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Since 2000, James Beard award-winning chef Carrie Nahabedian and her cousin, Michael, have brought Cal-Med cuisine to Chicago at Michelin-starred Naha. Favorites like foie gras with a tarte tatin or lacquered aged moulard duck breast are served in a contemporary, white tablecloth dining room, paired with international, French-heavy wines.

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  • Chef Carrie Nahabedian, Semi-Finalist: James Beard Award Outstanding Chef 2016
  • One Michelin star 2015-2016
  • Number 9: Phil Vettel's Top 50 Restaurants 2016 - Chicago Tribune
  • Top 10 Restaurants of 2014 — Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago's Best Mediterranean Restaurants — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 27 out of 30

Menu for Naha

Lounge Menu

Mezze, Snacks, and More

  • White Truffle Scented Natural Popcorn
  • Middle Eastern Inspired "Dips" with Housemade Pita Bread Hummus, Babaganoush, Roasted Beet and Sumac, Broccoli and Tahini, Smoked Eggplant and Fire Roasted Peppers
  • Middle Eastern Lamb "Boereg" with Demi-Sec Fruits, Candied Lemon Scented Rich Yogurt, Pomegranate Molasses and Almonds
  • Armenian "Lahmajoon" Lamb Pizza Mint, Parsley and Lemon Salad
  • Naha Chicken Wings Lacquered with Sweet Chilies, Lime and Cilantro, Salad of Pea Shoots, Kohlrabi and Radishes, Spice House "Ranch" Dressing
    One Dozen $24.00
  • "A Plate" of La Quercia Organic Prosciutto "Sylvetta" Arugula, Shaved Fennel and Bartlett Pears, Wood-Grilled Country Bread
  • "The Mezze" of Our Armenian-Greek Heritage Hummus, Babaganoush, "Tel Baneer" String Cheese, Mediterranean Greek Salad, Kalamata Olives, Spiced Beef "Basterma", Our Mother's Feta Cheese Turnovers, Cracked Wheat Salad and Housemade Pita Bread

Lunch Menu

Lunch is on Break!

Dinner Menu


  • Kusshi Oysters from Vancouver Island White Chardonnay Vinegar and Juniper Ice, Smoked Trout Roe, Tarragon and Anise
  • Barnegat Light Sea Scallops Scented with Vanilla Bean, Citrus and Spices, Roasted Fuji Apples and Celery Root Purée, French Tarbais Beans, Winter Pear and Celery Juice, Pea Shoots, Candied Lemon and "Beauty Heart" Radish
  • Late Winter Parsnip Soup Warm Bacon Flan and Slow Roasted Applewood Smoked Bacon, Spaghetti Squash, Burton's Maple Syrup, Almonds and Crisp Parsnips
  • Salad of Greencitymarket Beets Italian Frisée, Kohlrabi and Jonagold Apples, Roquefort AOC, Toasted Green Pumpkin Seeds and Apple Cider Syrup
  • Woodland Mushroom Custard Duck Egg Yolk, Broccoli and White Beech Mushrooms, Rich Cauliflower and Parmesan Reggiano "Crema"
  • Italian "Fresh" Cow's Milk Burrata from Puglia and La Quercia Prosciutto with Sylvetta Arugula, Butternut Squash and Japanese Eggplant, Roasted Almonds, Saba and Lambrusco Vinegar, Wood Grilled Rustic Ciabbata
  • Mediterranean "Greek Salad" of Mt. Vikos Feta Cucumbers, Roma Tomatoes, Chickpeas, Bermuda Onions and Kalamata Olives, Cracked Wheat Bulghur and "Our Mom's" Warm Feta Cheese "Boereg"
  • Wood Grilled Quail Confit Cockscomb, Scallions and Soft Corn 1880's Heritage Style Polenta with Crosnes, Oyster Mushrooms, O'Banon Goat Cheese and Rosemary
  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras Preserved Cherries, Hazelnut Streusel, Spiced Persimmon Brioche, French Honey Vinegar and Italian Santa Maria Nouvella Chocolate Liqueur


  • California Columbia River White Sturgeon and Manila Clams Wood Grilled Gem Romaine, Marble Potatoes and Sauce Gribiche with Local Sturgeon Caviar, Meyer Lemon, Crème Fraîche and Chervil
  • Wild Carolina Coast Striped Bass and Black Trumpet Mushrooms with Buttered Wheatberries, Fregola Sarda and Tender Leaf Spinach, Roasted Fennel Bulb, Foraged Sea Buckthorn Berries, Afghani Saffron "Rouille" Crostini and Grain Mustard "Bouillabaisse" Broth
  • Kurobuta Berkshire Pork Belly and a "Tarte Tatin" of Slow Roasted Root Vegetables Cipollini Onions and Julianna Goat Cheese, Winter Hoop House Greens, Apple Balsamic and Enriched Natural Jus
  • Wood Grilled "Prime" Ribeye of Beef Gratin of Cauliflower, Walnuts and Pink Peppercorns, Oxtail Red Wine Sauce, French Walnut Oil, Confit Shallot and Fleur de Sel
  • Braised Rabbit and Organic Carnaroli Risotto with Zucchini, Hot Smoked Red Onions and Oven-Cured Tomatoes "from the vine", Lacinato Kale, Thyme and "New Year's" Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Wood Grilled Prime Sirloin Steak "Frites" and Onions "Fondue" of Sofia Ashed Goat Cheese and Herbs de Provence Butter, Green Peppercorns and Armagnac
  • Lacquered Aged Moulard Duck Breast Foie Gras Braised Beluga Lentils, Caramelized Belgian Endive, Candied Bergamot Orange, Minus 8 Ice Vinegar and Poached Cranberries
  • Medallion of New Zealand Ranch Venison Loin and Braised Short Rib Toasted Farro and Rutabaga Purée, Glazed Pearl Onion, Spaëtzle, Wild Harvested White Currants and Chestnuts

Dessert Menu


  • Walnut Baklava Medjool Date Confiture, Afghani Saffron Ice Cream, Bay Laurel Leaf Gelée, Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lemon and Cinnamon
  • Verrine of "Riz au Lait" Rice Pudding with Lebanese Arak Liqueur, Blood Oranges and Pistachios, White Wine Granita and Toasted Meringue
  • Sbrisalona "Ricotta Cake" Sweet Polenta, Anise Scented Demi-Sec Fruits, Toasted Almonds, Pomegranate Molasses and Olive Oil Ice Cream
  • Almond Milk "Blanc Manger" Pink Grapefruit Essence, Lapsang Souchong Tea Sorbet, Winter Citrus and Petite Pearls of Tapioca
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Delice Candied Cocoa Nibs, Turkish Coffee Sorbet, Caramel and Crème Fraîche
  • New York Style Cheesecake "Crème" with Mountain Huckleberries, Meyer Lemon Sorbet, Chia Seeds and Crisp Honey Comb
  • The NAHA Sundae of Coconut Sherbet, Golden Pineapple, Lime, Sour Cream Waffle and Milk Jam
  • The NAHA Cookie Assortment of Biscotti, Macaron and Warm Baked Cookies
  • Selection of Housemade Ice Creams and Sorbets

Cheese Course

  • Sofia American Ashed Goat's Milk, Capriole Farm, Kentuckiana
  • O'Banon Chestnut Leaf Wrapped American Goat's Milk, Capriole Farm, Kentuckiana
  • Julianna American Herb Crusted Goat's Milk, Capriole Farm, Kentuckiana
  • Mont St. Francis "Lagunitas Imperial Stout" American Goat's Milk, Capriole Farm, Kentuckiana
  • Rocket's Robiola American Ashed "Italian Style" Goat's Milk, Boxcarr, North Carolina
  • Robiola Langhe Italian Cow and Sheep's Milk Blend, Piedmont, Italy
  • Meadow Melody Reserve American Raw Sheep and Cow's Milk, Hidden Springs Creamery, Wisconsin
  • Saint Malachi American Washed Rind Raw Cow's Milk Cheese, Doe-Run Farm, Pennsylvania
  • Roquefort AOC French Sheep's Milk from the Caves of Carles, France
  • Sainte-Maure AOC French Ashed Goat's Milk, Touraine, France
  • Camembert French Cow's Milk, E. Graindorge, Normandy, France
  • Tomme de Savoie French Cow's Milk, Savoie, France

Dessert Wine & Port

  • 2012 Maculan Marzemina, Madoro, Trentino
  • 2013 Wyncroft Riesling Ice Wine, Lake Michigan Shore
  • 2008 Királydvar Tokaji Cuvée, Ilona
  • 2011 Chateau Laribotte, Sauternes
  • Kopke Tawny
    10 Year $14.00
    20 Year $18.00
    30 Year $30.00
  • Quinta De La Rosa 2008 Late Bottle Vintage
  • Warre's 2003 Vintage 375ml


