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Bluegrass Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Bluegrasshp.com
  • Phone: (847) 831-0595
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Brian Bishop
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We now cater for home, office or in our dining room, check out our website for current menu suggestions. www.bluegrasshp.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We only open for private parties on Saturday and Sunday lunches. We do open for showers, weddings, anniversaries and any large group over 30 guests. Everything from a Brunch to Cocktails and appetizers.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Lederer (847) 831-0595
  • Entertainment: The best Mardi Gras in Chicageaux!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Mardi Gras - Cinco de Mayo - BBQ Fest - Oktoberfest every year, three week celebration for each event, special wine/beer maker dinners to conclude the special menu...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richfield Road
  • Public Transit: Chicago Northwestern line in downtown Highland Park is about 1.5 miles away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: plenty of FREE parking, with two lots next door for over flow, and additional parking across the street at the Highland Park Police Department.
A word from Bluegrass
Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining location. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare, Bluegrass blends in a little Southern influence into its repertoire. The wine and beer selections are all American, along with a full back bar, all hand selected to echo the quality of the fare. Check our website for all of our special events. Mardi Gras is celebrated annually. Cinco de May is with us through the 4th of May! We have many wonderful specials that rotate, so check our menu regularly on line.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Imaginative menu expertly prepared. The service may be the best on the North Shore."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Barbecue was very good seems specialty. Local beers and wine are unusual. Good service. Nice small size desserts available"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I was totally blown away by Bluegrass! Amazing food and excellent service."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My Boss and I were having a working dinner and he suggested this restaurant. It was my first time and from the moment we were seated I knew this was going to be a great experience. Great Service, Great Food and they didn't bug us while we talked business. I/we will be back. Thanks Again"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Nice beer and wine selection...Seafood salad is great, so is the pulled pork!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Nice variety of menu choices. Food preparation very good. Jambalaya was tasty, generous portion. Specail award winning shrimp over cheese grits with pork belly - outstanding. Owner stopped at table a few times to make sure all was well - very friendly. Server was attentive and very helpful with menu selection."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant of all times. Food is outstanding, service is fantastic and overall experience is one you have to experience yourself. From the time you walk in the door until you leave the owners and chef come by your table to make sure you are happy and having a good time. PLEASE put this on your "to do" list - you won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Had not eaten at the restaurant in awhile,but found it as good as always. The food was very good as well as the service.Everybody enjoyed themselves."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, the service excellent. In short a great place to eat."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "First time here with little kids. Staff was wonderful as was the food. Great evening!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner very much. Met old friends and enjoyed being able to walk to the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This was my first time at Bluegrass and I will definitely return. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. I especially loved the shrimp and grits. There were huge hunks of sweet/spicy slab bacon in the middle and the grits were creamy and cheesy. The teriyaki chicken breast was equally as good. The sauce was homemade and had a hint of a citrus flavor. The portion was enough for two people to share."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I love Bluegrass for a nice local joint to go to with ambiance and atmosphere before a movie or for a lazy evening. Great for summer salads or in the Fall hardier stews, barbeque and creole food. Nice wines and yummy cocktails. Very kid friendly but still feels like an adult night. Great find in Deerfield/Highland Park area."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We love sitting out on the patio. Bluegrass food never disappoints. Love the ribs, jimbalaya, skirt steak, pulled pork. Whipped butter with cinnamon sugar for the fresh, warm bread is divine. Delicious decadent desserts."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "good food, nice people, honored our reservation, love the giant desserts to share with your friends and family."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Bluegrass they know my family at this point. The food is always freshly prepared and the owners really care about the diners food and restaurant. I also really like the dessert."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We dined here recently for my aunt and uncles 50th wedding anniversary. We wanted someplace special and we knew the right place to go. The food, as always, was excellent. Our server was gracious, friendly, and gave outstanding service. Everyone came to the table to wish my aunt and uncle happy anniversary, then brought us a special dessert of Bananas Foster, which was delicious. I would highly recommend Bluegrass. You cannot go wrong with this one!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had the lousianna blackened grouper. I loved it! My husband also enjoyed the ribs!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Excellent as always - delicious food, friendly staff, great environment!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had not been here in years, not sure why as we liked it then, but as our new office is nearby we stopped in again and loved it! It is pretty busy, crowded and noisy inside but we were able to snag a table outside and had a lovely dinner, able to talk easily catching up with friends. Something for everyone on the menu; great barbeque-loved the pulled pork. Artichoke fritters are awesome! Great soft shell crabs. Efficient service, good food, we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Wonderful cozy place with good food to celebrate a quiet night for our anniversary. Service was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food here is consistently amazing. Love it. We dine here a lot and bring new friends often."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been here many times and Bluegrass never disappoints. We recently invited 4 friends that had never been there before and they loved everything about the place. From the moment you walk in and are greeted warmly to the enormous desserts that must be shared; the dining experience is top notch. We had baby back ribs, which IMO are the best within 100 miles. One of our guests had the shrimp and grits and raved about them. Another had jambalaya which was as authentic as any of us had including various places in the southeast. We cannot say enough good things about Bluegrass. Delicious food, great micro beer selection, huge appetizers, and desserts to share for the table."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood gem, as well as a destination restaurant. Family owned, they take pride in making each dining experience fun. Attentive wait staff, well prepared entrees, diverse menu, wonderful specials every night and fabulous desserts, it is well worth the trip to Highland Park."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "food is consistenly good and a bit unusual for the typical neighborhood restaurant. Very attentive waitstaff and bartender. Reservations reccommened as there could be a wait. Off the beaten path but easy to get to."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent food and friendly, accommodating staff. Menu has enough variety to please just about everyone, yet is unique with a Southern emphasis. Every plate that comes out of the kitchen looks wonderful."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. The New Orleans type of Cajun preparations are the best around. The service is quick and friendly and the chocolate martini flight is to die for. I love everything about this restaurant and highly recommend it. This is our favorite restaurant and love to try something new each time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is fair, nothing to write home about, service also. In my opinion they are a bit overpriced. Every thing is ala carte. Will not return for quite a while."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Bluegrass for a few years but I never forgot it. Went with my husband and nephew. I definitely enjoyed my food more than they did. I had the chop salad with shrimp added. I'd always gotten it with salmon but was in a mood for shrimp. While it was tasty, I'd go back to salmon. The men had the pulled pork sandwich (so so) and the 1/2 slab with jambalaya (so so). Ribs were a little dry. Popcorn shrimp & crab cake appetizers were yummy! Service tanked when it got busy. We'd go back but during slower time to get the better service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went for dinner on an Sunday night specifically to have the smoked Sunday specials which are: 1/2 smoked BBQ chicken, ribs, brisket. We were seated for a good while with our menus & had already decided what we wanted. When the server approached about drinks- he never mentioned being out of anything. We would have surely appreciated being told this info as soon as we were seated so that we could focus on other things. The rest of our meal was ok... nothing to write home about. Sorry, but not planning on rushing back to Bluegrass..."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Bluegrass, visited the Botanical Gardens and then had dinner here. The service was wonderful, the waiter very accommodating with excellent beers and wine suggestions."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Everything about this place from the delicious food and the quality of the food to the wonderful drinks, was a pleasure and is now one of our favorite places to go. We especially like the unusual menu items. The chocolate martini trio is so special."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great menu choices. Nice wine list. Outstanding service. Ribs are wonderful, as is the skirt steak. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always enjoy Bluegrass. Service, variety, and quality are excellent."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Brisket, chicken and ribs all on one platter for under $20! Such a deal. And so good. Because we try to eat more lightly, my wife ordered the key west salad and we shared, neither of us feeling deprived or over-meated! My only complaint was a little too much dressing, tho it was good, we prefer our salads under-dressed(and it's our own fault for not getting the dressing on the side)."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food adventure with marvelous service ! Always enjoyable dining. Be prepared to taste delicious preparations."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was excellent except for the soft shell crab. They came deep fried in what they called a tempura breading. The breading was too heavy. There were 6 of us and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The soft shell were an appetizer that we all tasted."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Blue Grass is one of favorite restaurants...great food and great service!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Blue Grass is a gem in our area...always a pleasant greeting from the hosts, wonderful service. The food is marvelous and the green apple martini is the best! If the South had this food, they'd have won the war. Charlie"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We went with a group of 8 for a lunch gathering and had an excellent experience! The food was spectacular, as always. The service and atmosphere were also outstanding."
    Dined on 6/3/2014