Bluegrass

4.8
1608 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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MW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!!

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O
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
17 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
15 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
6 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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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. One of the best in the area.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner and hosts. I had the Lafayette blue plate special. a lot of food - redfish, snapper, shrimp and rice and beans. wife had the chicken and dirty rice and daughter had the brisket. all enjoyed.
a cup of gumbo and some fried shrimp apps. lightly battered shrimp were excellent.
we'll be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Cajun food and over the top service and interest in our experience.

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h
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are consistently wonderful. Bluegrass is a Comfortable, delicious and fun restaurant to go to.

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

Always look for to coming to Bluegrass, they are so incredibly accommodating!! The fish and ribs are AMAZING!!! Thank-you for MadiGra dishes!

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, I had never had some of the dishes that we ordered, so it was nice to try some new flavors. It was during Mardi Gras and everyone was into celebrating with music, beads, snaps, etc., so it made for a very good time.

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JD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bluegrass is the best!!! Amazing food!!!

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p
Chicago
211 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband’s meal of brisket sandwich and salad with bananas foster was excellent. My fish was not and my salad was not fresh.

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O
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I suggested that classmates studying French in a high school extension program meet for a Mardi Gras meal. Most were not familiar with the restaurant and were delighted to discover it. We all had a good time. Merci!

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OT
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious food with outstanding service.

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HA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, except it was very crowded and we had to wait at least 15 minutes past our reservation time for our table. Well worth it, tho.

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H
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bluegrass is an outstanding NOLA cuisine restaurant. We could only get 5:00 pm reservations but were seated promptly and watched the restaurant fill up quickly. The food was excellent as were the drinks. This is a suburban gem and highly recommended.

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FT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to a local neighborhood gem to share in their Mardi Gras celebration menu. We tried their Alligator Appetizer...and yes it tastes like chicken...but much better than nuggets! Really enjoy the calamari they serve as well. Our other dishes were excellent as well. The restaurant is popular and our night was pretty noisy. Wait staff worked hard to get through tight tables, keep water glasses filled and patrons happy. From greeting to food preparation to service--these folks are skilled and friendly and are an asset to the local restaurant community.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I like this place. The staff is very friendly and the ambiance is warm ... maybe a little loud depending on what the occasion is. I do feel it's somewhat overpriced for what you get as far as the food goes.

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L
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service was outstanding!

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AG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to entertain office crew for birthdays. Great food, great service. And they comped us for a very nice dessert !

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bluegrass is one of our favorite restaurants and we eat there almost monthly. The food is always great, love the owners who make it their business to know you and to check on you about your dinner. Love the small, intimate setting. Great menu, never had anything there I didn’t like

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in the area and went for a late lunch. Had a reservation and they seated us right away. The food was good and came right away. Its a great place to go for barbeque, burgers or cajun food. One of the best restaurants in Lake County.

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MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

(We likes the noise level! Fun conversation buzz!)
We had the Mardi Gras menu specials and all raved about our meals.
The bread pudding dessert made the evening complete.
Outstanding service - we were checked on lots and felt like royalty.
Awesome experience!

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C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a spectacular meal at Bluegrass
We lived in New Orleans for 8 years and love the Cajun Dishes

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A
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bluegrass is our go-to neighborhood gem! The menu is varied and everything is wonderful. Once you eat here you will become a regular as well.

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W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 3 - went on Valentine's Day so had the Mardi Gras menu --- it was outstanding! Food was delicious, drinks were great, service was perfect. The whole visit was fun - from the mardi gras beads very generously passed out to the friendly wait staff. The location is a bit out of the way, and don't let the outside appearance fool you - it is well worth your time and money -----will definitely go back!

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BM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
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
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
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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