BLVD

4.5
979 reviews
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BLVD is a modern American restaurant located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that draws inspiration from Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd circa 1950: the golden era’s most iconic strip of dining and entertainment establishments. BLVD combines the glamour, sophistication, and decadence that defined Hollywood in the 1950s with contemporary cuisine, craft cocktails, and modern music, creating an exciting dichotomy between restaurants and personas of the past and present.
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Specials

Live Music Vintage Thursdays (6-8PM)

Enjoy live music (from 6-8PM) and glass pours of high-end vintage wine sold at cost (meaning, you pay what we pay) every Thursday night!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 8, 2019

Ends: February 9, 2118

Availability: Thu 6:00PM-8:00PM

Crazy Eights Happy Hour (5-6:30PM)

Enjoy special happy hour food and beverage offerings every Monday through Friday from 5:00PM to 6:30PM. All items $8 (yes, you read that right).

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 19, 2019

Ends: January 20, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM

Crab Feast Sundays

Enjoy Chef's selection of seasonal crab, elote style corn, potatoes au gratin, and cheddar bay biscuits every Sunday night! Bibs included.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 14, 2018

Ends: December 15, 2117

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

Mussel Mondays

Enjoy special off-menu mussel preparations every Monday night!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 14, 2018

Ends: December 15, 2117

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:00PM

$1 Oyster Tuesdays

Enjoy $1 oysters every Tuesday night!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 14, 2018

Ends: December 15, 2117

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-10:00PM

$75 Seafood Tower Wednesdays

Enjoy BLVD's full seafood tower for just $75 (regularly priced at $145) every Wednesday night!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 14, 2018

Ends: December 15, 2117

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

BLVD's Magnum Program

Enjoy glass pours from a magnum of wine selected by BLVD's Beverage Director, Kolin Juckins, every Friday and Saturday night!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 14, 2018

Ends: December 15, 2117

Availability: Fri-Sat 5:00PM-11:00PM

Industry Night (8PM - Close)

Industry? Enjoy a 25% discount on food and beverage Sunday through Thursday for reservations made after 8PM! (Proof of business card or pay stub required.)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 14, 2018

Ends: December 15, 2117

Availability: Sun-Thu 8:00PM-10:00PM

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

BLVD's Easter Brunch menu will be available soon!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 979 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner. We didn’t stay long but the service was good, food was delicious and cocktails were excellent.

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F
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and decor are terrific. However, what keeps it from being a "5" in my view is the music--totally wrong and way too loud for the environment. It should be mellow standards sung by Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett or similar--not the pounding bass music that is there now and very intrusive.

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KT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is beautiful and the food was outstanding. Nicky, our server was amazing! She was very helpful with the menu and friendly. She really made our experience so much better!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I went here for my birthday, and my experience was mediocre. First off, my waiter Tori L gave off bad vibes from the beginning. Super disappointed in the service she provided. Her presence was unwelcoming ( makes me not want to come back at all). She definitely should not be working in customer service. She needs to be more friendly and not so stuck up. Also, she didn't even ask if we were there for a special occasion or not ( I mean that's fine, whatever) but when I made my reservation I specifically said it was for a birthday. No mention of anything in regards to my birthday so I was kind of disappointed.

Tip for the restaurant: Have your waiters pay attention to the details when a person makes a reservation, is it a birthday ? An anniversary? Etc.
Most places I have been to always bring a free drink or small treat. ( you don't want to give anything out for free? Fine. At least an acknowledgement on the special occasion). Small details make you stand out as a restaurant. Small details matter.

In regards to the place and how it looks, I would give it 5 stars. Bathroom is gorgeous, as well as the chandelier in the middle of the restaurant.

Food: I had LAMB CHOPS which I would rate a 4/5 stars. It was filling, and cooked just the way I asked. Would've liked more of the side hash that it came with ( thats why I only give it 4/5).
Drink: jfk to lax very good. Hats off to the bartender who made it.
My boyfriend had the MINUTE STEAK & POTATOES. 2/5 stars. Literally 5 pieces of steak that were mediocre ( in taste ) and he was not a fan of the potatoes. For $38 NOT WORTH! Pretty bland and overpriced.

I had high expectations for this place. Sadly I was very disappointed. Paying more for the ambience than anything. Better waitress at iHOP ( at least that's how I felt with my bad waitress Tori L.) Wish I could've spent my birthday dinner elsewhere.
If you go, fingers crossed you don't get my waitress, GOODLUCK!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food great service the restaurant is beautiful and management excellent

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Whatever wine special they advertised on open table was not mentioned or served, our request for a booth was ignored, and they didn’t acknowledge that it was our wedding anniversary even thought I left a note in the reservation about it. The food was good and we enjoyed the atmosphere, server was knowledgeable.

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ND
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating and incredibly attentive. Our food was delicious and the cocktails were on point! We'd definitely come again!

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LW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed eating here. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I have a dairy allergy and the waiter modified meals for me. I will definitely be back!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Nice decor and ambience. Great place to take someone you want to make a good impression on. Our waiter Cody was phenomenal.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, they are very attentive. If you needed a refill or anything don’t worry because most likely they are on their way to refill your glass. The appetizers were very interesting and the deserts were amazing, recommend the sticky toffee desert! Overall great place to go.

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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Waiter might of had a rough night. He was super serious and no fun. (Still professional though). Apparently on Vintage wine Thursdays they only open one bottle of vintage and pour glasses for the first few who ask so that was a let down; thought I was going to be able to get a whole bottle.

