$25 for $50 Worth of Contemporary American Dinner Cuisine at Deleece Restaurant

Southport

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Pepper-pear jam layers on Indiana duck breast, lemon-wasabi aioli pairs with tuna, and delicate cookies top artisan ice cream

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$25 for $50 Worth of Contemporary American Dinner Cuisine

The dinner menu includes caramelized diver scallops escorted by a mushroom, tomato, and fennel ragout ($29) or a grilled heritage pork chop served with aged-cheddar grits and Allagash-apricot marmalade ($22).

Deleece Restaurant

At Deleece Restaurant, fillets of caramelized salmon and cuts of heritage Berkshire pork don’t just sit on plates—they transform into edible works of art. The chef drizzles dishes with swirls of pear-ginger sauce, sprinkles microgreens over geometric plates, and coaxes tuna tartar into gravity-defying towers. The mastermind behind these globally influenced creations is Chef Ernesto Palaia, who also works to fill meals with organic produce and heirloom varieties. The menu brims with upscale meats, from Indiana duck breast and Amish chicken to the Nueske's bacon that crowns a club sandwich. Palaia also plumbs the ocean for fresh seafood such as Prince Edward Island mussels and plump diver scallops, which he prepared for Ben Hollis when the television host visited Deleece for a W.I.L.D. Lakeview feature. Palaia’s contemporary seasonings for these dishes range from lemongrass-chili aioli and lime-agave-nectar yogurt to fig-mostarda sauce. Burgers might brim with everything from house-made bacon jam to Wisconsin aged white cheddar.

Despite the sophisticated nature of its culinary offerings, Deleece maintains a down-to-earth atmosphere in its new location next to the Mercury Theater. Owners Lynne Wallack and John Handler preserve the warm, neighborhood feel of their previous location—where they resided for 16 years—with the help of staff members such as Anthony, their expert bartender. He and his staff craft specialty drinks ranging from a summery lemon-basil manhattan to a wintery smoldering hot toddy, which can soothe throats raw from shouting advice at movie characters at the Music Box Theatre a few doors down. Tipplers can also sip more than three dozen wines and beers from Belgium and Ireland or brewed right at home in Illinois and other Midwestern states.


Reviews

The burger my son had was excellent. I really enjoyed the Lobster Benedict, too. Very friendly service and owner/manager

Bernadette Y., Google + Local, 3 months ago

The food was very good and the service was first rate even on a very busy night

Reviewer, OpenTable, 9/8/12

Tips

  • “Great ambiance with outdoor seating; outstanding food - creatively prepared; phenomenal service from Jenny. Overall it was fantastic!!”

  • “Fastest restaurant service, delicious food and enchanting atmosphere”

  • “Great service and really friendly staff.”

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    Southport

    3747 N Southport Ave

    Chicago, Illinois 60613

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