South Water Kitchen
Salmon was excellent. GermanSalmon was excellent. German chocolate cake was the winner of our dessert selections; lemon pound cake was a little dry and unflattering. Service was prompt, friendly and knowledgable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, fresh foodWehave eaten here a few times and love it. Fresh, healthy green salads, delicious main dishes that are not overly greasy or salty like most restaurants, just nicely flavored. We had salad and scallops with ginger carrot purree- really great. Cocktail menu is fun, too. I find that it's hard to find restaurants with truly wonderfully, freshly made food, no matter what price range, but this fit the bill. We'll be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent. Cocktails are over-priced.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Theater StopThe service and food were outstanding. Unique drinks and dishes made brunch very special before going to the theater.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!We had a great dining experience at South Water Kitchen. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was very relaxed and inviting. My husband and I found the "duck for two" to be awesome, perhaps the best duck we ever had! Our companions enjoyed the pasta and eggplant dishes. I was pleased to find that SWK lived up to the reviews that were posted on Open Table.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a breakfastGreat place for a breakfast meeting...very pleasant service and healthy breakfast options. Our server was very friendly...nice way to start the day!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service,Excellent food and service, the waiter was knowledgeable about both food and wine. I'd definitely go back.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AM"Energetic" bar area can diminish"Energetic" bar area can diminish dining experience. Overall, food and service was great, tho.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great as wasThe service was great as was the food. It was our first visit to South Water Kitchen and we will definately go back!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was quite good andThe food was quite good and a fit for the diverse area. The mushroom ravioli was excellent. The wine list could use a few more mid level choices. The costs ranged from almost $60 for a base bottle of wine to $130 for a Freemark Abbey. The desserts were yummy and devised eggs relish!! Our server was solicitous and helpful. Definitely a return if I'm back at the Hyatt.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks to the three J'sThe three J's were the wonderful staff that sat my teenage daughter and myself in a cozy booth downstairs. Jill, the greeter, Juan the maître, and Jair the waiter. The food was superb, I had the salmon and my daughter a salad with chicken. We came early and could see the different types of people enjoying lunch from workers to daters girls lunch out to general guests. We then walked to Macy's (Field's) a couple blocks away and enjoyed a Michigan Avenue walk.
This is a great place for anyone to enjoy a fabulous lunch and see the great downtown Chicago. Sitting upstairs let you look at the passersby on Wabash and Wacker Dr., but we enjoy the ambiance of "downstairs". Kudos to the chefs and the staff!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than many if the reviewsBetter than many if the reviews let on. The devilled eggs were delicious - a must try.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful exceptEverything was wonderful except that the prix fixe menu was not offered, which was a huge disappointment. It has always been available when I've dined before. Would be helpful to list it on the website when it is/is not available.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our experienceWe really enjoyed our experience at South Water Kitchen and will definitely keep it on the list for future evenings out. The menu was very creative and everything we had lived up to expectations.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService, food and drinks wereService, food and drinks were all great. Would definitely go back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was particularlyThe wait staff was particularly friendly and helpful3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOn a cold day in Chicago,On a cold day in Chicago, good food and a nice glass of beer at the bar was a good thing.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone that welcomed usEveryone that welcomed us or waited on us were absolutely the best...so inviting and so warm...wonderful dinner on Friday evening and great times in the bar. Breakfast was one of the best we have had in a resturant....loved the salmon/bagels.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale BasicsUpscale basics. For lunch they offer delightful sandwiches and burgers, with fine dinning touches. A little better ingredients, toppings, nicer fries and sides. Nice white table cloth experience, very sutable for a nice business lunch (what I was there for.) The service was very good.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, attentive service.Excellent, attentive service. Great location for going to the show over at the Chicago Theatre.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed this place priorWe enjoyed this place prior to the renovation and were glad to go back to still be able to highly recommend it. The quality of the service is outstanding, everyone was personable and attentive. The beer/wine/liquor list was very thoughtful and included items not found at other places. We did the prix fixe menu and were not dissappointed.
My partner had the mixed green salad that went beyond the ordinary thanks to the addition of fennel. I had the deviled eggs that looked almost too elegant to eat (and better tan my mother's). Highly recommend the white fish, my partner orders it regularly and is never disappointed. I had the lamb with these amazing gnocchi-like dumplings. It was all I could do not to lick the plate.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBreakfast meetingExcellent restaurant for business breakfasts - very quiet, attentive staff and good selection of breakfast choices.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was very fastThe service was very fast and the food was fantastic.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI find myself coming backI find myself coming back again and again for the great food and unique drinks2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth Water Kitchen took careSouth Water Kitchen took care of us after the restaurant we had previously reserved had a power outage and cancelled our reservation at the last minute. Had been to SWK for brunch but never dinner. We were pleasantly surprised at the interesting menu and presentation. (I now know what barley risotto is.) Because of it's location in the heart of the theater district and we did not arrive until after 8 p.m., the clientele was mostly large groups and families. Not our usual intimate up-and-coming venue but our overall experience was definitely 5 star!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth a return visit.The service could not have been better. The food was excellent and portion size will not leave you hungry or feeling cheated. Newly remodeled main dining room looks sleek and interesting and the bar, with entrance right off the street, is inviting and well stocked. Will definitely return.2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and ourThe food was great and our server Denise took excellent care of us. She made great menu recommendations and even gave us information about Theater week in Chicago.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe usually stay at The HotelWe usually stay at The Hotel Monaco and can count on this restaurant to provide a wonderful lunch or dinner, with a congenial bar experience. The freshwater whitefish was perfect and the service very friendly.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite, consistentlyOne of our favorite, consistently reliable places. Brought a friend from Augusta Georgia--she was delighted with every aspect of the meal, from the arugula salad through the ravioli to the key lime pie with coconut graham crust and said she'd come back any time she is in Chicago. Service was timely and unobtrusive.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a pre-theatreWe went for a pre-theatre dinner and had a great experience. Food was great, and we split dessert. The German Chocolate Cake was amazing! I would definately recommend the Dining room or the Tavern (we were given a choice).4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth Water Kitchen is greatSouth Water Kitchen is great in all ways, but the food shines the brightest. I truly loved the Cubano sandwich with sweet potato fries and my friend had the barbecue pulled pork with regular fries. Both dishes were exceptionally good. Our server was attentive and friendly and the room had a laid back ambiance. It was a wonderful lunch experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a wonderful diningThis was a wonderful dining experience. From the appetizers to our entrees...everything was prepared wonderfully and served in a timely manner so that we didnt feel rushed eating. Our server was personable and attentive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM!South Water Kitchen is a gem. Our food was wonderful. I had the day's special, pork loin stuffed with sour cherries and pistachios, accompanied by sweet potato gratin and kale. Delicious and creative. My friend had the pappardelle with lamb ragout, also delicious and interesting food. The wine list is interesting and different, which is a pleasure. We also shared an appetizer of pierogi stuffed with lamb belly and accompanied by meyer lemon creme fraiche. We didn't know what to expect, but wanted to try it, and found it refreshing, light, and yummy. Same for the outstanding dessert, which we also shared: rosemary apricot panna cotta with lavender cracker. YUM YUM!!! Restaurant is elegant and quiet, service great. Wonderful!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM