Table Fifty-Two is an up-scale, dress down restaurant in downtown Chicago that serves
gourmet versions of hearty Southern comfort food. Owned by Chef Art Smith, some of
Table Fifty-Two’s famous clientele are the legendary Oprah Winfrey and America’s agent of
change, President Barack Obama.
Art Smith himself is no stranger to celebrities and political figures as he has served as personal
chef to none other than Ms. Winfrey as well as Florida Governor Bob Graham and Jeb Bush.
T52 serves brunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Reservations need to be made as the brunch menu is quite popular.
In true Southern fashion, the drinks are served in mason jars.
There was a lack of sweet iced tea though.
The most popular dish on the brunch menu is the Fried Chicken and Waffles.
It certainly lived up to my expectations.
Other dishes I would recommend are the Bacon Doughnuts (pictured above),
the Cornbread Madeleines, the Hummingbird Cake and the Three Cheese Macaroni,
which is one of the most flavorful versions of the dish I have ever had the pleasure of sampling.
All images taken at Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, IL.