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The Smith - Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Smith - Chicago

4.6
4.6
2456 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 124 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–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 2,456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

2,456 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible! The chicken, gnocchi and Mezcal cocktail were amazing

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time! Great service on an unusually busy night - we had 4+ people tending to our table. Food was fresh and flavorful and cocktails were excellent

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  3. Scarey

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, excellent service. The branzino was cooked very well and tasted fresh, and the rice pilaf that lay underneath it had amazing flavor. The Brussels sprout starter was fantastic. The chicken pot pie was a little rich for me (I'm a very light eater) but had a wonderful flavor and the vegetables were cooked just right, and my companion loved it.

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  4. PeterS

    Chicago

    120 reviews

    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at The Smith. Brunch meal was excellent and their Bloody Mary was very well mixed. The only other comment was that service was not quite as attentive as usual. Our server was gone for extended periods - maybe she was tied up with something else - so we found ourselves constantly scanning the restaurant to get attention. However we weren’t in a rush so not a major issue.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress had an attitude and wasn’t much interested in taking food or drink orders, prepping table etc. fortunately the server adjacent to her section was more than willing to help out. Food was great.

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  6. JenicaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was pretty good. We originally were seated in the basement and it was so loud like beyond loud. My husband and I couldn’t even hear one another. Not only that but we sat down there for 15 minutes and didn’t have a server walk up to us. So then I went upstairs to ask if we could be moved and they did. They then put us literally 6 inches away from the next table so we all hardly talk because it was like we were eating together- and it was weird. We then waited 12 minutes to have our server come to us. So we just ordered our food when she came the first time. We ordered steaks and she never once came and checked on us. Nothing. Keep in mind we needed steak knives. The food was good but the service made the entire experience horrible. I was a server so I understand being busy but there was zero effort in service all around. The only person who was keeping it together was the manager- as he was very helpful and asking people if they needed anything when he was walking by. It just overall was not good and we won’t go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! The gnocchi was very creamy and if you are intolerant to dairy I wouldn’t suggest. Overall, amazing spot, been going to the smith restaurants since they opened in nyc. 9/10

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy coming here! Love the blue cheese fondue! Enjoyed the Brussel sprouts and cauliflower tacos this time. Both things I haven’t had and loved it. Our server was lovely and brought out a warm apple pie as a dessert for being a repeating customer!

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  9. JackR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and drinks so tasty. Loved the space too, just had a great atmosphere. For sure coming back

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  10. Paula

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great service!! Loved our waitress!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. The bartender Franky, was fantastic. The mussels were scrumptious, the espresso martini had a good kick to it. I was truly satisfied!

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  12. AnnaD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, nice restaurant, I would recommend it

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. It was a bit noisy but I would highly recommend 👍🏻

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  14. AletaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork chop was out of this world!! Cocktails were delish!

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  15. CatT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. The food was tasty. We loved the arancini appetizer. We both had cheese burgers — a generous amount of fries were included. Both the burgers and fries were delish.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great brunch with cocktail included! menu to please all!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Was in earlier in the day for drinks and they did not disappoint. Can back later for dinner and it was wonderful. Portion sizes were perfect. Recommend going later as people were talking louder than necessary. Will come back the time I'm in Chicago.

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  18. TheJayster

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was alright. Like, everything was alright. Not really outstanding, but alright. Put the price into perspective and it’s kinda just fine. Not like literal fine but like asking your gf how she is and she says “fine” with that certain tone. Ya know?

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  19. Chris

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was impressed with The Smith. The food was great, the cocktails were incredible, and the service was very good. The restaurant was incredibly busy, which may have affected the service a bit. I asked for clarification on ingredients for a few dishes since I have Celiac disease, and the server had to go back to the kitchen to check. I appreciated that he was thorough, but I was disappointed he wasn't better versed in the menu up front, especially since I noted my allergy in the reservation. Despite the back and forth, they were attentive to my needs and ensured I got a meal that was safe for me to eat. The gluten free options were a little limited, but I got an excellent meal. There was also a hiccup with our drink order not being placed in a timely manner, so they didn't come until after our meal was finished. The server corrected the issue as soon as we told him, and the manager didn't charge us for that round because of the error. In all, we had a fantastic meal and enjoyed the atmosphere. Things went a little less smoothly than I anticipated from a restaurant in their price point, but I'm grateful they made up for their mistakes. I would go back again but maybe on a week night when they're less busy.

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  20. KristinS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was very busy and loud. Food was amazing! Server wasn’t super friendly, but attended to our of our needs accurately!

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  21. BrianR

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality River North menu and cocktails. Service was excellent.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my daughter for brunch. Food was amazing and so was my cocktail. She loved the hot chocolate as well.

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  23. Live2Eat

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The are a solid meal. Nothing to knock your socks off. Food came out in a timely manner. Staff was nice.

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  24. MikeD

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Saw server only twice. He never asked how food was, which was bland and undercooked

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing experience on valentine’s day. would recommend

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  26. TonyN

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional. Drinks were made perfect food was outstanding best bone in rib eye I've had in a long time. Oysters were very fresh

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most consistent places in Chicago! I love The Smith!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was a little too buttery for my liking, and the service was a little rude, but nice ambience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, perfect ambience, service was top tier and always available

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  30. MaureenS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress spot on, TIFFANY. Hostess, great smile and very on top of her game. I have sent a lot of my customers to the SMITH, and they return everytime they are in town.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was next level. They were packed and slightly understaffed. But the management went out of their way to make sure we understood the delays.

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  32. MeghanT

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, most meals for weekend brunch come with a free cocktail! The French toast was to die for!

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  33. Axal

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal. Our server was incredibly friendly with a big smile. Very warm place to dine.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, drinks and dinner!! We went with oysters and restaurant week prefix meal - couldn’t believe how generous the portions were! Didn’t disappoint one bit.

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  35. Chicago4ed

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at The Smith. The food was excellent! The service was the best.

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  36. MadisonF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for restaurant week lunch which was a great deal. Got the citrus and avocado salad and spicy shrimp tartare to start both were great. Then we had the cauliflower bahn mi and fried chicken sandwich and both were amazing. Fried chicken had a great sauce and slaw and was really crispy. Cookie for dessert was warm and tasty

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My second time at the smith, such a cute restaurant, really nice people but sadly the food is pretty sub par. The burrata was definitely underwhelming coming with only one piece of bread cut in half. The salmon I ordered was extremely overcooked and on top of a bed of some really sour sautéed vegetable situation, I truly had no idea what I was eating and I feel like I just have to mention how honestly unpleasant the entire dish was to look at.

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  38. KatieN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Smith was pretty good! Everyone I ate with finished their meals. The portions were perfect, not too big and not too small. Personally, I had the chicken pot pie and it was superb! My only compliant was the service was a little slow. I'm not sure if they were short-staffed or just busy, but particularly after the bill came, it took forever to get receipts back. It felt like our server forgot about us. It was also a little loud, but our table was in the back corner, so I don't know if all the noise just gathered in our spot. Because we were in the corner, it was a little tight, but again, I think that was just the nature of the table. I will definitely go back and try something else, but I might get it to-go next time.

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  39. Lmk1

    Chicago

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the avocado salad, French fries and quarter pounder cookie. Waitress was excellent. Real team effort on service. Room was way too noisy, had to shout!

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  40. Schomaee

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our time. The food was very good and the ambiance was just what we were looking for.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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 4.6 stars by 2456 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 124 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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