Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
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.
biscuits, sausage gravy
rutabaga latkes, brussels sprouts, crme fraiche, apple
celery, radish, new bay seasoning, served on red hen multigrain
Good food, good service, outdoors, quiet..what more could one want?
A lovely garden
Loved every minute!
It was a very nice evening,except that the kitchen was out of crab cakes, otherwise all went very well!
The outdoor patio for Blue Door is the best kept secret in the city. The food is delicious, the service is excellent and the ambience is perfect! Their outdoor seating is a beautiful courtyard garden environment that feels like an escape from the city. The craft cocktails and farm to table food makes this spot a stand out in the city. Definitely a local neighborhood favorite!
It was great! Awesome environment, clean and delicious food!
Enjoyed it so much we are coming back with our kids tonight!
They have the best kale salad with salmon. Delicious drinks, and a lovely cake sent from Manny! Awesome service, so much fun!
Beautiful patio. Watermelon salad was well plated and delicious. Fried chicken is some of the best in the city. Green salad lacked flavor but was removed from our bill. Great experience.
A great place to dine, and such a nice atmosphere as well. I am definitely going back
It was excellent. The place is beautiful and the food really good.
Blue Door never disappoints. Ambience, drinks, food, everything was fantastic. Our server, Viviana, was kind, attentive, and made the evening for us.
the mac and cheese and fried chicken was amazing overall great service and food
Our group, 4 people were seated outside per our request. Our table was in the direct very hot sun. We asked if the umbrella next to us could be redirected. It couldn't be, due to it being fastened to a pole. We did get moved to another table that had an umbrella over part of us. Then the noise started . It seemed to be coming from the adjoining patio which is not separated from this patio. It is hard to describe what was going on- an entertainer who could easily been from a late night venue- loud, wearing what appeared to be a plastic or rubber wig , using a microphone and shouting throughout, then very loud unpleasant music. This was a 1:45 lunch reservation. The smell of cigars from next door was nothing compared to the noise. When I mentioned to 2 different staff members
that we had an unpleasant experience the response was basically a shrug .
We had brunch here on a Sunday morning at 9. It was right at opening so we were the first to sit outside. The outdoor space feels like you are in a different country far from the city of Chicago. It felt very spacious and respectful of the social distancing requirements. Our server and the rest of the staff were really sweet and responsive. Highly recommend!
The patio at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden is inviting and comfortable, and seemed very clean in this COVID-19 environment. A nice tucked away backyard in a busy part of town. The food and drinks were fantastic! The carrot and pea gnocchi was a perfect summer dish, and some of the best gnocchi I’ve had. We were very impressed and will definitely be back.
The customer service is bad. The hostess is rude and the service was good not great.
We live in the neighborhood and just recently have rediscovered Blue Door Kitchen as one of the prettiest and most relaxing patios in the city. Everything we’ve tried on the menu (although it is somewhat limited due to Covid) has been excellent. Of course, Chef Art Smith’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a must try, but several other entrees (particularly the shrimp and grits) are also difficult to resist!
They also offer a number of very appealing small plates and salads and as far as desserts—well, we’ve never been able to order anything other than their delicious Hummingbird Cake.😏
Since we’ve been back during Covid we’ve received excellent service from two servers: Maksym and Viviana, both of whom made our meal extra special. Outstanding service does make a significant difference!
We will be returning regularly, particularly while their patio is open. It’s a very special place to dine!
Good outdoor space
Service was positively excellent the first time we went. Attentive and careful with our allergies. The second time we ate there, the server was well meaning, but not as good. Their mask did not fit and it was below their nose. They were breathing on us and our food.
The BEST food, service, and outdoor patio ❤️❤️❤️! Highly recommend 👍👍
Covid surcharge wasn’t posted on open table and this is the highest rate I have paid. Time limit on tables should be based on when you receive your cocktail. They were backed up serving drinks and encouraged us to place our order. Food was great with servers short staffed .
I felt very safe dining here during COVID bc the tables were adequately spaced apart and staff was very respectful and accommodating!
Food was phenomenal. Drinks were strong and refreshing. Wish we were seated in the middle so I could see the whole garden since it was the whole reason I went. But still would 10/10 go again
Our waitress asked us if we wanted refills we replied guess and she never came back with them. So we stopped one of the other waiters and they said they would get it and they never did either. Other than that the food was great we had the deviled eggs as well as the omelette and chicken and waffles. The deviled eggs were divine.
Great back patio, perfectly set up for social distancing. The brunch menu was amazing!
Service was a bit slow for our table when compared to other tables that arrived after us. Also, no notification was given in advance about a Covid surcharge until we were already seated at the table. That should be listed on their website or on the online menu. Food was good.
Staff was friendly and accommodating! We’ll definitely go back. The deviled eggs were splendidly scrumptious.
Blue door went above and beyond to make me and my guest comfortable (especially during this time!!) our servers were kind and gracious. The food was absolutely delicious and hot when coming to our table. Cannot thank this bunch enough
Very cute place
Cute place, good prices, our waiter switched out like three times but still nice
Overall very good! The food and beverages were balanced and presented nicely. Service from our first server was okay but then we had Max who was informative with great recommendations
Excellent service. It’s apparent why this is a Michelin restaurant.
Wonderful meal out on the patio - we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance as well as the food. The cocktails were also quite tasty! We'll definitely be back!
We reserved a table specifically outside
Loved it! The outside space was truly dreamy
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Blue Door Kitchen & Garden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 573-4000.
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 1227 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.