Blue Line Lounge and Grill
Blue Line Lounge and Grill
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Blue Line Lounge and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluelineloungeandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 7733953700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Business Hours
    Monday-Thurs 5pm-2am
    Friday- 11am-2am
    Saturday- 9am-3am
    Sunday- 9am-2am



    Dinner Hours
    Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 5pm-11pm
    Wednesday 5pm-12am
    Friday 3pm-1am
    Saturday 3pm-1am
    Sunday 4pm-11pm



    Brunch Hours
    Saturday- 9am-3pm
    Sunday 9am- 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Over 20 complete and diverse board games guests may play any day of the week. Large yet subtle HD televisions playing anything from sporting events, to social events such as the Oscars or Grammy's, to black and white and current popular movies.
    For large sporting and entertainment events (Oscars, Grammys, MTV Music Awards, Superbowl, Chicago playoff team etc.) surround sound will be on.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Milwaukee Street
  • Public Transit: Located underneath the Damen Blue Line stop. Steps from the intersection of North, Milwaukee, and Damen.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available on Damen and nearby streets.
A word from Blue Line Lounge and Grill
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Blue Line Lounge and Grill, located in the heart of Bucktown/Wicker Park, is the best kept food secret in the neighborhood! This American fare menu features comfort and familiarity. Signature items include flatbreads (6 to choose from), mini Cuban sandwiches, Southwestern minnies, the Hot Stone California Flat, Gourmet Buffalo Burger, Cowboy Rueben, Mini Meatloaf and the Airline Chicken.
There's also an extensive list of 32 signature martinis! If mojitos are your thing, you may choose from 11 different flavors! The list also includes signature sangria, a large beer selection of both domestic, imports and microbrews as well as a fun and thoughtful wine list.
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Blue Line Lounge and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Brunch on a budget!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Place wasn't over crowded at all, could of gotten in without a reservation. Brunch was a great bang for our buck! two egg plates, french toast, biscuits sand gravy, 3 coffees and a mimosa, came out to 12 a per person, for 3 ppl! found my brunch on a budget!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A cozy and intimate yet casual
    josuke
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    A cozy and intimate yet casual place with great interior decoration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Host is amazing. He is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    The Host is amazing. He is quick and efficient. Fast kitchen and even faster waitstaff. Comfortable and lovely retro 1940's decor. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spent New Years Eve there.
    LAA35VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Spent New Years Eve there. WE HAD A SENSATIONAL TIME! The waitstaff didn't miss a beat getting to our table even with a large crowd. Music is always a fun mix!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great, food delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Service was great, food delicious! Servers were all very up beat and treated us very good. Made us feel very welcome. Will definitely recommend and will be back again. Thanks for everything!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat the $5 martinis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Can't beat the $5 martinis on Wednesdays! Great service and the good was pretty good. Beware, the music there is pretty loud!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't go wrong with this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Stop reading and just go there! I have been coming to the Blue Line Lounge (and Grill) for over five years now. It continues to be an exceptional and unique local; it is my go-to spot for every occasion. It offers excellent atmosphere for every season, music and TV for every taste, superb service, and that certain something that can only be experienced personally. It's main appeal is the large selection of specialty martinis, but you cannot go wrong with the mojitos, or their beer and wine selection. Don't forget to try some of their delicious food, whether it is a snack on the sweet potato fries or mini burgers, or a full meal with their Angus or Lamb burgers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance is outstanding. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Ambiance is outstanding. I love the holiday decor and old time movies/sports games on all the televisions. Martinis are great here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic place, great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    fantastic place, great ambiance and was kid friendly, the service is outstanding!! was really happy here and will go back many times
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a try.
