Swift & Sons

4.7
2674 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
We are currently open for outdoor heated patio seating, but closed for indoor dining.
We also encourage you to order from us via take out or delivery.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2674 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ahappydiner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience, all things considered. The tent was well heated and tables are spaced out. Food and service was great.

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vipLuv2dine
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beef Wellington is so amazing! Fantastic cocktails too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came for our anniversary. The staff is so accommodating for allergies and the food came on hot plates. This was especially nice because we were eating outside during winter. The drinks were great and unique. My only complaint is the price, for a steak house I felt like $400 was a bit much for dinner. We did get drinks and dessert but it was pretty pricey and not sure I would return again for that reason.

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Genevieve
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

There was a noisy and disruptive man bemoaning his troubles and disrupting us and all other surrounding guests. No one did anything to remove him or ask him to stop. $250 for a dinner and a show we didn’t want to see or hear.

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vipMike
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only downside is overpriced drinks. $18 for a small martini? Not good.

Food is amazing. Always have nice servers.

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CorinneL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We tried to get the igloos but it’s not an option apparently. So arriving and finding out the hard way was disappointing. The tent was nice enough though so fine, whatever. Server seemed great until his friends were sat at the table next to us. Could barely be torn away from chatting to bother taking our orders or even bringing our drinks. I had to literally wave him down and beg for wine to accompany my oysters that had been there awhile. And the oysters. West coast were phenomenal. East coast were literally bad. Like old. I’ve lived in Boston. I know what oysters should taste like. I ate them despite my better judgement and was sick for 2 days. The rest of our meal was ok. My husband loved his burger. My salmon was over cooked which seems surprising they wouldn’t know how to cook salmon properly but it was medium well and dry. The Brussels sprouts were amazing. My espresso was bitter and had clearly sat too long. The espresso martini I replaced it with was great. They tried. But I’ll go anywhere else next time.

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MacyO
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter!!! Gave great genuine wine recommendations to pair with our steaks! Forget his name but was a blonde-ish male, thank you for a GREAT experience! Ranked in my top 3 steaks ive had for sure

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vipChicagoPops
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was as good as always. The outdoor setup was very good and very comfortable despite cold weather.

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DivaDining
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor dining in the yurt! It was beautifully done and private firm a New Year’s Day date. The 5 course meal was suburb and I thoroughly enjoyed the dessert of a chocolate soufflé paired with peppermint ice cream.

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vipLuv2dine
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OMG the Beef Wellington was amazing!! Plus the Creamed spinach and Fries with the Bordelaise sauce too. Definitely have to go with the rock shrimp to start too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend and me went there for our New Year dinner. We ordered Oysters, Japanese Wagyu, 22oz bone in rib eye steak, side of fries and some cocktails. It was delish! To make the new year fabulous, a gentleman named Stefan paid for our whole bill randomly! Happy New Year to us!!

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MargotB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though they were running 45 min behind, Swift & Sons never let their food be affected. We LOVE coming here! Thank you for a magnificent evening!

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Jack
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever eaten. Sat outside but wasn’t cold.

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vipFredW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All things considered - a snowy winter night with seating in the cabana - we were warm, greeted graciously, and well fed. I wish it was easier fort he S & S team, but they did a great job and the food as superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was amazing. I love that they place portable ductwork around the whole base of the tent with vents. Perfect for keeping feet warm and in addition they have heat lamps. Im always cold and was initially nervous sitting at table in front of the opening/walk-in but to my surprise it was just as comfy as dinning in. Best all around experience:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor tent not well ventilated..not sure of airflow during COVID. HOWEVER, food and service was outstanding as always.

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NanetteV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and the food was delicious. They did everything to make our dinner enjoyable. Couldn’t ask for more!

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XPC1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAnonymous
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here, just as good as we remembered. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

CP
CindyP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly delicious and above our expectations. We will definitely come back to dine.

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vipSeanR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDonnaS
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was incredible as always! Thank you Swift and Sons for a great experience once again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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.

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vipLephateC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the staff was terrific. It was a great night.

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BBChi
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Drew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Definitely will come back in the future.

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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vipEricaD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAmandaC
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Freezing outside.

CM
CML0608
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipFoodventurous
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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REBIA
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNoFoamFoodie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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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You can order delivery directly from Swift & Sons using the Order Online button. Swift & Sons also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Swift & Sons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 733-9420.

Swift & Sons is rated 4.7 stars by 2674 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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