B. Smith's Restaurant Row
B. Smith's Restaurant Row

B. Smith's Restaurant Row

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bsmith.com/
  • Phone: (212) 315-1100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 11:30am - 10pm, Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00am, Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 11:30am - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Walter Hinds
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: B. Smiths Restaurant Row can accommodate from 20-185 seated, up to 250 for a cocktail party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: A,C,1,2,3,N,R,Q TRAINS AT TIME SQ
  • Parking: Street Parking
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B. Smith's Restaurant Row reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)fit for foodies (40)good for groups (35)romantic (31)neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (20)great for brunch (19)hot spot (11)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    They were very accommodating to our 8pm curtain call. Food was good and service was great. I'll certainly go back .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unexciting food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I was disappointed by the food; it just wasn't very good. The waiter was great, and the restaurant was relatively quiet and relaxed... but I'm not sure I would recommend it because the food was so mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Touch of the South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We chose B Smith for a recent business dinner. We wanted someplace convenient with good food and service. We were very pleased. Our server made some excellent recommendations. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday dinner
    mots
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Even though I arrived early, I was seated and my water glass was kept filled. After my guests arrived, we were given extra time to view the menu and coincidentally, all ordered the same entree, blackened catfish, which came with collard greens and mashed sweet potatoes. It was fabulous. We told the server that we loved the food and looking at the wiped-clean plates, he said "I can see that."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    Madeline
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The prix fix was a very good value. The caesar salad was excellent as well as the mac and cheese. The southern fried chicken was good but a bit oily for my taste. The sorbet selection was also good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dovebar
    DOVEBARVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I ordered chicken, priced over $25. If not for the fact that i was dining with friends, I would have sent it back. It was over cooked and grainy. It was more like a $13 greasy spoon chicken. There are too many better restaurants at which i have eaten on restaurant row. I will not go back to this one. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very disappointing
    tsalli
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    the food was ok, the servicer was pleasant however the service was was not good, the server dropped a plate of food as serviing, and crab cakes remained on the floor during our entire time we dined I really was hoping it would have been cleaned prior to our main course be served. we had to request refills on coffee and water serveral times i dont think Ms. Smith would approve of what is happening here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • powwow
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was nice that the staff was ready for us when we came and expected us by name. Great service, relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MartydocVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was exceptionally slow. When mentioned to the hostess were were told they were short of serving staff. Food was good but we sat for over 45 min waiting for food. We had show tickets and had thankfully arrived 2 hours before the cutain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I remembered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Did this restaurant relocate? its not at all what i remembered. The decor was just "Ok" and the food was lacking flavor and the portions were tiny. The prices were astronomical. Which may have been ok, if the decor and food were a match to the price points. I will try to continue support but I was definitely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh & Delicious
    BizzyFooder
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    There were 9 enjoying lunch before a matinee. We were served timely, food was good! We enjoyed our lunch experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday brunch
    Rnbo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were seated promptly, and within a few minutes we were served water and asked for our drink order. My daughter loved the music, a good mix of contemporary smooth R&B, soul and jazz, at a moderate level, loud enough to be heard, but low enough for easy conversation. The four little corn muffins were good, but a little too sweet for an appetizer. The lobster quiche was a huge slice, tasty but needing salt. I had French toast and chicken sausage. The toast was four thick triangles, and you get two little bowls of Vermont Maple syrup and a nice serving of mixed fruit (blueberries, strawberries, melons). The sausage was delicious, more like croquettes, with chunk instead of ground chicken. It had a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a place!
    Southerncomfort
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I went to B Smiths to celebrate my birthday it was my first time there. It was great! I loved the food! Definitely would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different!
    mima
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Different from the norm. Good grits great fish just unusual and different I would go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Washington DC restaurant was really good. This one was disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shrimp sensation
    BlancheVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    i had the shrimp and grits and walked away wanting more. Portions are huge. And the flavors linger! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night on the town with my daughter
    LuvNYrestaurants
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    B. Smith a bit hungry after a Broadway Show. However, a little doubtful of eating here based on some of the reviews. I decided to take a leap out on faith and go with my own intuition. Wow! The food was awesome! The portions were good for the price and the ambience was a nice, cozy family feeling with good service and I was happy B. Smith accepted the restaurant.com coupon, making the cost very reasonable! I have to say, I am glad I followed my own intuition. Great night overall in New York City. I will definitely dine at this restaurant again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Winker
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had reservations for 5 pm (before a play). When we got there the entire restaurant was empty! We never had a feeling for the ambiance, as there was nobody else there to share the dining experience. While the food was good, it was nothing outstanding for Southern US fare (we've traveled down there with some locals from Louisiana, and they do have excellent food in the area!) We only saw the waiter for the order and receiving the bill - everything else was left to the bus boy. We were done the entire dinner in less than 35 minutes. And another 25 minutes to receive the bill and pay for it. Was a disappointment from our expectations of a restaurant serving the Broadway play scene.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, eloquent dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Whenever I have a special occasion, I have dinner at B. Smith's. I love everything about the restaurant. Prior to my last time dining there, B.Smith herself came over to my table and introduced herself...classy! I will be back, again and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy but not happy
    Mello70
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service needs work on when the waiter has a party of 25 to 30 people and also attending other tables walk pass your table with your drinks and goes to another table to service them but comes back to you after servicing them with your drinks.I do not appreciate my drinks all around the restaurant and but in front of me.I thought the portion would have been bigger but i enjoyed my meal.Loved the fried green tomatoes. The blackened catfish was tasty with the greens and sweet potatoes. ..The drinks need a little work on..... was not happy with the mac and cheese and the chicken need seasoning and watery.....and the bread pudding didn't like it neither. ...all of the negative words i will come back. .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scrumptious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is my 3rd time here...love the ambiance. ..drinks...service...10 stars
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to restaurant list!
