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Blackbird

#195 of 7,442 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (Jefferson)
(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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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have eaten at plenty of great restaurants in Chicago, this has to be one of the best if not the best. Service was fantastic, server and back server were really great. Food was phenomenal. Unlike upscale places, you can sometimes leave hungry with the small portions, this was not the case with Blackbird. Let the server point us in the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great but the service is unreasonably slow. Endive salad was very tasty, the grape concoction with the Sturgeon is absolutely delicious.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice welcome and were immediately impressed by the nice layout with the open kitchen. The space has been beautiful accented and decorated, The art ties the space together. We had very friendly and knowledgeable staff, the service is impeccable yet open and friendly, however we must mention Joe, he went way above and beyond in his... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were received by a smiling attendant, service was overall excellent, we took several meals and the best i think was my son's burger. we like the minimalist style of this place and have nice memories from there, which is the main thing i'd guess

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Thank marekceman
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the lunch tasting menu today, and I would recommend this as a great alternative to the pricey dinner tasting menu. You get all the service and creativity of the dinner tasting menu in a shorter window and a smaller price tag. My husband and I had been here a few years ago for my birthday for the dinner... More 

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Michigan
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178 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see why Blackbird has received so many awards. The restaurant is beautiful, the service impeccable, and the food amazing. The shrimp ceviche, froglegs, and roasted carrot appetizers were all incredible. The entrees did not disappoint. The presentation and various flavors were delicious. The funnel cake dessert was a favorite. We would definitely recommend Blackbird and hope to go... More 

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Thank Doymo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last dish before desserts, summer backyard boil..... Is that joke?? It was a mess. How to dismantle a fantastic tasting menu. If I were one of the Michelin judge I would definitely remove the Star Saying that, the rest of the tasting menu was great. Just a pity such a mistake.

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Thank Jose V
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner on a very stormy Saturday evening. Service here is impeccable and the sturgeon and halibut were excellent. For cocktails the Rum Radler was refreshing and light. The excellent food coupled with the superior service makes Blackbird a lovely experience for all to enjoy !

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Thank Pam N
new jersey
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner while visiting Chicago. We were promptly seated and attended to by a very knowledgeable server who explained most of the menu and recommended some favorites. We had the endive salad with the egg which was Devine. The poached lobster was so delicate and flavorful. The entree of suckling pig was delicious and a very large... More 

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Thank rhonda512
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We love to come to Chicago every year for my birthday. We stay in a nice hotel, go shopping and eat at very nice restaurants. So the Blackbird was recommended to us. We had reservations at 8:00 and arrived to a very crowed resturant. They have a small bar which was full. If you have to wait anytime at all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $100
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions
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: (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.