Smash Wine Bar & Bistro
They didn't have our reservation!
The whitefish dip appetizer was excellent. The location is perfect when you are attending an event upstairs at the Beardsley.
ATMOSPHERE: vibrant, exciting...a bit loud. FOOD: good, nice portions, a bit bland, marsala...chicken not incorporated into pasta. SERVICE: tentative, server pleasant but not sharp, meal took 30 mins to be served even with few patrons present. PRICE/VALUE: reasonable...appreciated 1/2-off coupon.
This was the most awful dining experience I have had. We had some friends visiting us from Chicago and thought that this would be a great place to take them for dinner. The service was atrocious, it was quite evident that they were understaffed. The food was absolutely terrible, other than the appetizers (which was good). The noise level was absolutely horrendous, there was some chick singing and we could hardly hear ourselves speak. I will not be back. Worst possible dining experience imaginable! Don’t go!!
They did not have our reservation, had to sit at the bar
My family reserved a table before show for drinks and appetisers. We sat there for 1 hour and our appetisers never came!!!! I am still shocked! It took a good while for the cocktails to show up, but it was busy, we undertood and were patient, but the fact that the food never got served to us it totally unnacceptable. We didn't complain, the waitress never even made an effort for an explanation. We sat there for exactly 1 hour and found a waitress ourselves and asked for a bill since we were not being served at all. The waitress mumbled "sorry", took our money and we left in disbelief that this seriously just happened!!!! Advise: don't go there!!!!
We very much enjoyed our visit to smash. The server we had was excellent, she met our every need. The food was very good we enjoyed our meal. It was a bit noisy When I go back there I will ask to be seated away from the bar.
Good, but limited, menu selection. Prompt attention by wait staff. A bit pricy, but worth it. The biggest slice of carrot cake I’ve ever had! And it was delicious!
The food was just ok, but small for the price
The location is great for the theater. It has a pleasant ambiance. Service was satisfactory. The food was poor. My fish was barely warm and bland and my friend's meal was sparse. It's OK for a cocktail before the theater but I would not recommend it for a meal. If they focus on appetizers and cocktails/wine, it might be a better place to go.
The food and service were outstanding. We will be back!
We had a great time! Thank you
Food was really good
Wine was special
Noise level could be improved. We waited a long time for our meal. Thankfully we were not in a hurry. Our waitress was very nice.