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South Water Kitchen

225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
888-306-3507
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Ranked #657 of 8,279 restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wacker
Transit: Lake St. stop on the Red Line.
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wonderful food and great service. The deviled eggs were superb as was the yellow tomato gazpacho soup. The sauce on the chicken dish as well as the veggies and meat was really lovely. Drinks were very well done and everything was served with an interesting flair.

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Massimovenezia, So glad you loved your dinner. South Water Kitchen is lucky to have Chef Roger in the kitchen grilling, frying, mixing, chopping and all of the other brilliant things he does. We look forward to seeing you again when you visit Chicago! Cheers! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM @southwaterchi More

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is in the heart of downtown a few blocks for The lake. I went here around 11:30 and menu was a small combination of breakfast and lunch. Good food and presentations are great. Order the Chicago bloodymary !!!

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Roccosoprano, We’re thrilled you chose South Water Kitchen and had a great time. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you! We also love the picture of the chicago bloody mary! Cheers!!! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM @southwaterCHI More

Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Small but respectable selection of local microbrews. Very tasty small plates for snacks. We particularly enjoyed the huckleberry preserves and local honey served alongside the charcuterie. Nice touch!

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

sharonincolorado, Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again when you visit Chicago Cheers! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM @southwaterCHI More

Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a fairly good experience at this restaurant when we went there for brunch, and then again for dinner (roast chicken with vegetables - hard to go wrong). But on the third occasion, the food was just terrible. My husband's steak was tough and inedible and the Lamb Pappardelle was dreadful. The pasta sauce contained a very few of... More

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Lillian_12, Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! It means a lot to our team that you took the time to write a review & give us your feedback to improve upon. Warmly,... More

Evansville, Indiana
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was waiting for a colleague to get out of a meeting and sat at SWK for a glass of wine and a small appetizer. I had the Arugula; I love seafood! So this was a great choice! I also ordered the Yellow Tomato Gazpacho which I didn't care for much. Thus, my server took off the bill. She didn't... More

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Ellada H., So glad you loved your dinner. We are lucky to have Chef Waysok in the kitchen grilling, frying, mixing, chopping and all of the other brilliant things he does. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM @southwaterchi More

San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Get the Chicago style bloody mary and 3 little pigs breakfast. Bagels the size of your head...bacon, ham, sausage, egg, hollandaise... yum!!! That is all.

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

iamzetter, We're thrilled that you chose South Water Kitchen and had a great time! Sending happy shiny thoughts right back at you! Cheers! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM More

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really nice spot for lunch, they have great sandwiches. Several of our party had the sliced prime rib which was excellent, I had the grilled chicken sandwich which was very enjoyable. They offer great fresh made lemonades - I highly recommend giving one a try. Service was steady and attentive which is exactly what is needed for a business lunch.

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

barrynoah, We’re thrilled you chose South Water Kitchen and had a great time. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon and I will be sure to share your review with our team. Cheers! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place was recommended by the Trump Hotel. We came for breakfast and ordered the White Omelette, swk omelette, and two eggs any style. They were all very good. The food was clean (not too much oil and grease), and on the healthier side especially the wheat toast. Loved the blueberry jelly. Yumm.

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

violet12311, We’re thrilled you chose South Water Kitchen and had a great time. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you! Cheers! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM More

Saugatuck, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went to South Water Kitchen twice. Once for lunch and the food and service was excellent. The second time we wanted to have another drink at 9pm before we were planning to go upstairs to our hotel room. We were completely ignored by the waitress, although I was looking at her and it wasn't busy at all that time... More

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Katja S., Thanks much for your honest feedback! We took your comments and are using them as a training tool with our service team. You didn't see us on our best behavior, and for that I sincerely apologize. The next time you’re back in town, let me know! I would love the chance to personally make sure your next visit... More

Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Met girlfriends for lunch here, the location was convenient and the food/service was great! Very convenient to have such good food right at the hotel I was staying at.

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SouthWaterKitchen, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

tjw1974, Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Chicago! Cheers! Charlotte O'Donahue - GM More

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