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The Loyalist

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.

This is what we ordered.

The Loyalist

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The Loyalist Menu

Starters

Summer Melon, Lime Leaf, Cashew

Summer Melon, Lime Leaf, Cashew

Roasted Beets , Avocado Pumpkin Seed Butter

Roasted Beets , Avocado Pumpkin Seed Butter

Squid, Charred Eggplant, Fresno Chili

Squid, Charred Eggplant, Fresno Chili

Heirloom Tomatoes + Plum, Fresh Cheese, Garlic Bread

Heirloom Tomatoes + Plum, Fresh Cheese, Garlic Bread

Grilled Carrot, Bearnaise, Salsa Verde

Grilled Carrot, Bearnaise, Salsa Verde

Chicken Liver Mousse, Sourdough Toast, Radish

Chicken Liver Mousse, Sourdough Toast, Radish

Main Dishes

Crispy Chicken Thighs, Carolina Gold Rice Grits, Pickled Tripe

Crispy Chicken Thighs, Carolina Gold Rice Grits, Pickled Tripe

The Loyalist Cheeseburger + Fries

The Loyalist Cheeseburger + Fries

Desserts

Lemongrass Sundae, Blueberries, Molasses

Lemongrass Sundae, Blueberries, Molasses

Chocolate Blackout Cake, Salted Cream, Fernet Branca

Chocolate Blackout Cake, Salted Cream, Fernet Branca

Toasted Pavlova, Sweet Corn, Blackberry Sorbet

Toasted Pavlova, Sweet Corn, Blackberry Sorbet

Info

Smyth and The Loyalist177 N Ada St #101, Chicago IL  | 773 913 3773

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