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The Smith - Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Smith - Chicago

4.7
4.7
1561 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Smith is a casual American brasserie with a simple mission — make people happy! We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.

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Booked 165 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 312-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Kinzie

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a parking garage located on 60 W Kinzie Street next to the Chase Bank.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart ( Brown Line, Purple Line), Grand/State (Red Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,561 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. We would eat here again.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Stuttgart

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Goid food and service. Very loud.

  3. JS

    JorgeS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelso. Igual al de NYC.

  4. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service!! Wonderful menu with some beautifully fresh salmon

  5. T

    Taylor

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Expect to wait for service if you go for midweek lunch. I also ordered a vegetarian salad and found chicken bits throughout it—disappointing. The Smith is but not particularly special. Choose it for cocktails vs. food.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Drinks were really good and foods was on point , patio is a really good spot

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked this without knowing anything about the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised!!! It was the most amazing food I have had in a long time. The Mac n cheese was amazing, the chips were indescribable! Pastas were amazing and the Caesar dressing should be bottled!!!!!! I wish I could dine here every night. My new favorite place. It was super loud inside so they were kind enough to seat us outside, perfect noise level.

  8. f

    foodislove

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The oysters were superb and the salmon was melt-in-your-mouth. We also had great cocktails, and excellent service. It's a very popular place, so a bit on the loud side, but seating near the open doors or outside is lovely during good weather.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience. The steak was amazing.

  10. D

    Deni

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    met a friend for dinner . Dined outside . It was wonderful. Our waiter was so pro and helpful.

  11. a

    alibaby7

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Love The Smith. From NYC to Chicago.. it doesn’t disappoint!! The French 75 slushie is AMAZING! And the blue cheese chips are a must.

  12. P

    Paige

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outdoors and service was terrific. The mussels were yummy. Can’t wait to come back again!

  13. J

    Johnson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Poor service, ran out of all food items, not like NYC location.

  14. B

    Btalisman

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a fabulous reunion of friends. The location, outdoor seating for the dog, service and food was phenomenal. We enjoyed the drinks, apps, entrees and dessert and not one disappointed. I went for the fried chicken because I knew the chef knows what their doing when they only use dark meet. The hot honey was perfect. Everyone enjoyed their dishes, rigatoni, gnocci, shrimp scampi. Apps were good burratta and calamari - I'd say a bit small to share but tasty. S'more in a cup and blueberry tart - I'd go back just for that at the end of a long day. Highly recommend the outdoor seating - we had the perfect first warm evening of the Spring. Wilson is a terrific giving us great service. Never forgot us and on point. Bonus they offer sparkling or flat water and it never ran out.

  15. Y

    Yummy

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day dinner together on Clark Street! Beautiful evening outside. It was fun and cosy outside, and the heaters and green tea helped. Delicious food: appetizers: burrata, sesame calamari, and fabulous mac and cheese. The Bibimbap was specially made with attention to allergies, including without kimchee, and was outstanding. Ricotta gnocchi with truffle cream, NY strip and brick pressed chicken were excellent. Garlic potatoes always a treat. Service was excellent.

  16. R

    Raghu

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service, courteous staff, very responsive.

  17. JD

    JaclynD

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic meal for Mother's Day and a lot of laughs thanks to The Smith. I will definitely be back for that Ricotta Gnocchi!!

  18. DN

    DateNight

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    I’ve been here a few times before and liked it but this visit was different . I think maybe it’s because I came during the transition between brunch and dinner and it was Mother’s Day? Came around 4 we were given a dinner menu and then it was replaced with their, I guess, in between menu (not many options on it). Dirty glass and silverware, and my salmon was dry and flavorless (salmon salad). They also kept the doors open? Most people including me were wearing jackets inside. Server was very kind and accommodating though.

  19. L

    Lizstl

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  20. CF

    ChrisFromOakPark

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived 45 min early for brunch, which is a no-no, but they were completely accommodating. It was Mother's Day brunch. They were prepared for everything. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Thanks for making our Mother's Day celebration special.

  21. JS

    JoanS

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it so much I’m coming back next Sunday with family and friends!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, atmosphere and service! Can’t wait to go back!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely venue

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their brunch menu is great and the ambiance of the restaurant keeps me coming back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AmaZing food, drinks, and service!

  26. AB

    AjayB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful interior and ambiance. Every single aspect of the menu was perfect and delicious. Great time with friends and colleagues.

  27. M

    Moose

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    All good food table everything

  28. T

    Tiffs

    Yorkshire

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From the start we had a very positive impression of The Smith. I'm quite used to having house water provided automatically but it was great to be given both still and sparkling by default.| Nothing we asked for was any trouble at all and the food was excellent, soft and tender chicken with amazing crispy skin. Portions were generally not too huge - although my colleague did get quite a pile of fries!

  29. R

    Rudy

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Had high hopes for The Smith, but they were dashed as soon as our server made an appearance: About as unfriendly as they come. The food was ok, but nothing memorable. There are a lot of other restaurants in the area that we could and should have patronized. And, despite making the reservation on Open Table, no points will be credited to my account, according to an email I received during dinner. I don’t care about the points, I care about a good dining experience. The Smith was recommended to me by a friend, but I will be hard-pressed to recommend The Smith to my friends.

  30. RM

    RicardoM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    There were some drinks charge on our check that should not have been charged :(

  31. NW

    NancyW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great waitress! Booths nice Noisy but ok for youngsters

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great spot for brunch - I will say the staff do rush you quite a bit.

  33. AS

    AmyS

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Way too loud and noisy for us. Could not talk to my friends without screaming

  34. WH

    WH17

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was fabulous!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the service at The Smith and the yummy food. Our waiters Carlos and Oscar were outstanding

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A top choice in Chicago for brunch lunch or dinner. Their food, service, and value is so consistently good every time, and I also appreciate the ability to grab a reservation at pretty late notice. Any time people visit from out of town this is a spot we take them to. Perfect for date, business meal, or boozy friends brunch. Can’t go wrong here.

  37. EH

    EmmaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Very good food but very loud

  38. CH

    ChristineH

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always pleased with the food and service. Noise level made it a bit difficult to hear each other talking.

  39. DG

    DeborahG

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    Very good experience but the noise level was a bit too high for us to even hear each other. Service was good. Food was delicious. Didn’t love that the wine was in drinking glasses and the waiter spilled the wine as he set it down - all over my son’s phone and the table and didn’t even acknowledge.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and the food was delicious. Fairly limited higher end spirits but good cocktails.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Smith - Chicago using the Order Online button. The Smith - Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Smith - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 312-5100.

The Smith - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 1561 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 165 times today
Google Map for The Smith - Chicago

400 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kinzie

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a parking garage located on 60 W Kinzie Street next to the Chase Bank.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart ( Brown Line, Purple Line), Grand/State (Red Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 312-5100

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

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