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Smith & Porter

4.4
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443 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Modern American Kitchen featuring a seasonally rotating menu.
Full bar with craft cocktails, local craft beers and a broad wine list.

Open daily for dinner from 4:00pm-8:00pm!

Please conduct a body temperature self-check the day of of your reservation. If you do not feel well or have any symptoms compatible with COVID-19, please stay home.

Check out the menu at www.smith-porter.com.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 443 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely Delightful food, a hidden gem in the city!

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MCASTP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to sit outside; Took advantage of restaurant week.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Restaurant week. We were looking forward to the pork chop. However it was not up to expectations it was not very moist and rather tuff.

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vipJulia214
Minneapolis
58 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we love Smith and Porter. Very good service-we are being spoiled by close attention.

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vipKeriJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside. Was nice just us. Minneapolis was pretty deserted on this particular night (Friday in July 2020). Food was good. Seemed to be a small menu.

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DickieCee
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good value during restaurant week. Awesome gin martini: new Amsterdam gin, drapo vermouth.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out for restaurant week. Enjoyed a nice date night. Food was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my S.O. and my parents who were visiting for the weekend. Decided on family feast. Best burgers I've had a very long time. We will be back for more. Highly reccomend! Our host and staff were awesome.

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vipnope
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In the world of Covid, patios are just the best. there was a cute little puppy next to us who barked whenever she wasn't napping, but we didn't mind. The food was great, the servers were awesome, and the drinks were on point (besides serving a Negroni in a Martini glass, haha.) Everything was wonderful and I'd go back again in a heartbeat.

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Mookie
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the new menu and enjoyed the outdoor patio. The staff is friendly, masked, gloved and tables 6’ apart. Great place in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service! All precautions taken. Abb n’ d the good is amazingly delicious!

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DarrellR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience with very attentive and friendly staff

Smith & Porter
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hi Darrell, Thank you so much for your review. We're delighted to hear of your positive experience. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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AllieH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my reservation at Smith and Porter. Their drinks are well-made and food is delicious!

Smith & Porter
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hi Allie, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your food and drinks. We do hope you visit us again! Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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HankT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Gloria and I have been there a couple times since they reopened. We live in the neighborhood so we like to support local places. Would like to see the menu change or get a little bigger, while I understand it’s difficult under the present conditions.

Smith & Porter
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hi Hank, Thank you so much for your review and your continued patronage. We are slowly expanding the menu as we adjust to the new norm. We just added a few items this past week! Menus are updated online in case you'd like to sneak a glance. Cheers, The Smith & Porter Team

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vipJulia214
Minneapolis
59 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially taking the changed circumstances, Smith and Porter is doing a wonderful job adjusting. The seating is considerate, service good, as usual, the reduced menu very nice. They also have adapted to the need for accommodating people with special dietary needs, like gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, all now nicely marked on the one-sheet menu. Love it!

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vipSeafoodfan19
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with proper social distancing. It was my first time out in 3.5montjs and it was wonderful. Thank you All.

Smith & Porter
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hi Seafoodfan, Thank you for your review. We're delighted that your first visit post-Covid was a wonderful experience. We hope there are many more to come! Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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Beans
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating on the patio and service was great.

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vipStan
Minneapolis
73 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, excellent, thorough service. Excellent food. We felt so welcome and comfortable.

Smith & Porter
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hi Stan, Thank you so much for your review. We're honored by your kind words about the staff and food. We do hope you join us again as we are slowly introducing more items to the menu. Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at Smith and Porter on the patio. Everything was very well done with respect to Covid-19 precautions. We had some refreshing cocktails and the walleye tots were spectacular. As it is a block away from my home I am definitely planning on going back!

Smith & Porter
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hello and thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the walleye tots. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers! The Smith & Porter Team

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vipStan
Minneapolis
73 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outdoor dining experience during Covid- Smith and Porter rose to the occasion magnificently. Superb, compassionate service and excellent food. We are grateful.

