Smith & Porter
Modern American Kitchen featuring a seasonally rotating menu. We offer gluten and vegetarian friendly dishes. Full bar with craft cocktails, local craft beers and a broad wine list.
Open daily for dinner at 4:00pm & weekend brunch from 10:00am- 2:00pm
Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Friday in the bar and the patio!
Located in the heart of the Mill City District in the Abiitan building. Conveniently situated to the Guthrie Theater, Stone Arch Bridge & McPhail. Nearby hotels include the Depot Renaissance and Residence Inn.
Interested in a private event? We offer private and semi-private spaces. Please inquire online at www.smith-porter.com.
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A very different, delicious Caesar salad, and outstanding chicken noodle soup.
It's a really nice place and the food was good, but I wouldn't say it was anything outstanding considering the price of things. I live in the Rochester area and can get outstanding food here for a much lesser price. I would just say I was slightly disappointed.
Food was really quite delicious, but the restaurant should plan on weekends when the Guthrie theatre is just up the street, to have enough kitchen staff for the crowd and time constraints around pre-show times. We waited 40 minutes for dinner and were rushed. But as I said, a nice meal, food wise. Staff were pleasant and apologetic.
This was a great place for date night. Moderately to high prices options but they were great!
We went to Smith and Porter on a Sunday evening before attending a show at the Guthrie Theater. The locations was perfect for a pre-show dinner as it was about a 4 block walk. The food was amazing with a lot of variety. The service was just a little slow, but our server did have two large tables (8 people each) so she was very busy. I would definitely recommend!
Our server was wonderful! Very attentive and accomod
First time visit. Liked the variety of menu choices. Gnocchi was excellent. Our server was helpful and friendly.
Food took forever to come out. Server apologized often for this. When the food finally arrived the steak was severely overcooked and the pork chop red/raw. Needless to say we made our way to another restaurant instead of RE-ordering. Wine selection would have been better had they only carried box wines. Manager did remove the food charges due to the wild fluctuations in meat preparation. Would not revisit this restaurant at any cost.
Hi Food Lover, Thank you for your review. I do apologize for the incorrect and inadequate meat temperatures. We will revisit training methods on the line to ensure this does not happen in the future. I am also sorry to hear you did not enjoy the wine selections. We would love to know what selections you would have prefered to see on the list, perhaps there are some we can add in the future. Thanks again for your feedback, The Smith & Porter Team
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely.
Hi Amy, Thank you for visiting us last week and for your kind review! We do hope to see you again in the future. Happy Holidays! The Smith & Porter Team
The food was delicious! Service was good and timely.. Enjoy the sesting arrangement..
Hi Melanie, Thank you so much for dining with us and for your awesome review! We do hope to see you again next time you are in the Mill City area. Have a wonderful weekend, The Smith & Porter Team
Great food and very affordable! Will be back!
Hello, Just wanted to thank you for your patronage and for your awesome review. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again, The Smith & Porter Team
We all had trouble deciding what to eat because there were so many inviting choices, and we were all pleased with out selections and generous portions.
Hi Mary, Thank you so much for choosing us this past weekend. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your selections. We do hope you come back to try some of our new winter selections that will be arriving next week. Thanks again, The Smith & Porter Team
There was a photo shoot going on with the big flash tripods next to us. It was super obnoxious...not sure why management thought that was a good idea to do during regular business hours. There were flashes about every 30 seconds and a photographer that was distracting. Our waitress and food were amazing though!
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize about the photos, it was an unexpected addition to the afternoon unrelated to the restaurant. We try to accommodate everyone as best we can, we sincerely apologize that it put a damper on your experience. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you, if you could send us your information. Thanks again, The Smith & Porter Team
In Minneapolis for business. Ate here 2 nights we liked it so much.
Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your patronage and for your stellar review. We do hope you join us next time you are in town. If you are staying at the The Depot hotel across the street, you are entitled to a 15% discount! Thanks again, The Smith & Porter Team
Even though our reservation was for 7:15, we apparently just missed a huge rush. It took some time for the waitstaff to regroup, so there was a bit of time that went by before our server showed up at the table. However, once she did, she was perky and fun. The food was delicious — a little inventive, but not too innovative that the pickier members of our party couldn’t find and enjoy a few selections.
The food quality did not match the price. The steak cut was not what he expected. the Halibut was dried out.
The brunch menu touches on standards plus some interesting dishes not found elsewhere. The food was delicious, as were the Bloody Marys. $6 Bloodys! Great value.
Open atmosphere with floor-to-ceiling windows. Our waitress was attentive. The walleye tots were scrumptious and the steak salad was hearty. A short walk to the Guthrie Theater, I recommend this spot for a pre-show dinner.
FANTASTIC food. Walleye tots are amazing. salmon and steak wonderful.
An excellent date night spot! We would definitely come back again!
Ordered the beet salad which was tasteless. Several of us ordered the 8oz Petite Tender, which don't be fooled it is not a tenderloin and it was anything but tender. After a few minutes we were all looking at each other and chewing, chewing, chewing. Customers would prefer less rather than poor quality. 6 oz tenderloin would be a better way to skimp and keep everyone happy. The drinks and desserts were great.
We found your restaurant suggested as a place close to the Guthrie Theater where we were seeing a performance. We enjoyed every aspect of our experience. Katherine was an attentive, fun server and it is obvious that the new person shadowing her (Sam) will be as well. Salmon and steak dinners were thoroughly enjoyed. A fine dining experience!
we found the smith and porter very delightful . And would recommend it to other friends.
Barbara, we are so pleased that you find us to be a delight! We thank you for referring us, and wish for you to visit again and again! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
Food was fantastic and reasonably priced. Service was great. Will be going back for sure
Thank you Travis! We look forward to you joining us again! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
Fantastic service from Sarah. Food was very good. Enjoyed the charcuterie appetizer
Sarah is indeed a treasure, and we thank you for taking the time to review us! Please visit us again & enjoy our cuisine and exceptional service! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
Convenient location for attending the Guthrie. Took advantage of happy hour prices. Food was good but each dish could have used a bit more flavor.
We thank you for your review, and genuinely hold all suggestions to help us improve dear. Although saddened to hear that the flavor profile of your dishes did not meet your standards, we are always striving to improve ourselves in all areas and will certainly take this into consideration. Please rejoin us again in the future if you will, and allow us the opportunity to provide cuisine that I am most certain will delight. Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
And they did it again: the evening was all we could have wished for. We had to celebrate something and a celebration it was, although we did eat little only. Our Burger was cooked to perfection, the Chicken and Mashed Potatoes were great, the gluten free Bourbon Crème Brûlée was lovely, the service was wonderful—what can I say. Thank you.
... And as well, we thank you Julia! It is a sheer delight to hear that we were able to provide a great experience to enhance your celebration! We look forward to your return! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
Great steak and salmon. Good drink menu......bartender is talented.
Truly splendid to hear that our cuisine, and as well service talent made for good dining! We look forward to you joining us again in the future! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
Sarah was a GREAT server for our table. We had a good time talking with her. Our food was delicious!
Thank you for your review Kelly! We are always pleased to hear such positive feedback! Please join us again soon! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
Our server was delightful, but my friend's medium well steak was served rare. The rum and diet coke cocktail I ordered on the happy hour menu was extremely strong so while that is a great value for one's money, I was unable to drink it. Finally, the beet salad was presented beautifully but left something to be desired. I was very underwhelmed by this experience.
Food was fresh and very good. Service a bit slow for the amount of people that were in restaurant
We went here before a show at the Guthrie.
We we early, which was good because they only had two servers for a Sunday night. The food was ok . Our server did a great job,
considering he had half the restaurant to serve. Not sure if I would go there again.
A chef had called in sick so food was a little slow but understandable. Our waitress did her very best to get us served.
We really enjoyed the food. The service was exceptional. She made sure that we had plenty of time before the show at the Gutherie. I had the steak with mashed potatoes and everything was great. Someone else had the salmon and thought it was delicious. The fried chicken sandwich and the cheeseburger were also good.
Waitress was nice but food took a long time to come out. Wife and I both had the filet, but it was under seasoned and not as tender as I’m used to filet being.
Atmosphere was good, laid back and quiet.
Quiet place with great service to celebrate my wife's birthday.
Excellent food and even better service! Our waitress, Sarah, was fun, knowledgeable, and just lovely. She recommended excellent dishes, including the salmon, scallops, and walleye tots - all fantastic! This place is a hidden gem.
We thank you for your review & hope that you will rejoin us again!
Food and service were excellent as was the wine selection (1/2 price wines on Sunday night!). Unfortunately there was a loud group seated next to us.
Thank you for your your review of our food & wine! It is unfortunate that the group was a bit louder than you would have liked, however we thank you for your patience & that you made the most of your evening with us. Please join us again for what I am certain is to be a much finer evening! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter
Service was slow, wait person's timing for our meal was way off. Food arrived lukewarm. Overpriced for quality and portion size. The place has potential but I wouldn't go back until I read some consistently positive reviews.
We were there on a weeknight and dined out on the patio. The wait staff was amazing and very friendly but not intrusive. We had not been at Smith & Porter before but had read some good things on a blog.
The appetizer and entrées were fabulous! We expected a good experience but it truly was beyond our expectations. The manager his staff are the best!!
We are so very pleased that your experience was as delightful as you both truly are! Many congratulations to you again for your anniversary, and we truly look forward to your next visit with us! Diamone Allen AGM Smith & Porter