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.
Smyth – Tasting menu. Upstairs.
The Loyalist – A la carte menu. Downstairs.
This is what we ordered.
The Loyalist Menu
Summer Melon, Lime Leaf, Cashew
Roasted Beets , Avocado Pumpkin Seed Butter
Squid, Charred Eggplant, Fresno Chili
Heirloom Tomatoes + Plum, Fresh Cheese, Garlic Bread
Grilled Carrot, Bearnaise, Salsa Verde
Chicken Liver Mousse, Sourdough Toast, Radish
Crispy Chicken Thighs, Carolina Gold Rice Grits, Pickled Tripe
The Loyalist Cheeseburger + Fries
Lemongrass Sundae, Blueberries, Molasses
Chocolate Blackout Cake, Salted Cream, Fernet Branca
Toasted Pavlova, Sweet Corn, Blackberry Sorbet
Smyth and The Loyalist | 177 N Ada St #101, Chicago IL | 773 913 3773
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