America’s red, white, and blue flag represents the flavors of its myriad regions: tomatoes in the south, blueberries in the northeast, and potatoes in every sports stadium throughout. Chow down on American fare with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American cuisine and drinks at Harmony Grill.
With three menus showcasing local and regional ingredients, Harmony Grill provides a nourishing complement to its musical next-door neighbor, Schubas. During dinner, diners can sink their teeth into a menu of gourmet salads, sandwiches, mac 'n' cheese, and entrees. The french-bean salad ($8.50) integrates hard-boiled egg whites, capers, and cherry tomatoes for a meal more healthful than swimming laps in a yoga studio. Customizable mac 'n' cheese ($12.75) adds two of 15 possible ingredients to the classic comfort food, and a catfish po boy celebrates the south with a warm baguette, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce ($10). Harmony’s lunch menu sates midday hunger with sandwiches, a vegan burrito, meatloaf, or other entrees ($8.50+). On the weekends, a sumptuous brunch menu brandishes sweet and savory flavors. The pecan-pie french toast wedges pie filling between two slices of french toast ($7), a decadent morning treat to rival champagne showers. Chilaquiles ($7.50) and other egg dishes pump up the protein in visitors’ diets.
Schubas Harmony Grill
Over the course of its history, the brick tied house at the corner of Belmont and Southport has hosted tenants that helped shape Chicago’s personality. Originally built as a tap room by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company in 1903, the homey corner bar would later transform into Schubas Tavern, one of t he North Side’s preeminent music clubs. Nestled right next door, the Harmony Grill flaunts both its history and proximity to musical derring-do. As diners gather around tables and booths lit by intimate glass-petal hanging lamps, stained glass windows and ornate molding compete for eyes’ attention with the murals, paintings, and photographs of musicians that cover the walls.
In the kitchen, chefs preside over design menus brimming with contemporary, regional American cuisine featuring ingredients sourced from local and regional producers. Their tactics reflect this obsession with freshness; they make all soups, sauces, breads, and desserts in-house daily, ensuring that ingredients remain unspoiled and naïve enough to go into the pot willingly. All of this attention to culinary detail pays off at lunch and dinner, of course. Then, chefs accent home-style mac 'n' cheese with combinations of more than 30 toppings, and build beef or veggie burgers, traditional Cuban sandwiches, and shrimp po' boys. They also specialize in brunch, crafting sweet seasonal pancakes, Mexican-inspired egg dishes, and French toast from scratch each weekend. Barkeeps also get a chance to shine, pouring a dozen draft beers—including imports as well as local brews—and local rye whiskeys and vodka.
3159 N Southport Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657Get Directions