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. Classic
Roasted Kombu Ice Cream, Fermented Grains & Black Apple
Egg Yolk Soaked in Salted Licorice with Frozen Yogurt Meringue
A tasting voyage reflecting John and Karen's passage through Smyth County, Virginia, 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
Capital Oyster Seasoned with Dulse, Radish & Preserved Berries
Pickled Shima Aji with Marinated Leek & Rhubarb Root
Smoked Shima Aji Head Tart
Lightly Steamed Halibut with Fermented Green Tea
Glazed Red Kuri Squash, Quince, Young Pumpkin Seeds & Wild Rice
Sunchokes with Roasted Yeast & Pickled Pear
Lobster Cooked with Egg Yolk, Horseradish & Guinea Hen Jus
Salsify Glazed with Truffle, Burnt Onion & Barley
Matsutake Cooked with Birch Wood & Wintergreen
Aged Beef Tenderloin with Marmite & Smoked Buttermilk
Lacquered Squab with Pear, Fall Leaves & Dried Lemon Verbena