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Swift & Sons

4.7
2640 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Swift & Sons is an American Steakhouse brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group. The stunning multi-room space was designed by the world-renowned design firm AvroKO and is located in the heart of the Fulton Market District — the birthplace of Chicago meatpacking. Executive Chef Chris Pandel's menu is based in traditional ideas, then elevated with a modern approach that makes it unique in the Chicago steakhouse landscape.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2640 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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REBIA
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

excellent meal!! wish we didnt have to be done early bc of covid curfew. Would have liked to be in main dining are VS side room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent however front of the house was disorganized. They didn’t know what was going on with reservations, didn’t have clear answers or directions. They need to fix that to improve overall customer experience

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Levine
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Waiter was very helpful in food and drink selections. All around great experience. Highly recommend Swift and Sons.

NF
vipNoFoamFoodie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

This review is really limited to the present Covid conditions. I love SS generally so please take this as limited. The outside tented area felt like we were guests at a parking lot pot luck dinner. I understand that money is tight and the restaurants are doing everything they can to stay afloat, but erecting a tent, throwing out some uneven tables and chairs w/o tablecloths, and a heater that doesn't heat, doesn't cut it when you are paying ~150 a person for dinner. I felt like there were so many missed opportunities: how about a hot tottie? Mulled wine? A little levity. Make it seem like apres ski. Something. Otherwise, the atmosphere was downright depressing. Inside was lovely as always, and the back patio area looked nice as well with heaters. So why was the front tented section so neglected? Not even a Halloween decoration. Food was good (a little salty this time), but difficult to enjoy in the setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Not as many heaters as we were told when we made reservation

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

For such an expensive restaurant, having to sit outside with not enough heaters is not really acceptable. I understand the struggle for restaurants but I can't pay $100 for a steak that is cold because we have to eat outside. We love the restaurant but the outdoor situations without more heaters is not going to work.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great! I felt safe eating here.

ME
vipMichaelE
Pittsburgh
169 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The ambiance is amazing. Next time we will sit at the bar. It has a lot of character. The steak was one of the best I have had. So buttery tender. Amazing experience overall.

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Angel
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters ,crabcake,drinks so yummy !!I would recommend Swift and Sons to everyone great atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we came to celebrate and had the best meal of our life. As two people who work in the service industry, it’s not always easy to find a spot we both love, but Swift & Sons was amazing. The food was fantastic, cocktails were unique and delicious, wine was outstanding and the service made the night. Jose was attentive, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to make this a night we would remember. 10/10 would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

But no doughnuts best Steak House in Chicago!!!

JG
JamesG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food wasn’t great . Service was good . Really only good if you don’t care much about spending money on Ok-ish food and are with large parties. Drink lots and it will be fine

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service all the way around! I’ll definitely be back. I highly recommend this place for any event.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Entrées were amazing, apps were OK. Rock shrimp needs something. Server was nice but timing was off.

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Nunyabiz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was alright. Somewhere else would have been better for sure. Steaks were just alright.

JA
JenniferA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This review is purely for booking reservations. Pay attention to the fine print indoor or outside dining. I took my guy there for Sweetest Day this past weekend. Our reservation was for 8:30PM OUTSIDE! It was freezing and windy so outdoor heaters were of no use. I couldn’t believe they would attempt to seat outdoors with 60 degree weather.

Unfortunately we couldn’t stay. The food and experience would have been awful dining al fresco.

BG
BrookeG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was very good!
Everything tasted amazing and we felt very taken care of.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Hostess’ very awkward and rude.

KB
KarlyB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food was very good but the rest of the experience left a lot to be desired. Indoor dining was full so we were seated outside. There were 4 or 5 tables directly next to heat lamps and I requested to be put at one and was told they were reserved. Not one of the tables was used the entire time we were there. We also mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday and that was not acknowledged by anyone. We ordered several plates to share and instead of coursing them out for us everything was brought at once so the dishes were all cold within minutes of being brought to the table. The whole experience was not worth what we paid for it.

