Bluegrass

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1668 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our kids were out of town so we spend some time at one of our favorites. They don’t disappoint. I had seared walleye and my wife had copper river salmon. Good stuff. As always, the beer list is great and the staff is friendly. Love this place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food good service good atmosphere good

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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KL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the shrimp and grits!!!

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OT
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food and service (Diane). Bar terrific as well!

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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food!

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BG
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food on the North Shore!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is very friendly . I always enjoy the bbq chicken on sundays. The food is excellent . Can't wait to come back.

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VH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an incredible dining experience. The place is small but is incredibly welcoming with great ambiance. I went with a friend for dinner on a Sunday and the owner came over and greeted us. He seemed genuinely glad that we chose to visit. The wait staff was incredible, genuinely friendly and helpful. We asked what the best thing on the menu was and he told us that the smoke chicken was great and that we came on the right day because they only serve it on Sunday. We ordered the Tuna tartar and the combination of flavors was just WOW! Then the chicken came and I have never in my life had a chicken breast that was that moist and flavorful...never. We are still discussing how they were able to cook it. The sides were amazing...even the butter for the bread was a flavor bomb. This is such a comfortable, welcoming, restaurant with great staff and absolutely incredible food. I live on the far south side of the city and would make the drive in a heartbeat to visit Bluegrass again.

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JL
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. Always consistent food and service. Friendly staff too.

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HP
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Service and food always excellent. Ambiance isn’t the best.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BBQ chicken was delicious. Great food and drinks as usual.

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JD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant, and it won't be my last. Food was outstanding, service was quick, and the entire staff was very pleasant. My wife had the Canadian Walleye & I had the Chicken and shrimp on dirty rice. Nice portions and well seasoned. Drinks were very smooth. And the Banana Fosters dessert is awesome. Looking forward to going back and trying some of their other menu items. Highly recommend this hidden gem.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

food is rather good service is always outstanding but the noise level is intolerable even when sitting in a booth that is the detraction to your restaurant

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f
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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RV
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service at decent prices. What else could you ask for? Love their menu choices and always consistent quality.

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PS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

casual atmosphere with a nice staff and high end service our 2nd visit and will make this our go to from now on

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time as usual. Food was outstanding. The service and people couldn't have been nicer. Of course we will return often. Always look forward to trying something different on the menu

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Outstanding quality. Highly recommend.

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L
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Food and service both were outstanding!

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H
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside so the noise level was less than we normally experience inside. The waiter was very helpful in getting the loud music turned down. Everything was wonderful. Loved it.

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JK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

While the service was great...attentive, friendly, food can quickly, we felt the food was just ok. We had salmon salad. Not much to it and with the price being around $15 each we expected more. Not much atmosphere either. The staff was so inviting and attentive. I feel bad the rest of the experience didn’t measure up.

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CC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food with great service- the three of us enjoyed ribs special, chicken, salad. Server and manager came to our table several times to insure that all was to our liking. We will be back there soon.

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ES
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful spot! They have fantastic food and service

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L
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Mother’s Day! Everything from appetizers to entrees to desserts was delicious. And even great service on a busy day! Will definitely come back again and will highly recommend! Thanks for a lovely Mother’s Day celebration.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Good service and cocktails. Food is overpriced and not fresh. Seafood dishes were bland, lacked flavor and fish was overcooked. I will not be back. Blue grass was full of flavor when they first opened years ago but the quality has declined. Maybe the seniors that frequent this place lack tastebuds and dont notice. A big disappointment. The only positive was the wonderful servers and bartender.

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LC
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at Bluegrass. Great lunch experience - good food and good service - and I’ll definitely be back!

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Varied menu with enough Cajun offerings making it interesting, but plenty of non-Cajun items if that’s not your thing. Staff is well trained to give great service. Well prepared creative quality food. Great personal neighborhood atmosphere.

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CJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife and son out to celebrate her birthday. Food drinks were delicious. Service was top notch.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan options. Great service. Consistently great tasting food

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorites!!! Love the food. Service is always amazing. Jim and Joanie are terrific with a great place!

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r
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most excellent!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

First time at this restaurant. Very Loud, Noisy, and acoustics not the greatest. Not the greatest ambience.
Did not feel pretty or making me want to come back. However, service was very good, great waiter, helpful and attentive. Food was very, very good, which is why I would come back again.

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DN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Great staff. Great food! Can’t wait to go back.

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RB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, with excellent food and attentive service.

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OT
Chicago
122 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Diane provided great service alongside well executed BBQ and drinks.

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J
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service is always exceptional. Owners are there and walk around, help the servers and engage with their customers. Jambalaya, fish, shrimp and specials are all great. If you can’t get to New Orleans go to Blue Grass! ❤️❤️❤️

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L
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!!

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AF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whenever you have a chance to stop by and try the food, do so!

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bluegrass is warm and welcoming, with an outstanding staff and even better food! A go-to favorite!

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