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About South Water Kitchen
South Water Kitchen, adjacent to Chicago's hip Hotel Monaco, is a neighborhood restaurant offering American Midwestern cooking. Our local roots run deep, so on our menus you’ll find market-inspired Midwestern fare like pork loin with butternut hotcakes, wild mushroom pot pie, and deviled eggs with applewood smoked bacon—all made with fine ingredients from regional family farms.
Chicago, IL 60601
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Tavern: 3:00pm-Close.
W Wacker Dr
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full Service menu created to order.
South Water Kitchen discounted parking available after 5pm and out by 1am, with restaurant validation.
3-6 hrs $28
6-12 hrs $32
Red Line at the Lake St
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website for upcoming special events.
South Water Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
Slightly limited and somewhat pricey lunch menu. I had a hamburger - cooked as ordered and cheese was put on burger just long enough to melt and still discernibly taste. Good local ingredients. Mac n cheese with white cheddar was a bit too "white-cheddary" for my taste. Everybody's trying to doctor up Mac n cheese, but baked with comfort (not artsy) cheese and big macaroni noodles always hits the spot. No matter what else you put in it.
I was looking for a good meal on my own near Millennium Park on a Sunday, and liked what I saw of the menu and reviews. I chose the prix fix menu, which gave you a choice of several items in each column (appetizer, entree, dessert). The food was good, although not great. What was really unpleasant was how long each course took to reach me. The restaurant was nearly empty, and the servers seemed to spend their time chatting with each other. They were friendly enough, but I don't understand why everything took so long. If you're in company and enjoying speaking to each other in a leisurely meal, then this might be just the place.
I don't usually write reviews but our dining experience was so exceptional that I need to give feedback. Our table was ready when we arrived and were given a friendly welcome. It was our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. The chef offered a special appetizer. Our waiter, Emir, was knowledgeable, helpful and always responsive but also gave us our space. Other staff were attentive AND THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE! Everything was served hot and delicious! We look forward to returning soon.
Solid Loop dining option. Has been in business 15 years. Good burgers. Nothing my party ordered was special or spectacular, but it was tasty. Portions not too big or too small. Service was good until the waitstaff kept asking me if I was done, repeatedly, apparently because others in my party has finished eating their meals. There were plenty of open tables and was not the when there would be a staff shift, so I found that just annoying. Especially once I was done, and clearly signaled I was by moving my empty dishes to side of the table for clearing & waited & then had my credit card out, then waitress took off before I could hand credit card to her.
The cocktails were interesting and some of the menu items were unique, such as a vegan pea soup that was light, creamy, and absolutely delicious. Perhaps the best salmon I have ever had in a restaurant. The service had just the right blend of attentiveness without disruption. It was an enjoyable experience.
Bad experience. We left after appetizers to eat elsewhere. Restaurant practically empty at 8 pm on a Saturday night. Understandable. Mediocre to inedible food. Over-smoked bitter shiitakes in pea soup that was too starchy. Inedible plastic-like hard cheese bits in the mac and cheese -- we are still wondering what they were, or if it was a mistake. Deviled eggs were decent, but honestly it's hard to mess up a hard boiled egg. Don't understand the positive reviews, we will not be back.
We ate here for our anniversary and prior to attending Hamilton. My wife has a variety of food allergies and they addressed all of them. We returned the following day for lunch and the Maitre dess obviously remembered us and simply gave my wife the gluten free menu. This was impressive because the night before was a pretty busy Saturday dinner night.
Came here for my friends 21st birthday brunch with a group of 15 girls and everything was great! Fast service, great food, and they even brought out a round of mimosas (on the house!), bowls of fruit and treated us to cake at the end for the birthday. Will be back
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