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River front dining - Smith and River, Reno, NV

Smith and River

4.5
4.5
64 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Smith and River- An Honest American Bistro

Join us for an exceptional riverfront dining experience, located in the heart of downtown Reno, at our newly remodeled location, Smith and River. Dine on the patio and enjoy the river views with a specialty cocktail, or inside in our open bar seating area, booth seating for a more private dining experience, or our large party dining options. Book our Chefs Table for a special dining experience. Our food is always fresh, always creative. Our service is attentive and caring. Chef Colin Smith of Roundabout Catering, and Executive Chef Christian Flores do not disappoint.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (775) 357-8019

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Cross street

    N. Sierra St along the river walk.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Scenic View

  • Reno

    Fit for Foodies

  • Reno

    Healthy

  • Reno

    Hot Spot

  • Reno

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. SA

    SierraA

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, located next to the river in downtown Reno, great spot! Food was very good, service was great, we will definitely return!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok. Kind of bland. We have the prosciutto and burrito pizza -more like cheese and meat on a cracker. My husband enjoyed the cast iron skillet steak. The risotto was under seasoned and more like brown rice on hummus? Yeah… it was weird… we probably should have stuck with pasta. My friend had the bucatini and liked the homemade pasta. Not planning to return.
  3. DC

    DaleC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had been looking forward to trying the latest iteration of this great space next to the Truckee River ever since it opened in July. Great 1st impression of the decorating; fresh and inviting, upscale but not stuffy. We made a 6:15 pm reservation on Thursday night, hoping for a quiet & relaxing dinner. Our server was friendly & attentive. Our party of four ordered & enjoyed: Rigatoni $24, Mary's Chicken $26, French Press Dashi $31, and a special of the day - Short Ribs (not sure $). Two of us wanted to order the Halibut, but it was not available that night ;-( One thing that has not changed from the Campo days is the acoustics. Despite being far less than filled, it was pretty loud from conversations bouncing off all of the hard surfaces. While many enjoy "energetic" sound levels, I prefer a quieter experience. The meals that we received were delicious, I just hope that they have the Halibut or another fish available the next time we visit.
  4. SP

    SometimesPicky

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Service and food was great, very loud and noisy. Entrees menu offered variety. Appetizers also had variety but a bit too eclectic for our taste
  5. RS

    RickS

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    still working out kinks, out of a few menu items at opening time
  6. LO

    LoriO

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was our second time to smith and river, which was very different from the first. I’m not sure if they changed the menu or it’s just different at the bar vs the tables in the back of the restaurant or lunch vs brunch. I have to say we all liked the menu at the bar or the menu we had prior which was just about a month ago. This time we had the lunch menu and it wasn’t bad just limited selections. They seems short staffed. Our waitress was great ( I forgot her name ) great personality and remembered everything. It’s just the person helping her needed more customer service skills. Like she asked very loudly if we needed anything else will she was at another table clearing it off. I know she was multi tasking but honestly we didn’t know which table she was taking to when she asked the question. Last when they filled our water it went everywhere but in our glass. Maybe they should slow down pouring it or invest in different pitcher.
  7. CY

    CathyY

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was fairly busy on a Saturday night, but we had excellent service from the hostess and our waiter, Guy. We were a party of 8 and ordered appetizers and a variety of different entrées, all of us enjoyed our food! We will definitely be back!
  8. CP

    CPilot

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a word - wonderful. I took my grandmother here and we were so well taken care of…we haven’t stopped raving about this place yet! The ambiance was beautiful, drinks were on point (the Mr & Mrs Smith was my favorite)…and I could write an essay on how perfect the halibut was. All the food was remarkable! We had a great server, Guy, that made our appetizer and entree recommendations flawlessly, and another gal that made the perfect wine suggestion for my halibut (Decoy!!). Anyway…you get the picture. Excellent all around, highly recommend.
  9. T

    Tor1

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service and beautiful location
  10. J

    triJ5

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Hostess, and waiter need much polish. Great flavors
  11. AA

    AmyA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Smith and River twice and the food is amazing. I also had the same server each time - Chase! He went over and above with recommendations and made the experience extra special. (Hope that kudos makes it to him.)
  12. G

    Grammy

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. Every member of the staff was both friendly & charming. Our server Chase was terrific. And the food - oh my goodness it was extraordinary. Start your evening with the Meet Me On the River cocktail. We will return soon.
  13. LM

    LorenaM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Andrew, was very nice, he suggested the perfect beer for our pizza and was attentive without being constantly over our shoulders. We reserved a table outside: we could see that employees were routinely cleaning glasses so that they would be always free of dust (which could be inevitable, outside). Menu is very nice and prices are fair. We had the prosciutto and burrata flatbread: the crust was thin, crispy, crunchy, absolutely amazing! Perfect amount of toppings on it. We also had the Marybeth's pizza with no sausage, and it was very good as well. To complete the meal, we had the black and tan gelato and the Peach galette, both incredibly good; the galette was rather big!! I had to take home half of it. Highly recommended!
  14. HG

    HelenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice ambiance, menu a little limited however they have just open so probably a plan to expand the menu’s
  15. DR

    DavidR

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food matched it.There is a simple menu with really good variety
  16. b

    barbarar

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and the portions were sized correctly-not too large, not too small. We requested patio dining which was delightful in the early evening. Our server was attentive. Overall a satisfying dining experience. We’ll be back.
  17. F

    Friends

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I reserved and outside table to celebrate a week of vacation together. Stan was our man- he was helpful, friendly and attentive waiter. Food was incredibly tasty- all flavors pairing well. We shared lamb meatballs, peach butter leaf salad, and farro ‘risotto’.We were disappointed there was no peach galette for dessert. However, our substitution- Black and Tan gelato with Carmel sauce was super yummy! Love the view of the river and the shade at the outdoor seating.
  18. LI

    LILIANY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    First time going there after Campo. We had reservations and the place was very busy, we were asked to sit down and wait, and then soon after we were seated inside. It took a bit for the server to come greet us which was fine since we were discovering the menu. It was the first time ever a server completely ignored me. I ordered the wine and he gave my husband the first taste, he never even looked at me, at some point I commented to my husband, and he was like, yup, I picked up on that too. He would come over and ask just my husband how was the food, if he needed anything else. Definitely a weird experience.
  19. v

    vegas1996

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Disappointed that they did not honor our reservation for outdoor seating. Instead we were seated inside crammed next to another table. The guest behind me was so close our heads could touch. The food was decent but our waiter, Chase, provided great service.
  20. m

    montyw

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Halibut was delicious and memorable.
  21. GB

    GregoryB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and fantastic server!
  22. LT

    LTimW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner reservations for six on the patio. Our table was ready when we arrived. We enjoyed appetizers, entree’s, desserts, cocktails, wine and coffee. Every thing was delicious and appealing. Outside seating on the river front patio is nice. Definitely the place to try and return to over and over.
  23. BL

    BrynnL

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Drinks were delicious. Food was good. Only complaint is my bun was charred black so I had a burnt bitter taste with my burger. Service was slow, but she was very nice.
  24. PC

    PattiC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. Roxanne was very friendly and pleasant server. Food was incredible!
  25. B

    Bosas

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. So glad they came into Campo space. Such an upgrade. Food was great, servers were great, hats off to our server Chase and the whole crew.
  26. SA

    SteveA

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great location. Our party had the artichoke appetizer which was cooked perfectly. For entrees octopus, halibut, pork chop and turkey Italian meatball with pasta and sauce. Finished up with white chocolate rigatoni for dessert. Service was excellent for a full house Friday night.
  27. J

    Jorge

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sub par overpriced food, lackluster service. Nice patio
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was very good. We had the cast iron flat iron which had very yummy shoe string fries, the halibut in parchment, and Mary’s chicken. Their homemade bread was so yummy. Will definitely go back
  29. DA

    DAWN

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smith and River is amazing! We have been there twice and it has been great both times!!! We highly recommend it! The artichoke and the tuna are so far the two best appetizers! Highly recommend the Dashi and Octopus entrees, the Halibut and the Cast Iron Tri Tip!
  30. SA

    SethA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the rigatoni and my wife had the beet salad, both were excellent! We will be back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor seating , inside dining a little loud
  32. ZR

    ZacR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Overall good, but not great. Specialty drinks were just okay. Rack of pork chop was just one dry hard chop, how is that a rack? Served with over cooked tastless collars greens and undercooked sweet potatoes. All other dishes and apps were quite good and well presented.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and great service!
  34. JS

    JasonS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time! We will definitely be back many times! Thanks for making our Friday night a great night.
  35. J

    Jamar916

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner and a great time. We'll be back!
  36. GK

    GregK

    Tahoe

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner first time there.we will be back well worth it
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious foods, strong cocktails and wonderful ambience. Service was a tad slow but doable, hostess was cold and not that welcoming.
  38. s

    sharrync

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Creative, fresh and unique meal! I had a beautiful fish dish prepared in parchment paper and unwrapped at the table by our enthusiastic server, a marvelous beet salad (which our server recommended), and enjoyed it all. Highly recommended.
  39. F

    Foodlover

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We came here over 2 years ago when it was Campos and had a horrible experience. Food was cold, service wasn’t great and it was pricey for the serving sizes. We decided to give Smith and River a try and were very happy with the experience! Great service, food came out quickly, and everything was fresh and warm. Will definitely be going back!
  40. NK

    NeilK

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall, not the experience I hoped for. A definite step down, across the board, from Campo. From the snooty hostess to the watery cocktail to the plain flank steak, it was a miss. The single bright spot was the peach gallette for dessert. It was delightful.

FAQs

Smith and River is rated 4.5 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Smith and River

50 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501-1340

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Sierra St along the river walk.

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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