BLVD

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$31 to $50
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BLVD is a classic American restaurant 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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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The service was just okay. It got off to a very slow start. Took us 15 mins to receive tap water. The food runners seemed more excited to drop the food than our server was the whole time. The food was a major disappointment for the price. There was no effort put into making the dishes. The cacio d pepa tasted like cup of noodles. Not the right balance of butter pepper and Parmesan. The steak was under cooked and for the extra $5 blue cheese it wasn’t quality cheese. The only good thing we had were our cocktails. The mixologist for the restaurant knows what they are doing. The design of the restaurant was pretty but that couldn’t save the low level food. Will never go back nor suggest it to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My two co-workers and I agreed it was the best restaurant we have ever been to. And we eat out a lot with healthy work budgets!!! From the food and the flavors to the ambiance. Would definitely recommend and will return when in the Chicago area.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was amazing.

MU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was amazing!!! The best part of this experience was the excellent customer service. My server was knowledgeable, friendly, and made our night quite the experience. If you want a romantic night out on the town, BLVD is the place to be.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is period perfect with an incredible chandelier in the spiral. The walls are lush and the seating is semi private. The food is very meat heavy and exquisitely prepared not for those on a budget.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We had reservations and waited an hour and a half for our table, to then have terrible food. The service was awful to top it off.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steakhouse for business dinners and large parties. Went with a group of guys and everyone was impressed with the quality and flavor of the steaks, which isn't easy to do in Chicago. As other reviews note, the design of the restaurant is amazing and unlike any other restaurant in Chicago. I was also impressed with the wine list--the server mentioned that they recently earned a Wine Spectator Award. As the West Loop continues to grow, I expect BLVD to remain a staple in the area. I will certainly be back with clients in the near future.

ET
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was a bit off.

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

BLVD's new menu is wonderful. They now offer a great selection of steaks as well as fun takes on classic American dishes. Everything had a ton of flavor. As other reviews noted, the space is amazing--really one of a kind for Chicago. I will be recommending to friends for business dinners and special occasions!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE dining experience . Our serve was AMAZING! Made changes to the food according to our dietary restrictions . The food was amazing

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing experience. Filets were cooked perfectly. Hand cut french fries were soggy and seemed to be rewarmed. Drinks were expensive and weak. Brownie sundae was accompanied with sorbet, rather than ice cream. Chicago has many other restaurants with better food, better service and better value. Won't be back.

BT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food was incredible! I’ll be going back every time I visit Chicago! Sunday night king crab special is a must!!

EH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cavier presentation , toast points and pancakes were amazing . Grilled king crab is a must . Kobe was average . Some tough pieces but good value. I would not recommend the homemade pasta which I was looking forward too. Was bland and had a funky flavor . Peanut butter cake was great. Overall experience was good and service was on point

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing! As is the atmosphere (even the women’s restroom is 5 star worthy!). The ONLY reason I didn’t give full stars across the board is that after our first round of drinks was delivered, we were never offered drinks again. We had to summon staff on 3 occasions to get drinks. It was odd and didn’t really fit with the rest of our experience.

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This swanky, and romantic place was definitely one of the very few places I would love to take my husband on an impromptu date. I took my friend for her birthday and we were both in awe about the ambience. Its definitely somewhere to go to have a nice evening dinner. The corn was amazing, the medium rare chops were seasoned to perfection, the salmon was extremely moist, even though I prefer mines dry, and the mussels were a must for a starter.

BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for date night or an anniversary! Service was amazing!

R
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, I’ll recommend again if anything Changes I’ll be sure to give a honest update

JR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BLDV was so delicious! I went there for my birthday and all the staff members kept wishing me a happy birthday. They gave us a great dessert and were fantastic from start to finish!

A
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service.
The place looks amazing with fantastic seating and chandelier.
The food tasted amazing and very great service.
Perfect for a date or special dinner.

