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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.

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  1. Distance: 0.21mi
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  3. Distance: 0.31mi
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About Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden, home to celebrated Chef Art Smith, is a farm-to-table oasis in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast and deeply rooted in the philosophy of letting the seasons dictate the menu. From its inception, the Blue Door brand has become synonymous with sustainability and responsible sourcing. We pride ourselves in showcasing dishes made from fresh, local ingredients sourced from Midwest farms.

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.

52 West Elm Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

American, Global, International, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11am-10pm
Tuesday: 11am-10pm
Wednesday: 11am-10pm
Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 9am-11pm
Sunday: 9am-10pm

Cross Street:
Between Clark & Dearborn Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 573-4000



Public Transit:
CTA Red Line Trains to Clark/Division stop
#22 Clark Street Bus
#36 Broadway Bus

Executive Chef:
Chef Art Smith

Private Party Facilities:
Blue Door Kitchen's upstairs dining room is available for private events of up to forty people for a seated dinner or fifty-five people for a standing cocktail reception. For a buyout of the whole restaurant up to eighty-five; for a seated dinner divided between both dining rooms.

Private Party Contact:
Micah Williams: (312) 573-4000

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden Ratings and Reviews



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88% would recommend it to a friend

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