It is a confluence of warmth, vitality and artistry.
The name "Smyth" is an homage to the depth and richness of our five wonderful years in the farmlands of Smyth County, Virginia, where we expanded our knowledge and vision. We now bring this sensibility back to our Chicago culinary roots to create thoughtful dishes from pristine products - dishes that are imaginative, yet humble and grounded.
Our informal atmosphere features an open kitchen surrounded by intimate tables and a cozy living room-style lounge. From the warm greeting you receive upon entering until your final goodbye, we invite you to feel at home.
Smyth offers 3 different experiences for guests to enjoy. Each experience can be complemented with an optional beverage pairing. 5 Course
Egg Yolk Soaked in Salted Licorice with Frozen Yogurt Meringue
Hay and Sorrel Sorbet with "The Farm" Honey & Conifer
A tasting voyage reflecting John and Karen's passage through Smyth County, VA and embarking upon their vision of the present. This experience is luxurious yet comforting with a natural ebb and flow. Please allow 3 hours for this experience. Optional beverage pairing $125 traditional, $205 reserve
Sea Lettuce Cookie
Fried Sourdough with "The Farm" Maple & Uni
Fava Beans, Aromatic Herbs & Buttermilk
Shima Preserved in Nuka with Pine Cone
Lightly Steamed Asparagus with Fermented Green Tea
Spring Peas with Dried Scallops & Guinea Hen Jus
Dried Corn with Squab Liver Mousse & Hickory Nut
Squab Wrapped in Sorrel with Burnt Honey & Roses
Dungeness Crab & Foie Gras with Scrambled Kani Miso
Slow Cooked Beet with Country Ham, Blood & Black Currant
Caramelized Sweetbreads with Soured Spring Vegetables