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.
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.
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!
Great overall. Just the tables are a bit too close to one another, too tight.
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.
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
Past its prime. Riding on its success. Coffee shop food and inattentive service
Its was very good experience. nice food and nice service.
My wife was sick when we visited, and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate and provide attentive service.
Food was creative and outstanding. We enjoyed the appetizers, main course, and the desserts. Staff was helpful and friendly -- made us feel welcome.
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!
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.
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!
My husband and I went for lunch during restaurant week. The food was amazing! Kelly, behind the bar was fantastic.
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.
Went to Blackbird for the lunch restaurant week special. The food and service were both spectacular! I can not wait to go back.
Two of went for lunch. We had the warm complimentary bread & a glass of wine to start. We tried the restaurant week menu & enjoyed each course (warm shrimp, hanger steak & dessert). The food was flavored & cooked to perfection. The staff was all wonderful. We had an amazing lunch experience.
Saraí and Heather made the experience extraordinary. I will be returning soon.
Don't be intimidated by the small portions; if you do the prixe fixe menu, you will be satisfied. All of the dishes were deliciously complex. The service was excellent; just as you would expect fine dining to be--replacing a white napkin with black if you're wearing dark colors, clearing each course, replacing silverware, crumbing the table, etc. I went for restaurant week and it was well worth it.
Been wanting to try this place for quite a while. Finally took advantage during restaurant week. Loved it! One of the best lunches I have ever had! The whitefish was incredible! Definitely recommend! Very clean and contemporary! Keith the server was fantastic; quick, informative and very friendly service!
I had been here 3-4 years ago for lunch and the meal was phenomenal. I was a little disappointed with the prefix lunch menu this time - the food tasted more salty than anything. I'll give it 4 stars because maybe it was the restaurant week ordering that provided me with the dishes that are maybe rushed through. I will give it one more shot before writing Blackbird off entirely.
While Blackbird has a tasting menu, it is possible to enjoy many of their different flavors without spending $125 for the tasting. We enjoyed getting a couple appetizers and desserts to share and then tasting each others' entrees and got a taste of the diverse flavors at the restaurant. Their ice cream is phenomenal!
Was at restaurant for the first time for special occasion. While the restaurant itself has a somewhat casual look, the food and service are exceptional. We both had the tasting menu and wine pairing, and somewhat in the high side compared to other restaurants with a similar concept it was a good value.
Innovative food, attentive service, wonderful experience.
the experience was nice. but the portions are extremely tiny. I am a small girl and they were way too tiny for me.
I took my husband here for his birthday. We absolutely loved it! We sat close enough to kitchen where we had the opportunity to see our food prepared. Everything was plated beautifully! Even though I'm vegetarian, there were still options for me that I loved. The service was impeccable. Would absolutely recommend!
This restaurant is definitely one of the best in Chicago. They saw we wrote it was our anniversary and came over with complimentary champagne. It was a lovely evening and the menu was so creative- a reason why it is so critically acclaimed. Really fantastic experience and service overall.
Superb delicately layering of flavors. Been coming here for almost two decades, more often for lunch than for dinner in recent years as the lunch pre fixe is great value for money.
Came for dinner again. My skate wing and lobster with celeriac was perfect. As good as the skate wing and lobster were, I think the favorite part of the dish was the celeriac. Think it was just lightly roasted.
Had the fig ice cream for dessert. Substantial portion size. Perfectly melded.
I recently dined at Blackbird as a birthday celebration with friends. Everything was good, some things very good. But here's the thing, it's a Michelin starred restaurant and I thought I would be wowed. I ordered a non-alcoholic drink of ginger and limeade. It was just o.k. The entrees were all fine. I ordered sturgeon wrapped in potato which was very nice. Our shared appetizer of eggplant tempura was tasty. Desserts were a bit disappointing though. There was an assortment of ice creams and sorbets that sounded good. One sorbet was sold out (the one I was eyeing of course) so I settled on pistachio-fig ice cream. It was really just o.k. Another friend ordered pineapple upside down cake. The waitress told us it was not really sweet and the pastry chef used farmers cheese in it. My friend took a chance but sent it back saying it was salty. We received a complimentary dessert that, though pretty, was sort of a glorified Hostess Ho-Ho. With tip it was around $70 each. Maybe I was just expecting too much. Again, nothing really BAD, but I probably would not return.