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SP
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous birthday dinner!

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V
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with excellent drinks and food. The beet salad and oysters were great and the whole fish was a great entree that easily fed two people. We finished with the chocolate peanut butter cake which was good however it is extremely rich and we were only able to finish half of it.
Overall a great evening and we will be back again.

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AM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time! It is a great place to celebrate anything!

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Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been to BLVD before and thought the service and food was excellent. Last night we were a bit disappointed. We started with the avocado and crab toast and while good it left us wondering where the crab was. We had the filet and halibut for our entrees , the halibut was very good! The filet was flavorful but lukewarm. It was cooked perfectly but it was lukewarm as if it had been sitting for awhile and we didn’t want to send it back for fear of it being over cooked. The food came out timely so we were confused as how a filet was not hot. We had the creamed potatoes which were hot and very tasty.

We asked about bread and we were told it was per request, they never mentioned there was a charge, which wasn’t much but the point was we should of been told. Also, our food was brought out before the bread and we were not asked it was still wanted.

We sat on the walkway upstairs and while it was okay for the most part we felt like we were in a hallway as the busboys carried bottle of liquor past.

Our server had a bit of an attitude and was a bit cold towards us.

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Y
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I am very disappointed with the customer service at this restaurant. My husband and I had a reservation for 6:15pm, and we called at 5:50pm and said we will be a little late due to rain and traffic on the highway. We arrived at the restaurant at 6:30pm, and the hostess said, “since your late, I can only seat you at the bar area”, and the hostess went on to claim it was 6:18pm, and wouldn’t sit us in the normal dining area. She fought with me over 3 minutes... She was rude and unprofessional. We spent $450 on food and alcohol for dinner, and I will never come here again, because when I want a nice dinner for $450, I’m not going to sit at the bar to eat it and deal with a nasty hostess who gives me attitude about being a couple minutes late. It’s completely inappropriate. So my advise is, when you want a nice dinner for 2, take your money elsewhere.

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fan of BLVD. They have an amazing wine selection and a delicious menu. Can't go wrong with any of the food selections. You will not be disappointed!

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GO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely room. Service and menu were excellent. The wine list is off putting, no mid price range wines.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Logan is the next server remembers everything I had the last time I went in . Definitely will always ask for him

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking in, we weren’t sure what to expect from this place. We wanted to eat at Au Cheval, but obviously the wait was ridiculous, because when isn’t it? So, we came here after seeing it was available on OpenTable. They have shared plates, not to be confused with small plates, because they’re larger and oh so much better. All of the food was cooked to perfection, the service was amazing, and we were full and happy at the end of the meal. We were here on a business trip and would happily come here again. Also, the upstairs and bathroom are pretty cool so make sure to check that out.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow. The server was not very attentive for us and it was a slow night. The filet has no seasoning and the pasta wasn’t that good either for the price. I won’t be returning.

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TA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

I had reservations for 815 - we didnt get seated til 850 which was annoying...the food was eh - we ordered oysters and they were NOT FRESH and the steak we ordered was too fatty. The restaurant is beautiful but everything else was ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Amazing wine and drink options. Ambiance is impeccable.

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GA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place...6 stars!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from start to end

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J
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the restaurant and will go back again. The place is beautiful and food fantastic.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable night
Great service

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F
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food but the atmosphere seemed a little trendy!

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my fiancé’s birthday but it looked like a great spot for group dinners and fun atmosphere. Also great for a date night exploring new foods since it’s all shareable plates!

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abraham was so attentive as well as the rest of the staff. Couldn't have asked for a better 1 year anniversary. Oh and GET THE SEAFOOD TOWER! Especially on Wednesdays, it's half off. Thank you BLVD for making us feel so special!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Had a great experience

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F
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A delicious meal in a very comfortable and elegant retro setting. I look forward to returning. A suggestion: music selections totally inappropriate to the environment—way too much pounding bass.

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EP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a special birthday. The food was excellent, service attentive and a cool vive with the 1920's Art Deco decor.

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M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, but the experience was greatly diminished when we had to wait almost 1 hour past the reservation time we had booked weeks earlier

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was excellent. Food was anything out of the ordinary and ambiance was nothing to wow at .. nice chandelier. Overall value was okay. No wow factor for me but would encourage others to try as everyone has different preferences and likes.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Decor is beautiful.
Management of the restaurant appears to be poor and lacking internal communication. Servers seemed overburdened with too many tables at once and the hostesses were rude, lacked communication with each other, and were hindered by ‘policy’. I expected a more cohesive experience for the tier of restaurant BLVD is aiming to be.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From the moment you enter, you feel that you're someplace special. The interior design is what I would call elegant posh with stunning chandeliers and a women's bathroom fit for a private event. The menu is flexible with something for everyone - we ate community style with a total of 8 dishes between four people + 1 shared dessert. Bring up to bottles from your cellar for a $25 corkage fee each. And by all means dress up - you won't regret it.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Been to BLVD twice now. Ambiance and aesthetics are as good as it gets but the food is terrible and is insanely over priced. I’m okay paying $100 for a steak but it should taste good - would rather frequent Steak 48 or Maple & Ash. My third trip will be for cocktails only.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Our Seder made the experience less enjoyable, it's almost he was annoyed by our presence. I have been in this restaurant before and had a great time.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible and so slow. 2 appetizers came with 30 minutes between them. Lamb chops were rare- not medium rare. Ambience and drinks are great. But the food and service i was not happy with.

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