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Blackbird Blackbird

619 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661

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(312) 715-0708


  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Cuisine: American Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 123 reviews

price range:$26 to $50


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  • Horia TThe food is excellent, but service can be understandably slow at peak times

    55555 by Horia T

  • Sinaida IWonderful food in a minimalistic interior. Probably, best lunch in town-3 course menu for only 25$.

    55555 by Sinaida I

  • PureWowThe $25 prix fixe lunch includes three courses from James Beard-recognized executive chef Paul Kahan. This experience is definitely not on the average lunch break roster.

    55555 by PureWow

  • Elodie P.Original mixes, tasty food. Choose the 5 courses tasting menu, and enjoy with champagne. Tables are too close from each others and the place is a bit noisy. Service is quick: we had dinner within 1h!

    55555 by Elodie P.

  • Niny SI dined solo in this restaurant and I can only sing praises of this place. Welcoming hostess, competent servers, creative bartender, top notched service, excellent food - worth spending money on!

    55555 by Niny S

  • Chicago TribuneWhether one opts for the a la carte menu or the monthly tasting (10 or so courses for about $125), the experience will be superb.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • Ran KWe Had the Prix Fix lunch it was great !

    55555 by Ran K

  • Jyoti G.Overrated. Honestly, not sure how this place has a Michelin star minus it's service and decor. Go next door to Avec if you actually want delicious food.

    55555 by Jyoti G.

  • Paige K.the tasting menu was amazing

    55555 by Paige K.

  • AmandaBest Higher End Dining according to radicalpossibility.com

    55555 by Amanda

  • Anna ECauliflower soup-just amazing!

    55555 by Anna E

  • Jeffrey Great value prix fixe lunch

    55555 by Jeffrey

  • Staff PicksThis soaring restaurant offers some of the most uniquely flavorful dishes around - including their duck breast, aged for several weeks and glazed, served with a slab of seared foie gras.

    55555 by Staff Picks

  • Christine DExcellent dishes, creative yet nostalgic. 👍🏼 for endive salad, duck & burnt toast ice cream. Like ambience & music.

    55555 by Christine D

  • Pame DThe pork belly is amazing! I've never tried something like this before! Is mind blowing! 👏🏼

    55555 by Pame D

  • Anton K.It's somewhat confusing when they don't know what to do with their own gift cards.

    33333 by Anton K.

  • flying felizTry the Cappuccino - #chicago #otchefstable #michelin (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by flying feliz

  • flying felizTry the Duck Confit - #chicago #otchefstable #michelin (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by flying feliz

  • flying felizTry the Bread with honey sea salt butter - #chicago #otchefstable #michelin (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by flying feliz

  • flying felizTry the Soup - #chicago #otchefstable #michelin (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by flying feliz

  • flying felizTry the Bread Pudding - #chicago #otchefstable #michelin (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by flying feliz

  • Kevin M.Intimate restaurant with upscale ambiance. Private dining area upstairs was perfect for our team dinner.

    55555 by Kevin M.

  • Kevin F.World class food and service to match. Go with the tasting menu. Each of the 8 courses is a symphony of flavors, immaculately well balanced!

    55555 by Kevin F.

  • Laurea d.$25 pre-fixe lunch menu is incredible and a ridiculously good value.

    55555 by Laurea d.

  • S K.Amazing dessert!

    55555 by S K.

  • MikeYou came all the way here, you're gonna spend a bundle - just go for the tasting menu + wine pairing. #treatyoself

    55555 by Mike

  • Ricky S.A very good choice for a business lunch or dinner.

    55555 by Ricky S.

  • TripExpert E"Here, pig is not a trend, because trends die, and at Blackbird, pork lives, and lives and lives. That night at the bar, the amuse bouche was a gorgeous ribbon of lardo." -Time Out on TripExpert

    55555 by TripExpert E

  • jerome k.Lunch prix fixe took over 50 minutes plus a reminder for entree to be served, and pin bones were left in the salmon. Terrific bread plus amazing steak tartare though.

    33333 by jerome k.

  • Allison K.Foie gras was delish!! Tried the duck and venison, too!! Be open minded when trying the venison. Salad of endives comes in a pancetta basket! Such a cool presentation

    55555 by Allison K.

