With its austere interior, you may think as you look into Blackbird from the sidewalk on Randolph Street: Theater. You may think: pretentious. But when the room fills with diners and your table fills with plates of chef Paul Kahan’s precise, aromatic American cuisine, you will think: Ummmmmmm. The Zen worked on your palate comes at a reasonable price as well, unlike all too many of Chicago’s most honored and/or hyped eateries.
619 West Randolph (312)715-0708
Best of Chicago 2002