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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-573-4000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“deviled eggs” (61 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small restaurant is in our neighborhood and we went with friends for the first time. We all enjoyed our dining experience (could carry on conversation without any problems). Service was good and attentive. My husband especially liked the short rib.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Saturday morning favorite. Great breakfasts with both healthy and not so much selections. The waffles, chicken and gravy was a big hit. The eggs with hash was delicious. Fun drinks if you want. Farm to table type theme.

Thank Beth N
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is the coach house to the mansion on Dearborn (which used to be a fantastic Italian restaurant). Blue Door is small but packs an amazing punch. We were there Friday evening with a 5:30 reservation. Later reservations were full. Tables are close together,...More

Thank jllohrky
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Chicago for a couple of days early last month along with my sister for an adults-only getaway. Given we know the chef/proprietor the only restaurant on our must-dine list was the Blue Door. As first time visitors we were hoping...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Feels like you are at someone’s house for dinner, very ‘homey’ and comfortable, and we like that. Food was good and service excellent.

Thank BeeLittle
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This place was super cute. We didn't know there was an outside patio part so we ended up waiting for a table outside. We went on a saturday for brunch and it wasn't extremely packed but the service was good. The food was good too....More

Thank Sandy V
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Why is this my new favorite place in Chicago? Here are four reasons: 1. The drinks: very creative cocktails. I highly recommend the Smoke Show, a mix of tequila, mezcal, mint, strawberries, line and cayenne pepper. 2. The scenery: We got a table in the...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place if you have fine weather and can dine in the garden The music adds to the ambience if you like james brown which I do. On the recommendation of others we shared a main of the southern fried chicken which...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Friends told us about the Blue Door, and they were spot on...went mid-week on an Indian Summer evening, sat outside, and enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely. Had a variety of items, and all were excellent. Great ambiance, and reasonable...

Thank Eamonn M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great location, really nice décor. Excellent food & service. Wouldn't go to Chicago without having a meal here.

Thank Jan P
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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