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Bluegrass

4.8
4.8
2192 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining location. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare, Bluegrass blends in a little Southern influence into its repertoire. The wine and beer selections are all American, along with a full back bar, all hand selected to echo the quality of the fare. Aside from a beautiful setting, the restaurant has extraordinary food and service with a remarkable value.
Check our website for details on the events during the summer, as well as our Facebook page. We have many wonderful, rotating specials therefore consult our online menu regularly.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 831-0595

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    We now cater for home, office or in our dining room, check out our website for current menu suggestions. www.bluegrasshp.com

  • Private party facilities

    We only open for private parties Saturday lunches. We do open for showers, weddings, anniversaries and any large group over 40 guests. Everything from a Brunch to Cocktails and appetizers.

  • Private party contact

    Jim Lederer: (847) 831-0595

  • Neighborhood

    Highland Park

  • Cross street

    Richfield Road and Old Deerfield Road

  • Parking details

    Plenty of FREE parking, with two lots next door for over flow, and additional parking across the street at the Highland Park Police Department.

  • Public transit

    Chicago Northwestern line in downtown Highland Park is about 1.5 miles away.

  • Entertainment

    The Best Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in Chicago!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • North Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • North Suburbs

    Best Food

  • North Suburbs

    Best Service

  • North Suburbs

    Best Value

  • North Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Suburbs

    American

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  1. TW

    TimothyW

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Great meal. Great service. Fun time.
  2. t

    therabbit

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great skirt steak sandwich! A bit noisy—hard to hear across the table-but expected on a Saturday night.,,, Will come back soon
  3. R

    Restauranlover56

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food with great smiling service! The ambience is okay but the food is incredible!! Gumbo is a lighter broth but really good and probably healthier than a heavy butter based sauce. Po Boy with crawfish is great because the ingredients are so fresh as is the bread. Can’t wait to return!
  4. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time there; the food was great both times. As a Southerner, the food is both authentic and authentically good. Anyone who thinks Southern Food is just boiled or fried to death needs to visit Bluegrass for a proper education.
  5. JG

    JoeG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never been disappointed with our dinners at Blue Grass. Service, food and vibe are great.
  6. RG

    RobinG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it!!! Nicest owners and great food!!!
  7. BM

    BMan

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with a delicious smokey Old Fashioned for myself while my partner opted fora fine Patricia Green Pinot Noir. Nice selection of wine, beer and spirits. Definitely not your standard run of the mill. As an appetizer we went with the spicy calamari. Perfectly cooked. I was expecting a little more kick from the Wasabi and Chile sauces provided , but my partner found them to have enough kick. They were both tasty, regardless. For entrees I had the Baby Back ribs while my partner opted for the skirt steak. Ribs were outstanding. Perfectly smoked! The skirt steak was a BIG WINNER as well. This was our first time at BlueGrass , certainly just the first of many more!
  8. S

    Sraw

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with lots of choices. Wonderful atmosphere and excellent service.
  9. OC

    OlderChicagoFoodies

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've come to expect nothing but the best from Bluegrass and they did not disappoint us! The food was excellent as always. We noticed and appreciated the addition of pricing tiers based on portion sizes. They've always been generous and still are, but now you can adjust according to your appetite! We really appreciated that! Our Server was Trinidad and he did an outstanding job!! He's a keeper! We were having dinner with friends whom we hadn't seen in over 10 years and we were often slow to make our selections. Trinidad was however very patient and made several good recommendations for us. Thank you Bluegrass for another great dinner and evening!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining experience was excellent. Every item an epicurean delight. Closest experience would be Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Prices were lower than I expected. Service aligned with excellent food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu at Bluegrass is exceptional. You will not find this variety anywhere else in the area. Great food and phenomenal service!
  12. MT

    MTBT

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Always amazing food. Great local place!
  13. RC

    RCK61

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local place and one of a few restaurants open for lunch. The quality and consistency of the food and service is always top notch!
  14. IT

    IlyaT

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks. The markup on wine is VERY reasonable. Just hard to get into - very busy all the time.
  15. B