  • Chris B.Don't understand the hype... Awards on every wall, phenomenal reviews across the board, GREAT service, but just OK food. Will try again soon, but we both missed something here.m.

    55555 by Chris B.

  • Chicago TribuneThis restaurant can be expensive but at the same time their $25 three-course lunch is the best four-star deal in town. Try the pork belly or whitefish sandwich. Menu changes for dinner.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • John L.The Grilled striploin & smoke brined chicken breast are excellent! Bourbon gooey butter cake is so delicious!

    55555 by John L.

  • Caitlin F.The food was excellent! But for the money the service was so-so. Still really enjoyed the duck breast. Incredible!

    55555 by Caitlin F.

  • kunal anandThirsty? Order the Nomad. Get 2.

    33333 by kunal anand

  • MorselBlackbird's newest dish is Cider-glazed salmon with miso, sunchoke, rapini & chamomile vinaigrette. It was inspired by all the planters everyone puts out on their front porch every Fall.

    55555 by Morsel

  • MorselOrder the Midwestern Makeover. This dish is: Roasted whitefish - grilled romaine, potato broth, chives and lemon oil.

    55555 by Morsel

  • TeresaThe prix fixe lunch is very worth it! The beef tartare was very flavorful, and the pear sorbet was spot on.

    55555 by Teresa

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Blackbird Restaurant as seen on No Reservations

    33333 by TV Food Maps

  • Pocket SunOne Michelin star, not too formal atmosphere, quality food

    55555 by Pocket Sun

  • Jacob MezaHeirloom tomatoes and the lamb!!!

    55555 by Jacob Meza

  • AFAR MediaI recommend splurging on a boozy cocktail. They're delicious here. Ryan, the bartender, is the best.

    55555 by AFAR Media

  • Matt N.Great attentive service. Excellent food. Pricey and kind of dressy. Definitely make a reservation ahead of time.

    55555 by Matt N.

  • Jaime L.Pretty Awesome!

    55555 by Jaime L.

  • Miz Monnie👠💄👗 S.I initially thought it was fufu food. I was pleasantly surprised at the great taste although the portions were small.

    55555 by Miz Monnie👠💄👗 S.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe chicken—which is not really just chicken, but chicken stuffed with sausage, a sort of freakishly delicious frankenmeat—comes on a plate that’s been dusted with dehydrated kaffir lime.

    33333 by Time Out Chicago

  • Britta STasting menu was well worth the $. Atmosphere is a little scene-y.

    55555 by Britta S

  • Justine WongCDC dv. Diff

    11111 by Justine Wong

  • Justine WongTasty fish

    55555 by Justine Wong

  • Gogo B.Order the crispy pork appetizer

    55555 by Gogo B.

  • Kilian ATry the monkfish

    55555 by Kilian A

  • Kino M.Food was really great but unfortunately it was very smoky. We left the place smoking like we were barbecuing! Something must have happened with the ventilation or something

    33333 by Kino M.

  • Brian N.I wish you guys were on the Freebie App! Check it out: www.freebieapp.com

    55555 by Brian N.

  • Zeke F.Sit at the bar and have Kyle mix you up something to your taste! You'll be pleased!

    55555 by Zeke F.

  • AubreOpen the curtain in the women's bathroom. Trust me.

    22222 by Aubre

  • Nikita T.Great value lunch for $22... Nice atmosphere, however waiters seem a bit lost... The cheesecake is to die for. Overall great little place.

    55555 by Nikita T.

  • Miguel O.Sturgeon and wagyu

    55555 by Miguel O.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe Bella at Blackbird is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Jacobo G.Se ve interesante..normal de precios (15 usd por sandwhich)

    55555 by Jacobo G.

  • La Dolce VitaOne Michelin star

    55555 by La Dolce Vita

  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleBest plates include lamb tartare, creamy walnut skordalia, and Concorde cake with grape sherbet and dark chocolate. – Green Guide Editor

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

  • Sarah S.Prairie fruits farm 'Roxanne' sheep's milk 👌

    55555 by Sarah S.

  • Cindi L.Delicious, as usual. Endive salad is the best!

    55555 by Cindi L.

  • Ted F.Wow. Definitely a foodies paradise and stellar service fit for a Michelin rating .

