This was our second time at
This was our second time at Deleece, and we enjoyed it as much as our first visit. We started with the calamari which was very tender and flavorful. for our entrees we had the pork chop and the lamb shank special. The pork chop was very good, if not pertucularly unique. The lamb shank was rich and hearty, a good choice on an unusually cold April night. The wine list was reasonably priced with a nice selection of domestic wines.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place, I have
I love this place, I have been a fan since it was in the original location down the street. I had not been for about a year and just re visited the chef is new and the food was fantastic. We sat at the bar and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, atmosphere and
Great food, atmosphere and service. Wonderfull time and we will be back
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Deleece has amazing food and a great atmosphere. I have been there numerous times and they have never disappointed.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, just loud
This was a last minute reservation so I didn't expect much. The food was fantastic as was our waitress. Our only complaint was simply the acoustics. We found ourselves nearly shouting to hear each other. I know there is nothing that can be done so keep in mind, this is great for friends. If you want an intimate atmosphere, this isn't it.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had very good meal before heading off to a wonderful show at The Mercury Theater next store. The food was impressive and the service was great.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fabulous from the appetizer to dessert. Very beautifully presented, as well.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been going to Deleece off and on since they first opened north of Irving Park on Southport. Always consistently very good food. I even went with some somewhat spoiled wealthy country club types who complimented me on my excellent choice of restaurants.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly service, great food.
We brought friends who immediately let us know they were glad we'd picked the place--they should have been! Clean plate club all around! We all had different appetizers, entrees, and desserts, And we were all delighted. A bit noisy, but though the tables are close together, we felt free to have a free-wheeling conversation. I happened to be sitting so that i could smell the other entrees and knew we would all be delighted with the duck seafood pasta, and the seared tuna. Each with a distinct fragrance to enhance the meal! Kudos to Deleece. Oh, and getting the check--they brought it right away but didn't rush our leaving though we sat another 30 minutes.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting and well prepared
Interesting and well prepared food. Friendly service.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good friendly service, good
Good friendly service, good food selection, pricey.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our toddler out to a Saturday night dinner and our waiter was incredibly accommodating. The hostess sat us in the perfect area to box in our energetic toddler and the waiter was very prompt at getting the little guy his dinner before we ordered ours. All of the staff were very friendly. I always have great service when I dine here for any occasion and the food is always amazing!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, drinks & atmosphere
We were bringing a younger couple with us out on their first night in Chicago, and we were worried that some of the entrees might be a little pricey. But it was very well worth it. We ordered the specials and multiple martinis (my boyfriend was going to shake the bartenders hand, and I ordered the "Pearish the Thought") - and the lamb that day fell off the bone, just as the waiter said it would. I ordered the duck - and the rest of my party ordered the seared tuna and steak. Great spot on Southport - and I heard the brunch was great too. Not to mention, Southport is a really fun area so it's perfect for dinner and drinks.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Family Dinner
After having an amazing time at Deleece earlier this month for a special wine pairing dinner we made reservations for a family dinner. Six of dined tonight, all with vastly differing tastes and each one of us loved our meal. Deleece has an outstanding menu; truly something for everybody, in fact several dishes were really appealing to me as I perused the menu. Everything was cooked well, high quality, large portions and very reasonable prices. Good wines, beers and cocktails available as well. Deleece has a nice ambiance and service is so warm and friendly. The new chef (Ernesto) is really talented and has elevated the cuisine. Deleece is rapidly becoming one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants and we will certainly be returning soon.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Excellent Service
We love having Deleece in the neighborhood! It's a nice change from the pubs/bar food w/o being too stuffy. The brunch is really delicious too!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite
Deleece has become our new favorite when we are visiting family in Chicago. The appetizers are all intriguing, since I know the chef's marriage of diverse flavors will not disappoint me. As I sample, I marvel at how the flavors and textures work together so marvelously.
The portions were very geneous, and the main dishes I have tasted are as flavorful as the appetizers. Last Friday, my Ahi tuna was cooked just right, and Deleece is the only place I will order this dish. Other family members oohed and ahhed over their chicken and pork chops. Desserts--I love chocolate and the Triple Chocolate is one of my favorite, especially the ice cream sandwich --crunchy homemade cookie, rich ice cream, fresh-smooth chocolate outside: a symphony!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid neighborhood place with
Solid neighborhood place with an interesting and creative menu. A big plus for their beer selection on bottel
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prix Fixe Shines!
Having been to Deleece previously, I was not surprised to have a very delicious meal. This time, the cost of the meal made it even more enjoyable. The 3-course, Prix Fixe ($25) was outstanding. Gazpacho with watermelon, avocado, and shrimp? Yum. Lemon risotto? Superb. Strawberry rhubarb trifle? Excellent! And these were just MY choices. My partner had three different, equally as scrumptious, options. Prix fixe meals will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the summer, with the menu changing depending on availability of local ingredients. I'll be back!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like the 'new' Deleece so
I like the 'new' Deleece so much better than the one further north on Southport. This is a hugely improved, wonderful restaurant.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there
Will definitely be back. Great food, great experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot- don't overlook it
Great atmosphere, food and service. Will definitely be back.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Deleec was recommended by a friend and she was absolutely right. The food was terrific and the service was outstanding. Friendly and helpful from the time we walked in and until we left. The salmon with ginger pear sauce was amazing.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose Deleece to celebrate
I chose Deleece to celebrate my birthday with friends. We had a group of 10 people and went on a Sunday night. We were quite surprised when we were literally one of only two tables with patrons in the whole restaurant. An empty restaurant is usually a bad sign, so we were nervous. However, we were pleasantly surprised by delicious entrees and pleasant, prompt service. Among the 10 of us, we tried probably 5 different entrees and no one left disappointed. We also tried the beet salad, lobster bisque, and treated ourselves to the nutty banana dessert (delicious!!). I'd definitely go back. I know they are more known for brunch, so that will be my next stop there!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Should be called DEEEEELISH
Have not been to the new space until last Saturday nite
WOWSEEE deeeeelish service ambiance and food excellent
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deleece was Dee-lish
Although my wife & I had been to almost every good restaurant in our neighborhood, we had somehow overlooked Deleece and decided to try it for the first time on her birthday. We were not disappointed!
We both had the specials of the night. Hers was the red snapper, an amazingly generous serving beautifully plated. Even though I am a large guy, the filet special was both superb and ample.
A definite 5 star outing and a well-deserved place on our "must return" list.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patient and Good!
We went to dinner here on 8/24. We had a 6:30 reservation, but our friends didn't arrive until almost an hour later. The staff was very accomodating and patient with us as we waited for them, including allowing us to be seated at our table. The food was well-prepared and very tasty. Our server was very pleasant and helpful with decisions on wine and food. Overall, a very good experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always worth a visit
This is a gem. The creativity and presentation of each portion of the meal is comparable to many high end restaurants in the city. But, Deleece is moderately priced and really delivers. Entrees combine flavors in a delicious way and it appears that every attempt is made to use fresh seasonal ingredients.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Party!
Had a wonderful dinner at Deleece celebrating a birthday. Could not have been better...really! It was magical. The table (patio), the drinks (great), the food (sublime), the server (fantastic). Will definitely return...hopefully very soon!!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deleece is De-lish
Worth going to even if you aren't going to an event at the nearby Music Box or Mercury theatres. Good food well presented, great bread, timely service, reasonable prices.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deleece is consistently terrific.
Deleece is consistently terrific. The menu is broad enough for a variety of eaters, and it provides a much appreciated escape from the typical bar fare on Southport. While I miss many of the old menu favorites from their earlier location, it is my go-to place in Lakeview.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best eggplant ever!
