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River front dining - Smith and River, Reno, NV

Smith and River

4.3
4.3
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Smith and River- An Honest American Bistro

Join us for an exceptional riverfront dining experience, located in the heart of downtown Reno, at our newly remodeled location, Smith and River. Dine on the patio and enjoy the river views with a specialty cocktail, or inside in our open bar seating area, booth seating for a more private dining experience, or our large party dining options. Book our Chefs Table for a special dining experience. Our food is always fresh, always creative. Our service is attentive and caring. Chef Colin Smith of Roundabout Catering, and Executive Chef Christian Flores do not disappoint.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (775) 357-8019

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Cross street

    N. Sierra St along the river walk.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Early Bird 3 Course Dinner Special With Drinks

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Come early for our 3 course dinner special, includes soup or salad, your choice from five entrée options, dessert and a glass of wine, beer or cocktail! Served between the hours of 4pm to 6pm daily.

Offers

  • Sangria on the Patio

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM,Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Join us for Sangria on our riverwalk patio each Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-3 pm.
  • Smith and River Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Sat - 3:15 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join Us At Smith And River for Happy Hour; Wednesday through Friday 4pm to 6pm On Our River Front Patio, Private Dining or Bar Dining areas. Beverages and Food Options Available!

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What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Reno

    Innovative

  • Reno

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. r

    ronald

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    don't sit in the booth.. too low and uncomfortable.. overpriced food and small portions ..server uninterested. Won't go back
  2. KL

    KLee

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was a bit lack luster. Drinks good, dessert excellent. Entree not so much. I had short ribs. Very dry and no sauce.
  3. RV

    RichardV

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The location down on the Riverwalk was nice, looking forward to trying it next spring & summer. This past Wednesday evening was our first visit to this restaurant. Our server Rielly was personable, knowledgeable and served us well. The wine list was good enough and the prices were reasonable. For dinner my wife started with Lobster Bisque and I went with the Thai Butternut Squash Soup. The bisque was reportedly good, the Thai Butternut Squash Soup was too much Thai and did not have nearly enough squash. Neither soup had enough body to get easily to our mouths. The soup spoons were of good design but you had to pay too much attention to delivery orientation of the spoon to get any soup to your mouth. My wife had the Chicken Marsala, she commented that the portion was large, tasted good but the chicken was a bit tough. I had the Braised Short Ribs, the rib and sauce was good and tender, but my mashed potato I'm guessing wasn't made Wednesday and they weren't open Monday or Tuesday. Hmm? Both the entree's were served with garlic baby broccolini, nice flavor but the stalks were too al'dente for us (we get it), seasoning was very good though. Both entree's were topped with a green puree, neither of us were a fan. One last thing, our server brought us bread and butter to accompany our meals, I joked with Rielly at the end of our meal inquiring whether the bread was croutons or french bread, he answered as the latter, then I handed him a piece to feel. It was definitely an unintended crouton! (from Sunday? Morning?) I don't usually write reviews, but I want more quality restaurants to frequent and at 4 months old they need to hear what's good and what's not. We'll try again in a couple months, maybe not on a Wednesday. Cheers!
  4. NN

    NoraN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    It wasn’t much to write home about. My meal seemed slapped together without much thought. My gfs short rib tasted like a bland pot roast. Waiter got our appetizer wrong. Drinks were good tho
  5. W

    Wineo

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Nice location but small. Heat was working overtime. Server tried but didn't cut it. Lady came over to ask about a cocktail we ordered. It seems they are debating tp keep or remove it. We liked it but from the reaction lady was surprised. Guess we were in the minority
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great place and I’ll be going back often. Great food. Friendly staff.
  7. S

    Shashh

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The staff was great and very accommodating. We went on a Sunday night and they were out of a few things we had ordered from the menu. Some dishes were delicious (Beet Salad, chicken thighs & sausage) and some missed the mark (chewy grilled octopus & thinly sliced salumi as “beef carpaccio”. Our 1st course was served for 4/5 guests but 1 had a wait which made for cold plates for the rest. I would give it another try. It may have been an off night.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambience inside (combo of booths with bar area tables) and out (on the Truckee River). Menu had the expected salmon and steak but also some interesing options to include vegetarian and pasta dishes. All the food was good with 3/4 entrees being very good-great. Nice price point for food with good sized portions. Definitely a keeper!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. Food was really nice. The waiter was a super good adviser! Without knowing me, he choose the right wine and the right dish for me. We were with 4 people and we all had a very pleasant evening. It was not noisy, so we could really talk. I will advice to my friends. And we will be back. And again: the super waiter made the evening!
  10. L

    Laudy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience!! Great food, great service! Definitely going to go back!!
  11. DF

    DebeF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The beet salad was perfect, but the flatbread was less than exciting...pre-cooked bread and toppings slopped on. Just ok.
  12. GK

    GregK

    Tahoe

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch.service was outstanding.second time we had been there will be back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at a booth next to the bar with heavy traffic of servers and the noise level was not bad. The food was good. Flank iron and braised short ribs were delicious. They have kids choices which is the main reason we went in the first place (we have picky kids) and the menu items were affordable
  14. c

    chas

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Great service/ Noisy/ cramped booths/ food so so/ pricing good/ menu uninteresting
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Hats off to the chef! We will be back!
  16. CG

