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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-573-4000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“deviled eggs” (56 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hidden gem. Perfect decor and lots of attention to detail. No gluten free menu but staff well versed in options.

Thank kjjj1987
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us went for dinner, and each had a fantastic meal. It's a small, comfortable restaurant, really pleasant bartender, and nice terrace/courtyard. We ate inside, though, which is nice too. Attentive server who was very helpful with selections. Pierogies were a great app. Their...More

Thank ksol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends for dinner, our server was outstanding and the food was excellent. We ordered the southern fried chicken and our server suggested pairing it with the marinated tomatoes which was perfect. The deviled eggs appetizer was tasteful and the chocolate pie was oh...More

Thank rblumen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a lovely little restaurant. The inside is lively and quaint, and the patio is delightful. Sitting on the patio is first come, first serve even if you request it when making a reservation, so we sat at the bar for about 30...More

Thank toujoursparis1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in for an anniversary dinner with adult children, and were seated upstairs, in an elegant dining room, early-ish on a recent Saturday evening. One other large party was seated quite a ways from us, and we enjoyed a great meal, good company, in a...More

Thank Matayman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was then nicest dinner of a 4 night stay in Chicago, A great space (we ate indoors as it was a cool evening). Blue Door has an imaginative menu with good, attentive service and a fun & lively vibe. The trout and the catfish...More

1  Thank peter k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just had 2 great fried chicken and waffle meals. The breakfast portion was so large (and delicious) I had a second meal of cold fried chicken later that day. We sat outside under an umbrella on a beautiful sunny day. Mom and little children...More

Thank dinerone1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great choice for indoor/outdoor dining. I suggest oudoor table - large patio area with many tables that are not too close. Not a large menu but favorites are fried chicken and shank. Large portions and service is outstanding. We were there on...More

1  Thank a b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited for dinner with a girlfriend after work. We sat outdoors and were served promptly. Hostess was the sweetest!!!! We both had kale salad topped with salmon. One of the best meals I had all week.

Thank dralderter
Reviewed 21 June 2017

After eating here, I wondered how I could have missed this Chicago gem!! I walked in and was blown away by how charming the dining room was. The hostess asked if I would like to sit outside but I chose to sit indoors. I did...More

1  Thank Jenny A
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (Between Clark & Dearborn Streets)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Red Line Trains to Clark/Division stop #22 Clark Street Bus #36 Broadway Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-573-4000
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