Naha

500 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610
312-321-6242
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Description:

Carrie Nahabedian’s white-tablecloth space shows a certain nostalgia for fine dining past, with its civilized, luxurious atmosphere. Nevertheless, the kitchen’s dazzling innovations display finesse and vision in dishes sculpted around premium ingredients procured globally and locally. For example, a generously portioned foie gras appetizer sits atop a tarte Tatin, which incorporates the flavors of pineapple quince and cranberry to boost the foie’s rich indulgence. A venison entrée benefits from juniper berry juice, pork belly, candied pecans, and parsnips in several textures. Not too loud, not too flashy, Naha comes off poised and elegant. Expensive but excellent wines.

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Dishes We Liked

Yukon potato gnocchi, braised oxtails and chorizo, Sofia cheese, eggplant, red pepper, and quail egg ($15); Hudson Valley foie gras with pineapple quince, tarte Tatin, poached cranberries, walnuts, vinegar, and licorice root ($27); New Zealand venison with juniper berry juice, pecans, parsnips, wheatberries, bacon, and argan oil ($47); farm plate of roasted quail, veal sweetbreads, coddled duck egg, cockscomb, hen of the woods mushrooms, sunchokes, grits, and sauce Arabica ($38)

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Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L Mon-Fri, D Mon-Sat.