The new vegetarian options are fantastic! Even if you've been here before, go again -- always rewarding.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food ,good wine, a very
Good food ,good wine, a very nice restaurant,attentive service.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing outdoor dinner
This restaurant was perfect for dinner after work. We travel to Chicago periodically and will put this on our list of preferred restaurants. The risotto was delicious and the outdoor dining on a beautiful evening very pleasant.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful for pre or post theater plans! Highly recommend!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around great
Delicious food that was well presented and knowledge, efficient service
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff have been consistently professional and overall, excellent. They know the menu , can recommend wines or cocktails and are prompt and professional without hovering or rushing you. Joyful.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A simplistic but comfortable
A simplistic but comfortable restaurant. The menu had a variety of dishes to choose from. Our party of four tried two different appetizers, the warm onion tart and the asian beef lettuce wraps. Both were delicious. We all had different dinner entres and enjoyed each one. The service was excellent no rushing. We had plenty of time to get to the theater.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love to go to Deleece for their delicious salmon, but other entrees are just as good. The wait staff were super helpful and our 3 yr old grandson had a great time. Thanks Deleece!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just a soid Wrigleyville dining experience. Owners truly care about their locas, and makes such a difference.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the Deleece Signiture Salmon. It was delicious. My date and I both had the Arugula salad and also very nice. He ordered the Fish Special of the evening and not so good. He ended up returning this Tile fish in tangerine sauce and they were very gracious about bringing him the Signiture Salmon. Except his wasn't near as good as mine? They might have been rushing to get it to him because it was not caramelized. He also bit down on a shell that was still on a nut in the salad. These were not big issue's for us but we were shocked to learn the manager was the owner's wife and not concerned about anything--he was just as aware as the others what happened. Luckily the upbeat and friendly staff made up for him.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is professionally done. There is no doubt about. Great service as well
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Friendly Brunch
We dined there with a party of 9; with 4 children under the age of 6. They have a kids brunch menu (a rare find in the city) and made accommodations to make blueberry pancakes or chocolate chip pancakes for the kids, though it wasn't on the menu. They have real Crayola crayons for coloring and put the kids' meals in first. The food was great and we actually all enjoyed ourselves which can be a challenge with kids. We will be returning for sure!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal of the year
We went to Deleece for my husband's birthday dinner. We had not been to this location since they moved from their old location a little farther north and this was one is a little classier, I'd say. We ended up sitting at the bar despite there being plenty of tables open because it was comfortable and the bartender was so knowledgable. We both got fish dishes (salmon and tilefish) and agreed that they were pretty much the best meals we had all year. We also enjoyed the brussels sprouts and a the mousse dessert, along with plenty of wine and cocktails. We had a great evening and will definitely return.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious without being ridiculous!
The food was very fresh and well prepared but not ridiculously trendy or unnecessarily complicated. The kind of place where you know you will always get a good meal. Go. I think you'll like it.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found you on line close to the theater where we had tickets. It was a fabulous meal! I'm telling the chef at our own Piper Restaurant in Holland about you. You compare favorably and that is a real compliment.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!
At the last minute, we decided to forgo the cooking and cleaning and make a reservation at a restaurant. After looking at some menus online, Deleece seemed like the perfect choice. They offered a little something for everyone. The food was delicious, the restaurant wasn't very crowded, our food came quickly. Unfortunately, our server did not really warm up to us until the middle of the meal and at the beginning was a bit awkward and somewhat rushed and rude. (I'll chock that up to a long day on the job.) Overall, our party of five determined that we made the right decision. Deleece gave us a memorable experience this Thanksgiving! :)
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is consistent
This restaurant is consistent in both the quality of the food and the service. It has a great menu and we have never had a bad experience when dining at Deleece.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice to be back
Hadn't been to Deleece since they moved to their spiffy new space. Lovely spot, nice lunch, good service. I hope their diner business is busier because we were the ONLY table there for lunch. Duck BLT was fabulous
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
it's all about the food
I had the steak frites with mushrooms... my boyfriend had the chicken.....I can't decide which one I like more. everything was cooked perfectly.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a favorite. The meals have always been fantastic and the service is great!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM