Tanner Smith's

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$30 and under
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At Tanner Smith’s, we strive to provide our guests with a unique experience in a warm setting. The Main bar area is styled as an early 20th century New York drinking house. Artfully created cocktails along with our rotating craft beer selection and wine list are accompanied by thoughtful food selections served with a twist
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great music and experience. Skip the Eggs Benedicts in the future though.the burger looks great!

JR
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice looking place. Burger was ok. Mac and cheese was good. Could have used maybe some garlic bread on the side.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our girls’ brunch. The food arrived quickly. It was hot and delicious. Those of us who drank really enjoyed our beverages, too. They seemed to have a decent amount of business, but did not seem overly busy. I mention that fact specifically because we saw a person who seemed to be a manager quite a lot. However, after our food was delivered we never again saw our waitress after an initial, “Is everything okay.” To get the bill, we stopped a man who seemed to be a busboy. That said, I liked the food, and the overall atmosphere; it’s chill. It’s just that it’s now on my “take friends when you want a really leisurely and don’t need lights to see things” list.

SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive and friendly bartenders - yummy hollandaise sauce on eggs benedict

BF
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was fine, but what kind of a place doesn't have Bloody Mary's on Sunday at brunchtime? The server said they were out of tomato juice (!!!!), which could have been bought at one of a dozen places nearby. Very odd.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

too much background music (aka noise) - no need for music playing - could not hear the person sitting across from me at our table

HS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

After MOMA we wanted a mid afternoon lunch that wasn't a huge Italian or Asian meal (many of the nearby options) and that wasn't too expensive. Found Tanner Smith's which was well rated and glad we tried it. The front is a cool bar area and the back is a restaurant that's fairly big. Good beers on tap which we ordered and were delivered quickly. Everything we chose was excellent. Grilled cheese with bacon, grilled chicken sandwich with a really nice aioli and cheese, pastrami sandwiches (2) and a roasted vegetable sandwich which had lemon hummus and goat cheese. Each had fries which were crispy and served with ketchup and a ranch? dip that was great. Portions were large but not monstrous.

The downside was the service. Our waitress was kind of scattered. The food and water refills were served by others so that was fine but I had to get up and find the waitress to get our check. Then she didn't come to get the credit card so I again had to find her and stand there while she ran it through. No apology and the manager saw it happening and didn't comment either. She was also covering tables in the front so maybe they were short staffed in the mid afternoon but we spent 15 min more than we wanted waiting to pay our bill.

Atmosphere was relaxed and fun - pub/inn feel with a layout that isn't crammed together. Definitely recommend it but not if you're in a rush.

n
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food came cold and without flavor. The chicken sandwich was bone dry; my friend's lamb "sliders" were simply pieces of meat, with no garnish, stuck between two buns and had no flavor. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

GM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to enjoy Jazz brunch on Sunday. We sat at the bar and had a lovely time. The band is amazing! The food was good too

U
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our food was really good. There was a slight mistake with my grilled cheese, but right away they fixed it when I told the server. The chorizo flatbread was really good. I would definitely recommend this place and go back another time

F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place for a nice lunch and a few beers. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Nice seasonal decorations

MK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Birthday , ok brunch, loved the music. Portion size of the mimosa was not worth the price.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waited more than 30 min past our reservation time to actually be seated because the waitress wouldn’t tell the people at our table to leave. Kevin, the host, was very apologetic.

f
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Would have been a more pleasant experience if it weren't so loud. I would go back if there were a quiet time. Food was fine. Service pleasant considering how buzzy the place was.

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good but I had reserved a conventional table in the back only to be told when I arrived that we would have to take a table with high top chairs

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch spot, great food, great mimosa’s. Service on a Sunday was a bit slow, no one was in a rush, but fine if you’re just taking your time.

RL
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and served hot! Service on point and friendly. The music offered during the weekend was fun and festive! Great experience for out of town guests!

