Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
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Experience a chef-driven menu featuring everything from pierogis and market fresh salads, to Chef Art Smith’s famous buttermilk fried chicken. Walk-ins are always encouraged. Be sure to join us during the warmer weather months when the beautiful outdoor patio is open. While visiting, be sure to enjoy one of Blue Door Kitchen’s garden-to-glass cocktails, local beers or perfectly paired wines from our extensive list.
#22 Clark Street Bus
#36 Broadway Bus
What Insiders Are Saying
Blue Door Kitchen is a nice but not too fancy Gold Coast restaurant in an old mansion. The courtyard patio is beautiful for when it's nice outside.
One of my favorites in Chicago, fried chicken mashed potato is the best and large serving. Everything on menu is excellent and deserts you can't miss.
We decided to celebrate our Anniversary at Blue Door Kitchen and Garden and it was lovely. We were thrilled to get an outdoor table on a beautiful spring night. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable and the staff were very friendly. It was great to find such a pleasant garden setting in the middle to the city. We will definitely return.
I went with a group of friends for brunch and everything was fantastic! We had the beignets and they were buttery goodness. I also had the quiche which was light and fluffy. Great decor and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended.
We had a great evening but it was very busy and by 8.00pm the kitchen had run out of two entrees on the menu. It can get very noisy at peak times. Food is great and I cannot wait to try the garden in the summer months.
Everything was solid as I have come to expect here. The high tea is a must try drink
We were there for Mother's Day brunch and not everything was up to their usual standard in service. The music selection must have been chosen by the staff without the patrons in mind as it was much too loud and sometimes the rock and pop selections were inappropriate and embarrassing for the families in attendance.
Best fried chicken ever! My wife had shrimp grits, also incredible. Great meal, great staff, great experience.
Always a great experience!
We loved our time at the Blue Door. Everyone enjoyed their meal and service was good.
The atmosphere was lovely. We look forward to dining on the patio this summer.
The food here is delicious and the ambiance can't be beat. The decor has a touch of southern charm and elegance, with adorable cutlery and fancy tea cups that they serve their lattes and cappucinos in. The outdoor patio is a wonderful place to enjoy brunch on a warm summer day, so highly recommend! The burger is delicious.
Loved this quaint place in the Gold Coast neighborhood! I will definitely be back!
One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, beautiful rooms, great food and drinks and wonderful service.
Best service and brunch.
A relative was in town and we wanted to go somewhere quiet because his hearing can sometimes be an issue - Blue Door was fabulous!
The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Slight disappointment in the dessert selection and they don't have decaf espresso. The wine by the glass was a bit pricey as well. Overall worth going back, which we will.
Such an adorable place! Very southern chic and very cozy. The burger was amazing and I’ll definitely be back for brunch. An adorable place
Excellent as always! The food is delicious, the service wonderful and it is one of my favorite dining places.
Great experience per usual. Can’t wait for the weather to change so we can sit outside
We are in town 6-8 times per year and needed a change of pace. We were also celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The food was fabulous, not over-done, wonderful combinations, and nicely priced. It is a small seating area, but not cramped or loud. Loved it. We will be back.
Helen, our waitress, was a delightful tour guide to a home that's a restaurant. Wow is enough. Each item was uniquely prepared and delightful on my palate. Wine to match and great coffee with desert to die for. WOW
Wonderful quaint atmosphere and excellent food! Very special for Easter Brunch. Can't wait to go back when we're visiting Chicago again.
Martini made with Nolets gin was fantastic.
We also enjoyed the wine by the glass selection.
My server recommended the original fried chicken. Best chicken I have ever eaten.
I also had Morocco carrot salad with beets and goat cheese. It was enough to split.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
The family was visiting from out of town and friends recommend it. we went for brunch and it was perfect. the food is great and the service outstanding. can't wait to go for dinner!
Really disappointed. Brunch food was very average and came to the table cold. I think the kitchen may have run low on hollandaise... our benedict came with next to nothing.
We won’t be back, unfortunately.
Everything was amazing! Highly recommend
Excellent find. I didn't know it was in it's current location. I think is was Art Smith's restaurant before he become famous.
It was great! No complaints. Very accommodating staff.
Had the eggs benedict and a delicious bloody mary! Both were excellent!
Brunch was delicious, and the restaurant is absolutely adorable!
the complimentary hummus and cracker were a nice touch.
fried chicken sandwich is something to come back for.
great value for a Art Smith menu.
our waitress did not bring her A game to work this day...more like a B-...will try again
atmosphere is extremely cozy and inviting...too bad the music did not match.
Lovely setting with great staff and wonderful food.
Delightful brunch 😊
Amazing all around. So many great places in Chicago and immediately we pegged this as our new go to to bring out of town guests! Get the chicken. And burger was amazing too.
Great food and service. Upstairs dining room is very quiet
It was wonderful all around! We felt welcome and relaxed, the food was fantastic, and the overall evening was excellent. We will continue to visit!
Brought us the wrong food! Took over 30 min to correct! They basically ignored us after that! Worst experience I have ever had dining. Was looking forward to it as many said it was a good place! Very sad! On top of all that, the bill was wrong! Just a laughable experience!
This is the third time for me to come to this location, and we still love it. My family loves the chicken and waffles. Only one compliant I wish they had better sauces and less salt on the food. Our server was great !
Superb food and very reasonable wine list. Very lively decor and great wait staff
I will definitely give it another try. My wife was very happy with her trout but my shrimp and grits which is supposedley a signature dish was not as good as others I have jad. The grits were cold the flavors were a little bland and there were ony three wafer thin pieces of andouille. The shrimp was very good and plump though. They can do better. Cool space with good vibe and fun mixed crowd. Wine prices a little high for the small pours.