Smyth | West Loop/Fulton Market | Contemporary/Regional | Restaurant

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Hours: Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday

Price: $$$$$

John Shields and pastry chef Karen Urie Shields's splurge-worthy fine-dining restaurant offers an eight-course tasting menu of truly creative cuisine.

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Chicago is in the midst of a surge in high-ticket tasting menus in restaurants operated by husband-and-wife teams. Chef Noah Sandoval and wife Cara Sandoval opened Oriole earlier this summer. Elske, from Blackbird vets David and Anna Posey, is on its way. And from chef John Shields and pastry chef Karen Urie Shields there's Smyth. They join an increasingly crowded field populated by vaunted temples to high gastronomy such as Alinea and Grace as well as more relaxed and whimsical operations like 42 Grams, El Ideas, Elizabeth, and Schwa. I'm a bit skeptical that there are enough deep- pocketed fine-dining zealots from here and abroad to sustain this environment, but for now it's a gilded age. Read the full review >>

Mike Sula

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Price: $$$$$

Payment Type: Cards accepted

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