fresh. quality. culinary transcendence

Recently awarded 3 coveted stars from iconic restaurant reviewer Phil Vettel of the Chicago Tribune, the tasteful masterminds behind such iconic Chicago establishments as Steadfast on the Roof and The Berkshire Room have brought Portsmith, an all-new elevated dining experience to River North. Featuring elegantly crafted seafood, an artful dessert array and cocktails that defy the imagination, Chefs Nate Henssler and Chris Texiara, with mixologist from the Fifty/50 Group, have combined their talents to create a level of dining and imbibing not yet seen in the neighborhood.


Join us Jan 17 for La Bestia - a 6 course dinner including live entertainment to bring awareness to the contributions of immigrants. All proceeds will benefit Benito Juarez Community Academy. To reserve:

Dining & Lounge

a chef's passion

Portsmith was named for the “notion that seafood is a staple of most port towns and our chefs are the food “smiths” and craftsmen elevating one of nature’s greatest gifts to man”

With a New Hampshire pedigree, Chef Nate started in the kitchen as a young boy – where his love for seafood and his dream to create his masterpieces began. Chef Nate and his team have a high regard for the seafood’s origin and honor it with bold flavors and simple plating. His spin on traditional new England fare is anything but traditional – and his efforts have been lauded by the top food writers, and most importantly, customers who love and appreciate an exceptional meal.


people talk

“Portsmith adds to Chicago’s seafood bounty” (3 stars)
– Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune

“The best new Chicago restaurants for business” 
– Graham Meyer, Crains Chicago Business

“Chicago’s best new Restaurants of 2017”
– Amber Gibson, Forbes


Portsmith is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to delight guests and locals alike.

  • Coffee & Pastries: Monday - Friday 6am - 7am / weekends 6am - 8am

  • Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am - 11am

  • Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2pm

  • Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 8am - 2pm

  • Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm / Sunday 5pm - 8:30pm

  • Patio is open from 9am - 11pm weather permitting.

For private gatherings and events, please contact or call 312.202.6077

Phone 312-202-6050 - 660 North State Street, Chicago IL 60654 


dana hotel and spa 660 North State Street Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States Phone: 312-202-6000 Fax: 312-202-6033

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