The Smith - East Village
The Smith - East Village

The Smith - East Village

  • 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: 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
270 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (135)good for groups (133)neighborhood gem (114)hot spot (113)fit for foodies (103)great for lunch (87)vibrant bar scene (82)late-night find (37)special occasion (31)kid-friendly (26)great for outdoor dining (21)romantic (19)notable wine list (8)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Mediocre
    Megc87
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was overpriced and the restaurant was very crowded. Slow service for getting drinks. I had to send my meal back twice because the meat was not cooked. I was offered no reimbursement for my inconvenience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yum
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    It was my first time dining at The Smith. I attended for brunch with family. Perfect choice. Wish The Smith was in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot and Loud
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very crowded. But wait staff and hosts remain calm and friendly. Even with reservation the whole party must be there for seating. Wide variety on menu but it is LOUD. The street was a quiet oasis when we left. Fun,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    KarenS
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We found the restaurant when looking for a place to eat near Classic Stages on 13th that wasn't a pub or ordinary. The service was excellent, the free sparkling water a wonderful feature and the food was absolutely delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but service a little slow
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We are regulars. It was packed and the service was unusually slow but overall it was very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!!
    LoveitVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This is always my first choice. Can't go wrong with anything, but I can live on the kale salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food was awesome! We were 4 people on a Sunday for brunch and wanted to talk and catch up.. Definitly ask to sit downstairs! Noise level was defening upstairs.. Everyone loved what they ordered.. Get the chocolate chip cookies for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HKazVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    went with two friends for Sunday brunch - definitely make a reservation, because the wait for walk-ins was 1 hour+! food was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at The Smith
    Melrose
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We had a fabulous Sunday brunch at the Smith before going to the Public Theater for a matinee performance. I had the pancakes - literally amazing. So fluffy and yummy! It was PACKED so I'm really glad I made a reservation. We were seated right away! Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cramped but good food
    NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    If you want a solid place to grab a quick bite in the east village, you can be sure the food will be good here. However, if you want to dine, skip it. The tables are way to small, god-forbid you all order large plates AND drinks, and the tables are too close together. Good for a quick bite but nothing really else.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go back.
    yummy
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Jalapeño cheese grits, gnocchi, and the tuna tartare were all very good. Brussel sprouts were were decent; I think I'm partial to the way I prepare them at home. All in all, a fun atmosphere and food that I can only imagine consistently delivers. Not so quirky that you have to really be in the mood for it, but complex enough to not be boring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the smith restaurant review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Overall a great experience. Went for dinner and had the barata as an appetizer which was amazing. My husband had trout schnitzel which he said was great and pumpkin bread pudding which was also great. The only negative is the table we were at was very close to the others. Otherwise service was great and so was the food. Already told many others about our successful find. Close to Webster hall which was convenient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre-Public Theater dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Service was attentive. The entrees we ordered were tasty (pot of mussels, salmon, brick=pressed chicken, portobello mushrooms). The portobello mushrooms were heavily battered and only appetizing when piping hot. Both wines we tried (Pinot and Merlot) were a bit bland. A pleasant meal but not especially memorable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great for brunch. Recommend vanilla bean french toast and eggs benedict!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've been here many times for brunch and it is always fantastic. The food is always, fresh, yummy and innovative. Service is always very good. From the egg dishes, waffles, and salads...it won't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So loud
    CarlyHere123
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Not the place to go if you actually want to talk to the people you are with. My reservation requested a corner table and we were sat in the middle of the place. People / waiters kept bumping into all of us and th acoustics were terrible. Not great for a party of 5.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went here for a girls dinner/college reunion/catch up. Food was good, but nothing special. Standard menu. The Smith is a good "go to" place when you have a friend in town - they pretty much have something for everyone. I will note however that the service was excellent! From the hostess, to the bartender to our server- everyone was super nice and accomodating. Will definetly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty, reliable dinner
    AnnieHVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The Smith is a spot for a reliably good meal with friends. I've only had delicious food, and the service is solid. It's not the place where I'd take my parents (it's a bit loud); however, I frequently go there with friends. I've even taken out-of-towners there for a good meal on the way to something fun in the East Village.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dinner
    Brian
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Really good burgers and chicken pot pie and wine for a family dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    FoodDude28
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The Smith was very accommodating and our waitress was great and provided excellent service. Would absolutely come back for dinner sometime soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little old New York
    Workingclass
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had a great bistro meal recently at The Smith in the East Village (the same block I wouldn't have walked alone on years ago). Our waiter was completely attentive - and patient - and guided us through our meal like a pro. He even treated us to champagne after dessert. The food is always reliable and yummy (esp the kale/quinoa salad and the NY Strip steak and the fried chicken with waffle). The Brussel sprouts were great! Didn't love the sticky toffee pudding - but the banana pudding was great. The service always makes a dining experience better - and our waiter was awesome. No complaints. Great atmosphere. Great place for a rain=y NY night. The Lincoln Center Smith is also good - but this one feels less "done." We'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JKATZ
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great date spot! We ordered appetizers and shared and everything was delicious and I got a kiss at the end of the night :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant
    cmlf
    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.