Bluegrass

4.7
1435 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 831-0595
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We only open for private parties on Saturday and Sunday lunches. We do open for showers, weddings, anniversaries and any large group over 40 guests. Everything from a Brunch to Cocktails and appetizers.
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Private party contact
Jim Lederer: (847) 831-0595
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Catering
We now cater for home, office or in our dining room, check out our website for current menu suggestions. www.bluegrasshp.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Richfield Road and Old Deerfield Road
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Parking details
Plenty of FREE parking, with two lots next door for over flow, and additional parking across the street at the Highland Park Police Department.
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Public transit
Chicago Northwestern line in downtown Highland Park is about 1.5 miles away.
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Entertainment
The Best Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in Chicago!
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Special events & promotions
Mardi Gras - Cinco de Mayo - BBQ Fest - Oktoberfest every year! Three week celebration for each event, special wine/beer maker dinners to conclude the special menu.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1435 People Are Saying
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CH
Chicago
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Always a great meal.
Seems all my family members want their birthday dinners at BlueGrass.

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p
Chicago
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was great! The jambalaya was spicy and the ettouphe was delicious. The fried shrimp were large and excellent. The salads were huge. Service was great! Loved my birthday slice of cake!

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K
Chicago
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Always great for a family gathering! Exactly the right atmosphere and attentive service!

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JB
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

This place goes out of its way to make you feel like they really want you as a customer and to feel comfortable and valued. The menu is varied and tasty. Clever presentations of appetizers and desserts. Reservation honored and ready at appointed time. Celebrated our anniversary. Good time

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

As with all of our previous, this one was excellent in every respect. Food and service were both excellent.

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GR
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Bluegrass is one of our favorites for our Sunday dinner group... Great BBQ specials, special beer and on FABULOUS dessert.. the giant chocolate icecream +++ in a giant martini glass..

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MS
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

The food is excellent. The gumbo shot, the ribs, and the jambalaya were all delicious. The service was attentive and the food came out quickly. If I have any complaint, the place is small especially for the number of tables packed in there. I heard way too much of the conversation from the table behind me. The food the service the beer selection all more than made up for it. (Besides not everybody is as lame as that table was)

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OT
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Tremendous service and consistently good food. Great ahi tuna.

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BH
New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Good food and great service. A great place for lunch! A bit pricey but worth it.

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

My sisters and I enjoyed a casual dinner with excellent service. The portions were generous and the menu selections were varied. Well done!

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S
Phoenix
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Good food...moderate prices...fine service...not very fancy but adequate
However, the noise level was quite high and difficult to hold a conversation
across the booth.

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JD
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Been there many times and always left satisfied. Varied menu with BBQ and Cajun influences.

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JD
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Fantastic food inspired by the tastes of New Orleans! One of our favorites!

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OT
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Good ribs, and rhe Tuesday all you can eat ribs special is fun (and delicious)!

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ML
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

We had the BBQ ribs and brisket and as always they were great.

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AF
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

This place haven't lost its touch. The experience is great every time we stop and have a meal. The food is great and the staff brings the final touch as making you feel you are at home.

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EH
Miami
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Once more, Bluegrass has proved it doesn't disappoint! Whole family (seven), on Father's Day, and everything (food, service, and ambiance) was wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We have never had a bad experience here. The food, drinks, and service were all excellent as expected. This is one of our favorite restaurants!

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CS
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

This was a very good place to have dinner. Our first time eating at Bluegrass and we were not disappointed. Our waitress was excellent and very friendly. Would definitely eat here again. Both seafood and ribs were excellent!!

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

As always, Bluegrass never disappoints. Joel, our server is amazing. My tilapia was wonderful. The frittered artichokes were yummy. My son enjoyed his chicken gumbo. Have I mentioned the lemon drop martinis? The best I've ever had.

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K
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Have been a few times and the food is always great! And our sever, Patrice, was outstanding. Great local restaurant.

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A
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Everything is always good - food, service, ambiance!

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g
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Owners are always very friendly and personable every time we go there.

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SF
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Good solid local restaurant, very friendly staff and owners, very good cooking for the north suburbs. They have consistently good chefs. This is a go to place for us in Highland Park.

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M
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Always a good meal. We have never been disappointed here.

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M
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Delicious food at very reasonable prices with excellent service. Will definitely return.

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S
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

First time diner. Found the restaurant on line. Seated very close to reservation time. Service was excellent. Appetizers and dinner were prepared and set quickly. BBQ was excellent. Beer selection very large. Sound abosorbing acoustical tiles on the ceiling kept the noise level down.

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SK
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Blue Grass was so much fun! The wait staff were so friendly and helpful. We loved the food.

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CG
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

This is one of my favorite places to eat. Their food is incredible! I often order fish or seafood, and it is fresh and well-prepared. Every time I visit, I always start with a shot of their awesome gumbo. Everything on the menu is always great. Desserts are very yummy, too.

The wait staff is friendly and helpful.

This is the place I go to celebrate with friends and family. They even make my grandkids feel welcome and appreciated.

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s
Chicago
3.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

This is my second visit in one year at the invitation of friends.
2 people ordered soft shell crab since it was in season.
I ordered skirt steak, which was nothing special except priced on the high side.
My wife ordered a seafood salad which had a lot of shrimp.
Food is OK, may be a better restaurant for BBQ. Prices are a little on the high side

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F
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food, great service, great people - owners . Consistent and consistently good.

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M
Dallas
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

This very special Highland Park no-frills restaurant does it right in so many ways -- great pour on liquor for reasonable prices, fabulous service, and very tasty food.

My Grey Goose vodka for starters was generous for a very fair price. At the suggestion of our server, I ordered the blackened grouper, nesting on fabulous risotto. So flavorful, so tender and flaky. Great sauce! It was a great entree -- and quite filling as well. My spouse ordered a seafood salad, just loaded with fresh fish of all kinds. Wonderful.

We were stuffed but very satisfied. If I lived in Highland Park or nearby, I would visit Bluegrass frequently. It's very high value.

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P
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 22, 2018

One of our favorite places. Owners are very accommodating and always there to make sure everything is great.

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AE
Chicago
3.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

Food is consistently good, although not terribly exciting. Seems to cater to a slightly older north shore crowd. Wine list is pretty average, but they do have a full bar selection. Would/will go back, but wouldn't necessarily rush to do so.

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KB
5.0
Dined on May 18, 2018

Great owners and friendly staff with delicious food. We go regularly.

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A
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

We always love Bluegrass and the entire staff is wonderful!

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EL
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

Awesome as always. Went for my daughter's birthday and everyone tried really hard to make it super special for her. The food here is soooo good. Such a great team running the restaurant. A gem!

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ES
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food and great service!

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C
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Bluegrass never disappoints -- and Mother's Day dinner was no different! We are always treated to great service and great food in a very comfortable setting. Keep up the good work Jim! Go Hawks!

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SR
Chicago
2.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

Beer came in a chipped glass. When we asked for a new glass, the replacement beer was not the same beer that I ordered. Also waited for 25 minutes for our 8:00 reservation.

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