Smyth
Smyth

Smyth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.smythrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 414-831-4615x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:Sunday-Saturday 6:30am-10:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bradford Shovlin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Smyth is available for private functions for any time of the day excluding Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday nights. Please contact Krista Sobieski for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Krista Sobieski ksobieski@theironhorsehotel.com 4148314613x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is shared with the Iron Horse Hotel. Street parking is available for those who choose not to valet park.
A word from Smyth
Smyth is inspired by the days gone by term for blacksmithing. We honor the blacksmith and his craft by creating cuisine that reflects the handcrafted, soulful trade of transforming raw materials into works of art. We draw seasonally from the bounty that Wisconsin and the Midwest have to offer. Smyth is an intelligent balance between the playful and the traditional. Enjoy soups, salads, appetizers and entrees as well as plates meant for sharing.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Smyth reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)special occasion (31)romantic (24)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (14)hot spot (13)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was excellent! Ambiance, too noisy. Service was very good, but actually a bit too fast...I hesitate to speak negatively about fast service, but we had about two sips of our cocktails when the entrees arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place to share
    SueMVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Four of us ate at Smyth on a Thursday night. We decided to order several small and medium plates and share. If you like trying new foods this is the place! We tried chicken liver pate, goat cheese, rabbit meatballs, bone marrow, walleye, pork cheeks and a few other things and it was all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your usual hotel resturant
    hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is outstanding here, don't miss it ! HIghlights of the night were th corn chowder and the pork chop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Logan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Phenomenal, yet unfussy, food, décor and service. We really enjoyed the small/medium/large plate concept and happily mixed and matched, all the way to dessert. Smyth absolutely NEVER disappoints, which means a lot of people are working very, very hard at making everything look effortless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Foodislife
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Smyth is the place for excellent taste. The atmosphere is exceptional. Service very good. Our only disappointment was portion size. For the price it was way too small. Compared to other restaurants with similar price, it fell short on portion size. Otherwise, the flavors were outstanding. Kudos to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressive buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had the Route 66 buffet and understand the price now! Huge selection of meats, plus food to order at the table, with a drink included. Very fun meal. But vegetarian options were lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for dinner or tapas
    Ckressin
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great service and the food was fabulous! Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a great dining experience here. The food was amazing. Plenty of options for sharing or not, it's up to you! Doesn't feel like a "hotel" restaurant at all. Great service as well. Fun, energetic vibe. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We dined at this restaurant last Saturday night. The menu was underwhelming and overpriced. Service was terrific. Would not go here again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BeeJ
    BeeJ
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Outside dining is comfortable and spacious…perfect for catching the last days of summer. Food is prepared thoughtfully and creatively….plus very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smyth Foodie Week
    Funtofeast
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    So glad we chose Smyth during Walkers Point Foodie week. First time diners and I will go back! Hard to decide from great menu choices. Regular menu also looked wonderful. Food was fresh, presented well and service was great. The decor was simple yet elegant in an appropriate industrial style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of the best
    hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went during Walkers Foodie Week but have been there before. Smyth was a had to go to destination and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth giving a try
    diningwiththeboysVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Not a typical hotel restaurant. Rather a spin on food that the foodie in you will enjoy. Not a huge menu, but enough variety to find what you are looking for. Time is taken to prepare and present richly crafted food options. From the everyday choices with new spins to the creative. Freshest ingredients are used to make salads, dinners and desserts special. Nice wine list, a bit on the pricey side. Seasonal cocktail options as well. Restaurant is a bit on the dark side, designed in dark browns with a lot of heavy wood features, maybe perfect for that special dinner or night out on the town. Give it a try, the food impresses, the service is great and they make the effort to make sure you are happy and enjoying yourself.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and delicious.
