Smith & Porter
Smith & Porter’s roots are in the Mill City District of Minneapolis near St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. While no longer the industrial center that it once was, the area has been reinvented over the years and is now home to the internationally renowned Guthrie Theater, the thriving Mill City Farmers Market and hundreds of newly constructed downtown residences.
Hours & Location
Now open daily inside and on the patio from 4pm-8pm!
You must make reservations in order to dine with us at this time.
An independent neighborhood bar & restaurant, this casual come-as-you-are restaurant offers guests a variety of menu offerings ranging from hand crafted burgers and walleye tots to Grilled Swordfish. Ideally suited for a variety of occasions, our modern-day neighborhood tavern is a perfect stop for after work, or game-day gatherings featuring bar snacks, ice cold local beers & a well turned cocktail. Smith & Porter’s dining room is a perfect spot for a quiet dinner with friends before or after the theater or a hosted private event in the Porter Room just off the main dining room of the restaurant. Something else the Smith & Porter shares with Minnesota: All it takes is one visit, and you’ll want to come back again and again.
Our restaurant is located in the vibrant Mill City neighborhood and surrounded by charming historic architecture. We are one of the few restaurants near The Guthrie theater in Minneapolis, and we’re excited for you to experience everything this downtown neighborhood has to offer.
If you’re driving to Smith & Porter, you can take the following routes. Please note that you will enter through the patio.
From the North:
Take I-94E towards downtown and exit at 4th St. Continue along 4th St until you reach 2nd Ave. Take a left and continue until you reach 2nd St, where you will take a right. Our restaurant will be on your left.
From the East:
Take I-94W to the 7th St exit near downtown. Continue to 11th Ave S and take a right. Drive to 2nd St and take a left. Continue for a half mile. Smith & Porter will be on your right.
From the South:
Follow I-35W N to downtown and keep left to stay on MN-65. Continue onto 5th Ave S and drive until you hit 2nd St. Take a left and our restaurant will be immediately to your right.
From the West:
Follow I-394 E to the exit for Washington Ave. Continue until you hit 3rd Ave S and take a left. At the next intersection, take a right at 2nd St. We are on the left on this block.