Smith & Porter
Responded on June 20, 2020

Hi Stan, Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing us as your first COVID dining experience. We love that we are still able to serve such awesome guests, such as yourself, during these turbulent times. We can't wait to see you again on the patio. Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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vip3Sapphires
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on the patio due to COVID. Beautiful June evening. Menu was understandably limited because they're just getting back into business. Everything we ordered was very good. Delicious food and fine beverages. Worth venturing out during the pandemic. Very safe - servers and host all wear masks and gloves. Food was delicious, drinks were well prepared. Comfortable and highly recommended.

Smith & Porter
Responded on June 20, 2020

3Sapphires thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your night on the patio with us. Thank you for coming out and supporting us during COVID. We are slowly expanding the menu and hope to see you again in the future. Warm Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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Libby
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was wonderful! I would recommend the walleye tots!

Smith & Porter
Responded on June 20, 2020

Hi Libby, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear the service and food was wonderful. Thank you for supporting us during these challenging times. We hope to see you again. Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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JLneighbor
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The perfectly poached egg on the Caesar salad enhanced the dish. The steamed buns holding crisp pork belly had a BLT twist-tomato, mayonnaise and BASIL- delicious and creative. Add a crisp cool rose wine and it was the perfect meal to usher in the return of outside dining. Hope the menu will expand as dining options increase. I would love to see more vegetarian options (those steamed buns have a lot of potential fillings).

Smith & Porter
Responded on June 20, 2020

Hi JLneighbor, Thank you for your review. It means a lot to us to know you enjoyed the perfect meal! Our menu will be slowly expanding shortly. You'll be pleased to hear that in the next round of additions there will in fact be another steam bun option! We will have a honey sriracha fried cauliflower steam bun added to the mix. Hopefully you can come and try them soon! Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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AaronC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad to be back in my happy place with Brevin, Chris and Vanessa!

Smith & Porter
Responded on June 20, 2020

Hi Aaron, Awww, we are so glad to be back and to see you as well! Cheers to a summer of great outdoor and indoor dining! Can't wait to see you again, The Smith & porter Team

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CynthiaO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice variety of offerings, including wine and cocktails. Server was very friendly and attentive. Several good vegetarian choices.

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Roger
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here. Friends from out of town joined us so we were wanting a restaurant that was quiet, had good food and good service. We were impressed and so were our guests. We all loved it and will be back. They came in from out of state to attend the Guthrie Theater production and asked that the next time they come to Minneapolis that we again eat here at the Smith & Porter.

Smith & Porter
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Roger, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that you and your guests were impressed and that you will be joining us for your next theater night. Hopefully the weather stays nice and the next time you join us the patio will be open. Have a great week, The Smith & Porter Team

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Bounds
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had very good food and noise level was such that you could really have a great visit with companions.

Smith & Porter
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Bounds, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and that you had a great visit with your companions. We hope to see you again for your next night on the town. Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We tried the Restaurant Week 2020 menu and both flavor and cool level were just ok. Maybe the regular menu would have been better.

Smith & Porter
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your review. I would love to see how we could improve the flavor and cool level. If you have a chance, you can reach me by email or phone at vanessacortez@abiitan.org or 612-249-5503. Sincerely, Vanessa Cortez GM Smith & Porter

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vipAnneLouise
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday, 2/28/2020, was my second visit to Smith and Porter within a month. It’s a gem and perfect pre-Guthrie dining location. During both visits the service was attentive and welcoming. The servers are well versed on the wine list and make recommendations to complement the meal. The menu is fresh, locally sourced and offers a quality meat, poultry, and fish options. The petite fillet was mouthwatering, and the potatoes and carrots delicious! Parking is easy, as there is a metered lot outside the restaurant. I would highly recommend Smith & Porter. Going during Restaurant Week offered a 3 course meal for $25.00, an incredible value. This is my new favorite spot in the Mill District! I’m eager to try Porter Café.

Smith & Porter
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi AnneLouise, Thank you for your stellar review. I love that you enjoyed our locally sourced menu. It means a lot to us to get in quality fresh ingredients. We will be adding so new additions to the wine menu this spring in addition to a seasonal change in ingredients. Please stop in and let us know what you think! Sincerely, Vanessa Cortez GM Smith & Porter

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vipVivianM
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect restaurant for a pre-Guthrie dinner! Wonderful food, great service and a charming ambiance. We’ll be back

Smith & Porter
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Vivian, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your pre-Guthrie dinner. I will be sure to share your review with the staff. Sincerely, Vanessa Cortez GM Smith & Porter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, attentive and friendly staff, very nice atmosphere

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DanielG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at the restaurant, definitely it will not be our last. Very good food, very creative, excellent staff, great location for the Guthrie.

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vipPaulD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smith & Porter is a bit of an undiscovered gem. It has good food with friendly servers in a nice atmosphere. I keep coming back and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipTamken2
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn’t very busy at all. But we had excellent service and excellent food. We had been at a concert across the street at MacPhail. We will definitely be back.

Smith & Porter
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi Tamken2, Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased to hear that everything was excellent. We cannot wait for you to visit us again during your next Mill City District outing. Thanks again, The Smith & Porter Team

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Racquetman
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines Day fixed price menu was really good. Please continue that for the future special days too...

Smith & Porter
Responded on February 20, 2020

Dear Raquetman, Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Valentine's menu. We will make sure to have similar specials on our menu going forward! Thanks again, The Smith & Porter Team

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vipJoeK
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Overall, we won't go back. The atmosphere was very cozy and nice by the fireplace.

FOOD
The food was mediocre at best and for the prices, there are many other much better options in the city. There was some flavor, but the steak was not cooked properly and the scallops were extremely gritty. The steak was listed as a ribeye, but, there is no way this was a normal ribeye at all. There was no marbling in the piece of meat at all. From time of order to receiving our food was almost 30 minutes and as noted, there were not many people there.

DRINKS
The smoked old-fashioned is nothing like many others we have had. It tasted like smoke from a bad piece of wood over whiskey. The old-fashioned itself lacked any flavor. It was not busy despite being Valentine's Day.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We felt it could have been best described as a typical room service meal. Upon our departure, we looked up the facility attached to the restaurant to learn it was a long term/memory care facility. Not to our surprise, they list this restaurant as their room service option. This is exactly how it felt overall. Had we known this prior, we probably would have thought twice about trying this restaurant out.

There are many many other options in the city that provide great food, incredible drinks at or below this price point.

Smith & Porter
Responded on February 17, 2020

Dear DisappointedInMpls, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear that your recent visit was mediocre. We source in excellent local products, so it saddens me to hear you did not enjoy the ribeye medallion or scallops. We pride ourselves on being an amenity to the building above us and do offer room service to the residents of Abiitan. We'd love the opportunity to make it right for your next visit. Please feel free to reach me at 612-249-5503. Sincerely, Vanessa Cortez GM

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MichaelR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time, so I didn’t know what to expect. It exceeded expectations; very simple, small, but just what was needed!

Smith & Porter
Responded on February 17, 2020

Dear MichaelR, Thank you so much for your recent review. As a first time guest, we are thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations. We do hope you join us again for your next celebration or night on the town. Sincerely, The Smith & Porter Team

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vipVivianM
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely Valentines dinner complete with white table cloth, rose petals and special menu. We will be back!

Smith & Porter
Responded on February 17, 2020

Dear VivianM, Thank you for recent review. I am very happy to hear you had a lovely Valentine's dinner with us. We cannot wait for you to try us again. We have a great happy hour M-F from 4:00pm-6:00pm if you're interested :) Sincerely, The Smith & Porter Team

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in during a busy Valentines dinner. Gorgeous restaurant decorated with flowers and candles, it had wonderful ambience. Had the special ribeye medallion and scallops meal which was delicious! The only thing I didnt love was the dessert, was just okay. Service was lovely and everything came out perfectly timed for a busy evening. Will definitely be back!!

Smith & Porter
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you recent review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed such a special day at our restaurant. We hope to see you for future visits. Sincerely, The Smith & Porter Team

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Smith & Porter is rated 4.4 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

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