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Zealous - CLOSED


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US$41 - US$80
American, International

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Ever-changing Soup
Polynesian Chopped Salad Of Romaine
hearts of palm, panko crusted tiger shrimp, macadamia nuts
Gravlax Of Loch Duart
beets, garam masala fried brussel sprouts & crispy pappadam
Szechuan Blue Crab Cakes
grilled bok choy, soy mayo & hoisin glaze
Flatbread Of Spring Lamb Meatballs
zaatar, local ramps, french feta & mint yogurt
Taco-dosa Of Blue Goat Cheese
roasted cipollini onions, fragrant tomato curry
Short Stack
of mango pancakes with hudson valley foie gras, sunnyside-up quail egg and savory carame sauce
Roasted Beets
baby greens, spiced hazelnuts, french feta, greek yogurt with hazelnut vinaigrette
Chefs Cheese Assortment
a selection of three cheeses and one savory creation
Potato Roll
of braised kurobuta pork belly, kimchee & charred octopus
split charge of $8.00 for a la carte entrees
Sesame Crusted Chilean Sea Bass
with pan-fried rice noodles and red coconut curry sauce
Roasted Halibut
with savory cabbage, white beans, confit fingerling potatoes & blood orange emulsion
Seared Sea Scallops
smoked freekeh, date puree & marcona almonds
Grilled Loch Duart Salmon
with pear-kohlrabi savory tart & apple cider nage
Grilled Beef Filet
braised short rib with exotic mushroom-potato lasagna & truffle reduction
Prime 16 Oz. Rib-eye
with creamed spinach gratin and truffle potato croquettes
Braised Kurabuta Pork Cheeks
chimichurri broth, special chickpeas & spring vegetables
Korean Style Fried Miller Farm Chicken
sticky rice cake & fuji apple-pickled daikon salad
trio of duck breast, confit leg, foie gras, cannellini beans & roasted garlic-herb crostini
Eggplant Gateau
with greek style green beans, petite tomato and feta cheese salad
Truffled Mashed Potatoes
Garlic-romano Cheese Fries
Szechuan Green Beans
Brussel Sprouts
with pancetta and balsamic glaze
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place is amazing. Wide open, contemporary and amazing food. We had appetizers, salad, and the main course I had was scallops. They were the largest scallops I have ever eaten, and they were delicious. Our desserts were amazing, and it came with basil ice...More

Date of visit: October 2012
Thank shelley g
Reviewed 23 December 2012

I have been to Zealous several times over the past two years. The wait staff, food, presentation and surprises are great. However, after three visits the magic is gone. The menu is static. The restaurant is slightly off the beaten path and the same old...More

Date of visit: October 2012
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

zealous is quite good--in a fairly contemporary buildout, and an almost traditional cooking style-- fine ingredients, carefully prepared and plated, appetizing with interesting--not quite traditional but not nouveau or shocking combinations. on the night we were there recently the room was 3/4 filled--an older and...More

Date of visit: September 2012
Thank joeljcj2
Reviewed 23 August 2012

I like this restaurant because there is never too many people here, and you get the attention you deserve. The food is decent (although I wouldn't give it a Michelin star), and the service is very good. The cocktails are well prepared. Overall I would...More

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank goodgenes5
Reviewed 22 July 2012

We came here afte a Riverside Theater performance of La Soiree. An easy 2 - 3 block walk thru a new upcoming neighborhood. We really enjoyed the crab cake appetizer and the lamb flat bread was also tasty. We shared a main course of duck...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank colduser
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Yesterday five of us dined in Zealous; the atmosphere, the food, the wine list and the service were all first-rate. We liked dining in a civilized place where we could actually hear each other without shouting. As Chicago residents, the only qualm we had was...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank Rami Y
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Went for a graduation dinner. I was surprised the room was not more full on a Saturday night. But the food was excellent-freshly prepared, nicely plated. Drinks were excellent. Service was really good and the staff including the chef who came out to say hello...More

Date of visit: June 2012
Thank patnovak
Reviewed 30 March 2012

We went here for my sister's birthday. The atmosphere is really cool especially if you have a large party they put you in a "plant" enclosure. The service was great but the food was...meh. I spent most of the night having the waiter explain things...More

Thank MerSloan
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Just came back from Zealous and will never return Went there with a buddy. Tonight is Thursday. We arrived at 5:30 - place was 99% empty. I made the reservation to use my Groupon and via open table. I know there is often a problem...More

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank kkrow
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Just back from Zealous and knew I needed to describe my dining experience. We arrived at around 7:45 and waited one hour for our appetizers (which were mediocre at best). after waiting 45 minutes, I finally said something to another waiter and then still waited....More

Date of visit: March 2012
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