Bluegrass

4.7
1570 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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BM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Reservation was honored on time. Food is always good. Have been there many times

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t
New England
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. The wait staff was attentive and would have received a higher rating if we had not felt rushed through our orders and dinner on this busy Saturday night.

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W
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been celebrating our anniversary here for a decade, now bringing the kids with us. Never disappointed with the food or drinks. My kids also thoroughly enjoyed the Alligator this year and have requested we return. Great food and service! Thank you!!!!

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RB
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and overall value! Truly enjoyed everything. :)

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Bluegrass four times and anticipate going back many more.
I had pecan encrusted tilapia which was the best I’ve ever had. I can’t even describe how wonderful the chocolate chip bread pudding was! The informative waitstaff, atmosphere, and friendliness could not have been better!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Bluegrass frequently and always have an awesome meal and great service. Luis behind the bar is a gem!

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M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious. My husband had the skirt steak and said it was the best he's ever had

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SO
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here almost every time I'm in town from Atlanta.

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SC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Bluegrass for my birthday dinner before attending a play at the Marriott Theater. The restaurant has a friendly Northwoods feel, although the cuisine is maybe more Southern. We began dinner with the artichoke fritters with lemon sauce. They were delicious! For the main course, my husband had the Jambalaya and loved it. I had the Fettucine Alfredo, one of several vegetarian options on the menu, and it was good. The bread that was brought to the table was fresh and warm, served with a delicious honey/cinnamon butter, I believe. Best of all was the dessert. We ordered the Bananas Foster, which is available in three sizes for sharing at the table, and it was some of the best I have ever had. They also brought a Crème Brule to the table because it was my birthday. We shared that, too, and it was very tasty. The service couldn't have been better, and we were in and out of the restaurant in less than an hour. This place is rather small and appears to be very popular, so I would highly recommend you make reservations if you plan to go.

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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our meal at Bluegrass. The crab cake appetizer is one of our favorite things to order as well as the jambalaya and the tilapia. Our server, Patrice, whom we had never met before was very personable and knowledgeable which made our evening that much better. Bluegrass is among the top favorite places we like to dine.

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! fun and unique offerings. Great service. A little pricey but what isn't these days. I loved my blackened grouper and everyone at our table enjoyed their food.
Waitstaff was pleasant and efficient. A place we definitely will go back to.

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J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant bartender and owners outstanding warm and friendly

I received an email from open table stating we did not get points for this that is a concern since we booked and dined there

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Although I told them it was someone’s birthday they didn’t even light a candle or present a mini dessert.

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FR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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JZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Three members of our party ordered the ribs because they have always loved Bluegrass ribs. From all reports they were not up to par. All were disappointed and said they would not be going back. I had a pasta dish that was very good.

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CD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love the food at Bluegrass. Great New Orleans dishes.

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T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! The owners are wonderful the food excellent! Thanks for a great meal!

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OT
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Terrific food and drinks with warm, personable service.

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Beautiful ambiance. One of my favorites is the blackened grouper. For dessert, I suggest the banana's foster, it is to die for!

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Bluegrass for our daughter's 21st birthday. Everyone was so nice and made her feel special. The server was amazing. She was very cued into our food sensitivity and allergy needs. They even sent over a special dessert for our daughter's birthday.

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B
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff is very friendly and the owner is always visible. The food is tasty - but a little pricey.

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j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always enjoy eating at Bluegrass! Wonderful, delicious food! Usually terrific service (a bit lacking on this visit) and friendly owners.

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DS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious and creative entrees, great service and just a great place for a meal.

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F
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bluegrass is our go to for a comfortable, casual atmosphere with great people, great food and friendly, attentive service.
Never disappoints.

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Bluegrass.... Great food, great Service, just great place to eat...A+

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d
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Service, food and ambiance was perfect!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the meal and service was great, as always very noisy, don’t think the over head music is necessary, no one listens and it just adds to the noise level.

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W
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was tasty. Management really cared that we were having a nice time.

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WK
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is right in our backyard. A friend recommended we try it out. We are glad we did and we will be back. The food is great excellent service and really cozy.

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L
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience! Our wait person, Patrice, was outstanding! Very attentive to every detail. Enjoyed ourselves enormously!!

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A
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Bluegrass is amazing. We keep coming back.

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JA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great people. Never had a bad time or a bad meal. Try the ribs. Good wine list at reasonable prices.

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A
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bluegrass. We are there at least once every two weeks. Great food, service - great place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Large menu selection. Friendly service. Really great place.

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H
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always agood

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F
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ribs were very good. Service was attentive. Asian soup bowl was generous portion. Chicken and dirty rice was tasty, wine by the glass was pricey.

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DR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had the grouper with the crawfish risotto -- my favorite. As always, delicious place to go. Went with a group of 4 this time and everyone loved their meal.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 4 for dinner after a choir performance. Never had been to this rest b/4. Will definitely go again and plan on bringing friends. Had a genuine Wisc north woods family bar/restaurant feel. Great and friendly service.
Each of us had something different and all entries were great. Pan fried Walleye was outstanding. Pulled pork sandwich was very tender. My granddaughter said the Orange Chicken was the best she has ever had and that is one of her favorite dishes.

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BD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been at BlueGrass many times and it is one of our favorites. Always a menu with variety and specials matched to the season. Locally owned and managed, with a high level of attention to detail.

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KI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was amazing and service was great.

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