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About Bluegrass

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.

1636 Old Deerfield RD
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Barbecue

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

Cross Street:
Richfield Road and Old Deerfield

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 831-0595

Website:
http://www.bluegrasshp.com/

Entertainment:
The Best Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in Chicago!

Catering:
We now cater for home, office or in our dining room, check out our website for current menu suggestions. www.bluegrasshp.com

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.

Public Transit:
Chicago Northwestern line in downtown Highland Park is about 1.5 miles away.

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 30 guests. Everything from a Brunch to Cocktails and appetizers.

Private Party Contact:
Jim Lederer: (847) 831-0595

Additional:
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

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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Bluegrass Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Casual (31)
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Special Occasion (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Kid-friendly (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Authentic (12)
Great Beer (12)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
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Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Best ahi tuna in Chicagoland. Alyssa provided excellent service.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic service - delicious food - We will be returning!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

A consistently good restaurant at a reasonable price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Small but excellent restaurant in Highland Park - great for both couples and families. My favorite is the BBQ Corned Beef Sandwich. Excellent service!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We miss the Davis Street Fish Market. Bluegrass is a worthy substitute in terms of Southern cuisine, high quality, good prices, great service, but even better beer and wine choices. Plus, there are more than enough other cuisines! My chicken gumbo was fantastic and crawfish etouffee was outstanding. My wife loved her Caesar salad and salmon entree. There is so much to choose from, we will be back soon! We loved it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place and I really enjoyed my meal with a business acquaintance. We both were there for about 2 hours and the service was terrific. Highly recommended.

Cheers...RJ

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our friends choose Bluegrass for a birthday dinner. We’ve dined there before, but not recently. After our visit though, we’ll definitely be back soon. There were several other entrees on the menu we want to try plus our server hit all the right notes. It was a delightful evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Bluegrass never disappoints! We went for our anniversary and they surprised us with a little creme brulee and tasty ice cream afterward! That was our first time trying creme brulee, so it was even more special than they knew :) We got the corned beef platter and the pulled pork sandwich (or fav's) and they were amazing AS ALWAYS. I also had the small version of the fried calamari appetizer and was surprised at how large the portion was! You definitely get your money's worth. Love this place!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Since we discovered Bluegrass about 6 weeks ago, we have eaten there three times. It has been excellent every time. The ribs are my favorite dish, but I also enjoyed the pulled pork and the shrimp and grits. The service has been excellent. The waitstaff is even very nice to our two-year-old granddaughter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service - nice lunch menu. Enjoyed the Rueben and the gumbo soup.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had know of Bluegrass from friends and their recommendations. We went for our first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the hostess to our server, the staff could not have been any nicer. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to going back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always great food and service. We love this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We’be been here twice and both times were great experiences. The staff is warm and very welcoming. The food was exceptional. Yummy! We’ll be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Bluegrass was the perfect place for lunch with a friend. We had the bbq corned beef and it was excellent. We will be coming back soon.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very reliable NS restaurant with good food...few and far between. Delicious fish entre and dessert. I recommend, and I'm a restaurant snob.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Booked the reservation 3 weeks in advance and still couldn't get the time I wanted. We waited almost 30 minutes to be seated which was a bit annoying but they compensated us with a free appetizer. People just love this place and don't want to leave.

The food is great and once we were seated, the service was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

As always, the food was delicious! Everyone seemed to check on us and make sure all was well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were lucky enough to make our first visit on a Sunday. Sunday they have their smoked special.. ribs, chicken, and smoked corned beef... all of which was succulent. My wife ordered the jambalaya and ribs which she raved about. We both ordered shots of gumbo well worth the $1.95 per shot. They allowed is too modify which sides so I traded the taters for shrimp risotto and my wife switched one of her sides to cheese grits. Both were very good and the server was very helpful in letting us change the sides. For dessert my wife had the mini bread pudding and I had the sweet potato pecan pie. The mini bread pudding was an ample portion and the pie was a great sweet potato pie.
All in all, the food was great and the service was very helpful. The place is small so come early and have reservations.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The entire experience was perfect. The wait staff, management and the food was great. We could have not been happier. We WILL be back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was really good. No gluten free options, and I kinda had to fend for myself. Our waiter was a bit strange, but overall the service and food was great.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Decided on Bluegrass from the great reviews we read. We picked up our son at Lake Forest College -his first birthday away at school-and headed over to Bluegrass which lived up to its boast of good Southern comfort BBQ and food. We left full and happy. My son enjoyed his ribs-licking off every last bit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The whole staff was decked out for Halloween. We had a delicious dinner, the ribs were fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very good food - well prepared, good variety of menu items. Service was very friendly - attentive without imposing.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

really good food at a nice price- service was OUTSTANDING- nice menu variety

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The orange shrimp appetizer was so good, as was the southwest salad. The ribs are good- not fall off the bone but more chewy and good. We also tried the chicken with artichoke and it was different and really good. Even though the crawfish etoufille has gotten good reviews, our kids have gotten it, and thought it was terrible- very fishy and would not recommend.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Engaged staff, with great food

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first visit here and we will definitely be back. First our table was ready on time our server was prompt courteous and smiling. The owner / manager visited our table twice and really talked with us and cared that we were there. The food was excellent. I had the Sweinhoxen and it was just like in Germany. The free birthday dessert was huge chocolate and great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Conducted our monthly Healthcare Businesswoman Association mentoring circle meeting at Bluegrass tonight. Phenomenal food and service. The presentation and delicious taste of the 4 unique dishes served to our table knocked our socks off. The snotini and fancy wine and water pours were exceptional. The coup de gras was the bananas foster served in a giant martini glass. A memorable meal for a unique group of women. Lots of energy on a Tuesday night. Every table was filled at 5:30 pm. Love, love, love this place, especially the caring owners and outstanding staff. Will definitely come back time and time again.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was our first visit. We were driving down from Milwaukee to meet up with a friend who was in Deerfield on business. (Actually the friend is a man who lived with us as a foreign exchange student in 1990-91 and now lives in Memphis) We needed to find a place close to where he was and within easy reach of Milwaukee, also one that had several vegetarian choices on the menu. We found Bluegrass to be very appealing. Our service was wonderful, the food was delicious and interesting (no bar service for us that night) and it was a fun and lively spot to sit for a couple hours and enjoy dinner together. We will go back next time we're in the area and would definitely recommend Bluegrass to others.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great pork shank special!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great menu! Everything we have ordered has been way above average.

Tags: Tapas, Spicy, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great REAL crab appetizer. My friend had sausage dinner and she said it was delicious. Atmosphere is nothing fancy, wood tables and booths, but the service was top notch and the food fresh, real, and good!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to bluegrass for the first time and the food was excellent! Everyone in our party enjoyed it. The grouper was outstanding and if you like shrimp and grits, which I do !, it was also outstanding. The noise level was pretty high and the ambiance is not overly inviting but we would not hesitate to go again (even though it's an hour drive for us) ! Delicious. Excellent seafood and worth the drive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was really great from the excellent artichoke and calamari appetizer to the superb shrimp & grits and BBQ. An extensive drink menu with cocktails, beers and wines.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food always good for dinner. Had not been here for lunch before; I thought lunch portions were pretty small for the money...

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great service and wonderful food! The menu is extensive and delicious! Definitely try one or 2 desserts! They’re amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was absolutely awesome. Upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. Great place! Excellent value

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our first time at Bluegrass. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. We had our granddaughter and daughter with us.

The food and service were top notch. We all went the seafood route. The three shrimp dishes we tried were excellent, and the gentleman who served us did a great job.

We plan to go back to Bluegrass many times in the future.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome! Good food for the value,
Will recommend to anyone
Very friendly owners and staff!
5 star

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Organic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We sat with Danielle and she added to a wonderful dining experience. She was friendly and informative she offered suggestions and she let us take our time. The food was wonderful. The ambience was wonderful. We had a great night.

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