Permanently Closed - Grassroots Grill (fka Deleece)

4.3
1368 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Pre/post Theatre
This restaurant is permanently closed. Grassroots Grill is a neighborhood spot serving simple, seasonal dishes all made from scratch. Whenever possible, we buy meats and produce locally with a focus on Southwest Michigan farms.

The menu has something for everyone. 14-day dry aged steaks and burgers. Organic, cage free chicken. Sustainable salmon from North Atlantic farms and mussels from the Prince Edward Islands Reserve. We serve wild caught Great Lakes fish, delicious house-made pasta and a seasonal risotto that vegetarians adore. “Fresh just tastes better”

The kids’ menu features the same high quality meats we serve adults, like Kaminsky Farms meat for kids’ burgers and Harrison’s Poultry organic cage free chicken for kids’ tenders.

Come enjoy the simple, seasonal scratch menu as we bring the freshness and relaxation of Michigan’s Harbor Country to the Southport Corridor.

We serve dinner every night, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.
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vipClassylady
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a great time on NYE at this restaurant. Food was great, service was fantastic, and we are all sad to see them close.

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DebbieB
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre- theater meal. We waited a bit to be seated and meet our server, but things went well after our server appeared.

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vipWonderful
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner before the theatre, and the servers were very attentive to our time. The food was outstanding. We shared an appetizer of the Sweet Potato and Carmelized Onion Tart--wonderful! Our entrees were the Striped Bass en Papillote and the Chicken Breast--again, wonderful, and huge portions! We then shared the exquisite apple cobbler--made on order, and loaded with apples and cinnamon. Overall, we loved it. This is not our first time at Grassroots, and it certainly will not be our last. Thank you for a great meal and experience!

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Xmas
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was Xmas so there was a prix fixed menu. I thought the portion on the fish my son had was small for the price, but overall good food and good atmosphere. Very good cocktails as well.

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vipRakes
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner, prix fixe style. I was so happy not to cook for the holiday. The portions were generous but not absurd. Everything was delicious. My husband had the top loin and I, the gnocchi. The side dishes were great and I cluses in the prix fixe. The service at our table was excellent. The dinner price was so much more reasonable than other places I had seen. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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EricG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great evening out. Friendly staff. Good food. Pre and post theatre crowd so plan for that. Bar can get a little backed up but a true neighborhood gem.

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littlebigCHIeater
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great -- wonderful atmosphere, delicious food -- but the service is always the very best part of dining at Grassroots. Absolutely the best service I've ever had at a restaurant, every time.

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vipLisaB
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the holiday and had dinner before seeing a show at the Music Box Theater.

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vipLeslie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner.

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Leah
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and OMG, the brussel sprouts were THE best I have ever had!!!!!

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! The service and food were outstanding! A great place for a special event.

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ChrisK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food ! Enjoyed the experience a lot.

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JGBH
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Grassroots before and this was near the top of my list when I realized I'd be having Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant this year. Thank you for giving us a cozy spot to celebrate with a great holiday meal.

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JimboL
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place and try to go everytime we see at show at the Mercury Theatre or a movie at the Music Box. The Buffalo Cauliflower will make you believe you can be a vegetarian.

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ArleneT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, good food, service adequate and a good dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Very fresh and well prepared.

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ValerieC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and the staff was wonderful. Our server Val did a great job. Food was great!

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KathyK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat, great food, great service! Exceeded our expectations

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Jake
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience. Even when there was an issue with the pancakes, they brought out some beneigts. The staff was wonderful.

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vipPaul
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

It's a great place to go before theater or movie next door...and I will go back, but I found the service to be VERY slow this time, and, when I requested a roll or some bread to go with my salmon, I was brought a piece of rye bread (not classy but ok....fine) and THEN charged $1.00 for the bread. That was pitiful....and I was not warned about it....a decent restaurant that should be above such a cheap charge.

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CaseyA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The food was delicious, and portions a good size. I would have been more then happy just having the Brussel sprouts for dinner - yum!!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazing. Very tender. Best Moscow mule I’ve had ever. Salad and soup incredible

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vipNancyG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here because of the proximity to the Mercury Theater but I think we will be back. The food was very good. Our waiter, Jake, provided menu assistance that proved on the mark and our party of four enjoyed the walleye and the salmon. All in all, I would definitely recommend Grassroots Grill whether your plans include the theater, or not!

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Lovefood31
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our time. We were sold on a nice steak of which seemed just a bit tough. But everything else was delightful.

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vipcygnet
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. Extremely knowledgable wait staff. Interesting twists on old standbys. Great place to go before or after movie or theater next door.

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vipalwaysamazing
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was a good neighborhood eatery

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vipTeresaO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great. The drinks are great. The service was outstanding. This is our new favorite family restaurant.

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LeeM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beignets are excellent at brunch. And don't miss the tuna tacos. Iced tea is made from Lipton bags, a big no-no at this level of dining. Dessert list a bit disappointing.

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RandyK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great at Grassroots. They use a lot of local food, so it's a good sustainable choice. They have a specialty drink which goes with the current show at the Mercury Theater next door. Service was quick and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food once again was perfectly prepared. The walleye was crisp and fresh and the salmon was prepared spot on. Given a lot of competition around their location, we will be returning soon. A great gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The space is beautiful! Unfortunately service was very slow. For a table of 5, our entrees came out one by one and the hollandaise sauce on my friend’s eggs benedict was cold and the consistency of mayonnaise. The rest of our food was good but didn’t make the wait worthwhile. It was also my birthday and our server was kind enough to bring us a delicious brownie cheesecake which was the highlight of our time there.

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Jasonh365
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner before a concert at Wrigley Field. I ordered Salmon and black rice as did her boyfriend. It was very good! Done perfectly and presentation was very nice. Daughter ordered Macaroni and Cheese. She says it was the best she ever had. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. Great location easy walk to Wrigley Field. Highly recommend.

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vipAmber
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time we've dined at Grassroots Grill and each time we've been pleased! First time was a large group, 2nd a small, and 3rd just the two of us, but food and service have been excellent regardless of the # of diners. It's a perfect place for dining before or after a theater event, or for just a relaxing meal with friends. Their menu is limited and changes with what's in season, which makes each dish delicious! Their cocktails are also different and delightful. You can tell they put much thought into making it a dining experience without being outrageously expensive. I highly recommend Grassroots Grill!

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vipLinda422
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went there for pike, it was over cooked as well as veggies
Open table gave it 4 stars, not even close

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MayerB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Attentive service and delicious chicken dinner. In combination, a lovely evening!

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vipEatoutalot
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my neighborhood treasures !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Cobb salad was excellent. Very fresh tomatoes, fresh leafy greens, crisp onions, avocado, crunchy bacon and a perfectly hard boiled egg, plus the added steak was perfectly cooked. I’d highly recommend this dish to anyone looking for a healthy option. My friend seemed to enjoy her Mac and cheese as well.

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Gabrielle
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! Made sure we had a great experience

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Sandra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food friendly staff...,I highly recommend this restaurant.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for brunch! Enjoyed the food very much. Great service too!

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