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  • Italian, Seafood
  • 1015 N Rush St, Chicago IL60611 41.901285 -87.627429
  • (Btwn E Oak St & E Bellvue Pl)
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  • (312) 994-7100
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Breakfast

Amandas Pastries

Served With A Choice Of Black Currant Jam, Vanilla Honey, Fior Di Latte

Chestnut Coffee Cake    4.25
Lemon Pound Cake    3.25
Kouign Amann    3.00
Cornetti plain   4.50
chocolate, ham-provolone   5.00

Traditional Fare

Continental Breakfast assorted pastry board, choice of juice and drip coffee   20.00
European Breakfast la quercia ham, prosciutto cotto, milano salami, feta cheese, american spoon mustard, toasted focaccia   20.00
Steel Cut Oatmeal farro, ricotta crema, steeped plums, walnuts   10.00
Nico Granola yogurt, seasonal fruit   10.00
Calvin's Pancakes seasonal fruit, burton's maple syrup   13.00
Two Eggs Any Style with roman gnocchi, and a choice of bacon or cotechino verde   16.00
Soft-Scrambled Eggs peperonata, prosciutto, focaccia   16.00
Dungeness Crab poached eggs, zabaglione, toasted focaccia   24.00

Italian Fare

Swiss Chard And Prosciutto Stratta fontina, creamed leeks, poached egg   17.00
Braised Tuscan Kale poached eggs, pancetta, polenta   16.00
Cotechino Sausage lentils, fried eggs, salsa verde   17.00
Trippa Alla Romagna chickpeas, kale & fried eggs   14.00

Autostrada Sandwiches

All Come With Patate Al' Nico

Grilled Artichoke burrata, pinenut-mint pesto   14.00
Olive Oil-Poached Tuna roasted fennel, arugula, pickled lemon, tonnato   14.00
Mortadella & Genoa Salami caciocavallo cheese, castelvetrano olive tapenade   13.00
Nico Breakfast Sandwich porchetta, fried egg, pickled red onions, salmoriglio   17.00

Sides

Seasonal Fruit    9.00
Patate Al' Nico    6.00
Cotechino Verde    8.00
Crispy Bacon    8.00
Creamy Polenta sweet or savory   8.00

 

Lunch

Soups

Minestrone poached egg, pancetta, parmesan   9.00
Leek & Celery Root lobster, kumquat, chives, olio verde   13.00

Salads

Escarole And Gem Lettuce Salad anchovy-buttermilk vinaigrette, orange, pistachio   12.00
Marinated Beet Salad salame toscano, frisee, clockshadow caprino, mint   15.00
Cappon Magro smoked salmon, caper, anchovy, prawn   18.00
Bresaola Salad squid, cauliflower, shallot, horseradish gremolata   16.00
The Nico Cobb grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, tomato, gorgonzola, and hard cooked egg, over a bed of market greens   22.00
with hanger steak   29.00

Fett'unta

Tuscan Style Bruschetta Sandwiches; Served On Sliced Ciabatta. Sandwiches Served With A Choice Of Fries Or A Salad

Sardine In Carpione bacon, braised leek, charred onion yogurt   15.00
Lobster Club bacon, tomato, avocado, grilled red onion   17.00

Autostrada

Italian "Freeway Style" Sandwiches; Served On Ciabatta Buns. Sandwiches Served With A Choice Of Fries Or A Salad

Artichoke stracciatella cheese, pine nut-mint pesto   14.00
Tuna roasted fennel, arugula, pickled lemon, tonnato   14.00
Genoa Salami italian provolone, mortadella, olive tapenade   13.00
Porchetta marinated eggplant, basil aioli, pickled red onion   16.00

Pasta

Spaghetti tomatoes, calabrian chile, garlic, basil   13.00
Tagliolini clams, leeks, chile   18.00
Rigatoni northern ragu   17.00

Piatti

Bar Harbor Mussels vermouth, almond butter   16.00
Fritto Misto Di Pesce roasted market vegetable, crispy carrot, caper aioli   25.00
American Red Snapper olive oil poached potato, blood orange, castelvetrano olive   35.00
Chicken Saltimbocca cider braised shallots, rapini, apple, smoked potato   22.00
Cotechino Sausage lentils, fried egg, salsa verde   17.00
Bistecca Al' Nico braised beans, arugula, pecorino   19.00
Salt Crusted Branzino roasted peppers, almond, basil  lb 48.00

