Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Top 1% of restaurants in Chicago
8 / 10

14 expert reviews

“Oprah's former personal chef is not short on friends and admirers, yet newcomers who score a reservation feel just as welcome in the cozy, country-home environs.”

– Fodor's

Concierge Concierge
"Before opening this feverishly anticipated Gold Coast restaurant in a dainty carriage house, Art Smith spent ten years as Oprah's personal chef. Dinner service is like a..."
Frommer's Frommer's
"How does a modest restaurant specializing in non-trendy Southern food become a local favorite? Call it the Oprah effect." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Known for Southern comfort food, the restaurant's menu includes dishes like low-country shrimp with stone-ground grits, open-face pulled pork sandwich, and pistachio-crusted chicken breast." Full review
Zagat Zagat
"For "Southern food done well", fans head to this pricey Gold Coast haunt where Art Smith prepares "comfort food" with a "refined flair" and "gourmet twist"." Full review
Gayot Gayot
"Smith tapped into his roots for the Southern-inspired spot when culling the decor (a copper-tin ceiling, folk art, soft yellow walls) and creating the selection of comfort food." Full review
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