Verde on Smith
Verde on Smith

Verde on Smith

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://verdeonsmith.com/
  • Phone: 7182221525
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Cono Morena
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining in garden or dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Cono Morena 7182221525
  • Entertainment: Bluegrass band for weekend brunch and dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Butler street
  • Public Transit: NYC Subway: F,G to Bergen St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Verde on Smith
WELCOME TO VERDE ON SMITH RESTAURANT, located in Brooklyn's Cobble Hill. Established in 2009 by Cono Morena, our food is rooted in the traditions of Northern Italian cuisine with a Southern accent. Only the finest organic ingredients are used for all dishes to be savored and enjoyed with our extensive wine list. Verde on smith is the marrying of Italian traditional cooking with a contemporary twist and a modern setting. Cono Morena was born in Salerno, Italy. He moved to New York in 1968 where he began his career in restaurant management. In 1985, he opened his first restaurant, Primadonna, located in Forest Hills, Queens. Verde is a result of over 35 years experience as a chef, manager and restaurant owner in New York.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Verde on Smith reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (15)great for brunch (14)romantic (13)notable wine list (10)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The wait staff are professional.They are very helpful in explaining the menu & the specials.The prices are excellent.Sitting in the window reminds me of Europe & other places that I love.The food"Wonderful"
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing, will be back!
    Cabrams
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've lived in Manhattan/Brooklyn for > 4 yrs and this was 1 of the best restaurant experiences I have had. We were immediately greeted by the owner/manager of the restaurant (Francesco I think) and given the option of where we wanted to sit (great outdoor seating!). Aside from our waiter's recommendations, the manager also helped us pick out a wine & made several other recommendations and checked up on us (even though the restaurant was full, it was friday night). The food was amazing - we ordered some standard dishes that were not the slightest bit boring (calamari & the spaghetti with tomato sauce) & also the meat special (hanger steak) which had a delicious sauce. This will undoubtedly be one of our new neighborhood favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great AYCD
    ANich
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food and steady pour with a great backyard area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Drmidike34
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Best french toast I have ever had... And I have tried a lot if French toast!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gewd Fewd
    foodgewber
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The dining experience at Verde on Smith was extremely enjoyable. Good food, decent prices ad very attentive service. Great for a date or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sunday in Brooklyn
    KrissyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed the food a lot loved the different bellini options and it was very affordable. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Accommodated our large birthday brunch group of ~ 15 people and were so easy to work with!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK brunch
    ccthealias
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We went there for brunch on July 4th. The place was packed and despite a reservation we had to wait 10 mins. The place seems understaffed and the food was ok
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    LizG
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food and ambiance makes the perfect combination for a night out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    PhillyatEagle
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I was personally surprise about this little restaurant. I took my family for a nice Sunday afternoon walk around the area, and decided to stop for dinner - we're not disappointed. Our pasta dishes came out pretty warm even though we're a family of 6. The ambiance and service were very good..... I will definitively come back again and will recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday dining
    Mea1969
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Burrata amazing, Beet salad delish, Steak Salad divine, Cucumber fizz, thirst quenching...all in all great dining experience…will def be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • surpassed our expectations
    ShojinMonkeyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The menu is kind of small but there are specials. We had lobster feast from the menu and a lobster special with red pasta. Both were very generously portioned and delicious and I think only $26 each! The wine and seafood appetizer was fine, too. There was a group in the back patio for some special occasion so that's available but the indoor seating was very pleasant as well. If we find ourselves back in Carroll Gardens, we wouldn't hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suprised
    food435
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Tables a little close, but given the location on Smith Street, one cannot expect a lot of space at the rental prices. Very good food along with substantial portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation dinner
    happynyc
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Went for dinner to celebrate our son's graduation from high school. The restaurant is lovely. Staff was wonderful. It was a nice lesurely dinner. Portobello appetizer was delicious There were six of us and everyone ordered something different. My swordfish was terrific Others had pasta, steak and specials. No one was disappointed. Definitely recommend this place and will return if find ourselves in the neighborhood
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time w/great friends!!!