Crudo

Hog Island Oyster lime gremolata, charred jalapeno   4.00
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Blue Marlin seaweed sott'olio, star grapefruit, scallion   18.00
Striped Jack radish, bird chile, lemon vinegar   20.00
Hamachi hen of the woods, pomelo, celery leaf   20.00
Bigeye Tuna fennel, breadcrumbs, ice wine vinegar   20.00

 

Cortese Massone Piemonte 2013   12.00 48.00
Barbera nebbiolo/brachetto correggia "solo" piemonte 2013  11.00 44.00
Nebbiolo Produttori Del Barbaresco Piemonte 2010   22.00 88.00

 

Regional Lunch Series $25

Per Person. Mon-Fri: 11am-3pm.

Antipasti

Peperone E Oliva Ripieno baccala, red endive, creamy bagna cauda   

Piatti

Raviolo Con Tuorlo D'uovo swiss chard, black truffle, parmesan broth   
Bollito Misto pork shoulder, beef tongue, salmoriglio, cotechino   

Dolci

Chocolate Budino olive oil, trufflebert hazelnut, sea salt   
Earl Grey Gelato three scoops   

 

Dinner

Antipasti

Little Gem Lettuce hearts of palm, currants, crispy anchovy, creamy pecorino vinaigrette   14.00
Burrata Al Tartufo beets, carrots, parsnips, warm sherry vinaigrette   18.00
Swordfish Involtini toasted almond, fennel mostarda, winter caponata   18.00
Bar Harbor Mussels vermouth, almond butter   16.00
Fritto Misto Di Pesce roasted winter vegetables, carrot chips, caper aioli   25.00
La Quercia Prosciutto gnocco fritto, radish, clock shadow, black currant-pepper jam   19.00
Warm Beef Carpaccio pomegranate, black trumpet mushroom, parmigiano   17.00
Glazed Veal Sweetbreads salt roasted beet, smoked olive, pistachio   18.00

Crudo

Island Creek Oyster celery, champagne vinegar   35.00
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Hog Island lime gremolata, charred jalapeno   4.00
Hog Island Oyster osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Bay Scallops fermented chile, black lava salt, meyer lemon   21.00
Suzuki page tangerine, dill, habanero   18.00
Madai Snapper kohlrabi salsa verde, mint   18.00
Blue Marlin seaweed sott'olio, star grapefruit, scallion   18.00
Kanpachi crispy potato, smoked banyuls, frisee   18.00
Striped Jack radish, bird chile, lemon vinegar   20.00
Hamachi (1 year) hen of the woods, blood orange, celery leaf   20.00
Bigeye Tuna foie gras pastrami, green apple, ice wine vinegar, olio nuovo   27.00
Saba Mackerel grilled romanesco, oregano, limequat (limited availability)   21.00

Fett Unta

Stracciatella brussels sprouts, lemon honey, trufflebert hazelnuts   14.00
Baccala Mantecato dungeness crab, celery   18.00
Cappon Magro smoked salmon, caper, anchovy, prawn   18.00
Sardine In Carpione bacon, braised leek, charred onion yogurt   15.00
Grilled Persimmon & Chicken Liver carrot-shallot pickle   16.00

Pasta

Cialzons smoked arctic char, golden raisin, ricotta salata   21.00
Melted Leek triangolini nantucket bay scallops, black trumpet mushrooms   25.00
Orecchiette bigeye tuna, broccoli rabe, chile pepper, pecorino romano   19.00
Paccheri calabrese sausage, zolfini beans, hama hama clams   21.00
Lobster Spaghetti    

Pesce Del Mercato

Lb.

Pan Seared Dover Sole capers, grapefruit, dill   59.00
Salt Crusted Branzino hearts of palm, meyer lemon-prosecco butter   48.00

Piatti

Braised Sturgeon artichoke, borlotti bean, escarole, creme fraiche   32.00
Pan Roasted Red Snapper olive oil poached potato, blood orange, castelvetrano, ciabatta   40.00
Sardinian Style Seafood In Brodo langoustine, lorighittas, saffron-garlic broth   35.00
Chicken Saltimbocca cider braised shallots, rapini, apple, smoked potato   22.00
Braised Short Rib salt roasted celery root, roman gnocchi, gremolata   39.00
Nico Dry-Aged Ribeye calabrian chile butter, hen of the woods  lb 45.00

Contorni

Jota braised sauerkraut, pancetta, beans   9.00
Pickled Artichokes Alla Giudia fennel aioli   8.00
Grilled Chicories pepperoncino, walnut, balsamic   7.00
Patate Al'Nico pecorino pepato   6.00
Soft Polenta taleggio, chives   8.00
Baby Carrots puntarelle, fried chickpeas   8.00
Perigord Black Truffle Supplement $30

 

Tasting $125

Per Person. Wine Pairing $75.

