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1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050 (Richfield Road)
+1 847-831-0595
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,778 reviews
1,567 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,777 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Who why didn't we know about Bluegrass before this? The truth is we probably wouldn't have known about it now if not for some friends who tipped us off. "We didn't think you'd want to drive all the way from downtown Chicago to Highland Park for a meal," they told us. But what a meal. Located at 1636 Old Deerfield... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bluegrass Continues to Impress! Had a late dinner at Bluegrass last weekend. The food is always great. The Ahi Tuna dinner is always delicious, not sure where they get their fish, but it is always amazing. Last weekend, I had their Barbecued Salmon, nice piece of very tasty salmon covered with their memorable barbecue sauce. We went late on a... More 

Thank Chi_Family2014
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bluegrass is one of our favorite spots and where we take all of our out of town friends if dining in the Highland Park/Deerfield area. The menu has something for everyone and many Louisiana favorites. Our kids love the calamari in a giant martini glass and enjoy bragging to their friends about dining on alligator at Bluegrass. Bluegrass is a... More 

Thank G. D
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. The service and food is excellent. We ordered the chicken and skirtsteak sandwhich such was very good.

Thank richard m
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chef/owner, Jim Lederer, has been a local area chef for some time now working for others. This is, I believe, is his first solo effort and it's a great little restaurant. The hostess is always friendly and accommodating, the bartender is knowledgeable and has been there a long time and the waitstaff is experienced. The restaurant is a nice... More 

Thank danamcl
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten path, but worth the trip. Ribs are full of flavor, we like them with dry rub, with sauce on the side. They're not 'fall off the bone' which is good. The Asian vegetable noodle bowl is a delicious light dish, big portion ( plenty for a meal). The people are always super friendly and make... More 

Thank McLenahan
Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Strangely never visited before. Went Saturday with friends and really enjoyed it. I had the sesame shrimp followed by the petite filet. Very solid. Loved the availability of half portions and the $15 corkage. It is fairly pricey. For appetizers and entrees , we brought our own wine, about $60 per person.

1 Thank Anthony D
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have never been disappointed with our food or experience at this restaurant. From the way the servers pour the water down to the bananas foster for desert, always wonderful. Just small enough to be intimate and just busy enough to have that "vibe."

Thank Howard W
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339 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went for the ribs, as they have been solid in the past - and they were. Brittle beans were tasty but barely warm. Also had the Blackjack shrimp with rice- did not really impress us as a $27 dish...Really nice server Danielle was very attentive and friendly. Prices generally high for what you get, but that doesn't seem to affect... More 

Thank smdds
Highland Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite local restaurant. Locally owned. Joanie and Jim are amazing hosts. Their staff is spot on. The food is consistently the best. We have NEVER had a bad meal. Their Bluegrass blueberry martini is awesome. Good place to also carry out. Reservations highly recommended.

Thank Eileen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050
    (Richfield Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-831-0595

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?