52 West Elm Street
Chicago, IL 60610Neighborhood:
Gold Coast / Streeterville
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.tablefifty-two.com/
- Phone: 3125734000x
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Holiday Closures: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Southern
- Executive Chef: Chef Art Smith
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: Table Fifty-Two's upstairs dining room is available for private events of up to forty people for dinner or fifty-five for a reception.
- Private Party Contact: Morgan Oliver or Chas Hambright 3125734000x
- Cross Street: Between Clark & Dearborn Streets
- Public Transit: CTA Red Line Trains to Clark/Division stop
#22 Clark Street Bus
#36 Broadway Bus
- Parking: No
- Parking Details: Table Fifty-Two offers valet parking. There is also an unaffiliated parking garage directly across the street.
This is an historic residential neighborhood, available street parking is always an unexpected bonus!
A word from Table Fifty-Two
Welcome to Chef Art Smith's signature restaurant, Table Fifty-Two, the home of Southern hospitality in Chicago. Whether you are dining in the high-ceiling elegance of the upstairs dining room or the cozy, gathered-around-the-hearth comfort of the downstairs dining room, you will feel the warmth and welcoming spirit of Table Fifty-Two. His cuisine, sourced from the finest organic farms in the Midwest and ranging from Low-Country Shrimp with Stone-Ground Grits to Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Breast with Coconut-Ginger-Chili Sauce, Table has received raves from the public and food critics alike. Chef Art approaches cooking and dining the same way his mother and aunts and grandmother did, in the grand tradition of the South: use the freshest seasonal ingredients, prepare them lovingly and share them with your family and loved ones.Continued
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Table Fifty-Two reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since June 25, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (121)neighborhood gem (105)special occasion (94)romantic (93)great for brunch (47)notable wine list (28)good for groups (21)hot spot (18)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- Good but...FittyDined on 10/21/2014An overall nice dining experience was marred by the service. Food took too long to come and once it did our server only came once to check in on us. Once finished, the wait staff quickly brought the dessert menu. After passing on dessert, it took another 15 minutes just to get the check. All of this was on a slower night at the beginning of the week.Special Features:
- WonderfulOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/19/2014Wonderful food and service. Went for brunch and I will definitely be going back for dinner. Only concern would be the cold air if you're seated by the door.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Southern Brunch in ChicagoOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/19/2014This restaurant was absolutely wonderful. The brunch menu is a combination of southern classics and modern fare. This was the first time that I have ever had grits that I have liked. All of the food was wonderful and the service was great. We had very high expectations and it exceeded all of them.Special Features:
- Excellent service and foodNoMeat4MeDined on 10/18/2014Sweetest Day was made sweeter......we enjoyed the food and the ambience was great. Easy to find and parking was a breeze. We lost track of time because everything was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It's not KFC or Popeye's ChickenSteverinoDined on 10/18/2014At $25.00 one would be hesitant to order fried chicken at a very upscale restaurant. Don't be. The buttermilk fried chicken is some of the best food you will ever eat. And despite Table 52 being an upper end establishment the portions are not small. My wife ordered the chicken and three large, mostly white meat pieces were served that would be too much for just a bout any woman or man for that matter. All portions were generous from appetizers to salads to main courses to desserts. We have been once before and we will certainly go back.Special Features:
- Nice experienceSteveVIPDined on 10/15/2014I caught the restaurant on a rainy night mid-week, so it was not very busy. The food and service was great and my date raved about the food. I found everything to be delicious and with great presentation.Special Features:
- Bad surprise...OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/14/2014Initially, ambiance was nice, and expectations were good! Unfortunately, menu is not that much (too short), and the traditional and recommended Buttermilk Fried Chicken was really nothing special, not more than a simple fried chicken... Mac Tree Cheese good, but only good. Photos from the menu gives you a different idea... 7 days in Chicago, 5 restaurants visited (Fig&Olive, MK, Chicago Cut SteakHouse and Travelle at he Langham Hotel), the only 1 we would not recommend. Excuse us for the sincere opinion.
- Forget your diets!OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/12/2014Your diets will go out the window when you dive into their deliciously moist yet crispy chicken and waffles, fluffy pancakes and amazing sticky buns. Well worth the visit, and the whole Gold Coast neighborhood is gorgeous!Special Features:
- Poor serviceChitowntomVIPDined on 10/11/2014We have eaten here many times since this restaurant opened and have always loved the food. The food we still love but the service has deteriorated each year to the point that we won't ever go back. Such a shame.Special Features:
- Just okay - will not returnKathVIPDined on 10/11/2014Just okay food. No substitution of a vegetable that was with another meal. This was ridiculous! A tiny restaurant and acting that controlling. We have been to large dollar restaurants to very intimate restaurants and they most often oblige. We will not return.
