Chicago's Swimming in Lenten Fish Specials

Friday Lenten Specials
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:58am

For many Chicagoans it's no-meat Friday time. Lent is upon us and that means Friday fish (and vegetarian) specials! There are many, many to choose from, so here's an extensive round-up:

18 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 578-0763
Artichoke Hearts, tomato, caperberry, kale, caper aioli ($18)
Apple Taleggio Totellini, walnut and mint pasta, charred apples, mushroom ($16)


Birchwood Kitchen
2211 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
Peppers and Egg Sandwich: scrambled eggs, marinated red peppers on baguette, served with greens salad ($7.50)
Goat Cheese pickled beet, fresh goat cheese, walnut pesto, arugula on baguette $11
Smoked Salmon Salad house smoked salmon salad with arugula on a toasted bagel $11
Grilled Gruyere onion jam with mustard roasted kale on sourdough $8
Avocado Citrus avocado with red onion, citrus relish, cashew crema and cilantro on toasted multigrain $7.50

Ceres’ Table
3124 North Broadway, Chicago, IL
(773) 922-4020
Mushroom Risotto, sautéed mushrooms, thyme, red wine sauce, parmesan cheese ($18)

Grillhouse by David Burke
1301 American Ln, Schaumburg
(847) 517-1600
Grilled Yellowfin Tuna, orange, green beans, black olives, celery root puree ($28)
Oven Roasted Whole Branzino, fennel, cherry tomato, herbs, lemon caper ($29)

Lush Wine & Spirits
2232 W. Roscoe St, Chicago, IL
1412 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
(773) 281-8888 / (312) 666-6900
Gourmet Spanish Tins of Seafood (Matiz Gallego Pulpo (octopus in olive oil), Matiz Gallego Sardinillas with sweet piquillo peppers and Ortiz aged tuna in olive oil - $12 each) 

Marion Street Market
100 S. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 725-7200
Spicy Crusted Whitefish, granny smith apple, fennel, radish sprouts ($19) 
Seared Diver Sea Scallop, pickled sweet red onion, corn shoots ($30)  

Piccolo Sogno
464 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL
(312) 421-0077
Barbabietole, Mixed beets, shaved fennel, imported buffalo, ricotta, greens, citrus infused oil ($11)
Stracci Di Farro, Farro flour pasta triangles, mushrooms, asparagus, garlic, truffle oil ($17)

Piccolo Sogno Due
340 North Clark St, Chicago, IL
(312) 822-0077
Tonno, Ahi tuna grilled rare, eggplant caponata with olives, raisins and pine nuts, rapini ($28)

Pizza East
113-125 N. Green St., Chicago, IL
(312) 754-6920
Eggplant pizza with tomato, mascarpone, pesto ($13)
Whole cauliflower, lemon, yogurt, chili ($10)

River Roast
315 N. LaSalle St, Chicago, IL
(312) 822-0100
The Big Fish, served crispy or fire roasted.  Serves two ($42) 
Boatload of Veggies, market fresh vegetables roasted to perfection ($22) 

Roka Akor Chicago
456 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
(312) 477-7652
Yuzu Miso Marinated Black Cod with Pickled Red Onions ($34)
Deluxe Sashimi Platter (Market Price)

Seven Lions
130 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 880-0130
Black Cod, acorn squash, ricotta gnocchi, maitake ($28)
Cauliflower Steak, toasted barley, wild mushrooms ($18)

401 N Wabash, 16th Floor, Chicago, IL
(312) 588-8030
Selections from the a la carte Lunch Menu:
Burgundy Truffle, Asian Pear and Hazelnut Salad ($19)
Smoked Sea Trout, Pickled Apple, Charred Leek and Frisee ($20)
Maine Lobster, Roasted Fennel, Vadouvan Carrots and Potato Gnocchi ($37)
Roast Halibut, Celeriac, Chestnuts and Sauce Vin Jaune ($32)
Dover Sole, Wilted Greens, Cauliflowers and Pine Nut Grenobloise ($35 per person, serves two)

State and Lake Chicago Tavern
201 N State St
(312) 239-9400
Lake Perch Tacos, avocado puree, cabbage slaw, cilantro lime vinaigrette, wood grilled salsa ($14)
Kale Salad, buckwheat groats, almonds, blood orange, warm bacon-golden ($9)

Taco Joint
158 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL
1969 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
Poblano Pepper and Egg Torta with vegetable escabeche and black bean salsa spread ($7)
Baja Taco beer battered tilapia fillet, arbol chile-slaw ($3)
Rajas Taco reamy tomatillo salsa, roasted poblano peppers and onions, black bean salsa, queso fresco ($3)
Ceviche Taco poached shrimp, lemon-serrano vinaigrette, avocado, cucumber, pico de gallo ($3.50)
Chile Relleno egg-battered roasted poblano pepper, queso panela, roasted tomato salsa, crema, queso fresco ($3).

