deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel
deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel

deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.decarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3125735160x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast (6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.); Lunch (11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.); Dinner (5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.), Sunday Brunch (10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.);

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Mark Payne
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering at 312-573-5180
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Illera 3125735160x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Michigan Avenue
  • Public Transit: CTA Bus Stops: 151,145,146,147
    Close to Chicago Red Line Stop
    Cabs Plentiful
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet; Self-Park at Water Tower Place; Street Parking
A word from deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel
The casual elegance of art deco and brasserie-inspired cuisine come together in deca restaurant + bar – a new dining scene on the Magnificent Mile in The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel.

The recent recipent of a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award, deca celebrates the latest culinary trends with inventive twists on classic dishes. Executive Chef Mark Payne’s market driven menus showcase the ingredients from farmers near and far with his innovative cooking style.

The authenticity of the cuisine and the warmth of a stylish, comfortable setting is enhanced by approachable and personable service making for a memorable experience morning to night.
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deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)fit for foodies (25)romantic (24)neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (13)scenic view (13)good for groups (10)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Wonderful experience
    FamilyguyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was of the highest quality. Our waiter Ahmad was super attentive and kind to our family. We have been dining here for 15 years. In all honesty, the quality of the dinner was the best ever!! Great wine.the kids loved their food also. Please try this restaurant out!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    DskoochVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was top notch. Food was very good. I haven't been to the Four Seasons in years and I miss the way the old dining room was. This is basically located off the lobby/bar area, so there's no privacy. Sort of weird. Takes away from the ambiance and romance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always amazing food & service
    KMando
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Awesome as always - even with a 7 year old in our party. They cater to all with the class & service expected at Ritz-Carlton. Never a disappointment. You can close your eyes, point to anything on the menu & have an amazing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything we tried was wonderful. Definitely a unique menu, which sorta scared me at first, but everything we tried we liked. The scallops were to die for and the filet mignon was perfectly done. The desserts were worth investigating. We couldn't find anything to complain about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful time!
    SbSuzanne
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fabulous ambiance and great food! I loved that it was very quiet and open to the view of the beautiful lobby. We also really loved the outdoor bar and live music in the lobby. Added some nice touches that made the whole evening very enjoyable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food service wine
    Wineanddance
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was delightful. Service staff spectacular. Would like to see a more diverse wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dine at Deca - Drink on Dec
    comidadelrey
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    On Sunday, I had an eggs Benedict and my mom had the Waygu burger. Hint: Order the "Why not?" donuts! Then we went on the Dec for a Bloody Mary. You have your own pot of coffee. It was fabulous. A beautiful open space. For local Chicagoans, it is a nice staycation! (Except, of course, having to run out and move the car after 2 hours, but that's the fault of the city, not Deca - wish there were parking - just needed an extra 15 minutes or so).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deca-decadent
    Paula
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is great. The service from the check in to the check out all was well synchronized and professional. The food was tasty, but the choice is perhaps a bit limiting for anyone wiht a "less mature" palate. Loved the seafood and the chicken is to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great venue for business lunch
    kerpa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my 2nd visit for a business lunch. The first visit was part of a successful visit to where I work, and I have hopes that this lunch will be part of success too! Everything about the lunch was fine - broad selection of choices, including healthy choices, and the chef is to be commended. One quibble - there was no signage or direction from the waiter or host directing us as to which of the three bank of elevators to use to get to the ground level.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Deca. The food was very good and prepared perfect as requested. We were surprised wend the desert come with happy birthday written on the plate in chocolate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably good
    Em9876VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been dining here for years and it is never a disappointment. Top quality and great service...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-anniversary
    jbridgeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service was fantastic and we were always served with a genuine smile. They comped our 1st round of drinks and gave us chocolate truffles with the check to help celebrate our occasion, which was a very nice thoughtful touch. The squash ravioli was overpriced for the portion as well as the somewhat bland presentation. The steak tartare was much better. Our split salmon entree was amazing. It was perfectly cooked and the mustard crust made for one of the best salmon dishes I've ever had. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant being open to a lobby in the hotel, however it wasn't much of a mood setter with the bright lights. Overall, great experience, but I would probably leave it at a one time experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Chris