MJ
MalindaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice specials occasion restaurant. Pricey but good.

HM
HassanaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, loved the dry age steak it was very tasteful. And the drinks were good as well

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Sl563
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Great ambience. Food was good but I didn’t feel it lived up to its Michelin rating. Service was awful - had yo look around and wait for our server multiple times. I probably wouldn’t visit again, there just wasn’t anything particularly outstanding about this place

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MatthewA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My wife and I went for the Beef Wellington as we heard Swift the sweet potato and roasted squash were very good but the macaroni was a little dry; it needed to be creamier.

Cathy was outstanding!! She was very attentive, friendly, and a real pleasure to have take care of us; she really knows what customer service means.

We're not sure if we'd go back as the food wasn't up to scale especially for a place like this; Cathy's excellent service is what made our visit pretty good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Birthday which unfortunately they did not do much about.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

EL
EricL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amazing! Love the old fashion beverage cart!!

AM
vipAMGOBLUE
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Took a long time between courses. Soup came out cold. Porterhouse was cold, when asked to heat they didn't just heat it, they overcooked it. It was horrible. Waiter understood and the manager righted the situation but did so with quite the attitude. Given all the top notch and trendy steakhouses in Chicago, the food, service, and ambience were very disappointing and below the value. Will not be recommending this restaurant to others and probably will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Waited 45 minutes between appetizers and entrees. It was not busy for a Saturday evening (COVID era). The most disappointing this was the quality of the food. The first courses (wedge salad and French onion soup) were very good. We al agreed that the house burger, which each of had, were too salty. Three different diners came to the same conclusion. The French fries that accompanied them were cold, over-salted and a meager portion. The Mac n cheese is a pass for sure—unlike the burgers and fries, it was under-seasoned and bland. The cocktails were great—balanced and delicious. For three people, who had two soups and a salad, two burgers (two of the three of us split one) and five drinks, $300 (including tip) is steep. We were unimpressed. The long wait and inattentive service were salt (as if we needed more) in the wound...

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George
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beef Wellington is unbelievable. The rest of the food was top notch as well.

IM
IsmaelM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, all the food was great and reasonably priced for what you would expect. The COVID protocol of checking tempratures, distancing tables, and wearing masks was well followed. Would recommend for anyone that wants a nice night out and a safe dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

50th birthday celebration. My steak was burnt on one side, server forgot to bring a requested food item to table.

KD
KristaD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! This was mine and my husband's first night out together (without the kids) since before covid and we really enjoyed it! We are devotees of Gibsons but this place really gives them a run for their money. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, and our side dishes were so good! The blistered shishitos were especially good; I could eat a whole portion on my own of those! We were there to also celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary and they gave us a little box of truffles after dinner, which was a nice touch. I would definitely recommend this place! The staff were all very friendly and efficient as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good dinner. I mentioned it was my brothers birthday and spent nearly $1k and no one did anything for him. Waiter accidentally gave us an appetizer we didn’t order. Made us feel guilty for eating it.

I love Swift & Sons so I’ll be back one day but not for a while. Definjtely not my favorite experience I’ve had over the past few years.

JC
vipJulieC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the high price, I didn't think the cocktails, Beef Wellington, or dessert was worth it. Everything was just OK. Nothing wow'd us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. I’ve just had better for that price point. Service felt a bit rushed and not as personal. Went for an experience and left underwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & the hostess at the front desk was fantastic. I apologize I did not get her name!

GQ
vipGQinthecity
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was undoubtedly amazing, but the drinks could have been slightly stronger. Had to sit outside due to not realizing that was what the reservation was for. The night was rainy but not bad enough that the umbrellas didn't protect from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very cold, wish they did a better job keeping guests outside warm. Only couple of heaters and one didn't work.

J
Joan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty food. Good experience. Hostess a little frigid, but we know how hostess can be. They hold the power

FAQs

Swift & Sons does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Swift & Sons is rated 4.7 stars by 2640 OpenTable diners.

Swift & Sons does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/swift-and-sons-chicago/.

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.

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