Ten Mile House
1700 Central Street, Evanston
(847) 905-0669
Herb-Basted Grilled Salmon, mixed greens, asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, french feta, lemon-garlic vinaigrette ($16)
Today's See-Food, we saw it, it looked good, so we cooked it (market price)

The Allis
113-125 N. Green St., Chicago, IL
(312) 521-8000
Breakfast: Lean sandwich egg white, tomato, almond aioli, greens ($8)
Lunch: Roasted vegetable sandwich, mozzarella, pesto, baguette ($8)
Evening: Charred carrot hummus ($7)

The Boarding House
720 N Wells St, Chicago, IL
(312) 280-0720
Mushroom Risotto, parmesan, marcapone and porcini cream ($21)
Scallops, kohlrabi, concord apple, pickled mustard seeds, guanclale ($30)

The Florentine
151 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL
(312) 660-8866
Fazzoletti Herbed Pasta, yellowfin tuna, tomatoes, olives, white wine, oregano ($28)
Agnolotti, mushrooms, mascarpone, charred red onions, arugula, pine nuts ($28)

The Gage
24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 372-4243
Today's Fish and Chips, Guinness Batter, Malt Tartar Sauce, Lemon ($17)
House Smoked American Sturgeon, Frisee, Confit Potato, Charred Shallot, Fennel, Dijon Vinaigrette, Trout Roe ($16)

The Happ Inn
305 Happ Road, Northfield, IL
Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich: Spicy remoulade, lettuce, tomato, onion, hoagie roll ($15)
Wood Oven Roasted Whitefish: Lemon, fresh thyme, sauteed spinach ($17)
Fish 'n Chips: Tecate beer battered tilapia, french fries, house made tartar sauce ($15.50)
Crab Cakes: Jumbo Lump & Claw Meat Crab Cakes, warm lentil salad, dijonaise ($23)
Fish 'n Chips: Tecate beer battered tilapia, french fries, house made tartar sauce ($15.50)

Twisted Spoke
501 N. Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 666-1500
Shrimp Po'Boy, tasty marinated shrimp, lightly breaded to order, tomatoes, crispy cabbage, cajun tartar sauce, toasted garlic french bread ($12) 

The Meatloaf Bakery
2464 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
(773) 698-6667
Omega-3 Loaf ™ Wild caught Alaska salmon; rich and fluffy with a hint of lemon, parsley and dill. Topped with wasabi mashed potatoes and served with fresh lemon-dill yogurt sauce (Loafie: $2; Cupcake: $9.95; Tart: $49.95)

Unite Urban Grill
1450 West Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 455-8900
Lake Superior Whitefish, served with grilled lemon, olive oil and thyme ($17)
Vegetable Ratatouille, stewed vegetables, tomato broth and herbs, topped with goat cheese ($16)

1400 W. Randolph St , Chicago, IL
(773) 583-0500
Mushroom Pho, Rice Noodles with Tofu, Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts, Jalapeño & Thai Basil ($12)
Wheat Berry Bibimbap, Steamed Wheat Berries Served Warm with Vegetarian Kimchi, Eggplant, Cucumber & Avocado ($10)

Weber Grill
539 N State St, Chicago, IL
2331 Fountain Square, Lombard, IL
1010 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg, IL
Planked Parmesan-Crusted Lake Superior Whitefish served with Fresh-cut Fried Potatoes, Coleslaw and Lemon Aioli and Malt Vinegar for dipping ($20)

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18 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Acanto is a central meeting place for those who love Italian food and an approachable dining experience.
Acanto Chicago - Italian Restaurant
3124 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
1301 American Lane, Schaumburt, IL 60173
(847) 517-1600
Chef David Burke now brings his award-winning and celebrated culinary offerings to Schaumburg, Illinois. Featuring seasonal, local and organic ingredients and Burke delivers a unique experience.
2232 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618
1412 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
100 S. Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60302
Marion Street Cheese Market blends the offerings of a cafe and wine bar with a marketplace of artisan cheeses, meats, chocolates, wine, beer and more.
Marion Street Market
464 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
Piccolo Sogno features a menu of fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine with an impressive all-Italian wine list.
Piccolo Sogno
111 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
A Chicago Tavern Featuring American Cuisine and craft beers.
1969 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614
158 W Ontario, Chicago, IL 60654
Regional Mexican Street Fare in Lincoln Park and River North.
113 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
Breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea and evening aperitivo drinks and snacks
151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
The Gage is the iconic gastropub on Michigan Avenue across from Millennium Park featuring refined tavern fare and libations in lively, welcoming atmosphere.
2464 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
A tasty twist on your favorite comfort food. Take-out, eat-in, delivery and catering too!
501 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
539 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Over 50 years of grilling expertise goes into our Award-Winning Burgers, Slow-Smoked Regional BBQ, Hand-Cut Black Angus Steaks and Grilled Seafood items.
Weber Grill Restaurant

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