Top 1% of restaurants in Chicago
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11 expert reviews

“Named for the French slang for Merlot, Blackbird has remained relevant for nearly two decades via stunning presentation of modern Midwestern fare.”

– Condé Nast Traveler

"Being cramped next to your neighbor has never been as fun as it is at this hot spot run by award winning chef Paul Kahan." Full review
"Chef Paul Kahan's Blackbird looks like a contemporary art gallery, an appropriate image for a place that creates miniature masterpieces out of traditional American ingredients." Full review
""Interesting", "sophisticated" New American dishes are "beautifully presented" by "attentive" staffers at this "well-established" West Loop "classic" from Paul Kahan and crew." Full review
"Paul Kahan won the James Beard Foundation's 2004 award for Best Chef Midwest and the consistently huge crowds at this nicely appointed room know it."
"This high-flyer on the West Side's restaurant row draws patrons as hip as its austerely architectural setting." Full review
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