AP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food and place was great but service was terrible. The waitress barely came by..no coffee refills, forgot the cream, etc. we went on a Sunday am just for reference. Another waitress came and helped out but she was clearly stretched herself. Food was great though.

MP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Cozy and comfy seating, amazing drinks and food menu, friendly staff ... loved it!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables close together. Greeted and sat right away. Server very prompt and friendly. Had tea and flatbread dish. Good size and ver good. Would recommend this for brunch.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish. I had great service, tasty food, good cocktails. The price was reasonable. Poutine was amazing. Quiet dining room in the lower level.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service very slow, fruit not ripe and not cut very well melon and cantaloupe had rind and was green,
Bloody Mary not my liking I like that it was spicey but u chew the seasoning

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Tanner Smith's was a great place to go to brunch before a matinee! We had the $40 special - 1 entree, 2 drinks and "tea cakes". We could have done without the tea cakes - very plain and not that great. But the entree and drinks were delicious.

EM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, decor and food was amazing! Location was very convenient to our hotel.

LM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance with Jazz musicians.

R
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was exceptional and the menu interesting. The long flight of stairs to the restrooms was quite difficult for us senior citizens!

KS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the place and the brunch. The Tara O' Grady band was an added bonus.

Thank you!

E
Cleveland
91 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with a couple people for drinks and apps pre-dinner. Craft cocktails were on point and everything we tasted was not just good, but elevated. For example, loved the Thai Deviled Eggs. Service was the perfect balance of attentive and not intrusive.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love Tanner Smith's for dinner and happy hour, but this was the first time I went for brunch. It was good but not outstanding in my eyes. For me, the bloody mary was too tomato-y and I thought the food was a bit under-seasoned for my taste. I probably wont go back for brunch but will definitely still go back for happy hour!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was a bit slow. We ended up getting our drinks and meals at the same time. If you're going for brunch I'd recommend sitting in the bar area as opposed to the restaurant...we couldn't hear the jazz band at all and that was one of the main reasons we went.

JM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, great value. Wait staff changed shifts and we were neglected for a while, but not a problem, since lingering was quite nice.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food was pretty bad. I'd been there a few years ago and remember it being tasty. We were all disappointed. Service was mediocre - wait staff fairly rude when we asked questions (how could we be that stupid to ask for a description of the special street corn, when we were asking if it was on or off the cob - side note on that, we were told it "tastes quite fresh" but it definitely tasted like the corn was previously frozen). That said ambiance there is good - they have a jazz band for weekend brunches - and I wouldn't rule out having a drink there.

DG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So loved the tipsy tea brunch. Eggs Benedict and poutine with steak on side was a hit. We’ll be telling our friends.

OT
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Awesome variety of food to choose from. Server was excellent and gave great recommendations

UW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly great place to go for a business lunch. Really like the grain bowl, but I have to admit great jealousy for the couple enjoying what looked like great chicken wings.

FG
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great value, great food, comfortable surroundings. I would absolutely recommend Tanner Smith's to anyone! It's conveniently located to Broadway and other midtown spots.

PF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Tanner Smith's is a fun tavern with great food. We enjoyed the brunch on a Saturday. The menu wasn't big but the choices were varied. They were kind enough to make substitutions for me, very accommodating. All in all a very nice experience.

PT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Almost everything was great, however... I was there for the Tipsy Tea brunch which I thought included Jazz. I was seated so far away from the music that it was impossible to hear. To top that, other music was being piped in which added to the frustration of not being able to hear the jazz group.

MH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool restaurant! Really great drinks and an overall amazing vibe!

HV
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall we had a good experience at Tanner Smith's. The decor and general atmosphere are a lot of fun, and the service was very good. We were there on a Saturday, and there was live music, which was fun as well. Unfortunately, it was very noisy to the point of being unable to hold a conversation. I had the Burrata Cheese Salad with steak. It was good, but the steak was very rare, rather than the medium rare I'd requested. My dining companion had the Brussels Sprouts Hash and loved it. The carrot cake was excellent as well. I would definitely go back, but probably with a group rather than a one on one situation.

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