There is a $25, 3-course prix fixe menu in Chicago that is a fantastic value for this level of cooking, service and ambience.

The always reliably incredible, Blackbird.

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The prix fixe menu
Open kitchen at Blackbird
Open kitchen at Blackbird

Lunch: 3-course tasting menu
Price: $25

Turnip amuse
Turnip amuse

Appetizer

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Butternut Squash Soup, red pepper, pumpernickel crouton
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Salad of Laughing Bird Shrimp, cashew, kohlrabi, cilantro, fermented chili oil

Entrée

Wood-Grilled Sturgeon, charred cabbage buerre blanc, sunchokes, pomelo, dill
Wood-Grilled Sturgeon, charred cabbage buerre blanc, sunchokes, pomelo, dill
Grilled Hanger Steak, roasted celeriac, pistachio, pear, buttermilk
Grilled Hanger Steak, roasted celeriac, pistachio, pear, buttermilk

Dessert

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Apple Strudel, apple cider reduction, toasted oat streusel, roasted vanilla bean ice cream
Pecan Pie, cranberry, orange, milk chocolate thyme mousse
Pecan Pie, cranberry, orange, milk chocolate thyme mousse

Two for One

A friend was coming to Chicago for some meals and I recommended Blackbird for lunch. Not only did he enjoy the one lunch, but two!
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Blackbird History

There is a phenomenal article on the history of Blackbird restaurant as well as how their powerhouse hospitality group, One Off Hospitality Group, came about.

For anyone interested in the culinary business or any business, this piece takes you through through the Blackbird restaurant timeline using photos, videos, writing and interviews. You will see architectural renderings, photos of staff who passed through the doors but most inspiring of all, how Blackbird didn’t even think they would make it right after opening.

One Off Hospitality now runs several successful Chicago food and drink establishments including Big Star, Dove’s Luncheonette, Nico Osteria, The Publican, Publican Quality Meats and Violet Hour.

Project Blackbird by Chandra Ram for Plate Magazine. 


2009

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My son, seven years ago at Blackbird.

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Blackbird Restaurant619 W Randolph St, Chicago IL | 312 715 0708

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