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Blackbird

Critically acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2013 and Best Chef of the Midwest in 2004.


Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2014, and together they craft elegant and imaginative Midwestern cuisine, showcasing farm-fresh ingredients to create a menu both classic and utterly approachable.


Managing Partner and Owner Donnie Madia and Architect Thomas Schlesser crafted a unique and timeless atmosphere in 1997, earning the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design and Best Restaurant Design Graphics in 2002.
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1187 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(1,187 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 1,187 reviews
5 stars
(749)
4 stars
(305)
3 stars
(91)
2 stars
(34)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(798)
  • special occasion(564)
  • notable wine list(309)
  • hot spot(282)
  • romantic(259)
  • great for lunch(241)
Blackbird Reviews List
Review 1 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2003
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Pretty loud and hot we were forgiving because it was blackbird- yet expected more."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2003
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Review 2 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food, great service but

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This place is very small and tables are standing practically next to each other, you get a crowded feelings. For prices they charge you expect a little more space. Food is very good, need to be open-minded because there is a lot of unusual fare. Service is great."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
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Review 8 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 9 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
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Review 12 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
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Review 13 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2013
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Review 15 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The Whole Package

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Everything, from the just-warm bread to the truly fantastic food to the service was fantastic. The hostess was very accommodating despite my being almost 20min late to my reservation due to a meeting that went over. Would definitely come again for prixe fix lunch menu!"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2010
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Review 17 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

SOOOOO Yummy!

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Took advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week to finally try this place. Wow! the food was not only beautiful, it was so good. The service was top-notch from the moment we checked in, the person who took our coats, the person who explained the menu and took our order and the server.
I can't wait to go back again.
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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful (restaurant week) lunch

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
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Review 24 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

High style dining

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This restaurant deserves its Michelin rating. The service was outstanding. They took our coats and when we were ready to leave they had them waiting. Also, they summoned our car from valet so that it was there when we walked out. The food was wonderful. Every dish we had surpassed the last. They server recommended a great reasonably priced wine. At the price it's not somewhere I would go all the time but if I had something special to celebrate this would be a great choice."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
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Review 26 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything was fabulous! Everyone in the group loved their food. The server made some great suggestions. We are planning to come back soon."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
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Review 29 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2014
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Review 30 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful place for special occasions

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"It was a bit of a chaos at the door with people waiting for their table to get ready. Other than that the food was great. Service was fantastic. Both of us had the chef's Winter Tasting Menu with wine pairing. I enjoyed the entire experience."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2005
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Review 35 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent Food, Cramped Quarters

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Blackbird was a great eating experience as the food and service were excellent. The menu had sufficient variety without being overwhelming and our waitress had a great grasp of the menu items and how they were prepared. The wine list is underwhelming but I believe is more than adequate for most of us who are not wine connoisseurs. The main criticism we had is that the restaurant itself is relatively small and most of the tables are lined up against the wall and we were right up against our neighbors. The wait staff was very attentive and anticipated when one of us needed to get up but the it was not completely conducive for a romantic dinner. We highly recommend Blackbird unless you want a romantic and quiet dinner in which case you might want to come back another time. Don't let this dissuade you otherwise, as it was a great dining experience with friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. We will come again."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Still so good

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Blackbird really does serve inventive and exciting food, very well executed, it's great for special occasions. The only (minor) complaint is the space itself is so small you feel very close to the other diners. The better to check out THEIR food I guess:)"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 41 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
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Review 43 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2004
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
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Review 46 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
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Review 47 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
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Review 48 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I am in the industry and was personally looking forward to dining at blackbird. Since I moved to Chicago everyone recomended it - I was disappointed as the main course took a long time and it was cold and dry.
The appetizers were delicious the service was ok but I understand as it was very packed. Maybe scheduling an extra server could have helped the server pay more attention to the table.
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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 49 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Steak Tartare?

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Food was good, though primarily went here for the steak tartare. When I sat down to order I was disappointed that while their web published menu had steak tartare such was no longer on the menu."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
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Review 50 for Blackbird
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2001
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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