Great food- service was ok
The food here was excellent but I will say the restaurant was very hot and our waitress was not that friendly. Good ambiance and would certainly go back for the food.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed being at the
Really enjoyed being at the restaurant. The meal and wine were delicious, but I thought the glass of wine was a bit skimpy. Soup du jour was wonderful, as was the brisket.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great ambience and good food
The restaurant has a great atmosphere as it is in an old basement in NoHo. The food is almost a mix of American and French, and you get very good food at reasonable prices. The service is great and most guests seem to be locals from the area - always a good sign. I have been there twice and I will definitely come back next time I am in NYC.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cozy, Delicious, a little Eccentric
I loved this place. Service was excellent, food was very good, wine list had a good variety. Exposed brick, wood paneling, the candles, everything made for a fun place to eat. By the time the food comes out you are already in a good mood and the flavors do not disappoint.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have been once before with
Have been once before with friends and returned once again ... What a great place to take my boss to for dinner. Simple elegance and terrific food! Possibly the best fish I have had. Would definitely return.
While the online menu represents the variety of items; the actual items listed when you eat there could be different based on the availability of local items / produce.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Cool Dishes.
Great food. Cool Dishes. Great atmosphere. Pork chop was amazing - cooked to perfection, juicy and tender.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was super charming and cool. They've managed to create a cozy atmosphere that is anything but cramped. Genius. Lots of great veggie options, even for omnivores, and creative overall cuisine. I will definitely go back!!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and cozy
We love the Smile. It's a cozy, comfortable spot with a great rotating menu. We've very much enjoyed the food every time we've gone, both for dinner and for brunch. And it's quite romantic too!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the ambiance. The menu
Loved the ambiance. The menu was well rounded without being overwhelming. I liked the attention to local farms, and eco-friendly mission. Our server was not very attentive, however not to the extent that my dining experience was negative.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
this was my second visit to
this was my second visit to The Smile, and once again I was pleased by everything. The service is very pleasant and accommodating, and the room is really lovely. Started with the kale salad, which was great, followed by some tasty mussels. Ate and drank alot, and bill was fairly reasonable. Will go back again soon.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Cannot think of anything bad to say about the Smile. The vibe is perfect, it's such a great date spot, and the food is just so, so good.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ideal New York
The Smile is an amazing spot to dine. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. Ambiance is ideal New York. Perfect for a date, dining with friends, or visiting New York.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasted several appetizers and salads, enjoyed the main courses and desserts. Menu choices were small, but varied and very interesting. Portions were a little small for my husband, so he needed to order an appetizer, main and dessert to feel satisfied. Flavors were wonderful and the prices are very reasonable for Manhattan. We would go again.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a trip
The Smile was a great neighborhood find, both for the food and the ambiance. A great sub-terrenean, rustic dining room, a nice seasonal menu of locally-sourced, mostly organic dishes. Service was a bit standoff-ish, but adequate.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stumbled upon this small restaurant in NoHo. Delicious food, clean, fresh and interesting.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very solid all around -- good service, good food, very accommodating. It's pretty dark though, which gave my parents (in their 60s) some trouble reading the menu. Noise level increased throughout the evening, to be expected. By 9:30pm it was pretty loud. But, nothing you wouldn't expect at a place in NoHo.
Definitely recommend! I hear their brunch is awesome too
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun spot to for a nice date
Good ambiance, great menu and fine service made this an excellent spot for a date.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gorgeous place, we loved the ambience, although it was a little noisy due to a large group seated near us. We enjoyed the food, drinks, and the service was good too! Would recommend this place for a special night out.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Atmosphere was nice - dark and warm...like being below deck of an old schooner. The table was nicely located @ the front window but only big enough and set for 2 despite the fact that we made our reso for 3. Not big deal in the scheme of things but everything is in the details, isn't it? 3 of us shared 9 dishes and all were wonderful minus the undercooked fava bean crostini and the dried out, tired mussels. Standouts were the kale salad, goat cheese, shrimp succotash and moroccan meatballs. The cocktails were delicious - especially "The French". Service was prompt, low-key and friendly. Overall a nice experience and we will definitely return and try more.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Ambiance and Dessert!
Loved the cozy vibe at The Smile. Lit candles light the way of the stairway down to The Smile that I loved and the chocolate and brie baguette was amazing! I would go back just for that :) So happy I found this spot right in my neighborhood.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Smile was wonderful...loved it!
The Smile is a neighbourhood gem, even if you aren't from the 'Hood. We had a wonderful dinner , and thoroughly enjoyed the very inviting ambience. Our meal was delicious, comforting and reasonably priced. We had an assortment of appetizers, a main and a number of sides and some great cocktails. The service was attentive, thoughtful but not obtrusive. We will definitely be back at The Smile.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Smile is a lovely, cozy restaurant tucked into a basement space. It has an early Village vibe with really good food. Don't miss the minted sugar snap peas - get two orders. The service was friendly and helpful in dealing with dietary restrictions. All in all, a lovely new spot that will stay on my list.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was wonderful! Portion sizes.. service.. quality of food. Have to go back to try the desserts!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy Romantic & Energetic Spot
This was an awesome find and I can't wait to go back. The portions are great and the lemon butter spaghetti was to die for. The staff was very friendly btw. I went by myself but can't wait to go back with a date and or my girlfriends. The place is rather dimly lit and yet still pulsing with energy from the larger party tables. All around great find in a inconspicuous spot.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five Stars! A Must Visit
Great atmosphere and excellent food. Truly enjoyable dining experience. Great place to go with small groups of friends. You will want to make a repeat visit.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am never disappointed when dining at the smile. The salads are fresh and the meats are always tender and juicy. The branzino is our favorite along with the chicken - flavors are amazing.
Also impressed with the vibe and the service. Nicely done.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved a The Smile! Food was
Loved a The Smile! Food was great and atmosphere is cozy/terrific. Highly recommend!!!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM