619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL
(312) 715-0708 serving: Near West Side, West Side
open:Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Fine Dining, $$$$, Traditional American, Certified Green Restaurant(R), People Watching, Mastercard Accepted, Notable Wine List, Notable Chef, Private Rooms, Outdoor Dining, Online Reservations, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted,

The Low Down


The Extras: Just feel like sipping a glass of wine? Head next door to Avec, Blackbird's equally stylish, wine-centric counterpart.

Save Money: Blackbird now offers a $15, three-course lunch, which includes items like tahini carrot salad and a fish sandwich.

Know Before You Go: Plan to make a reservation, as they're all-but-required.

Fun Fact: After a brief stint in computer science, Paul Kahan heard the call of the kitchen. He spent time at erwin and Topolobampo before opening Blackbird, and in 1999 was named one of America's best new chefs by Food & Wine Magazine.

The Extras: The chic upstairs room seats parties of up to 56 for dinner (90 for cocktails).

Private Room: Upstairs room accomodates private parties of X or more.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

This high-flyer on the West Side's restaurant row draws patrons as hip as its austerely architectural setting. They crowd the sleek bar, waiting to settle down on high-tech chairs or high-backed banquettes at tables so close together only…
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Perfect Lunch
By jinkwell at Menuism

Okay, for those of you wondering if there are any good lunch spots in the West Loop area, Blackbird is your... Read More

Go for the lunch and get the pork belly. At...
By justin at Menuism

Go for the lunch and get the pork belly. At lunch the prices are much more manageable and the food is just... Read More

Wonderful Ambience!
By Emily L at Insider Pages

This is probably one of the best restaurant I went to in Chicago! Ambiance was amazing and the food was so delicious! My favorite is the scallops d... Read More

By Julie W at Insider Pages

I was very excited to try this restaurant out, as I heard it was one of the best in the city. When I walked in, it was nothing like I though it wa... Read More

Went here for a fund raiser for my clients...
By RobL at Menuism

Went here for a fund raiser for my clients band-Eighth Blackbird and met Mario Batali. Nice place. Read More