I love Lakeview; it’s the neighborhood that made me fall in love with Chicago. So naturally, it’s my go-to neighborhood for discovering new restaurants. This week, I found Bluebird (2863 N Clark St.). It’s inconspicuous from the outside, you might miss it if you’re not looking for it. The decor is charming and simple, with brightly lit chandeliers, a shelf full of succulents, and a small number of tables. We came in on a Tuesday evening around 7 pm and were the only table at first. The small space and limited number of tables kept the restaurant nice and quiet, even after there were more people. The menu is small, but mouthwatering. I had my eye on the Nashville Hot Hot Hot Sandwich: fried buttermilk chicken tossed in Nashville Hot Sauce, topped with house pickles, and served on a brioche bun. It sounded so good, but I wanted to try a slightly more healthy option. I chose the Mediterranean Salad: lemon hummus, shaved feta, Roma tomato, red onion, English cucumber, and grilled chicken served on a bed of mixed greens with a red wine vinaigrette. First of all, the portion was gigantic! It came in a giant ceramic bowl, filled to the brim. The salad was absolutely delicious- the vegetables were fresh and crunchy. The lemon hummus was bright, tangy, and creamy, a perfect complement. I also loved the seasoning on the chicken! I will definitely be back to try other menu items, the burgers I saw coming out of the kitchen looked fantastic.
Bluebird is open Mondays through Sundays from 11 am to 8:30 pm. The restaurant is BYOB and is available for delivery and take-out as well.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO