If you are looking for a rare
If you are looking for a rare find that's serving up good eats at great prices. Then look no further. I purchased a YouSwoop deal that allowed me to try a few of their small plates. I found that the food was delicious and the service was superb. I listened as a few other new diners raved about their food. Shortly thereafter, I joined in the fun. Sizzling garlic shrimp, pan seared sea scallops, roasted risotto, and bacon wrapped dates. Finish that off with some wild berry sorbet and lace the whole meal with subtle hints of a lavendar martini. I promise, your tastebuds will do a dance. From one foodie to another, I encourage you to check it out. You'll be glad you did. I'll definitely be back.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to Blue Star for
I have been to Blue Star for Valentine's Day, a family dinner and dinner with friends, and each time they blow us away more. The service is incredible, we have never had any bad experiences here. The one time that our salad did take a little long to come out, we barely even realized because the live music and conversation was so great.
It is off the beaten path, but well worth the trip out there. Great wine, an extensive list, and knowledgeable servers.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hidden gem! Friendly staff
Hidden gem! Friendly staff and impressive menu. Went there for a dinner out with a group of girlfriends and we were able to enjoy wine flights, a wonderful dinner, AND could hear each other talk (we went on a Thursday night). Some of the entrees on the menu were on the pricey side (sea scallops, steak, etc), but there is a wide selection and it also includes half salads and flatbread pizzas which were very affordable (yummy chorizo pizza). Be sure to order their nutella balls for dessert!!! Sooo good.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent as
The food was excellent as well as the wine. The service, however, was a bit slow considering how quiet they were that evening.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was hoping for more patrons
I was hoping for more patrons to be dining along with us, but overall food was great. My friend and I shared the wild mushroom flatbread, bacon wrapped dates, scallops, and shrimp. The wine selection was also great, although I only had a Cabernet. I will definitely return, maybe on a weekend when there are other diners around :-)
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my friend's
We celebrated my friend's birthday at Blue Star. Dinner was exceptionally good, wine was perfect, and at the end my friend got a bday surprise -delicious dessert with a candle! I am definitely going back to the restaurant!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cleaned every plate!
Had a WONDERFUL dinner at Blue Star last Wed night with a group of 6 girlfriends. We stuck with small plates, salads (which were pretty big!) and flatbreads. All the food was AMAZING! We enjoyed the Mac/Cheese, Croquetas, Bacon Wrapped Dates (twice), Scallops, Pear/Pistachio flatbread, Margharita flatbread, Squash salad and asparagus salad. Honestly - we devoured everything. The portions are decent for sharing (ex: Croquetas had 3 golf ball size goat cheese croquetas). We finished off with the fried nutella - decadent. It was very good value, too. For all the food, plus a couple glasses of wine each, we threw in $40 a piece for the night. I would definitely recommend Blue Star for a fun night out with a group or a Date Night!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
G R E A T!
This is our go-to when my boyfriend and I go out. We trek from Hyde Park that's how great it is. The service has never been anything but above wonderful. Cindy and Brendan are our favorite servers. Personable, not pushy, knowledgeable and fun.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, service was
Food was great, service was great, and it offers free parking! I will definitely be back! I would definitely recommend the grits and the mushroom flatbread!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went with a group--we found
I went with a group--we found the restaurant to be very group-friendly. The food was very good. I appreciated that the bartender provided tastes of the wines.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Nice Surprise
We went to this restaurant because it was close to an event we were attending. What a surprise! The food was terrific, and the service was quite good. We will return.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood gem
Drove there from Indiana for a late Mother's Day celebration. Food was excellent. Particularly loved the fried Nutella balls.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
Great menu with wonderful choices for sharing, delicious food, great service. This is one of our favorites!!!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Star has a very good
Blue Star has a very good menu and bar with friendly servers. However the service was extremely slow. We had four people and were the only ones in the restaurant for most of our meal. The time between the courses was way too long.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I tried this place because I'm working my way through my "Drink Deck" and it was an absolute pleasure. Staff was great, ambience was perfect, food delish and you can built your own wine flight! Just amazing! I can't wait to go back again and again!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was awesome..had a great
Food was awesome..had a great dinner in a relaxing atmosphere.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Light and lovely
We walked to this restaurant and didn't want anything heavy as it was warm out, finally! Everything was delicious and well prepared. The asparagus salad was a perfect blend of flavors. The scallops were done just right and the tuna melted in your mouth. The strawberry chocolate crepe was both photo worthy and delicious!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wine but slow
Went there for dinner with my boyfriend. The food is amazing with great presentations!
We got a sausage platter as appetizer, scallops and tuna as entrees, the fried Nutella as dessert.
However, we waited for a LONG time for all of them,, and even the check.
I would want to go back again and hoping to get my food faster...
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING food and allergy friendly!
Amazing place to eat if you have any food allergies. I have celiac and am also allergic to dairy and eggs. They were so accommodating and even had an extensive gluten free menu. The waiter was well informed and had good suggestions. My meal was absolutely delicious and I did not have any reactions. Cute ambiance and amazing service.I would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely go back.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little hide away
This place is a real treat. It has great food for a great price. It gives the feel feel of an upscale bistro without the upscale price and with a reasonable amount of food. Definitely a great date spot.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was perfect! It was romantic, fun, the staff was great and the food was devine!! I would definitely recommend it to all!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, slow service
food and portions were perfect (size wise but a bit small for the price). dessert (PB mousse) was amazing. service was rather slow (nice guy but slow). we ordered right when we sat down and didn't get a drink for 10 minutes, and food for quite some time. we had finished our dinners and sat for 10 minutes before the server came over to order our dessert - and we saw him at the bar sitting and drinking wine.