    CigarGuy

    Indiana

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good and varied. Dessert was exceptional but prices for desserts and appetizers seemed excessive. Would definitely go again.
  17. F

    Fikeal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were very good. We started our meal with a brie appetizer that was very delicious. We had braised short ribs, the salmon dish, the octopus dish and mom‘s chicken! For our dessert we had The banana foster and a couple scoops of ice cream with caramel and malted milk balls! That dessert was delicious also. All of the food was deliciously cooked to perfection. At our table we had a couple smoked old fashion cocktails that were outstanding and a crown royal & 7/up, they also were very tasty. Additionally we had the Pinot Noir which was also very delightful! Our server’s name was Chase and he went above and beyond throughout the course of our meal. He was very friendly and very efficient! I will definitely eat there again.
  18. R

    Robb

    Tahoe

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience is modern and casual. The menu is diverse. Chase was our server. He was awesome and took great care of us. He also gave us some great food recommendations. We will definitely go back!
  19. JP

    JamesP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Neither the towel dispenser nor the Dyson air dryer worked in the ladies room, so couldn’t dry my hands. One of our water glasses were dirty. No bread before the meal. No grated Parmesan for my pasta. Waiter was more worried about the table with the two hot chicks than us. Our dirty dishes took up the whole table, and he walked by, looked at the dishes, and just left them all on the table.
  20. r

    renorich

    Tahoe

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    some interesting items on their new menu. we both had the hanger steak - BBQ sauce and mustard - properly cooked and tasty the side was a combo of arugula and some tiny french fries - eh
  21. SG

    SherrieG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All of us loved our meals– the pork chop was moist and flavorful; the pasta dish had a great sauce and plenty of seafood; and the beet salad was great. I also recommend the lamb meatballs.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good the ambiance was beautiful. The service was amazing, very attentive and polite 👏
  23. N

    Nettieo

    Tahoe

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best Flat Iron steak around! Good cocktails, good wine by the glass.
  24. C

    Coach

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time. Worked out great. Friendly staff.
  25. PF

    PattyF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    THE FOOD WAS VERY MEDIOCRE. FLAVORLESS. DON’T THINK WE WILL GO BACK.
  26. S

    Sirberry

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience! Always impressed by the food! We got the grilled octopus and the short rib which were both delicious!
  27. KG

    KirkG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Unimpressive. Limited menu. Prices on the high side.
  28. SB

    SabineB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 7 was impressed with the food and service. We will be back!
  29. DD

    DDieter

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice variety of selections on the menu. Beautiful presentation and great flavors. Ambience in the dining room and the patio is very nice. Efficient and friendly service. Ryan and Andrew were fantastic servers. They were knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly.
  30. B

    Becky

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and service was great. We had a very nice time.
  31. TK

    TayKay

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Andrew took care of us and gave us the best suggestions. Everything we’ve ordered was really good. Can’t wait to come back.
  32. TA

    TerryA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Well done food. Really loved the rigatoni. Good spot for a date night.
  33. MR

    MelissaR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! The short ribs were particularly wonderful.
  34. JP

    JoanneP

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    We reserved a table for outside… when we arrived we went to the bar while waiting for our table. After 20 min the hostess said there wasn’t a table on the patio for a while so she seated us in the back room. The tables were so close together that the waiter could barely walk around to serve everyone! It seemed they had taken too many reservations! Our waiter was good, but forgot my beet salad and brought the entrees. One of our appetizers (pizza) was black so we sent it back. The second one was not fully cooked. Entrees we’re decent but it was so loud we could barely talk. They should take half the tables out of this area. The staff were so overwhelmed I would suggest limiting customers to provide better service. Disappointed for sure!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Waiter tried to steal my girl
  36. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't go wrong with Smith and River. The patio dining was perfect. We started with the Proscuitto & Burrata, which was a delicious flatbread, and then enjoyed the Rigatoni and Bucatini. This was our third time here and it never disappoints.
  37. m

    mike

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service is very good very nice bar and indoor dining and a great outside dining patio. The kitchen has great ideas but need a little better execution.
  38. SA

    StevenA

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I’ve been here 2 times now and I was a little disappointed with the good this time .. Tracy salad was perfect ! Flat bread pizza was crunchy .. little over baked … I had the bucatini snd not much sauce the noodles tasted a little old reheated .. not much sauce .. lived that dish last time ., our sever was a delight!!! Best ever ! I wished I got her name .. I will be back love this place
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place with wonderful service and incredible food. Loved the outdoor area and view of river!
  40. KM

    KMmmm

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Much better second time around - everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. Not quite 5 star for the following - again we were taken to a booth right next to the noisy kitchen when lots of tables open on a Sunday at 5:30 pm - why do they want to initially seat patrons by the noise - we had to request a booth further away from kitchen and the hostess didn't look thrilled about us speaking up. Had to speak up a second time when the smoked cocktail that was ordered initially came only about 1/4 of the way filled and we had to send it back and request a full cocktail. These issues aside, its great and I'm confident the kinks will be worked out.

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Smith and River is rated 4.3 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Smith and River

50 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501-1340

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Sierra St along the river walk.

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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