We are excited to announce Aba, a new restaurant with a rooftop patio from Chef CJ Jacobson and the team from Lettuce Entertain You restaurants opening late spring at 302 N. Green Street in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. In addition to Aba, the restaurant will share its third-floor space with The Dalcy, Lettuce’s largest private event hall.
Aba (which means “father” in Hebrew) will be an extension of Chef CJ’s first restaurant, Ēma (which means “mother” in Hebrew), incorporating Ēma’s Mediterranean-style of cooking with a larger focus on steak, raw and chilled seafood in addition to mezze and vegetables. Aba’s menu highlights may include dishes like Beef Tataki with yuzu honey soy, Hummus with sea bass ragu, Skirt Steak with harissa jus and parsley butter and Thai Snapper with fried artichoke, preserved lemon and tomatoes. The Mediterranean influence will also be seen in the beverage program which will be crafted by LEYE Divisional Wine Director, Ryan Arnold and Mixologist, Liz Pearce (from The Drifter here in Chicago). The restaurant space is meant to give off vibes of a Mediterranean summer featuring an abundance of lush greenery, French street lamp pendants, large dining room skylight and a 200+ seat rooftop patio.
About The Dalcy:
Rustic meets elegance at The Dalcy, a 6,000-square foot private event hall with direct access to Aba’s 4,000-square foot rooftop patio to party al fresco. The venue includes original design elements from the historic landmark building, including brick walls, wooden and steel trusses and arched windows, and is lined with velvet drapes, ivory shears and Italian porcelain floors. The Dalcy can accommodate up to 600 guests and is the ideal setting for cocktail receptions, weddings, social gatherings and corporate events. The menu features modern American fare and a well-curated wine and cocktail program.