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
gluten free experience A+
Had a diner in our group with celiac's and we were pleasantly surprised to find that a majority of the menu items could be prepared gluten-free. We all loved sharing the small plates and big plates too. Food was great, server too. Will return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Evening with Friends
We enjoyed a nice evening with friends outdoors on the patio. We arrived around 8:30 on a Saturday evening. There was only one other table occupied on the patio, so it was easy to converse with our friends. The food and service were both terrific. At the end of our meal our server told us about special events at the restaurant throughout the year. We look forward to attending at least one of these and experiencing the ambience of the restaurant itself.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
is good but service is really slow
Some of the portions were very small for what they charged. We had a party of seven people and were hi en four pieces of bread. We were told that they were concerned about running out of bread and that is why we couldn't have anymore. We were never given salt a d pepper shakers when we asked for them. This restaurant was not crowded at all yet it took them a while to bring out our deserts. They were nice enough to compensate us for the delay by removing some of the drinks from the bill.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tops for the Area
It's a bit out of the way, but worth a visit or more. The menu is appealing and the food is spectacular. The service is a match-------pleasant and friendly attention to the table, but not too much. Interesting and tasty drinks menu. However, the tables for two are a bit too small and the lighting a bit too mood enhancing, meaning ceiling high and dim. A plus for free parking.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved every dish we ordered and went for small plates and wine. Macaroni & cheese was sooo good! Tomato basil soup yummy! Hash very unusual but all the different ingredients worked well together. The bread was very good and the garlic bleu cheese butter wonderful! Decor is different than expected for a bistro and instead of the oldies music, classical or soft jazz would have been preferred. I'm always surprised when tv's are going even though no audio. Just does not fit in a bistro IMO. Our service could not have been better, there is free parking available, and the dishes we shared were winners! Wine list is good and included Washington wines which is always a pleasant surprise!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Shared salad was excellent followed by two excellent main courses. Restaurant really knows how to do veggies. Our waitress was super nice which made for a great evening
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet Spot, Good Food
My friend and I enjoyed a nice quiet dinner. I am not a fan of super loud restaurants so, I was very pleased by the quiet atmosphere. We shared an assortment of small plates -- bacon wrapped dates, squash salad, scallops, and pulled pork sliders. Food was very good and service was good as well. I would recommend it.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to many restaurants in the city and Blue Star continues to be our favorite. The food is terrific, this wine flights are a great way to try their wide selection of wines, and the service has been top notch very time. We love Blue Star!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu updated, keeps delivering!
Blue Star is always phenominal and has updated their menu for fall. Like with a good friend, change can be intimidating but the chef at Blue Star delivers! New mac & cheese appetizer is great. The skirt steak is my favorite and comes with amazing brussel sprouts (I was never a fan of brussel sprouts until I tried these) and literally the best mash potatos I've ever had. I can not beleive how good they are, I was just blown away that mash potatos (something that typically is not enticing to me) could be so good (these had spinach in them). To top it all off the chef came to say hi and when I asked how he made them he walked us through the whole process and pointed out the tricks to getting it perfect. Such a nice guy.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about this restaurant
Everything about this restaurant was absolutely exceptional. From the moment our croquettes came out, we knew we had found a gem. Those divine little balls of fried cheese, the amazing squash soup, and the vast selection of wines were only the beginning. The steak and the tuna were cooked to perfection, the vegetable pairings were perfect, and do I even get started on dessert? The fried Nutella may have been a little on the heavy and sweet side after devouring such a large meal, but the Flourless cake was delicious. For me, the Blue Star of the night goes to the Cappuccino Pot de Creme. That may have been one of the most perfect things I have ever tasted. This will definitely be a repeat dinner spot for us!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
et, great food, we go there whenever we're in the area. The wine pours are small, so if there's more than one person, it's better to buy a bottle. Nice friendly service.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great family dinner
I took my parents and grandma here and it s perfect. The food and wine were great and the noise level wasn't too loud but it was energetic.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth Seeking Out
First the staff- Our waiter greeted us at the door and seated us with enthusiasm. He presented the menu in terms we understood. It is a foodie's delight and some unfamiliar items were thoroughly described.
Then the food- We shared the hash as an appetizer. Beautiful to view and wonderful to share. Unique. My wife had scallops. There was so much on which to comment and all of it positive.. I followed our waiters recommendation and had the short ribs. Again, indescribable and great. We shared the Signature Dessert Combo.. I'm repeating myself but it too was unique and wonderful. This is one of the finest food experiences we've had in our travels. It is convenient to the CTA system, has an extensive and quality wine list. A MUST GO-TO
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went on a Living Social deal and were pleased with the food and service. The scallops were our favorite. My tuna was delicious as well. We would go back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
great little place
we really enjoyed this place and the people who worked there including management, server, and chef were very impressive.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM