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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

4.5
4.5
1884 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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

What 1,884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. AG

    AgustinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experiencies. The weiters were very kind.
  2. LW

    LoriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was awesome. Can’t wait to go back. Super friendly and accommodating staff. 4 stars
  3. AH

    AndrewH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent night hearing live music and enjoying great food. Our waiter was top notch.
  4. JG

    JohnG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, the food was excellent, and the entertainment was fun and unique! Highly recommend the HOB!!
  5. SQ

    SQinYYC

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had such fun at the House of Blues! Good selection of drinks, excellent quality food and the artists were fantastic. It’s a gem in the heart of Chicago.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and EVERYTHING was wonderful! Had the best burger I’ve ever had and the jambalaya was incredible as well. Our server was kind, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional! We will be back!
  7. LT

    LorraineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and entertainment. Will definitely recommend.
  8. RO

    RobO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great blues vibe. Table service faultless. Food simple but tasty.
  9. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the food, to the entertainment and wonderful customer service, it was amazing!!!
  10. MR

    MaxR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fantastic experience, incredible show with great music thanks to an alive performance by an incredible blues man. We enjoyed a lot!
  11. IO

    Icey1One

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and great ambiance. 1st visit as an out of town guest but will definitely return in the future.
  12. GM

    GustavoM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Food is not good. Very basic, small menu and the food we ordered was not at our expectations from Creole, Southern cuisine
  13. RC

    RogerC

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Geat locaton, very warm.reception on arrival and we were seated quickly. Our orinigal table had no view of the live music and we were able to get moved quickly, without fuss once we asked. The food was nice, plenty to choose from, and served fairly quickly.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice for music and dining. Atmosphere hip, casual, and intimate. Jalapeño cornbread is very tasty and gumbo was tasty with just the right amount of spice. I would suggest parking elsewhere since on concert nights parking can get hectic.
  15. KW

    KiaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was perfect from the greeter to the waitress to the music and especially the food, me and my husband really enjoyed everything for our annniversary and hope to be back soon
  16. NG

    NatG

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good music, not very Blues more funky. Food was good for a decent price 😋
  17. TH

    TanjaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It took forever to get the food and when it arrived, fries were completely cold. However the rest was really tasty. Our server was polite and attentive.
  18. D

    Divashave2eat2

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome from the server to the band. Especially the band. The only thing is I hope HOB expand their menu as well as serve mock tails. Not everyone drinks alcohol.
  19. w

    wilmariem

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. The server was very nice and helpful. Loved the nachos, delicious
  20. BF

    BernardF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The name says it all. Highly recommended and we would go again
  21. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, staff was very helpful and knowledgeable on the venue, good music, overall very enjoyable experience
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner before the show upstairs! Awesome live music and really great food. Highly recommend.
  23. Q

    Quirky

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good venue and great atmosphere. Live act ok but not great. Service good and food tasty. However quite pricy. Final cocktail amazing. Very similar experience to Hard Rock
  24. SN

    SorayaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    I liked very much ! I didn't know and I highly recommend it, I would just like more menu options
  25. MZ

    MrsZKG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, great service amazing food the menu is short but with a good variety of choices awesome drinks great music
  26. CD

    CherylD

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Mature crowd and the service and ambiance was perfect. The food we was not hot when delivered to the table, lukewarm at best. The band ROCKED!!
  27. N

    Nicole

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was great, food was delicious and environment was nice with great music. Good date night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar. Buena música. Buena comida. Mejor atención. Vale la pena
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place, huge portions
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Blah. A let down with everything. Nothing horrible but nothing memorable.
  31. DW

    DaynaW

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was my first trip to Chicago so I wanted to check out this iconic location. It was great- fantastic blues band, good food and good atmosphere.
  32. R

    Red22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had a ball, I LOVED it and we are definitely going back.
  33. ML

    MayL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent place delicious food .. the atmosphere is very nice
  34. EP

    EricP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as always
  35. SF

    SacFog

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server Lily was great as was the brisket and bread pudding
  36. B

    Baby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and drink was good I will go back again it a beautiful restaurant
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m italian. I was very happy to listen to blues in a fantastic place. Thank you for all!
  38. T

    Tinap

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    I feel like the pictures on the wall should de taken down

    House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - ChicagoResponded on September 23, 2022Greetings Tinap, I wanted to reach out and let you know that we have received your note and have escalated it to upper management, who will be reviewing our artwork collection and its positioning. It is important to us that you know you have been heard, and your feedback is taken seriously. We certainly hope you'll reconsider visiting us again in the future, and if you have any specific things to share, please reach out to myself directly. Cassidy

  39. ED

    ElaineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting The House of Blues with a friend for his birthday. We both really enjoyed the food & performance. Will return.
  40. GG

    GlenG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dinner before a show at House of Blues. Perfect location and food options for before the show.

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

FAQs

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 1884 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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

    Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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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