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We shared grilled romaine with blue cheese and bacon, Bone Marrow, pork cheeks with polenta, walleye with pickled radishes, and seared golden brown scallops. All delicious medium sized plates. They split the salad for us. New industrial decorations. There is an outside bar, quite attractive, but call to see when it is open. A short distance from Third ward shops. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to table
    Jodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was awesome, it is unique / farm2table type of fare. Our server John was great. He asked us if we were celebrating anything special (which we were, our 11th anniversary). I ordered the "medium" dish of scallops which our waiter said was more of an appetizer, it was enough for me. My husband chose the "large" menu & had pork chops that were out of this world (the waiter gave us the name of the breed, I don't recall, but would consider it an "heirloom" variety). After our meal, we did go outside to the patio. We had cocktails out there. It was a beautiful night with a light breeze from the lake... I would definitely go back and even check into staying overnight at the hotel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Outstanding
    HungryLady
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Nick was our server and steered us in the right direction. We had the bison flank steak and it came perfectly done with just the right amount of potatoes and gravy. Spring veggies were a nice addition. The wine we ordered, a super tuscan, was priced right and excellent for the dish. The only downside is that we were too full to order one of the four outstanding deserts.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    EdnDee
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We enjoyed dining here very much. A very good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We have visited Smyth twice for dinner and once for brunch and found the food and service to be excellent. Only complaint is a small one... We ordered a bottle of champagne at brunch and had to wait a while for it to come to the table, then refilled our own glasses when they were empty. Otherwise a great time was had, would recommend the beet salad and the chiliquiles at brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Distinctive Pre-Summerfest Dinner
    trysomethingnew
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great foods served with attention to detail and presentation in a modern sleek atmosphere. Go early - relax and enjoy a great meal before a fantastic concert at Summerfest. Its a great quiet start to a lively night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    LG1123
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Always great for special occasion brunch. (Fathers day, birthday).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We really enjoyed the evening! Excellent service, food was out of this world, and the atmosphere was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Route 66 Brunch: Traveler's Delight
    EatNWrite
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I'm usually not a fan of themed anything, but The Route 66 Brunch doesn't sacrifice quality for character. Serving dishes that originated in or were inspired by the truck stops and diners along Route 66, it is part buffet and part breakfast tapas. The "tapas" are small plates that are included in the price of brunch but are ordered through the server. Service was excellent -- friendly and attentive. If you have an inclination toward sweet, order the brioche french toast, but you might want to request "easy on the syrup." For me, highlights of the buffet were "flannel" corned beef hash and smoked salmon. A little pricey? Yes, but worth it. We traveled all the way from the suburbs of Chicago just for breakfast -- a traveler's delight.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating in the dark
    Brownie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It has been a while since we were first at the restaurant. It seems to have changed. Great outside seating and a wonderful place for a drink. However, the restaurant lighting was way too dark. We had to use cell phones in order to read the menu. Several other tables around us also use their cell phone to read the menu. We asked twice to have the lights turned up but to no avail. The pork was very good and worth ordering again. Very limited menu with regards to choices. Only one type of meat, pork, chicken or fish. Wine list was very limited also. Given the prices, the atmosphere and the limited choices not sure we will return again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charm and flavor
    finediningfan
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    excellent ambiance and service in this space. the low lighting make for romantic moments along with some unique cocktails to spice the night. the service was excellent and the food bold and flavorful. it has a limited menu which limits choices but it is better to do some things excellent than many things mediocre as far as I am concerned. add one of their rooms to make for a romantic weekend getaway and enjoy their outside bar after dinner and then brunch the following morning. A+ experience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would go back.
