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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fried Chicken Sandwich
lettuce, tomato, pickle, pimento cheese, brioche bun
Chicken & Waffles
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
garlic mashed potato, hot sauce
Great food. Staff was very friendly and attentive.
I had the shrimp and grits.very different from the last time . It was rubbery and overcooked with way too much sauce. We always have to wait along time for things we asked for-a for, salt, ice tea. Looks like you are understaffed.
Loved the fried chicken and the Hummingbird cake! Salad and greens were great too! Overall, perfect.
Great atmosphere and outstanding service, but a bit pricey. No kids menu available.
We waited an hour for our food to arrive.
Beautiful patio and delicious brunch!
Love the concept and story - was excited to try this place for my wife's birthday. Service, ambience and setting were great. Food was very bland. Never have a problem paying $48 for a amazing steak dinner but it was far from amazing. No flavor sitting on mash potatoes i could have made at home. Wifes Salmon in a puffed pastry was fine but not for the price. Very expensive considering what we got. At these prices they should at least offer a salad with the meals.
A delightful lunch
This was a special night to remember - amazing food & atmosphere. We'll be back for another fun date night!
The good was phenomenal. Tucked back inside of the city, the outdoor dining space was spectacular!
Excellent as always. Been coming here for about the last 10 or 11 years each time I visit Chicago. It’s a MUST visit if you are in town. Fried chicken and the Mac and cheese are amazing! Drinks, amazing! Dessert amazing! Great ambiance also. Love the built out patio.
You cannot go wrong visiting this place. It consistently provides great experiences across the food, beverage and wait staff experience.
Limited menu. Would have liked more food options to choose from. Not many healthy choices.
beautiful venue, friendly, efficient staff. food was delicious and reasonably priced.
4 of us dined at the Blue Door to celebrate my brother’s birthday. We were seated on the patio to enjoy a beautiful summer evening in Chicago, safely. The patio was very lovely. The menu is somewhat limited but the selections were hit the spot from our perspective. We all enjoyed our entrees and kudos to our attentive server, Juan. Would definitely recommend.
Wonderful dinner ! Our server was excellent!
Delicious food . Attentive informative waiter worst table we have ever been seated at. Location and deafening acoustics made us feel like we wanted to get out as soon as possible. It was not the lovely evening we anticipated
The one word I keep repeating is " charming, absolutely charming " from the paintings
the lighting the tables and chairs and the wonderful staff
Makes the Blue Door the best relaxing place to dine alone or with friends. Let me not forget
The Food is Best soooo very
Short of help.
The patio was really lovely. The food wasn’t as good as I expected based on other reviews. I ordered the cauliflower “steak” and it was a bit bland—I make better cauliflower at home (and I’m not a great cook). We also got the shrimp and grits-it was good but not spectacular. Drinks were fine. Overall it was a nice night out but maybe best to stick with the house specialties (fried chicken).
Good food except my wife’s fish that was burt. The rest was good.
We ate on the wonderful patio; it wat the perfect atmosphere for a late lunch with an old friend. The food was good but we both felt we should have made better choices. The beet salad while good did not offer any variety (only red beets) and nothing to punch them up a bit perhaps some cheese and/or roasted walnuts? We will be back and probably order the fried chicken.
Lovely outdoor patio. Great service.
Mediocre food. Small menu and they were out of several items. Cute place but we won’t be back.
Lovely little neighborhood gem. Food was amazing and ambiance was too. Our server was perfect
Excellent Food and Servicr
Back to school lunch
Prices way way too high. Chairs very uncomfortable
Celebrated my birthday. Everything was perfect and Eunice was the best waitress!
Terrible experience. We were 7 friends meeting from all over North America for a long due reunion. Twice we made dinner orders and a long while after we were told it’s not available so we ordered another option just to be told it’s not available . The waitress was very rude all along . Not a smile on her face. Not a single apology. She just dumped the dishes or drinks on the table . Will never go back .
Girls weekend with sons fiancé
We had a great dinner. The patio was lovely, with a nice breeze. Perfect weather! We ate an array of dishes and everything rocked. Just to mention a few: deviled eggs (sublime), beet salad (to die for), fried chicken like I've never tasted before, with a nice little kick for good measure. Tremendous, friendly service. A great night!
I was there with a friend for lunch out on the patio. Gorgeous day and one of the nicest outdoor spaces to dine with privacy and no cars/buses/street pedestrians destroying the ambiance. We both had the BLAT sandwiches which were delicious but I gave one less star because they were a little greasy for my tastes. On the other hand, the seasoned French fries were to die for and almost too plentiful. Relaxed atmosphere, great service without feeling rushed. No way to reserve outdoor table so be sure to come early or late to be able to enjoy the outdoor patio.
I made a reservation and called for a round table for five. We were celebrating my nieces birthday and they put us in the corner in the front where the bench was slanted and table very wobbly. We could barely fit there but Maria nicely moved us to another four top we managed but for the price of the entrees we should have had a nicer table. They wouldn’t let us put two tables together in the main part of the outdoor patio. Just a big bummer. Another couple came and they seated them in our bad corner and eventually moved them too. Just not a fun experience for a birthday. Maria. Was great!
Great outdoor environment for a summer lunch. Excellent good and attentive service
Food was delicious! Everything tasted freshly made
Wonderful food, great service and a beautiful atmosphere. We had a wonderful time!
Enjoyed the service, food and ambience. Great place fir any occasion
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 1489 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.