56 Milwaukee Bus;
8 Halsted Bus;
Excellent cuisine with distinctive service
The restaurant was recommended in our tourist guide and in Time Out, and for our last dinner in Chicago, we wanted a special treat... and were really delighted with our time at Blackbird. On average Americans dine early, so arriving at 8.30 pm was a great plus since the noise level went down after 9.00 pm to a very nice moderate level. Temperature was perfect, service swift and pro, and the food was perfect. A special note for the bread, because as French people this was the only great one we tasted while in Chicago. We would definitely come back!
Service and food were not as usual what we experienced in the past
It was a lovely place although they did forget my bread. They apologised so it was fine. Food was delicious.
Good food. Tables are very snug. Too much so
Amazing as always!! Food delicious service fantastic!!
I don’t even know where to start! From the gin fizz to the dessert, everything was amazing! The drink was made with care so it took some time, but appreciated that. It was worth the wait and the price ($22) the cheese plate was amazing and so was my main course, the sturgeon. My husband had the beef and it literally melted in your mouth. We had a great bottle of wine and beignets for dessert. The service was great and the people we sat next to were great. We had conversation with people to our left and right! Overall an amazing experience. Will certainly go back.
My husband and I had a lovely early dinner at Blackbird before seeing a show. The service was excellent: prompt, pleasant, and knowledgeable. Our dinner was very good--I especially loved the tempura asparagus, and we both had very good dinners. I had the Amish chicken, and my husband had the halibut. Beautifully done, with excellent sauces. Highly recommended! It was a bit noisy and as the dinner progressed, it got noisier as more people arrived; however, this didn't distract too much from our experience.
Excellent 10 course tasting menu. Well matched wine. Innovative and well prepared food
The food is good, not great. The ambiance is okay. I would advise against the tasting menu personally, as not every item stood out - most did however. It’s overall a good experience for a special occasion.
Fantastic food at a fantastic price, especially for lunch
Love this for lunch!
Everything was fabulous! We were celebrating a birthday and nothing could have been better! Impeccable service; scrumptious food; and relaxing ambience! Love eating al fresco!
Three colleagues were in town for a week-long business trip. We deduced to treat ourselves to a special dinner. And Wow! We were not disappointed. Blackbird truly is a treat. Every detail is attended to - including purse hooks. The service was exceptional -attentive and informed not invasive. And the food ... oh the food ... beautiful and delicious. It was a true dining experience.
Appetizers and entree were consistently great. If I may, I would enjoy more if the restaurant could offer cheese selections with more characters.
Food and service were fantastic but we thought the lunch portions were a little small.
Food is really good. Best 1 star in Chicago.
All food was under seasoned. Ordered the octopus, and it really didn’t taste like octopus at all. The sturgeon was pretty good. Had the chitarra for $36 and it was like 4oz of pasta and some tomatoes. Pasta was undercooked. I’ve heard a lot at good things about this place, but I’m not going back. There are many other restaurants in the city that offer better food than what I ate
Wonderful food and service. The careful attention to detail illustrated a level of quality that was exceptional.
Food was outstanding - flavor combinations and attention to detail are hard to beat.
Inventive and interesting menu, attentive service and a lovely evening. We thought the asparagus tempura was outstanding
The food was excellent, but they cram tables to close together. You couldn’t hear the waiters or each other because of the noise level. I would of expected more of a romantic high level service atmosphere.
Best lunch in town!
After a first few years of success, restaurants, like any venture, can get tired. They can rest on their laurels and success, decaying away the greatness that once existed. Truthfully, my expectations were muted, but I was pleasantly surprised with amazing food and solid service. I would say it offers terrific value as well. Thanks for a great meal.
The food was extremely impressive! We wish we had enough time to do the 10 course dinner in Chicago! We had the prefix dinner and it was a great sneak peek to the chefs' talent! Unbelievable place! The only complain was that our server seemed extremely tired, didn't have much energy to make introduce the menu, smile, or go above and beyond.
It was excellent. The veal tartare was incredible and so was the lamb and striploin. Easy to understand why it has been open for 20 year.
Always friendly and delicious!
Great service and very nice food. I will certainly recommend this place.
Sat at the bar and did the tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything was phenomenal. Top 3 meals of my life!
You aren't able to have a private conversation due to how close every table is from one another, you have about a 6 inch clearance from each table, side to side. The food is amazing, wait staff is attentive and the bar is stocked with great liquors. I would recommend eating here.
This restaurant stinks!! and it takes some time to get used to the smells.
There is no enough space between tables, thats why you can hear clearly next tables conversation.
Food, uhmmm. the presentation of the food was great but not the taste. Nothing special !
Food was good. Service unfortunately was rushed and unpleasant. Loud and close quarters with other parties.
My son and I went to Blackbird during a visit to Chicago (we're from Canada), and the entire experience was fantastic. We were seated in a perfect table at the window, the service was excellent (perfect timing for everything) and the food was incredible. From the wine, to the appetizers, through the main course and the dessert /coffee -- we savoured every moment of our experience at Blackbird. Highly recommend!
On a very hot day, the A/C was working overtime until they closed the front draperies. The food and wine were delicious - of particular note - the asparagus tempura and the shrimp and lobster au pain. My son loved the lamb saddle. My halibut was a delicate presentation. Definitely worth a visit.
The food was very inventive and delicious. One of the best tasting menus I’ve had. The wine pairing was superb
We had the tasting menu and wine pairing. It was one of the best dining experiences we have had and we have had tasting menus all over the country. Service was exemplary
Great food. Good experience
In town for business but wanted a special night out. Food was creative and delicious, staff were helpful and attentive. We watched with longing as the couple next to us enjoyed the full tasting menu; maybe next time...