619 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Critically acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Midwest in 2004 and nominee for Outstanding Chef in 2007. Blackbird’s principal partner, Donnie Madia, crafted a unique atmosphere of urban chic that has earned the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design in 2004 and Best Restaurant Design Graphics, also in 2004. Chef de Cuisine Mike Sheerin joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2006. Together they reinterpret classic recipes using simple, local, farm-fresh ingredients and cutting-edge culinary technology to create a menu both highly creative and utterly approachable.
The premier upscale restaurant to pioneer the West Loop, Blackbird’s award-winning cuisine and design, high energy and precise service offer a modern approach to fine dining that has earned a place on Gourmet’s 2004 list of the country’s 50 Best Restaurants, an Ivy Award from Restaurants & Institutions, and induction into the Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame.