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“Modern, elegant and delicious”
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Ranked #231 of 9,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $100
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: West Loop
Cross street: Jefferson
Transit: Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We loved Blackbird. We went there for lunch. First thing, the place itself is just very nicem open and contemporary. The home made bread and its butter mixed with high quality honey worths the visit alone. Then the courses. We've had the delicate artic char, squash soup, sturgeon and pain perdu for dessert. All the plates were complex and very refined. We really enjoyed all of them Only little negative thing I have to say : it is truly modern cuisine, so the portions are definitely not huge. We've had excellent Pinot Noir too.

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Thank Jefrenaud
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Had heard great things but hadn't tried Blackbird until recently. The welcome was good, the server/manager was extremely knowledge but friendlly and accommodating when one in the party said they didn't like the Chablis, he quickly changed it without issue or comment. The appetizers and main courses (Sturgeon, lobster and pork) were outstanding and the sweet potato ice cream dish was just right to finish. Definitely recommend

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Thank Michael H
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We went here for our one year anniversary and I could not be happier with our choice! The waiters were knowledgeable and helpful in knowing what we might like. We ended up closing the place down and making friends with the owner who gave us a free dessert. If you want a great date night place, this is it.

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Thank fletchco
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I cannot comment on the main restaurant but the upstairs room is ideal for a small private dinner. Outstanding food. Wonderful presentation. Attentive staff. Great environment ( if a little spartan in terms of decoration but that their style)

Thank Kildonan63
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Blackbird restaurant is ridiculously overrated. The presentation of food is decent, but everything else is a miserable failure. Ingredients clash with each other (like pork bellies served with sea urchins), foodstuff is not of the finest quality you'd expect for the prices they charge (we judged by pork and sturgeon), sauces are simply bad, and overall resulting taste is either blunt or unpleasant, always unsatisfying.

If you are full of it and need to go where "everybody" goes, then go ahead, pretend this place is good. But if you love yourself and your food, spend your time and your money elsewhere.

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Thank kastorka
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