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1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050
+1 847-831-0595
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bananas foster” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Broad menu has something for everyone but be sure to include the $2 gumbo shot. I had the crawfish ettoufee which was delicious and authentic. Ordered a half portion chopped salad which was also very good. Bananas foster for dessert was worth stuffing myself. Would...More

Thank T2041TOrsmadison
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Have been eating in this location for decades -- Lerner's hot dogs to mandarin cooking from Yu Lin's Chinese Dumpling House through the Bluegrass years. We have never had a bad meal or experience at Bluegrass. The only potential problem is the noise level. The...More

Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We go to Lake County, IL to Binny's once a month and save $20 per month over buying alcohol in Cook County with it's crushing taxes. We have a Tuesday date, so I was looking for a good restaurant in Highland Park. I found Bluegrass...More

Thank gatzbyllc
jim l, Owner at Bluegrass, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed date night, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

If you want a fun, relaxed dinner in a casual environment, this is the place. Jim and Joanie, the owners, are the most gracious, welcoming hosts. The food reflects their passion for all things related to New Orleans The fried artichokes are a great starter....More

Thank PEJulius
Reviewed 17 September 2018

After a morning meeting I popped in for lunch with a few others. Been here before and enjoyed my meal. This time I tried a skirt steak sandwich with grilled onions. Had a Caesar salad beforehand and ice tea to drink. Steak well prepared. Good...More

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Man, this place leaves me happier every time. The food could not be better. You can tell it’s so fresh. The shrimp carbonara is my favorite pasta. The staff is so friendly; so refreshing to see the owners working alongside their own staff. The owners...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wide variety of choices makes this a place that everyone will find something to enjoy. Loved the shrimp and grits. Unfortunately, found the French onion soup to be very disappointing. The use of chicken stock and failure to caramelize the cheese on top, made the...More

Thank Traveler593511
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Two days ago we were looking for a place for lunch before hitting the road back home. After a rather extensive internet search, the restaurant that (based on its menu) stood out from a long category of indistinguishable (and boring) 'sandwich and burger' establishments, was...More

Thank Leuparaleu312
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden find - located behind the police dept bldg and Jewel parking lot. We are so glad we found it. My Key West Salad was great - contained a large amount of shrimp and crabmeat. I used the remoulade instead of the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Family run restaurant; owners are delightful and they set the tone for a very enjoyable meal. We were there during Mardi Gras and there were beads for the guests! Food always delicious and the service terrific. Small, cozy restaurant, always busy!

Thank Kgraismeyer
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29 March 2018|
Response from Jim L | Property representative |
We do not specify grass fed meats. we do have great Midwestern beef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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