Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, John Shields & Karen Urie Shields present two distinct, exciting restaurants, Smyth and The Loyalist.
SMYTH offers a joyful journey through food, paying homage to the depth and richness of Chef John and Karen’s five years in the farmlands of Smyth County, Virginia. The tasting menu changes every day, evolving as they gather new inspiration from products at the height of their seasonality.
Chicago Tribune, 2017
Rising Star: John Shields
Elite Traveler, 2018
Best New Restaurant
Chicago Magazine, 2017
Restaurant of the Year
Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, 2020
#6 North American Top 100
Opinionated About Dining, 2020
Michelin Guide, 2021
October only. A narrative of John and Karen's journey through Smyth County, Virginia. This 2.5-hour experience has balance and warmth, and is a special treat for the senses.
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- Prepaid reservation for parties of 2 to 6
- $240 per person
The dinner menu for November and moving forward will be $265 for 15 courses. We offer three different wine pairing options which you may select in advance, or upon arrival the evening of your...
- Reservation for parties of 2 to 6
- $100 deposit per person
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