The Smith - East Village
The Smith - East Village

The Smith - East Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesmithnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124209800
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-W: 8 a.m. – midnight
    Th & Fri: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Sat: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Sun: 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Ellis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Special Events: Please inquire for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 10th and 11th Streets
  • Public Transit: N,Q,R,4,5,6 to Union Square ; R & W trains to 8th Street and 6 train to Astor Place ; L Train to 3rd Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Smith - East Village
The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with three upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, The Smith Midtown and The Smith Lincoln Center. Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. The Smith attracts colleagues for a drink after work, business dinners, a quick bite before a movie, late night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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The Smith - East Village reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (132)good for groups (116)neighborhood gem (97)hot spot (94)great for lunch (78)fit for foodies (71)vibrant bar scene (68)late-night find (36)special occasion (28)kid-friendly (20)great for outdoor dining (20)romantic (17)notable wine list (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had been to The Smith East Village before and loved the food. I knew that the drinks were well made and the service was always good. They accommodated for a large group extremely well. The food and drinks came out in a timely, and we did not feel rushed whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been eating here at least once a month for years and never had a bad experience - the food and service have always been great. Among our favorites are the mushroom omelet, the fried chicken and waffles (Wed. evening only), gnocchi (we share as an appetizer), pork chop, burger, brick chicken, and mediterranean salad. Our only complaint is the noise level which makes conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fun, casual atmosphere for after work or with a group of friends. Definitely on the loud side but in a fun way! Food was very good and very good service as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Biscuits and gravy, delish. Salmon Benedict, standard. One complimentary cocktail is nice. Good service, but noisy. Definitely make a res, and tell everyone to show up on time, they won't seat you until the whole party is there
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Energetic Food very good Had trout which was very nicely prepared Sampled pasta that my wife ordered which was very tasty as well Young enthusiastic crowd Very welcoming and friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Live The Smith!
    Skeeter
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to The Smith in May with visiting friends. Had the Shrimp which are seated on a bed of the most dleicious creamy jalapeno (not too spicy either) grits. These grits are soooo good they're available as a side dish as well. If I wasn't in a restaurant full of people I would've licked the plate. Also they have some great cocktails too. The Moscow Mule is my favorite. It's vodka, ginger beer and lime. Resfreshing with a kick. All in all a great place to eat and they seated us in a booth as requested. Back in the '80s I was love The Smiths now I Love The Smith Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy
    FeliciaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food and service were ok but way too noisy. Sound bounces off the tiled wall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brunch
    Jeeves
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food and service as usual. Drank less than I normally do at brunch, and it was STILL great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A local favourite
    traceyaustralia9744
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love this place. It was the first restaurant I went to in NYC and now it's my local favourite. I just keep going back. The food and vibe are fun and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I love the smith! My friend and i were visiting the city and stopped in for brunch! We both had such a lovely experience! If either of us are back in the city we will be stopping again without a doubt
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have been to The Smith several times, at all three of their locations - each and every time I have had great service, delicious food, and a damn good cocktail to go with it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for foodies not conversation!
    CraveTasty
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was delicious and service fantastic. I went here to meet friends I hadn't seen in a while and we wanted to catch up...bad choice for those who want to converse because it got so loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid upscale comfort food
    BnycVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Good pitstop when you're craving some upscale comfortable food in casual yet nice surroundings in the east village
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best Lobster Rolls
    JannVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The lobster rolls for brunch were extremely flavorful and satisfying. Lots of fresh lobster with tarragon, lemon aioli and small seeded & diced bits of tomato that were a surprisingly nice addition. House made Old Bay chips are also a winner. The only down side is the noise level.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is always excellent and the service is always outstanding. You guys have the best wait staff and a super fun and creative menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Fun Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It was our 1st experience at The Smith and it was exceptional! The vibe of the place is just pure fun. Loved the wait staff. And the variety of dishes was excellent. Don't miss the portobello fries and the black pasta! Outstanding!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious brunch!
    mh47VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    everything I have had here has been delicious! the latka eggs benedict, hot potato chips with cheese, french toast, sicilian eggs, coffee and bloody marys are all great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delayed, but Delicious
    platespottingVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Despite having an 8:30 reservation, we were seated at 9pm since our table was still occupied by the previous guests. That was really annoying; however, the food came out promptly and delicious. The bone-in rib eye with chimichurri is a winner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Such a fun place for someone who isn't a foodie but loves an early night vibe.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lively with great food
    CoolCD
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Smith is lively, casual, with a great brunch menu -- somewhat pricey but the quality is excellent -- and attentive, friendly service. A winner if you're looking for a place to meet friends or being out-of-town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place every time I go
    MrCEVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I love going to the Smith. It's always has great food. It's affordable. I have never had anything there that I didn't like.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert at The Smith
    FunDessert072104
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My daughter and I enjoyed the visit for the dessert. Fun atmosphere. Great Service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cpZoler
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    A great place for big groups and for birthdays. The food is good, the environment is youthful and trendy, and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Smith!
