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Smith & Porter, Minneapolis, MN

Smith & Porter

3.8
3.8
14 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Modern American kitchen featuring a seasonally rotating menu.
Full bar with handcrafted cocktails, local craft beers and a broad wine list.

Closed Sunday & Monday
Open Tuesday-Thursday 4PM -10PM and Friday-Saturday 4PM-11PM

Please conduct a body temperature self-check the day of of your reservation. If you do not feel well or have any symptoms compatible with COVID-19, please stay home.

Check out our full menu at www.smith-porter.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 249-5544

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antione Brown

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue, 1 block north of Washington

  • Parking details

    Parking may be found on 2nd Street in front of the restaurant or in the Pay Parking Lot in front of the restaurant. Look for the red signs designating Smith & Porter!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. RP

    RyanP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, but left feeling underwhelmed. There wasn’t much of an experience there that made it memorable.
  2. JD

    JoeD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent service and food but the website still has choices that are not available. Relaxing restaurant for a quiet dinner.
  3. JT

    JTTT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good, would go back. Food, bread and drinks were good
  4. VM

    VivianM

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for an anniversary dinner! Great food in an intimate setting. So happy they’re open again!
  5. S

    3Sapphires

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    29th anniversary. First time we’ve been back after it reopened post pandemic. It was great! Lovely outdoor dining on the patio.
  6. PF

    PhilipF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Overpriced for the product sold. I was told restaurant was jut sold to a new group so this maybe why things are not up to par right now.
  7. M

    Miguel

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Experience. Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. Quiet.
  8. L

    Lisa

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant with excellent food and service. Will definitely return on my next visit to Minneapolis!
  9. DG

    DennisG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very empty. Menu is a bit all over the place. Bartender was unable to make a basic cocktail off menu. Food was okay, nothing exceptional. It is a great place if you want a quiet dinner with someone as there are very few people there. A little on the high price side. Would have thought they would have figured out who they are by now.
  10. RG

    RichG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    It wasn’t the best place and it wasn’t the worst. Serivce was great. She was attentive and I can tell she really enjoyed working there. The host staff were also really sweet. The patio was nice. The drinks and food were “meh” - my soup came out cold, Michael’s burger was dry. Also, the price for the quality you get was not there. Never need to go back. Wouldn’t recommend unless I’m desperate to sit in a patio ans everywhere else is booked.
  11. J

    Josh

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Second time here in the past couple of weeks and we had another great meal. Popovers were fantastic, drinks and dinner were perfect before the Guthrie. Server was very attentive and it has a nice overall feel of an urban neighborhood.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff were friendly and attentive but not hovering. The Brussel sprouts and beets were a little undercooked
  13. M

    Miguel

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had a great meal and overall experience. Good service. Quiet.

    Smith & PorterResponded on August 12, 2022Hi Miguel, Thank you for the taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our restaurant. Hope to see you back again soon.

  14. ES

    EricS

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We really were wanting this newly reopened restaurant to be good. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. From a small bar drink to “Brick” chicken that was nothing more than a baked lemon pepper chicken with soggy skin and half of an “airline” breast, it was not good. And everything was a la Carte, so it is mediocre food that is expensive. Hopefully, in a few months, they will fix things. Until then, this is an avoid.

    Smith & PorterResponded on August 12, 2022Hi Eric, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and perspective from your recent visit to the restaurant. We will be taking your feedback into consideration as we work to improve.

  15. The reviews below were submitted before July 22, 2022, when this restaurant changed management.

  16. A

    Awtumnskids2

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate out side. They didn't have any heaters, but the weather was nice. The Walleye balls were yummy. They had the best chicken sandwich that I have ever tasted. We enjoyed the drinks and the service. Overall, it was a positive experience! I would recommend.
  17. J

    Julia214

    Minneapolis

    74 reviews

    vip

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was very nice. The menu is limited but good. Service, as always, attentive and happy. Thank You Smith and Porter team. It was really nice.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great service. Comfortable atmosphere
  19. J

    Julia214

    Minneapolis

    74 reviews

    vip

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As good as ever on a Sunday night. We always feel special.
  20. BS

