BLVD

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$31 to $50
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American
BLVD is a classic 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

Vintage Thursdays

Featuring select glasses of high-end vintage wine sold at-cost . . . meaning, you pay what we pay.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 24, 2019

Ends: October 25, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-11:30PM

Sunday Supper

Just like they did in the fifties, feast on a family-style menu of special, pre-selected dishes every Sunday night.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 20, 2019

Ends: October 21, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-11:30PM

Martini Monday ($5 Martinis - All. Night. Long.)

All martinis are only $5 all night long.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 6, 2019

Ends: May 7, 2118

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

What 1212 People Are Saying
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L
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was lackluster. Not memorable but very expensive. Noise level was unbearable. Service friendly but extremely slow, dinner took 3 hours for no discernible reason. Would never return.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

BLVD is one of the prettiest and sexiest restaurants I've been to. With that, my husband and our best friend ordered the $60 New York Strip. It was lousy and wasn't even presented nicely for the price. We also had called ahead and said we'd be late for our reservation. Traffic was horrible. They have a policy that they'll hold your table for 15 minutes. Totally ok, just be aware. Service is where it was really lacking, however. Cocktails took forever. Then our server goofed and gave us a dessert menu before we even had dinner. We thought that was strange. Then had a birthday dessert sent out before we even got our dinners. He might have apologized. He also corrected my best friend in how they produced Wagyu. Not appropriate. For $500 including tip for 4 people, there are better places in our beautiful city. However, as noted, the restaurant is simply gorgeous so if you stay away from the steaks, you'll have a solid meal.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Love the vibe overall. Food was good, too.

LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was GREAT! Everything was good. Food was delicious and well-seasoned! The service was perfect and the ambience was stylish and elegant!

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

Not many appetizers options that were not seafood. Steaks came out very undercooked. Cocktails, potatoes, and decor were good.

JF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, overall great experience! Would come back in a heartbeat 🔥

JK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a great experience!!!!
I will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Moms birthday

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff courteous and attentive. Food delicious. Wine superb. Ambiance fantastic.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service! Gorgeous building/decor. Surprized us with a free birthday dessert! Loved it!!

BP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere & service was good also, food was not up to standard for pricing.

CB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was exceptional and the decor was luxe and very comfortable, but the atmosphere was subdued (maybe better for a date than a girl’s night), and the food was just ok.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to BLVD to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were impressed with the décor and the retro feel of the space. Staff was efficient and pleasant. I had the special, Bouillabaisse and my wife had the chicken. We were both satisfied with the presentation and the way it tasted. They were kind enough to bring a maple glazed waffle with a sparkler to celebrate my wifes birthday.

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food beautifully presented! The only presentation that was lacking was the Trio of Sorbets that we ordered for dessert, but the sorbets themselves were delicious. We appreciated the good service.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

i had the pork chop very very fatty when the waiter asked how it was when I said it was very fatty he told me he likes it like that way

DR
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Despite good reviews we found BLVD far from ideal. While our steaks were flavorful and well prepared, other dishes were fairly common and one not at all as described on the menu. Our server was brusque. The wine list is extraordinarily over priced and contains virtually nothing under three figures. The ambiance misses the mark it tries to achieve. There are so many superior restaurants in Chicago and we see no need to return.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant inside, but food wasn’t so great. We celebrated our anniversary at BLVD. They had menu that says Happy anniversary and also gave us complimentary champagne which was really nice. Couldn’t even pick anything for starters.They have only 3 salads. Beets salad was ok, nothing special for the price. Main dishes have better selection. Drinks also were just ok. Dessert Peanut butter- beautiful presentation, tasted ok. Service was good, professional.

R
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. Grilled lamb chops and scallops. Both my vodka and cranberry drinks tasted like 100% juice but it’s alright.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

The service was extremely sub par. The somm was impressive but it was downhill from there, he didn't check on us see if we needed other items in a timely fashion. Additionally, the bill was incorrect and the server didn't even bother to apologize when we caught the error.

A
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was fabulous. May be the best meal either of us has ever had.

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the wait staff was excellent there was no pressure to eat and run.. they were very helpful with the dietary restrictions and offered alternatives.. very nice!! would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice restaurant

h
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our third visit to BLVD and the service, food and ambience continue to impress. We shared a few fish and meat dishes and everything was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. Beautiful atmosphere. Service could use some tweaking.

DF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and lovely little touches to acknowledge that it was a bday meal :)

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

From the moment I arrived. The valet attendant was waiting. The ambiance was Everything! I was impressed of the lay out. The staff.... Where all exceptional. I was there celebrating a Birthday, So I made Pre-advanced reservation. They suppressed us with a presentation at the end of our dinner that is so unforgettable. Thank You “ BLVD!”

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Very disappointing. Austere atmosphere. Poor food quality. Tasteless heirloom tomato starter and equally tasteless burger,which I had to send back. Over facing chicken equivalent of 6 breasts on toast! I wouldn’t bother in a neighbourhood full of fabulous easterlies don’t waste your time or money! It definitely isn’t a tribute to Hollywood!

PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Ambiance great. Food not so good. Expecting more from the service and food.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had everything ready as I requested. Great experience!

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a small or large party. We were welcomed right away and staff were very pleasant and courteous. The NY strip was delicious. Their birthday waffle was out of this world (and I am not a sweet tooth). Highly recommended.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The interior of the restaurant and the decor are so pretty and really transport you to the 1950s. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The entrees were delicious (roasted chicken, rainbow trout, and salmon) - we all tried each other's entrees and really liked each one. The $5 martinis on Monday nights can't be beat. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to visiting again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We made a reservation for my wife’s belated birthday

W
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The service was just okay. It got off to a very slow start. Took us 15 mins to receive tap water. The food runners seemed more excited to drop the food than our server was the whole time. The food was a major disappointment for the price. There was no effort put into making the dishes. The cacio d pepa tasted like cup of noodles. Not the right balance of butter pepper and Parmesan. The steak was under cooked and for the extra $5 blue cheese it wasn’t quality cheese. The only good thing we had were our cocktails. The mixologist for the restaurant knows what they are doing. The design of the restaurant was pretty but that couldn’t save the low level food. Will never go back nor suggest it to anyone.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate a bday dinner with husband and it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Service was impeccable, live music was beautiful, atmosphere is gorgeous and food and wine were amazing. And I can’t forget the really pretty lady’s room too! I’m gluten free and vegetarian while my hubby is neither and both of us had incredible meals. I highly recommend it for a memorable special occasion dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My two co-workers and I agreed it was the best restaurant we have ever been to. And we eat out a lot with healthy work budgets!!! From the food and the flavors to the ambiance. Would definitely recommend and will return when in the Chicago area.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was amazing.

MU
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was amazing!!! The best part of this experience was the excellent customer service. My server was knowledgeable, friendly, and made our night quite the experience. If you want a romantic night out on the town, BLVD is the place to be.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is period perfect with an incredible chandelier in the spiral. The walls are lush and the seating is semi private. The food is very meat heavy and exquisitely prepared not for those on a budget.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We had reservations and waited an hour and a half for our table, to then have terrible food. The service was awful to top it off.

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