- slp1slp1Dined on 10/5/2014We went for the Sunday brunch and enjoyed it very much. The complimentary pumpkin bread was wonderful. Everyone ordered different items and the Mac and Cheese, chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits were very good. Good cocktails and excellent service!Special Features:
- Overpriced mediocre home style foodMrChaseDined on 10/2/2014If you want home style food go to Cracker Barrel. This place is ok but not worth it if your like really good food. At night theu keep the door open a let in all of the bugs. So don't go here at night unless you like bugs in ur food.
- Continues to shinesonomastanVIPDined on 10/2/2014Table Fifty-Two continues to deliver a lovely dining experience. Not recommended for the diet minded. This take on Southern cuisine spares no calories but delivers wonderful flavorsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good not greatOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 10/1/2014The food was very good but service was slow, seemed like could've used another waitress, and things were pricey. Good experience but not in a rush to get backSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing food...cj60609Dined on 9/28/2014The only reason you want to come here is if in fact you're in love with good food. This southern style menu is just the right touch for the big city. I'll be back for sure...Special Features:
- Great for brunch!Foodie4everDined on 9/28/2014We booked for Sunday brunch with the girls and had the first seating at 10:30. The service from host to server was excellent and the food was absolutely amazing. Our server made a couple of suggestions that we all enjoyed. The apple fritters and the chicken and waffles were to die for!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/27/2014If you are not a fan of fried food, you will have a difficult time finding something eatable on the menu. Fried green tomatoes were tasteless. The fried catfish was all breading an no fish. Beet salad was decent but nothing special. I've eaten better southern cooked meals with a plastic fork. The open oven adjacent to the seating area made the restaurant uncomfortably hot. By the end of the meal I had a stomach ache and wanted to go home.
- not your typical chicken n greens!newfriedchickenfanDined on 9/27/2014Lovely restaurant squeezed into a neighborhood - amazing/eclectic southern food - surprising by the glass wine selection. We had a lovely dinner outside - started with delicious goat cheese biscuits - Fried chicken is amazingSpecial Features:
- A hidden gemadrieDined on 9/25/2014Delicious southern food in the heart of Chicago. We will definitely be backSpecial Features:
- A wonderful dinner!OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 9/24/2014Great food and generous portions! Don't miss the fried chicken!!Special Features:
- Art Can't Do WrongkwomanDined on 9/21/2014Seriously, if you haven't been here for brunch you are doing a disservice to yourself. The chicken and waffles are on point; pear pancakes w/ ricotta topping are good but a bit rich for my blood; the shrimp in the "shrimp and grits" is amazing the grits are only okay; and their newest dish the brisket w/ a poached egg is phenomenal. The mac n' cheese and biscuit and gravy sides never disappoint so be sure not to skip those. And even though the staff can be a little slow, they are super nice and accommodating.Special Features:
- Good but not greatSjbaileyDined on 9/21/2014We enjoyed our brunch but it does not compare to some other great spots in Chicago, Iced tea for $5.00 seems a little high to me, service was okay, no sweeteners on the table and took forever to flag a waiter. my poached eggs were well prepared but barely warm and the English muffin was less than 2 inch diameter, with very little meat...for $16. Yolk had huge delicious portions for a much. Lower price, probably why there is a line outside and this restaurant was not packed or folks waiting.Special Features:
- FrequentFineDinerFrequentFineDinerDined on 9/20/2014We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation.. Made 2 months in advance.. Only to stand on a curb and be treated very rude by the hostess which later turned out to be the manager.. Pretty sad! By the time she was finished being rude we were about ready to cancel and walk out! A huge part of the dining experience is customer service. I never have to dine here again. Not to mention it was a 110 degrees in the upstairs dining area..You can take a chance but beware it could ruin your disposition for the entire night! Proceed with caution... Rude people ruin my tastebuds!!!!!
- Mediocrity at its finest! OverratedCrewof16Dined on 9/20/2014arrived 15 mins early. We were greeted with a snappy tone and the hostess (black male) was very pushy. He and his (manager) were confused by the 3 different reservations we had (larger party) all at 830pm. We didn't mind being split as we had 3 separate reservations. She (manager shirt with dark hair) refused to sit part of the party even though she had empty tables. Basically acted as if we were inconveniencing her. As I arm wrestled her to give good service, I noticed she was verbally expressing her frustration to her staff while we watched. Super unprofessional. Catfish was under seasoned and a very thick cut. Yuk. Greens were good and vinegary. waiter was rude charged me $80 for a $34 bill and said it was my fault. Dispute. Never again.
