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South Water Kitchen

225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
+1 312-236-9300
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected this restaurant because we were dressed casually and didn't want to make the effort to fix up for dinner. However, this would have been a meal worth the time it would have taken to spruce up! The service was attentive and the waiter...More

Thank Kathy B
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're thrilled you chose South Water Kitchen for dinner. We’re really proud of our casual elegant atmosphere, we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable. So glad you enjoyed your dinner, we are bit of a neighborhood secret, but I m glad you found us....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not had dinner here, but have had lunch a few times. A nice selection of salads, sandwiches, and small plates. The beef in the hamburger is very good quality, and when requested medium rare, it actually came medium rare. Food quality and presentation...More

Thank Henry F
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for joining us for lunch. I'm glad you loved your lunch. Chef Roger has cultivated a relationship with local farms to ensure the quality of the ingredients. You should definitely join us for dinner, we just launched summer menu.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had brunch at SWK. It was a beautiful day for outside seating. Our server was informative, personable and attentive. I don't remember his name but he had a fabulous mustache. The food was delicious. I had the french toast. It was just a great...More

Thank Jenn E
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love to hear our guests enjoyed their experience. We’re glad you joined us on our patio, it's the perfect spot to enjoy the summer afternoons.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not have a chance to enjoy a meal in this restaurant but noticed delicious looking dishes passing by. We stopped for a couple of cocktails at the bar and found the bartenders to be quite creative. As the bar was not too busy...More

Thank Suzanne U
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re really proud of the bar team, lead by our new head bartender, Melissa Carroll. We are so glad to hear that you were able to get a preview of our new list.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, we had the jalapeño eggs Benedict and the Cobb salad. The garlic French fries were delicious. The attention we received from the waiter was mediocre.

Thank SEC247
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback about the long wait. We are truly sorry that your service was not as you expected.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is not overwhelming, but I still had a hard time deciding. For dinner, I chose a salmon dish that was cooked perfectly and all the elements on the plate came together into one fantastic savory bite. I also chose to have breakfast here,...More

Thank SongbirdTeacher
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner, and came back for breakfast. We just changed our menu over for the summer season and the heirloom tomatoes have been great addition to the salmon. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located just off Michigan Avenue near the river, South Water Kitchen offers a lot of choices for breakfast. Eggs were perfectly cooked with yummy hash browns and toast. Excellent service. They offer to-go as well (and the packaging of the to-go order has everything). Both...More

Thank Katie P
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re thrilled you chose South Water Kitchen for breakfast and had a great time. We are very centrally located for visiting the Chicago. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is just west of Michigan Ave. at Wabash & South Water, so getting there on public transportation is easy. And, whether a tourist or a local, you'll want window seats that give a view toward the river facing north. We arrived early for...More

Thank Whitesocks2014
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love to hear our guests say that we are still on your list as your go to restaurant. We're glad you enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich, one of my personal favorites as well.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on Saturday late morning. Good selection for either brunch or lunch. We were a large party it they seated us immediately (we had reservation) and service was fine for a group this size. Sandwiches were good as was Eggs Benedict with jalapeño. Restaurant...More

Thank Tom C
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re thrilled you chose to join us for brunch. We do get quite busy during brunch, but we like to ensure a relaxing experience, glad to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for breakfast to start our day. Food was perfect served quickly and delicious. We had the parfait with fruit and oats which was yummy plus a bagel. Staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank wren76
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your comments, I'm glad you were able try our parfait. Hope to see you soon.

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Di D
28 July 2017|
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Response from Tina M | Property representative |
They are definitely acceptable, we encourage our guest to be comfortable and relaxed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:30
Thursday
06:30 - 23:30
Friday
06:30 - 23:30
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
    (Wacker)
  • Public Transportation: Lake St. stop on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-236-9300
  • E-mail
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