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The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

4.4
4.4
2849 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Smith is a casual American brasserie with a simple mission — make people happy! We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 178 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 868-4900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith Penn Quarter, our private room can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 408-7046

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    9th Street NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,849 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DO

    DavidO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Smith is our go to restaurant when we have out of state guests. We are guaranteed great service food and atmosphere. Thanks for always overachieving for us!
  2. SS

    SherisseS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummmmmy cocktails and Mac and Cheese. The bar is beautiful and the service was fantastic!
  3. KH

    KenH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    If you like overcrowded and noisy restaurants, then this is your place.. a quite charming place to have dinner with a loved one it is not .. its a pure tourist trap restaurant, grinding people through as fast as they can and packed to the gills ... food was average, noting to brag about .. this is a chain restaurant .. what more can you expect .. go here only as the last resort
  4. CL

    ChristopherL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. A little loud if you are looking for a quiet conversation. But menu is very diverse. Drink menu extensive. Food quality is very high. Staff is friendly/accommodating and provides great service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service!
  6. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing overall!!! I made an original reservation for 4 people at 7pm. I called to move it up to 6:30pm and they said no problem. However, we had 2 more people decide to join us for dinner, so when we got there, they weren't ready for the add-ons, but honestly- they made it work and we didn't have to wait too long. They were super friendly and helpful despite obviously being super busy on a Monday night. Food was AMAZING and my friends said that the old-fashioned cocktail was superb. I had the pot of mussels that comes with fries. Bring your appetite because portions are fantastic! I look forward to returning!
  7. KS

    KristiS

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was better than average, but service was seriously the worst. Our waitress made it seem like she was doing us a favor. We got our appetizers before our drinks came out. We had to actually ask for our drinks. We never got asked how the food was or even checked on once during our meal. Then the check was slapped down on the table without a word. We will never go back. It was supposed to be a family trip to DC for the holidays, the experience was not good.
  8. R

    Ryan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Wow the prices are absorbent even for inflation! The grilled chicken sandwich was $23 and it came out completely soggy. I sent it back and they returned with a smaller chicken breast and a half soggy sandwich. The wait staff was great though.
  9. RF

    RFlanagan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Overall I would go there again.
  10. RR

    RayR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good food and service. A bit too noisy for us.
  11. C

    Cindy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    It was a 50th birthday celebration and no one acknowledge the birthday person at any time. Did not offer options for dessert. Asked for a private spot and got a table in the middle of the restaurant. Will go for a drink or a small walk in situation, but will not use the restaurant for anything special. Too expensive to receive nothing. Food was great. Drinks ok, but not excellent. Manager was loud and did not know etiquette. Waiter needs teaiming.
  12. G

    cathyG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great location! Food was good. Wait staff was busy and mixed up our orders which were rectified but overall pleasant atmosphere. Would go back.
  13. b

    bsilver

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch for our 8 year old twins’ birthday.
  14. KC

    KatherineC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious! Fun brunch cocktails included with brunch items. Service was initially slow to greet and get started but improved throughout the stay.
  15. AL

    ALeach25

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were quickly seated with our reservation. The waiter was pleasant and very attractive. He accommodated our special drink requested and even recommended a dessert (the 3 jumbo cookies). The burger was very juicy and I thoroughly enjoyed the espresso martini. I would love to return here for brunch.
  16. HN

    HunterdonNJResident

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was excellent however the service was not that great. It was hard getting our servers attention and we were rushed. The bus server kept wanting to clear our plates and we were still eating. I understand it was a Friday night but if we wanted a fast food restaurant we would have chosen another place.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I love this place & my guests had never been to The Smith. All said they would be back. I usually rate the food a 5 star but one guest had a few issues with her order and we had a couple miscommunications with our server. Nothing that couldn’t be fixed but is out of the norm for The Smith. Overall it was a great evening and my business guests loved the dinner experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed dining there. Good food and great drink selection. Nice bar area.
  19. CY

    CarolynnY

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fun but very loud ambience. Food was good overall. Service was ok
  20. AR

    ARCarter

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Thanksgiving dinner here with my family after our reservation at Farmers and Distillers was behind by 2 hours. We were able to have a drink at the bar and get seated at The Smith within 10 mins of being there with our last minute reservation. Our waiter Noel was a gem and I am so glad we ate here. 10/10 would recommend!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I have been to both the Chicago and NYC locations, both have better service. The food and the ambience are similar but it took forever to get served and get our tables cleaned between meals. We also didn’t like that when we reordered our cocktails, the second round tasted different.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food is good but very heavy
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went for thanksgiving. It seems we the restaurant over sold dinner because we were at a table in the middle of the restaurant. The food was great. Would go again but maybe not on thanksgiving
  24. SK

    SherieK

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    I really liked the food. The squash soup was amazing but alittle hotter would be nice! Same with the Turkey breast entree! I could do without the desert! It was too sweet!
  25. JB

    JenniferB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service. Definitely recommend the Smith
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service poor and food just ok
  27. L

    Louise

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Thanksgiving meal — great cocktails. Servers were amazingly attentive. Thank you!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. The variety was great, food tasty and service very prompt attentive and friendly. I’m so stuffed.
  29. F

    Foodguy32

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very good food. Service was average. Hostess could not have been more outwardly hostile and rude. Decent place to dine.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great food, terrible night to go because of hockey, amazing food as always
  31. CH

    CathyH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a busy night (Caps game night), servers did a great job taking care of customers and the food was good. Noise level very high (acoustics are not good in the restaurant).
  32. NB

    NBee

    Denver

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Super soggy $29 salad . Very unpleasant to eat. Raw salmon. Very nice staff. Got veggie lovers get the butternut squash schnitzel.
  33. NR

    NancyR

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is marvelous. The noise level is ridiculous. You do not go here to carry on a conversation. You go for the excellent food.
  34. C

    Chan

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and so was the food. The oysters were amazing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and even better wine! My only critique is the wine glasses but it was such a good experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Our reservation was for 5:30 and we weren’t seated until after 6. Service once seated was fine, but what was the point of having a reservation? We saw see real parties walk out who also had waited far past their reservation time.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good spot, spend a lot of time in Penn Quarter, never hit this place, good soot
  38. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good experience and good service from the leadership team at the restaurant. Seating is good for people in large bodies- no arms on chairs. Accommodating for people with gluten allergies. Delicious!
  39. S

    Scott

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our time and visit. Omelette was ok, but disappointing based on description. Our server whose name I don't know was terrific. Just so kind, nice, efficient and truly caring. Wish I knew his name.
  40. BB

    BrianB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came here for dinner while in town from NC. Service was great, food was awesome, it was really loud though. We would still come back though as the overall experience was great! Fun location too right across the street from the Christmas pop up shop next to the portrait gallery.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C using the Order Online button. The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 868-4900.

The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C is rated 4.4 stars by 2849 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 178 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

901 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 868-4900

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith Penn Quarter, our private room can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 408-7046

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