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TABLE fifty-two

52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Gold Coast)
(312) 573-4000
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Ranked #186 of 8,276 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The maitre d' was really nice and seated me at the chef's table while I waited for my dinner companion. The restaurant has nice outdoor seating and a small, but nice interior. The bathroom is right by the kitchen which is not right. When he arrived, he sat down and we got two complimentary corn biscuits that were very rich... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great stop on any visit to Chicago. Dine in a comfy quaint room in a stone carriage house that survived the Chicago Fire. We went on a Sunday for the famed fried chicken and it did not disappoint. One order of chicken with a side of 3 cheese mac left the pair of us well fed!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I've been to Table Fifty-Two twice now and I have to say that I just love this restaurant. It's ridiculously charming and there are no words to describe the absolute deliciousness of the food. It's chic, southern, comfort food taken to another level. If it's your first time going, you MUST have the buttermilk fried chicken. It is hands down... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had Sunday brunch at Table fifty-two because it was on a Time Out list of the best brunch places in Chicago, and was very close to our hotel. I had the fried chicken and waffles with a bacon-infused bourbon, and my husband had the brisket and a bloody mary. We started with some delicious complimentary pumpkin bread, which I... More

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Colorado
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224 reviews 224 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Dear friends who live near Table Fifty Two brought us here for our birthday. The restaurant is quaint, cozy, and not too large. We were warmly greeted at the door and taken immediately to our upstairs table. Unfortunately, it was a very warm evening and the restaurant was uncomfortably hot and stuffy. We and the wait staff suffered from the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We've eaten at Table Fifty-Two several times over the years and it's a place I've brought Asian vendors to experience "American" food and it's always been fabulous. This time did not disappoint either. We started with the deviled eggs which are a must. Loved the house cured salmon and potato chip topper. Then had the watermelon gazpacho, which was refreshing... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with friends last night. Been looking forward to it ever since we started planning our trip and I had a look and the menu and reviews. It did not disappoint. Lovely little place really nice atmosphere and great attentive staff. The fried chicken really is as good as everyone says, we had corn bread, green tomatoes and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been to Table Fifty-Two several times, usually for birthdays or a special meal, as the meal is simply outstanding. We got there and almost immediately, one of the servers presented us with our complimentary parmesan biscuit, nice and warm from the mini cast-iron skillet. My companion does not like cheese, so I lucked out and got the entire thing.... More

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DeSoto, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our big, girl's night out in Chicago was going to start with eating at Table 52, Art Smith's signature restaurant, touted as "the seat of Southern Hospitality in Chicago.." The food was good--two of us had the buttermilk fried chicken (WHO could resist?), the other had steak and I had pike. I asked my waiter to tell me about it--he... More

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Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We dined here recently with our two young children and another family of 4 who also had two young children. I was a little nervous when we walked in as it is very small and we were concerned other diners would be bothered by our children. We were seated by the window, presumably to help contain the chaos of two... More

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