Bluegrass

4.8
1686 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining location. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare, Bluegrass blends in a little Southern influence into its repertoire. The wine and beer selections are all American, along with a full back bar, all hand selected to echo the quality of the fare. Aside from a beautiful setting, the restaurant has extraordinary food and service with a remarkable value.
Check our website for details on the events during the summer, as well as our Facebook page. We have many wonderful, rotating specials therefore consult our online menu regularly.
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4.8
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good location beautiful restaurant nice casual vibe well-maintained a good menu fresh warm bread brought to your table noise level gets a little loud because people tend to talk too loud
side from that what a gorgeous place will return food was amazing

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L
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had the best time!
Diane was our waitress and she makes the entire experience wonderful!!

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R
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with friends! A variety of entrees ordered and satisfied stomachs all around!

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TW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place! Great food, good drinks, and friendly servers.
Menu that changes with the season (Fat Tuesday, Octoberfest) and not too expensive.
Highly recommended!

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NS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We went there for dinner before a show at Ravinia on a Sunday night. They were having a smoked chicken and rib special that we all ordered and it was fantastic! We also tried the jambalaya and the shots of Gumbo. All were excellent! Great service too. We will be back for sure to try more things on the menu.

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JW
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always one of our favorite restaurants!

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Grouper was delicious, pulled pork ok. Banana Foster was good but a little too sweet, could be over the top if the edgy sweetness was toned down and the flavor profile was richer.

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r
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well we were disappointed since we ordered tilapia sassafras & they were out of it! We settled for corned beef brisket sandwich!

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L
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I had walleye pike my first time and it was delicious! Seasoned perfectly! I will definitely order it again.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was just average. One meal was sent back due to being highly over salted. 30 minutes late in being seated with a reservation. We have been to Bluegrads many times before. We brought out of town guests with us and we were very disappointed.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our fourth visit to Bluegrass, always bringing new people who have never been there, and, as usual, everyone loved the atmosphere, food and service. The ambiance is that of a warm and friendly neighborhood bar/restaurant. The food is comfort BBQ and a whole lot more! The menu is extensive and the portions are tremendous! This was our first visit on a Sunday night and I was thrilled to finally be able to get the Chicken and Ribs special (only available on Sundays.) It was everything I had anticipated - oh so yummy!!!! Can't wait to return soon.

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LC
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, flavors were all vibrant, service was fantastic but not rushed. Great Cajun dishes!

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L
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress, Diane made it a wonderful experience.
She is so good about caring for her customers!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best shrimp and grits!!

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JD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal at Bluegrass! This is one of the best restaurants in Chicagoland.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our kids were out of town so we spend some time at one of our favorites. They don’t disappoint. I had seared walleye and my wife had copper river salmon. Good stuff. As always, the beer list is great and the staff is friendly. Love this place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food good service good atmosphere good

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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KL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the shrimp and grits!!!

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OT
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Consistently excellent food and service (Diane). Bar terrific as well!

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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food!

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BG
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food on the North Shore!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is very friendly . I always enjoy the bbq chicken on sundays. The food is excellent . Can't wait to come back.

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VH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an incredible dining experience. The place is small but is incredibly welcoming with great ambiance. I went with a friend for dinner on a Sunday and the owner came over and greeted us. He seemed genuinely glad that we chose to visit. The wait staff was incredible, genuinely friendly and helpful. We asked what the best thing on the menu was and he told us that the smoke chicken was great and that we came on the right day because they only serve it on Sunday. We ordered the Tuna tartar and the combination of flavors was just WOW! Then the chicken came and I have never in my life had a chicken breast that was that moist and flavorful...never. We are still discussing how they were able to cook it. The sides were amazing...even the butter for the bread was a flavor bomb. This is such a comfortable, welcoming, restaurant with great staff and absolutely incredible food. I live on the far south side of the city and would make the drive in a heartbeat to visit Bluegrass again.

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JL
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. Always consistent food and service. Friendly staff too.

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HP
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Service and food always excellent. Ambiance isn’t the best.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BBQ chicken was delicious. Great food and drinks as usual.

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JD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant, and it won't be my last. Food was outstanding, service was quick, and the entire staff was very pleasant. My wife had the Canadian Walleye & I had the Chicken and shrimp on dirty rice. Nice portions and well seasoned. Drinks were very smooth. And the Banana Fosters dessert is awesome. Looking forward to going back and trying some of their other menu items. Highly recommend this hidden gem.

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C
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

food is rather good service is always outstanding but the noise level is intolerable even when sitting in a booth that is the detraction to your restaurant

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f
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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RV
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service at decent prices. What else could you ask for? Love their menu choices and always consistent quality.

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PS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

casual atmosphere with a nice staff and high end service our 2nd visit and will make this our go to from now on

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time as usual. Food was outstanding. The service and people couldn't have been nicer. Of course we will return often. Always look forward to trying something different on the menu

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Outstanding quality. Highly recommend.

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L
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great! Food and service both were outstanding!

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H
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside so the noise level was less than we normally experience inside. The waiter was very helpful in getting the loud music turned down. Everything was wonderful. Loved it.

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JK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

While the service was great...attentive, friendly, food can quickly, we felt the food was just ok. We had salmon salad. Not much to it and with the price being around $15 each we expected more. Not much atmosphere either. The staff was so inviting and attentive. I feel bad the rest of the experience didn’t measure up.

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CC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food with great service- the three of us enjoyed ribs special, chicken, salad. Server and manager came to our table several times to insure that all was to our liking. We will be back there soon.

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ES
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful spot! They have fantastic food and service

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L
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for Mother’s Day! Everything from appetizers to entrees to desserts was delicious. And even great service on a busy day! Will definitely come back again and will highly recommend! Thanks for a lovely Mother’s Day celebration.

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