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The Smith - Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Smith - Chicago

4.7
4.7
1623 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Smith is a casual American brasserie with a simple mission — make people happy! We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.

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Booked 184 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 312-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Kinzie

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a parking garage located on 60 W Kinzie Street next to the Chase Bank.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart ( Brown Line, Purple Line), Grand/State (Red Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,623 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Great dining experience outside. Drinks were delicious but the food was average. Service and experience was excellent.

  2. TC

    TCRo

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great menu with a range of choices -- something for everyone. We were a table of four -- two of us got Bibimbap, 1 chose Rigatoni and the other Mussels and fries. Very happy diners.

  3. Y

    Youneedtoeathere

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    VERY NOISY place, but the food makes it worthwhile! Service was impeccable!

  4. AB

    AlisaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    it was a little loud and we felt a bit rushed at the end of our meal but the food was good and service was great

  5. c

    camr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service, lots of food options. Lively atmosphere.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    The food was very good. I thought the price was a little high. I believe my waitress didn't like me too much and it showed in her lack of attentiveness.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Food was overwhelmingly bland, way too pricey for quality of food.

  8. M

    melissaM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food at a great price. The outside dining is fantastic! Coming back with friends!

  9. WM

    WilliamM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Waiter was very preoccupied and not attentive to those he served.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night with my wife and the food was amazing

  11. MB

    MelB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    If you enjoy literally yelling to be heard over dinner, then this is the place for you. Food was tasty, but I didn’t particularly care for the price or the quality of my $17 glass of mediocre white wine, so I can’t say anything nice about the bar.

  12. r

    rocco

    Hawaii

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    dinner selections and cocktails were very good! As is the ambiance. My main issue was out waiter, Wilson, refused to split up our check for 5 people. He said he could take different credit cards but would not split out the bill into two couples and one single.

  13. OT

    OpenTable

    New England

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We were visiting out of town for business and several colleagues local recommended The Smith. The inside was incredibly noisy so we elected for outside which was wonderful although hot. The team was very nice from the hostess to the server, etc. The filet steak was incredible cooked to perfection and very tasty, mashed potatoes too. Everyone enjoyed their main meal. The hummus appetizer however was not good and would not order it again. Overall it was a wonderful recommendation and we enjoyed it. Thank you.

  14. BD

    BradD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went for dinner. Food and service was excellent. We enjoyed the blue cheese potato chips, raw oysters and the mussels. Excellent experience. Would definitely go back.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I have been here multiple times and usually very good, but tonight wasn’t great. 3 of the 4 steaks were overdone, forgot to bring out an appetizer, gnocchi was overly buttery. Hoping it was a one time occurrence.

  16. SN

    SundayNightDiner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Every dish was well prepared, and attractively presented Staff was friendly and intent on creating a great experience Management was involved in seeing how things were going Well constructed menu and very solid offerings for vegetarians

  17. BS

    BernardS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyed the entire dining experience. Our waitress Brianna was Great and very attentive.

  18. DJ

    DiningJen

    Indiana

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Benedicts, pancakes, waffles, shrimp & grits and cocktails! Great service by Mike for our party of 8! Thanks!

  19. M

    Mary

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    I arrived at 9:10 for my 9:15 reservation and the doors of the Smith didn't open until almost 9:40.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful first visit. Won’t be our last. Drinks were tasty with some unique options. Burrata was good. Shrimp scampi and knife and fork chicken very flavorful. We had theatre tickets and the service was amazing. We didn’t feel rushed but they ensured we made our show. Thank you for a great evening. Manager was excellent. As was the server.

  21. I

    Izzy

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was attentive and friendly. Calamari was spicy and delicious. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Veggie Burger can use a little work. Would certainly go back.

  22. JT

    JasonT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place - great menus with great service. Well done and keep it up!

  23. LM

    LaurenM

    Kansas City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great recommendations and service from our waiter Carlos! The rigatoni was outstanding! Toffee pudding was so good I’m still dreaming about it!😋

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated 2 birthdays in our party of 6 for dinner! Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back

  25. N

    Naijaboy70

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We had a good time! The food was good and the ambiance and overall vibe of the restaurant was great!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were delicious and atmosphere a plus! Definitely recommend.

  27. H

    Henry

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our group of 4 (including a vegetarian and a pretty picky eater) loved our food, the service was generally very attentive with maybe one lull, and the environment feels both intimate and energetic. The outdoor seating, which we have used in the past, is perfect for people watching. We enjoyed the oysters (there's not a wide selection, but what they have are very good), the two of us who ordered steaks received perfectly-done cuts, and pasta and sides were great as well. We sat inside near the entrance, so the foot traffic was a bit more than ideal, but that hardly took anything from a great meal.

  28. KR

    KristinR

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was thrilled with this place. I will be making this a regular stop. Food was amazing!

  29. J

    Jess

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bloody marys, breakfast slushies and brunch spot downtown.

  30. LJ

    LaJollaPharmer

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining in the streets of Chicago with great service and good food. What could be better?

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sorority anniversary

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and the service was awesome. Chuck was a great waiter! Had two colleagues in from out of town offices and they loved it.

  33. e

    emmad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was very good. The food was beyond amazing. Cocktails were very good as well.

  34. MM

    MM123

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    I've eaten here before for their brunch which was great, but this time for dinner they had a very limited menu (which we weren't told about until after we were seated), the food took forever to be brought out, and it was more expensive than what I remembered for pretty average food.

  35. AM

    AliceM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and lovely service - super friendly and attentive without being intrusive. I liked it better than the NYC one...

  36. O

    Oneshtchi

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We went there 2x ! Very fresh ingredients, flat and sparkling water given. No charge for the sparkling. Had raw oysters, 2xs… very good. (No Tabasco sauce Boyfriend needs that)🤷🏻‍♀️ Cesar salad w chicken very tasty, and fresh. Shrimp Scampi and kale salad very fresh as well. Service was attentive and friendly. Solid food and lively atmosphere! It’s a bit loud inside.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  38. JC

    JamesC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a good time, we should have gone for dinner not lunch. The food selection was limited but the cocktails were plentiful. My wife wasn’t really in the mood for breakfast. Service was great and it was warm enough to have the windows open which was a nice touch. Overall it was great.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was all the things. Wonderful. We had a great time.

  40. J

    Jada

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So, so amazing!! The environment is distinctively unique mirroring the brunch. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Smith - Chicago using the Order Online button. The Smith - Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with 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 1623 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 184 times today
Google Map for The Smith - Chicago

400 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kinzie

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a parking garage located on 60 W Kinzie Street next to the Chase Bank.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart ( Brown Line, Purple Line), Grand/State (Red Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 312-5100

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

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