JS
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The salmon and chicken dishes were both excellent. Baby greens salad came with a tasty light vinaigrette. The “Golden Age” custom cocktail was forgettable, but the house Bloody Mary more than made up for that slip. Try the brownie ice cream sundae dessert. You’ll love it. Our server was outstanding, more than covering for a really slow-poke bartender. The decor is a home run...the place is gorgeous.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BLVD is a lovely restaurant with great wait staff. It was my 30th birthday and they threw in a dessert. The food was delicious and worth every penny.

LG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BLVD is the perfect date night! I first went here a few months ago with my husband and enjoyed every bite. At that time I had the oysters as a starter and the scallops for dinner. Most recently we went to BLVD to celebrate my sister's graduation. It was a group of 6, the waiter was very attentive, we enjoyed a glass of wine poured by their sommelier. He was able to provide not just a history on the wine but insight into his craft as well. It was a great evening with delicious food and wonderful cocktails.

MR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender offers great recommendations prior to being seated! Once seat the server was simply fun! Enjoyed his pairing recommendations

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and knowledgeable staff - great food

RU
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food. Great atmosphere. Love the live music on Thursdays.

TN
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant, good service

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L
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleague said “it was one of the best meals she has ever had”. High praise from this foodie from NYC. She ordered the trout and was in heaven. Service was as good as the food. Prepare to be wowed; relax and enjoy your meal

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall good. Prices reasonable. BEAUTIFUL decor—a bit retro disco while elegant. Food good. Filet good. Whole trout excellent. Scallops good. Like a little better sear. But, Chef knows how to cook seafood. Brussel sprouts-excellent.

On to “.....what in God’s name were you thinking”???


Short rib dumplings with goat cheese beet tartare porcini brodo and black truffle—-sounds yummy. NOPE!!!!
Dumpling filling good—-over cooked but flavorful. But why would you put beet juice layered with TONS of fresh dill and cubes of raw beet over a doughy dumpling and think that could possible taste good????? Just think about that. It was AWFUL. If you’re going to use dill as your herb to flavor a sauce think about using a cream base or if you’re using raw beet keep it in your salad type dishes. Medium temperature raw Beet juice over pasta with a huge amount of dill is just down right wrong.
Smoked lentils. Husband thought it was hunks of “spam” fried and thrown into stewed lentils. I went with eckrich farms smokies cut up and thrown into stewed lentils——who knows. The sodium level was off the scale and just awful.

a
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place , food was so good , staff great and very clean , we loved it

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Made my birthday special! You can bring in your own desserts for a fee.
Server took a long time with everything though.

OT
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful inside ✨👌🏾
Very good service

B
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The food was mediocre and the prices were astronomical. The concept is Hollywood but that gets lost and is not obvious or inviting. We won’t go back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food at Blvd has gone downhill. What was once a pleasant experience has turned to disaster. I would not recommend it to anyone interested in fine dining.

SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Love and I had a wonderful time on his Birthday. The staff made it that much more awesome!

J
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alexandria was wonderful! We loved the heirloom tomato salad dish and the candy bar dessert!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, staff was very attentive and the restaurant and ambiance is just beautiful. We just did not enjoy the food

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

Amazing steak, one of the best in Chicago

F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First stop on a much needed GNO and we were not disappointed. We ordered west coast oysters, which were amazing along with a few other plates we shared including the beet salad, lamb chops and filet. Service was great. Dario was attentive and answered all of our questions. I have a gluten issue and they were accommodating to that. I would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was empty. So boring

k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at BLVD and I had a tough time expecting the experience to go as wonderful as the first time, but it was every bit as wonderful. The food is outstanding. Cooked perfectly and delicious. The ambiance is cozy and sexy. The service I can’t say enough about. It is hands down the best service I’ve had at any restaurant in Chicago. The staff is knowledgeable, kind, attentive, and just all around amazing. Keep up the awesome work BLVD staff! You guys are outstanding and I can’t wait to come back.

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