Smyth

4.3
1094 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Smyth is inspired by the days gone by term for blacksmithing. We honor the blacksmith and his craft by creating cuisine that reflects the handcrafted, soulful trade of transforming raw materials into works of art. We draw seasonally from the bounty that Wisconsin and the Midwest have to offer. Smyth is an intelligent balance between the playful and the traditional. Enjoy soups, salads, appetizers and entrees as well as plates meant for sharing.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was excellent and the service and food were wonderful. The restaurant is casual, but it certainly could be a great place for a date or special occasion.

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DH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Sunday buffet.
It was delicious and had many different options to choose from.
The coffee was outstanding.
The mimosas were tasty.

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M
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smyth's is a casual, yet upscale place within the upscale Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee. The restaurant's decor is reminiscent of industrial rustic with lots of antique equipment with an emphasis on blacksmithing. The food was good & tasty, I had a decent Bloody Mary, as well as excellent coffee. My server was a nice young gal who was very attentive. Though I thought the price for the brunch was steep, it was worth it.

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DM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent meal as always on New Year's Day. Love the brunch there on Sundays too. Buffet was outstanding. Service was warm, friendly and impeccable. Ask for Marcus!!
Didn't care for sitting in the 'Library' room. Enjoy the main dining area better. Music was lovely, guitarist was quite talented.
Great way to start the New Year!

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d
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 2

To start with the a disclaimer, some of the disappointment may be my fault. I made a reservation at the last moment and saw no mention of a 5 course meal. But when we arrived there was no mention of the courses nor the cost. The food quality was excellent as was the service. But the quantity of the food and the value was laughable for Milwaukee. $100 per person did not include drinks nor tip, so $300 later (and that is only two drinks each my friends) for a couple and we had to go out somewhere afterward to eat as we were both still hungry. Portions so small they wouldn’t qualify as a small plate. I thought prices needed to be posted, but I saw nothing on the table, website or on open table. Needless to say it is my last time at the Smyth. It must be there for more sophisticated palates and thicker wallets than mine. Truly the portion sizes were laughable, and I have eaten at many fine restaurants across this country.

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for a chamagne brunch for our wedding anniversary. Completley over priced. For $35 a person with unlimited champagne they should be walking around with a bottle in their hands to refill. I had 2 glasses and my husband had 1. There was not much to chose from food wise either.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food . Enjoyable experience

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JS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Christmas Day brunch. Great variety of food offered and 5 flavors of mimosas. I will surely be back!

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met for Sunday brunch/gift exchange. Everything from the service to the food was wonderful! Inga was very attentive. We look forward to a return visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food. The chicken is to die for!!

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M
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Graduation

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SS
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, however the brunch buffet had few choices. The items that were included in the brunch that you ordered from the kitchen were very good. Next time I'd skip the buffet and order breakfast off of the menu.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Service was great, staff was friendly and attentive. The mussels were an excellent appetizer. We were disappointed in our entrees. For $30 dishes they lacked flavor and the wow factor you’d expect at that price.

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JP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Smyth and the food was absolutely excellent. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was cool/unique. Highly recommended for a great date night.

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ST
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Ambience, food preparation and taste were excellent. Despite telling our server that we had a specific time that we had to leave in order to make our show, the main course took a long time to arrive and was barely lukewarm. I’m sure it sat in the kitchen waiting to be delivered. We had to skip dessert because we ran out of time. Would have a 5 star experience with a different server

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. The building is beautiful. The food was delicious.

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JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was average. Environment was spot on. Service was ok

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NB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Was there for brunch. Waitress ignored us. Didn’t remove plates or refill water. Awful service.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to Smyth for a Sunday brunch. Best deal in town! Excellent food and drinks (bottomless mimosas). Highly recommend.

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AM
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food. The ambience is very cool. Just a little small. It would be difficult to get in if busy.

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j
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Limited and rather pricey menu but cool location and space. It was not crowded but our food took 50 minutes to arrive at the table. Drink options were good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Took 45 minutes to get cold food when only three tables were there. Will not done again. Barely any food on the plate and very pricey for no flavor

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g
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My review is based solely on my reservation. We made a 10:15 reservation on open table for brunch. They overbooked and tried seating us in the bar at a pub table that would not fit more than one plate. We asked if we could just wait until a table opened up. We were told no as they proceeded to seat people with 10:45 reservations. We were on time and were disregarded because they cared more about seating their larger parties with later reservations. Terrible business practice.

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We gave Smyth a chance after we were unable to be make a reservation at a different restaurant. We are so glad we discovered it. The industrial, wooden, dark color tones, and mason jar candles were very inviting and relaxing. It was peaceful, comfortable, and enjoyable to sit, eat, talk, laugh, and relax. The food was superb and was made and served with an elite skill-level. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking to enjoy a delicious meal with a significant other.

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T
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time that my family had brunch at Smyth and even with a few menu changes the food was great as was the service. My son and daughter in law had their wedding at the Iron Horse and we had the same experience for that occasion as well. I would recommend dining here for any occasion!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Date’s salad was good. Wasn’t a huge fan of the deconstructed Caesar and the mushroom risotto. Have generally had very good food there.

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SW
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to Smyth with my spouse to celebrate my birthday. The venue is classy but not stuffy. You can show up dressed up, but most appeared to be in nice casual. The menu is limited, but we liked most of what was there. We shared an appetizer of their butternut squash chowder. I then ordered the duck confit and my spouse ordered the dairy cow filet. We loved everything they served us. It was delicious. The service was attentive. The dessert menu was pretty traditional, so we passed on that. But if you are a lover of traditional desserts (crème brulee, chocolate cake, ice cream), I have not doubt they would do these things deliciously. It was a great meal and a great night out. We would come again.

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BR
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The high ceilings and interesting men at work décor was a hit with our party of four. Brandi made sure our food was to our liking and all our needs attended to. The fried oyster mushroom sharable plate was satisfying with a nice spicy flavor. Each of our main dishes were special. Chef Alex knows how to please.

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w
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Pricey, obviously geared towards perhaps business people. Liked the decor and ambience

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a beautiful restaurant! Excellent food and excellent Service.

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A
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere! Beautiful, trendy vista. Incredibly friendly staff. We ate there for both a quick dinner and breakfast the next day. Food was good, vibe was better. I’ve already recommended it to others.

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m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While the meal was good, I dont think the brunch was $33 good. It is great that the mimosas are included in the price however that isnt a perk for my wife who is pregnant.

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MF
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

It took way too long to bring our main orders out and then it was staggered in being brought to table. On each plate half the food was cold from what I would assume waiting for the entree to be added. Since we were all too tired of waiting and hungry we didn’t bother sending back. Overall a big disappointment and would not recommend in terms of the price for what you get.

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for brunch and fell in love with it!! Great food and a fun lobby!

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TS
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We could make a reservation here for Sunday brunch which helped a lot as we were under a time frame. Arrived and were seated right away. The buffet had a salad section, cream of squash soup, carving station with prime rib and ham, made to order omelets, a variety of hot dishes, and desserts. The cream puffs were loaded with fresh whipped cream. Also could order 4 skillet selections that they brought out from the kitchen. Buffet included drinks and free mimosas. Would eat here again.

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F
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I made this reservation for our 10th anniversary. Things I liked - valet parking, the receptionist was nice, and craft cocktails were excellent. The food was meh. We ordered two apps: the Deep Fried Oyster Mushrooms were cold, then served mixed with cold white cream which was presumably celery root puree--the dish tasted like something you might run across in a breakroom 2 hours after a conference room lunch meeting cleared. Maybe it's better hot. The baked curds were a couple unimpressive blobs of melted cheese in tomato sauce with dry chorizo chunks and sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts. Served in a cast iron dish, I also expected this to be right-from-the-commercial-oven-hot. It was a bit warmer than room temp. The best part was the toasted sourdough bread IMHO. My husband ordered the special, which was half a chicken- deboned. It wasn't anything special. I ordered the scallops. I was served 3 scallops, only one of which was large enough to consider "typical" based on previous restaurant experiences. The other two were quite small. They were cooked perfectly, but for the $28 price, the number and size were more in line with appetizer portions. They kindly served us our dessert choice of a very good chocolate cake at no charge for our anniversary. Ultimately, despite the cool vibe and cocktails, the food was lacking in the passion and culinary skill that separates a great restaurant from that of a home cook trying a magazine recipe for the first time. There are far too many great restaurants in the Milwaukee area to go a second time.

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JL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Not impressed... only one seafood option. Ordered pork tenderloin...lots of meat and not much with it except a few micro apples.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety and service

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JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing along with the crafted drinks. Loved the atmosphere. Wished the menus was bigger with more appetizer options but not a deal breaker. Still loved it. Excellent service.

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