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The Smith - East Village
The Smith - East Village

The Smith - East Village Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesmithnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 420-9800
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My daughter and I enjoyed the visit for the dessert. Fun atmosphere. Great Service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A great place for big groups and for birthdays. The food is good, the environment is youthful and trendy, and the service is great."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went here for brunch and it was great. Good food, great homemade soda, good service and a nice place."
    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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Made a 7:30 reservation on a Wednesday night, got there early sat at the bar for an hour and had some great cocktails! It's a great space with an awesome ambiance. The mac and cheese appetizer is an unbeatable serving of comfort! I followed up by another pasta dish (which I soon regretted, strictly on my fullness level). Mac and cheese was heavy, I suggest a lighter entree if you're getting that but if you're not getting an appetizer I suggest the tagliatelle which was a black spaghetti with shrimp, scallions, and a crumbled garlic bread- DELICIOUS! ****Overall a great environment with good food and great drinks!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Met up with a friend for brunch at The Smith. It was incredible - we dined on fabulous Eggs Benedict, French Toast, INCREDIBLE bacon and coffees (we got the chair-lifts), brussels sprouts - the whole thing was so delicious. The service was phenomenal even though it was super busy, and everyone was so nice. And can I just say how glad I was that I made a reservation the day before? The place was slammed - clearly I'm not the first person to realize what an awesome place The Smith is. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and make sure to make a reservation!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I'm glad that I made a reservation beforehand. So many people were waiting outside for a table. We waited few minutes because one of the friends couldn't make it on time. The food is very good. Highly recommend Omelette and Egg Benedict. The baked potatoes are very salty."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Too noisy with tables almost joined together. Even though we had a biking for 8.00 we were kept waiting for20 mins to be seated. Will not go again. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went for brunch. All the portions were right sized and tasty. The Bloody Mary's were delicious!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Stumbled upon The Smith by chance during a quick visit to New York. Although it was VERY loud (making normal conversation difficult), the food was very good and it had a vibe that the young people in our group liked. We were able to make reservations a day or so earlier, which are absolutely necessary for a group, or don't want to experience long wait times. We'd go there again."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Went here for brunch. Had the eggs with corned beef hash. Not to my liking. The waiter was very attentive and offered me something else. Without even asking, he took it off my bill. The prices are higher than other really good brunch places and food is just mediocre to say the least."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Was seated straight away for a Saturday brunch, very attentive staff and food was delicious all across the table. Will go back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The deafening noise makes it impossible to give The Smith a great review. Everything was fine, but that's about it. Most enjoyable part was the Rose Rose cocktail at the bar while I waited for my party to arrive."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A quick, bottom-line review: A wonderful server that made our evening very pleasant; good food (some very good, some decent enough), and, by the time we left, a really loud restaurant. It's a fun evening out place, not an intimate dining place."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The Smith - East Village is such a welcome to the neighborhood kind of restaurant. Everyone has always been so genuinely nice and helpful. The food is always consistent...and good. Love coming here!!!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Due to my friends being unable to nail down their plans, I had to change our reservations multiple times. I know how disruptive that can be, but the hosts that I spoke to on the phone were never testy about it. Coral was especially gracious when I called the day of our reservation to make a change. Even though I KNOW making a day-of change to a Saturday brunch reservation is obnoxious, you'd never tell from how kind she was on the phone. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It's hard to find a really good brunch spot that takes reservations in the East Village. I've been here twice for brunch. The food was excellent and we didn't have to wait long for it. The service was great. Definitely coming back. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great spot to have brunch with friends and a really good scene"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The combinations within each entree were fun and delicious. It was a cross between feeling at home, but with a special flare for foodies! I was hesitatn to order the 15 hour slwo cooked pork servied on MOnday nights due to it pairing. But went for it and loved it. Visit NYC often and this time was for five days. Ate at The Smith the first night and kept wanting to go back but felt guilty not trying other restuarants. Finally said screw it and went back on last night in NYC and ate the penne with slow roasted pork sauce and Omg!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was great and generous portions. We were a table of 5 squeezed into a table for 4, that was the only downside of our experience. There was another customer at the table next to us,who was very loud and intoxicated. Management came right over and asked the party to leave so other patrons would not be disturbed. I was impressed with that as this patron's behavior would have for sure ruined our celebration!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The brunch is great especially the spinach with garlic. The food is tasty and in big portions. Location is good but the place is really noisy like a market place. Hope that they could do something to lower the noise like a wall that could absord hte sound. But overall, it is recommendable."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Just a little bit too loud. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've been here many times and I have loved everything I've eaten. I also like that all the brunch options come with a free drink (mimosa, bloody, etc.). It is always really busy, so I would make sure to make reservations especially for groups. Standouts food options: Apps - fried green beans, donut holes Entrees - biscuits and gravy w/ poached eggs, steak and eggs, ricotta pancakes. There's also a photo booth downstairs. One weird thing is that they don't let you change how the eggs are cooked, you can only have the eggs cooked how it is listed on the menu. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014