Blackbird

619 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60661
312-715-0708
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Description:

Excellent but not arrogant, cutting-edge but not weird, this modernist restaurant presents culinary art without staginess. Some of Pewy Hendrix’s dishes riff on familiar flavor patterns, such as rabbit with barley risotto topped with an egg yolk, and others take you to the far reaches of the flavor universe, like butternut squash soup with roe, char, peaches, and stout foam. All are executed with an admirable clarity of vision and deft technique, plated with swaths and bursts of color on stark, white plates. Foie gras with sour accompaniments and savory desserts may not be what you expect, but you can’t deny their boldness.

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Dishes We Liked

Butternut squash soup ($14), wagyu tartare ($16), duck breast ($36), sturgeon ($36), mascarpone panna cotta ($11)

Additional Information:

Rating:
Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: Contemporary
Neighborhood: West Loop/West Town
Noteworthy: High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L Mon-Fri. D nightly.