Located in Chicago’s West Loop, Smyth is an homage to the depth and richness of husband-and-wife chefs John Shields and Karen Urie Shields’ five years in the farmlands of Smyth County, Virginia, where they expanded their knowledge and vision and found their culinary voice. With three multi-course tasting menus, two Michelin-starred Smyth offers a unique take on fine dining that nudges diners out of their comfort zones with interesting ingredients and intriguing pairings. An exclusive relationship with The Farm, a 20-acre farm an hour south of Chicago, acts as the impetus for many of the restaurant’s dishes. Fermenting, pickling and curing extend the seasons, providing another level of creativity and depth of flavors that is inherently rooted in the Midwest but never limited by it. Located downstairs, sister spot The Loyalist is a neighborhood bar that offers the same warm, welcoming ambiance for which they’re known but with inspired French food and craft cocktails that surpass expectations.