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Bluegrass

4.7
1380 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 831-0595
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We only open for private parties on Saturday and Sunday lunches. We do open for showers, weddings, anniversaries and any large group over 40 guests. Everything from a Brunch to Cocktails and appetizers.
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Private party contact
Jim Lederer: (847) 831-0595
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Catering
We now cater for home, office or in our dining room, check out our website for current menu suggestions. www.bluegrasshp.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Richfield Road and Old Deerfield
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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.
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Public transit
Chicago Northwestern line in downtown Highland Park is about 1.5 miles away.
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Entertainment
The Best Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in Chicago!
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Special events & promotions
Mardi Gras - Cinco de Mayo - BBQ Fest - Oktoberfest every year! Three week celebration for each event, special wine/beer maker dinners to conclude the special menu.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1380 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable service

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The owners and staff are the most accommodating I have ever seen. We purchased a special dinner get away for our children prior to some up in coming events. The restaurant went out of their way to ensure that everything was perfect. The kids raved about the delicious food and perfect service. Thanks to everyone at Bluegrass who went beyond the call.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My husband and I went for a date night! Our waiter, Ezekiel, was very good and attentive. The owner/ manager came to check on us as well! The food was great. My husband had a lean brisket sandwich which was smokey and delicious. I had the mushroom dish, also amazing. I had a “small” order of the bread pudding for dessert. Lots of chocolate chips and very rich. We were told about the Sunday night smoked chicken dinner! We will definitely come back for that! Everything on the menu looked great!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic time and food!
Had the Ahi Tuna it was delicious!
Always a great time when we go to Bluegrass!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wonderful food, excellent service and a terrific bar! Consistently a good place!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Exceptional!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent but a little pricey plus $14 for a glass of wine was a bit much.Service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Though out of the way, this popular spot--noisy at night, but quiet enough for thoughtful conversation at lunch-- though deservedly known for its Southern dishes, is reliable for making a great burger. Patrice, though newish, was a wonderful and caring server.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was excellent as always and service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Wonderful dining experience! Shrimp and grits are heavenly. Teriyaki chicken is superb. The Caesar dressing is top notch. We love it here!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent dinner. Blue BBQ burger was fantastic. Big beer menu. Personable staff.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food and service! Never disappointing....wonderful flavor options!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Loved the ribs, jambalaya is the best around. And crayfish on special

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service. I ate the Key Lime Salad and this was delicious! It was a bit pricey and included a huge amount of crab and shrimp. I had the dressing on the side and it was perfect for dipping the veggies, shrimp and crab. My husband had the Reuben which he said was ok. They had a great Irish whiskey that topped off the evening. We also ordered the chocolate chip bread pudding; it was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Friendly staff, delicious food, cozy atmosphere- a perfect family dinner out!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Consistently good, great restaurant every time we have been there.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Good food, great service, wide menu, but with a local neighborhood spot feel. Great place.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This was our first time at Bluegrass. I discovered it searching OpenTable for a local restaurant and noticed the other good reviews. We were greeted and seated promptly and all staff were friendly and helpful.

We ordered appetizers - the mushroom grill and ahi tuna tartar (the latter included a live betta fish swimming in a fishbowl under the tuna). Both were excellent. My wife had the Faroe Islands salmon and I had the jambalaya and half-slab of smoked ribs. Everything was well prepared and presented. The jambalaya included plenty of sausage and chicken -- a tad more shrimp would be good. They warn you that the ribs are not "fall off the bone" style which is true but they were delicious with a deep smoke flavor, and perfectly seasoned.

Perhaps because they emphasize Southern style cooking the barbecue sauce, baked beans, and even the potatoes were on the sweet side.

I would have awarded five stars for value but the per glass wine prices seemed on the high side for the size of the pour.

Overall an excellent experience, tasty food, and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was very good, our server was exceptional and the bananas foster dessert was incredible!!!! We'll definitely be back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Wonderful, friendly service with fabulous, creative dishes!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

In my opinion, when I go out to eat the food obviously has to be good BUT customer service/experience should be just as good if not better. Sometimes when we go out and I am not happy with my meal as long as the staff has a positive courteous attitude it's not that big of a deal. The staff at Bluegrass yesterday was AWESOME!!! We felt welcomed and taken care of. I went with my parents who do not speak English and I usually end up trying to explain the menu to them but one of your staff members overheard us and came over to explain the menu himself. How thoughtful of this young man. The waitresses all were on top of their game with coffee, soda, and water refills. Plates were cleared when we were done and we had a good clean table so that we could stick around and talk for a bit without having all these dirty dishes on the table. And to top it off the food was delicious. THANK YOU.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was excellent but the wait staff were phenomenal. I would recommend Blue Grass to anyone.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Staff was amazing and the food matched the service!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was our first time and we will be back. The food was so delicious but the staff is truly amazing and made our night. You do not see this great level of customer service at many restaurants anymore. This place is a gem!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Was really surprised. Food was excellent. Will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wonderful,consistent great food and service!!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food and service were outstanding as usual! This is one of our favorite places to dine!!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Always consistently good

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Disappointed. Food not as good as expected. Noisy. Not a good value for what you pay. But service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We went for my birthday. The service was very good. As was my custom cocktail. My kids loved the calamari appetizer. The entrees were good and I was blown away by the dessert served in a giant martini glass. Overall a very nice birthday dinner!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Not many restaurants hit the mark 100%
Blue Grass does from the time you walk in until the time you pay your check.
The servers are the best I've ever encountered. They balance the entire meal encounter.
Just the right amount of checking how everything tastes to making sure you have what you need makes you feel cared about and not hovered over.
The food is impeccable and comes out in a timely manner. Freshness is obvious.
Desert is offered at just the right time and the tab arrives without having to wait around for it.
Blue Grass is outstanding!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Bluegrass is the go to spot for a taste of Cajun on the North Shore. Their shrimp and grits and their jambalaya are authentic and tasty and their gumbo is worthwhile also. If you don't know exactly where this nondescript building is, you will not likely notice it or find it easily.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine’s Day
We had wonderful drinks at bar
We got seated ordered our deeelish food and had a deeeilightgul time
I had the chicken and shrimp with dirty rice .... fantastic
My hubby had the tilapia which was also deeelish
We were quite content but we did order a hot chocolate chip cookie with a scoooop of vanilla ice cream yummm
A great gem
We will be back

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

James welcomed us and made us feel right at home. Thanks again. The staff was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Always like bluegrass. Family owned and operated - quality is always exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We've gone every year for our anniversary. The service is awesome and we love their Mardi Gras menu. Their beer selection is excellent. The mushroom broil appetizer is my favorite. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Bluegrass is a family run, wonderful restaurant! The food and service is always great.
Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

As always both the food and service was outstanding!

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