    LuvStamp
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The host of which is the owner was a bit insolent but was due to our tardiness. Once we all arrived his approach changed and became very pleasant and accommodating. The food was amazing as well as the drinks. Our server was on key with our needs. Great place for brunch!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Verde
    KITKATVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The restaurant was lovely in it's simplistic design. Nice bar. The food was fine nothing special. Italian restaurants abound in the neighborhood. The food at Verde isn't innovative Italian nor is it the food your grandmother cooked. The chef needs to do something to distinguish him/her self.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Verde on Smith
    Kingman
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Very nice dinner with famioly at Verde on Smith. Good selection of salads and seaford. Very Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late night Branzino, wow
    JamonVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My wife and I stopped into have a late dinner. Verde was quiet with only a few customers. On the recommendation of our waiter, we ordered the Branzino. He filleted the whole fish and presented it to us with the greens we ordered. Fantastic. Nice place. What I did not understand was why our waiter was working so hard and the Hostess/Waitperson, hardly lifted a finger to support her co-worker. As she profiled, our water broke a sweat, taking care of all the other tables and ours at the same time. Not far and not correct.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sooooo goood
    Drmidike34
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This food was amazing...the lobster and the short ribs were to die for....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verde, an Oasis on Smith Street
    Cookie
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Verde is a gem of a place. The decor is modern, sophisticated and pleasing to the eye. It is clean and comfortable. The staff is very cordial and accommodating, for the most part. But, most importantly, the food and drink is supreme. The menu is quite extensive and varied. There are a number of pasta dishes, meat dishes and seafood and fish dishes, along with appetizers and salads. On the dinner menu my favorite dish is Veal Piccata and the Branzino special with Spinach. My favorite brunch dishes are the Crepes or Pancakes with mixed berries and the Mushroom Omelet. There is a wide variety of drinks and the wine list is devine. I look forward to eating and drinking at Verde, indoors and out, many times in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired and hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had an 815 reservation and were seated almost an hour late. We were served our dinner after 10.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 181 reviews are from the Verde on Smith reviews archive.
  • Wonderful brunch destination
    Summer
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I've been here for brunch on several occasions, always with a large group (6-10 folks). The food is consistently tasty and the bottomless drink special makes it quite the fun time. The service has always been excellent and they don't scrimp on the drink refills. Also nice that they actually take brunch reservations (even for smaller parties). Overall, definitely two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    NathanGVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch here. Food was great and service wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was great. Bacon melted in my mouth - best I have ever had. Two glasses were dirty. One had lip marks while the other had lipstick on in. Told staff and they changed them. But made us worried on how clean everything was. Did not feel rushed at all and they allowed us to linger. Liked that about brunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem in the neighborhood
    Ginger
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Everything was lovely and most enjoyable except for the manager on duty. He was Italian speaking,professional but very serious- upon check in we were 1st timers were most excited to be in the area, were not given a warm reception- just a matter of fact/here's your table, so once we sat down our party commented on the fact. The gentlemen never smiled the rest of the evening, so I'm not sure why he appeared to be in down. This really leaves an impression however- the vibe around us made up for what he lacked. I would give another try and be happy to recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tasty Evening
    CTFoodstylist
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Never having been before, we decided try out Verde and were very pleasantly surprised. My Lobster Fra Diavolo was delicious, as was my husband's Branzino "special" & my father's Pork Chop "special." We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go if you like garlic!
    Chocolatediva
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    and who doesn't? A true neighborhood gem. Saturday night leisurely family dinner while waiting for teenagers at Barclay Center concert. First time eating in Cobble Hill, great neighborhood, Verde is a fantastic find. Our 7:45 pm reservation for 7 was honored on time. Lovely ambience, brick walls, cozy atmosphere. Everything we ordered was delicious, thoughtfully and well prepared, lots of garlic. Salmon was outstanding, flavorful garlic mixture on top, with delicious couscous mixed with garlic, onion and broccoli rabe. Shared appetizer was a salad of beets, warm leeks and a wonderful cheese. Everyone at our table (6 adults and one very hungry younger teen brother) was satisfied completely and would visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verde on Smith never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    A friend and I decided to catch up over dinner. We ordered off the daily specials list, recited by our server (braised octopus in tomato sauce with cilantro and fresh tomatoes, grilled portobello mushrooms over arugula and goat cheese salad). Everything was delicious! We also shared a bottle of prosecco and dessert. Towards the end of our meal, a large group arrived and the noise-level went up noticeably, but it was not a disturbance. I have enjoyed every meal I have had at Verde and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of my few times
    DomFoodie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is one of my few times here I mostly come for brunch but this was dinner I truly enjoyed it they did everything to make me happy !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I love any place that you can make a reservation but this place more than met my expectations. Great food, fast service and plenty of room. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place. Held a brunch
    LCHBrooklyn
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Loved this place. Held a brunch meeting here and ended up ordering lunch too! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!!
    gina
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I am new to the neighborhood and brought my daughter and her boyfriend already! Food is great and the staff is really nice and accommodating. The menu is hard to pick from because we want to try it all. So we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good nice spot
    R2D2
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Place got busy but the service was still good. Food was delicious. Loved the bellini's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    Good4food
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We arrived for a 6 pm dinner on a sunday. We were sat promptly. The menu has a good selection of italian dishes and their specials were even better. I thought the wine and cocktail list was very good. I ordered the lobster fra diavlo which was a good portion. The only thing I didnt like was how spicy it was. That was my fault for not telling them I'd like it milder but otherwise everything was delicious. Portions are not too large and not too small, they're filling. Chocolate lava cake was amazing. Highly recommend this place. No one bothered us or hovered over us. If we needed to find a waiter he was always to be found. I thought overall a fantastic place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for group dinner!
    ucbrooklyn
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I planned a birthday dinner last Saturday evening for a group of 5 at Frankie's but late Friday evening all of the "maybe's" turned into "yes's". I panicked because I knew Frankies doesn't have any tables large enough to seat a party of 11. I jumped on Open Table and found Verde on Smith. I hadn't heard anything about it but it had great reviews so we gave it a shot. We were a pretty loud group and a couple people in our party were very late (reservation was at 7:30, last one showed up at 8:45). They handled it very graciously and the service was outstanding. Cocktails were creative and yummy, food was fantastic...highlights were the bufalata, baked clams, eggplant lasagnetta, gnocchi, and tiramisu. Definitely going back here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verde on Smith
    DoreenVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The dinner and service were wonderful. A problem arose when one of the members of my party of three asked for a re-fill of coffee. He was told that people were waiting for the table. My other friend and I were still enjoying our tea and hadn't finished our glasses of wine. I was really upset by this and let my feelings be known. This wasn't my first visit to this restaurant. Apparently, the owner realized his error and came by asking if we'd like more coffee. My friend was brought another cup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good brunch
    CoupleOfFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Went here for brunch this past Sunday and it was really good. We had the nutella crepes and French toast and took advantage of the $16.99 2 hour drink deal (mimosa, bellini, screwdriver, bloody mary). Definitely make a reservation as there can be a big wait...we were happy we did. We will be back to try the other items on their menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great no complaints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Everything was great no complaints from the food to the service ...ill deff go back !
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo romantic!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Verde on Smith was absolutely perfect! It was pretty empty when I went, so I felt like the guest of honor. Service was great. The staff was so nice & respectful. The food was amazing!! I order the tortellini stuffed with chicken, cheese, and asparagus & it was perfect!!! I woukd definitely eat here again & recommend it to everyone i know!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Chris
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    cozy, intimate atmosphere with good but not amazing food. it was february but the garden in the back looks wonderful and we will back for that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate