Smyth

4.2
1080 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:Monday-Saturday 6:30 am-11:00 am Sunday 6:30 am-10:00 am
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Phone number
(414) 831-4615
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Smyth is available for private functions for any time of the day excluding Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday nights. Please contact Jackie KuMinski for more details.
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Private party contact
sales@theironhorsehotel.com: (414) 831-4627
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Street
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Parking details
Valet service is shared with the Iron Horse Hotel. Street parking is available for those who choose not to valet park.
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Special events & promotions
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holiday! Please join us in Smyth this Christmas Eve. We will be open our normal business hours and feature a special menu.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Merry Christmas! We will be featuring our special Holiday Brunch this year with extended hours from 10am - 4pm. The all you can eat buffet will feature many of your favorite holiday items and included an (almost) bottomless mimosa [3]. Try our massive Bloody Mary bar as well! $55 adults $20 kids

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy New Year! We will be featuring our special Holiday Brunch this new years with extended hours from 10am - 4pm. The all you can eat buffet will feature many of your favorite holiday items and included an (almost) bottomless mimosa [3]. Try our massive Bloody Mary bar as well! $55 adults $20 kids

Monday, December 31, 2018

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What 1080 People Are Saying
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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
1 review
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
Memphis
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
10 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
26 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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DL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch! Ask for Marcus for great service!

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PS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible! Food took forever and it was boring!

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NT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Any issues were resolved. One of the meals was under cooked. It took too long for the replacement plate to come out. Still great food, and service staff.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Brandi was outstanding!! We had no idea Sunday brunch was a buffet but were surprised and pleased with the options. Three mimosas included in brunch!? Terrific. Great price.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose Smyth for our Monday night anniversary dinner because it fit both my husbands desire for a good steak and my desire for flavorful food presented creatively. We had met friends there for dinner previously and had enjoyed the food, service and ambiance so I did expect it to be a similar experience and was not disappointed. We ordered starters, dinner and dessert in addition to a couple drinks. I've read a few reviews saying it's expensive, but I feel the value received is equivalent to the money spent there. We loved our dinner and the service was excellent. I'd say the margarita I ordered was the best I've ever had and I may have had a few in my life:) Our server asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and proceeded to bring gratis champagne upon learning it was our anniversary, which was a nice and unexpected touch.

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the atmosphere at the Iron Horse. The service is always good and the Sunday brunch is outstanging. It’s very much worth the cost!

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PO
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The Great Northern buffet brunch was excellent, but the service from the minute we walked through the door (and waited 5 minutes before a person appeared at the registration desk) left quite a bit to be desired. VERY slow beverage service, and even slower food service (fortunately most of the meal was at the buffet!) It took us 3 tries to get cream for the coffee (first time a pot arrived on our table, but it was coffee, second time skim milk, then finally after one of our party excused himself to go in search of cream, did we actually get what we'd asked for 20 minutes before.
Food was excellent; just make sure you allow plenty of time for the experience ....

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my wife for a surprise birthday dinner. She said it was quite possibly her most favorite restaurant! The food was phenomenal!

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JF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I are here and we’re very pleased with the service. The menu is small, but delicious. We had the cheese platter, loved every cheese!

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n
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Father's Day brunch and had an enjoyable experience. Food was very good and our server was attentive and on top of things. Everything on the buffet was great and there items on the menu from the kitchen were excellent.

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MJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place!

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PV
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They do their prime well, the small plates were unique and perfectly sized and quite tasty. While we had a reservation, we were still required to wait as our table had not emptied-and then to “seat us on time” we were shuffled to the back bar area-not as nice as the up or middle ambiance. Overall worth trying

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H
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

RE: BRUNCH - Seated in lobby area which was disappointing. The brunch menu never changes. Same stuff. However, Smyth does put some effort to switch up the “off the menu” brunch selections. I just wish they’d get creative with their standard brunch selections - run of the mill

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KZ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I'd have to say our experience was great all the way up to the point when we received our bill.
Their gratuity policy is complete garbage. Prior to dinner we had cocktails at the bar, when we received our bill they had added a 20% gratuity (bar tab), there were six of us and we had 1 drink each. I've NEVER been to a bar where they charge an automatic gratuity to a bar tab.
Now to dinner, the same policy applied, which for dinner is acceptable to place an automatic gratuity for 6 or more customers. That was not the issue for the dinner bill, the issue is that the automatic gratuity applied to two bottles of wine. Each bottle was $88.00, total for two bottles $176.00 in which they charge a 20% gratuity! So essentially it cost me $35.00 for them to open the bottles. I have NEVER been charged an automatic gratuity of 20% on wine with dinner. That is outrageous and that is why I will Never dine with Smyth again.
The dinner bill turned an enjoyable night into a bitter one.

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