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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
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Northbrook, Illinois
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside in November in Chicago - not possible, but it happened. We started with a beet and carrot salad, which our companions liked a lot. The deviled eggs had salmon and they were good as well. The roasted brussels sprouts were a bit dry - a bit of cream might have helped. The short ribs were terrific, as... More 

Thank Michael L
Siesta Key, Florida
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a girls dinner and I had high hopes. The restaurant is very charming I loved the decor and the atmosphere. I ordered to drink the Mule and it was pretty gross. For appetizer we had the perogies they were okay, deviled eggs they were okay, and a beet salad which I did not try. For my main... More 

Thank Ann K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting re-do of Table 52, Art Smith's original restaurant, but it missed the mark. It began with the bartender who did not know the difference between a blended Scotch and a whiskey! I did not get any better when he tried to make a dirty martini and used vodka instead of the requested Gin! Luckily the ladies were only drinking... More 

Thank CarlafromChicago
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a gem of a restaurant. My husband and I thought the service was great and the quality of food an excellent value. We enjoyed some sangria and the delicious hummus and chips that come before every meal. If it were on the menu, we would order it. I had the farro risotto with pumpkin and walnuts, thought... More 

Thank Christine S
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and great cocktail. Only complaint....the door to dishwasher area should be closed. Takes away from the experience when I can see food being scraped into trash while I eat.

Thank jeancarbo
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having dined at Table 52, we were curious to see what changes had been made when the restaurant was redone this year and reopened as Blue Door Kitchen & Garden. We were delighted to see that although the menu has been updated and the decor on the first floor has been refreshed and the patio expanded, that many core menu... More 

Thank Sandra G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk into the blue door which is the entrance to this restaurant and you immediately feel like you are home. Lovely furniture with wide-spaced tables allowing for pleasant conversation. Food was very good and service was excellent. Fried chicken outstanding and the portion was huge. Hummingbird cake was fabulous and large enough for all at the table to share.

Thank summergal2015
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The renovation and revamping of this restaurant were well worth it. I took a friend to lunch for her birthday. Had it been a tad warmer, eating in the garden would have been lovely. But inside was charming. Lunch selection was broad enough to match anyone's desire. Wine and suggested drinks were great and well priced. Food was delicious -... More 

Thank susanne703
Columbus, Ohio
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98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Three of us had an excellent meal on the heated patio. Food is farm to table. Great seasonal appetizers. I had salmon... yum. Christy was our terrific server.

Thank davidwh64
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I had one of the best dishes of my life (apple celery root soup) and my friend had an amazing cocktail (Jackalope Hunter). My fish and chips entree was very disappointing. Breading was very spicy but fish seemed tasteless and was slightly overlooked. The service, while friendly,seemed rushed even though we had asked to be leisurely.

Thank Nancylind

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gold Coast

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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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