- Really wanted to like itOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/20/2014Almost 30 minute wait despite reservation. Our group ordered a variety of dishes. Menu online at their website is not accurate. Long wait after ordering. Complimentary small herbed biscuits were tasty but only one per person....and no more. Hoped they would be more flexible given the wait. Shrimp and grits was good. Deviled eggs disappointing. Mac and cheese not as great as other reviews. Frogmore stew was tasty but portion size was exceptionally small. Fried chicken was just meh. Collards were a bit too salty. Service staff were not particularly friendly or customer oriented. Couldn't get separate checks which was difficult. We enjoy Art Smith on food TV channels. Can only believe he would want better for "his" restaurant.
- Alcohol prices out of line!MSBBQDined on 9/18/2014We thoroughly enjoyed our southern inspired meal but were put off by the outrageous prices for drinks and wine! The prices for food were fair, but $17 for a martini??? Give me a break! We won't return!I would recommend this to a friend.
- Upscale Southern CookingRichVIPDined on 9/18/20148 of us went and had a wonderful meal and a lot of fun. Everything was well prepared, flavorful. Particularly enjoyed the corn fritter, mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes, catfish, shrimp and grits.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great cocktails, disappointing foodIHdinerVIPDined on 9/16/2014Nice restaurant in an interesting edge location. The cocktails were very good - exactly what you expect from a high end Chicago spot. Unfortunately the food was not great. We had the deviled egg appetizer which was pretty good and interesting, but after that the food was under-seasoned, or ill-conceived and the service was lacking. In gerneral the food was OK/good, but I would not go back for the food at that pricepoint
- Beautiful and delicousOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/14/2014I was recommended to Table Fifty Two and I was not disappointed. I was dining alone since I was on a conference; they have a small bar area and it was perfect for me. I felt comfortable and staff were attentive but not overpowering. The restaurant is beautiful and cosy and the food was delicious. Apparently it is a Sunday tradition to have the Fried Chicken; Yum!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing Service and FoodChefColinDined on 9/14/2014The food was perfect, the quality all around was extremely high, the service was friendly and enjoyable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 5 starsOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/13/2014Impeccable service and even better food! I will recommend to all who ask.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exceptional!MillieVIPDined on 9/12/2014Exquisite food and service from a top notch restaurant!Special Features:
- ImpressedDinedSoloDined on 9/12/2014I really liked this cozy spot. I was grateful for the well cooked fried chicken and greens with turkey. And thank you for acknowledging my friend's birthday.Special Features:
- Left feeling disappointedNicoleBVIPDined on 9/11/2014Greeting upon entering the restaurant was nice and waiter promptly visited to go through the specials. Yet, after we placed our order, we never saw our waiter again, only the assistants. The starter provided by the restaurant of cheesy biscuits was delicious and our fried green appetizer was great. My pork entree was disappointing and I've never seen pork served so rare with a cold center, but the fried chicken entree was good. Overall, didn't feel like we got good value.Special Features:
- Delicious food!NigelladeliaDined on 9/9/2014The food was so good. The Pecan Pie was amazing. The service was really fantastic and friendly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great southern twist!TexasDivaDined on 9/4/2014I am from the South and love the cuisine of my home. The chef at Table Fifty-Two did an amazing job of taking the typical flavors of the south but using them in combinations that I have never had before! Everything was excellently executed and delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ambiance...good foodJenlindseyVIPDined on 9/3/2014Loved the dining room, good service, but the food was very salty!! I had scallops which I wouldn't normally salt and they were covered in a salty seasoning. The pork tenderloin was fairly salty too but nothing in comparison to the scallops. Deviled eggs were great!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food and good atmosphereChraneDined on 8/31/2014We tried the buttermilk fried chicken, and the catfish entrees. The catfish was seasoned beautifully and the fried chicken was the best I've ever had. Definitely two awesome dishes.Special Features:
- Great FoodEmNoDined on 8/31/2014This was my second visit. First time absolutley fabulous, this second time the food was great but sadly the service was lacking. It took our waitor a while to remember my friend's coffee and then when we added on a mac and cheese he was no where to be found so we asked the gentleman when he came to refill our water. Overall the food was excellent just wish we had a little bit better sevice since I bring guests who are in town there.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/29/2014I have enjoyed an Art Smith cookbook, Kitchen Life, for many years so was excited to discover this restaurant. We went as a group of five and had an excellent evening of visiting. A special favorite was the shrimp and grits appetizer. We had a very good waiter which added to the fun of the evening spent with friends.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.