What to Eat

What to Eat at Leopold, Opening Soon

Leopold brings Belgian to West Town.
Leopold brings Belgian to West Town. Photo: courtesy of Facebook

Leopold, the city’s latest Belgian eatery, plans to officially open on January 4 in West Town. But those that just can’t wait will be able to get a peek at the restaurant on New Year’s Eve, as the restaurant will be serving “about 75%” of the available menu. It’ll also be BYO for the day, which is a good excuse to save money on champagne. Anyway, what’s on that menu? Well, you can bet there will be mussels and fries. But there’s also steak tartare, oysters, and crispy veal sweetbreads. Check out the full menu after the jump.

Leopold, 1450 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622; 312-348-1028



steak tartare - sea salt, shallot, caper, egg yolk, petite herb & frisee salad 12

oysters - kushi, on the half shell, lambic mignonette 3 each

mixed greens - chimay cheese croquettes, pear, malt vinaigrette 6

farmer’s cheese pierogi - potato, onions, buerre noisette 9

moules & frites - white wine, madras curry, cream or saison dupont, ham, leeks, aioli 12

poutine de merguez - hand cut fries, lamb sausage gravy, st. andre 11

seared diver scallops - braised endive, candied walnuts, poached pear, crispy rye 15

crispy veal sweetbreads - chestnuts, roasted market mushrooms, sunchoke puree 13

poached duck egg - braised oxtail, crispy potatoes, breadcrumbs, spinach & herb puree 13

smoked rabbit loin - mustard spaetzle, caramelized fennel & onions, prunes, honey glaze 14

housemade veal sausage - lentils, sauteed spinach & onions, farmers cheese 12

seared goose liver - almond & fig brioche, brussels sprouts, apple sauce 17

pan roasted dorade - celery root & walnut gnocchi, mustard, currant caraway broth 16

braised short rib - stoemp, glazed turnips, maredsous triple reduction 16

grilled ny strip} fried potato, grilled trumpet royale, braised cippolini vinaigrette 22

cassoulet - lamb sausage, braised rabbit, scarlette runner beans 14


classic frites - hand cut, curry aioli 5
braised endive - garlic, cream, cheese 5
roasted winter squash - cranberry, almond, brown butter 5
seasonal vegetables - brussles sprouts, bacon, onions, walnuts 5
soft pretzles - currant mustard 5
What to Eat at Leopold, Opening Soon