What does an experience to Smyth include?

When you purchase an experience at Smyth, you are paying for the food, service, and any applicable taxes. All beverage purchases (beverage pairings, coffee, tea, etc.) are an additional charge.

I have an allergy or dietary restriction. Can I dine at Smyth?

With at least two days notice, we will always do our best to accommodate any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Why am I being charged tax on the service charge?

Service charges are considered a part of the cost of the food and therefore subject to sales tax. Tips, which are discretionary, are not part of the cost and therefore not subject to sales tax.

What is the difference between Smyth and The Loyalist?

At Smyth, we offer a 5-course, 8-course, and a 12-course experience. Please allow 2-3 hours depending on your experience. Smyth is a loft style design, with an entirely open kitchen and vast windows. We welcome guests to feel at home. The Loyalist is a neighborhood restaurant and bar. We offer a casual experience with shareable menu choices and a large bar with craft cocktails.

What is your cancellation policy?

For Smyth: Smyth requires 24-hours notice when canceling or rescheduling an experience. Experiences canceled with less than 24-hours notice are subject to a fee of $100 per guest. Please contact us via phone or email to cancel or reschedule your experience.

Is valet parking available at Smyth?

Yes! Valet parking is provided by Absolute Valet for $14 per vehicle. At this time, valet parking must be paid via cash only.

Can I purchase a gift card to Smyth or The Loyalist?

Yes! Currently, gift cards can be purchased by calling us @ 773.913.3773 or stopping by the restaurant.

Have additional questions?

If you have additional questions about Tock or your reservation, please visit the Tock help page.


Chicago, Illinois

Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, John Shields & Karen Urie Shields present two distinct, exciting restaurants, Smyth and The Loyalist.

SMYTH features a joyful tasting menu journey, offering flexible 5-, 8-, or 12-course experiences. The menu changes every day, as the Shields’ travel to The Farm. This unique collaboration is the heartbeat of Smyth, the source of the restaurant’s inspiration and its living pantry.

Awards and recognitions

  • Michelin Guide - 1 Star
  • 4 Stars, Chicago Tribune - 2017