Bluegrass

4.7
1723 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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Chicago
136 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Bluegrass. The food is great, service excellent.

JG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their meal. Our server, Patrice, was great. We always have a wonderful meal at Bluegrass!

B
Chicago
155 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The service was great as well as the smoked meat special. The brisket, ribs and chicken combo was delicious. We loved the corn casserole but it was a small portion. We will definitely come back.

C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Bluegrass never disappoints - and this time was no different! It may have been one of our favorite meals we've ordered (seasonal smoked beef ribs and their seasonal Sangria!) The service is always outstanding - from the bartender to the wait staff. And it's always a pleasure to get to talk to owner Jim as he makes his way around to every table. We always wonder why we go anywhere else?!?

L
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It's softshell crab season and that is what I had for dinner. It was good, not the best I've ever had, and very expensive. We had a good time and would definitely go back.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food,casual atmosphere,friendly service, lots of choices- including some for vegetarians (veg jambalaya!), - I’ll be back for sure!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beef ribs were awesome. Thx for having them on the menu.

BK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bluegrass as it always offers a fun casual atmosphere with great bar/comfort food with a barbecue and southern flair. My favorite night is Sunday for their BBQ chicken and ribs special. YUM!

SG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tuesday ribs & jambalaya special was excellent and our waiter Stacey was great and very attentive. And a nice surprise birthday dessert that was outstanding.

AK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as always

JD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome at Bluegrass!

OT
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and consistent

KG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was attentive and friendly for lunch on a week day. Food is fresh; the hot food was hot and the cold food was cold.

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bluegrass. Food is delicious and the staff is very friendly.

H
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The walleye is the best walleye anywhere. Outside seating is perfect in good weather. We LOVE this restaurant.

CS
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Terrific menu! There is enough quality items on the menu to eat there everyday for 2 weeks straight and not get bored.

JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had some of the best walleye ever. Never had a bad meal at Bluegrass.

OT
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Blue Grass is always very good and always fun. They honor reservations and seat guests on time!

K
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - still exploring menu and want to attend a boil event!

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! I had the shrimp and grits. It was good. I preferred the salmon my wife had. Great service. It was very loud! If you want a quiet meal this isn’t the place but the food is awesome!

JH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best soft shell crabs in town

S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have great food and terrific service. Love eating there.

m
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant by Accident Was on vacation And it popped up on my Google Being in Harwood Heights We took the chance Went out to Highland Park All I can say excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service and atmosphere.

MS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As in the past, the service and food were great. The owners Jim & Joanie always check to make sure you are having a good time. The food is always tasty and the portions are generous. You can order a 1/2 portion of many entrees. We've been there many times before and we'll be going back often.

DF
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was delicious. Our servers were knowledgeable and very attentive. My issue was the portion size of my entree. I ordered the walleye (full size) and I received a very small pcs of fish. I was actually still hungry after finishing it. My wife loved her chopped salad. Wine was pricey.

NK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Nice when a place hires older help staff, they have a degree of thoughtfulness and efficiency that doesn't always come with youth. Only issue I had was when we arrived, had a reservation BUT and we will leave it there. Shrimp and grits were phenomenal.

B
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Favorite neighborhood spot. Good food, and a value for what is delivered.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cake appetizer was excellent. They make a fantastic Blueberry Martini. Soft shell crab was delicious (split the order 1 with a lemon butter sauce and 1 with tempura dipping sauce). ..and cant go there without getting the bananas foster dessert. Try the dessert mini tinis they won't disappoint. One of my favorite places to dine!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tuna tartare was excellent.

MJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Owners and staff at Bluegrass were outstanding. We sat outside it was lovely. And the food was delicious. Just love the two bite desserts.

CY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service and very good food. Music was a little loud making conversation a bit difficult.

R
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. I would go here again in a heartbeat.
Outstanding

BN
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great crab cakes and Shrimp jambalaya!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! They honored our reservation which was a great start! Delicious calamari served in s large martini glass, also a tasting portion available. We also had a shot of gumbo for a starter. Ribs were tasty, great flavor. The tilapia sassafras was fresh and plentiful, also as a half order, then you can have the great desserts. All fish is fresh, the burgers have tasty flavor. We love the ambiance, the servers are so attentive. Great place for southern authentic gumbo and jambalaya.
A most visit!

AK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family and bon voyage for grandson trip

L
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

all around good experience;
food, service and environment.
we go for lunch to celebrate
birthdays. menu is creative
and yummy.

NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location beautiful restaurant nice casual vibe well-maintained a good menu fresh warm bread brought to your table noise level gets a little loud because people tend to talk too loud
side from that what a gorgeous place will return food was amazing

L
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the best time!
Diane was our waitress and she makes the entire experience wonderful!!

R
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with friends! A variety of entrees ordered and satisfied stomachs all around!

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