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The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

4.5
4.5
2941 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 210 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 2,941 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. l

    lesleys

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding!!!! He always checked on us and suggested a wonderful dessert which we tried and loved. I've been here before and will come back again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! And service yummm
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch with the family. The egg dishes include a brunch drink. Added bonus.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Will definitely be returning!
  5. DW

    DWill

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice gathering and Benedict was good but the calamari tasted burnt. Glad we were able to visit.
  6. T

    Tenn

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service and great food. Cocktails were also a hit.
  7. MC

    MelissaC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Always great food, always slow service- and I am a former waitstaff myself- wosh they can get it together!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Thought it would be more classy but overall good time. Went before a caps game but that could be the reason too. staff was super friendly overall good experience.
  9. KF

    KaraF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was okay. Felt like we were sat at a table that was just thrown in there to get a couple more diners in.
  11. K

    Katie

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Server was fantastic. Be prepared for an extremely loud dining room with unnecessarily loud background music. The food was pretty good - eclectic menu. One diner in our party had a food allergy and although the server was attentive and management was, too, they made his steak with butter and had to remake it resulting in a delay of 30 minutes before he got his entree. The rest of the table's food came as expected, so he was forced to eat after the entire table had finished. I would have thought his steak would be comp'ed given the long delay, but nope.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Took 10 minutes for server to greet table. Server was disengaged. On phone multiple times through out experience. Had to flag down and ask for refills every time we needed something. Forgot to ring one of the apps in. One guests food came out incorrectly and we were almost done by the time we received the recook. Fries were small and broken. Ketchup was a strange paste? Manager ran recook and no apology offered. Overall an overpriced disappointing experience.
  13. HG

    HowardG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was very good, the service was a bit spotty (we had to ask 3 times for bread), and the food was more expensive than the small portions merited. It was too loud for easy conversation.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice experience to lunch in DC. Retro ambient, good cocktails and very nice service
  15. F

    Faith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. This is a great place for brunch. It’s pretty busy but worth it
  16. VM

    VandalMD

    Boise

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and the waitstaff were outstanding! It was noisy and crowded, but easy to see why. The salmon tartare appetizer was worth the whole trip as were the churro waffles.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, great service.
  18. H

    Hungryonthehill

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service by one of your folks from NY. Amazing recs on food and was so great about this experience and one we were having in one of the NYC locations in the next week. Love love love all around.
  19. M

    Mole1sk

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We booked this restaurant because it was recommended by a friend. Arrived at opening at 11:30am. Seated right away with waters. Waited 20 minutes and finally asked for a server to take our order. It was restaurant week, so 2 of us took advantage of this. Our orders were the cod sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich and the bacon burger. 2 of us had soup as an appetizer. We got our soup about 15 minutes after placing order. Sandwiches came out about 20 minutes later. Cod sandwich was hot on outside but cold on inside. Server brought my friend the wrong sandwich, she questioned him and he said yea that’s the chicken. It was in fact another cod sandwich. She got the right sandwich half way thru our meal. My friend that got the burger loved it. Very disappointed in the food and service. We left the restaurant 1 hour 45 minutes after arriving still hungry.
  20. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food and the initial service was good. However, it took over 25 minutes for somebody to come and take payment for the bill infect that did not come and take payment. I had to approach the manager to pay. I think this is not good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and amazing customer service. Highly recommend making reservations since they get busy very quickly, and rightfully so because the food and drinks were spectacular.
  22. MC

    MCH840

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast! Interesting menu, great service, terrific ambience!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, delicious food. Enjoyed the atmosphere and service was excellent.
  24. DB

    DeniseB

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fun and lively restaurant. Mussels were excellent!
  25. GD

    GregoryD

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food, great service, but too loud to have a full table conversation for party of 7.
  26. N

    Nina

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good -- Kale & Quinoa salad for the win! But the restaurant went above and beyond with service -- my friend left her bag behind, and the restaurant not only called to say she left it, they held it for a few days so she could retrieve when she was back in town.
  27. J

    Jade

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always. A great place to take out of town people to as the menu caters to most.
  28. T

    Tiffany

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good service with great atmosphere. Seafood was really good.
  29. MA

    MikeAndersonMD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Slow and inattentive service. Bland food. Disappointing
  30. l

    lnflnf

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Brunch with the gals!! Very good! Great service. Cornbread on Benedict Johnny was a little thin & overbaked, but appreciated it not containing pork. A little surprised my friends didn’t enjoy their cocktails more though! (I think one didn’t realize her drink contained gin!!)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the staff were friendly but our waitress was amazing. There when need her but not hovering, she made excellent recommendations, and was friendly and fun. The food and drinks were creative and delicious. We highly recommend The Smith!
  32. AF

    AnetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ashanti was excellent! Had no issues with us being seated outside, even though it was clear she was busy with customers dining indoors. Food & drinks were phenomenal. & service was above and beyond. Highly recommend dining here! Ask for Ashanti when you go :)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We went at 5pm for pregame dinner/drinks before a Caps game. We were seated in the smaller area to the right of the entrance, so noise level was reasonable. Other portion of the restaurant was much noisier, FYI. Food was good and drinks were OK. A bit pricey for what we got, but that may just be the general state of things most places given post-COVID and inflation, etc. I’d go there again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We didn’t like that they served wine on these little glasses. The Mac and cheese was good. The brick chicken didn’t taste like anything. The burger was just regular but it wasn’t bad. The cookies are really crispy I’m personally like them a little softer and chewy but that’s my taste.
  35. JA

    JoannaA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing (best Caesar salad I’ve ever had), service was very good, got everything right, unobtrusive, perfect. My only complaint is the tables were pretty close together and the acoustics are bad. Hard to hear across the table, silverware and glass noise reverberated. Could do with some sound panels to change the acoustics.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New years was great My server she was excellent
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, perfect, awesome, just wao, my tongue will remember and preach about it. The biggest downsides were a little delay with my dessert that was fixed by a really nice waiter from Colombia 🥰🤗, we sent him a hug and also some apathy from our assign waiter, so this part is luck. Overall, it was great this NYE experience, would recommend. They give us little treats to celebrate like bandaids and cornets, also a glass of champagne, that was so nice 🥰✨️. Try to be patient with the attention because is full house, but besides that everything was out in good timmig. P.D. The chicken is yummy but is enormous. Try to make reservations a couple weeks before and if you cancel with less than 24 hours might be charges for each person, so make sure to make all the questions needed when you confirm. If you use uber, plan to go earlier, not after 12 p.m., is not that fun but the ubers get really expensive like the double.
  38. FM

    FernandoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner in new year's eve with family, excellent service and excellent food
  39. 1

    1ofmanylawyers

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were good as was service was good. Place gets very crowd, esp. when there is an Arena event, and as a result is very noisy. But recognizing that’s just the way it is when there are so many people in a casual bar setting, it really was a very good brunch.
  40. KB

    KateB

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    asked for no banquette seating and thats what we got. Not in main dining room so different vibe than past.

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

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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 4.5 stars by 2941 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 210 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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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