Critically-acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the 2004 James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Midwest, and nominee for Outstanding Chef in 2007. Blackbird's principal partner, Donnie Madia, crafted a unique urban chic atmosphere that earned the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design in 2002.
Chef de Cuisine David Posey joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2010. Together they reinterpret classic recipes using simple, local, farm-fresh ingredients, and cutting-edge culinary technique. Their menu is, at once, highly creative and utterly approachable.
Blackbird is the premier, pioneer West Loop restaurant. Its award-winning cuisine, high energy, and precise service offer a modern approach to fine dining. Blackbird 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.