    BillS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This ia a great place in the heart of the Guthrie zone. Very nice patio that's set well back from the street, with a welcoming staff and good food at reasonable prices. The dry rub wings were yummy, and we shared the tender steak salad. We will definitely return.
  21. GP

    GeraldP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you haven’t experienced this restaurant don’t wait , food, service and ambiance were incredible! Value for the money was perfect! Thanks to the entire team for making my evening so enjoyable.... and best bowl of soup I’ve had in years!
  22. A

    Allen

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very well prepared and tasted great. Wines were excellent. Interesting food selection. Service was good. Only gripe was that they brought my main course (the Tacos from Taco Tuesday) about 2 minutes after they brought my salad. I'd definitely eat there again.
  23. J

    Julia214

    Minneapolis

    74 reviews

    vip

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always we felt welcome and served with great consideration. We simply love Smith and Porter.
  24. H

    Haggiegirl

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and ambiance!
  25. s

    satxsp

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! And OMG the smoked old fashions are great!
  26. JZ

    JayZ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I don’t know how this place can survive in the North Loop/Mill District. It’s like fancy suburban American food but no where as good as the competing restaurants nearby. But the prices aren’t low either

    Smith & PorterResponded on September 20, 2020Hi Jay, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food during your visit. I would love to hear more about what you had and how we can make it better. While we don't consider ourselves as a fancy establishment, we do like to think of ourselves as a nice neighborhood restaurant with a little something for everyone. If you have the time, I can be reached by phone at 612-249-5503 or by email at vanessacortez@abiitan.org. Warm Regards, Vanessa Cortez GM

  27. N

    Nick

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Try the Vegetable Steamed Buns! Seriously the best thing I've tasted in a very long time.

    Smith & PorterResponded on September 19, 2020Hi Nick, Thank you so much for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the Vegetable steam buns, as they are one of our favorites! Look for some seasonal entrée changes coming on October. Warm Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!!
  29. VM

    VivianM

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was lovely.
  30. P

    Parks

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you for making my spouses birthday a wonderful experience once again.

    Smith & PorterResponded on September 14, 2020Hello, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your special occasion with us once again. Warm Regards, The Smith & Porter Team

  31. S

    Seafoodfan19

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious summer salad with peaches, blueberries, walnuts, avocado, and mozzarella. The Walleye bites appetizer and the carrot cake were also very good. Disappointed at 5:30pm the Vilandloo vegetarian dish was sold out.
  32. DH

    DaveH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Steak was done perfectly. Limited menu but everything on the menu was done very well
  33. JO

    JeffO

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Meh food at high prices. Service was apathetic too.

    Smith & PorterResponded on September 14, 2020Hi Jeff, Thank you so much for your review. I am very sorry to hear your visit was disappointing. I would love the chance to hear more about it, so we can make it right and so this doesn't happen in the future. I can be reached by phone at 612-249-5503 or by email at vanessacortez@abiitan.org. Thank you, Vanessa Cortez

  34. OF

    OriolesFan

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space, food, n services
  35. J

    Jossie24

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was okay, but it felt like a mediocre country club.
  36. TC

    ThomC

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good, but limited menu for to covid. I would like to go back when it gets back to normal to see it in it's full operation.
  37. J

    Julia214

    Minneapolis

    74 reviews

    vip

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars for a reason. Excellent service, good food, nice ambience and enough space to be comfortable.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely Delightful food, a hidden gem in the city!
  39. MC

    MCASTP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was nice to sit outside; Took advantage of restaurant week.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Restaurant week. We were looking forward to the pork chop. However it was not up to expectations it was not very moist and rather tuff.
  41. J

    Julia214

    Minneapolis

    74 reviews

    vip

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we love Smith and Porter. Very good service-we are being spoiled by close attention.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Smith & Porter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 249-5544.

Smith & Porter is rated 3.8 stars by 14 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 1 time today
Google Map for Smith & Porter

428 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue, 1 block north of Washington

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking may be found on 2nd Street in front of the restaurant or in the Pay Parking Lot in front of the restaurant. Look for the red signs designating Smith & Porter!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antione Brown

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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