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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 can accomodate groups of 10-50 in our spacious, newly remodeled River Room. Our large bay windows provide a breathtaking view of the Chicago River making this gorgeous space the perfect setting for any occasion, large or small.
South Water Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
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
The restaurant was accommodating for our large party of 13. Service was phenomenal, prompt, knowledgeable of the menu to provide details of what it is to make recommendations, and all the food was brought out at the same time. There were some inconsistency with the way some of the dishes were seasoned. For example we ordered 2 garlic fries, 2 sweet potato fries, and 2 pretzels. Pretzels were great, however one batch was harder than the other. Same with the two sets of fries, one set was very well seasoned and the other was not. We had 2 sets of slider as well and one set was covered in sauce, to the point the bottom buns were soaked, and the 2nd set was fine.
The food was ok, not great and the prices for the quality were outrageous. I don't like to bad mouth restaurants. I know how hard it is to get things right. But this place was just an awful all around experience. Maybe this is just a Sunday thing. I have read other bad reviews from people dining her on Sundays. But that's no excuse. If you want blah food from a tired, unenthusiastic wait staff that's overpriced, then take your chances with this place. Otherwise you can go to just about any other place in the neighborhood and fair better. Seriously, I don't understand the open table ratings on this one. At best this is a solid one to two stars.
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