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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
My waiter was just as amazing as my good drinks.
The food was great, quick service, nice waitstaff.
Food was good but the service was extremely slow. It was our anniversary and we were visiting from Boston which we indicated when making the reservation but we were at our table for 15 minutes before we ever saw our server to order drinks. Our drinks came 10 minutes after that. Dinner came at the same time as our first drinks. Had high hopes but this was our least favorite dining experience of our 3-day stay in Chicago.
Brunch nenu was meh… Wierd tacos. Paloma was funny. Slow service.
Food was unflavorful and very microwaveable or popped in the oven. Very disappointed, definitely nit a reservation type place
Great vibe right off Michigan ave. The food (steak and eggs) was a little cold. But my friend’s food was fresh and hot. You could see the steam. All in all nice place.
Fun Fun Fun
Great place! I will absolutely be dining here again.
Host stand was great guy & girl! Very accommodating. But our server must’ve been new as she messed my order up, forgot to bring me a fork & water!! Food was just okay, upsetting had to eat after everyone was done since forgot mine. We ordered many items but she couldn’t multi-task as we waited 35 min just to pay the check!!! :(
The service was great. The food was not so great. I have the Nashville hot wrap and it was 99% lettuce with no flavor.
Great food and staff!
Great place! Good food at good prices! Great location!
Beautiful scenery, peaceful, great looking food and delicious! Customer service was great as well! The French toast was AMAZING the wings were delicious too will definitely be back
If you want a great little place to eat and/or get a few drinks in a convenient location, this is it. The steak was great for the price, service was prompt and our server polite. It was within walking distance from our hotel and not far from the Riverwalk. Although it has a tavern vibe throughout, the menu has diverse options. Our waitress was very accommodating, as well, and she put together a to go bag for my teenaged son who stayed in the hotel while we went out. Overall, we had a great time even if I wasn’t that fond of the pasta (just a taste preference thing; my b/f loved it). We would come back! 😌
The service and food was great. I’ll definitely be back.
Very good. We had Wings and a Mushroom Swiss Burger. Staff a bit overwhelmed but all part of getting back in the swing of things. Very enjoyable with lots of TV’s for games.
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We were seated at the dirty table, water spilled, sticky — server took 20 min to come by — said she didn’t know she was our server, sorry..We got water 30 min into our stay along with the table clean up. Asked server twice before with the same reply “yes, I will get someone to do this”, finally busboy did when I asked the 3rd time. Took 50 min to get our drinks — nothing complicated — ice tea. Our “starter” appetizer arrived when we all but finished our meal, over an hour since order. Super noisy and dingy..Not worth it.
Shortly after everything opened back up so I’ll give benefit of the doubt but initial service was a bit lacking. Waited 15 minutes for initial contact, no plates brought out for a shared appetizer, etc. when brought to managers attention he was very attentive so I appreciate that. Food was great! Drink list very good too.
server and food good. Hostess/mgr did great in accommodating our party of 5. We sat outside away from street but lots of noise from construction in the area.
One person in our party requested her salmon "on the rare side." It was not. Spinach in spinach salads had no flavor at all, fries were pretty cold.
We did not say anything but I'm sure if we would have the mgr would have taken care of it, so our fault for not speaking up.
Overall a good experience.
We were in the area playing tourist for the day. We chose this place because of the location and food options. We were ready to relax as we had been walking forever and we found this a great place to sit back and enjoy a drink before our lunch. We weren't rushed and when the food arrived we chowed down. Very good. No left overs
The service was a bit slow... but I don't think it was the servers fault. I think they might have been suffering from more demand than they could accommodate. Server was very kind and treated us to a complimentary desert to help celebrate co-workers bday.
Food was just ok. Several dishes lacked flavor. Construction noise made conversation difficult
Restaurant was just ok. My mimosa flight was cool instead of cold. Food was decent but not outstanding.
The French toast is delicious!!! I love the mimosa flight too
Menu with plenty of variety. Very good wines on tap as well as draft beers and ales (and some specialty canned/bottled beers -- try the strawberry/basil). One of us had the salad with salmon filet, the other of us had the salmon entree with delicious broccolini and mashed potatoes. The baked-cookie-dough dessert (with ice cream and whipped cream) was fabulous and plenty for two to share. See photo of the dessert and the strawberry/basil beer. Servers were very friendly, very knowledgeable about the menu and the beverages. Setting on the Miracle Mile can't be beat, with excellent views from inside seating as well as the courtyard.
Excellent restaurant! Great food and atmosphere 🤩 I went here with my family and friends twice on my vacation in Chicago.
It was good, really easy to find, good menu and ambiance. It was a little loud outside on a busy street, but really not bad. Great service and tons of outdoor seating
Good service, average tasting but cold food.
Very accommodating for a person with disability
The servers were pleasant and helpful, once they were able to get to us. However, the restaurant was clearly well understaffed. We waited ten minutes before finally approaching the host stand and reminding them we were there. At this point, the baby was making a big enough fuss that I was surprised they hadn't noticed us. One server took our order and relayed part of it to another server. The result was that my food came out quickly, the baby's food came out next and my sister-in-law's food never came. It had apparently never been ordered. By the time her plate finally came my food was cold. Nobody checked back to see if things were OK, but I was able to flag someone down for more coffee. I think that if my food had been hot when I ate it, it would have been good.
good bar style food, nothing fancy, but consistent.
Kinda chose this place randomly, but was really impressed! Super good brunch!
Good spot in the loop!
Celebrated a Birthday. Food was delicious.
Meal was bland at best. Server Kept forgetting our order and coming out to ask us to repeat it. I ordered a Sprite and received a shirley temple, a coke and then another shirley temple. My veggies with my steak were undercooked and not worth trying to eat. Server had 5 tables of 2
Loved it! Food was good and the outdoor seating was fantastic.
Overpriced drinks... food was good
Overall we had a good experience. The service left something to be desired.
Extremely friendly from busboys to servers. Food was good and came quickly, price was right. I would definitely go back.
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 845 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.