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The Smile, New York, NY

The Smile

4.4
4.4
452 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tucked away in a landmarked 1830s townhouse on picturesque Bond Street, The Smile is the perfect setting for delicious food in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The Smile's American/Mediterranean menu is seasonally focused and designed by executive chef and former art world caterer, Melia Marden. While popular with the lunch and coffee crowd, "the dimly lit, wood-ceilinged space feels even more charming and tavernesque at night." The restaurant is open seven days serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast & Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 329-5836
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Melia Marden
  • Private party facilities
    The Smile's private dining room is located in our wine cellar and provides an intimate setting for larger groups of up to 20 people. Private dinners consist of a prix fixe, four course, family style meal.
  • Private party contact
    Crystal : (646) 329-5836
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    Lafayette St
  • Parking details
    Parking available after 6:00PM
  • Public transit
    Bleeker 6 train<br />Broadway-Lafayette F train
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

452 Reviews
  1. Valta

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the special night where chef Jay was in the kitchen and it was a great night. The staff were amazing and the food fabulous! We can’t wait for the next time he’s in the kitchen!

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  2. Noname

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry to discover that this place has gone downhill. The food was always simple and easily recreated at home, but it’s gone from dishes you might encounter at a stylish friend’s casual dinner party to things you’d get from a home cook who really doesn’t care about food: a mezze plate of bland hummus with dull carrot sticks, a mushy mixture of overcooked quinoa and soggy vegetables with canned chickpeas and a chalky poached egg, etc. I’ve never written a review of a restaurant before but this was really disappointing. And the service was indifferent verging on irritable.

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  3. Foodlover

    New York City

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the sesame bagel with the egg, Black Forest ham and gruyere cheese. Bagel was stale. Should have sent it back. Waiter did not check to see if we needed anything or if the food was OK.

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  4. shirimn

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining in a relaxed and cozy spot. Food was delicious

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  5. DMac

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The interior is very cozy, and it was the perfect destination on a windy day. The food was delicious. Perfect lunch portions.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful birthday breakfast in The Smile whilst visiting NYC from the UK. Have had many trips to New York and on this occasion wanted a special breakfast experience - The Smile didn’t disappoint.

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  7. NatalieS

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great! The kitchen lost part of our order but they gave us a drink on the house

    1 person found this helpful

  8. MonicaN

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is the cutest little spot, great for drinks and apps or full meals, and super cozy feel.

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  9. DanielW

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The smile is an amazing go to spot for brunch! Our server was the blonde who is always so nice!

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  10. BarbiO

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but service was fair at best.

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FAQs

The Smile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Smile also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 329-5836.

The Smile is rated 4.4 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Smile

26 Bond St., New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lafayette St
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast & Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available after 6:00PM
  • Public transit
    Bleeker 6 trainBroadway-Lafayette F train
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Melia Marden
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 329-5836
  • Private party facilities
    The Smile's private dining room is located in our wine cellar and provides an intimate setting for larger groups of up to 20 people. Private dinners consist of a prix fixe, four course, family style meal.
  • Private party contact
    Crystal : (646) 329-5836
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