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The Smith - Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Smith - Chicago

4.6
4.6
1636 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

9:30 PM


Booked 165 times today

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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 1,636 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

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  1. AV

    AndrisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food. Perfect for a business lunch.
  2. BM

    BMW650

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The Smith is a great location for a business lunch. The outdoor patio is awesome but they need to invest in more umbrellas as the sun is brutal even for someone like me who loves being in the sun and getting good tan. The servers are great considering they are taking care of a number of tables inside and out. I've had a number of different dishes but my favs are the hummus and gem salad, delicious.
  3. AC

    AmandaC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! The drinks are amazing as well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely, loved The Smith! The ambiance was chill and everyone seemed to be having not only a great time but great food! I was apart of a bachelorette party this weekend and our original dinner plans got rained on. I easily got to make reservations via OpenTable for the five of us. One of the girls and I shared and loved the following: 10/10 Crispy Sesame Calamari 10/10 Cucumber Loco (practically a marg) 12/10 Brick Pressed Chicken 15/10 House Fries with their garlic aioli The amount of burgers that were coming out and side of fries were mouth watering so we ordered two house fries for the table instead of dessert! Ha Ha The restaurant manager came around to greet us and congratulate the bride. Later, our server came by with 5 shots of their “ French 75 slushee”. Super sweet gesture from the manager and very delicious shots! I would consider coming back for brunch just to try it! Thanks!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my fiancé for her birthday and they really made it a great time, first we got shots and then after dinner a desert on the house. Waiter was amazing
  6. C

    11Chicago

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch spot. Table reservation was ready upon arrival, and service was prompt. Cocktail provided with most brunch menu items. Nice touch!
  7. JL

    JLack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was super attentive!
  8. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The oyster was fresh and delicious.. our young waiter was fast and professional.. the food was really yummy.. definitely come back.. the salmon was awesome!! This place is always full of people, now I know why.. Greeting for the chef!! 👍
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The food was subpar and small for the price. Also happy hour is only available at the bar area which is so small, you’re lucky to get a drink.
  10. JK

    JulianaK

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent! So friendly and made sure I was taken care of. The mussels were delicious.
  11. SC

    SCOTTE

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We sat outside since it was a nice day. Service was great. I’ve been there before, inside which can get pretty noisy. I think the drinks are overpriced. Happy hour only exists inside at the bar. Not nice.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Table was set for 5, not 6, which was the reservation. Had to speak with 3 people to get a table that worked for us. Server was lifeless.
  13. F

    Foodiediva

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious oysters. Delicious kale and quinoa salad.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great dining experience outside. Drinks were delicious but the food was average. Service and experience was excellent.
  15. TC

    TCRo

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great menu with a range of choices -- something for everyone. We were a table of four -- two of us got Bibimbap, 1 chose Rigatoni and the other Mussels and fries. Very happy diners.
  16. Y

    Youneedtoeathere

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    VERY NOISY place, but the food makes it worthwhile! Service was impeccable!
  17. AB

    AlisaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    it was a little loud and we felt a bit rushed at the end of our meal but the food was good and service was great
  18. c

    camr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, lots of food options. Lively atmosphere.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The food was very good. I thought the price was a little high. I believe my waitress didn't like me too much and it showed in her lack of attentiveness.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food was overwhelmingly bland, way too pricey for quality of food.
  21. M

    melissaM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at a great price. The outside dining is fantastic! Coming back with friends!
  22. WM

    WilliamM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Waiter was very preoccupied and not attentive to those he served.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my wife and the food was amazing
  24. MB

    MelB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    If you enjoy literally yelling to be heard over dinner, then this is the place for you. Food was tasty, but I didn’t particularly care for the price or the quality of my $17 glass of mediocre white wine, so I can’t say anything nice about the bar.
  25. r

    rocco

    Hawaii

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    dinner selections and cocktails were very good! As is the ambiance. My main issue was out waiter, Wilson, refused to split up our check for 5 people. He said he could take different credit cards but would not split out the bill into two couples and one single.
  26. OT

    OpenTable

    New England

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were visiting out of town for business and several colleagues local recommended The Smith. The inside was incredibly noisy so we elected for outside which was wonderful although hot. The team was very nice from the hostess to the server, etc. The filet steak was incredible cooked to perfection and very tasty, mashed potatoes too. Everyone enjoyed their main meal. The hummus appetizer however was not good and would not order it again. Overall it was a wonderful recommendation and we enjoyed it. Thank you.
  27. BD

    BradD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for dinner. Food and service was excellent. We enjoyed the blue cheese potato chips, raw oysters and the mussels. Excellent experience. Would definitely go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I have been here multiple times and usually very good, but tonight wasn’t great. 3 of the 4 steaks were overdone, forgot to bring out an appetizer, gnocchi was overly buttery. Hoping it was a one time occurrence.
  29. SN

    SundayNightDiner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was well prepared, and attractively presented Staff was friendly and intent on creating a great experience Management was involved in seeing how things were going Well constructed menu and very solid offerings for vegetarians
  30. BS

    BernardS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the entire dining experience. Our waitress Brianna was Great and very attentive.
  31. DJ

    DiningJen

    Indiana

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Benedicts, pancakes, waffles, shrimp & grits and cocktails! Great service by Mike for our party of 8! Thanks!
  32. M

    Mary

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    I arrived at 9:10 for my 9:15 reservation and the doors of the Smith didn't open until almost 9:40.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful first visit. Won’t be our last. Drinks were tasty with some unique options. Burrata was good. Shrimp scampi and knife and fork chicken very flavorful. We had theatre tickets and the service was amazing. We didn’t feel rushed but they ensured we made our show. Thank you for a great evening. Manager was excellent. As was the server.
  34. I

    Izzy

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and friendly. Calamari was spicy and delicious. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Veggie Burger can use a little work. Would certainly go back.
  35. JT

    JasonT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - great menus with great service. Well done and keep it up!
  36. LM

    LaurenM

    Kansas City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great recommendations and service from our waiter Carlos! The rigatoni was outstanding! Toffee pudding was so good I’m still dreaming about it!😋
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated 2 birthdays in our party of 6 for dinner! Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back
  38. N

    Naijaboy70

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had a good time! The food was good and the ambiance and overall vibe of the restaurant was great!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious and atmosphere a plus! Definitely recommend.
  40. H

    Henry

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group of 4 (including a vegetarian and a pretty picky eater) loved our food, the service was generally very attentive with maybe one lull, and the environment feels both intimate and energetic. The outdoor seating, which we have used in the past, is perfect for people watching. We enjoyed the oysters (there's not a wide selection, but what they have are very good), the two of us who ordered steaks received perfectly-done cuts, and pasta and sides were great as well. We sat inside near the entrance, so the foot traffic was a bit more than ideal, but that hardly took anything from a great meal.

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 1636 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 165 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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