Crossroads at House of Blues - Chicago
Crossroads at House of Blues - Chicago

Crossroads at House of Blues - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago/dining.php
  • Phone: 3129232000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bob Capogreco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: House of Blues showcases the diversity of live music by presenting nearly every genre of music on the main stage.

    Crossroads at House of Blues features Chicago’s latest and greatest blues artists every night on the back porch stage!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wacker
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Crossroads at House of Blues - Chicago
Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located inside the world-famous House of Blues.It features a tantalizing new menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star,Aarón Sanchez. Enjoy signature dishes such as shrimp & grits, short rib meatball sliders and fire-grilled flatbreads plus some new twists on House of Blues favorites like jambalaya, slow-smoked pulled pork, signature burgers, salads and steaks. It’s food that's bold and classic yet contemporary. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music & art intersect!
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Crossroads at House of Blues - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (33)late-night find (29)special occasion (22)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (5)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    What a Great place!! the entertainment was spectacular!! Mike Wheeler and his band were so energetic and talented!! they had Everyone dancing in their seats up next to them in the way of the wait staff, EVERYWHERE possible. He strolled the aisles playing his guitar and getting everyone involved. The ease of making my reservation from you was the BEST. All weekend, we ran into theres a 4 hour wait, etc, and to be able to come right in,,,,, so wonderful!! thanks
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thumbs down to Open Table :(
    Runnergrandma
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I had made reservations through Open Table AND called House of Blues well in advance to confirm my reservation, since we were coming in from Ottawa,Canada to do the Chicago marathon, I wanted to make sure all was reserved in adavance to accomodate my group.When we got to The House of Blues, They did not have my name or my group on their computer system?! I was very dissapointed with Open Table and makes me doubt their efficiency as of now. Luckily,the restaurant manager was able to shuffle things around and was able to accomodate us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marathon
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Best place for blues experience in Chicago !! Food was exellent ....just try the " voodoo schrimps"
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant is ok.
    Trvlpro61
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good restaurant and good American Quisine. Good portions; some way too big. Food was fresh. Ok prices. Live music was, at times, too loud during dining. Had to yell across the table to have a conversation. Overall it was just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow and Loud
    DeeKay
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Although the quality of the food was good and the prices reasonable, our experience was quite poor due to exceptionally poor service. Our server would disappear for extended periods of time and when she did reappear, she frequently attended to nearby tables without looking in our direction. What was intended to be a relatively quick meal before a show turned into a two0hour ordeal. It took roughly 30 minutes from the time we ordered desert and coffee until it was delivered. In addition, we were seated right in front of the stage, making conversation (and ordering) nearly impossible, having to compete with the music.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went here for a birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. But after traveling a little over an hour to get here we were less than impressed with the bland tasting food. Especially after our server boasted about the menu & chef being from Food Network.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where's the beer?
    FancyDateNight2
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went for dinner before a show and the food was spot on. Unfortunately, they were out of most of their craft beer selection...even Pabst! Had to settle for a Miller Lite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fun
    Y2KMCS
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Nice place, great ambiance and music. The place is very cool!! If you go to Chicago you gotta visit it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect before the show
    PinkG
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food selection was interesting. Lots of good choices- food served promptly- the pulled pork was amazing- service was excellent - friendly staff- a great spot overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night with great music & food
    Myfoodreviewer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ate there on a Saturday around 5:30 pm & it wasn't crowded at all like I thought it would be, thank God!! Food was delish! Only complaint, they should have regular cornbread as well as the jalapeño & cheese
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • es un sitio estupendo.
    aresvk
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Me ha encantado. Pienso volver algún día seguro. La música era estupenda y el sitio muy bonito.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome. All expectations exceeded!
    TXbluesgal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent. Music, food, service. Checking out Dallas House of Blues next (as a Tx native)..... my new favorite..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music, great food
    FXRMac
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a great time at the House of Blues. Windy City Rev Ups were awesome. Bought 2 CDs.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out
    Macdosg
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at the House of Blues. Loved the food, the atmosphere and the live music.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent, but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We decided to dine here before the show we were seeing in the theater as a convenient one-stop affair. The service and food was very good, but there are no bargains to be had (it is a trendy place right in downtown Chicago, so I wasn't really expecting anything else). The lobster mac and cheese was a truly wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic place
    Bernt
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great place to be with your friends, having a 1st class meal and get some really good music!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music & food
    jpforce
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The experience was really good! Both the music and the food were wonderful! I recommand it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was surprisingly good!
    veggiegal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I don't think I would go to the House of Blues to specifically eat at the restaurant, but my friend and I found it very convenient to have a quick meal before a concert. The waiter was nice, if a bit slow taking our orders and bringing the food. After hearing they are vegetarian friendly, I was very disappointed to find no veggie entrees on the menu, so I opted for the grilled fish of the day, which was mahi mahi. Luckily, it turned out to be a great meal. My friend ordered the Juicy Lucy burger, and was happy with it as well. Would definitely eat there again before a show.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time
    Tommy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I went there for the first time and the ribs were great and the music was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    victim
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time here and we couldn't believe the service we got from the staff! Magnificent all of our requests were full filled to the ninth degree. food we had was excellent and very reasonable, the entertainment....second to none! House of blues is a must to see.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance and music
    G8Quebec
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were a party of 8 and really appreciated the food and the show after. Great blues music with talented musicians. A great place and a MUST in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blues and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The music, and service were excellent; however, the food was mediocre considering a 'top' chef (Aaron Sanchez) designed the menu. The ambiance was good, but the seats are extremely uncomfortable, probably on purpose so you won't want to stay very long. I would only recommend it for the music, and drinks. Not for a meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Took our teenage kids back to our old stomping ground.... What a great time! Bands were terrific and the food outstanding. They really enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a blast
    MrandMrs
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The wife and I were in Chicago on our honeymoon and we love eating at House of Blues so of course we wanted to try House of Blues Chicago. They did not disappoint. The staff was very friendly and fun to talk to and the food was great. The atmosphere at House of Blues is always enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went to the Hosue of Blues - as my hotel was opposite, we have been to others and this one was as expected, its a good experience for tourists, there is always music playing and the atmosphere is good. The food is good and reasonable value for money.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HJ Klassen
    Hatman
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Crossroads is part of the House of Blues, kinda kitchy yet pleasant....food is typical fare well prepared very tasty....The staff are very professional, friendly and are eager to please. Our server was especially good and helpful....The signature cornbread is a great starter and also accompanies many of the dishes....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer9345
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food prices exagereted for low quality. For example lobster is nothing but pastas plate with vert few small lobster pieces.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    Rodrigo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Casual, nice music, good food. When booked I did not know it has a blues band playing. Great surprise! I recommend.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at House of Blues
    BrettVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you want to go to a loud chain style restaurant, this is it. I had much higher expectations for the decor and the atmosphere and that is probably my fault. However, we joked at dinner how there wasn't one table having a good time. I get there is supposed to be live music but there is a volume that works and a volume that doesn't work.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for blues!
    GigiDL
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A good place for blues and confort-food with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with music
    Pickypalate
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Recently took visiting relatives to dinner. We arrived at 7:15 and was surprised restaurant was not crowded, perhaps too early for music crowd. Overall, food was good. The pasta dish was especially good along with the burger and fries. Music was not too loud for conversation and a nice ambience for dining. Always a good place to take out of town guests who want something different. The Sunday Gospel brunch is highly recommended. We weren't able to go this visit but have in the past. A great Chicago treat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • House of Blues
    tmschi07
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I was attending the Sunsation tour concert in the upstairs music hall. Great views and good acoustics. The food was great as I needed a quick meal. The service was prompt and the pulled pork sandwich hit the spot. I would definitely return for other events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • House of Blues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    What an enjoyable evening. Great music and food. Waitress was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is the best
    ChiTaz
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This will be my third time dining here and each time I am impressed. I have not had the experience of dinner, but lunch so far is wonderful. The atmosphere is very entertaining as well as educational. The New Orleans flair is just right for the establishment. I will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good entertainment, OK food
    kmh106
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great place for the entertainment, but don't expect anything special for food--menu offerings were pretty standard fare. Drinks are somewhat expensive--$13-16 for specialty cocktails and $5-7 for beers--but entertainment should be factored into the cost of drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed bag leaning to good
    CDR123
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went with my wife to a 7pm reservation precisely because of having live music scheduled from 6:30-8:30 nightly in a non-concert setting (music is a free addition at this time, as opposed to ticketed shows at 9:00pm). The music didn't wind up starting until 7:35pm, and was a single singer / guitarist. He was talented, but not really what I'd expected from such a venue and an hour late; I wondered if there was a band scheduled that didn't show up, and this guy was a last minute backup plan, or if he was the act and simply came on late himself, or if HOB simply doesn't enforce much for their free music commitments. Meanwhile, the food was good -- overpriced, perhaps, but not excessive. It reminded me of a step up from TGI Friday's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    asil
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    we book a table for the music starting 6:30 p.m. but the artist didn't show up until 8:00. he didn't apologize and even worse his performance was terrible. very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely delicious!
    Falcon
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was our first time here. We were very impressed by our food and our server went above and beyond! We would definitely eat here again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I enjoyed dinner before the mint condition concert at the house of Blues Chicago. The food is a bit pricey but the overall experience and ambience of the restaurant was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Flashback
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our 1st time at the House of Blues. We started at Crossroads for dinner, the food was great. We saw Woodstock Flashback. The 1st group was the Who's Who Tribute band. I did not care for this and it was way too loud. The second group was Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute band, it was great. Grateful Dead Tribute was next, we missed this one because one of the couples we were with wanted to leave. I am sorry we missed that one. The place was so interesting I would go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic