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Schwa

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1466 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2215
+1 773-252-1466
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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1466 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2215
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

The restaurant has a fixed degustation menu. It is creative. I'll say I found four of so of the dishes really outstanding. The rest were pretty good. A couple were lacking. The ambience was for younger people than me --I am in my early 50's--...More

Thank alvafer64
Reviewed April 3, 2017

There really are few restaurants as wonderful as Schwa when it all works out. Schwa and its chef, Michael Carlson, have a tempestuous history. The reservation system (if it can be called a system) has, in the past, required multiple calls to get a person...More

Thank ChicagoOnthego
Reviewed March 4, 2017

My tastiest and most unique dining experience! Upon entering Schwa, I thought I'd wondered into a derelict crack house. The bottom of the walls appear to be painted with cans of black spray paint above which fades into an amateurish ombre. A couple bare bulbs...More

Thank p2cip
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We were looking forward to trying this restaurant but even before the meal was over, I was questioning how this place got its Michelin star. It started fine and the truffle ravioli was good but that being said, some things meshed well, others not so...More

Thank Serenity-Roma
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We had an incredible night at Schwa == the food was unbeatable. Complex, yet fun. The flavors were unbeatable. Every single chef brought a dish to our table. They explained every dish, which exceeded all of our expectations. The room is minimalist, which keeps the...More

Thank KimKandRandyP
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Went with my boyfriend as our Christmas presents to each other, and let me just say... wow! The restaurant is very cozy and the entire atmosphere is just a good time. The chefs are the waiters and they are very personable and fun to be...More

1  Thank italianprincipessa
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most unique dining experiences I've ever had. The staff is very classy because they understand the needs of a true food experience. I would describe this place as more of a sensory experience that must be experienced.

Thank senge11
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had the best dinner of our lives. We're from Orlando, FL, and call ahead of time with a few restriction on our diet no shellfish and Im vegetarian, they created 9 courses special for us. A few courses had a wine pairing, but this...More

1  Thank Francine C
Reviewed September 13, 2016

When they say don't judge a book by it's cover, this restaurant should be included. Amazing food, one of my all time favorite meals and experiences. Our waiters were all great, Brandon especially spent much time explaining the details of every course. Kudos to them...More

Thank Flashman53
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Food is fabulous as always but the fellow patrons freely smoked too much herb made it hard to enjoy the beautiful food :(. Not sure if I'll be back.

1  Thank zestywoo
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Reynold M
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Response from SlymanChicago | Reviewed this property |
Whatever you want. The serving staff, which I recall was all male, had lots of facial hair and tattoos. They were very friendly and casual, so the place is not stuffy. It only has about 30 seats
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1466 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2215
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-1466
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