Swift & Sons

4.7
2160 reviews
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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.

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 2160 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply phenomenal

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Not too stuffy. Great with our 5 year old. Definitely recommend.

p
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice modern swanky restaurant. Very upscale with unique offerings for a steak house. Side of mushrooms was awesome with several types of mushrooms. Aged strip and on bone ribeye were delicious. The filet migon was underwhelming due to lack of flavor. They will serve steaks family style which allowed us to taste all the steaks

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Slightly above average food....noise level 'too high'...hard to talk at times...Service was OUTSTANDING!

BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swift & Sons is fantastic. Food is delicious with many options if you don't just want a steak. Our server was top notch. This was our second time there and will definitely be going back.

D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Best steak in Chicago, by a mile.
Table side magician was an excellent touch.

OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is huge but has a great atmosphere. The service was efficient and flexible...Meaning we felt free to sit and enjoy our drinks before ordering food and they offered to split things up if we wanted and to bring something else if we did not enjoy their recommendations. Everything we ordered was delicious! We had the crispy shrimp and pierogi appetizers, bone in ribeyes with carbonara Mac and cheese, plus creamed spinach, and the coffee and donuts sundae for dessert. It’s pricey, but worth it:)

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner before a show at the UC and had such a wonderful dinner! Adam took amazing care of us and we enjoyed every moment. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation.

P
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

4 star review as Swift and Sons did mostly what its supposed to do: provide great steak dinners with well crafted drinks with good service....but was it exceptional and worth $500 for dinner for a group of 4....no. Okay, no candle on the table that worked, and we received good service and good food..again, not exceptional. To be fair, that can be said for all good steak houses but won't be rushing back for a good experience and pay that kind of money.

R
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose V is the best waiter. We enjoyed him immensely. The food was fantastic. The appetizers were unique like the Tuna Crudo which included blackberry sauce on top of ahi tuna . We will be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Highly recommend the salmon which was cooked to perfection. Also, the Garden Party drink and ice cream. The service and staff made our experience even more outstanding. Thank you!!

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak! Great wine list.

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best steakhouse I’ve been to in Chicago. The food was delicious and had excellent service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit Adam at the bar

RN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious elegant way to celebrate our 40th anniversary!!!

GC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service but very noisy to the point of making conversation challenging

w
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, Swift & Sons was one of my favorite restaurant experiences. There were 4 of us and we were there for several hours. We ordered oysters and cocktails to start -- all delicious! We then ordered appetizers and salads and a bottle of wine. Again, wonderful. We all ordered different entrees from salmon, pork chops to steaks. And of course, more wine. We were all delightfully impressed with everything. Even the sides (especially the mushrooms) were fantastic! Our service was professional and friendly. The restaurant is gigantic and the noise is sometimes loud, however once you settle in, you become a special table thanks to the outstanding service! Bravo to Swift & Sons!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place to dine!!!

RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Staff, atmosphere and service were impeccable. The food and specifically the table-side Old Fashioned cart were first rate.

K
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu suggestions were right on. Good and long wine list. Staff is very professional

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. We had an early birthday dinner on Sunday and the food, ambiance, and service were excellent. We had caesar salads, salmon, wagyu, and the creamed corn and fingerling potatoes. All satisfying, rich dishes that were perfectly cooked and we savored every bite. Our host and servers were attentive and anticipated our every need. The moody interior reminded me of a law school library designed in a vintage, industrial chic style and it really added to our overall dining experience. We rounded out the birthday meal with coffee and our host brought us a slice of the most delicious cheesecake to mark the occasion. Initially, we were too full for dessert, but that did not stop us from eating the entire thing!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

For a Saturday night the place was empty, the food was amazing, the temperature way too low.

JV
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place. Went for the first time last Wednesday then went back with friends on Saturday. I love everything about it - the service, the drinks and obviously the food. The service has that right mix of attentive but not over-bearing. Planning my next visit already!

KP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious except for the 65 day dry aged ribeye my husband and I shared. It was rather tough and dry. Would not order that again.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding especially the French Onion Soup. Steaks were incredible and definitely left feeling satisfied and full

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve ever eaten!!

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WS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had one of the best Captains I’ve ever experienced - Colter who was beyond proficient with not only the menu but the background behind each food item. The dry aged ribeye was beyond description on taste and my New York strip, with the bordelaise, even though not dry aged was delicious.

It’s a big place and less personal than a traditional Chicago steakhouse but the service and food made up for it.

OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and it exceeded our high expectations. Really loved the tomato burrata salad and the salmon was fantastic. Save room for dessert - had the cheesecake and the s’mores profiterole- awesome. Service was perfect. We will go again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall decent steaks. Definitely not the best around. Side dishes were good, but not great. The seafood platter was good, but not amazing. Overall good place, but, comparable to other steak houses around Chicago, not amazing.

AH
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately Swift and Sons may have jumped the shark;
disappointed after previously many great experiences and removing this place from our favorite’s list.

1. Poor Cocktail; the bar tender couldn’t get a simple old fashioned properly done. Never mind the ice cubes; ( perhaps they should visit the roof top bar across the street to get inspiration). Unfortunately the table side bar wasn’t available on this Saturday. (Really on Saturday?)
2. Meat had excellent quality, saving grace. And of course the main reason to go to a steak restaurant. However I wish the temperature was better controlled on the medium rare. Strongly seared and seasoned on the outside, inside more rare then medium (fine with us) but didn’t achieve good rendering of the fat throughout. Quite enjoyable still.
3. Appetizers: crab cake and octopus well done, but nothing to rave about. Crab cake had well prepared crab meat, nicely seasoned; still a bit boring.
4. Side dishes: well seasoned yet on the salty side
5. Service: perhaps not the best day; not engaging and actually caring about the customer experience or to consult. I guess we are tagged as “lost cause “
6. Noise level was a bit high w quite a few seats empty; and a few big groups. The atmosphere was more akin to dining hall: loud chatter, without a good vibe.
7. The Coravin list, ( a plus in the past) was not all the intriguing; sommelier- missing in action too?

All in all: in the past s&s did the ancillaries to “the steak “ very well. With great service, consulting on wines, food and table side cocktail, fun atmosphere. None of that was there. Perhaps an off day... hope it gets back to the earlier days. In the meantime, will try other venues .

KZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Our server went above and beyond to make our experience special.

AT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably our favorite Steakhouse in Chicago. Had drinks and an app at the bar before we sat down, which was a great way start to the night. The bartender introduced me to my new favorite Rye. Table was quaint and cozy. We got the cold seafood platter to start, the Caviar w/ potato salad was AMAZING. Steaks and sides were really good. Ice cream and desert cart were the perfect finishing touch. Customer service was incredible all night and to top it off they brought us glasses of champagne for our anniversary.

RA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was at Swift and Sons was excellent. The chicken was juicy and well prepared.

LD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and my steak was perfection. It is great for a special occasion.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good good good food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, amazing dinner.

CH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group that was part social, part business and the restaurant set us up at a great table that let us all engage and enjoy one another's company. The service was great as usual, the food exceptional and the drinks a-flowing. What more could one ask for?

TR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always an excellent choice for steak and crab legs!!! Excellent service without being stuffy like some high end steak restaurants in Chicago. Decor / style is very cool. We love it and we love that its a few doors away from our office at Menu Collective 👌🏻 Also great to be able to just sit at bar and have a cocktail and excellent burger too!

K
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Our server, Adam, was amazing! Food was delicious!

JM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was great. great selections. excellent service.

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