Bluegrass

4.8
1632 reviews
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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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J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!!

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AF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 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 April 16, 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
36 reviews
Dined on April 12, 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 April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 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 April 10, 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 April 9, 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 April 6, 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 April 6, 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 April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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F
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, always good!!!

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 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 April 2, 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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AN
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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AF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 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
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal at Bluegrass!

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 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
37 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 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 March 21, 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 March 19, 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 March 17, 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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RB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, first time for us. Patricia was very knowledgably of the menu and offered some great
recommendations. The menu was so vast I do believe I will have to come back for more.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love this place. I always order the chicken Alfredo which i have them blackened, freaking delicious. My family orders a lot of other menu items and never disappointed.

Service is great and the place is clean.

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fast service. Went for an early seating when restaurant opened. Attentive staff. Good experience

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!!

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O
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood gem. Great food nice wait staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!!!

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r
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have frequently dined at Bluegrass, and once again on a busy Saturday night we were seated on time with our Open Table reservations. Food and service were both outstanding.

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B
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We're regulars at this neighborhood gem and dine at Bluegrass so often - as a couple, with friends, and with our family (this is our grandsons' favorite spot) - that we seldom post reviews any more. Shame on us! Last weekend we dined with another couple, city dwellers and first-timers. This review is for them. They were blown away by the warm hospitality, terrific service (thanks, Eric)!, stellar cocktails, and delicious food. We enjoyed appetizers, four different entrees (they tasted each of them), and, of course, bananas foster for dessert. We all dine out frequently and have very high standards. Our friend put it best, "I wish we had a restaurant like this is OUR neighborhood!" Can't wait for our next visit.

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JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere, reasonably priced etc.. all around a nice experience. We go there on a semi regular basis, and will continue to do so.

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KJ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place. Lots of fun in Mardi Gras!!

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NK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined at Bluegrass many times and always enjoy the experience. Food, atmosphere and service are great. Highly recommended, especially during Mardi Gras!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent! Food was delicious. Great fun on Mardi Gras!

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CW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to Bluegreen the past five years for Fat Tuesday. Always fun, excellent service and food.

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RM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was wonderful and cheerful. We will be back.

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bluegrass never disappoints. The food, service and friendly atmosphere are what we come for. The Sunday BBQ is a great value. It is our yearly must go to for Mardi Gras celebrations. They have Cajun inspired dishes year round as well. The restaurant also hosts crawfish boils and special events.

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