at all. The service was so slow and what was to be a fun dinner with friends and family was interminable As most of the food was very good, the salmon was raw and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Absolutely loved everything about this place...from the location to the building...from the food to Dirk (our server)...we could not have asked for a better experience. We were greeted with smiles by the host...seated promptly and welcomed by Dirk. He reviewed the menu with us and the we decided to order just about half of it...the deviled eggs were so smooth... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sitting at the bar watching the chef is my favorite late night eating adventure. Be sure to order the macaroni and cheese and the biscuits. I always over order because the food is sooo good. I love the restaurant staff. When I go there by myself I feel so welcome even though I arrive late and watch them close up... More 

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Miami
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Food was totally delicious from start to finish! Service was average however and i suggest reservations for sunday brunch. WOW. chicken and waffles and the macaroni and cheese.. YUM. Mimosa is a nice amount and the prices are a bit high but it is worth it. Great quality and loved the cozy and comforting atmosphere.

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Chicago
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Should have come here years ago! Very charming space which is great for a date, anniversary or simply a great meal with your friends. Started with the deviled eggs which were to die for and followed with delicious fried green tomatoes. For entrees we chose fried catfish and fried chicken, why not right? Our waiter Derrek really helped make the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The service was excellent and food was delicious! The fried chicken with mashed potatoes was a super hit!

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Los Angeles
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Table 52 was excellent. The restaurant is set up in an old house, and is quite charming. But the food was delicious. The starter cheddar biscuits they brought were so good, we asked for more. We started with the fried green tomatoes, which had some type of horseradish BBQ sauce that was different, but really good. I ended up doing... 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>  > Gold Coast
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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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: Doing business, 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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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.