the food was excellent; ithe food was excellent; i like the sampler size portions of dessert; wait staff was very attentive; enjoyed speaking to the Chef; we will definitely be coming back6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my best meals ever!Everything about our dinner at Bluegrass was perfect. Attentive wait staff with a sense of humor, great martinis and excellent food. We had the brisket taster and the spicy orange shrimp appetizers- both outstanding and one in my party almost changed her dinner order because the brisket was so tender and delicious. Two of us had the soft shell crab sautéed in garlic and they could not have been better- prepared perfectly. Top all of that off with 2 excellent dessert minis and the evening was complete.
Would highly recommend Bluegrass and will most certainly return.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBluegrass is a perfect.Fantastic food, fantastic service, and always consistent. Super friendly and welcoming to all. I highly recommend Bluegrass6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food and ServiceThis was our first time at Bluegrass. It was a busy Saturday evening, we had to wait about 15 minutes even with a reservation. A complimentary popcorn chicken appetizer was sent to the table, and we also had the mushroom broil, artichoke fritters, and szechwan calamari. All very tasty, not greasy, delicious.
We had the jambalaya and half slab of ribs, the penne pasta, and the vegetarian noodle bowl. All were outstanding for flavor and taste. Really loved the food.
For dessert, we had the bananas foster and ice box pie. Another round of outstanding food.
We will be back. Our waitress was fantastic, always had the waters and ice teas filled. Love this place.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best service I've encounteredThe best service I've encountered in a long time, so much so that I asked if they were a new restaurant. Food was very flavorful, although the jumbalaya was not as spicy as my husband would have preferred. One odd thing - they brought us a piece of bread pudding for dessert (very good, BTW) without our asking, then charged us a reduced price for it. Huh? If you're going to gift someone, gift them.
I only wish I lived closer, as I would definately go back here.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't go wrongI really like Bluegrass. The drinks are fantastic and the food is always excellent. If I could I would eat here every week.
The staff and owners are very nice.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeps Getting BetterThe food has always been reliable, but tonight was exceptional. Our party ordered the grouper, the petit filet, soft shell crabs, and skirt steak; all were outstanding. Leave room for the hot fudge sundae !!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemExtensive martini list. Try the special bluegrass blueberry martini. The place is relaxed and friendly and the food, outstanding. Seasonal dishes like soft-shell crab and copper river salmon are melt in your mouth delicious as well as the Louisiana Blackened Grouper, Tilapia Sasafras, and Jambalaya. Order the baked-beans with peanut brittle as a side. You can't go wrong. Be sure to save room for dessert. You can't go wrong with the taster size of the chocolate three way, banana foster or for those who prefer to drink desert the chocolate mini martinis or even banana foster martini. Our server was Daria and the service was perfect. It's a great experience; give it a try.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem Hidden in Highland Parkwe had a small graduation party for my daughter there. The staff could not have been more attentive with the chef also coming by to congratulate my daughter, As to the food, perfect attention to detail and taste. we could not have asked for more. We will certainly be back again and again.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, priceyI like Bluegrass, the food is very good. However, I think it is very expensive. I ordered tilapia and it was $23 with no salad and an okay amount of food. I am a woman and finished the whole dish and could have eaten more. My friend ordered the rosemary chicken sandwich, which did come with a salad, for $11. Not sure why sandwiches come with salads and entrees don't. They do have a great lunch menu which is reasonably priced with the same good food.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMRecent Visit with Out of TownersI thoroughly enjoy going to this neighbor find. The food is consistently go, and in general, the service is excellent. This visit was the exception. Our waiter was virtually non-existent and I was embarassed as I took out of town guests for a great dining experience. Hopefully, the next time the service will be to my expectations.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a wonderful place forJust a wonderful place for lunch or dinner...if you haven't tried it....Just Go, already...what'ya waiting for?5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWe were greeted warmly upon arrival and had excellent service! The kids were treated so nicely. What a great neighborhood place with great food. They are always packed and I can see why.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMReal Southern BBQ!It was Mother's Day and we were going to spend the day at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Though the Bluegrass is not in our area, it was close to the gardens. We had to change the reservation time and they were very accomodating. We didn't know what to expect and were very pleasantly surprised. I have traveled extensively throughout the South and love BBQ. This place stands tallamongst the best. I particularly like their sauce which is a hybrid from Texas and the Carolinas. Their sampler is for a hearty appetite; all great! I just returned from a business trip in Tennessee but am looking forward to visiting the Bluegrass soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs AlwaysBluegrass doesn't disappoint with their food or drinks. It's why my husband and I keep coming back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBluegrass has a very comfortableBluegrass has a very comfortable decor and vibe. Menu is varied and is very solid. Outstanding service. Reasonably priced.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMwe have been there three timeswe have been there three times in all. First time was on a gift certificate. the food and service were outstanding each and every time. from the greeting qt the front door to the chef coming after the meal. i would and have highly recommend this restaurant to all.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic DinnerThis was our second time to Bluegrass. The first time we had the more traditional brisket and ribs which were amazing, but this time we decided to go with some of the specials. The service was great and the food was phenomenal. We got the Louisiana blackened grouper and the shrimp and crab pasta. Both were mouth watering delicious. We will definitely continue to go back for more.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent preparation ofConsistent preparation of very good food. Good service.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, friendly service!One of the best restaurants around! The owners are always there making sure everything runs smoothly and patrons are satisfied. The Chef comes out to check on the patrons as well. If there is ever an issue (and there rarely is) they make it right no questions asked. We highly recommend Bluegrass!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGuaranteed- Quality food!Love coming to Bluegrass. They are always accommodating, friendly and the food is never a miss.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTry it...you'll like it!I love that Bluegrass is family owned - The couple are so kind and warm.
Loved the artichoke fritters and the calamari and the sesame shrimp appetizer.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrong with Bluegrass!Food is the best. Martinis are always wonderful there. All staff are professional. The owner is always making sure that everything runs smoothly. Have been going a few times a year since it opened (about 9 years ago) and we love it! A true gem.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprizingly GoodAs I arrived, the location across from the police station and storage lockers, the low ceilings and 1950's ambiance of the dining area with mustard colored walls caused my expectations to plummet. Yet, the food was very good. The service was excellent. Eric, the waiter, gave good suggestions; and the water pouring person filled my glass, seemingly after every sip. The menu is a little unusual with a mixture of styles--all reasonably priced: sandwiches/hamburgers, Cajun, Texas Bar-B-cue, steaks and sea food.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Blue GrassWe have been to Blue Grass several times over the years, and have yet to have a poor meal. The food and service was really good. The only compliant I had was that my jambalaya was long on rice and a bit short on chicken or sausage.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest peopleThe food is excellent, the service divine, and the people are the best...Is there more to say?3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI am only sorry we had notI am only sorry we had not heard of it sooner. New Orleans cuisine was authentic though the menu had much more. Will be back soon!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have a great beer selection,They have a great beer selection, with carefully selected craft brews from around the country.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe owner came by severalThe owner came by several times to make sure everything was fine. Best. Onion Soup. EVER!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMartini selection was greatMartini selection was great (and they were delicious!) Food was outstanding!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM