Swift & Sons

4.7
2012 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Swift & Sons is an American Steakhouse brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group. The stunning multi-room space was designed by the world-renowned design firm AvroKO and is located in the heart of the Fulton Market District — the birthplace of Chicago meatpacking. Executive Chef Chris Pandel's menu is based in traditional ideas, then elevated with a modern approach that makes it unique in the Chicago steakhouse landscape. The menu is also vegetarian friendly and contains a separate, approachable tavern menu.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Anyone guest who cancels a reservation less than 24 hours prior to their reservation time or fails to show up for their reservation will be charged $40 per expected guest to the card on file. Please note, we allot two hours for your dining experience for parties of 4 guests and fewer.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Anyone guest who cancels a reservation less than 24 hours prior to their reservation time or fails to show up for their reservation will be charged $40 per expected guest to the card on file. Please note, we allot two hours for your dining experience for parties of 4 guests and fewer.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Swift & Sons might have a separate seafood restaurant inside of it, but this steakhouse is the star of the show.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 2012 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Swift & Sons. We had a great Easter Brunch!

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing for Easter Brunch. Had to keep asking for refills on beverages and was never asked if we wanted juices that came with the brunch menu. The only reason I knew they did was by looking over at other tables and heard their wait staff ask

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous Easter brunch at Swift & Sons. The service was impeccable, and the food was plentiful and delicious!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Date night with my husband. Sat at the bar for dinner and drinks. Bartender was attentive and made us some delicious cocktails. Food was great. Loved the atmosphere. Definitely will be back!

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g
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was simply the best. He made our experience worth 5 stars. He was super kind regarding my gluten allergy. Thank you for giving us the best experience

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C
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, always spot on

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M
Grand Rapids
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for the Beef Wellington, because we were seeing a play set in England and we wanted to stay on theme. It did not disappoint. But first, the decor is very midcentury modern, with lots of charming details from the era of technology. The mixed drink selection is excellent - my fiancé had one with bourbon and orange bitters that delighted, and he also had a microbrew (a saison from their small beer bottle selection). They have an excellent wine list but we did not happen to have wine tonight. We had a morel tart, which was divine, and also venison pate, which was very good as well. The Wellington itself is served tableside (they do some luxe cocktails tableside also) and is a charming presentation. They have an award winning pastry chef who also accounts herself well on her part in this. The tenderloin was perfectly cooked and lovely, with great tastes from the accoutrements, very good shell, and served with jus on the side. We were too full by this point for a full desert but split a strawberry macaron and really delightful port truffes. I am not such a fan of steakhouses in general but this was excellent. If you go I do recommend the Wellie as the way to go. Thank you Swift & Sons!

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. The food however, left something to be desired for the price. Will not be going back.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I understand the space limitations, our table was placed in the center of the food with little privacy or space. I will 100% add this to my list of places to dine and meet friends

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M
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my brother-in-law’s promotion. Jose was fabulous and very sociable. Kevin was lovely also and very attentive. I liked his haircut. The grilled asparagus was the best I’ve had and my sister said her in-bone fillet was impeccable.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Usually I would have rated this restaurant higher. Our prior experiences were great. My dad was visiting from out of town. We have been here a few times before and wanted to treat him to a nice dinner, just like we did with my husband’s parents when they were in town. There was an issue with our Open table reservation so we put our name in for a table. She said she would text me when a table was ready and the restaurant wasn’t full. There were ample reservation times open, but I didn’t use the opentable app since she said she would handle it. I told her we would be at the bar, but I had to check in with her twice about our table since we had been waiting over an hour. When time came, we were offered a table that was in a far corner or by the bar (which was open the whole time we were waiting at the bar). Only after my dad complained were we seated. At that point the manager and wait staff took extra effort to make things right and turned the night around. Food and ambiance is usually fantastic but the treatment upfront was still a turn off for a place that prior has been pretty excellent and a favorite for us.

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Las Vegas
176 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Beef Wellington was perfect. Crab leg app was perfect.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

8:45 reservation and we were not seated 9:30.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place. Steaks were perfect. Cocktails outstanding.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The wait staff did not put one of my steaks in the to-go bag!

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M
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse in the city. Everytime it is excellent and they’re always refreshing the menu

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

I have been fortunate to have eaten at some of the best steak houses around the world and in Chicago, I had high expectations about Swift and Sons based on reviews. I had the bone in filet, I have never been so disappointed with the quality of the steak. It had a rubber texture like I’ve never experienced anywhere, it was prepared properly temperature wise, but tasted like rubber, extremely disappointed. Salad was great and fresh as were the sides, but the steak ruined the experience.

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e
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

My experience at Swift and sons was disappointing. I almost never write an unfavorable review, but I was so disappointed for a restaurant whose charges should require better. I will start with a complement that the Beef Wellington was excellent, yet, even though for two, I am not sure the size demanded a $110.00 a la carte price. Move on to the rest of the food which was good, but presented and described (on the menu, by the waitstaff and on the bill) incorrectly, or inappropriately. Start with the wedge with lemon vinaigrette. When specifically asked about any other dressing choices (i.e. blue cheese) I was informed that it was served with a blue cheese dressing on the wedge, then dressed with the lemon vinaigrette. Served, scant blue cheese taste, strong lemon flavor, not what was explained . When asked regarding the 1/2 roasted chicken entree, it was on the menu and described as a 1/2 chicken with a thigh presse. (presse?). What arrived was an airline cut chicken breast, white meat, and a small rectangle of dark meat served as a flat slice, presumably, the rest of their " 1/2 chicken", which was misleading. When asked if the fries were natural cut, I was told they were "regular fries" when they arrived, they were, in fact, natural cut. That is what I preferred, but the staff could not answer a simple food question. Finally, for the drinks. I requested a bloody mary mix as specifically NOT spicy, it was brought VERY spicy. When the drink was returned and questioned, I was told, there is only one premade mix and I was given that, again poor accommodation. The drink charge was left on the bill, until I requested it to be removed. The wine by the glass, I ordered 2 glasses of Susana Balbo Malbec, in writing on the menu $14.00/glass, however on the check it rang up as $15.00/glass. By this time I was diner weary and let it go just to bring the evening to a close, but for an establishment where dinner for 4 was over $400.00, that is rather negligent.

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RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, loved it and will go back. All the food was great and they even gave us an anniversary dessert for free. Service was outstanding too.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Birthday celebration the environment was warming the waitress was very attentive and everyone else,will go back because me and Husband also friends really enjoyed ourselves;Food was amazing as well.

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F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, atmosphere and food was as good as any other top steak house in the city. The experience was as expected from the moment we arrived! Absolutely recommend.

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WB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Food and staff were terrific!

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Swift and Sons about twice a year since they opened, and it never fails to disappoint. Although beef is a specialty, the sea food is exceptional, especially the oyster appetizer. The "flight" of three types of Wagyu beef (about 5 ounces each, if memory serves) is a very good value. I don't recall seeing it on the menu, so it might have to be a special request. The service is excellent, and the wait-staff provide candid comments on menu selections and are willing to accomodate requests for individual patrons to modify menu choices. The wine selections are reasonably priced.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved their birthday desert! Delicious!!

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal & service was superb!

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Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The two dishes I had were perfect. The oysters with tartare was an amazing dish and I could return just for that but the deconstructed lamb was also amazing. Congratulations to the chef. This is not just an ordinary steakhouse. Bravo and well done.

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f
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awful carrot cake chef tried to be too creative

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ML
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend! The food and drink were sublime. The friendly and attentive service puts this place at the top of my list. I'll be back!

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RS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with my wife during a citytrip. Our Dry-aged Ripeye and Bone-in Filet Mignon were absolutely fabulous! Never had a piece of meat from the grill done so perfect! It‘s worth every single dollar! The service was outstanding, matched the high standard of this Steakhouse! Go there and enjoy! Thanks to all of the Swift & Sons Team!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our experience at Swift and Son's was "professional". All of the staff knew their job and did it well but nobody was particularly personable. It was also quite noisy and didn't have the ambience of a high end steakhouse, although it did have the price tag. My crab cake was fresh and tasty and the filet was perfectly cooked. The sides were just a bit too much butter for my taste. The wine was good but more expensive than it needed to be. Overall, the experience didn't match the price.

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HV
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and fabulous service!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner and it was perfect. Everything from walking in and being sat early (per our request), to these small details many places skip over (wiping the table between courses). It was perfect. We're wil take the train again, from Milwaukee, just to eat here.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and food service excellent. Bar service was poor, unable to have a cocktail prior to seating even though arrived 30 minutes early. Once seated, ordered a salty dog, no salt on rim of glass; laughable knowing they promote having mixologists on staff.

For the cost, each aspect of operation should be on equal excellence.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we've ever eaten in our lives!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service used to be better. I like this place. Please to back to your original standard.

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Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Was expecting much more....the service and ambiance were wonderful, but the food was extremely lacking in my opinion. If I were invited out or someone else really wanted to go I would go back but I am not picking it on my own.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Excellent food and service.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic as was the food.

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was my second time at Swift & Sons and the food was just mediocre, I ordered the boneless rib-eye and split it with my friend and we both thought it was very salty. The salad was just eh and so were the desserts. I do like the atmosphere and sitting at the bar enjoying a cocktail before dinner, the service was very good. Will I go back....possibly but not for steak.

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