BLVD

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$31 to $50
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American
BLVD is a classic American steakhouse located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that draws inspiration from Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd circa 1950: the golden era’s most iconic strip of dining and entertainment establishments. BLVD combines the glamour, sophistication, and decadence that defined Hollywood in the 1950s with contemporary cuisine, craft cocktails, and modern music, creating an exciting dichotomy between restaurants and personas of the past and present.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and restaurant is gorgeous, super busy because we went on a Saturday so the kitchen and bar were a little slow but totally worth it. We ordered the steak, duck, crab corn and potatoes it was all delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly friendly and welcoming staff! The risotto was the best I’ve ever had!! I would definitely recommend BLVD to anyone looking for a wonderful experience in Chicago!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Had really high hopes but do not recommend. The service was way off in a way that showed inexperience and not a fluke of a bad night. All 3 of our courses we had to ask for silverware so the food got cold while we waited. They offered no bowl for clam shells and when we asked for one, they instructed us to put it in the bread bowl! It was awkward because where do we put the bread!?

The worst part was that the busser said to me “I wish I was rich enough to have a feast like this” as he cleared out plates. Then went on to say “I work two jobs and 16 hours a day. How old are you?” It was the most awkward exchange ever and left me feeling unsettled.

It was a very expensive night and we were both disappointed. Also it feels like Vegas in there and take that however you want to take it.

LP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drinks, and service and the place is gorgeous.

PH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty Solid. Food was good service was above average, good ambiance.

MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance is beautiful. Make sure you get seated on the main floor. We had then shrimp cocktail- bread and butter (not included, this is a paid appetizer), duck confit, filet, Brussels, and vegetable risotto. For an up scale restaurant- there should be something included on the table. The bread and butter is so good I’m not entirely sure why they don’t include that on the table.

k
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Awesome food & atmosphere!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not good.
It was not what I expected for NYE. Guests from out of town was very disappointed.

SR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blvd is always a great time for drinks and dinner with a great atmosphere 1950s Hollywood style.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I’m not normally a harsh critic of food and places, but you couldn’t pay me money to go back here. We were visiting Chicago and New Years Eve and went there for New Year’s Eve dinner before going to another party. The food was absolutely terrible. Literally paid an absurd amount of money for boiled pasta, raw fish, and veggie plate was 4 sautéd carrots on a plate w some sauce that did not taste good. The server was extremely nice and hospitable and we appreciated that but honestly a 13 year old could have cooked a better meal for 1/10th of what we paid, it was like someone stole money out of my wallet. Avoid at all costs. Like I said I’m not one to complain but this situation was hard to believe and hard to wrap my head around.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG LOVED IT ❤️❤️❤️

JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were overall disappointed in the ambience as well as the food for the cost on New Years Eve. Also the entertainment turned out to be a DJ and the music was blah. We would not go back on NYE and do not want to try a regular dinner there with the disappointment of this evening.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend love this place and the staff there really made us feel special. One even offered to take a picture for us! Food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I booked a reservation on NYE ‘19 for my 1st anniversary. The restaurant was amazing. Excellent customer service, ambience was perfect, and the intimate mood I wanted was surely what I received. The food was good and flavorful. The presentation stood to me as well.

Thank you BLVD for a good experience on such an important day!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was fresh and very good!

CW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, wonderful retro atmosphere - we loved it. We will be back.

SE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Best steaks in town! Service is top! Thanks for the nice evening!;-)!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service great attention to detail.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Chicago

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

We had a nice time. Our server was very attentive. The food was good not great. The ambiance upstairs was ok but the Exit signage inside the dining room is way too bright...it was obtrusive. Overall not bad experience but based on recommendations we were expecting more!

HD
Chicago
128 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The main dining room and chandelier was nice. The upstairs dining room was underwhelming after the main entrance and I was disappointed to be seated there. The food was okay. The risotto was under seasoned. The sticky toffee pudding was dry/over baked.

EC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing ambiance and food. Bartender staff was awesome but our server was a downer and never smiled once. We will still go back!

EC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for the overall atmosphere and was not disappointed. The bar area was just like a huge party. Very attentive bartenders. Great cocktails.

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always BLVD never fails me! Amazing presentation, food and service! Whether you are looking to explore new restaurants, treat a friend or host a business dinner BLVD is the place for you!

E
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, fun, friendly and attentive staff. Corn crab side is excellent!

CP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

It was odd, there were only two tables with patrons on the ground floor, but they refused to seat us in a booth, saying everything else was reserved. We sat for 2 hours and the ground floor was virtually empty--other than two other tables with patrons.
Seafood tower was outstanding and the wine list was great.

KR
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Checking was great. The hostess recognized that we were celebrating a birthday and the menu reflected that which was a nice touch.

Service was good in the beginning but then fell a bit short as we towards the end. Our server did send out a birthday dessert which was thoughtful.

Food was really good, but our steak which was ordered medium came out rare-medium rare. It didn’t stand on its own and I thought they were known for steak? Our sides were all wonderful though. We enjoyed the oysters, beet salad, potatoes, and corn. The waffle dessert and gelato was also super good!

FC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too Loud. Not a 50’s supper club vibe. Steaks were overpriced for the value and the taste. Mixology was good - but that is about it. Wait staff was inattentive at times and did not make the guest feel appreciated.

Needs a total re-visit if it’s concept. Need to stay much closer to the Hollywood Glotz and Glamour era. Good Luck - you need to start over.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience. Gorgeous ambiance and very intimate. When deciding our wine, we were sent over a very personable sommelier.

DW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I love the ambience of this restaurant. The service was terrific. I just was not happy with the portion sizes along with the price.

LM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we seated late even though we had a reservation, the staff handled it beautifully. Sending us an app and making sure we had a nice table. Kudos to Alexandria our server.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a traffic delay and they gave away our main dining room table and sat us upstairs in a high traffic area.
Thanks goodness we had a great server.
Food was excellent!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Delicious food. Impeccable service. Gorgeous environment.

C
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate our anniversary and we were wished a happy anniversary by the hostess when we arrived and also given glasses of champagne on the house to celebrate. Small details, but it made the night. The food was great and the drinks were strong. Had a great night there. Would recommend for celebratory nights out.

L
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was overpriced, overcooked, and it makes sense why it was dead inside.

GV
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service