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Blackbird

#186 of 7,697 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
West Loop
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619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (Jefferson)
+1 312-715-0708
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Today
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service is good, restaurant is cozy and has nice ambience, food is good and price is reasonable. it was a pleasant experience. I ordered the warm shrimp salad then continue with the hanger steak with beef cheek for dessert is the chocolate espresso.

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Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started working for a Chicago-based company in 2000. Another out of town co-worker and I discovered Blackbird in 2002 (I think!?). She has since left the company and I get there solo and during the work week maybe twice a year. I have been raving to my husband for FIFTEEN years about how fabulous Blackbird is. We're in town... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really had looked forward to eating here. So much so that we had altered our road trip round Lake Michigan to stay close by in Chicago on our last night before heading home to the UK. Well it just wasn't to be. We arrived on time to a place throbbing with people on a friday night. We were seated... More 

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Toronto
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162 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I arrived tonight after quite a few years of not being in Chicago. And we were very pleased with our hotel's recommendation to eat in one of the restaurants on Randolph Street. From the moment we entered until we left Blackbird, the service was impeccable - friendly, helpful without being overbearing or pretentious. We were given an... More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is "clean", with lots of white, and an eclectic and interesting taste in music. The service is impecable, attentive and friendly. The wine selection flawless. The food was very good, we had the tasting menu, and the chef went out of his way to accommodate my uneasiness with dairy. Lot's of pork and bacon, which is ok by... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My group only had drinks while waiting for a table at Avec. That said, we had a very friendly and knowledgeable bartender and great wine.

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Thank moconnor2416
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My husband and I had our very first tasting menu here. It was a truly enjoyable experience. The food was all delicious and creative! The staff was so helpful in describing the dishes and making us feel welcomed. It was a very exciting experience and we are happy that we chose this restaurant!

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best price and quality (lunch price pixe) combination I think I've ever had. You should not miss this restaurant if you're visiting Chicago. The bartender who served me (I ate at the bar) was a superstar with food suggestions and pairings. It was delicious.

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Thank Lance J
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Fine dining in an elegant setting. Seasonal menu that the chef allows the ingredients to shine. Great place for a date, a celebration, or even a business lunch. This place was there before all the others on Randolph's restaurant row and has stood the test of time.

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Thank senchicago
north carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We dined here before going to the Lyric Opera, and both the service and the food were extremely good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
    (Jefferson)
  • Public Transportation: Clinton Green Line; 56 Milwaukee Bus; 8 Halsted Bus; 20 Madison
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-715-0708

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Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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