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Blackbird

#204 of 7,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
American, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (Jefferson)
(312) 715-0708
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Thank Schmidgall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prompt courteous service. Smallish menu along with tasting menu. Everything well prepared and delicious. Food and service excellent. Highly recommend.

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Thank Elizabeth S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, perfectly prepared food. Friendly services. Good location in the centre of the city. I'm going back as soon as I'm back in Chicago.

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Thank Dirk E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the dinner tasting menu. We have tried tasting menu in many cities and countries. Black bird's tasting menu has too many courses and lasted too long. A lot of these small bites are gimmicky rather than tasty. I would say, however, the worst part is how close the 2-person tables are placed together. Throughout our 3-hour dinner,... More 

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Thank Becky L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice French bistro type food. Service seemed a little slow when we were there on a Wednesday. Croque Madame, fries, and hangar steak all very good. The espresso, ice cream and cookie dough dessert was amazing.

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Thank Smithfam16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called thirty minutes ahead and scored a reservation for 7 pm on a weeknight - we must have been the last open table but they still treated us very well. The tables were close together but we still managed to hear ourselves. We got the full tasting menu with wine, and loved it. I was especially fond of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I went to Blackbird for dinner and are so happy that they were able to accommodate us on short notice. Yes as mentioned in other reviews, the tables are close together giving it a very European flair so it did not bother us at all. Our server, the sommelier and the food were exquisite!

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Thank Sandy J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

though my opinion was not shared by all in my party of 4 on Monday May 30. I enjoyed my cocktail, a variation on a Sazerac. Appetizers we shared and enjoyed. I had a pork entrée that was wonderful. Others had veggi, steak , and lamb dishes. The portions of the last two , given the prices, were the basis... 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, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
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
    (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.