South Water Kitchen Dining Room

Modern Midwestern Restaurant On The River

225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 | (312) 236-9300

South Water Kitchen in downtown

Let your taste buds live like a local at South Water Kitchen, where classic Midwestern dishes get the contemporary treatment, resulting in food that’s simple yet simply delicious. Located adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago near the Chicago River, South Water Kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Roger Waysok, who creates menus that satisfy, surprise, and most of all, speak to the heart of Chicago. No matter the season, you’ll find flavors that celebrate the bounty of the area — everything from the milk braised pork shoulder to the house cocktails are made with ingredients from nearby farmers and purveyors.

Dining Room Hours

Breakfast Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Brunch Saturday - Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lunch Monday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner Daily
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

South Water Kitchen Chef Roger Waysok

Meet the Chef

Windy City native Roger Waysok celebrates his hometown in the best way he knows how: with time-honored Midwestern cooking with a contemporary twist. This is a man who’s spent his entire career in the city limits — if you’re looking for authentic cuisine from an authentic guy, you’ve found it.

Meet Roger Waysok


The Tavern Bartender and Cocktails

The Tavern

Recently named to Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list in Chicago, head bartender Dan Rook’s knowledge of spirits and local beers belies his young age — and has made the Tavern one of the hottest drinking destinations around. Stop by for a perfectly balanced cocktail or a handpicked craft beer flight.


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