Sweetwater Tavern and Grille
Located on Michigan Ave. in the heart of downtown Chicago, Sweetwater is a 200 seat restaurant with over 20 flat panel TVs, a private dining room, oversized booth seating, and a large bar with community tables. Sweetwater provides an ideal atmosphere for almost any occasion.
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Random music that would change genres way too often and didn’t fit the mood, service was great though.
The hostess at the front desk who first sat me was rude, barely greeted me upon arrival, put my menu on the table and walked away without saying anything about having a good dining experience or if I needed something. She had a poor attitude.
The southwest chicken salad I ordered is much better than anticipated. The chicken was served warm with a bit of a southwest barbecue style sauce on it. The portion sizes were plentiful. Service was polite and prompt.
Hi there, I'm glad you had a pleasant experience at Sweetwater! Come back again soon! - Staley
Nice quality dinner. Moderate price, great service.
Food was good and a great beer selection. We could tell the server was trying to rush us out of the restaurant. Gave us the check and then checked 3 different times within 5 minutes if we put our cards in. When we paid, we saw him immediately leave the restaurant. He just wanted to be done with his shift and didn’t care about us staying to finish up our drinks.
Dinner before the Donna Summer Musical was perfect.
Hi Gaby, thanks for visiting Sweetwater! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley
Brunch was very good.
We started with the Mimosa Flight (4 different types of Mimosas out of 8 or 9 different ones to choose from) was very good! We had the Classic, Bellini, Tropical, & Sangria. Each offers a different taste and is a very relaxing start to brunch.
The Two Egg "Breakfast" was good - offering eggs, toast, sausage, and cheesy potatoes. Very filling and a nice menu item.
The Hot Turkey Press was served with avocado and was exceptional.
Service by Kelton was very good and attentive.
A nice and quiet place for brunch.
The meal choices lacked enough fruit and veggies. The cauliflower was spicy and very hard to slice
Southwest chicken wrap had no flavor. Water glass was dirty
It was cold inside
Very friendly waiter and food was awesome...just very loud atmosphere 🤷🏻♀️
Hi Linda, thanks for visiting Sweetwater! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley
Great place to eat and drink. We loved the food and the service. Awesome location.
Hi Mary, thanks for visiting Sweetwater! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley
Food was awesome - especially the ahi tuna tacos. Service was outstanding.
Hi there, thanks for visiting Sweetwater! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley
Consistently the best service of any restaurant we go to. Always pleasant and helpful. We’ve never had a bad meal there.
Highly recommend it to visitors as well as long time Chicagoans.
Hi Joe, thanks for visiting us! :) - Staley
My daughter and I had 2 different salads. Both had ok dressing but not enough. Waiter did brought more when I requested. The chicken was cut in big chunks and dry and chewy. I couldn’t finish some bites. Bacon chewy as well and couldn’t finish some bites. Service and ambiance were excellent. Disappointed the food wasn’t up to the same standard.
I think you can do better at this price point. Service was slow. Food is fine.
I have to say that everything was great from the food to the service!!! Thanks.
Hi Dashun, thanks for coming to visit us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - Staley
Enjoyed the beer selection, good burger and turkey sandwich. Hummus was fine, not great. Didn’t notice until after we left that we were charged for a beer that we didn’t order. Good location. Hostess was very accommodating.
Good craft beer selection. Great variety of sandwich options. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing.
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille was extremely loud and the lighting was terrible. It was dark throughout, but then an obnoxiously bright light was above your dinner table. Although we received good service, water refills constantly and our food came in a timely manner, one of our meals was extremely under cooked (the steak was raw). The music was entirely too loud and unpleasant. Will not be returning.
Return visit to Sweetwater to celebrate birthdays and NYE. Great food, service as always. Was a group of 6, and we had everything from drinks to apps to main entrees. ALL good! ...Will return!
Looking for a place for breakfast New Years weekend and this was open and inviting and food was well prepared and zero wait
Very nice restaurant with great food and great service. A great place to enjoy the game or hang out with friends.
Service was good and the music was great, but overall the place was boring, uninspired, and overpriced.
Annual Christmas lunch with family. Enjoyed ourselves very much.
Awesome service and good eats on the mag mile. Old fashion was a perfect way to end the busy day and warm up. Brrrrrrrr.
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is conveniently located. The food is fine; it is basic American restaurant food. The service, on the other hand, is below average. On my last visit, our server couldn't remember our drink order. He had to come back to confirm it though we had just ordered water. Then, the other member of my party ordered a salad without tomatoes or blue cheese. It came out with tomatoes and blue cheese. I ordered the southwest salad. Since I am allergic to many salad dressings, I asked to replace the dressing with salsa. The server said that he could replace it with salsa verde. Fine. The salad came out with out salsa verde. I had to ask for it, but I did not receive it until I had made it through at least a quarter of my meal. On my previous visit, which also was my first, I had to ask more than once to get my check. I hope that the third time is a charm because Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is very close to my office. I would love to love it!
The food, service, music and value were all a value at Sweetwater. We had Bloody Mary's to start, which could have been a meal itself. The eggs and wings were a great way to enjoy breakfast and the awesome wings served at this venue. A great location, not too far from the stadiums but far enough to stay out of the traffic and congestion.
The food was excellent! The staff was conscientious and friendly.
Great dinner and service. Close to the Chicago Theatre. The Ahi Tuna tacos and Mahi Mahi tacos were delicious. Beautiful views from the booths.
I recently had the opportunity to have a late lunch early dinner at Sweetwater after attending a show (Cirque Du Soleil Twas The Night Before) at the Chicago Theater. I made reservation, I was a little early but that was no problem. The staff was fantastic. The food was excellent. It’s the perfect place for after or before theater dinner.
Hi Donald, I'm glad you had a nice time at Sweetwater! Come back again soon! - Staley
The Burgers were OUTSTANDING....cooked to perfection!!! Our Daughter raved about the Turkey Press Sandwich... Service was Top Notch!!! Our 1sr visit....but we will be back!!!
Hi there, I'm glad you had a great time at Sweetwater! We look forward to seeing you again soon! :) - Staley
This is our standby when we want to eat somewhere convenient to home. The food is not the best we have had, it can be too loud to have an easy conversation, but it is above average in all categories. Sometimes convenience is what you are looking for and this restaurant fills that bill.
Tasty food in appropriate proportions. Excellent service. Loud music with everyone shouting to be heard. Michigan Avenue traffic is quieter and more relaxing than inside this restaurant.
The Hostesses were rude, annoyed that I had a stroller and service was SOO slow I was convinced they forgot I was there. I don't think I'll be back.
We had a wonderful dinner! All the food was excellent, our server was wonderful and the drinks were delicious! We were able to eat at a casual pace before our show and didn't feel rushed!
Hi Alison, I'm glad you had a great time at Sweetwater! We hope to see you again soon! - Staley
Service was amazing but food was only okay. It came quickly but that was almost cause for concern because I ordered chicken. Not surprising it was overpriced for what we ordered,
Lots of local beers and a very good atmosphere at Sweetwater Tavern. Additionally the food was delicious. Thanks a lot!
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.
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