What to Eat at Longman and Eagle, Opening in 2010

We’ve been nothing short of intrigued by Longman and Eagle since its opening was mysteriously announced last month. Until now we’ve focused most of our attention on the whole “there will be bedrooms!” angle, but with the release of their opening menu we could arguably find ourselves swayed by the food. The upscale-comfort-bar-food-ish menu is exactly the sort of stuff that pairs perfectly with a few slugs of whiskey: salty brandade with duck fat-fried potato chips, a sauerkraut salad studded with housemade pork sausage, a sunnyside-up duck egg over beef tongue hash with black truffle vinaigrette, charmoula-spiced tuna loin floating in a cannelini bean ragout and foie broth. Read on for the full offerings.


House-marinated olives - $4.00

Brandade, duck fat-fried potato chips - $6.00

Kobe meatballs, creamy polenta, parsley pesto, fonduta - $6.00

Chickpea fries, spicy harissa ketchup - $4.00

Artisanal cheese selection, fruit mostarda, tartines - 1 oz: $3.00 / 4 oz: $10.00

Kobe burger, aged English cheddar, Nueske’s bacon, beef fat fries, brioche - 8 oz: $12.00
Wild boar sloppy Joe, crispy sage, onion, pickled jalapeño - $11.00
Housemade pork sausage, 12-hour sauerkraut, shaved apple-watercress salad, mustard - $9.00
Pear and fig salad, endive, green beans, Stilton, cress, sherry-walnut vinaigrette - $9.00
Baby arugula, goat cheese, candied walnuts, roasted beets, warm bacon vinaigrette - $8.00
Organic mixed greens, fine herbs, sea salt, Meyer lemon vinaigrette - $6.00

Seared Maine scallop, braised oxtails, potato gnocchi, fontina fonduta - $12.00
Housemade charcuterie, country rabbit pâté, potted duck rillettes, foie-chicken liver mousse - $13.00
Potato agnolotti, escargots, wild mushrooms, bordelaise sauce, cured foie gras - $11.00
Ricotta gnudi, porcini marmalade, crispy sage, aerated Parmesan - $7.00
Sunnyside-up duck egg, beef tongue hash, black truffle vinaigrette - $9.00
Smoked sweetbreads, salsify, roasted beet, brown butter applesauce - $10.00
Roasted marrow bones, red onion jam, sea salt, sourdough croutons - $9.00
Fried Ipswich clam bellies, celery root rémoulade, toasted brioche, mâche - $9.00
Sunchoke velouté, Nantucket bay scallops, preserved lemon, parsley oil - $9.00

Pork belly confit, pumpkin risotto, chestnuts, apple, soy-caramel broth - $18.00
Butter-roasted catfish, collard greens, grits, okra, ham hock-truffle relish - $16.00
Crispy-skinned chicken breast, pommes fourchettes, chanterelles, cipollini onion - $15.00
Bouillabaisse, market shell and finfish, saffron-infused lobster broth, rouille - $17.00
Charmoula-spiced tuna loin, cannellini bean ragoût, black trumpets, foie broth - $22.00
Braised Slagel Family Farm veal breast, piggy Brussels sprouts, cheek manicotti - $17.00
Slow-roasted cauliflower, beluga lentils, caramelized onion, golden raisins, mango, cucumber raita - $15.00
Grilled natural beef short rib, warm potato-shiitake terrine, grilled green onions, red wine-stewed shallots - $18.00

Classic crème brûlée, plum compote, langue du chat cookies - $6.00
Chocolate banana bread pudding, vanilla bean ice cream, bourbon caramel - $7.00
Blueberry financier, Meyer lemon curd, buttermilk sorbet - $6.00

Longman and Eagle is at 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., (773) 276-7110. The estimated open for the restaurant is January 2010, the Inn will open in the spring.

What to Eat at Longman and Eagle, Opening in 2010