Bluebird

★★★★☆
  • 1749 N Damen Ave

    Chicago, IL 60647

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  • 773-486-2473

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I think Bluebird is more known for their beer and wine selection, but I was very impressed with the food too! I went with a friends, and we actually didn't get any drinks, but we shared the beet salad, chicken wings, and a flatbread.

The flatbread was topped with bacon, arugula, and pine nuts--absolutely perfect. The salad and wings were great too.

Our server was likable, knowledgeable, and considerate. We had actually ordered the beer braised rabbit, but our server could tell that we were slowing down after the first three dishes and was kind enough to put the last one on hold.

Everything was well priced too, overall a great value.

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★★★★★

I think Bluebird is more known for their beer and wine selection, but I was very impressed with the food too! I went with a friends, and we actually didn't get any drinks, but we shared the beet salad, chicken wings, and a flatbread.

The flatbread was topped with bacon, arugula, and pine nuts--absolutely perfect. The salad and wings were great too.

Our server was likable, knowledgeable, and considerate. We had actually ordered the beer braised rabbit, but our server could tell that we were slowing down after the first three dishes and was kind enough to put the last one on hold.

Everything was well priced too, overall a great value.

Pros: awesome flatbreads, great value

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Sure the bartenders are a little snotty, IT'S A WINE BAR. Doesn't mean they aren't helpful and easily broken down. I've been to the Bluebird about a dozen times. They have an extensive wine and beer list and lots of great bourbons/whiskeys. I recently took my 82 year old mother there for a prosecco on her birthday before heading off to Le Bouchon. She loved hanging out at the bar as the afternoon sun was shining in the open windows. Their flat breads are delicious and, when available, they carry Goose Island Bourbon Stout, which is amazing. I wouldn't recommend the Bluebird for a sit down meal-their drinks and lighter fare are more interesting and reasonable than their entrees.

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★★★★☆

Sure the bartenders are a little snotty, IT'S A WINE BAR. Doesn't mean they aren't helpful and easily broken down. I've been to the Bluebird about a dozen times. They have an extensive wine and beer list and lots of great bourbons/whiskeys. I recently took my 82 year old mother there for a prosecco on her birthday before heading off to Le Bouchon. She loved hanging out at the bar as the afternoon sun was shining in the open windows. Their flat breads are delicious and, when available, they carry Goose Island Bourbon Stout, which is amazing. I wouldn't recommend the Bluebird for a sit down meal-their drinks and lighter fare are more interesting and reasonable than their entrees.

Pros: Huge, interesting booze selection

Cons: Entrees are less interesting than the rest of the menu

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Uneducated bar tenders try their hardest not to please in this poorly run and rude establishment.
If you wish to pay for extremely over priced beer and cardboard food join the line of fools.

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★☆☆☆☆

Uneducated bar tenders try their hardest not to please in this poorly run and rude establishment.
If you wish to pay for extremely over priced beer and cardboard food join the line of fools.

Cons: rude over priced

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The service at Bluebird was excellent...our server was very knowledgeable about the wines and dishes. Bluebird's decor is very subtle warehouse style, with exposed brick walls and a stylish bar running along the length of the main dining room. It seems the director put careful thought into the wine list. The list isn't large by any measure of imagination, however the wines that appear on the list are mostly non-American. I was able to find some great Spanish, Portuguese, and South American wines for below $40 a bottle.

The food was surprisingly good with larger than expected portions. The dishes here are referred to as "Large Plates." We tried a handful of the menu items and were impressed by the chick pea salad, the mussels, and the seared flank steak.

I really enjoyed Bluebird, thought the prices were very reasonable and will be returning soon.

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★★★★☆

The service at Bluebird was excellent...our server was very knowledgeable about the wines and dishes. Bluebird's decor is very subtle warehouse style, with exposed brick walls and a stylish bar running along the length of the main dining room. It seems the director put careful thought into the wine list. The list isn't large by any measure of imagination, however the wines that appear on the list are mostly non-American. I was able to find some great Spanish, Portuguese, and South American wines for below $40 a bottle.

The food was surprisingly good with larger than expected portions. The dishes here are referred to as "Large Plates." We tried a handful of the menu items and were impressed by the chick pea salad, the mussels, and the seared flank steak.

I really enjoyed Bluebird, thought the prices were very reasonable and will be returning soon.

Pros: Great service, excellent food, good wine list

Cons: Smaller dining area

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Wine, and the food that pairs well with it, is about as approachable as it gets at this Wicker Park hot-spot from the folks behind Webster's Wine Bar. The beer list is every bit as good. The setting is distressed and industrial with a…

 

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