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Bluegrass

4.8
4.8
2217 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

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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 2,217 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 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

    Neighborhood gem

  • North Suburbs

    American

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  1. KR

    KimmiR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BlueGrass is ALWAYS amazing. My son and I brought his bosses there; they had never been to BlueGrass before and they loved it. I KNEW they would. I think that after being customers since 2004 my family could easily call ourselves "regulars" and we have no plans on changing that! The food and customer service is always top-notch!
  2. KW

    KeithW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is as good as it gets in terms of fun, food, value, and delicious food. There is something here for everyone. The fish specials are outstanding, shrimp etuoffee is the best I have ever had, Chicken Carbonara were all enjoyed by our dinner party. Outstanding appetizers with shrimp and mushroom dishes. I am not a dessert consumer but they made a hot fudge sundae that is a must. I have had the Jumblaya - it is very good. Great drinks from mixology bartenders and a husband/wife ownership that are working as hard as their staff to ensure your dining pleasure. The dinner was so good that we asked if we could just stay around for breakfast (which they don't serve). If you are in this area and have not visited Bluegrass, you are missing out and cheating yourself.
  3. JA

    JohnA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great experience at Bluegrass. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Our server, Joel, was extremely personable and efficient. He immediately made us feel at home as did Jim, the owner. The Mardi Gras Blue Plate special, Crawfish Étouffée and the Gumbo were all delicious. We will definitely be frequenting Bluegrass and highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates outstanding food and service.
  4. LD

    LoriD

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, delicious food, happy diners, and overall always an excellent place to enjoy a night out!
  5. b

    brian

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious food and cocktails. Everyone working there from the owners to bartenders,servers and kitchen staff are skilled,engaged,energetic and welcoming. The menu is varied, so if your in the mood for gumbo, great fish, a steak or ribs you will not be disappointed. Bluegrass is a neighborhood gem!
  6. B

    Brunnehilde

    Chicago

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our neighborhood fave. Reliably high quality: cocktails, food, service. Whether we order an old favorite or try something new, Bluegrass consistently delivers delicious food in a warm, welcoming environment. Always crowded with happy diners. This last visit, we sat adjacent to four strangers who inquired about what we were served & became fast friends while giving our recommendations and seeing how much they enjoyed their meals. Appropriate destination for a couple, a fmily, or a group of friends. Can't wait for upcoming annual Mardi Gras specials!
  7. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We had a great dinner and the service was outstanding!!
  8. BS

    BruceS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service , loved the music and warm atmosphere
  10. CD

    CatherineD

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love authentic New Orleans food and find the offerings of that nature absolutely fabulous. The service is great. We go there for dinner and/or take our grown children. We don't have experience with the options on the next page. Sorry, I didn't fill that part out.
  11. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    238 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thursday night and it was packed. Small wait for our table and we were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner with friends. Food was excellent as always. Service was great. We love it here and it has become one of our favorite places to dine!! Highly recommended!
  12. A

    Alfonse

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food and service.
  13. s

    suec

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. The food was very good and the drinks were as well. Highly recommend!
  14. FS

    FrankS

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They never disappoint. The four of us had seafood. Salmon, Walleye and Grouper and their Bluegrass salad, great wine and delicious dessert (key lime pie & Bread pudding). GREAT!
  15. PP

    PatsyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bluegrass is consistently good and the owners,Joanie and Jim are always attentive to their diners well-being.It is a warm friendly atmosphere withe excellent food and service
  16. JB

    JBA1952

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a business lunch. Wonderful food (as always), attentive staff, and best gumbo in town.
  17. S

    Sandra

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Consistently good food and service. Just wish they could expand so tables aren't so close together and you can hold a conversation - very noisy. Still a favorite though!
  18. PO

    PatriciaO

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bluegrass is wonderful - every course was well prepared and so flavorful. We all ordered different entrees/desserts than we had on our previous visit - each was delicious and the cocktails/wine were perfect complements. Can’t wait to go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and attentive waitstaff
  20. LR

    LindaR

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyable evening with very tasty good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  21. M

    Mar2raves

    Chicago

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best New Orleans food outside of New Orleans! We had and strongly recommend remoulade salad with crawfish, grouper plate and crawfish po’boy! Their hurricane is also excellent. The owners are very nice and service is excellent. We travel over 25 miles each way to go there for lunch and we have not been disappointed!
  22. DN

    DavidN

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good meal. Ownership very attentive.
  23. J

    Jenn

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Most things in the menu were on the spicy side so very United what I could eat. The waiter thought he would be cute by pouring the water from high up and then proceeded to spill the water all over my menu and table. That is so ridiculous. They don’t have a large enough assortment of dressings. The salad was plain but fine. Nothing special. The shot, literally, of French onion for $3 was so peppery I couldn’t even eat it. I had to ask for bread twice. There was only one other table filled when we were there.
  24. MB

    MarkB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food,, as always
  25. TW

    TimothyW

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

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

    therabbit

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

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

    Restauranlover56

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    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!
  28. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    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.
  29. JG

    JoeG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

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

    RobinG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

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

    BMan

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    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!
  32. S

    Sraw

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with lots of choices. Wonderful atmosphere and excellent service.
  33. 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!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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.
  35. 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!
  36. MT

    MTBT

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Always amazing food. Great local place!
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. B

    Bobka

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  40. 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?

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 2217 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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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