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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

4.6
4.6
1804 Reviews
$30 and under
American

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar is now open! We are ready to welcome you back for our made from scratch, southern inspired cuisine!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 923-2007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Galen

  • Private party facilities

    The entire restaurant space can be rented for special events. The maximum capacity for the restaurant is 400 for a reception and 250 for a seated dinner. We also offer semi-private rooms. All event spaces feature state of the art A/V equipment perfect for a meeting or added entertainment.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Herlitz: (312) 923-7061

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Wacker

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features Chicago’s latest and greatest blues artists every night on the Backporch Stage. Live blues starts weekdays at 5pm and weekends at 6:30pm until close!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • BBQ Nachos

    house-cut tortilla chips, aged cheddar, avocado, roasted corn salsa, red onion, tomatoes, Texas BBQ sauce, cilantro, cotija cheese Option to add brisket or pulled pork

    • Voodoo Shrimp

      sautéed shrimp in an Abita Amber beer reduction sauce, served over jalapeño-cheese cornbread

      • Crispy Wings

        over a pound of wings choose a style: Texas BBQ – crispy onion, cilantro, ranch dressing Buffalo – slaw, shaved habanero, blue cheese dressing

        • Gumbo

          andouille sausage, chicken, “holy trinity” (onion, bell peppers & celery) and cajun rice

          Salads

          • Southern Salad

            mixed field greens, shaved apple, fennel, white cheddar and toasted pecans, with champagne vinaigrette

            • Cobb Salad

              chopped romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, egg, crumbled bacon, chives, tomatoes, sweet corn and toasted breadcrumbs, with blue cheese dressing

              Mains

              • Jambalaya

                sautéed chicken, andouille sausage and “holy trinity” (onion, bell peppers & celery) in stewed rice. Option to add cajun shrimp

                • Blackened Salmon

                  Blackened or simply grilled, andouille reduction, creamed corn*

                  • Fried Chicken

                    a crisp, golden quarter bird served with our bourbon butter, slaw and roasted garlic mashed potatoes

                    • Cajun Chicken Pasta

                      Bowtie pasta, spicy Cajun cream sauce, blackened chicken, andouille sausage, bell peppers, red onion, basil, Parmesan

                      Sandwiches and Burgers

                      • HOB Smash Burger

                        Double patty, American cheese, brioche bun, shredded lettuce, tomato, aioli, red onion, dill pickle chips

                        • BBQ Bacon Smash Burger

                          topped with aged cheddar cheese, candied applewood bacon, cripsy onion, charred onion aioli, and Texas BBQ sauce

                          • Impossible Burger

                            built 100% vegan Impossible burger patty, American cheese, shredded lettuce, secret sauce and dill pickle chips

                            • The Yardbird

                              bourbon-butter-brushed fried chicken breast with slaw, buffalo aioli, and dill pickle chips (available simply grilled)

                              • Smoked Brisket Sandwich

                                on a brioche bun with Texas BBQ sauce and slaw

                                • Pulled Pork Sandwich

                                  on a brioche bun with Carolina BBQ sauce and slaw

                                  Sides

                                  • Jalapeño Cornbread

                                    • Crispy Brussels Sprouts

                                      • Mac & Cheese Skillet

                                        Desserts

                                        • Key Lime Pie

                                          • Bread Pudding

                                            Last updated: March 24, 2022

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                                            What 1,804 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.6
                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.3Food
                                            • 4.5Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 4.3Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            • Chicago / Illinois

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                                            • Chicago

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                                            1. WP

                                              WalterP

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Increíble experiencia, recomendable en tu estadía en Chicago.

                                            2. AD

                                              AlexD

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              A must when you visit Chicago, nice place and good Food

                                            3. MS

                                              MichelleS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              The gumbo and the jalapeño cornbread were absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was really fun. The singer last night was amazing...I would definitely come again to see him

                                            4. S

                                              Sherri

                                              Detroit

                                              10 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall5food3service3ambience5

                                              Awesome music-food was ok-just nice to sit and listen to some live music and enjoy the night.

                                            5. V

                                              Vpatacon

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              This place is beautiful to enjoy a dinner with good music

                                            6. DE

                                              DianeE

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great desserts! Live entertainment! Nice server. All around great time!

                                            7. JL

                                              JenniferL

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              Great band! Covington Groove needs to play upstairs!

                                            8. PS

                                              PhronsieS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              First visit. Excellent! Service and food were good. Plenty of guidance as we were out of towners. 🙂

                                            9. MI

                                              MICHELLEW

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great Service the waiter was phenomenal suggested the fries chicken excellent

                                            10. N

                                              Nikita

                                              Chicago

                                              10 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great night out!! Great food!!! Such an interesting place!!

                                            11. KR

                                              KenishaR

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Customer service was great and our server Connie went above and beyond; service impeccable.

                                            12. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Service was exceptional. Lorenzo took great care of us - he is the best! House red is delicious.

                                            13. KG

                                              KevinG

                                              Chicago

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              A little bit less volume in the dining room so you can have a conversation

                                            14. K

                                              Kenjer711

                                              Chicago

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Unique ambiance that you can’t find anywhere else. I liked that they had music in the restaurant area also. The staff are very welcoming and really seem to enjoy their jobs. The impossible burger was very good and their fries were the right amount of crispy, though I didn’t like the taste of the oil that they fried them in. It was just an off taste. My husband had the brisket sandwich. He liked it and also really liked the cole slaw. Would go there again before a concert.

                                            15. EG

                                              EarlG

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              Great time with excellent food. Service was on point.

                                            16. M

                                              Michelle

                                              Chicago

                                              14 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a great time great food fun concert but then the night ended with a shooting outside on Wells Street which really sucked!!!

                                            17. AK

                                              AndreK

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              Cool Live Music playing. Food was excellent (Jambalaya). The Price was a bit high. But you will been at House of Blues.

                                            18. DS

                                              DianeS

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                              Went for a family gathering. Menu was very limited. Food was ok. Music was a great background.

                                            19. MM

                                              MoreiraM

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                              overall2food4service1ambience4

                                              Despite have a reservation, they put me in the worse table in restaurant. And there was several good tables empty. I asked to change, but they didn’t allow me.

                                            20. s

                                              stkaplanis

                                              Chicago

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                                              overall3food5service3ambience4

                                              The food was excellent, service and food timing not good.

                                            21. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Our first time here and we'll definitely come back again! Highly recommend for a good meal with live entertainment! Great value for the money and fun to do for an adult night out!! Music was great!

                                            22. NJ

                                              NecroJo

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              The service was great at the restaurant portions are amazing value is great the rest of my night in the mane venue area did not compare to how amazing the restaurant was go for the food skip the big shows

                                            23. B

                                              Bubbs

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                              overall3food2service4ambience3

                                              Menu seriously needs to be refreshed. Expanded at a minimum. If you don’t want a burger or greasy apps…you’re kinda screwed. They could also maybe spring for better blues acts given they are allegedly the House of Blues.

                                            24. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Chicago

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Great music, atmosphere, and signature cocktails.

                                            25. JR

                                              JanuszR

                                              Chicago

                                              6 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              Nice and inviting vibe, courteous service. Music is not too loud yet well heard. Place is clean and food is decent.

                                            26. EC

                                              EvelynC

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food, great performance, and awesome service! First time here and will definitely go back!

                                            27. p

                                              prcb

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Food was good, atmosphere was great with live music that wasn’t overpowering so we got to enjoy conversation too. Good value for what we paid.

                                            28. KQ

                                              KarenQ

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              Our waitress was very nice, the music was extremely good.

                                            29. EC

                                              EstherC

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It is a place to enjoy alive music. If you wanna go to have a conversation with your friends you shouldn’t go there.

                                            30. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Chicago

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              First time at HOB and loved it! Came for a concert and ate at the restaurant beforehand— really good food and their own brand of Chardonnay on tap, which was delicious. The nachos were really good and live music while you eat. We then went upstairs to the main concert venue, which is amazing. Such a fun night out in Chicago!

                                            31. HR

                                              HeatherR

                                              Chicago

                                              6 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Really nice casual venue. Very friendly staff. Enjoyed the night greatly.

                                            32. AB

                                              AlessandroB

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 7, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a really nice evening, three place is amazing and the music is good. For sure I'll come back soon!

                                            33. CA

                                              CARRSR

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 4, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Were there on a quiet Tuesday evening. Still had good live music (Ricky Liontones) that was just right for the occasion. Food was good. We'll go back.

                                            34. K

                                              Kevin

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 4, 2022

                                              overall2food2service4ambience1

                                              Food was okay disappointed the menu was limited fridge trouble. Way to loud for the size of the room. Not going back

                                            35. GN

                                              GaryN

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              Good food. Interesting place. Waiter was nice, blues singer was ok

                                            36. M

                                              Makeupvixen

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great place to chill. Key lime pie was great but bigger serving would be better

                                            37. LO

                                              LynneO

                                              Chicago

                                              23 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              23 reviews

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                              It's very good quality for the price and the service was excellent. The menu is a bit limited for too many repeats and the noise level is a bit high for talking. The music was great and added a lot to the ambience

                                            38. CM

                                              CandaceM

                                              Washington DC

                                              10 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall2food2service2ambience4

                                              I’m in town for a couple of days. I visited this spot for dinner. It was not a great experience. My server barely came to my table (I know it was busy but c’mon). I had to flag down a manager to get my order taken. I ordered the chicken sandwich (fried) and a sangria. The sandwich tasted like some poured salt on it and the sangria had zero kick to it. This is NOT the HOB I’m used to. Very disappointed.

                                            39. K

                                              Kelsey

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall1food3service3ambience1

                                              Music was way too loud at the restaurant, not normally that loud. And when we asked to move tables, the hostesses would not let us.

                                            40. FG

                                              FrancesG

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 31, 2022

                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                              Restaurant is serving a simplified dinner menu at this time, but we found the options to be very satisfactory. There were more than one gluten-free option, which was important to a member of our group.

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                              • Staff is vaccinated

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                                            House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 1804 OpenTable diners.

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                                            Booked 8 times today
                                            Google Map for House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

                                            329 N Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60654

                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              Wacker

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              River North (Chicago)

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Parking details

                                              Valet

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Mike Galen

                                            • Entertainment

                                              House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features Chicago’s latest and greatest blues artists every night on the Backporch Stage. Live blues starts weekdays at 5pm and weekends at 6:30pm until close!

                                            • Additional

                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

                                            • Phone number

                                              (312) 923-2007

                                            • Private party facilities

                                              The entire restaurant space can be rented for special events. The maximum capacity for the restaurant is 400 for a reception and 250 for a seated dinner. We also offer semi-private rooms. All event spaces feature state of the art A/V equipment perfect for a meeting or added entertainment.

                                            • Private party contact

                                              Megan Herlitz: (312) 923-7061

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