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One of the best restaurants in Chicago. Creative fair, fantastic drinks and a unique ambiance. Would strongly recommend adding this to your list of places to try
Very good and innovative food. Small portions, but very interesting and flavoured. Entrées of 1st level. Wines are not cheep, like everywhere in the States...
We go to the restaurant every year. The food is always exceptionally delicious and the service is the best in Chicago.
Blackbird was disappointing for a restaurant with a Michelin star. Many of the dishes missed the mark and were unbalanced. Our favorites of the night were the kampachi, beef tartare with oysters served in oyster shells and the rhubarb dessert. The rest of the dishes were overly salted or too sweet. Every dish was beautifully presented; however given the reputation we were expecting more.
We had a fantastic experience at Blackbird. We had been there a few years ago and found it to be even better than our last visit. Very creative food and a wonderful wine list. The best part of the experience though was our server Andrew Herring! He was one of the most knowledgeable and engaging servers we have had anywhere in the world. Please keep him (and promote him!).
A wonderful experience. You have to be patient as you may have to wait an hour even with your reservation. But the personnel is taking very good care of you and it's definitely worth waiting for. The wine is incredible and food has many awards for a good reason.
Became a bit claustrophobic by the end of the meal due to the placement of the tables.
Excellent food and wine selection.
Felt like we were being rushed the entire meal so as to turn the table.
Unfortunately the duck skin was anything but crispy and the
One of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints and its food is unique. Plus they have the best bartenders.
Fantastic date night with my wife. Service and cuisine were great. Recommend trying the cheese plate as a dessert with a nice red.
A rememberable meal for sure! Wonderful experience and will be back.
Outstanding service, food and value
One of our favs’! Never disappointed.
Food was excellent and service very good. They have a nice menu
We had the endive salad which was awesome and the mushroom veloute. I would love that recipe. It was particularly good.
We ordered the pork pave and the duck confit salad. Both superb. I would order again.
Dessert we had were very interesting as. I would recommend. One was an ice cream that was a White Russian flavor. A sorbet was mojito flavored. Something you would want to have in your freezer.
Well worth the visit. Everyone went out of their way to be nice and helpful. Thank you!
Exceptional presentation of absolutely delicious food. There was a tasting menu which looked fantastic, but too much for us that evening. I would come back for it on a special occasion. We did two separate appetizers: mussels and yellow tail. Perfectly balanced tastes in both. On to lamb and sturgeon. Again, well proportioned size and taste wise. Highly recommend the bread serving. Yes an extra $2 but bread you want to take home it is that good. Finished off with two scoops of ice cream; one called Yuzi which I can’t describe but you must try.
My wife and I hadn't been to Blackbird for nearly eight years. It was great back then. It is FAR better now. All courses were superb and the service was excellent. It is no mystery why they are a favorite of James Beard and Michilen.
Always different and great!!
For the foodie in you this was an incredible dinner.
My 2nd time going. Food was delicious, although for the price, I don't know how often I would choose to go here. Our server was wonderful and gave great recommendations.
We went for lunch. If you choose the fixe price menu, it is a good way to try their menu. I loved the food and the ambiance. The wine choices are great. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed all the meal's presentations and flavors. I will definitely be coming back.
Great service and atmosphere. Tasting menu is too expensive! I’d love to try it out but it’s outrageously expensive.
The food was outstanding and service was just as good! Cocktails were yummy (fun names) and we were treated with an amuse bouche. The owner was lovely. I loved the mussels, and I had the lamb as a main course. I highly recommend the lamb!! Great date spot too:)
Still fantastic after all these years. Dinner is not the value that lunch provides but consistently high quality food and interesting options. We will continue to come back regularly.
I wanted to like this place, but the menu was limited and outdated. It didn’t live to the hype.
I had very important biz meeting, and all my VIPs were satisfied with food and kindness of their staffs.
The food was amazing...this is my new favorite restaurant!
Food was extraordinary. The mains of black cod and duck are to die for.
The deserts are simply superb.
The choice of wine Riesling Poets Leap went very well.
We arrived shortly before our reservation time of 8pm. We were greeted and escorted to two open seats at the bar. Bartenders were very friendly and professional. Enjoyed the “Trust Us” beverage which was a mojito made with sherry. Host cane to let us know our table was ready. Service was timely. My only complaint was that I had a hard time hearing our server because it was loud in there. This didn’t bother me much because everyone was truly enjoying themselves and we were excited to try some dishes. Everyone was very polite and smiling. We had the mussels, duck, pork belly and fantastic desserts and coffee. The food was fresh and well balanced. Next time we will try the tasting menu. Our neighboring table seemed to enjoy it! Overall wonderful experience. Flavors were amazing. So good!
It was delicious! Great service, knowledgeable servers
This was my 3rd visit to Blackbird over the last 8 or so years, and I've never been disappointed. This visit I had the tasting menu ($145) and opted to forego a cocktail from an interesting list and get the wine pairing ($75) instead. Everything was 5-star, except I gave 3 stars for 'value.' A bill of $309. for one person is high, and I don't know quite how to put a value on the experience, which was extraordinary in every way. I'm not complaining about the cost, I just don't know how to assess it. Everything - the food (every mouthful exquisite), ambience (energetic rather than romantic), wine pairing and explanation of same - was exceptional, and I left extremely satisfied. It is a once- or twice- or maybe three-times-in-a-lifetime experience, but, for my money, worth it. An experience you'll never forget. Highly recommended!
We were so pleasantly surprised at the overall wonderful quality and thoughtfulness that was apparent at this restaurant. Creative excellent food, friendly and adequate number of staff for an excellent experience. Much better than Everest
Wine pairing is overpriced
Going again because we had a great time. Our waitress/bar keep was excellent.
The food is always outstanding. The level of detail in the service is second to none.
When investigating tasting menus around Chicago, I had read that it was best to forego the tasting menu at Blackbird and go for the prix fixe 3-course lunch. We did and it was amazing - the food, wine and ambiance was all 5-star. It's a must go!
The highest level of fine cuisine, with outstanding service that is highly informed, engaging, warm, and welcoming. I requested a vegetarian tasting 48 hours in advance, and my meal was creative and delicious. I am especially delighted that there is a non-alcoholic cocktail menu of five different drinks. I have had them all, and they are all excellent, tasty and nuanced, and more than what you would throw together at home. You can come in elegant attire or business casual, and feel comfortable either way. You feel both celebratory and at ease, all at once.
Best tasting menu experience I have had since Charlie Trotter’s in 1989. Exquisite sequence with attention to flavor following flavor and texture balancing against the previous course. To get perfectly al dente pasta mid stream was genius. I would fly to Chicago just for this meal ...
Amazing experience top to bottom.
Blackbird is rated 4.5 stars by 4415 OpenTable diners.