After almost of year and a half of operations, Sink|Swim is recalibrating, navigating toward more casual waters. The Logan Square restaurant announced today seafood-focused spot would venture forward as "more value driven." Chef Matt Danko remains onboard, as management wants a restaurant where locals can afford and visit regularly.
While the popular Scofflaw cocktail bar continues to attract customers, the group's first restaurant struggled a bit. Quality seafood isn’t cheap and the Logan Square isn’t a neighborhood—such as West Loop—where upscale prices are the norm. The new menu offers "fun" dishes like crab macaroni and cheese, fish and chips and a fried shrimp basket. Management describes it as Scofflaw’s version of a seafood shack. For fans for their oysters, they’re still offering $1 oysters at happy hour. New items include a $20 catch of the day and a tuna melt.
They’ve also made changes on the drinks side. Fans of fishbowls and other large format drinks will be happy to see three such sharable cocktails available.
The changes represent a need to better fit the needs of the Logan Square. Like The Radler before them—also in Logan Square—Sink|Swim said they've received input for neighbors. They’ve been quietly unrolling changes in recent weeks, and guests should expect more design changes in the future. They’ve already painted the ceiling, according to Chicago, which first reported the changes. Don’t expect Red Lobster's decor, but the interiors will be kitschy. Still, restaurant partner and bar director Danny Shapiro told Chicago that the decorations won’t be over the top.
Check out the full revamped menu below.