The Smith - Chicago

4.7
1023 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!

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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 1023 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGoshendoc
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food and service. Delicious oysters. Squid ink tagliatelle highly recommended

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vipchitowndiner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living nearby The Smith has become our Go To for consistently good food, great service and atmosphere. Took friends last night and he can't stop talking about the Chicken Bolognese! Two of us had great Sea Bass - fabulous. Sitting outside on a gorgeous summer night - priceless.

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vipKJSRNorth
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant concept is good. Food is ok and the wine is over priced. Just ok....not worth the hype.

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JohnK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It was a beautiful sunny day in Chicago. The outdoor space was great, but the service was extremely slow and my bar steak was over cooked and very salty. I asked for a medium rare temp.

I shared a mac and cheese with my 9 year old son as a starter and that was very tasty. I sampled his French toast, too. It was very mediocre.

I live in Manhattan and have been to The Smith in Lincoln Center. It was great. I can’t say the same with our experience in Chicago.

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Claire
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was good food, we both got steaks. My husband saw a special type of whiskey up at the bar, and asked the waitress (to confirm) if it was the special type. She went and checked and said no, but on the way out we stopped and talked to a bartender and they confirmed it was the bourbon he wanted and that we could have ordered it. At that point it was too late, so it was very disappointing.

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Laurassein
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and cocktails in their outdoor seating.

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dfsouthside
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Disappointed they were out of the main 3 items we really wanted, guacamole, lobster roll, shrimp & grits. We got the steak salad & burger both were very good. Good fries. We did ask for the bacon jam on the side and that wasn’t done however they corrected it right away. Would go again. Call first to make sure they have what you want

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vipPeaceHappinessLove
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Food was mediocre and disappointing. Some of the main items on lunch menu were out of stock. It took three different orders of main course to land on something they could serve. Staff were absolutely wonderful and helpful.

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DartagnanF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fun time

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vipAnat
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was very slow and food portions were extremely small. I loved The Smith in NYC but I would not visit Chicago's River North location again.

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vipDinner
Sacramento
326 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, meal and drinks. Loved it! Thank you for a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Good service, mediocre food, decent cocktails, absolutely most uncomfortable outdoor dining chair ever.

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vipPeteSilvey
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice place, good food and nice atmosphere. The hostess was just awful. So tired of people being rude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had to ask several times for a high chair when I requested it when making the reservation. Server didn’t put in my meal so everyone got their meal except me and had to wait for me to get my food. Server comp’ed drinks which was nice but how can you forget to put the order in, especially when repeating it back several times? And with little children at the table! Server also sent cookies for dessert.

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NicoleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Red Sauce dinner was 10/10! Seriously so good, we will be back!!

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vipDiningdiva
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

We've been to Smith several times and have always enjoyed it. Our service this time was horrendous -- the server was nice enough, but she rarely stopped by our table and we constantly had to flag her down to order and to see where our food or drinks were. Our dinner took over 2 hours -- and we didn't stay for coffee or dessert! The food was delicious though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Wonderful customer service and ambience. Although the food was very tasty I was not satisfied with the portions and a

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emmaeliza81
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Sat outside for brunch and it was lovely! I can't remember our servers name but she was great as well as Russell who was shadowing her. Cant wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. A quality beer and meal.

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MayaR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! Best steak I’ve eaten in my life life 10/10

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vipTulsiR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and tasty food!

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vipZachS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little loud sitting inside but other than that, the food was great, especially the mussels.

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SteveK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Birthday

Outdoor patio was very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

No music inside for ambiance. Had to call for a waiter several times. The food selection is very limited. Other than that, the experience was ok. Great to try but probably won’t return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the happy hour deals. Nice representation of veggie and gluten free.

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MSSPatron
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service was slow, noise level was ridiculous and the food was disgusting. I'll never return.

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vipKatF
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating which was nice. The mac and cheese is still amazing and worth the calories! Grest place to catch up with friends.

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LaurynM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoy being outside, the drinks and the food, no complaints here. Everyone was friendly too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I love the Smith and it is one of my favorites near me, but the service is always terrible. Extremely slow!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time at The Smith. The service was impeccable and the food was even better!!! Definitely a restaurant I will return to whenever I am in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite spot for dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seeing my best friend from out of town for the first time in two years. We had a great location to sit so we could see outside and the noise level where we were was not too loud! The food was delicious, the server was fabulous and we will go back in a heartbeat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relocating to Cali

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DevinH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good brunch, free cocktail, semi missing service.

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vipWorldly21
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service at brunch at the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour and oysters!!! Nina our server was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!

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DanW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Can't wait to go back!! The wait staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Loved every minute I was there.

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vipCPFOTO
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate outside on the street level dining option. Now that Clark Street is closed to traffic, eating outside on a summer night with very tasty food is great!

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boog
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating setting. Food was very good and for the four of us we had different dishes.

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 1023 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.