We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Water Kitchen - CLOSED

225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
+1 312-236-9300
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
All Details
Reviews (453)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 431 reviews

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Requested a table for one about 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday night in November. Pleasant red-headed hostess showed me down several steps to a booth and a waiter brought a glass of water. The restaurant wasn't busy and neither was I. I sat unnoticed while...More

Thank JennieHelderman
Reviewed 15 November 2017

delicious breakfast on our way to the airport. I had the protein omelet which was very good. They have great coffee, spectacular breakfast potatoes and wonderful service!

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Food and service was outstanding! The food was fresh and delicious. The presentation was that of a five star restaurant. I had breakfast and dinner and would definitely go back again.

Thank Concetta_Angelina
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I had dinner and breakfast at the South Water while staying in the Monaco Hotel. For dinner, I had the arugula salad and grilled Skuna Bay salmon, both excellent. The breakfast menu was somewhat limited if you wanted a continental breakfast, but lots of other...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Good food, Good and smooth service. Good location - not too much crowd at lunchtime. Extensive menu. Be aware of the slightly slanting floor at the bar. A friendly sign informing/warning the customers could be one good advice.

Thank MarkFinland
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We love to hear our guests say they enjoyed their experience. My apologies about the floor we do have multi-levels in the space, the charm of a vintage building. See you soon.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Stopped her for breakfast on a whim and was so satisfied, my friend and I returned the following night for dinner! The restaurant itself is very nice, but casual. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was really why we returned! Breakfast was avocado...More

Thank vlsoares1
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

So glad you loved your breakfast and dinner! We pride ourselves on a casual elegance style of service. Chef Roger has cultivated strong relationships with our local farms to ensure the freshest ingredients.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great service, great breakfasts! Large portions, fresh bread choices, good location, clean interior.

Thank Jamie D
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you so much for your stellar review – it will be shared with our team. See you soon.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Had lunch here this past week and ordered the pulled port sandwich with fries. Fries were thin cut fries and were very good. The pulled pork sandwich was on a long onion roll and it was very tasty as well. The service was quick and...More

Thank tevend32
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We're are so glad you enjoyed the pulled pork, it is one of our chef's favorite as well. Our service staff prides itself on being quick. We hope to see you next time.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Dined here with the family before a matinee at the theater. Pancakes with pumpkin mascarpone was plentiful and fluffy. The eggs with ham and wheat toast marvelous and potatoes very flavorful. The other plate was scrambled eggs with sausage and potatoes. This plate was disappointing...More

Thank tjmm1985
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review, I am glad you chose South Water Kitchen over Wildberries :) My apologies for missing the mark on one of your breakfast dishes.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Grabbed dinner prior to heading off to the Chicago Theatre located nearby. While the service was outstanding the menu was extremely limited (6-7 entree items) and all rather pricey. My spouse had the zucchini pasta which had a great presentation but was more like an...More

Thank bev51064
Tina M, General Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself to heart. Our apologies for not delivering the value that you were expecting, we do take pride in ordering the freshest ingredients to ensure quality. We are glad...More

Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
Nearby HotelsSee all 192 hotels in Chicago
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
2,450 reviews
.01 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop
691 reviews
.09 km away
Virgin Hotels Chicago
1,188 reviews
.10 km away
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
5,007 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Morton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - Wacker Place
509 reviews
.08 km away
Emerald Loop
465 reviews
.02 km away
Miss Ricky's
179 reviews
.10 km away
Bella Bacino's
619 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Chicago Theatre
661 reviews
.20 km away
Chicago Skyline
150 reviews
.11 km away
American Writers Museum
73 reviews
.20 km away
Carbide and Carbon Building
32 reviews
.20 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
  • Public Transportation: Lake St. stop on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-236-9300
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing