Swift & Sons
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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
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
14oz PRIME RIBEYE
CLASSIC SHRIMP COCKTAIL
Great service from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. The host, the manager, the wait staff were all superb. Food was excellent although expensive. Will be back here when we celebrate the next special occasion. Highly recommend!
Second time dining here, just as good as we remembered. Highly recommend.
Outstanding as always
The food was amazingly delicious and above our expectations. We will definitely come back to dine.
We dined outdoors which was a little windy but a wonderful experience. First time eating A5 Wagyu and it was unreal. Everything was good. This is right up their with Bavette’s in my mind which is my favorite steakhouse in chicago.
The service and food was incredible as always! Thank you Swift and Sons for a great experience once again.
I give a bit of slack considering the times have been tough for the restaurant industry. However, if you are going to be paying decent money at least acknowledge the celebration after telling both the host and the waiter twice. He also forgot a couple of other things after asking multiple times. Also, he recommended a wine that we didn’t realize was $20 a glass! Insane. Overall, we were disappointed that they didn’t at least acknowledge the birthday after spending quite a bit. It was a very simple ask. I wouldn’t go back for another celebration.
The food was fantastic and the staff was terrific. It was a great night.
Food was exceptional... crab legs, whipped sweet potatoes, pappardelle, French onion soup, apple salad, and wedge salads. Tables were nicely separated, heat lamps were aplenty. Only issue, and it was minor, was the rather loud 80s music.
Dinner for one and a date with myself has never been so perfect! The waiter offered to serve me a half portion of sides so I would not have excessive leftovers. This kind of attention to detail is why I am a returning customer. You never let me down; party of ten or party of one - it’s always an amazing experience!
Great food, great service! Definitely will come back in the future.
I booked a reservation here to celebrate our anniversary. My husband has been DYING to try beef Wellington for years and Swift and Sons is one of the few places that has it on their menu. Upon arriving (5 minutes early to our 4 o’clock reservation) we were seated on the patio which was nice. We were one of 3 tables. We placed our drink order and our drinks arrived in good time. Then we sat, for 40 minutes. While we wore masks for 30 minutes waiting to order, looking at every employee who walked past us without being acknowledged. There were no less than 6 employees who regularly walked past us (no less than 40 times between them). So my husband downs the rest of his drink, for the sole purpose of someone coming to our table to offer a refill that we could order our food. Nothing. Another 20 minutes went by. We were beyond frustrated and ready to leave at this point. My husband gets up to go find someone to take our order and immediately is acknowledged by an employee who points to the far door and says bathrooms are over there. To which my husband responds “I don’t need to use the bathroom I need someone to take our order” he was told someone would be sent over. 5 minutes later someone comes and takes our order and we are told it will take 45 minutes for the beef Wellington. By the time our food arrived we were starving and pretty irritated. The food was delicious. My husband had the beef Wellington and sweet potatoes. I had the wagyu with mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts. All of which were great. We spent $250 for dinner on a special occasion, and despite the food being phenomenal our mood was not due to the complete lack of service. Had they been busy we would have completely understood for the lack of attention. But they were completely over staffed & nobody ever stopped at our table to see if we needed anything to the point we genuinely questioned if we were invisible. We had looked forward to this dinner for 2 months & we left disappointed at the experience.
We live about a block away have eaten here many times but I wanted to call out our experience a few weeks ago shortly after indoor dining was shut down. We ate outside on the patio and they restaurant couldn't have been more accommodating - making sure we had enough heaters, friendly service, and great food. The sincerity of our waiter telling us how much the restaurant appreciates our business during the pandemic almost had us all a bit choked up. The wait staff is under so much pressure to follow guidelines to keep us safe and yet they provided the same high level of service I would expect in normal times. This is an A+ restaurant from the food to service to ambiance (even outside!). Please continue going here as I would hate to see this establishment be a victim of pandemic shut downs.
Great food & service. We didn't have heat in our outdoor seating area like we were told we would, but I think there was a malfunction outside of their control. They provided dessert on the house, which was appreciated.
Swift & Sons always makes us feel special. The staff are wonderful and friendly and offer us just the right level of attention. The king crab legs are always super fresh, as are the oysters. The wedge salad is easy to share for two. Carrara wagyu was delicious, as was the filet mignon. Can't go wrong here with any cut of steak. Marcello's wine recommendations were perfect with our meal. LOVE IT HERE and really hoping Swift and Sons and the rest of our favorite BOKA Group restaurants will be able to weather this terrible COVID-19 storm.
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.
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
Amazing food and service. Waiter was very helpful in food and drink selections. All around great experience. Highly recommend Swift and Sons.
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.
Not as many heaters as we were told when we made reservation
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.
Food and ambiance was great! I felt safe eating here.
Amazing food and service
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.
The oysters ,crabcake,drinks so yummy !!I would recommend Swift and Sons to everyone great atmosphere!!
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.
But no doughnuts best Steak House in Chicago!!!
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
Absolutely amazing service all the way around! I’ll definitely be back. I highly recommend this place for any event.
Entrées were amazing, apps were OK. Rock shrimp needs something. Server was nice but timing was off.
It was alright. Somewhere else would have been better for sure. Steaks were just alright.
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.
Service and food was very good!
Everything tasted amazing and we felt very taken care of.
Hostess’ very awkward and rude.
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.
Nice specials occasion restaurant. Pricey but good.
Nice restaurant, loved the dry age steak it was very tasteful. And the drinks were good as well
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
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.
Swift & Sons does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.
Swift & Sons is rated 4.7 stars by 2656 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.