Smyth

4.2
1057 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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Executive chef
Chef Joshua Rogers
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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JL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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I
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
14 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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E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Now ambiance similar to the hotel. We looked the appetizer but the entrees (steaks: sirloin and tenderloin) were poorly executed. Price with drinks and tips was on the high side @ 170.

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KG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only flaw that I found was paying $8 to park my car exactly where I left it right at the bottom of the stairs.

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JG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, and fantastic decor. Excellent experience overall.

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BF
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Had made reservations noting it was an anniversary. No mention of it from the server or manager. Food choices are very limited on the menu, although when asked for something different, our server made the effort to speak with the chef and was able to accommodate. Portion sizes were modest and all orders are ala carte, but the food was fresh tasting and good. Salmon was added to the salad but the server didn’t ask how well done we preferred it. The fish was served medium rare. Not my wife’s preference. Overall not the experience I would choose for a special occasion.

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S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our lunch but it was very noisy. Too noisy for us to hear each other at the table.

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JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great Mother’s Day Brunch but I think it should be $10 cheaper

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HU
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so amazing and our waiter was very kind and would tell all my friends

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

After waiting 15 minutes to be recognized by the valet attendant, he parked the car 3 blocks away. The food was exquisite. Our waiter was very nice, however I asked him 3 times to clear the dirty dishes away. If a tip is going to be automatically put on the bill, the service needs to be impeccable. The only job he has to do is to serve drinks, and clear dishes. $36.+ tip is a very nice wage for taking care of 6 people. I could have debated the tip but did not want to make a scene in front of my family.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Probably would have been better if we would have came earlier. We came for a late Brunch and the food was so-so. Seemed like it had been out for awhile. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The value was not equal to the quality. Little pricey for mediocre food. $33 per person. On the plus side it does include 3 mimosas per person and the ambiance was cool. We did put on our reservation that we were celebrating our birthdays, but no mention of that was made during our visit.

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TC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brunch is one of the best around and I drive the 2 hour round trip several times a year. There is a buffet area with omelet, ham and prime rib station and an assortment of pastry and desert dishes and chafing dishes with eggs, crepes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, ribs, smoked salmon and cheese platers. There is a kitchen menu which had crab Benedict, red velvet pancakes, biscuits and gravy (this menu changes) All the food is top notch and delicious and mimosas are almost bottomless.

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OT
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Overpriced!! The menu is extremely small and they ran out of certain items. You'd think with such a limited menu they would Blow away what they do serve. The chicken dish ( entree size but very small serving) was dry & tasteless and had to be sent back.

They asked if we would like bread- we said yes and when the bill came we found out it was $7.00 for a small baguette and butter.
Everything is al a carte... main entree dishes are extremely small and don't even come with a salad or vegetable or starch side. This would all be ok but when you pay $30.00 for a small piece of fish & then have to order a side of fries so your full is ridiculous!!

No Vegetarian options at all!

Overpriced and under delivers

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TL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food presentations were really very nice, the food itself was good, but not great. Server always seemed to be in a big hurry, like we were holding her up from something.

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OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and place!

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F
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came on a snowy day for Brunch in April. There were 4 of us and we were celebrating
actually Christmas. (Date was first available for us) So the snow coming down was appropriate. Food was quite good. Ambiance nice. No rush for eating or staying. Staff attentive but now overbearing. Only downside was coffee. Should have a pot on the table. Did not stay warm in the cup. Will come back.

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DU
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Had the special for the night, tenderloin and mashed potatoes but did not come with anything else, not even bread, had to pay extra for that. So for $45 a plate was not worth the money.

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KD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious menu choices. Love the atmosphere.

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SA
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal we have had at smyth
Pate excellent
Service always great

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M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Our server, our food and the atmosphere.

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ID
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We dropped in for a late brunch. I recommend making a reservation during peak time. The menu except for a few features is all buffet, and probably would have been better fresh. Our server was great! He kept my mimosas flowing. Overall happy, but did not meet our expectations for the normal reputation! We will be back for dinner sometime.

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H
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice seating, tasty food. Valet service should be free.

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K
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding brunch and great location to celebrate the holidays. Wonderful service.

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Easter brunch at Smyth was delicious! We all enjoyed the variety of food choices in the buffet and everything was prepared and presented well. It was a bit more expensive than I thought it would be, however. I’m not sure that we each had $50 worth of brunch food. Would dine there again, if given the chance.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a great time at Smyth! Went for my moms birthday and was there with the whole family, all 6 of us. Excellent service in the restaurant, but the bar lounge service was definitely lacking. Overall, 8/10, would recommend.

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