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TABLE fifty-two

#219 of 8,445 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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Romantic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Susan C
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
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
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Pennsylvania
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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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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?