What to Eat at Deca in the Ritz-Carlton Chicago
The completely renovated Deca Bar and Restaurant.

The Art Deco themed Deca just opened in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, and we got a sample of a few of the dishes at a press event yesterday. The menu focuses on traditional bistro cuisine, with a definite light hand thanks to a local spring ingredients. At the event Executive Chef Mark Payne stressed the need to keep the menu affordable, “I wanted to create something that had both accessible food at an accessible price.” All the entrées are under $30, with most hovering around the $20 price point. The restaurant will also be offering bottles and glasses of wine for half price until Labor Day with a dinner purcahse. The full dinner menu is after the break, with pictures of the small samples they dished out. Don’t worry, all the food on the regular menu will be bigger.

Hors D’oeuvres

French Onion Soup $8
Mediterranean Fish Soup $9
Steak Tartare $14
Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Mousse, Sauternes Wine Jelly, Toasted Brioche $13
Steamed Mussels, White Wine, Saffron, French Fries $12, $18
Green Asparagus, Burrata Cheese, Springs Peas, Basil $16
Mixed Baby Lettuces, Herb and Red Wine Dressing $9
Charcuterie Plate, Grain Mustard, Cornichons $12
Leeks Vinaigrette, Fourme D’Ambert Blue Cheese, Caramelized Walnuts $10
Pork Rillette, Rhubarb Compote, Artisan Country Bread $12
Baked Capriole Farm Goat Cheese, Phyllo Pastry, Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes, Green Salad $12
Frisee Salad with Lardons, Crisp Pancetta, Poached Farm Egg, Red Wine and Shallot Vinaigrette $12

Pan Seared Seabass, Fennel, Lemon, New Potatoes, Herb Vinaigrette $25
Grilled Halibut, Zuchini Squash, Ramps, Tomato and Orange Vinaigrette $23
Skate Wing, Braised Endive, Citrus, Honey, Spanish Caper Berries, Golden Raisins $21
Duck Confit, Watercress and Frisee Lettuce Salad, Celery Root Remoulade $20
Crispy Chicken Breast, Rosemary, Fingerling Potatoes, Glazed Baby Carrots, Natural Jus $18
Flame Grilled Marinated Quail, Soft Anson Mills Polenta, Wild Mushrooms $18
Trofie Pasta, Clams, Broccoli Rabe, Lemon, Chili, Parsley $18
Grilled Lamb Cutlets, Ratatouille, Basil Oil $25
Flat Iron Steak Frites, Herb Butter or Bearnaise Sauce $23
Steak au Poivre, Green and Pink Peppercorn, Asparagus $27
Char Grilled Wagyu Burger, Wisconsin Cheddar, Bacon, Horseradish Cream, French Fries $19
Pizzetta, Ramps, Fromage Blanc, Black Truffle $12
Pizzetta, Salametto Piccante, Black Olives, Parmesan Reggiano $12

Plats du Jour
Monday - Braised Veal Cheeks, Soft Polenta $21
Tuesday - Coq au Vin $18
Wednesday - Soft Shell Crab $21
Thursday - Berkshire Pork Chop, Flageolet Beans $19
Friday - Bouillabaisse $22
Saturday - Beef Bourguignon $21
Sunday - Sole Meuniere $28

Side Dishes
$5 Each
Yukon Gold Potato Puree
Sautéed Baby Spinach with Garlic
Truffle French Fries
Flageolet Beans with Pancetta
Broccoli Rapini with Chili
Wild Mushrooms Young Garlic, English Peas
Cavatappi Mac and Cheese Wisconsin Cheddar

Deca Restaurant and Bar, 160 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL, 60611-2308; 312-266-1000

What to Eat at Deca in the Ritz-Carlton Chicago