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TABLE fifty-two

52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Gold Coast)
(312) 573-4000
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Ranked #181 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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Waterbury, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Myself, and 6 other friends traveling in a group ate at this restaurant for dinner one evening. It was a intimate restaurant, with only 40 seats on the first floor, and 32 additional seats on the second floor, which was not used on the night that we were there. I'm not into fancy food, so I just got the wood... More

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Kirkland, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Let me just get this out of the way. Table 52 offers the BEST fried chicken and mac & cheese money can buy! My wife and I dined here for our 2nd wedding anniversary on our first trip ever to Chicago. Other than being merely satisfied with the pizza and beignets, the fried chicken and mac & cheese were worth... More

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Wolverhampton, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Brunch isn't something that really happens in the UK so whever we are in the US we always try to find somewhere for a great brunch. Some searches on TA and Google turned up this little gem! I had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles served with maple syrup. Quite frankly I'd died and gone to heaven, a-may-zing! Perfectly cooked... More

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Humboldt, IL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited with our three children (4,9,20). I was concerned that while they are well behaved, "children" would not be accommodated well. How wrong I was. The children were treated as valued guests. The food was amazing. We truly savored every bite. Our service was excellent. The staff was courteous, helpful, and anticipated our needs. The only downside is the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had initially made a reservation for a party of four for a Saturday night. We had friends joining us last minute and I was able to adjust the reservation to a party of six, the host was extremely accommodating. The interior is small but very comfortable. The only thing lacking about the night was the service. Our waitress insisted... More

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