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
Preserved Black Raspberries in Tea with Cep Oil
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
"The Farm" Ceviche
Lightly Smoked Mussels
Pickled Shima Aji & Marinated Leek with Rhubarb Root
Smoked Shima Aji Head in Crispy Sourdough
Lightly Steamed Fluke with Fermented Green Tea, Sea Lettuce & Sorrel
Lobster in a Sauce of Egg Yolk, Kelp Vinegar & Lima Bean
Butternut Squash Smoked Over Hay with Walnuts & Foie Gras
Sunchokes with Roasted Yeast, Hoshigaki Pear & Dried Scallop
Beets à la Royale
Beef Tenderloin with Reduced Cream & Black Truffle
Sweet Corn Sandie & Duck Liver Mousse
Whole Lacquered Squab with Cherry Blossom & Marigold Honey