Antipasti

Vermentino, Cantine Lunae, Liguria 2012

Chef's Selection Of Crudo    
Baccala Crostini royal osetra caviar   
"Pinzimonio" beets, sunchokes, sage, meyer lemon zabaglione   
black truffle supplement per guest   30.00

Primi

Orecchiette bigeye tuna, broccoli rabe, chile pepper, pecorino romano   
gamay noir, lappiere, morgon 2013   
Langostine Lasagnette squid ink, swiss chard, creme fraiche   
gamay noir, lappiere, morgon 2013   
Stuffed Pappardelle milk braised pork, carrot, black truffle   
black truffle supplement per guest   30.00
sangiovese, montesecondo "tin", tuscany 2009   
Farro Pici duck ragu   
sangiovese, montesecondo "tin", tuscany 2009   

Secondi

Salt Crusted Branzino hearts of palm, meyer lemon-prosecco butter   
viura, r. lopez de heredia, rioja 2004   

Dolci

Prosecco Affogato apricot sorbet, burnt honey gelato   
prosecco, santome, veneto   
Chocolate Crespelle citrus, coeur de guanaja, blood orange sorbet   
brachetto/moscato, elio perrone, piemonte   

 

Brunch

Antipasti E Insalate

Salads & Starters

The Nico Caesar grilled chicken, olives, cherry tomatoes, market lettuce   19.00
Gem Lettuce Salad avocado, orange, pistachio   12.00
Hand-Dipped Ricotta apple, honey, almonds, nico granola   12.00
Stracciatella Fett'unta brussels sprouts, lemon honey, trufflebert hazelnuts   14.00
Salmon Lox Benedict poached eggs, prosecco-dill zabaglione, pickled carrot salad   18.00

Piatti

Mains

The Nico Burger lobster salad, avocado, pickled fresno chile, gem lettuce   25.00
Oven-Baked Pancake cranberry compote, pistachios, fior di latte, burton's maple syrup   15.00
Soft-Scrambled Eggs peperonata, prosciutto, olive focaccia   16.00
Porchetta Autostrada Sandwich marinated eggplant, basil aioli, pickled red onion   16.00
Bistecca Al' Nico braised beans, arugula, pecorino, fried egg   22.00
Calabrian Sausage & Shrimp Hash red fingerling potatoes, fried egg, breadcrumbs   17.00
Ham Chop & Eggs creamy polenta, roasted tomato vinaigrette   22.00
Spaghetti Carbonara bacon, egg yolk, bottarga   17.00
Rigatoni with a northern ragu & poached egg   17.00
Tagliolini clams, leeks, chile   18.00

Dolci

Amanda's Pastries

Fresh Italian Doughnuts    5.00
House-Made Croissant plain   4.00
ham and provolone / chocolate   5.00
Kouign Amann    3.00
Lemon Pound Cake    3.25
Chestnut Coffee Cake    4.25
Chocolate Pecan Scone    4.00
Breakfast Pastry Abbondanza    16.00
an assortment of pastries served with fior di latte, black currant jam & honey vanilla   16.00

Contorni

Sides

Polenta sweet or savory   8.00
Steel Cut Oatmeal ricotta, farro, prune, walnut   10.00
Breakfast Potatoes    6.00
Italian Breakfast Sausage    8.00
Crispy Bacon    8.00

Raw Bar

Puffer's Wellfleet Oyster celery, champagne vinegar   3.50
osetra caviar supplement   10.00
Chilled Lobster half lobster. served with horseradish creme fraiche, remoulade, nico cocktail sauce   18.00
Black Bream satsuma mandarin, dill, habanero   20.00
Madai Snapper kohlrabi salsa verde, nasturtium   18.00
Blue Marlin seaweed sott'olio, star grapefruit, scallion   18.00
Aji Mackerel hen of the woods, blood orange, celery leaf (limited availability)   20.00

Offal

Trippa Alla Romana chickpeas, kale, tomato   14.00
Cotechino Verde lentils, sunny-side egg, salsa verde   17.00
Beef Tongue In Brodo grilled squid, hen of the woods mushrooms, poached egg   16.00

 

Cicchetti Menu

Available From 11am Until Kitchen Closes

Roasted Castelvetrano Olives orange and rosemary   7.00
Charcuterie In Vaso chicken rillette or salmon mousse, pqb lavash   10.00
Nico Spicy Trail Mix cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios, marcona almonds   8.00
Salumi & Mozzarella marinated mozzarella, mortadella, salame milano, la quercia prosciutto   18.00
Quartetto Di Formaggi honey, candied nuts, walnut-fig toast   23.00

Cocktails $13

Migration luxardo amaro abano, wild turkey 101 rye and giffard pamplemousse. warmth for winter. served on a large rock with singed rosemary.   
Gilder ch vodka, ginger apple sorbet, hazelnut and prosecco. served up and bubbly.   
Swan Dive george dickel no. 8 tennessee whisky, grilled grapefruit juice, citron, spices and smoked salt. shaken. tall.   
Sherri Valence plantation 3-star rum, hibiscus-infused lillet blanc, a touch of px sherry shaken with fresh lime juice. a rich, refreshing daiquiri, served up.   
Starlight old forester bonded bourbon, medley bros. bourbon, lazzaroni amaretto, maple and pomegranate shaken with citrus and served tall.   
Nico sipsmith gin, amaro braulio, cocchi americano and mineral water. served on a large rock (a la negroni) with a squeeze of fresh lemon peel.   
Old Worlds cinnamon and roasted fig-infused peloton mezcal, punt e mes vermouth and cappelletti aperitivo. stirred until chilled.   
Chestnut roasted chestnut-infused buffalo trace bourbon, fresh lemon juice and chestnut honey. shaken, served on ice and topped with grated nutmeg.   

Birra Alla Spina $7

Off Color Brewing "Trabucco" Lager chicago il   
Brickstone Brewery "Hop Skip Nim Drunk" dipa bourbonnais, il   
Solemn Oath rotating seasonal, naperville, il   

Birra Imbottigliare

Metropolitan Brewing "Krankshaft" Kolsch chicago il   7.00
Menabrea E Figli Amber Piemonte italy   7.00
Half Acre Beer Company "Senita" American IPA chicago il  (16oz) 8.00
Off Color Brewing "Troublesome" Wheat Ale chicago il   7.00
Three Floyd's Brewing rotating seasonal, munster in   7.00
Revolution Brewing rotating seasonal, chicago il   7.00
Founder's Brewing Co. Porter Grand Rapids mi   7.00
Birra Tenute Collesi "Nera" Belgian Strong Dark Apecchio it  (500ml) 18.00

Wines By The Glass

Glass Pours

Prosecco santome, veneto   10.00
Sparkling Rosé Of Lagrein bortolotti, friuli   14.00

White

Verdicchio collestafano, castelli di matelica   12.00
Pinot Grigio terre di gioia, friuli   10.00
Cortese massone, gavi, piemonte   12.00
Garganega buglioni "il disperato", veneto   12.00
Pecorino Marramiero Superiore Abruzzo    15.00
Assyrtiko Or Athiri sigalas, santorini, greece   12.00
Kerner strasserhof, alto adige   15.00
Chardonnay Or Sauvignon Blanc maria masini, toscana   13.00
Sauvignon chardonnay/ribolla gialla jermann friuli   22.00

Red

Piculit Neri bulfon, friuli   15.00
Barbera nebbiolo/brachetto, matteo correggia "solo", piemonte   11.00
Cabernet Franc cabernet/refosco, castallargo, friuli   13.00
Nerello Mascalese Benanti "Rosso Di Verzella" etna sicily   13.00
Sangiovese sagrentino, napolini "rosso dei monte", umbria   10.00
Aglianico molettieri "cinque querce" irpinia campania   13.00
Magliocco balbium, calabria   15.00
Mavrotragano mandilaria, sigalas, santori   16.00
Nebbiolo produttori del barbaresco, barbaresco, piemonte   22.00

 

Nico Osteria
1015 N Rush St
Btwn E Oak St & E Bellvue Pl
(312) 994-7100
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