The Smith - East Village
The Smith - East Village

The Smith - East Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesmithnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124209800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-W: 8 a.m. – midnight
    Th & Fri: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Sun: 9:30 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
232 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (124)good for groups (115)neighborhood gem (96)hot spot (95)fit for foodies (78)great for lunch (76)vibrant bar scene (66)late-night find (31)special occasion (25)great for outdoor dining (20)romantic (19)kid-friendly (18)notable wine list (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The atmosphere was cool and calm. The service was great, everyone was very accommodating. We sat right outside in the early evening and there were enough people going by to make it entertaining but not distracting or too loud. The only thing we found a little odd was that the table was very small.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    marisanyc
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I'm a big foodie. I love living in New York almost solely for the dining experiences. The Smith had it all. Great food, friendly staff and an amazing ambiance. The decor almost felt like early 1900s. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the calamari and string bean fries. I will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Smith- Lower East Side
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Thankfully the food is worth the wait! I had made a reservation a few days in advance and yet my group and I still had to wait about 20 minutes for our table to be ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice neighborhood find!
    Bobby
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very good food and filled with Village people, not uptown people. Noisier than expected, but everyone loved their food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • huh? hold on I am eating.
    tasty
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was so loud it was difficult to hear anything including the waitstaff but food was good. Must try the ricotta gnocchi! !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but noisy
    HikechickVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We loved our food (2 of us has the shrimp and grits and 1 had the steak salad) but it was very noisy and hard to converse. However, I would recommend and would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for work meeting
    Teushay
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I went to the Smith two consecutive days. The first time was for a business meeting. I asked to be sat in the back where I can get more privacy and also make use of a spare table. I had to do a computer demo. They nicely accommodated. There was wifi. I had everything I needed. The meeting went awesome. It was a late lunch meeting so I ended up drinking 3 beers. I went the next day for another business meeting, though this time the business partner bailed in the last second. It was mid morning so I ended up just staying and getting brunch on my own. I had the steak and eggs. Surprised the stead was a better cut than your typical breakfast steak. I ordered it medium rare; was done perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was great, coffee is yummmm
    csdstyleVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Stopped in for brunch on the day we arrived and went back the next day for a coffee. Great food, fantastic atmosphere. I love the open wall where you can sit, people watch and enjoy the day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable food
    jfoodhVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always a good choice Food is always good Service is very good Only complaint is the bread before the meal is disappointing
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Place
    CHARCHIMVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First time trying the EV location, I have been to midtown before. Food is always great @ The Smith, and the atmosphere is awesome. Did a great job with the service as well. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love The Smith!
    BrianNYVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've been going to a The Smith since it opened and it continues to be a go to place. My server, Lauren, was really wonderful and between that quality service and equally wonderful food, I keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go!
    BigEatersFromMD
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were a group of 10 for early dinner. Hostess and wait staff were very friendly, accommodating and attentive. The ambiance was fun and frenetic but not over the top. Food was excellent! Starters were very tasty and well presented. Entrees: we are a very sharing group so I got to taste several of the selections. I can recommend the trout shnitzel, house made cavatelli with brazed shortribs, and the house made potato chips with blue cheese dip. We'll definitely go back next time we're in Noho!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moderate
    melg
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I've been to The Smith on multiple occasions and multiple locations. I enjoy the East Village location because of its proximity to the trendy and vibrant neighborhood, but the restaurant set up doesn't make much sense and it's uncomfortably crammed. My friend and I were escorted to a corner booth where those next to us were required to essentially part the seas of their tables to let us into our assigned corner. This part of the experience was not at all enjoyable nor was it comfortable. The food was great, as it always is at The Smith. Our server was nice, not spectacular, and our seating arrangement was disappointing. I much prefer the Lincoln Center or Midtown East locations to East Village - truly a better dining experience each time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommended
    Varda
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food, good ambiance. We return to this place each time we are in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively downtown casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love The Smith and this was our first time in the downtown location near Union Square, which was also great. The server made a mistake with our order but apologized and was willing to give us something else in exchange. Food is consistently good and fresh. I like that they have still and sparkling water bottles at the table, and good coffee drinks. Great for weekends, brunch, lunch, dinner and a movie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not bad but too loud
    Partyof4
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I've gotten too old! I can't take the loudness. However, food was good and service okay. A bit too salty but workers very nice. I would like to come back at Brunch instead of a Friday night. Ha. Will try again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • super loud!
    Bourbon92VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    the din in this place is pretty daunting. The food is fine, and the service is super-friendly and efficient. The Smith does a great business and they handle the crowds smoothly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely loud & incredibly close!
    IloveIceCream
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to the smith on a Saturday around 2:30. We got seated quickly because we had a reservation but the place was packed! Not suprising as the food is incredible here. However, it is definitely not the place for a leisurely brunch. We could hardly hear one another and we were practically on top of the table next to us. The smith is great for a solid tasty brunch but not if you are trying to catch up or be romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leefamily
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Wonderful service. Wonderful food. We will go back when back in NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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!
    sa1209
    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.