    HMPrune
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Brunch was served promptly, food was excellent and atmosphere was charming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Looks very Nice
    LadyJ
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a great time a B Smith, however the food portions for the price could have been better. Myself and my guest were celebrating a Birthday. We both ordered the same thing catfish Mac & cheese and collards. The Mac was reminiscent of boxed macaroni and the fish size was very small. We were told 6oz was what they used but mine was maybe 4oz of fish. But the manager did compensate me with another 4oz piece. This was my second time here and that time we found the chicken to be very salty... Would be very slow to recommend this restaurant, I must add.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We'll be back!
    mbb4567
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food and the wait staff combined to make this an exceedingly pleasant evening. Our family was treated graciously and with over-the-top hospitality. That, plus the delicious quality of the food, will cause us to return as frequently as we can. Great place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Pre-Theater dining
    Dancingqueen
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Good comfort food. It is our "go to" restaurant for pre-theater dining. The wait staff is friendly and always gets us out in time for our curtain.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    Stannie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    B Smiths is a well known spot in restaurant row and a worthwhile stop. Good southern cooking and creative specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • B. Smith
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Food was not as good as I was told it would be. The portions were small and the services was just ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Years have not been good to B Smith
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I remember when this restaurant was a vibrant, fun, cool place. So, I took my friend's visiting daughter to dinner there because she craved "soul food." It was a big disappointment. Took a long time for the waiter to come over even though there were only two other small tables with guests and they had been served already. The menu was small and the steaks we both ordered were tough and fatty. I will not go back.
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  • Pre theatre dinner
    GeordyVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a luncheon at work so stuck to shared appetizers. Fried green tomatos were goo but not fantastic. Crispy curried oysters could have been a bit more crispy but properly oozy inside..probably hard to perfect esp. since we ordered then to be served same time as crab croquettes..which were a bit dry and could have used more sauce..the potato salad that came with them however was spot on delicious and a good size portion! It was first nite of Rosh Hashanah so not very busy..which made the slow service at the beginning a bit difficult to understand..but the server made up for it during the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CRNJUSA
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The environment was very good, and the service was terrific. The food, however, was mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You call this service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Restaurant almost empty, told waiter we had theatre tickets - but still had to hunt him down every time. Most of diners enjoyed their food, but bad service ruined meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    dangergingermama
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Fun place to meet friends before a Broadway matinee. Bloody Mary's were excellent and the food portions large and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experence
    Billy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Small but great food. Everyone was friendly and food is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a delight
    KimOVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It may be on Restaurant Row, but it sure was different - none of that theater district feel, which to me feels like restaurants and their staff tired of doing the same old thing day after day. The space itself is lovely. The food was excellent. Our waiter was helpful about both the menu and the subway (NYC MTA seems to be doing track work everywhere.). We had a great dinner and will certainly be back next time we are in NY.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service
    MightyReal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were there for my mother's birthday celebration so, we wanted to pop into this legendary spot before our 8p show. The server seemed like he didn't want to be there and left us hanging a few times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible
    Diner101
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a party of eight that was broken into two tables and were put up in the alcove even though it was not crowded on a Saturday night. We were given a server in training, so I don't blame him, but definitely blame the management. Even though we were split into two tables, it might as well have been four since drinks, appetizers and entrees all arrived at different times. Having been to restaurant many times, I was surprised at how bad my experience was. I was somewhat embarrassed in that I had six other guests. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • thedeity
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was excellent. I had the fried green tomatoes which I had never tasted before. They were terrific. The swamp thang was delicious. Service was pleasant but a little slow. The staff was courteous and the ambience was good. I would return and recommend B Smith tofriends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Ambiance
    DocA
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was a great experience. All the staff were extremely cordial and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely Awful.
    BardlvrVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was truly the worst dining experience I have had in Times Square during my 20 years of living in NYC.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely brunch
    PatC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a very nice pre-matinee brunch with fried green tomatoes and lobster quiche. The service was outstanding. I would return the next time I am in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.