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
239 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (123)good for groups (107)neighborhood gem (94)hot spot (92)great for lunch (75)fit for foodies (73)vibrant bar scene (63)late-night find (30)special occasion (26)great for outdoor dining (20)kid-friendly (19)romantic (18)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Ally26
    Ally27
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The place was very busy and so loud I could hardly have a conversation with my partner. The food was ok, nothing extraordinary. The service was good but it was difficult to hear the waiter over all the noise. Definitely not a place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for Drinks and Starters not Main
    Kbulmer
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Go for drinks and starters not a main course. Starting the night we both had a speciality muddled drink at the bar as we were waiting for our table. They were great and had our hopes high for what was to come. After sitting at our table we ordered the warm potato chips with blue cheese fondu. It was excellent! We both ordered a main course, the Mac and cheese and the Steak salad; what a disappointment! It was bland and definitely less than expected. The server didn't follow up and we both didn't eat half of our dinner. I wouldn't recommend going for anything other than drinks and starters.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    instagramfoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Overall, good food and fun spot. But the east village location tends to be a too loud for my taste. You should be able to hear your friends during dinner time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ridiculously noisy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were a party of 5 and when I made the reservation I specifically mentioned I was with 2 firefighters and a widow. We had to scream at each all through dinner. Food was great but left with a headache. The Lincoln Center location is much better!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Buzzing
    Charlie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Vibrant place-great atmosphere. Full of people having a great time. Service prompt and food good-steak very flavoursom. House Savignon not the best but overall a very enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Bourbon selections
    PMortem777
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Got there early (6:00) on a Saturday, before going to a show. The place was quiet. We asked the hostess if we had time to grab a drink and she was very nice and accommodating. When we sat down we had a great waiter (Mark). He gave us several recommendations, several of which we chose. The food was great and had just enough experimentation to make it interesting. If you are a bourbon fan, there is a nice selection (about 15 different options). As we were leaving (8:30), the place was getting packed. It looks like it is a younger crowd and it does get loud, but the food and bourbon make the place well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 Locations
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Been to 3 locations in NYC and love each one. Keep coming back. Everything excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They never get it wrong...
    Serra
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For Brunch, it is the place to go to! Croaker and the pancakes... They are our go to food every time we go to The Smith... French toast is also fluffy and soft. You really cannot go wrong in this place... Make sure to go there hungry :) It is pretty loud both in Midtown and Lower East Side location, but funny enough, you get used to it in ten minutes (ask to be seated downstairs of the Lower East Side location if you like a little piece of quiet)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    SShipleyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Live in the area and needed a last minute brunch idea for out-of-town friends. The food was, as usual, great and the place is always full of energy. Glad we went...however it is so loud, so don't go during the rush if you want a chill spot. Made a reservation bc the wait-time for walk-ins is usually stupid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    robm
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had brunch here with some family friends, it was really really great. Food was good, service was fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!!
    bglutenfree
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A bit loud, but the service is great and the food is delicious!! Great variety and they are good about catering to individual preferences! Very enjoyable experience! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy as always
    FormerButterFanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Consistently good food, nice brunch spot. Both Union Square and UWS locations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • Diningprincess
    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
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    • 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