Now open in the West Loop, Smyth is Chefs John Shields and Karen Urie Shields tasting menu concept; a fine-dining compliment to their neighborhood restaurant and bar, The Loyalist, housed downstairs. The husband and wife duo bring experience from Charlie Trotter’s and Alinea, returning to Chicago after a run with their rural Virginia restaurant Town House.
The eight-course menu is priced at $135 with optional beverage pairings for $85. While the menu offers eight plated courses, guests will also be greeted with small bites upon arriving in the restaurant as well as other snacks throughout the evening. Initial menu highlights include: dungeness crab and foie gras with scrambled kani miso, aged carrot roasted with beef and brioche, slow cooked shoulder of lamb with kelp marmite and sunchoke cannoli.
The restaurant accepts reservations via Tock for the tasting menu experience Tuesday-Saturday 5:00-10:00 p.m.