The Smith - U Street
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!
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Happy to be,back at the Smith. We enjoy the bar and the restaurant. The atmosphere is energetic, the staff are always pleasant and the food is good. Love the avocado toast,Mac and cheese and them sticky toffee pudding. Love the chips and blue cheese.
Great place, they were able to accommodate a larger party than the one anticipated. Food and service was great. Highly recommend! Maybe don't get the pancakes since they were very dry and tasted like they came out of a box but everything else was excellent!
Great experience. Cute place, decor & ambiance. Food was solid, small menu though.
Terrible food. Half the menu is changed and it was inedible.
We thought that The Smith would be a great graduation dinner but it was just ok. The food was good-especially the potato chips and blue cheese!
The service was not great at all. Especially surprising since it was late in the evening so the place was fairly empty and not as many tables anyway. But it was hard to get someone to come to our table as we watched staff standing around.
We skipped dessert because we didn't need to sit around, inside but super hot, waiting and waiting for dessert the way we waited for a few other things.
Total disappointment and won't be able to go there again, but there are plenty of places to go instead.
Sean the manager was phenomenal, as was our server. Excellent service!
No ac in 90+ weather, no ice for the water, food was subpar (still good, just not as great as usual), and service was so so. I’ve been hitting up The Smith since the first location opened in the East Village years ago, so I’ll be back…just not when it's so hot out.
We had an awful experience at The Smith. As we were concluding dining a rat scuttled across my boyfriends foot. To add injury to insult the manager did not offer any sort of compensation or way to amend the situation. Eating at an unsanitary restaurant was not on our to do list. The managerial staff did not even come to check on the tables surrounding us or even approach our table. We had to locate them. Ultimately our dining experience at The Smith left a disparaging taste in our mouths and we would not recommend dining there again.
Great food. Service was a little spotty
Wonderful wait-person - she was terrific! We sat outside so the noise was a bit problematic (U Street) - but from the food to the service - it was a great lunch. I have been to the Smith at least a dozen times - this was one of the best!!
Amazing place to bee and food was so good! I highly recommend
My partner and I made dinner reservations to celebrate our grad school graduation. Started with outdoor seating which was lovely, but eventually a storm came and we were moved to an inside table seamlessly. Service was good and the food and drinks were even better. This was our first visit but we will soon be returning!
Server was lovely. Felt safe. Good food.
Food was great and the waitress made some great suggestions. It was a decently loud especially with the tables being longer than your average table so we really had to lean in close to talk. Everything tasted so fresh and left you feeling full without being weighed down. Only complaint would be that some of the prices seemed a tad high, but also it’s DC so I get it.
Ordered the Smith burger after noticing that several tables ordered the Smith burger and we learned why quickly. Wow! Excellent burger, decently strong drinks. This was our first time there. We highly recommend this restaurant. Didn’t take a pic before taking a bite so I didn’t take one at all.
Shrimp pea salad was DELICIOUS! It was the best salad I ever had. The French slushees were also amazing.
Overall just poor service. Seated by the bar with really no clue who our server was. Drinks and refills were continually slow. Food was warm when it came out not hot. Definitely felt like we were put in a part of the restaurant that the staff didn’t care about.
This place is great I will definitely be back. The food, the service, everything. This amazing
Every time my husband and I come to DC, we always come to this beautiful restaurant. We love it.
Good value considering price and location. The food was good.
It wasn't mind-blowing, but it was really good food!
Great place to sit outside and “people watch”. Service was excellent, food was exceptional. I’m looking forward to my next visit.
The Smith never dissapoints! I only have 4 stars for food because they took the mushroom pizza off the menu (thats my petition to bring it back, lol). As they keep the French 75 slushie, I'm a loyal customer.
Service was excellent!
They gave us the wrong order 3 times and we had to always walk inside to find our waitress because they had a poor service lay out and seemed understaffed
The Food here was absolutely delicious....The grits were the best ever tasted...The pancakes were definitely meant for sharing and I didn't even use syrup that just melted in my mouth...I'd your a drinker like myself...I would recommend that you have a cocktail or 2 or 3😁...soooooo good...I will definitely go back!!!!!!
Food was okay. Service was inattentive and lousy.
Outdoor seating could be a bit sketchy on U street. Witnessed a failed Robbery attempt while dining.
The service was underwhelming - had to call the server several times since the service was slow and not very attentive. The food was good, not great and portions were small. Don't go there too hungry!
Love The Smith for brunch! Great cocktails and decent food for the price. Right now they're operating with limited wait service because of the pandemic and we found it quite difficult to get our waiters attention to actually order.
I really enjoyed the food and the drink (French 75 slushie was delicious!). However, we sat outside and during our meal a homeless person slammed down his white claw, which splashed my friend in the face, and then asked us for money. It was not a pleasant experience
Yummy fries. Server seemed to be quite busy. She forgot about us and someone else provided us with the wrong check. Despite that, we enjoyed the ambiance and politeness of the hostess who seated us where we wanted and seemed to be working diligently.
Our waiter took at least 15 minutes to bring us water when we sat down. The grilled chicken sandwich was SO small, it's a bite-size, nuggets bread. It was still good but I was hoping for a real size sandwich, at least they added a lot of fries to cover this up but still disappointing. I've only been to the smith for drinks, as I know they're good. The bloody Mary did not disappoint but moving forward, I'll just go there for drinks....if I do go back.
Food is good. The server was not friendly, she didn’t have her mask on properly. The worst part was our card was charged twice. The server didn’t even apolgize or even fix the mistake.
Good food. Great service. Reservation and seating process was flawless.
Food, drink, dessert, server, vibes- all GREAT. Will be back!
Ordered a drink and they were out of the ingredients, ordered another drink and they were out of those ingredients as well. Was disappointed about that and that the waitress did not try to accommodate. And the service was not spectacular. The food however the food was good. Would come back but hope for a better experience.
Wonderful experience and very appreciative of the hospitality!
Servce is always good. Prices reasonabe.food decent.
It was good. I had the kale and quinoa salad with chicken and it was delicious! Always a good time at The Smith
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 4.4 stars by 725 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.