    Bobka

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  16. GL

    GerryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I always greatly enjoy the Crawfish Etouffee. I have tried to make it at home, but it never comes out right. What's the secret to your roux?
  17. d

    david328

    Chicago

    237 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food is good-apps very greasy. Menu should be pared down. Too extensive. Service good. Always a decent choice
  18. CC

    ChitownChik

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The thing I love about this place, besides the low key atmosphere and excellent food, is the fact that every time I go, they treat you like a local - whether it’s your first time there or your 27th. The owners are delightful and even when it’s packed, the vibe is just like a warm hug from a dear friend. This hidden gem is one of the best.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect as always. Great food, great service. So accommodating. Fabulous meal. Great staff. Favorite restaurant ever ❤️
  20. MG

    MichaelG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were wonderful, as always. Jim and Joanie are the best.
  21. KR

    KimmiR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BlueGrass is ALWAYS the best! Never disappoints!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always ama ing
  23. II

    IceIceBaby

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food and service were good, but the building needs a complete face lift inside and out. To say it looks and feels dingy is generous. It really detracts from what should be a nice experience. And the restroom is on top of the kitchen door and service bar. It’s very awkward.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night at Bluegrass as usual. One of our favorite spots. Great drinks, food and service!
  25. PM

    PM33

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took advantage of the outstanding weather and sat outside. Service was great and the food was excellent.
  26. DD

    DevinD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As it should be, the food was the highlight of the evening. Wonderful Shrimp and Grits and the Corn & Crawfish risotto was spectacular. Some of the best food i've had in a while!
  27. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and great service!
  28. R

    Rita

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything at Bluegrass. The food is excellent-service is superb. Our favorite restaurant!
  29. JR

    JaredR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely will come back… Great food and great service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious meal
  31. LY

    LisaY

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bluegrass. The best food around. Make sure to save room for dessert.
  32. B

    Bambi

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was tasty, warm and good. The half-price dinners are a good idea for smaller readers. The bread and butter are delicious and service was great
  33. PO

    PatriciaO

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was SO good! Perfectly prepared, service was excellent and the cocktail and wine list offered really good options. We can’t wait to go back - only hard part will be deciding what to try next!
  34. SF

    ScottF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m a regular. The Louisiana grouper is delicious. So many great options. Great wine too
  35. H

    Herbert

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a cozy restaurant with wonderful service. Highly recommend.
  36. AD

    AnnaD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food so much! This place is so close to our house and is always busy! Make a reservation in advance. Lots of tasty options and it’s lively : )
  37. RC

    RCK61

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Blue Grass! The food was excellent! Had the Blue Grass salad with a perfectly cooked piece of salmon and that pear vinaigrette? AWESOME!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food! It was tasty with healthier portions and a farm to table freshness and great presentation! The salad was so crisp with very light dressing. We ordered the shrimp and grits it was creamy with no lumps. The desserts are offered small and large so no quilt! This was our first visit and our server Diane S. was very helpful!
  39. DR

    DonnaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good always awesome, service very good - very nice polite and patient waiter. Great night
  40. TD

    ThomasD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the Octoberfest specials

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bluegrass offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 831-0595.

Bluegrass is rated 4.8 stars by 2192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Bluegrass

1636 Old Deerfield RD, Highland Park, IL 60035

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Richfield Road and Old Deerfield Road

  • Neighborhood

    Highland Park

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of FREE parking, with two lots next door for over flow, and additional parking across the street at the Highland Park Police Department.

  • Public transit

    Chicago Northwestern line in downtown Highland Park is about 1.5 miles away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Entertainment

    The Best Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in Chicago!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 831-0595

  • Catering

    We now cater for home, office or in our dining room, check out our website for current menu suggestions. www.bluegrasshp.com

  • Private party facilities

    We only open for private parties Saturday lunches. We do open for showers, weddings, anniversaries and any large group over 40 guests. Everything from a Brunch to Cocktails and appetizers.

  • Private party contact

    Jim Lederer: (847) 831-0595

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