    55555 by Ted F.

  • PuBtasticVery pretentious and expensive. The portions are way too small. The food and drink taste good though

    33333 by PuBtastic

  • Aviv R.Very good food , a very sexy place , 1 michlan star place

    55555 by Aviv R.

  • Mike S.The bubblegum ice cream dessert is insanely good. Yes, you should save room for dessert.

    55555 by Mike S.

  • Ekaterina T.The lamb sucked. Desserts are all really good though. Most entrees are really overpriced.

    55555 by Ekaterina T.

  • Roxanne F.The food is tooooo good here.

    33333 by Roxanne F.

  • Amie G.Whitefish sandwich is excellent. Stay for dessert.

    55555 by Amie G.

  • Kenneth T.Blackbird's specialties are its desserts. Roasted peanut ice cream, goats cheese cheesecake, and roast rhubarb are all worthy of high praise.

    55555 by Kenneth T.

  • katrina 🎀beautiful meal, we asked them to create our menu and had an amazing experience! xoxo

    55555 by katrina 🎀

  • Time Out ChicagoThe two-inch-thick patty made with short rib from deli/butcher Publican Quality Meats is the star: The meat is velvety, juicy, and, true to its origins, screams quality. http://tmoutchi.us/YmTIHi

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Lucretia B.I hate to say it, but I really wasn't impressed. Stick to Avec, the sister spot. Nothing I ate at Blackbird was memorable, exciting, or would prompt me to come back. Service was excellent.

    33333 by Lucretia B.

  • Johnny S.The Roasted Striped Bass with braised celery is fantastic.

    55555 by Johnny S.

  • Gloria C.order the mont blanc if you like chestnut and vanilla!! fudgy chestnut cake & swarm of creamy chestnut hot chocolate

    55555 by Gloria C.

  • Mary Kay H.Eater says try The Maiden and The Huntsman ($12). Chief mixologist Lynn House this wintery concoction with Campo de Encanto, Pernod, Absinthe, sparkling wine, Anjou pear, and caraway.

    55555 by Mary Kay H.

  • ISC C.Do the tasting menu

    55555 by ISC C.

  • LillycitaThe veal sweetbreads with crunchy green beans are the best preparation of sweetbreads I've ever had.

    55555 by Lillycita

  • Jeff2013 - 1 Michelin Star

    55555 by Jeff

  • Ted X.The halibut is off the hook!

    55555 by Ted X.

  • Katie C.If you want an appetizer that's exciting, get the endive salad. If you want one for taste, get the veal sweetbreads. Delicious! The sturgeon isn't fishy at all. Don't forget to check out the restroom!

    55555 by Katie C.

  • Kristin F.Is it hot in here or is it just the kitchen staff? Hubba Hubba.

    33333 by Kristin F.

  • Lisa W.Go for lunch. Less crowded, amazing lunch menu, and they will have a prix fix option that for the price is the best mid day meal around.

    55555 by Lisa W.

  • Larisa S.Everything is good here!

    55555 by Larisa S.

  • Rafique J.If the crispy beef tongue is on the menu, it is a must

    55555 by Rafique J.

  • Time Out ChicagoBlackbird is offering a $22 prix-fixe menu for lunch and a $65 prix fixe for dinner as well as the regular $110 tasting menu. The menus change daily with availability of ingredients.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Time Out ChicagoCaron has garnered a reputation for forward-thinking desserts, like savory elements (in 2010, TOC gave him an Eat Out Award for his use of cilantro in a chocolate dessert.)

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Chicago magazineMust-try cocktail: Carlisle. An abstract tribute to the Manhattan, with a base of applejack and delicate bittersweet vermouth and finished with peach bitters.

    55555 by Chicago magazine

  • Karl H.The rabbit saddle with white truffle shavings is good, but they work wonders with seafood!

    55555 by Karl H.

  • Time Out ChicagoTry the frozen cucumber mousse from our 100 Best list: Executive pastry chef Bryce Caron turns a humble cucumber into this creamsicle-like dessert, which is unexpectedly rich & surprisingly refreshing

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Gary D.Have a great dinner at the bar!

    55555 by Gary D.

