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“"Amazing Experience!"”
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Ranked #238 of 9,766 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $100
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 November 22, 2013

Me and my husband ate here for dinner and it was truly one of the best restaurants we've ever eaten at. For starters we had the smoked sweetbreads and grilled octopus-both homeruns! For entrees I chose the Miso Pork Collar and my husband had the NY Strip w/ bone marrow-again both dishes were amazing. Although Blackbird is a bit spendy, the food is well worth it and it is a must visit if in the Chicago area!

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Thank Bethany S
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

I was fortunate enough to be a part of an eight-course dining experience at Blackbird, complete with wine parings... not to mention a champagne cocktail hour! And it was, in a word, unbelievable! The restaurant itself is a study of clean lines and simplistic, yet powerful architectural statements.
We were escorted to the upstairs private dining area and were seated at a beautifully appointed table, set for our party of 20.
Each course was a delicious work of art! And the wine parings were spot on!
I recommend to anyone who wants a unique, upscale dining experience, to consider Blackbird.
Sadly, I never saw what was behind the red curtain.

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Thank Bickerson
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Fantastic experience. Went with a couple of non-foodie friends and they were blown away. Ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. Each course was beautifully constructed while highlighting the tastes and textures of the food. The wine pairings were thoughtfully chosen to complement and support the food without competing. About half way through, most of us at the table were starting to feel full, but the service adjusted (at our request) the pace to allow us more time between courses. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant pictures on their website look cold and austere, but we found the space to be warm and energetic when filled with happy diners. Will be back!

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Really a 4.5 restaurant ! We had an enjoyable anniversary celebration here recently with friends. Yes, the decor is minimalist but what is important are the delectable dishes. And the view of the chefs and cooks in the open kitchen at the wood grill. Inspiring creations arrive table side. The endive salad ( which we ordered before mains and then again after!) is presented in a crispy potato basket with flavours of Dijon, Basil and pancetta topped with a poached egg. The waiter precisely cuts the basket for you and the salad falls into place on the plate! Recommended are the grilled octopus and sturgeon. Extensive wine list. Excellent staff. And ladies look behind the red curtain in the loo! Their bar is a busy spot but we not disturbed by noise levels at all on a busy weekend evening.

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Thank CanadiantravellerTO
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

A bit expensive but wonderful food! I loved every dish… Especially the desserts… I'd recommend it to anyone who can afford it…

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Thank kwanite
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