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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
9:00 PM
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Blackbird

4.7
3783 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Critically acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2013 and Best Chef of the Midwest in 2004.


Chef de Cuisine Ryan Pfeiffer joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2015, and together they craft elegant and imaginative Midwestern cuisine, showcasing farm-fresh ingredients to create a menu both classic and utterly approachable.


Managing Partner and Owner Donnie Madia and Architect Thomas Schlesser crafted a unique and timeless atmosphere in 1997, earning the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design and Best Restaurant Design Graphics in 2002.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday–Friday: 11:30am–2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday–Thursday: 5:00pm–10:00pm, Friday–Saturday: 5:00pm–11:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 715-0708
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Kahan, Chef de Cuisine Ryan Pfeiffer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson
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Parking details
Valet is available for $14 during dinner service, and for $10 during lunch service.
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Public transit
Clinton Green Line;
56 Milwaukee Bus;
8 Halsted Bus;
20 Madison
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Caroline Mogavero, our Private Event Coordinator, at 312.496.0012 for more information.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

The completely private dining room can accommodate up to 48 guests for a seated Luncheon or Dinner and up to 80 guests for a Networking or Cocktail Reception.

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What 3783 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great experience overall !!

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BryanW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Never, ever disappoints. A true foodies haunt. Quiet, cozy and contemporary. Try the daily specials, they are special for a reason!

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vipHGHF (London)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The three course lunch menu for $25 is great value, and was tasty and interesting. Would like to have been able to go in the evening for the tasting menu.

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Natako (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Tasting Menu. Can't say enough about that experience. That said, the ambiance is a bit lacking. For the price the service was rushed- we had an 8:30 rez and waited 30mins to be seated. One thing-pet peeve particularly for this price-point. The bathroom was really gross- for a Michelin starred place- come on guys, get it there and clean up a few times a night.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Celebrated my son's 21st birthday here recently and the staff was amazing. They made it extra special by surprising us with delicious tequila shots on the house as well as a special dessert just for my son. The food was wonderful, the service impeccable and they made my son feel very special in a classy and elegant way!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great overall. Just the tables are a bit too close to one another, too tight.

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vipG2AZO (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Less formal than I expect but the food (Tasting Menu) was fantastic! Wine paring was well priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Loved! Everything!

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vipDRX1 (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent value for money, special occassion - and it didn’t dissappoint! We’ll sit at the bar next time with it’s casually sophisticated feel - just like it’s patrons :-) See you again.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The menu is seasonal but delightful. Each dish is well thought out and was seasoned to perfection. The noise level was loud when we first got in but there were only 1 or 2 seats available at the time we got in, but had cleared through out the meal. Overall a wonderful meal amd night

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Past its prime. Riding on its success. Coffee shop food and inattentive service

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Its was very good experience. nice food and nice service.

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James (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife was sick when we visited, and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate and provide attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was creative and outstanding. We enjoyed the appetizers, main course, and the desserts. Staff was helpful and friendly -- made us feel welcome.

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Tasting (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our second experience at Blackbird and it was just as good as we remembered. Make a splurge and do the tasting with wine pairings - incredible and absolutely worth it!

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Susan (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

For a restaurant that carries such a great name, I was relatively disappointed with certain parts of the evening - namely, the service (not including the front door service). Plates such as the pork terrine, wagyu beef, venison sausage and skate were exceptional and jam-packed with strong flavors in every bite. I was not able to taste much of the blue crab, as the cauliflower overpowered the dish. Our waiter was not very tentative and appeared once in a blue moon to check on us; conversely, he was very much present at our neighbor's table. We also did not get the best recommendations or information on the plates. The night ended on a high note with the delicious apple cider donuts.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a late prix fixed lunch at Blackbird during restaurant week. The food was excellent, as was the service. We will do this again. Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

My husband and I went for lunch during restaurant week. The food was amazing! Kelly, behind the bar was fantastic.

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vippcsk8 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

During the last few weeks we have eaten at several Restaurant week places both in NYC and Chicago. My husband and I agree that Blackbird was the very best of all of them. Our warm shrimp salad was a unique tasty start. My husband enjoyed the duck confit and I the trout. Although we had similar choices at the other highly rated restaurants, the taste was not as great.

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vipDWNTNFOODIE (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Went to Blackbird for the lunch restaurant week special. The food and service were both spectacular! I can not wait to go back.

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