Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Restaurants, American Rush & Division
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When chef Art Smith’s Table Fifty-Two closed, people mourned the fried chicken. Lift you black veil, Chicago, because it’s back at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden, in the former Table Fifty-Two space, along with a few of Smith’s other beloved southern dishes and a whole new menu driven by a seasonal farm-to-table philosophy. Daily deviled eggs are served with farm fresh toppings, while purple potato gnocchi comes with carrots and peas for a bright dish might remind you of the flavor of a light fried dough. Ask where any of the ingredients come from and the servers are quick to tell you, even when it comes to the hard stuff like seafood (it’s flown in every day).

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Venue name: Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
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Address: 52 W Elm St
Chicago

Opening hours: Sun–Thurs 10am–10pm, Fri–Sat 10am–11pm
Transport: El: Red line to Clark/Division. Bus 36, 70, 156.
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Lovely menu and fantastic patio! I'd come back here anytime. Serving up Art Smith's famous buttermilk fried chicken all day, every day, it was a satisfying meal that came with garlic mashed potatoes and both honey and hot sauce. Would have definitely liked more mashed potatoes, but what can I say? #American. 


The cocktails, salads and sides were all delicious too. The patio is very Southern with wicker chairs, tablecloths and strung lights--quite charming. Definitely worth checking out.