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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610-2769
+1 312-573-4000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (55 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610-2769
Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
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Reviews (351)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had out of town guests for the weekend. They are foodies and hard to impress. Blue Door Kitchen & Garden left a lingering and outstanding impression. The food was to die for (especially the chicken) and the garden provided a quiet, energetic oasis to...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The appetizer selection is the bright point here. So much to choose from that all sounded great! We ended up ordering quite a few and sharing. Main course selection ok, but the execution was outstanding. Everybody's dinner was tasty and presentation was spot on!

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 days ago

love the place and its decor and ambiance. very chic and not to mention the food was very good. beignets was yummy and the breakfast selection was great. Definitely will be back.

Thank victoriadel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a dinner out in they city. The outdoor atmosphere was incredible! We loved the decor and the lights hung over the tables. It was a little chilly, but all the outdoor heaters were going and it was wonderful! Our waiter was...More

Thank Theresa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every bite of food was delicious. I had the deviled eggs, kale and shaved sprout salad, Art's famous fried chicken, mac and cheese, and the hummingbird cake for dessert. I'm always a bit skeptical of famous fried chicken, but this really did not disappoint; it's...More

Thank Aufschwung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great brunch at Blue Door last week. Definitely try the beignets. Really good. Everything was on point and I will be back!

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 22 person dinner here. We were able to pick our entree from a predetermined short list of fried chicken, ribeye, and fish. The fried chicken and ribeye were tasty. The room was decent size. The wait staff was adequate.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sufficiently varied menu offered choices for our party of six. Specialties from a well known, local chef survived foodie trends and lived up to billing. We were seated in upstairs dining room where conversation was encouraged and leisurely service made the occasion a lovely...More

Thank RetiredTraveler01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a GREAT Sunday brunch with family and friends. The biscuits were a little over done, but all else was fresh and well prepared. The staff was VERY attentive and worked very hard to make our visit enjoyable. Particularly enjoyed the Kale and brussell sprout...More

Thank Montvue
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The patio is spacious and get no sun after about 5pm. The tables are spread far enough apart you can talk without being in some else's conversation. Service was great (thanks Samuel) and the food was better. We started with the signature deviled eggs which...More

Thank John D
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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Katherine D
Do you have gluten-free options?
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 60610-2769
    (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