Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

4.7
1367 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1367 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPhilipP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Great service. our server Tim is an absolute gem.

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katieg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice staff & outdoor seating pleasant . Cute restaurant !

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vipShaSha
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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vippomko
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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vipCarrieL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Most food was good. Some people were not fully satisfied. Service was very poor.

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vipramiller
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem... Patio was booked, but even inside you get a great atmosphere.

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vipAshleyD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kale and Brussels sprout salad was the best salad I’ve ever had in my life!!! Highly recommend checking this spot out!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue service and food. Fried chicken was so good

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vipGaryR
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Blue Door. The food and service were outstanding. It is a very charming restaurant.

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EricaE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL restaurant week brunch. One of my favorite restaurants! Enjoyed the service on the patio. Highly recommend!

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ErminH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Atmosphere with equally great food! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful intimate setting.

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vipUWMom
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

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vipDeniseA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had a 11:30am reservation, ordered our food at 11:45 and did not receive our food until 12:35. Very slow service.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food! Check it out if you’re in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Viviana, our waitress, was delightful and attentive. Food was spectacular for a girl’s brunch. Excellent covid friendly practices.

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Foodie2730
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was Amazing and our server was great and helped us make some great food choices.

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LaurynH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice and casual, great polite staff and service, food came out fast and hot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific! Our server was the sweetest & very courteous. Food was amazing - Definitely be back soon!

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Marisw
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great cocktails! Best Mac&Cheese Ive had in a while!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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vipNicolinaF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute spot with great themed cocktails, good service, will have to try outside next!

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JeTaunT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HudsonA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Rudee
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Noelle
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, cozy restaurant near the Mag Mile. Delicious food & great service!

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The setting and food was comfortable and delicious. The waiter could have been more attentive and kind especially with it being early afternoon and not very busy. Overall, we loved everything else for our first time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food !

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MCSS732009
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brunch was excellent. The server could have been a more attentive with regard to drink refills.

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vipSarahM
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe, well spaced out. Food and cocktails were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I are a short walk away from the restaurant. We had never been and love to support neighborhood establishments. Could not be happier. Great staff with the right amount of atmosphere and wonderful food. . Loved it...be back soon. Cheers

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vipfoodie
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is nice to sit inside for the first time in months !

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vipLindaR
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a leisurely lunch with a friend. Exceptional menu options and food quality. Welcoming staff and decor.

FAQs

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 1367 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.