The Smith - Chicago

4.6
653 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 653 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipCristinaL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith proved that even 40 degree outdoor dining can be fabulous thanks to heat lamps, attentive servers, and delicious food.

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Smith. It's a neighborhood spot. Great good. Try the green apple salad. Salmon and pork chops are particularly good. Thanks for the complimentary dessert.

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vipStevenD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food is great. We got our favorite table. The service is very good. It was just very cold. There should at least be space heaters. Eating good food while wearing a winter coat is not fun. The beer selection still seems limited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were yummy, Oscar was nice! Loved being in doors during cold weather and covid restrictions, heaters could be way bigger

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vipAlexanderM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They ran out most of the stuff we wanted. After that, half of the food came out cold and we had to hunt down the waiter for anything we wanted Refills, etc. COVID is tough on everyone but I’ve had plenty of far better experiences as all other places during the pandemic.

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Kristin
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the dirty martini is delicious, and the grits are AMAZING!! Very clean and beautiful environment. I felt safe and sanitized, and we will definitely being returning. Perfect for a date!!

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vipMelK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food came out a little slowly but other than that, service was okay. Good was great, but truthfully a little pricey for a burger and fries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time

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Michael
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Awful service- some of the worst I’ve ever had in Chicago

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vipKhristinaW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was good and the shrimp & grits was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I love the Smith, but think they had an off day this day. Always good food but they were way too busy for only 2 servers and after being told they couldn’t find my reservation in their system after showing them the reservation on the app they sat me 25 minutes later. No worries on the wait, but then we sat for 30 minutes without a server and had a baby with us.

No kids menu just an FYI. And charged us for a huge amount of fries. Just weird atmosphere this day.
Our total time at the restaurant was 2 hrs and 44 minutes. Hate to sound like a Karen here but just beware if you have a baby with you that this is not fast service on the weekend.

Food is always great. But terrible service this day.

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AnsleyH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, solid choice! Our drinks were very good as well. We had to leave early due to a family emergency and they were very accommodating.

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vipStevenD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We got a perfect table. The service was a little slow but good. They were out of my first choice but my second choice, a chicken entree, was excellent.

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vipMary
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our serverOscar was exceptional! We will be back.

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vipNicole
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Excellent service.
All safety measures in place. Love it here.

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters & cocktails!! Excellent all the way around. Had a great time. Shut up and take my money.

Happy Halloween!

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food; good people. Go; patronize.

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vipStevenD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I made a reservation for indoor seating at 5:00 but when we got there, staff seemed a little disorganized and told us we would have to sit outside. I know this isn't totally their fault, but eating in 37-degree weather, wearing our winter coats, was challenging. The food was ok. The service was as good as it could be under the circumstances. I do wish you had a better beer selection. Still a terrific restaurant.

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vipMelanieH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe, food and brunch special. Where else can you go where brunch drinks are included with your food price? Zero complaints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service1ambience4

Slow service. Took 25 min for a waiter to come over and introduce themselves and get a drink order.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Been here a few times and had pretty good service

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maurav
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. The manager allowed us to switch to a half booth when a larger party was cancelled. Kudos to him and left us with a big impression of the place
thank you

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Haley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal service given covid! Very accommodating and the food was absolutely amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The staff went above and beyond to help accommodate our group on the patio. While they only had three heaters for a thirty degree evening, the moved us to the other side and relocated a heater to ensure we would be a bit more comfortable.

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NeilC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and location. Good outdoor dining. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Brussels sprouts were bland. Squash was ok

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MollieM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! I ordered a drink I didn't like and our waiter brought me a new one. He also brought over a cookie with a candle in it after hearing it was my BF's birthday, and I didn't even ask for it. It was so sweet!

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vipMeatguy
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff and bartender!

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Estrella
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy and service is always amazing. Will continue to come back.

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vipbettyb
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing dinner at the Smith last night. We enjoyed sitting on the outside street dining area with the views of the city! Our staff were amazing - particularly Logan and Javier who were incredibly knowledgeable about the menu items and wines. The mussels, pasta and pork chops were all super tasty. I'd highly recommend and will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the style and decor. Great outdoor seating. The burger is outstanding and fries were crispy like I like them. The Caesar salad was perfectly seasoned with perfect amount of dressing and Parmesan crisps. Salmon was perfectly done with a crisp outside. Fantastic cocktails. We waited a long time for the check and ultimately asked someone else to get it as our server went missing. He had been good to that point. Hopefully a random odd situation.

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Eric
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Solid restaurant - but a lot of time was spent waiting: on our table, on drinks, to order, for the check, etc. Had to send one of the plates order back but the Calamari is really good. Overall pretty average food/experience for the price, but its a nice atmosphere.

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viplorif
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

was seated for almost 20 minutes before i was greeted or given water. i went to the host stand to ask why i don't have a server.

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GirlsNight
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! The drinks were pretty good. The only problem was our waitress. She seemed pretty stressed (working on a Friday night in the middle of a pandemic, I get it) but she came off as rude/inattentive and that’s not the vibe we wanted to start our night off with especially if you’re getting a great tip. Would recommend and be back again (hopefully we’ll get a better waiter)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar was amazing. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service sucked

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JennaF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic but the service staff seemed a bit overallocated, not their fault just a busy night I think.

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vipAlyV
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have out door setting which is the only way we eat now. The Smith still has a Happy Hour with food specials. We split the deluxe sea food tower plus $1 jumbo shrimp and it was spectacular. Also the weekend brunch was delicious my avocado toast was out of this world. I couldn’t even finish it and it included a Mamosa or a bloody Mary with it. This is our new regular place.

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vipJimS
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, qualiry food and beverages, nice outdoor space, prices a little high for lunch. Overall, our group enjoyed the experience.

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vipMaureenC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is consistently outstanding! From NY to Chicago, the quality, service and ambience are top notch!

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 4.6 stars by 653 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.