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1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050 (Richfield Road)
+1 847-831-0595
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Strangely never visited before. Went Saturday with friends and really enjoyed it. I had the sesame shrimp followed by the petite filet. Very solid. Loved the availability of half portions and the $15 corkage. It is fairly pricey. For appetizers and entrees , we brought our own wine, about $60 per person.

Thank Anthony D
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have never been disappointed with our food or experience at this restaurant. From the way the servers pour the water down to the bananas foster for desert, always wonderful. Just small enough to be intimate and just busy enough to have that "vibe."

Thank Howard W
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319 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went for the ribs, as they have been solid in the past - and they were. Brittle beans were tasty but barely warm. Also had the Blackjack shrimp with rice- did not really impress us as a $27 dish...Really nice server Danielle was very attentive and friendly. Prices generally high for what you get, but that doesn't seem to affect... More 

Thank smdds
Highland Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite local restaurant. Locally owned. Joanie and Jim are amazing hosts. Their staff is spot on. The food is consistently the best. We have NEVER had a bad meal. Their Bluegrass blueberry martini is awesome. Good place to also carry out. Reservations highly recommended.

Thank Eileen T
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We first went here with our son, and everyone loved it so much that our daughter complained that she had not been able to go, so we went again last night with her, and, of course, she loved it as well. The food is all great; I would definitely recommend the gumbo and etoufee, both of which are fantastic. They... More 

Thank Jandrewbarr65
Highland Park, Illinois
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125 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Four for dinner. One entree-slab of smoked ribs. Finished to the last bone. Second entree-smoked brisket. Great taste. Third entree was the Sunday sampler comprising ribs, brisket and chicken. This dish was shared. Each item was delicious. The service was very good. Have not been here for some time, but we will return soon.

Thank Slumdog2015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Google searched for something nearby the mall and found this place. Great atmosphere, buzzing with conversation at an almost full dinning room. Great staff, got me seated right away even though I had no reservations. Was recommended the Tuesday all you can eat ribs and jambalaya, and was asked twice if I wanted a second plate even before I was... More 

2 Thank Jenice N
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great family meal here. My wife loved her gumbo and skirt steak sandwich. We shared a brisket taster which got mixed reviews. I had the ribs and jambalaya which was fantastic . The jambalaya was outstanding. Our 15 year old as usual had a burger which he said was just ok but it was huge and he... More 

Thank Brad P
Deerfield, Illinois
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146 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I have been before and have never been disappointed. For whatever reason, I always forget to go here. The service is impeccable and the entire staff welcomes you as if you are family. The food was wonderful and pretty original. I had a special corned beef brisket sandwich that was done with a barbecue sauce. It was wonderful. Everything about... More 

1 Thank RJK_Chicago
Vail, Colorado
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bluegrass is great from start to finish. The hosts (Joanie and Jim) are always welcoming and the bar is great. Luis is master at creating tasty and potent cocktails. The food is consistently good and you will always finish dinner in a great mood. The decor is a little funky, not sure what they were going for, but it's all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050
    (Richfield Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-831-0595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?