Bluegrass

4.8
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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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WK
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place the food is awesome! The best thing is its close to our house! The people who work there are great!

SS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Bluegrass for years. Kid friendly. Family owned. Highly recommend.

PB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

e
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal at Bluegrass. Live the BBQ Blue burger and my wife loves the shrimp and grits. Extensive beer menu too!

KM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent Birthday celebration. The food was wonderful and the service attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be back.

JD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Bluegrass were on top of their game as always! Amazing food, great service, awesome all the way around. Looking forward to our next trip back!

D
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is always good. Big menu, ribs are really good as is all bbq. Southern specialties like gumbo are excellent. I would say just go and enjoy!

JK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent diners to Bluegrass and it is because of the food, staff, atmosphere and consistency that we have made this a "go-to" place for well over 15 years. From burgers, to steak, to pasta, to fish, they have found a way to perfect everything on the menu. The bar is second to none and you've got to try one of the "tinis" while you are there.

DH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, love the service! Great atmosphere and terrific food. Maybe the best gumbo I have ever tasted.

PS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. Our service and food was The Best! A fabulous restaurant where you feel welcomed! A++

BD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You’ll enjoy Bluegrass, laid back, Cajun inspired. FOH is James, he’ll make your evening easy and enjoyable. If you’re lucky, and Diane is tending bar, order a Sazerac. You’ll think you’ve been transported to Bourbon Street!
Reservations never hurt.

JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always southern food done exceptionally and with a twist .

O
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great lunch we had at Bluegrass. My salmon was prepared perfectly and a terrific value during Lake County restaurant week. The service was outstanding and friendly. Can’t wait to return with friends for dinner!

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food was great. Service was great too.

TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and a vibrant atmosphere. Have recommended to many people.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent-food and service.
Brought as a special little treat since it was our anniversary - thanks!

2
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate Marde Gras. The food was awesome and atmosphere festive. What a great place! Never disappoints.

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom had gone to Bluegrass for years with my dad to celebrate Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras. Since my dad passed in 2016 she hadn’t been back. My siblings and I decided it was time to take her back to celebrate Mardi Gras. Boy are we happy we did!! We had a fantastic time!! The Hurricane’s were delicious, the food was fantastic, and our service was amazing!! Thank you!! We will definitely be back, not just once a year though!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible. Service is super attentive, timely, knowledge and friendly. This is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner!!!

NM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner. Tried the alligator appetizer and both liked it. He had ribs and said they were great. I vascillated between the salmon and the pulled pork. Tried the BBQ pork this time and will go back to try the salmon next. Curtis was very attentive and friendly. Oh and the bananas foster put us both into a food coma. We will be back!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good service... their wine list is overpriced and not a great selection however you can BYOB for a reasonable corkage fee

NA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always fun during Mardi Gras. The food was delicious (Blue Plate Special and Shrimp and Grits with grilled Andouille sausage). Hard not to fill up on the delicious bread and sweet butter. Great Hurricane!

JS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Nice wait staff. Very loud.

L
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

B
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent, always attentive service...and the service is top-notch!

BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was very good and our guests were very impressed!!

LN
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family owned and operated solid BBQ and southern style place in highland park. Bring your appetite. Not the most stylish and sophisticated as compared to the city but delicious and very enjoyable.

k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. Great Mardi Gras menu!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluegrass has been my favorite restaurant for a long time. The food and ambiance is wonderful, the staff is kind and knowledgeable, and, to top it off, they have done a magnificent job of handling my allergies. It’s rare that I can go to restaurant and know for a fact that I’ll be safe.

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluegrass is a stupendous experience and a wonderful place for a lively meal. The food and staff are always excellent and the owners are hardworking dedicated people. A Cajun experience everyone needs to have!!

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was extremely attentive. We appreciated his suggestions and he brought us a sample of the vegetable jambalaya to make sure it wasn’t too spicy. It was a but spicy but I was forewarned. Delicious food and our son was able to eat vegan with a meat alternative.

I
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was atrocious. The server came over and told us about their specials. One of which was an all you can eat ribs special. I ordered that. I’ve had it there before. Every other time the server would come by when I was halfway through the first delivery and ask if I wanted more. Last night, our server never came by or was in the area. I kept looking for him and finally got his attention after all of the ribs were eaten. When I asked him for more he started to go and I said by the way, my side dishes are going to be completely cold by that point so please bring me fresh ones. He looked at me as if I was a visitor from a strange Planet. It took over 10 minutes to get the additional few ribs. My wife and I kept wondering if he was going to come by sooner this time to see if I wanted more. Of course, he didn’t until I was completely done. I declined the refill but his service really soured the whole evening for us

DP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluegrass never ever disappoints! I love it! The jambalaya is the best in the area. The crawfish etouffee is delightful and perfectly seasoned! My son had the grilled andouille sausage which also came with grilled shrimp, pork bellies and cheese grits which he said was amazing, and I think I absolutely have to order it the next time I go there. Awesome wine and beer selections! The service is always excellent.

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We went with another couple and couldn’t hear each other talk

CP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A family favorite for many years!

BM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been there several times and the food and service is consistently good.

a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just the best

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cajun food in Chicago. Consistently good!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites. Best blackened grouper ever. Kids love when the Mardi Gras menu comes out and they can have alligator bites. Truly a gem of a place.