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Table Fifty-Two

52 W. Elm St. (Clark St.) Send to Phone
312-573-4000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Upscale, home-style, Southern-inspired food from Oprah's former personal chef.
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Table Fifty-Two Restaurant Review

: Art Smith is no longer known as Oprah’s (one-time) personal chef; rather, he has officially made a name for himself. Sure, all the media attention the tiny Gold Coast restaurant received certainly has helped, but it manages to deliver in the food department. Smith tapped into his roots for the Southern-inspired spot when culling the décor (a copper-tin ceiling, folk art, soft yellow walls) and creating the selection of comfort food. We like the stone-ground white corn grits with shrimp and a spicy tomato stew. Smith’s buttermilk fried chicken with waffles is a popular Sunday brunch dish, while any day of the week the cornmeal-crusted catfish and pistachio-crusted chicken breast do quite nicely. Saving room for the signature hummingbird cake isn’t easy, but do try.

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