The Smith - U Street

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$30 and under
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American
Located in the heart of Washington DC’s bustling U Street corridor, our newest location 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. A private dining room is also available for events of any occasion.

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vipCharonJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time with great friends. Good food and good energy. Our servers were amazing, prompt, and professional!

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MichelleC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was delicious. It was money well spent. I would return here again.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best lunches I ever had! A great selection of food and drinks and the wait staff were phenomenal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love Kayla.

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MadysenL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING! Food, drinks, service was stellar. Thank you so much! We will be back!

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MeganP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here for the first time. It was on a busy Sunday morning and three people joined our party unexpectedly. I was impressed they were able to seat all 11 of us at such a busy day. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Everything came right on time and everyone handled challenges very professionally. Definitely recommend!

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KimberlyD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for families or dinner/drinks with friend. Wonderful attentive servers make the experience an added plus!

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LydiaS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time for a friend's birthday brunch, and I was impressed. The service was great - friendly and hospitable. The food was great value for money, with the added bonus of it tasting wonderful! The ambiance was my idea of a perfect DC brunch spot: natural lighting, clean decor, and relaxed ambiance. Would definitely recommend to a friend! I will be returning as soon as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food for brunch!

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vipDineindc
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was our 3rd visit to the Smith. Service was not good at all. Salads arrived wrong, had to ask for drink refill. $8 for an order of fries is ridiculous, even for DC. Wont be returning anytime soon.

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ClarissaS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best pancakes I’ve ever had. The serving size is outrageous, but the food is good. You will have leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. The French 75 slushy and mussels and fries were to die for. I’ll definitely be back!

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CLTneedsTHIS
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Restaurant was so cute, the Old Cubano was realllyyyy good!!!! The food was subpar! Great place for drinks and oysters! Oh! And I’m sure the fries are great.

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Iris
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing food, great service and good ambiance! I bit too loud sometimes - but perfect before going out for a party / drinks, if that’s vibe you’re going for!

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vipTomC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It wasn't a great showing. Drinks too 30 minutes to arrive, the appetizers came AFTER the meal, and the Pot Pie was full of bones.

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vipDavidB
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

very good time for dinner - excellently cooked steak, super yummy cookies for dessert -hot out of the oven!

Portion sizes are just right - full and no doggie bags.

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vipCarolineM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful! I met my friend here for dinner and loved it, as always. Great service. Very loud but we were in a back corner thank god.

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NYCeater
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Was very disappointed that waiter steered us to an $85 carafe of wine. The whole conversation about it was wrong and we felt mislead in a fairly significant way.

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Margaret
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I brought a party of 12 for a birthday brunch, and we had a wonderful experience! The waitstaff were speedy, courteous, and even brought out our cake with candles without being asked. Thanks to The Smith for a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner with a friend after yoga. Food and service were both outstanding. Noise level was very high.

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vipReservations
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We've been here for brunch and it was great, not so great this time for dinner. The food was just meh, not great presentation or taste and definitely not hot. Disappointed after ordering our drinks, our server came back to tell us they were out of ingredients for the drink I wanted, but she couldn't say which ingredients they were missing...
Our server was fairly new and hadn't eaten most of the menu, so she couldn't advise us on how to order. Also she delivered another table's drinks and picked up dirty glasses and then put them on the same tray with our drinks... definitely a no no.
She was nice enough but clearly not well trained.

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LaurenD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had a party of 18 at The Smith on a busy weekend. We had a great table, two awesome waitresses and delicious food! Many people were there for the first time and commented it was the best dinner they had had in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Susan was an excellent server. Love the kale salad with kale. Disappointed that we did not get booth seating as we had requested when we reserved a week ago.

very loud!

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MerynR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation only a day before, got the exact time I wanted for lunch, walked right in and sat down, really friendly service that was very sensitive to the allergy needs of our table, great ambience and not too loud, and the food was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Toya
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great Saturday morning brunch. Service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day and had a great time. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was great and I loved the vibe of the restaurant

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vipJM14
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Pork ribs special was not very good at all. Dry and not flavorful

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Tonyawatha
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Usually we have dinner but this time came for lunch and had the same positive experience. They could turn down the music a bit once there is sufficient patron chatter to fill the room. Our party of 4 found ourselves in competition with the music.

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vipgwynniest
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Every time I come here it is FINE. Not amazing not terrible. Veggies options extremely limited.

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vipVictorM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good quality good and service. Unfortunately, our table wasn’t ready for quite a while after our reservation time. And, the noise level is also an issue.

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JemmieT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was honestly delicious!! We went for brunch and really enjoyed their home fries and eggs benedict! The ambiance was also amazing. I would recommend and would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a large party- 12 for a birthday and it was the perfect spot. Appetizers were great.

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vipAlexR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Very busy place. Service needs improvement.

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Nina
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent choice for brunch. It’s loud but you can ask to be seated away from the main area where it tends to get noisy. The cocktails are divine and they have a wide variety with something for everyone. My shrimp and jalapeño grits were quite tasty!
I highly recommend this place and will be back.

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Jodi
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate brunch at The Smith. The food was good but it was very expensive. They threw in a “free” cocktail with a brunch order but in actuality it wasn’t free because an order of any breakfast item was $15 plus. So, it was already figured into the price. Service was good and attentive but also a bit overbearing. Someone cane by every two minutes to see if they could take a plate away. It made us feel rushed. Overall, it was a good brunch in a nice restaurant. Good ambiance and energetic vibe.

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vipRonald
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Several of us had ordered the chicken sausage and had noted that it was still pink inside, which was disappointing. However, when we had mentioned that this was the case, our waiter quickly exchanged the dish for a new one at no cost.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I would recommend The Smith as it was good. However, I personally think it was a bit on the expensive side for what it is.