Bluegrass

4.7
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1804 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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e
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot how much I love this restaurant. The owners are fabulous hosts, the food is excellent, service great...need I say more. I made another reservation for this Saturday evening.

DA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Our server Nicole was really friendly and made our experience as first time diners very positive- we will be back.

s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bluegrass has excellent food and everyone there is friendly and helpful. Water was kept full, waitress was attentive, food came out quickly and was hot.

L
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder food and service!
Our go to place for dinner!

DK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food with great service.

OT
Chicago
144 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service from Trinidad. Neighborhood gem.

f
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite family restaurant. The food is always spot on. And they are very attentive to my son's severe food allergies. It feels like we are dining with family.

SW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were out with old friends after seeing Lightscape at the Botanical Gardens and decided to go grab a quick dinner afterwards. Our friends suggested Bluegrass and I’m glad they did!
Our waitress was very personable and attentive with great food and beverage suggestions. The food was very good as well. Especially enjoyed the warm bread basket with homemade honey cinnamon butter!
The decor is rustic and could use a little update T some point but it felt warm and cozy. We will definitely go back again!

OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owners are the nicest people. We had bbq salmon & it was outstanding

PS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

allways very good

JK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Bluegrass for several years. The service and food is second to none. From the drinks to the apps to the main entree to the desserts. Absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to go back for our next dinner.

L
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!
Love our waitress, Diane. She is the best!
Both very afficient and patient with all our needs!
Love her!

N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful except too loud with everyone talking loudly so they could hear the conversations at their tables. Needs added soundproofing!!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible from the moment we walked in. The staff was knowledgeable and polite. The food what nothing short of outstanding. They truly aim to please each guest throughout their dining experience. We will definitely be back!

SC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I very much enjoyed the food. I orders 2 entrees to go and while they were the same price as what they bring in restaurant, the portions were significantly smaller. That was a huge disappointment. But now I know to never order anything to go.

F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. Service was attentive and helpful. Ambiance was meh but overall a great place to have a flavorful, hearty meal

BM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here several times and am never disappointed.

EP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a business lunch and it was quiet enough to have a normal discussion but not as quiet as a church. I haven't be back in a couple of years and was pleasantly surprised that the food and the service hadn't changed. I did appreciate the variety of the menu and now I vow to go back more often to try other things. I had the blackened fish sandwich and chose grouper as the the fish. OMG! done to perfection melt in your mouth! I hadn't had grouper that fresh and well prepared since my trip to Florida. Bluegrass, you're my new go to restaurant.

LL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find. Food is outstanding staff is attentive couldn't ask for more!!

P
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was very professional and friendly. The food was good but a little confusing - BBQ beef with Bok Choy on the side.

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants on the North Shore. It's super unpretentious and the food is fabulous. The service is always good. My waiter on Saturday let me know about the romaine lettuce recall that had just occurred (I did not know about it) so they pulled all romaine off the menu. I appreciated the fact they are looking out for safety!

BG
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food!!

CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bluegrass for special occasions or just a quick dinner close to home! Service is always excellent and the food is consistently great!

MG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious smoked barbeque chicken special and the sides, salad and dessert were excellent. Like this place very much.

b
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Great food service

JB
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation, food and service was great. This is a neighborhood gem with wide ranging menu with craft beers and save room for dessert!

LR
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good good. Anything you order. Love the mini bananas foster.

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Bluegrass. Great experience!

A
Chicago
147 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorites. ALWAYS excellent. We go there every week or two

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service great food

AG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Conveniently located, we always find the food to be fresh and delicious. Our wait person was excellent.

T
Chihuahua
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service great food

BF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It always good there! Our waitress was awesome!

h
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six women went to dinner at Bluegrass to celebrate our friends 70th birthday and the owner couldn't have been more gracious and helpful in creating a very special dinner and a birthday we we never forget.
Thank you Bluegrass. Loved the entire evening.
The food was fabulous and so was the service. It continues to be one of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions.
Thank you

DG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and fantastic service from the entire staff.

AF
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the restaurant is fantastic and consistently out go to restaurant

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food, service, all great

R
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The best part was the staff: from when we were greeted, through the meal, and even goodbyes. The food was really good, not great, but no complaints. Shrimp and cheesy grits shouldn’t be that expensive no matter where you go. They were really good, but should have been much less expensive. My wife got chicken, shrimp and dirty rice (twice the food) for about the same price. My only problem through a thoroughly enjoyable meal.

O
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Many good choices are on the menu.The drinks good. TheWait staff excellent. No wait for reservation seating

f
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food. The tuna tartare was excellent