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TABLE fifty-two

52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 573-4000
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Ranked #250 of 8,382 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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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Wheaton, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had an awesome dinner at Table 52 on a Sunday night. They have a limited menu, but are most noted for their fried chicken. The restaurant is small and cozy with upstairs seating available as well. Really friendly wait staff! The roasted brussel sprouts are some of the best I have ever had! But the mac and cheese, fried... 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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