Bluegrass

4.8
1647 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
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.

Special Offers

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

BBQ and Dad's, let them have their time then we will cook for you!

Sunday, 16 June, 2019

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Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful spot! They have fantastic food and service

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L
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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R
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Good service and cocktails. Food is overpriced and not fresh. Seafood dishes were bland, lacked flavor and fish was overcooked. I will not be back. Blue grass was full of flavor when they first opened years ago but the quality has declined. Maybe the seniors that frequent this place lack tastebuds and dont notice. A big disappointment. The only positive was the wonderful servers and bartender.

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Varied menu with enough Cajun offerings making it interesting, but plenty of non-Cajun items if that’s not your thing. Staff is well trained to give great service. Well prepared creative quality food. Great personal neighborhood atmosphere.

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CJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my wife and son out to celebrate her birthday. Food drinks were delicious. Service was top notch.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great vegan options. Great service. Consistently great tasting food

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

One of my absolute favorites!!! Love the food. Service is always amazing. Jim and Joanie are terrific with a great place!

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r
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most excellent!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

First time at this restaurant. Very Loud, Noisy, and acoustics not the greatest. Not the greatest ambience.
Did not feel pretty or making me want to come back. However, service was very good, great waiter, helpful and attentive. Food was very, very good, which is why I would come back again.

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DN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place. Great staff. Great food! Can’t wait to go back.

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RB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time, with excellent food and attentive service.

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OT
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Diane provided great service alongside well executed BBQ and drinks.

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J
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service is always exceptional. Owners are there and walk around, help the servers and engage with their customers. Jambalaya, fish, shrimp and specials are all great. If you can’t get to New Orleans go to Blue Grass! ❤️❤️❤️

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L
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service as always!!

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AF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Whenever you have a chance to stop by and try the food, do so!

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bluegrass is warm and welcoming, with an outstanding staff and even better food! A go-to favorite!

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L
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both the food and our service was outstanding!
Everyone is always so nice there!

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TO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, drinks and service are great (and consistently so)!

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so good. We were seated right away. The service was attentive not rushed.

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DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The whole vibe created by the owners and carried out by the staff makes dining a pleasure.

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S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

On a busy Saturday night at 8 pm, my wife and I scored a reservation at the Bluegrass Cafe. Well-known to locals in the North Shore, this low-key restaurant serves up simple yet very tasty dishes with southern flair. My wife and I were very happy with our dinner choices: she had pecan-crusted tilapia with almondine green beans lightly buttered and I had a burger cooked to my complete satisfaction. Both of us started our meals with a Bluegrass salad that left us wanting more - kale and pine nuts and a whole bunch of goodness! And to my good fortune I ordered a “shot” of the gumbo soup, a dish the owner told me his chef adopted from a now defunct establishment in the area. I was in “Gumbo heaven!!”
Look forward to our return visit to the Bluegrass Cafe.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always wonderful, and selections are great. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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F
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always, always good!!!

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything on the menu is delicious. The service is great and atmosphere friendly. Love this restaurant.

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RW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I love Bluegrass for lunch. The food is delicious. It is a fun but quiet place to meet and talk and the service is fantastic.

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AF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is one of our favorites. The food is excellent,and the staff is extremely friendly and eager to please.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy having dinner at Bluegrass. Great atmosphere and wonderful food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was our first time here and definitely will not be our last. The food was excellent. There were other choices for those that did not want the Cajun dishes. My friends had the ribs and said they would order them next time hands-down The staff was attentive. Even the manager made us feel as if we were regulars. There was ample time between courses.

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B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a great meal at Bluegrass!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was very good, however on a pricey side, service was very good as well. In my opinion, this place is not appropriate for more than 4-5 people in the group. We had 9 guests in our party, and we felt very crammed, and noise level was so high that holding any conversation was close to impossible (we visited on Saturday night, it could be less noisy at other times). I wish they had a separate party room for larger groups. Also restaurant treated us to 2 free dessert entrees, I assume because it was my wife's birthday, which was very nice of them (and very unexpected).

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K
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Tias was our first time at Blugrass. Service was prompt & attentive. Food was very good. Overall a very good experience. We will return.

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ES
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great date night restaurant. Always a treat going there.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jim and Joanie always make our experience special. Our waiter, Curtis, and the bartender, Jaun are great!👍

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MW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bluegrass is one of my favorite restaurants. Food, service and above all the ownership is the best. We love going there.

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