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
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
garlic mashed potato, hot sauce
Chicken & Waffles
The food and drinks were good. The waiter answered all
Delicious food, lovely ambiance! Open faced fried chicken sandwich was fab. The beet salad had enough beets for 6 people, too much for one person (would have been nice as part of a mixed salad plate).
I love this restaurant, both inside and on their heated, tented patio. They have done a fantastic job keeping service going during the pandemic. They are careful and safe with seating and service. The food is always great. It's on the high end for pricing but worth it.
Covid safe and Tim our waiter was fantastic!
Great outdoor terrace space. Nice menu - good place for lunch or dinner
My friend and I totally enjoyed our lunch experience. Wonderful food! Great service! Thank you!
Our server, Tim, is in my top ten all time favorites! His service was incredible. He engaged well with our group, made great suggestions, and didn't miss a beat. The cocktails were excellent and the food was good. The restaurant is super cute. We look forward to coming back.
They didn't have any Vegetarian options on the menu so I had to ask and it was kind of a big deal. The waiter and Chef were lovely - the manager had an attitude and acted as if he was inconvenienced - Then they also add a 6% "Covid sur charge" twice the rate of any other place downtown only to find out it doesn't help the staff AT ALL !!!! If they want to raise their prices do it - Ask to have it removed!!!!! The food was very good but the tent outside is just like eating in a tent outside - No ambience -
Great brunch spot with your partner or friends!
Outstanding meal. Great service. our server Tim is an absolute gem.
The food and service was outstanding! We went right when they opened for brunch. We loved the chicken and waffles, the bénignes and the hummingbird cake!
Very nice staff & outdoor seating pleasant . Cute restaurant !
The services was a bit slow, but my friend and I still enjoyed the great salad and sandwich in a nice, relaxing atmosphere! Thank you!
Our waiter was uninterested in our having a good experience. He was unfriendly and unhelpful. I hoped the food would make up for this, but it did not. The beet salad was an unimaginative pile of sliced beets sitting on top of creme fraiche with a few apple slices. The Salmon en Croute barely had any salmon inside but plenty of crust. When I returned the beet salad, no one asked me why I was returning it, they just said "okay, we'll take it off of the bill." The garden was tented so it was not the beautiful environment that I heard the garden usually is, so that may improve come summer. Overall, I don't enjoy critisizing a restaurant during these difficult times, but if the manager-on-duty or the waiter had shown any interest in our experience, this would be a different review.
Most food was good. Some people were not fully satisfied. Service was very poor.
Great neighborhood gem... Patio was booked, but even inside you get a great atmosphere.
The kale and Brussels sprout salad was the best salad I’ve ever had in my life!!! Highly recommend checking this spot out!
Fantastic venue service and food. Fried chicken was so good
We really enjoyed our time at Blue Door. The food and service were outstanding. It is a very charming restaurant.
Great food and service. Will be back again.
Luis was OUTSTANDING! We would have never known that today was his fist day as a server. He was personable, knowledgeable and extremely welcoming as well as astutely attentive. We will definitely return and ask for Luis.
WONDERFUL restaurant week brunch. One of my favorite restaurants! Enjoyed the service on the patio. Highly recommend!
Amazing Atmosphere with equally great food! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful intimate setting.
It’s a lovely place. It was a bit difficult for us to order. We had eaten chicken recently and were thinking of a different meat but there is none. One in our party is not a seafood eater, and he’s not a vegetarian. We had chicken and it was delicious. Macaroni, Deviled egg. Both very good. Very nice cocktails. I do wish there could have been a steak or even a hamburger. I would definitely go back when I’m in the mood for seafood or chicken. Everyone was so nice.
Recent experience was not as good as the last couple times. Disappointed. No biscuits and we weren't told until we ordered. My avocado toast was a disaster -- toast was burned, shrimp was chewy, avocado was brown and they didn't have hard boiled egg (substituted for fried egg, but still...) When I asked for fresh avocado, the new one was almost as bad as the first one. Poor quality control. Discolored avacados should not leave the kitchen.
Other food (salads and chicken & waffles) was good, but not great. Seems over-priced.
We had a 11:30am reservation, ordered our food at 11:45 and did not receive our food until 12:35. Very slow service.
Our experience centered around the welcome and attentiveness of our waitress Vivianna and the extraordinarily prepared food. This was a dining experience we will always treasure.
Great staff and food! Check it out if you’re in the area.
Viviana, our waitress, was delightful and attentive. Food was spectacular for a girl’s brunch. Excellent covid friendly practices.
The food was Amazing and our server was great and helped us make some great food choices.
very nice and casual, great polite staff and service, food came out fast and hot
Everything was terrific! Our server was the sweetest & very courteous. Food was amazing - Definitely be back soon!
Great cocktails! Best Mac&Cheese Ive had in a while!
Birthday dinner - beautiful restaurant and I’m still kicking myself for not taking the rest of my hummingbird cake to go, me and my friends STILL talk about that cake!
Such a cute spot with great themed cocktails, good service, will have to try outside next!
Such a chic little restaurant! The food was fantastic and made for a very intimate and cute girls lunch. Low traffic and great COVID practices.
Valentine's day 2021. It was a cold day understandably, but every time the door opened it got cold inside, probably need to install one of the outdoor tent doors to help with that. My toes were frozen during and after dinner. Food was really good, service was on par. Good to try, not sure how often I'll be back.
What a wonderful meal and experience. We loved how quaint and intimate the dining room was, and yet still felt perfectly at ease with the social distancing and Covid-19 safety measures. Our server was efficient, friendly and added a lot to our overall experience. We look forward to coming back when the weather is better to enjoy the outdoor dining space.
Quaint, cozy restaurant near the Mag Mile. Delicious food & great service!
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 4.7 stars by 1386 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.