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The Smith - Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Smith - Chicago

4.6
4.6
1812 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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

What 1,812 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Most Booked

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  1. TN

    TimothyN

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Wine was served in unidentifiable carafes. Steaks were average. Ribeye was on the smaller side for the price. Friend's birthday and they didn't do anything special except give a candle if you ordered dessert. Burrata and salmon tartare were decent. Had to ask for bread. Overall for the price, it was average.
  2. MS

    MarcieS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service was great. We are outside and even on a Chicago street it wasn’t terrible on a Saturday evening.
  3. EJ

    EJBalaguer

    Miami

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything in the brunch menu was phenomenal. Highly recommend
  4. M

    Megan

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    French 75 slushie is a must!!
  5. JB

    JaimeB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It your tired of your standard brunch places, give The Smith a try. It NEVER disappoints! I always bring friends there for a good meal!
  6. l

    lp525

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Brunch was delicious with creative touches on breakfast food. The brunch included a breakfast cocktail - the French 75 was very good, and the Bloody Mary had a nice horseradish kick. Our server was excellent, attentive but not hovering. Would certainly return. Be advised - this is a noisy restaurant but not to the point of annoying.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and drinks!
  8. MB

    MarkB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good. Our server, Chuck, was outstanding.
  9. TD

    TahaD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely
  10. DP

    DeniseP

    Des Moines

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love our meal at the Smith! Our server was also great and brought all food at a great pace.
  11. m

    markk

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food very good. However, this is the noisiest restaurant we have ever been to and we have been dining out for 40 yrs. There is so much noise it is impossible to communicate and the wait staff was literally talking very loud/yelling in order to communicate with diners.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    I had reserved an outdoor table. Showed up on the dot. There was no table! They had overbooked. After 15 minutes they placed our group inside. Tile walls made for bad acoustics. Noise level was very high. Good food but overall unpleasant.
  13. b

    brunchedout

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was probably one of the most unexpected meals I've had in the city. We initially went for happy hour and made a 5:30 reservation to make sure we had a spot, however, we quickly learned after arriving that happy hour is only offered in the bar area (don't make the same mistake we did). That said, the service that we received was phenomenal and I don't know why I was so caught off-guard by how the food was, maybe because I looked at it like more of a chain restaurant, but WOW. We had a little bit of everything - the Smith Burger, mac & cheese, black truffle arancini and burrata are can't misses. We also had the kale quinoa salad which was dressed perfectly. Perfect for a post-work cocktail with coworkers or a night out with your friends. Highly, highly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Trop trop bruyant impossible d’avoir la moindre conversation à moins d’avoir un porte voix Il faut y aller aux heures creuses sinon c’est correcte et bon rapport qualité prix . Prévoir le supplément boules Quies
  15. JN

    JamesN

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food but we had a group of 9 and service was a bit slow but probably expected with a larger group. Music was way too loud for us to enjoy conversation at the table. Felt like we had to raise our voices a decibel just to hear.
  16. KA

    KAYBEE

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and service, but noise level was outrageous.
  17. LV

    LunchVibes

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    It was MUCH too loud for a lunch hour. We took our new hire hear and we could barely hear each other.
  18. TT

    TipTopTapas

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Smith staff were very accomodating when we arrived with two extra guests and we changed our seating from outside to inside. The staff were friendly, courteous and quick. A very pleasant experience during the very busy 12noon lunch rush. Thank you. -Rich
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    There was a mix up in the kitchen and our food was delivered to the wrong table. The food was meh. Eggs Benedict had stale English muffin with weird sauce. Then when the bill came, we had the pleasure of being double charged for everything. I pointed out the error, paid what I owed, and got out of there as soon as I could.
  20. LW

    LindaW

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great brunch location for a special occasion! Only pitfall no toilet paper or paper towels/air blower hand dryer in the womens bathroom.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with girlfriends. Everything exceptional!
  22. K

    Kittu25

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration was done right here. Great service and amazing food and drinks 😃
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was good but the service needs improvement. Waited 30 minutes and had to get up and ask the manager for the check. The waiter only checked on us once the whole time we were there.
  24. CB

    CaitlynB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good! A classic as always. My parents and I love it
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Best veggie burger I’ve had in a while.
  26. T

    Terry

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dining. One of the best gnocchis I've ever tasted.
  27. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the smith is incredible. The food, the ambiance, the service, etc. The ricotta gnocci is actually the tastiest food I have ever had in my life.
  28. B

    Bonnie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambience of the place was fantastic! They placed heaters in their outdoor sitting which makes the place looking even more welcoming. Enjoyed the food also!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and our server was so knowledgeable!
  30. TL

    TadL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and drinks. Great server. Loud if you sit inside.
  31. DP

    DeeP

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. We so enjoyed all of our dishes. the blue cheese chips, the Caesar salad with chicken, the calamari, and tomatoes with mozzarella were all really delicious. The salad was good and also pretty standard...but the other dishes all had something a little different about them that made them stand out. And the bread they bring to every table was the perfect accompaniment to the Balsamic in the tomato/mozz dish...could have eaten that all day!
  32. a

    andread

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is in a cute little neighborhood and has indoor and outdoor seating which is great especially when there is nice weather. I tried the yogurt with fresh fruit and granola, it was delicious! Just the right amount of food for a light breakfast. The cappuccino was made perfectly too. This is great brunch spot! Will have to come back for dinner my next visit!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Value for food not there 4 oz steak for $51.
  34. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and food! Definitely going back! Service was great also
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. My wife said this meal changed her life. Highly recommend the fork and knife fried chicken with the jalepeño cheddar grits. The flavor combinations here are amazing. Their in-house made sodas and cocktails are very delicious as well.
  36. M

    Mo2015

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was awesome! We asked to be seated outside and they accommodated by rearranging a table and umbrella. Oscar was our waiter and he was so personable, efficient and FUN! Our food was brought promptly and delicious. Kudos to a great staff.
  37. W

    Worldly21

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive staff, fantastic brunch An all-around great experience eating here.
  38. IB

    IsabelleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was tasty and prawns cooked well. Deliscious brownie and icecream dessert. Knowledgeable waitor. Nice decor.
  39. SF

    StephenF

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The outdoor seating was nice and the best salmon dish I have ever had!
  40. B

    Bex1

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, good service, good energy in the restaurant. Great night overall.

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 4.6 stars by 1812 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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