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
Egg Yolk Soaked in Salted Licorice with Frozen Yogurt Meringue
Bosc Pears Preserved in Chamomile
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, Watercress & Salted Berries
Pickled Shima Aji & Marinated Leek with Rhubarb Root
Smoked Shima Aji Head in Crispy Sourdough
Lightly Steamed Fluke with Fermented Green Tea & Sea Lettuce
Red Squash Smoked Over Hay with Walnuts & Foie Gras
Lobster With a Sauce of Egg Yolk, Kelp Vinegar & Lima Bean Miso
Sunchokes with Roasted Yeast, Pickled Pear & Dried Scallop
Beets à la Royale
Lamb Cooked With Juniper
Sweet Corn Sandie & Duck Liver Mousse
Whole Lacquered Squab with Dried Pear & Rose Leaves