The Smith - U Street

4.6
667 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of Washington DC’s bustling U Street corridor, The Smith offers a lively and convivial atmosphere that’s perfect for a night out with friends, a pre-show meal, a late night bite, or brunch any day of the week. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and family style dishes to share.

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
What 667 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was safe and food was delicious. They also conduct contact tracing for additional safety precautions. Got Johnny Benedict and Avo Toast which were all amazing!

KB
vipKerryB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I am gluten free and they only have GF spaghetti which doesn’t go well as a substitute for a lot of their pasta dishes. I ordered the bucatini and specified no mushrooms due to an allergy. It was served with mushrooms in it.

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vipMiamifoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is good for all occasions. We had ribeye, Mac and cheese, salad, and of course a ton of drinks. Highly reccomend

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danh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love The Smith!
Service was slow tonight.
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TG410
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and they did not disappoint. Food and drinks were great. The service was amazing. Our waiter took great care of us. His recommendations were A1. We will continue to support for sure. Portions seemed a little small but once finished we were fulfilled. Noise level is decent; you get a good city vibe from it. Reminded us of NYC.

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vipjcah3
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our second time here, the first being Valentines Day. The food was great and we really enjoyed it. I love their chips though ( which was my motivation for coming to be honest)! We’ll definitely be back. I’ll bet it’ll really be nice once the weather is warmer!

CM
ChelseaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for a casual night out with friends or family! Very friendly and responsive staff. The tables were well distanced and the outdoor seating options were very comfortable.

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Sherry
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the brunch special is a really great deal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Love that one brunch beverage (Bloody Mary, mimosa or Bellini) is included with certain brunch entrees.

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Aarti
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very helpful and the food was delicious.

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NicoleT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived in time for happy hour which was delicious. The oysters were fresh and we tried the Moscow mule with their house made ginger beer. Great overall experience.

MB
MarcusB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quality choice, consistent taste and solid service

FJ
vipFJS81
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good go to for quality dinner

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MelaL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Smith! The Brussel sprouts are my fave. The sides that come with the salmon?! Chileeee, so good! The service is great. I’ve also done a birthday dinner here as well!

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, seated on time, waiter was attentive but not overbearing, since it’s covid we did outdoor dining and U street is noisy but that’s to be expected

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great and thanks

JM
JuliaM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had left a note with our reservation that two people in our party was nondairy and one was vegan, no one told us about any options that fit our diets.
We thought we were ordering something without cheese and it ended up having cheese on it which was disappointing. We would have said something to our server but she disappeared for over an hour. We even had to wave down another server to just get our food order in.
This was my first time attending Brunch at The Smith and the food was great, but the service was lacking extremely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, service was good, food is a great value but drinks are $$$

Best French toast we have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Perfect service. Clean, well spaced, delicious food, organized and covid safety friendly. Will definitely be back

LK
LeahK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything we ate was amazing. Gnocchi is a MUST. Pork chop was amazing. The bread pudding dessert also a must, ridiculously good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. I love this spot. Especially the brunch. All the food is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time fav restaurant

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vipAnge90
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I ordered the rancheros scramble and my friend ordered the Benedict Johnny. We nearly kicked our plates clean. We also shared the fries with house-made blue cheese fondue. SO GOOD. To drink, we had the French 75 slushees, Bellini, and gatsby. All were made perfectly.

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TonyaS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, safe dining experience! I would return there in a minute!

LC
LouisC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from my waiter and GM working the day I was there.

BR
BRITTNEYB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service and cocktails. Will definitely be returning soon.

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vipbridgetr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Our waitress was horrible. Ignored us most of the time, brought us the wrong wine and ignored us when we tried to tell her it wasn’t the right wine, brought us our check without asking. Will not go back after that.

TD
TraceyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Quiet; good for work meetings. Clean. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

This could have been a 5 star review if it was not for the poor service. We were first in for brunch this morning. Waited on our server to clock in and found out 35 min after we ordered that the order was never put in. No apologies. Waited forever for our food, which was excellent. However the service ruined our morning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had a steak with egg and my husband had a burger.
Both tasted really great. But their medium rare was closer to rare. But the steak was really good quality.
Loved their brunch cocktails❤️
Good food overall. :)

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Lydine
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and lightning and the drinks were awesome.

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jamesl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

first time for us food and service impeccable thank you

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vipAlex
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, outstanding server, I wish they had the brunch menu on President's Day, but the lunch menu while limited still had good options.

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vipjcah3
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We enjoyed our Valentines Day dinner. My wife definitely was impressed and can’t wait to go back! 5 stars!

MJ
MelJN
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; was pleasantly pleased. Good protocols for Covid-19 (requires face masks to be worn at all times minus eating and drinking).

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malluguy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two eggs Benedict dishes on their brunch menu are to die for. Totally worth the one hour drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food options were great. I went for haply hour. I just had the wings and oysters. I didn't care too much for the wings but loved the oysters. The drinks were delicious. I had a tequila mule and was given a sample of the smoky mezcal mule. I prefer the smoky mezcal mule. Melissa was great!!!

SV
SoniaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith was a great experience. We attended for the Weekend Brunch. The food was extremely delicious and the cocktails were great. Our servers Oz and Dominique were polite, attentive and went out of their way to make our first time here a absolute pleasure. We will definitely be returning and recommend to anyone looking for a nice, cozy spot in DC.

RD
vipRanDC
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The Smith has a nice menu with good variety. The interior is welcoming and it was comfortable. Our server was nice but very slow...not sure if it was her or the kitchen, but our dinner for 4 people took just under 3 hours. Most of the time we were sitting at our table with no food and no drinks. The time between ordering anything and receiving anything was ridiculous. The food was mediocre with the macaroni and cheese being bland. The potato chip fondue was a hit. The house wine seemed like a great option and we ordered 1 carafe (not the big carafes) each of two varietals. The carafes themselves were small and priced just under $50. I'm not sure of the exact size, but we would have been better off getting bottles of wine. I recommend The Smith with some hesitation. I have been to the other location a couple of times so maybe this experience was a blip. I'll try it again, but I won't be rushing back.

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Exexex
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

No, just no. .....................................

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith - U Street using the Order Online button. The Smith - U Street also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Smith - U Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 250-3900.

The Smith - U Street is rated 4.6 stars by 667 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.