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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Gold Coast
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52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Between Clark & Dearborn Streets)
+1 312-573-4000
10:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know how many calories I ate here for breakfast but I am absolutely stuffed. The fried chicken was recommended as the speciality and it was incredible!!!!!! Good service and lovely vibe. Recommend!

Thank Englishguy85
Joliet, Illinois
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday morning went for breakfast around 10am. Easy to find street parking. Did not have a reservation, and was seated immediately at a table for four. The dining room tables filled up fast. Classic French decor, blue accent plates, heavy weight vintage silverware. Excellent service from Vince. Delicious food- eggs Benedict with fried chicken & biscuits & gravy; eggs &... More 

Thank gasjoliet
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I happened by this place on an overnight stop in Chicago. I dined at the bar and the food was really good. Some delicious - and complimentary - house made hummus; the beet salad; a side of mac and cheese. All really good and a nice relaxed atmosphere where I could while away a couple of hours without feeling rushed... More 

Thank Rebecca U
Chicago, Illinois
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fine small place with good food served on nice China on marble topped tables. Had a fresh rainbow trout that came as a double fillet and tasted a bit like it had been in that condition for some time, maybe even frozen. The greens and mashed potato sides were good. There was also a fine choice of wines, reasonably priced.... More 

Thank Rolf A
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Not the coldest of nights, but who turns down comforting food inside someones cozy house? The setting, blue door entry, many marble square tables with velvety cushioned chairs and gray banquettes. Paintings on the walls, reminds you of someones house down south. Server: Vince? (I think), informative! Farm to table concept, sourcing ingredients from "Blue Farm" (makes sense), a previously... More 

Thank Stacy P
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My daughter picked this place for brunch because it was between her apartment and our hotel, so even on a terribly cold day the walk wasn't bad. Our reservation was at 10:00 am on a Saturday, and things were quiet at that time, with our table being the first seated on the 2nd floor. By 11:00 am though the 2nd... More 

Thank Southern-girl-in-NY
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The experience at Blue Door Kitchen was magnificent! From my first conversation with staff on the phone to the building facade I was so excited and the interior, staff and food did not disappoint!! Blue Door Kitchen DELIVERS on every single detail from their coasters to their China, linens and even the bathroom were exquisitely executed. Not to mention the... More 

Thank clr2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Didn't know what to expect walking through the front door and was blown away by the flavors in the food. Not overly fancy but this "field to table' approach created a phenomenal lunch experience.

Thank d z
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Fresh and delicious farm-to-table fare within a boutique-like setting only steps from shopping. I opted for the quiche, which was phenomenal.

Thank bri1759
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for lunch on a Friday. The service was outstanding. The attention to detail was beautiful and the food was very good. My husband and I shared the Mac and Cheese appetizer. He had the buttermilk fried chicken and I had the apple and brie sandwich. My sandwich was OK but his fried chicken was fantastic. The... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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