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TABLE fifty-two

Gold Coast
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52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610-2769 (Between Clark & Dearborn Streets)
(312) 573-4000
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This place has been renamed Blue Door Kitchen and Garden right in the heart of Chicago gold cost area. Nice atmosphere half way between southern comfort and trendy city. The cuisine is worthy of its reputation. Fresh and largely carb and gluten free, loads of veggies that are prepared with taste and innovation. You wouldn't know you are eating kale... More 

Thank Brigitte M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

I went a couple times the first year it was open, and "wow" was it great. Art Smith as Chef-owner was a real hit. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but on this trip I was disappointed and a little embarrassed in front of my out of town business guests. Either it was an off night or they... More 

1 Thank ButchChicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Went here over 5 years ago and it was great. A real buzz, and vibrant atmosphere with great southern food. This time was awful. It felt like the land that time forgot, very old feel without the buzz and dull. The chicken was great, I have to acknowledge that, but the jambalaya was really unfortunate, The fish dry and overcooked.... More 

Thank Adrian T
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

After nearly a decade Table fifty-two will close on December 31, 2015. The chef use to be a cook for Oprah Winfrey. In 2016 the space will re-open as Blue Door Kitchen and Garden.

Thank Diane K
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

In Chicago for the holidays and went to Table 52 for Sunday Brunch. All entrees were delicious. Fried chicken and shrimp and grits were great. Biscuits and Mac & cheese as sides are a must try. Make a reservation in advance for Bunch. Southern cooking done right!!

Thank cmau3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I went for Sunday brunch and had a delightful experience. We tried the deviled eggs, which I don't normally like because of too much mustard/mayo. Here, they are beautiful and delicious. The fried chicken is amazing--perfect outer and juicy inner. The catfish was also delicious and a generous portion. My favorite dish was the Mac-n-Cheese, although it was so rich... More 

Thank Redrabbits81
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went for a family brunch and were disappointed in both the food and the service. Chicken was missing most of its breading and everything was overcooked. The bacon was like cardboard. The service wasn't any better. Slow service, no drink refills and the birthday dessert didn't come until some of us had gone. We even had to go find someone... More 

1 Thank DKP8888
Greensboro, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went for Sunday brunch. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Jerrod our server was quite engaging. I would definitely go back.

Thank Bill S
Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Southern soul food. Fried chicken was really good. Shrimp and grits ok. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was quaint. It was a bit pricey for fried chicken. I do recommend this restaurant.

Thank John C
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Took some time before we were traveling to Chicago, but we knew we wanted to go to this restaurant, and we did. Nothing bad to say. Food excellent, drinks excellent, and the staff is above excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Peggy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610-2769
    (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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.