    ktmac
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Flat bread Aka Buffalo style very good when hot, crust looses something as it gets cold. Lamb burger excellent flavors & buffalo burger a bit bland. Service great wish we had more time to play z board game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere is wonderfully
    RameyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    The atmosphere is wonderfully created and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    The service was wonderful. Our waitress was very attentive. However, the music was awful and they turned it up so loud at one point that my friends ended up leaving my party. I too, was highly disturbed since I couldn't even hear myself think. This place is fine during the week...but I don't understand why they must play loud and obnoxious dance music on Saturday nights.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved the tuna and lamb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    We loved the tuna and lamb burgers the size, tenderness, and price were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    This review is based on brunch only, which was well-priced and tasty. The portions were large and the mimosas were cheap. The music was a little bit loud for brunch. We will go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In the heart of the Wicker
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    In the heart of the Wicker Park neighborhood, this is a great place to unwind with friends and have great food and martinis!! I would say it's a good spot for a group of 5 or less.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a first date.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Great spot for a first date. Great variety on menu that is well priced. Quiet enough to talk but enough else going on during those awkward silent moments. Take a walk in the park afterwards :-). Will be going back for one year anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great spot hiding under
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2012
    What a great spot hiding under the Blue Line at Damen! Service was excellent; the food was delicious, the wine at $3 a glass...WOW! Wish the TVs had not been quite so loud but it was the Bulls playoff game, so understand. Overall fantastic place; will come again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for brunch on a Saturday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Went for brunch on a Saturday. Firstly, food was good - nice brunch and lunch menu, but the service was terrible for a half-empty restaurant. Staff appeared disinterested and chatted more amongst themselves than to customers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was a great martini
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    There was a great martini list-lots of fun drinks. We order the mini burgers- the ozark and cuban. Both were delicious. The mini fish tacos were terrible. There was hardly any fish and it didn't have the typical fish taco seasoning of salsa, cilantro, and lime. They were very dry and I expected them to come in soft shells, but they came in crunchy shells. They were also very small and not worth the $9. The other food definitely made up for the fish tacos. These fish tacos should not be allowed to be served.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • variety of drinks and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/5/2012
    variety of drinks and food options great cocktails
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great drinks - service lags...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/20/2011
    I have always enjoyed Blueline Bar/ Grill. Drinks were AMAZING, but service could've been better. It wasn't that busy and we had to wait forever for our waitress to check on us - finally we had to take it upon ourselves to find a water pitcher on the bar and bring it back to our table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never been to this place before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/14/2011
    Never been to this place before and had the time of my life. The 32 different kinds of Martinis are great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue Line surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    I've always thought this location to be a local dive, and was pleased to see that the ambiance & customer service was up to par! I had a group of 20 or more & the manager was very accommodating on working w/ us & the seating. Food was much better than anticipated, and the crowds worth "watching". It was a pleasant surprise. It's been recommended before, but being under the "Blue Line"... I was hesitant. I was wrong - I will return for lunch or something!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Style with Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Being under the El I think it was pure genius on the part of the owners to style their restaurant like a railway car. Inside and outside this is just a lovely spot. We had no trouble getting our table on a Saturday night that ended up getting busy. Bus boy was very helpful and mindful we had been sitting for a while without seeing our waitress and got her for us. The food selection is great, good combination of comfort food and unique dishes. I thought about the much touted Elk Burger but went with the stuffed meatloaf instead and was very pleased. Portions were hearty and the prices were very reasonable. They have a great drink selection and when I saw the mortar and pestle come out for my mojito I was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friends and I had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    My friends and I had a great meal before going to a show at the Double Door across the street. The Elk Burger was on the Specials menu that night. Two of my friends ordered it and agreed it was the best burger they have ever eaten. I took a taste and absolutely agreed. The service was excellent. This was the second time I have eaten at The Blue Line Lounge and Grill. I plan to visit it again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great for a family outing...the
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2011
    Not great for a family outing...the music is very loud and it's almost impossible to have a conversation with anyone across the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummmmmmy
    LNGNVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    My favorite place in Wicker Park! I love everything about going here, especially the flat bread and the Southwest Chicken Sliders. I would eat them every day if I could! They also have a really good brunch and martini menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hostess was spectacular,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    The hostess was spectacular, we were an hour late for our reservation and still got us a prime seat as well as bought us a round of drinks! :)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't go wrong here! EXCELLENT!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    There were a group of us stopped in on a Sat night before getting on the Blue line and we were very surprised! The drink menu, in particular the Martinis was amazing! The food was modestly priced, but EXTREMELY tasty! Two of us have food issues (gluten free) and the staff & management was knowledgeable about what we could have and could not. My gluten free choice was their slow cooked brisket with a homemade sweet/spicy bbq sauce. It was their special and they modified it for my gluten intolerance. It was FANTASTIC! Our server was great and helpful with food choices. Busy, busy place, great music and atmosphere. A GREAT find and I will go back when in that area again! Wish I lived closer! ☺
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a good place for everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    This is a good place for everyone in the group to find something they like, appeases those seeking a scene or a relaxed comfortable atmosphere and delivers every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    Blue line has a very comfortable and energetic ambiance. The food was delicious like your mama would make it : ) Very friendly staff and manager. Be sure to ask for Ashley as your server, she is a delight to talk to and exemplifies customer service. And the martinis . . .Oh the martinis. Deliciousaly priced and well done. A plethora to choose from, with each one craftfully made. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I recently made a group reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    I recently made a group reservation at Blue Line for a Saturday night (I actally made it the same day) and was pleasantly surprised that they were able to take our group of 8 people without a problem. Our server was great and the host/manager (David) was very welcoming. He even came over to our table to say hi and referred to me by name since I was the one who made the reservation. The drinks were continuously flowing even though the place was packed and the food arrived timely to our table. And the food was delicious!!! I have the flatbread sandwich--loved it!! But I have to say the most amazing dish was the Meat Mac N Cheese---simply amazing!! I would highly recommend giving this place a shot for a small or large group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you go here, they have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    If you go here, they have really great crab tator tots! Also Wednesday they have $5 martinis!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic