The Smith - Chicago

4.6
862 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 862 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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keepitrealfox
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the cocktails, tasty food, cool decor

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant meal since January 2020 and it was worth the wait! Excellent food, service and dining outside under the sun was fantastic!

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vipTheDiningDarling
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for happy hour. The blue cheese fondue chips are incredibly decadent and satisfying. Oysters and cocktails were great. Eye catching and delicious, "The Gatsby" gin cocktail was very popular (and rightfully so) throughout the restaurant. A great night catching up with a friend surrounded by a very warm/inviting atmosphere. The Smith is my new favorite "go to" spot after work.

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KarlaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always great and the food is delicious

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cmull8
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is a great spot for any occasion. The lighting makes for great ambiance and the staff are so knowledgeable on the menu. The food was incredible. I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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VivianL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The squid ink spaghetti was really salty. Waiters even forgot to bring plates to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! Brought my mom here for Mother’s Day and she was very pleased. Perfect vibe and awesome food. 10/10 experience :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great for Mother’s Day brunch!

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AndrewH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and 8 mo. old here for Mother's day. We originally had a reservation for outside. The weather was poor and they were more than happy to find us a table inside. Lauren was our server and she was fantastic. She had great recommendations and was very personable. She made the whole experience fun and inviting. Food was delicious. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable waiters and very fast food and drinks!!

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LaRenee
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lateef was such an amazing food and beverage manager who stepped outside of his role to help us have an amazing #foodieexperience and captured an amazing photo of the group. The salmon was to die for. The churros were delicious and the sparkling water (which is a favorite of mine) was amazing!!!!

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AzeezatO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of my favs. The service is really good and the food is even better! Great drinks as well! They make their ginger beer in house so you should deff get a mule!

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BeckyC
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable meal in busy dining area, outdoor was cold

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WilliamW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything from the food drinks and ambience an be summed up as “eh”. No complaints but I’ll probably never be back.

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vipHeatherS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was great but loud

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vipDanielleC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for brunch. The food was great and came out quickly after we ordered. I wish there were a few more brunch options, but I love that if you order a brunch item you can get a complimentary brunch cocktail.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great and the service was great! However, it was very very loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both absolutely loved The Smith. We were 30 minutes early to our reservation and they still accommodated us. The food and service was terrific.

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SarahV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Large and very fun location and venue! Was busy on a Sunday morning, the server was slow and had trouble remembering orders. We sat and waited for drinks and to order our food for over 30 min. Brunch was tasty but service was very poor, bummed but hoping it will get better once things start getting back to normal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best!!!

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vipRodneyC
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very crowded. Hostess staff did great. Waiter was not good or transparent about the SLOW kitchen.

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Tiffany
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took my parents here for dinner.
I understand we’re in a pandemic and staffing is probably not the best at the moment. But I was dissatisfied with my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best thing about The Smith? I couldn’t pick. between the food, beautiful cocktails, wonderful service, and ambience, it’s always a good time. couldn’t recommend it more

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. 20 minutes before our server came to our table. Then, ordered drinks which did not get brought until 30 min later. Took another 30 minutes to get a 2nd drink. Our food arrived 1 hr 45 min after being seated. It is a shame because the food, drinks and ambiance were good but the service was so terrible we will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

We were seated 35 min after our reservation time. They were so overbooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little bit longer wait than ideal given we had a reservation. But the food and drinks were excellent and a very nice place overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The atmosphere was amazing, it’s what really brought me into the restaurant. We sat down and got some yummy drinks and appetizers, but then the server never came back to take our entree order and that was disappointing. We were really looking forward to trying more food and get desserts and dessert wine, but by that time we were no longer hungry or in the mood. I may come back at a later time, but choose a less busy time to really be able to enjoy the full experience.

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6genMemphian
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The hostess and management were very nice and the other wait staff were very helpful. Unfortunately, our waiter left us for over half an hour after filling our drink and appetizer order. When another staff member told him we were ready to order, he took our dinner order, but after 45 minutes or so, the manager came to tell us it would be out soon. We are pretty sure he forgot to turn it in. I know it is very difficult to find good staff right now but this waiter upset my husband and was a dark cloud on what could have been a 5 star experience.

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Olivia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Received wrong meal and drink. Service was poor as the restaurant was crazy busy.
Food was decent but overpriced. Wouldn’t not go back again

The Smith - Chicago
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hi Olivia, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us on Saturday night. I'd love the opportunity to connect with you and learn more about your visit and how we can improve in the future. Best, Logan Parris General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant since last March at the start of the pandemic. We sat outside in the tent and had a wonderful heater. Food was better than expected and the drinks were very nice and included in the brunch which made the whole meal reasonable. I can’t remember wait to go there again!

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vipHobbs
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Options to dine inside, tent or outside table. Great, attentive service.

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vipLynneO
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like The Smith because of the variety of meals on the menu, they are a bit different than the now standard steak-fish-chicken-vegan

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vipKevin
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have wanted to check out The Smith for a while. We decided to give it a try with HH oysters and drinks. Such a great option for date night. We sat outside and felt safe as all staff took covid precautions seriously and tables were spaced out. Will definitely eat here again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food is not great, mussels were way over cooked

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was not good. Ordered Brussel Sprouts and Calamari for starters. Brussel Sprouts were bitter and Calamari was very salty. Had mussels for dinner which tasted bland and like they were in bath water. Terrible and then got my birthday cake strawberry pie and that was extremely dry. Just terrible food overall.

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is our neighborhood "go-to" place for an
"out of lockdown" special dinner. Loved the salmon entry and the fried calamari starter. Light batter with a delicious sauce. What's your recipe, Chef?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mac n cheese was amazing and was my Manhattan. Service was great- outdoor tent area with Heater very comfortable in April. We will be back

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vipAndreaM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Let us stay as long as we wanted on a Saturday evening.

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TiannaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service right when you walk through the door! We had made a quick moment decision to book a reservation on a Saturday afternoon and we LOVED every moment of our time that we decided to come back on Sunday for some after brunch cocktails! Loved the vibes, people, and drinks so much, can’t wait for the chance to visit again.

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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 862 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.