    OutNAbout
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We went here for our 1 year anniversary. I wouldn't say the food and service were "outstanding" but the staff was attentive, the food was good. The menu selection was a little lean and was a little pricey. Nice atmosphere though. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    karenthib
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We dined at Smyth while celebrating our anniversary at the Iron Horse Hotel and it was just wonderful. The salmon dish I had was great and the pork chop my husband had was deemed the best he'd ever eaten. The service was fantastic and we really enjoyed ourselves. The decor of the restaurant is also very nice and much in keeping with the rest of the hotel and the laid back Harley vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 586 reviews are from the Smyth reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Smyth was great-it was Open Table that stunk. i made a reservation for 9:30- got there at 9:30 and then was told the restaurant did not open until 10. You would think the Open Table reservation would not have gone through.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HowardVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Limited menu. All the entree choices were rich and expensive. Need more options.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JennieVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Although the servers were absolutely fabulous as well as The bartender, the limited food on the menu wasn't for me. This is my problem. Not anyone else's. Nice people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing isn't even enough
    Stmphoto
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The best lamb I've ever eaten. Amazing service. They even seamlessly handled a request to have menus without pricing so my guests would order with their taste buds and not their wallet
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When In Milwaukee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went to Milwaukee for a concert and found a great hotel and wonderful restaurant. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was marvelous and the ambiance great-a very nicely done industrial chic. The tables could use a little more space for privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch - Not Worth $55
    SaraMcG
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Iron Horse Hotel is one of my favorite spots in Milwaukee. The ambiance and decor are incredible and the staff are friendly and attentive. While I can't speak for their weekly brunch - which I would like to try because some of the items sound amazingly good - their specialty buffet brunch for Mother's Day was just.... "Meh". Service was great - the omelet station was fantastic - and they seemed to keep up with the buffet nicely - making sure it was fresh and restocked. Despite that attention, the food that should have been warm was notably cold, and the variety was a little lacking. I have no doubt the food that they did have would've been amazing had it come directly from the kitchen - it just didn't hold up well at the buffet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't Leave Hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I have been to Smyth for dinner a few times (loved it) and thought I would try the Route 66 brunch. I have some mixed reviews for brunch. There are certainly plenty of options in the buffet and a few made-to-order items. My brunch companion ordered the chicken fried steak and said it was good and ordered the tiramisu pancakes and said they were very good. I had the Green Chile Chilaquiles and they were okay and the fish tacos which were very tasty. The Flannel Hash was just okay as was most of the buffet food, the bacon was outstanding, thick-cut and meaty. I was too full to try the prime rib which looked perfectly cooked nor any made-to-order omelet. Service was pretty good although they could have been much faster with coffee refills.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with good friends
    JTDG
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The ambience of Smyth is perfect - it has a rustic modern vibe, the lighting is low, the seating is well spaced. The Harley theme is subtly woven through the restaurant (and hotel) with such class - the marriage brings to mind the fashion world of beautiful models (guys/dolls) in perfectly styled and ragged $3500 leather vests and hole-y jeans. The food is excellent - we had the mushrooms and crabcakes for appetizers and various steaks and seafood for entrees - all cooked perfectly. The wine list was thorough. Service was friendly and efficient - leaving us good friends space to have a relaxing and enriching time together. The background music is upbeat and cool. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Experience
    MarkMarz
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary at Smyth in conjunction with a stay at the Iron Horse. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience with the exception of a rather loud large group that was seated near us. Would highly recommend and will return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I had the salmon and my wife the pork tenderloin. We split a green salad and it was plenty for the two of us with some unique flavorings. My salmon was outstanding in a unique and flavorful sauce, mussels, and hominy. The pork tenderlone was tender and also had a flavorful sauce. The meal was bit expensive for me but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, ok service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was wonderful but the waitress did not have much of a personality. When dining at a place like this with a price tag of over $30 for a bunch, it would seem the staff should be more friendly and upbeat. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fishfry
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    small menu and some entrees were not available. Used to be very good and interesting food. This restaurant has slipped.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Nicky090
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Easter brunch was amazing! The spread was impressive and they had everything you could have asked for including bottomless mimosa's. The eggs benedict that came at the beginning of the meal was cooked perfect.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!!
    RobinW61
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was great and the buffet was presented very attractively. The bottomless mimosas made the price well worth it! The service was friendly and we had a great Easter brunch. The only thing we weren't wild about was the dessert selection and the ham was pretty fatty. But despite these couple little things we would definitely recommend this Easter buffet.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.