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Blackbird

#181 of 7,610 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (Jefferson)
+1 312-715-0708
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were invited here last week by one of our suppliers and I must say it was one of the best meals I had ever had.The service is first class and the food above that ! The wine list is extensive and there is something for everyone - I was left to order the wines and could have ordered some... More 

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Thank roosterman2016
Naperville, Illinois
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a delightful dinner tonight. Skillfully prepared cocktails. Appropriately attentive serving staff. I had the shrimp appetizer which was sublime, and the duck entree which was delicious. My partner had the cavatelli appetizer and the lamb saddle entree. I tasted both and they were delicious. Our waiter assisted us with a wine selection, which was perfect. Highly recommended. We will... More 

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Thank miller227
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we walked in we thought the atmosphere was a little cold due to the modern decor and clean almost sterile, interior. As the courses were brought to our table the creativity and quality of the food was superb. Our server was attentive and provided excellent descriptions of the preparations and great suggestions for dishes and pairings. The "wine poached... More 

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Thank Peter Z
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant with an old friend. From the moment we sat down we got great service from the staff. Perfect food and winetasting. Good portions and i will come back next time Im in Chicago.

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Thank CEM0478
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is great. The food is delicious. The pastries awesome. This is a small, intimate dining salon worthy of a business meal for 8 or 10 or romantic dinner for 2.

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Thank john w
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a special dinner at Blackbird and decided to try the tasting menu. My wife had the vegetarian option; I had the meat. The food was artistry in action. Unique ingredients, creatively combined and sophisticated (yet accessible) presentations. This was high-end food you could eat (and in some cases, with your hands!). This was a very pricey meal for... More 

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Thank parkridgepapa
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a large party of eight in this somewhat compact restaurant, close to the kitchen. It's busy and the compactness means one is occasionally getting brushed by the wait staff. The place, however, is quite noisy so don't come here for a romantic evening unless you enjoy yelling at your date across the table. I found it difficult to... More 

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Thank Robert N
Toronto
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, drinks and great service. My wife and I visited at lunch time. Busy, bustling place. Thank you.

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Thank Ed T
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting our daughter in Chicago and were looking forward to a special night out together. We had a lovely evening and enjoyed great food at Blackbird. The restaurant looks a bit dated and needs some maintenance and renovation. Especially problematic were the bathrooms. They desperately need a deep cleaning and renovation. Not what you would expect in a... More 

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Thank michiganmaven
Belle Mare
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fancy place. Always crowded so don´t forget to make a reservation. The interior is not the best I have ever seen, but the atmosphere and quality of food and drink beats is completely.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $100
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
    (Jefferson)
  • Public Transportation: Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-715-0708

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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