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TABLE fifty-two

#293 of 7,788 Restaurants in Chicago
#324 of 8,550 Places to Eat in Chicago
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 35
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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
Wood Oven Cooking At Its Finest

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
MicheleC106
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Naperville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wanted so much to love Table Fifty-Two. What happened on Easter Sunday in at most a half full dining room was unforgivable. When we arrived and went upstairs to the great bathrooms we noticed the dining room was nearly empty. Six of us where asked to wait for our seventh guest to be seated. When our last guest did... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We booked Table 52 in advance as we knew we'd be in the city on Easter Sunday. Knowing the restaurant's celebrity connection - head chef Art Smith used to work for Oprah! - I was thinking it might be pretentious but it was not at all. It's in a converted carriage house & only seats 85 total. Very homey feeling... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were not overly impressed with the service here. We arrived for our reservation for six on time but informed them there would only be five dining. The restaurant was not full and they proceeded to make us wait for a

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Danville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We reserved for 5:00 PM on Good Friday and were only joined by one other party the entire time we were there. There were 5 of us and we ordered an array of food - favorites included the shrimp and grits, catfish and mac and cheese. We also had a salad, pizza, fried chicken, deviled eggs, spinach pie and short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I went here to celebrate my birthday and we had a wonderful experience! The restaurant is intimate, and the food was rich and indulgent. We tried the fried chicken, fish and had several sides that were all delicious. The service was wonderful, very attentive, but not in the way. I would definitely return and try the macaroni... 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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
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.