    kelsosbo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Smith is one of my favorite places in the East Village. The food is great, the decor is cool, and it's great when they open up the front of the restaurant in the summer so you're half inside and half outside. For an appetizer I recommend the cauliflower flat bread, the mac and cheese, or the oysters. For an entree I really recommend the salmon! Also, the side of brussel sprouts is delicious - perfectly seasoned and the right amount of crispy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too loud
    gaminette
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was really good, but be prepared to either shout or eat in silence because whomever you're dining with won't be able to hear you over the street traffic (both car and pedestrian) and the other diners who are shouting to each other. The staff was super nice and the food was great, but I won't be going here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bobbie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    OK food..OK service.Not impressed.The waitress was MIA, much of the time. The special that night was fried chicken and the waitress suggested it.The meat was fatty and the breading was an inch thick and not very flavorful, Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I've been to The Smith several times and it was delicious as always. I had the tuna tartare and I love the kale quinoa salad and added salmon on top. For drinks I had a special Watermelon - Cucumber cocktail and I loved it, it was really refreshing. The service was great. The only thing I think they need to improve on is the bread. They don't get you that much bread and I feel like it doesn't look fancy being served in a white paper back. If they put it in a basket it would be much nicer (and wouldn't waste paper!) It also was pretty loud in there - I think if they had more table dividers it would hold the sound better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never had a bad experience
    ColleenVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Smith is consistently solid in every way. Their food is excellent. Their service is always great. This is the third Smith I've been to, and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend it for brunch, lunch, or dinner. You just can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect.
    LovedIt
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were in NYC for a week and loved the smith so much that we went back two times. Lauren was an excellent waitress and went above and beyond for my friend and I. The food was so delicious and exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    ComfortVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We weren't focused on limiting calories, and our reservations were at a tricky time for most restaurants (2 pm). We had the fried string beans - great tempura batter with enough salt that the Ranch dressing wasn't required. Then the chicken pot pie and trout schnitzel to follow - excellent. Their Moscow Mule wasn't good and wasn't served in a copper mug, so skip it. They did better with the Gimlet. The service had a sluggish start but improved somewhat over the course of the meal. The restaurant opens to the street but it's in a particularly busy area, so it's not a great outdoor dining spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    mitfoodluvr
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I brought a group of friends to The Smith for my 21st birthday dinner. The food was a bit pricey but the food was worth the cost. Thanks for the enjoyable meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Brunch
    east7th
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Everyone was great. We were sat quickly, our server was attentive, the food was wonderful and we were able to enjoy our conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid choice for a casual meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Upscale comfort food with choices for people who'd like something lighter - good salads (kale is excellent), fish (like the trout schnitzel). Drinks are good. Service is friendly and generally efficient. Biggest problem is noise level which makes conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy to enjoy meal
    AA0728
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This is by far the nosiest restaurant in Manhattan. Although our wait staff tried to "scream" the specials to our table, most of our requests were obviously not heard as we had to send one dish back twice! They were gracious about it but they should refrain from opening the front of the restaurant as the truck noise from the street is unbearable Its too bad because the food could be enjoyed more if you could hear yourself think and if you did not have to dissuade the people walking up to the table and pan handling! Probably a better place to go for a drink or in cooler months when the restaurant is not open to street. This was an awful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food has gone downhill....this used to be a great neighborhood spot, but the burger bun was stale, the BLT&E soggy and not very appetizing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went here for brunch and it was great. Good food, great homemade soda, good service and a nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch experience
    Dani
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Five of us sat at a booth for a delicious brunch, complete with accomodating and pleasant staff, great music in the background and a picture booth ($3 for 4 snapshots) downstairs near the bathroom. Also - the bathroom's many stalls are completely sealed off separate spacious little rooms. Lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOUD but solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great salads, good variety of choices, professional service, and daily special is a good deal. BUT IT'S VERY LOUD. Of course, loud translate into a fun, energizing, hip vibe. Just be prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum Yum Yum
    NikkiC
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a nice meal at the Smith on a Saturday night. Our waitress was very attentive and nice. The food was delicious - especially the pork chop with the braised Kale and flapjacks - it was cooked perfectly. The banana cream pie in a jar was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service excellent
    WayneNYC
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Smith truly delivers! Everything that I and others have tried has been excellent. The pork chops are cooked perfectly and are simply delicious. The lobster rolls (a special on Fridays) are excellent. I love grits, and The Smith's jalapeno cheddar grits are the best - creamy and very flavorful. The service is also friendly and very efficient. Like everyone notes, the restaurant can get quite noisy so it is not the place for a quite, intimate dinner, but otherwise, The Smith is truly the real deal for a great meal in a fun, energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic