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Tour Fulton Market’s New Rooftop Restaurant and Bar from Lettuce Entertain You

Aba and The Dalcy open on Thursday

The view from Aba.
Barry Brecheisen
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Fulton Market remains a construction zone, but three floors above street level on top of Beatrix, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has built a rooftop restaurant and bar with a private event space that offers an escape with gorgeous views of the city. Aba is chef CJ. Jacobson’s counterpart to Ēma, his River North restaurant, and he’ll also serve a Mediterranean menu in Fulton Market. The cocktails are from bartending superstar Liz Pearce, known for her drinks at The Drifter in River North. The private event space is called The Dalcy. Everything opens on Thursday.

Aba is a 4,000-square-foot dining room and patio area with fire pits and fireplaces at 302 N. Green Street. There are tons of plants and French street lamp pendants inside with skylights meant to make customers feel like they’re summering in the Mediterranean. Diners will slice through prime cuts of lamb and halibut with harissa crust and mushroom sauce. Red beet tzatziki is a bright take on an old favorite.

There’s no shortage of private event spaces in the West Loop and Fulton Market for weddings and parties, and now Chicago’s largest restaurant company has entered the market. The Dalcy is Lettuce Entertain You’s largest private event space at 6,000 square feet with room for 600 people for reception-style events.

Walk through the space below. The spaces open on Thursday.

Aba, 302 N. Green Street, open for dinner 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; bar open 4 p.m. to midnight on Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday; rooftop open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Welcome to Aba.
A large dining room with a glass roof and lots of green plants
Check out that skylight.
A restaurant interior with natural wood and lots of plants
This is a spin-off of chef CJ Jacobson’s Ema.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago
Liz Pearce (The Drifter) is creating drinks served at this bar.
A corner nook.
Aba’s chef’s table.
The private event space has room for 600 guests for receptions.
The space is big and airy.
There’s plenty of green life inside.
A bar with lots of plants hanging overhead and a sunny outdoor space behind it.
Don’t look at the light, Marian.
Fire pits and fireplaces give the space life during cold weather.
An expansive restaurant rooftop space
A sleek look above Fulton market.
The roof is partially enclosed.
Visitors can see the building formerly-known-as the Sears Tower from the roof.
Prime cut char-grilled lamb chops with garlic, burnt oregano, and freekeh.
Red Beet Tzatziki (horseradish, dill, and finger limes)
Mango G&T with Ford’s gin, mango, honey, tonic, and lime
Blueberry Spritz (Beefeater gin, blueberry cordial, lime, and bubbles)


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