  • Hardy XO, Fine Champagne
  • Park
    Vsop $18.00
    Borderies, Single Vineyard $20.00
  • Bache, Gabrielsen, American Oak
  • Hennessy VSOP Privilège
  • Hennessy, Master Blender's, Selection No 1
  • Maxim Trijol
    Vsop $18.00
    Xo $25.00
  • Lherauds, Fine Petite Champagne
    Vsop $20.00
    20 Year $30.00
    1975 Borderies - 30 Years In Oak $40.00
  • Jean-Luc Pasquet, Grand Champagne

Sherry & Madeira

  • Bodegas Tradicion
    Oloroso $17.00
    Palo Cortado $24.00
  • Bodegas Yusté Aurora Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez
  • Rare Wine Co. Sercial, Malmsey, Bual

After Dinner Spirits

  • Tariquet XO, Bas-Armagnac
  • Marie Duffau Napoleon
  • Christian Drouin
    Couer De Lion Selection $10.00
    Vsop $25.00
  • Jacopo Poli Aromatico, Morbida, Pear
  • Candolini Grappa
    Bianco $10.00
    Ruta $12.00
  • Peach Street, Peach Brandy
  • Voćna Rakija, Serbian Raspberry Brandy
  • Parce 12yr, Columbia
  • Caña Brava 7year, Panama
  • Don Q, Single Barrel 2005 Limited, Puerto Rico
  • Mount Gay XO, Barbados
  • Casa Noble Extra Añejo, Single Barrel
  • Real Minero Mezcal
    Field Blend $28.00
    Largo $28.00
    Pechuga $33.00
  • Pernod, Absinthe
  • Heritage, Absinthe
  • Germain-Robin, Absinthe
  • Chartreuse Yellow, Green
  • Chartreuse VEP Yellow, Green
  • Fernet Branca
  • Varnelli dell'erborista
  • Varnelli Sibilla
  • Varnelli Fantasia
  • Varnelli Caffe Moka
  • Amaro Nonino
  • Amaro Montenegro
  • Amaro Lazzaroni
  • Amaro Cinpatrazzo
  • Balsam Amaro

Cocktails And Glass Pours

By the Glass

Champagne and Sparkling

  • MV Jacquart, Brut Mosaïque, Reims
  • MV Thienot Brut, Reims
  • MV Besserat de Bellefon Brut Rosé, Èpernay
  • MV Bisol, Crede, Brut Prosecco, Valdobbiadene


  • 2014 William Fevre, Champs Royaux, Chablis
  • 2013 Michel Glassier, Nostre Pais, Rhone Blend, Costières de Nîmes
  • 2015 Kentia Albariño, Rias Baixas
  • 2014 Hofgut Falkenstein, Nedermenniger Herrenberg, Riesling Spatlese, Mosel
  • 2014 Galerie, Naissance, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • 2009 Au Bon Climat NAHA, Private Label, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
  • 2015 Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • 2014 Casalfarneto, Fontevecchia, Verdicchio del Castelli di Jesi, Marche


  • 2015 Château Gassier, Esprit Gassier, Côtes de Provence


  • 2014 Domaine Dubois Bernard & Fils, Clos Margot, Chorey-les-Beaune
  • 2015 Château de Saint Cosme, Côtes du Rhône
  • 2011 Château Greysac, Médoc
  • 2009 Winery Arts, Number 9, Tempranillo/Cab Franc, Ribera del Queiles
  • 2013 Moroder Montepuliciano, Conero
  • 2014 Obisidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County
  • 2014 Clos du Val Pinot Noir, Carneros
  • 2012 Domaine Skouras, Grand Cuvée, Aghiortiko, Nemea


  • Seelbach Old Forester Bourbon, Combier, Jacquart Brut Champagne, Angostura & Peychauds Bitters
  • Siglo 20 Tromba Blanco Tequila, Créme de Caçao, Lillet Blanc, Lemon, Chocolate Bitters
  • Easy Breezy Sloane's Dry Gin, Cocchi Americano Aperitivo, Mandarine Napoléon Liqueur, Orange Bitters
  • Jubilee Modest Vodka, St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, Lemon, BroVo Jammy Vermouth
  • Darker & Stormier Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Lazzaroni Amaro, Ginger, Lime
  • Burn the Garden Té Bheag Blended Scotch, Rare Tea Cellars Chamomile Tea, Lavender, Egg White
  • Brandy Old Fashioned Bache-Gabrielsen American Oak Cognac, Angostura & Orange Bitters, Sugar

500 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Bistro, Modern, Refined
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (312) 321-6242
  • Private Dining Room: Yes