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The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

4.4
4.4
2644 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 109 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 2,644 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. We have been to the locations in NYC and know how good the Smith is. The DC location exceeded our expectations.
  2. L

    Lolafoodie

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They thought it was okay to bring everyone's food but my 6year old's. I don't know what happened but the server had it with him and was already at our table when the hostess yanked him back to the kitchen. They we waited and waited.. NO EXPLANATION whatsoever.
  3. TM

    TerriM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hostess and server! We enjoyed our food as we took our time to enjoy the drinks and meal. We would happily visit again!
  4. AM

    AMJ7

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Cocktails were not good. Food was decent, but overall service and experience was subpar.
  5. LO

    LoganO

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious. It took us a while to decide what we wanted out of the many choices so the waiter seemed a little annoyed that we weren't ready to order. After we ordered, we never saw him again. We ended up having to ask the hostess station for takeout containers and the bill. Then we STILL didn't see the waiter again until we were walking away and he said "Thanks!"
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal, attentive service. We will be back!
  7. JP

    JohnP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First experience at the Smith, went before a Folger play. All five of our party thought that food was very good. Ashanti was excellent server - attentive, professional and fun. Would go there again.
  8. H

    Hibiscus

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere. Delicious comfort food. Loved the modern sangria twist. Will come here again!
  9. m

    msolomon

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Smith is great, the gnocchi especially was amazing and I highly recommend them.
  10. C

    Caryn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit with a friend, but it will not be my last. Tasty food, excellent waitstaff, fun environment.
  11. FB

    FunBday

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was Luke warm at best. Steak knives were delivered halfway though steak. The server did not check back in at table until last bite therefore we couldn’t order more cocktails or share the temp of the food.
  12. J

    Jayrev

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. We had the calamari and lobster roll. Everything was tasty.
  13. P

    Pickyeater

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    This was the worst service I’ve ever had at the Smith, a restaurant I’ve been to many times. Considering that it wasn’t that crowded, especially when I arrived, service was pretty disappointing. Fortunately, the food was good.
  14. AH

    AmandaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had excellent food at The Smith in DC. We love The Smith in NYC East Village so we were so happy to find a branch in DC. The food was just as good as we had experienced in New York. Their hollandaise sauce is obviously home made and the home fries were amazing. Excellent experience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ottimo cibo e personale gentilissimo (Alison)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday….great time service was just ok
  17. TL

    TameraL

    Washington DC

    188 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had another great lunch with phenomenal service. BUT it's just too loud indoors for many repeats.
  18. J

    Jill

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both long-time residents and tourists will love The Smith. One of the best non-bottomless brunches in the city!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and decor, super cool vibe! LOVE that a beverage is included with breakfast, and the food was delicious!
  20. ST

    StaceyT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and Dominic the waiter were great. We loved our food. Thanks Dominic for the suggestions
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends.
  22. PM

    PhilandaM

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    $37 for an order of dry pancakes and an order of caramel banana French toast with hardly any sauce and banana bits. I expected more for that amount. No sides included for either order. Bacon was $10. We paid $50-plus with tip for bread, bacon and coffee. What a rip off. On top of that, the order was wrong and had to be corrected.
  23. AG

    AmberG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great outdoor dinning. Whatever you do GET THE OYSTERS! Everything we ordered was amazing and the fresh orange juice was really nice.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The staff that served me were very undertrained. Took a log time to figure out the wine I ordered; only wine knowledge seemed to be what was written on the menus, of which there were multiple versions with completely different wines listed. Sat us right next to a couple on a date, even though most tables were open. Never got bread. Steak knives showed up halfway through the meal. Steak was hidden under a pound of fries (why hide a $49 fillet? Table in disarray when seated. I’ll stop now.
  25. JG

    JoshuaG

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service!!
  26. RA

    RimaA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place for happy hour or large groups -- not great for a small group who wants to hear each other talk! If you want a quieter table, ask for something outside. Otherwise, atmosphere is fun and energetic!
  27. DJ

    DubyaJay

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food! The calamari is delicious
  28. S

    erinS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Unfortunately they were totally overwhelmed by the crowd before a concert at Capital One Center - we waited 90 minutes for drinks. Not a great pre-show experience.
  29. KD

    KatieD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party sat outside, despite the rain and the staff were great. My guests were in from out of town and this was their first experience there, and they all praised the food and the service. One of our party used a mobility scooter and cane when not using the scooter and I really appreciated the accessibility of the space.
  30. y

    yanke753

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service from Jessica at the bar. It was very busy and she was polite, professional and friendly.
  31. S

    Swiftbunni

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food, beautiful, affordable, friendly staff!
  32. G

    Giovanii

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Recommend the Cucumber Loco. Food came out in a decent time.
  33. C

    Carebear14

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are in the bar! Atmosphere was great! Good delicious and service top notch !
  34. LS

    LaurenS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. We were able to sit outside as inside was a little loud for us after a long day. Would highly recommend, service and food was excellent.
  35. JC

    JimC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I like The Smith. Great concept and good food. Very busy place. The menu works for what it is. We had two challenges. One was that the wines were, literally, terrible. The restaurant has gone to a keg or boxed wine program and serves wine in glasses and 1/2 and whole carafes. Several in my group tried several and they were just not worth buying. The other challenge was the noise level. The Smith isn't loud, it's deafening. But I'd still go back. Forget the wines and get a cocktail. Enjoy the food. Talk a little louder. It's nice to go somewhere where people are having fun.
  36. l

    leonomolos

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Service and drinks are 10/10. Not feeling the fried chicken. 2/10.
  37. SS

    SydneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best American style burger and delicious chicken sandwich
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service, amazing cocktails and the food was divine!
  39. RT

    RoyT

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and very attentive service. Good party atmosphere. Way too noisy. I had to sit right next to my partner and even then it was difficult to hear one another. Definitely not a place for a date meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. Be

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 2644 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 109 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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