The decor, the service and the FOOD made the experience here just the best. Do ask for bread for the table :)
What a wonderful surprise! You might never suspect how good this place is! Whether you're a guest at the adjoining Hotel Monaco, or just stopping in for a meal...you will be pleased! Diverse and delicious menus selections, and a tasteful, comfortable setting...all good!
Bickerson, We’re thrilled you chose South Water Kitchen and had a great time. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you! Warmly- Charlotte O'Donahue - GM More
We loved the bar at the South Water Kitchen in downtown Chicago. We stayed at the fabulous Hotel Monaco for 4 nights and visited the bar in the evenings after long days of touring the city. A particular shout out to Ryan and Jeremy in the bar. Even when we would visit the bar a short time before closing, they... More
Kathy S, We love to hear our guests say how much they love our staff! Thank you for the kind remarks, we will be sure to sahre them with the team. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Chicago - Warmly, Charlotte O'Donahue - GM More
This is an upscale yet inviting and comfortable place downtown, south of the river on Wabash. I don't think you would ever suspect how nice it is until you go in. We arrived early and sat at the bar. It was quite cold outside. I ordered a delicious WARM drink called Fallen - bourbon, hard cider, brown sugar and walnut... More
rwalk1009, We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created and love that you noticed. The Fallen is one of our favorties this time of year, it blends all the perfect fall flavors of apple & spice into a warm drink. We look forward to welcoming you back to South Water Kitchen the next time you are in town... More
At Sunday brunch, my latte came cold, the eggs benedict had been sitting too long. The pancakes came without butter. Inexperienced waiter, but others came to the rescue. We had eaten there before and had a good experience. Maybe a bad day.
IsSF2020, Oh no! That certainly shouldn’t have happened. Clearly you didn’t see our A game that morning, and I sincerely apologize. We really want to win our guests over, so I have reviewed your feedback with our restaurant manager & server to make sure this kind of incident isn’t repeated. We hope you’ll give us another shot.The next time you’re... More
Myself and my wife came in here after a long walk around the city, and we were starving. Usually when I'm very hungry, pretty much anything would do, NOT HERE THOUGH. Let me just start by getting the "good" out of the way: Our server was very nice and professional (I didn't catch his name). The restaurant itself has that... More
Kon, Uh-oh – it sounds like you didn’t see the value in your meal at South Water Kitchen. Our chef is a fanatic about buying local, super-fresh ingredients from trusted farmers, which can make dishes on the menu feel a bit on the pricey side... even our whole wheat english muffins which are made every morning locally & delivered fresh... More
I had one breafast and one late lunch here and both were really good. Nice bar and good service. Interior is ok and there are different seating options, from booths to barstools. Stayed at the hotel next door so it was close by when tired from shopping and sightseeing.
Bjrnrbn, We’re thrilled you chose South Water Kitchen and had a great time. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you! Warmly, Charlotte O'Donahue - GM More
We were a group of eight looking for dinner prior to a Saturday evening show at the Goodman Theater a few blocks/minutes away. Reservations were accepted, and we were seated promptly about two hours before the show would start. We told our waitress that we had a show and needed to be out in time to walk there.There were not... More
MOMelanuk, So sorry! The situation you encountered at our restaurant was pretty rare, but that doesn’t make it any more right. We always try to do our best and hope you will let us prove this to you during your next visit. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back again. Please call me for any future reservations... More
Based on the good ratings at Tripadvisor and Opentable, we came for brunch at SWK. We were disappointed. Yes, the restaurant is attractive and in a great location, and yes, the service was really competent and friendly. But the food was sub-par. Like others in my party, I left half of my order uneaten. It was bland and just not... More
Barb1976, Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! We hope we get the chance to welcome you back again & We will be sure to share your review with our team. Warmly, Charlotte... More
My friend and I met here for a quick dinner. It is on the river, close to the train stations, has lots of windows and is a great place to people watch. We shared the pork eggrolls appetizers which were a nice start with the tangy soy sauce. I enjoyed the enormous and delicious Waldorf salad, which was chosen over... More
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