  • Kerry S.Try the EVERYTHING. Amazing assorted cheeses, well-curated

    55555 by Kerry S.

  • Leyla A.My favorite restsurant in Chicago or just about any other city in the world

    55555 by Leyla A.

  • Chicago Tribune"... but you won't go hungry. And you won't find a better deal for food at this level." --Phil Vettel, food critic, Sept. 19, 2011 (in his lunch review).

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • Alex's LemonadeChef Paul Kahan of Blackbird will be cooking at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6! Join us: http://bit.ly/LALovesAlexsLem

    55555 by Alex's Lemonade

  • Sal K.Excellant place, been there several times. Nice clean modern American food.

    55555 by Sal K.

  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleWant a star-level meal that won’t leave you in a heavy food coma? The light, fresh, and delicious fare at Blackbird is a wonderful option. - Inspector

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

  • Alison$22 prefix lunch is a great value, and delicious! Ask for a cocktail recommendation from the mixologist

    55555 by Alison

  • Alison L.Food was a little under seasoned but pretty on the plate. Be sure to look behind the curtain in the bathroom.

    33333 by Alison L.

  • The FeastFirst in a series of four Paul Kahan essential restaurants, Blackbird has gained national recognition for its consistently inventive dishes. Don't miss: crafted cocktails from mixologist Lynn House

    55555 by The Feast

  • Gilt CityWe're currently smitten by the maple-glazed veal sweetbreads with rutabaga and black caraway. (The duck fat-poached elk is a close second.) When the weather's warm, try to snag a table outside.

    55555 by Gilt City

  • Dan M.Do the prix fixe lunch. $22 for 3 courses.

    55555 by Dan M.

  • ToryBurchThe inventive menu—grilled wagyu beef chuck tail with pomegranate molasses; celery root bisque with oysters, pineapples, limes, and candied cocoa nibs—has garnered this restaurant many fans.

    55555 by ToryBurch

  • MeganThe prix fixe lunch menu leaves you satisfied without being stuffed!

    55555 by Megan

  • Darryl TomOrder a drink from the chief mixologist, Lynn House. You can't go wrong.

    55555 by Darryl Tom

  • GourmetLiveChef-Restaurateur partners Paul Kahan and Donnie Madia opened their first restaurant, Blackbird in 1997. This sleek and daring restaurant was inspired by a trip to Manhattan’s Daniel.

    55555 by GourmetLive

  • BravoWhat chef Paul Kahan does with Blackbird in Chicago is what I wish he would come to NY and do, just so I could eat there more often.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef

    55555 by Bravo

  • Paul S.Get the endive salad. Trust me on this one.

    33333 by Paul S.

  • Aliya K.The Parmesan Ricotta dumpling was as heavenly as the service!

    55555 by Aliya K.

  • Time Out ChicagoTim Fahy’s known for nuanced, offbeat desserts: Under ice cream you’ll find pickled raisins, or maybe a crunchy pile of streusel; ganache is at times made just with chocolate other times, with Ovaltin

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • ShopTRACY B.excellent for a business lunch....

    55555 by ShopTRACY B.

  • Clay T.Blackbird for B-day. Going to try the tasting menu.

    55555 by Clay T.

  • Henry S.Been to dinner many times, lunch the first time. Pork belly sandwich, bar none.

    55555 by Henry S.

  • Crain's Chicago BusinessHunks of yellow buck Camembert and honey butter on brioche toast--this is definitely not your childhood grilled cheese.

    55555 by Crain's Chicago Business

  • Melissa C.Eat anything here. It is amazing!

    55555 by Melissa C.

  • John K.The 'Spring Thyme' drink is fantastic! Particularly with your appetizer. Great flavors.

    55555 by John K.

  • Ray O.great food and great service!

    55555 by Ray O.

  • Will R.Look behind the curtain in the restroom.

    11111 by Will R.

  • Greer G.What is there to say? Except absolute perfection.

    55555 by Greer G.

  • AskMenBecause going out for a night of "rare wooly hog" is appealing.

    55555 by AskMen

  • Bob I.Get there before the Mangalitsa pork is all gone. You have got to try it.

    55555 by Bob I.

  • Leyla A.eat the endive salad. Fo Sho.

    55555 by Leyla A.

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