The Smyth and The Loyalist is one name, but two Chicago restaurant concepts under the same roof. Run by John and Karen Shields, a seasonal tasting menu is offered upstairs at Smyth and a la carte dishes are served downstairs at The Loyalist. Even an hour before my dinner at The Loyalist, I kept forgetting which was which.
Let’s review. Smyth – Tasting menu. Upstairs. The Loyalist – A la carte menu. Downstairs.