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First, the city view from the bar is terrific. Because of bad weather, we were not able to walk on the outdoor bar area. The service was outstanding. We had a waiter that was absolutely charming and attentive! And the food was just incredible. I had the rack of lamb and my friend had the salmon. Both were very delicious. I would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deca Restaurant-Ritz Carlton
    Greene
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    What a wonderful dining experience! My wife and I recommend the French Onion soup as an appetizer. As far as entrees, my wife had the mustard crusted salmon and I had the scallops, with both of us having the sautéed baby spinach as a side. In one word, it was all "scrumptious." If you are ever in the Chicago area, especially, if you are staying at the Ritz-Carlton, for an excellent Chicago dining experience, you need to go no further than the 12-floor lobby at the Ritz-Carlton.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience
    Starr
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great for romantic dinner. My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday dinner and the place has great ambience and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Lovely Ambience
    MBS58VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The lamb shank, featured on Thursdays was melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious. The 10 layer chocolate cake is a good reason to go as well,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening Out
    CC60
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We enjoyed our evening dinner at Deca. Great suggestions from our waiter. The onion soup was a generous portion and not salty, just as we like it and piping hot! The filet mignon was tender and appetizingly served. The chocolate cake dessert was to die for! Ambience was beautiful at the Ritz!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Eric
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food quality was not up to par for an establishment of this caliber. All dishes were bland and uninspired. I was not aware it was possible to remove all flavor from foie gras.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A favorite
    Food4fun
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Wonderful for dinner, deca is also great for lunch. Terrific salads; try the Lyonnaise or the deca, add shrimp, chicken, or beef if you want something more substantial. Excellent fish choices, great sandwiches, outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Expensive to be in a Lobby
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Deca was an OK experience. The food was tasty (although not really terrific). In addition, the prices resemble fine dining which is simply not consistent with a brasserie that is located in the lobby of a hotel. For example, my lamb was $34, desserts are $9, coffee is $5 and soup was $12. Also, I felt like the menu was very difficult. There was not one salad that truly sounded interesting and the only non fruit dessert was a 10 layer chocolate cake.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was horrible, food was ok.
    RancheroVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were seated in a semi-private room with one other table of about 12 people (it felt like they had a private room and we were intruding). We booked our reservation well in advance so not sure why were not seated in main area. Our waiter first came to our table after about 20 minutes but never showed up again. We went to manager and asked for a new waiter or at least a beacon to let him know we still existed. We had an asst mgr as our server rest of night and it was clear that she was trying but lacked server skills. Food was ok but way over-priced. The final kicker was the inability of the valet to locate our car. We will not be returning to this restaurant and will not recommend to others.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Just A Hotel Restaurant
    Food4fun
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and service are consistent, the menu changes for the season are welcomed. We had the scallop carpaccio to start, and it was a beautifully constructed dish with a delicious sauce, followed by the superb trout served amandine with green beans, all complemented by a wonderful Sancerre available by the glass. My only quibble is the berries served with the excellent mango sorbet were a little underripe. Personable server made it fun too. Not just for hotel guests-if you live in the area, it's a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not recommend it.
    Elle
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service good, food choice limited , buffet style very limited choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Bib Gourmand experience
    daria03
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Delicious food at reasonable prices (for a Bib Gourmand list member). Try the Saturday beef bourgignon. Exquisite service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kjl22VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The service here was impeccable, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the foie gras and the scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Just fair hotel experience. Not excellent or prpoportionate to the price or reputation of Ritz Carlton. Won't go back for a long time. Service not prompt. Could be more creative on menu. Subdued atmosphere is fine, but it is really boring. Must do something to spice up the atmosphere without losing the soft feeling. THough not crazy expenvie, I would spend my hotel dining money elsewhere - Godfrey...?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Price and location a problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    While the food was very good (scallops, steak frites, salmon, deca salad) the pricing was much too high. The restaurant seemed to play off being at the Ritz, but it was essentially in the large lobby area and felt like any hotel restaurant in ambiance. A glass of wine was $16, and that was for a wine that was $9.99 a bottle at Binny's. With so many amazing restaurants in Chicago, there's no reason to pay that much for a name. The desserts were just OK (chocolate cake; profiteroles). Service was friendly but spotty. Even though only two other tables were filled, we were looking for wait staff. While I'd love to have the main dishes again, they're pricing esp. for cocktails is prohibitive given the ambiance and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mehh..
