The Smith - Chicago

4.7
726 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Smith is a casual neighborhood Brasserie with a simple mission: make people happy. We are passionate about taking great care of our employees, our guests, and our community. We are obsessed with building a positive, empowering, and supportive culture. By working closely with local farmers and purveyors that we trust, The Smith serves delicious food and drinks people crave. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Its signature lively atmosphere makes The Smith a versatile setting for an after-work bite, drinks on the town, a birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don't-want-to-cook-tonight night.

We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!

Support The Smith - Chicago during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 726 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the staff was totally friendly and made great recommendations. Delicious comfort food that’s good for any occasion.

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vippcsk8
Chicago
257 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were disappointed about the lack of fish offering for a Friday in Lent. The online menu had more than the restaurant availability. My salmon was excellent as was my husband’s tomato soup and Caesar salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!

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vipSteveR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good service... Great brunch & they serve it till 4pm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, we really love it! The oysters were great, we will be back again soon!

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LeslieG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Barely saw our server throughout the night at first but then we got assigned a new server and he was so much better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The outdoor heated tented was not heated at all! The space heaters might as well have not been there and I went on a night that was not terribly cold! The service was horrendous, literally didn’t see a server for 20minutes! Will never go there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and food. Options to dine inside or outside- great place!!

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vipxrcx
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prices are reasonable for the excellent qyality of the food. It is fresh and tasty. The service is great!

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Kieran
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - was free for a reservation on a last min basis. Great service, and food was delish! Drinks were cute and yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was a very COVID safe & enjoyable dining experience overall! We were charged extra for a birthday cookie which I thought was weird, but other than that the staff was extremely nice and accommodating. I would definitely recommend! Especially if you enjoy seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated an anniversary here and the service and food was amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipKarenlee53
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Smith. The eclectic menu offers something for everyone and the food is well executed

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AngieF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent (burrata, broccolini, Smith burger, short rib rigatoni, sticky toffee pudding). The service was great. Loved this restaurant and will definitely be back. Perfect for a nice dinner with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pork chops are life changing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to The Smith in D.C. and loved it, so we were excited when they opened in Chicago. It didn’t disappoint. They have great cocktails and amazing food. A fun, varied menu—and what they do, they do well. We love the atmosphere. It’s great for a city date night.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food & service as usual
Glad to see inside dining back

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vipjknott
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Smith Bar steak and cooked perfectly for the steak and eggs. Eggs Benedict was very good. Chocolate mousse and sticky toffee pudding were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the coconut nog and the double trouble for cocktails. We had a reservation for 3:00 not realizing that dinner service started at 4:00. We’ll be back next year after 4:00 to try the Valentine’s Day menu

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vipWine4Me
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Great service, fantastic food, great menu. Will definitely be back.

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DerrickR
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Brian, was great. Food and drinks were great. The music and ambiance were on par with the food, drink, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing as well as the food! Will definitely be coming back here! 10/10 recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was unreal - from start to finish every last bite. Can't believe we haven't heard of this place or been here before. Definitely will be recommending and coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food amazing, decor is beautiful and clean, hostesses always friendly but brunch service can be slow.

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vipGood2go
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I wouldn’t complain if it was only slow service, which it was, but the inattentive server was inexcusable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It would of been better if we weren’t instructed by the hosted to put on our masks every time a staff member came to our table
It’s a lil over reaching
It makes the dining experience very unenjoyable

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vipCGF330
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to have indoor dining back! Taste of NYC , great food and staff !

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vipMlk22
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon Tartare was delicious! We also had the salmon and short rib rigatoni which were great.

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vipGBK1
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful spot with and awesome brunch menu!

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vipKenB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience given all the Covid dining challenges

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vipNoreenKA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith has done such an amazing job making indoor dining safe. The tables have been socially distanced. There are dividers, and the staff is incredibly considered. We had early dinner with kids here on two occasions recently, and it was such a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing an amazing job socially distancing tables and keeping staff and guests safe. The gnocchi was so good!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just delightful!

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HeatherB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

wonderful. love the oysters

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Good service. I would only suggest lowering the lights a bit. It was quite bright in there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined el fresco. Meal and service were wonderful. It was fun eating outside in the snow!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Even on the first day of reopening indoor dining the team did great accommodation everyone. The service was fantastic and food great as always!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Smith - Chicago using the Order Online button. The Smith - Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. The Smith - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 312-5100.

The Smith - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.