The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
whole wheat, red pepper flakes, poached eggs
Crispy Fried Calamari
zucchini, chilies, lemon, basil aioli
I've been to The Smith in NYC and was looking forward to enjoying the food in DC like I did in NYC. I will say that the food experience is better in NYC than it was at this Smith in DC.
Food was "meh' and small portioned...I am wondering whether I was getting last weeks leftover short rib, debunked and practically grated over the rigatoni. When I asked for a side salad, they didn't have one and their version of one was field greens...JUST field greens. Didn't even have bleu cheese dressing!?! What restaurant does not have bleu cheese dressing? 3rd time there, 3rd time underwhelmed.
Loved the ambience. Food and drinks were great. Server was attentive. Loved visiting this place!
Nice outside seating. Burgers are great. Burgers are great.
Great Brunch menu, and fast, attentive service. The space is wonderful.
So it is Covid, and that comes with a lot of difficulty. We arrived about 10 minutes late for our reservation because parking is tough. We ordered drinks, appetizers and meals within 20 minutes of sitting down - the wait staff did not seem to be in a huge hurry, but our reservation was at 8:30, and we were hungry. We got our appetizers, all great. And drinks, all great. The waiter came to our table about half an hour after the appetizers were gone to tell us two of our dishes were no longer available. We ordered alternatives. Then he came back five minutes later to tell us that only two of our dinners would be coming out - for a table of 5, three of whom were very hungry college students. The waiter comped the two meals that were delivered, and the drinks, but it was around 10 by then and NOTHING was open, with it being Covid and all. So it was a bit of a disappointment. The staff was great - they were apologetic, but we had driven in from Cleveland, and hadn’t eaten since breakfast. I would recommend only early reservations.
Good food and good service with outdoor seating...
Just another great meal!
It was excellent. We were able to be seated at a window on a beautiful day. The fixed price menu is great for lunch.
This was our first time dining at The Smith, and it exceeded our expectations. The Mules were great and the food was excellent! I am gluten free and they were very accommodating in helping me to find something that would suit my needs. They have tables spread out with plenty of distance between them, both inside and outside, which made us feel at easy while dining. Overall, it was a great experience and we can't wait to dine there again!
Great food! Great Service and amazing atmostphere. One of my favorite spots in DC to grab a quick lunch.
Great, would definitely come back again!
Staff was rude, drink was incredibly weak and under poured. Did not stay for dinner.
The staff was so helpful and respected my desire to be outside. I just like the staff so much and the food was great.
One of my fav places in the city to eat, doing well with social distancing.
Service was excellent! I’ve heard such great things about The Smith but I did not think the eggs Benedict was anything special. Other than bernaise sauce there wasn’t any other topping offered with the dish.
We love this restaurant. BUT we’re very disappointed in the service- lack of- this night. Everything was slow! Server asked us if we would like bread - first thing they asked us - and it took 45 minutes and 4 additional requests before it arrived. Drinks were slow. Servers were not attentive and it was difficult to flag them down when they were at nearby tables because they didn’t look in our direction to see me waving.
Great food but pricey for a place with burger and sandwich options for dinner! Also service was slow and inattentive.
The service is quick, the food is good but the drinks are not good. The food could also be delivered a little hotter
Great food. I had the lobster roll and it was exactly what I was wanting !! Very happy with the whole experience
I didn’t have the food this time, but went in for happy hours cocktails. It’s COVID so we sat outside on the patio. Tables are far enough away and it wasn’t too crowded.
Nice to dogs! Thank you!!
Enjoyed everything from start to finish during lunch. The Burrata and Spicy Salmon were great starters and the Bone In Ribeye was excellent as well. Will definitely be returning for dinner.
Outdoor patio seating. All restaurant employees wore a mask. Waiter asked us to wear a mask when we were seated at the table while he was telling us about the lunch specials - I appreciated that and felt safe. Lunch prix fixe is a great deal!
Food was ok, not seasoned very well
My fiancé and I have not been out since our 7 month year old baby was born. It was a perfect date night. We sat outside because of the covid pandemic, and we felt very safe. Drinks were delicious, and same with the oysters and entrees.
I’m definitely going back. Loved the Mac and Cheese. Yummy. French toast was good. But what was really good was my husband’s Johnny Benedict. Cornbread instead of English muffin. It was really good. I’m getting that next time.
Horrible customer service ruins a dining experience.
Pasta with mussels drowning in olive oil. Very few mussels. Mixed greens dressing was a bit tangy. Burger was just OK. Previously enjoyed the food.
Good menu and quality of food. In a good part of DC and service was quick and friendly!
I had a wonderful experience at The Smith. The hostess took a while to seat us when we were the first to arrive at the restaurant but I presume it was because she wasn't ready to start work yet. Other than that the bathroom was clean, the food was great and our server was attentive. I would definitely come again.
Great brunch with the girls!
The food was just average. I was served and undercooked piece of catfish.
You need ranch and bbq sauce. They did not have any. Also steaks were not cooked properly
Late lunch early dinner with a friend. My first time at this location. Very good. Service great, appropriately distanced and aware. Thank you!
Safest covid-19 protocols of any restaurant I've been to in DC!
The food was great overall and they did a great job with covid restrictions. Our only issue was one of the party was vegan so she got a salad. They served all of us then came and told her they were out of that salad. They asked if they could replace it with some other vegetables, which she agreed to did but when it got to the table finally, it was a sad salad that cost $14. It was basically just lettuce. The description had other ingredients they didn't even attempt to put in the salad. I was a bit disappointed when they didn't even offer to comp her salad. OR at least take off half. Otherwise, great experience and staff.
The food and service were great! The only problem was that you could only eat outside and the umbrella over our table didn't provide enough shade.
Would highly recommend the Sicilian Baked Eggs if you like that sort of thing. Delicious!
The Smith is always a wonderful place to go after work. My family and I enjoyed the outside seating, professionalism, quality, and quantity of food, and the attention to detail from the staff. All COVID-19 protocols were in place and did not impede the overall experience. If you are looking for a place to dine during this time of social distancing, I highly suggest making a reservation at The Smith.
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 Caviar and 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 4.5 stars by 1944 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.