    decareview
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Went there yesterday for brunch with some friends. Food tasted good, but not great. Same with the service. In fact, our waiter kept coming to take our plates away even though we weren't done. The restaurant itself is in the Ritz lobby, it doesn't have its own place so kind of feels like eating breakfast at a chain hotel, except the fountain is nicer. Being the Ritz, we had expected more. Overall experience was underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    Nursechantel24
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Wonderful, tasty dining experience each time we ate there! The Wagyu beef burger was out of this world!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Service was excellent! The food was overcooked. It seemed to be taking longer than it should've with a mostly empty restaurant and when the food came out I could see why. Steak and Bass were both overcooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 653 reviews are from the deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel reviews archive.
  • Wow, the Dec
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I had a reservation with a business colleague at Deca but found out that the Ritz had opened their out door Dec restaurant so we opted to sit there. What an amazing experience....this really is The Ritz in 2014.... Lovely menu....delightful service! So much fun sitting perched over the Gold Coast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining after the Play
    Tina
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The ambience is wonderful. The food is creative and delicious. The service is great. The wine list is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely disappointing brunch
    2redshoes
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Seriously bad service, and mediocre food. Extremely disappointing, especially for a Ritz-Carlton. With a confirmed reservation, we waited 20 minutes for a table. Then another 30 minutes for orders to be taken, and then only after we made a request to the hostess, and close to an hour before food arrived, although one of our party of 4 was served his entree almost 10 minutes before anyone else's arrived. Mostly tepid when it came. It took almost 2 hours in total, and when we were ready to leave, I actually had to get up from the table to find someone to get us a check. I was entertaining people who are special to me, and I was embarrassed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre show dinning
    ChicagoLoop
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was good..I had the Saturday special of bouf bourguignon and my husband had the fillet. Both were good but the fillet was better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DecAdent Deca
    4happydinersVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Food was fabulous., and service was good. Great hotel restaurant and wonderful location with great food for us Chicagoans.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    trynewthings
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    My experience at Deca was interesting. The food was good but the service by our waiter was pathetic. I expected much better service. The waiter appeared rushed. He did not take the time to answer our questions on the menu. When asked for recommendations, he would give only one option etc., etc. I don't believe I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Skippy
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    In the lobby of a very elegant hotel, the service, menu and food quality was first rate. You won't be comfortable in very casual attire, so leave the cutoffs at home. 95% of the men that were in the vicinity were wearing a jacket. A very nice atmosphere, a somewhat straight forward but not necessarily simple menu and perfect service made this an easy and enjoyable ride. It is fun to see classics like steak tartare and foie gras on the appetizer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deca-dent in style
    Marischinojerry
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The ambience and food were both stellar. I was able to hear our conversation. The staff were friendly and prompt. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Chicago
    LisaNaples
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We ate at several of Chicago's fine restaurant's over our 3 night stay, this was by far the nicest meal. We were celebrating a 40th & 50th Birthday and had flown in from Florida and the UK, there were 8 in our party we were seated promptly (a fist on this trip) The service was excellent but the food was outstanding all of members of the party receiving exactly what we ordered and cooked to perfection (another first on this trip) our waiter was attentive knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely return to the Ritz and eat at Deca without a moments hesitation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took great care of us
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My partner and I went there for breakfast to celebrate our wedding day. The meal was outstanding and the service was extra special. They went above and beyond to help us celebrate our big day!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.