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
Sea Lettuce Pastry & Oyster Leaf
Oyster with Dulse, Turnip & Lovage
Pickled Shima Aji, Marinated Leeks & Rhubarb Root
Matsutake Cooked with Birch Wood & Wintergreen
Lightly Steamed Halibut with Fermented Green Tea
Butternut Squash Cooked with Blue Cheese, Wild Rice & English Walnuts
Dungeness Crab & Foie Gras with Scrambled Kani Miso
Sunchokes with Roasted Yeast & Pickled Pear
Beef Tongue with Sprouted Wheat, Fall Greens & Pickled Plum
Lacquered Squab with Pear, Fall Leaves & Roasted Yeast