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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: 4:30pm - 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, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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
I ordered from the gluten free menu , informed server I was gluten free and was served something with gluten nonetheless. It was either the sauce on the pork shoulder or the 'flourless' chocolate cake. I suspect the former based on the timing of the onset of my symptoms. I was very ill. I won't go back.
We have passed this restaurant many times, and this was our first visit. We thought from the outside it would be a "dive" or at best very plain inside. We were wrong. This is a very nice restaurant - it looks upscale inide. And the food was delicious and very reasonably priced.
We've been to the restaurant before and given the distance to my hotel and convenience on a cold day, thought we would go to the same place. We had a reservation for a Friday evening and it was not busy so were seated right away. I had the chicken with baby carrots as my entree and it was flavorful. We enjoyed our meal.
SWK was selected for a business dinner due to flexible menu and location. SWK was conveniently located, has a great atmosphere, etc. The service was very good. Three of the five of us were very satisfied with dinner. One person didn't care for their meal at all. The drink menu and beer/wine selection was very good. 1/2 bottles of wine on Monday night is a nice benefit.
I attended a show in the theater district and decided to look up reviews of restaurants in the area. The reviews were very good and so I decided to give South Water Kitchen a try. I have to admit this was very good experience. The decor, food, drinks and service were all very good. I would recommend this restaurant to others.
This was the first time we have been to South Water Kitchen. We had a large party of 9, with a couple of vegetarians and a picky pre-teen. Everyone enjoyed their meal (the best of our visit) and the service was awesome. This will become a regular stop when we are in Chicago!
When visiting Chicago at Christmas we search out restaurants that are within walking distance of our motel as we ride the train in from Michigan. This was close to our motel. We had a great unique breakfast and actually liked it so well we returned for lunch the next day. Will be on our list for the next visit to the city.
Took a client to a late dinner at SWK after unable to get a rez at Petterino's. My client was in from South Carolina & not used to Chicago weather. My client is a vegetarian & loved everything about SWK. Our meals were reasonably priced, the service was well paced & friendly, and we did not feel rushed in any way. My only quibble was the lack of valet parking on a cold night. SWK is in the Hotel Monaco; when I contacted the hotel about valet parking I was advised that the service is provided to hotel guests only. Other than that, the evening was perfect.
We had a group of 10 and it was very helpful to be able to make a reservation for breakfast (which can be hard to do in the Loop on a weekend). Our server, Sean, was great - super friendly and efficient in taking care of our large party. Most of us stuck with the classic Two Eggs breakfast and the food was tasty and plentiful and they have a kids menu (including crayons!).
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