Snaggletooth | Lakeview | Seafood | Restaurant

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Hours: Sunday 8 AM-4 PM, Wednesday-Friday 7 AM-4 PM, Saturday 8 AM- 4 PM
Closed Monday, Tuesday

Price: $$

Compact deli from original C Chicago chef Bill Montagne, featuring tartines of cured fish and schmears.

Restaurant Details

This fish-centric sorta-deli from original C Chicago chef (and former Le Benardin sous chef) Bill Montagne serves seafood every bit as fresh and attractive as it was at that overpriced tanker. The emphasis here is on creatively cured, radiantly colored fish sold by the quarter pound from the display case that greets you as you enter. Jasmine- and pastrami-cured trout and lime-cured hamachi are just a few options from the rotating selection. Montagne stands in full view at the counter, slicing shimmering, translucently thin sheets from the fillets like a surgeon, arranging them with dabs of mustard and Greek yogurt-based schmears infused with things like black-lime nori and spiced mango pickle. But that's not all. About the only thing the pair don't make in house are the bagels, sourced from New York Bagel and Bialy, upon which you can smear schmears along with things like fig jam and other house-made preserves. But possibly the best use of those bagels are the tar tines—the pastrami-cured trout dotted with microgreens conceals a schmear made up of seared, pureed kimchi piled on pumpernickel. It's one the most visually stunning and delicious things I've ingested all year. You'll also find brunch and lunch specials (trout Benedict, the tomato-egg dish shakshuka), as well as small bites such as the season's first asparagus, served with a jiggling sunny-side up egg. Read more >>

Mike Sula

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Price: $$

Payment Type: Accepts cards

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