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The Smith - East Village

4.6
4.6
3966 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Smith is a casual American brasserie with four upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, The Smith Midtown, The Smith Lincoln Square, and The Smith NoMad, as well as locations in DC and Chicago. 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 99 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 420-9800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    The downstairs dining area can be booked for private sit-down dinners for up to 60 guests and cocktail parties for approximately 75 guests.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (212) 966-3250

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Between 10th and 11th Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    N,Q,R,4,5,6 to Union Square ; R & W trains to 8th Street and 6 train to Astor Place ; L Train to 3rd Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,966 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CB

    CB10019

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Late night lite meal .. 3-4 oz pour of wine $16. Tomato salad not good very sour Shrimp guacamole appy was ok Overpriced for mediocre food and drink
  2. GK

    GeneK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was very disappointing. Service - ok, lacks competence.
  3. A

    Akelleya

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    My burger came out burnt…twice. The waiter was very apologetic and was so wonderful. He took it off my bill and was kind in every way. Maybe they just had an off day, that day. My sister’s food was great!
  4. BB

    Bound2Brunch

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The ideal lunch and meet up spot calls for a consistent experience when you are pressed for time. The Smith delivers in each location and city you find it. The East Village location is no exception. Large bar like all locations and same ambiance as well in the rest of the space. Service is friendly and attentive. Staples like the Mac a& Cheese or a Ceasar salad will not disappoint. Outdoor and indoor seating is available to ensure upfront people watching interests. This place is always easy going. This summer they have a French 75 slushee. Talk about next level. Yeah we do Frosé in the NYC but The Smith just raised the bar. It was strong like the bartender warned. Pick your poison, or not, and kick back at The Smith. Good times always!
  5. S

    Simba1901

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for a dinner with family and friends Good food
  6. C

    Clagbagfrench

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our third time at the Smith. Always great food and service. Love this place!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Joshua and the team at the smith were incredible. Perfect birthday dinner!
  8. IM

    IrisM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so great! The service was outstanding and very nice explaining every dish on the menu! Thank you 🙏
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    The service was a bit slow. From the time we sat to the time our drinks were delivered was about 40 minutes. The temperature and humidity in the back of the restaurant was also unacceptable. We were sweating throughout our meal and left quickly because of this. It was about 80 degrees! The food was pretty good though. Overall an okay place to grab a drink and a bite.
  10. MB

    MichelleB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service nice outdoor space for small or large party
  11. TJ

    TamaraJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a relatively large party of 6, the server was patient and helpful and made suggestions when guests were unsure of a menu item or selection. The food was awesome and price point was reasonable. 109% would recommend and revisit.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Breakfast on a Sunday. The coffee was good, and the bacon was fantastic. But even better was our server. Fantastic guy.
  13. DC

    DClayton

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely LOVE the summer menu! The food was amazing!
  14. a

    anabellav

    Miami

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Awesome place to come for a cocktail and grab some food for the night.
  15. c

    cookie

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, professional stave served nicely-plated, delicious food.
  16. K

    Keyz

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, and quality service our waiter was amazing
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great. Server was average at best.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just casually strolled in for dinner with a friend. Ordered the spaghetti bolognese and a Manhatten. Always tasty and does the job.
  19. ED

    EmmaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service was awful, our waitress did not come to take our order and some things never came, the food took very long
  20. S

    Stmcdx

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Out of towners here: good food, great service, outdoor dining was lovely.
  21. KK

    KarateKid91

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The server had a bad face, although she took the order properly but did not welcome with a happy face. May be she was having a bad day! Food was good but the noise level in the restaurant was quiet high. We had to chat with our friends at our highest level of voice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was really good, the service was friendly but drinks took a while to make. Overall would go again for the food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, friendly staff, great food and good drink
  24. CL

    CarmenL

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love The Smith. The food and service is always great. I would recommend this place to everyone.
  25. TP

    TiffaneyP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience overall. Everything was great.
  26. DN

    DarNY84

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing and kale salad superb! Will return again soon!
  27. PJ

    PaulJ

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The remark that my partner made afterward dining was, “we have always had exceptionally prepared meals when eating at The Smith”.
  28. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Smith came highly recommended to us and now we can see why. We arrived early for our reservation, hoping they’d be able to squeeze us in early. The staff were so welcoming, accommodating and friendly. The menu has plenty of choice, including superb options for veggies and non-veggies alike. Nothing was too much trouble for our server! Can’t wait to come back!
  29. r

    rareburger

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The service was terrible. While our server was lovely, everything took so long and she was no where to be seen half the time. I also went to use the bathroom and told someone that it was out of TP and she gave me a nasty look. The level of service was just sub par. There were more than 3 people at the host stand, yet we couldn't get anyone to bring us more water or clear the table. It just seemed a bit off.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This spot was good. Nothing overwhelming about it, but just solid overall. Good drinks!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very enjoyable and delicious
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Arrived at The Smith & were promptly seated. We were given a booth that was partially tucked behind a large column with a service station. Our server brought over water & then asked what we’d like to drink. My partner ordered a rye and I ordered one of the specialty cocktails. We then ordered: wanting to start with the spring pea arancini & skillet mac & cheese, then have the mussels, rigatoni vodka & the ricotta gnocchi. Our server seemed unsure with the menu, it didn’t seem like they recognized what they were selling (repeated back to me “mussels,” then asked what kind I’d like, then laughed & said they thought I was ordering the oysters). They repeated the entrees back to us first & we confusedly reminded them of the apps. Our drinks arrived & they’re great. We wait a bit & then are served the rigatoni and the gnocchi. We tell the food runner that we actually hadn’t gotten our apps yet, so they apologized & brought the food back to the kitchen. Our server came over & asked what happened. Then a very kind manager came over & explained there’d been a mistake & our food was now ready all at once. He offered to hold it for us, but we told him it was no problem, we’d get it all together. They brought out the food & the manager let us know the apps were on the house. Super nice & totally appreciated. We thought the food was solid, the rigatoni was the highlight for sure, delicious. Mistakes happen & we appreciated how this one was handled.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was good but all three burgers were undercooked (ordered medium-well but received rare/medium-rare). Also, server never checked on us after we got our food.
  34. NY

    NYCrunnermom

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Always reliable regardless of which location you go to.
  35. A

    Appreciative

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very nice place for mid-week breakfast where few options are available. Weekend brunches are even better. The food is always good, well prepared and presented and the service is always very good as well. There are very few places that are rated 5 but Smith's is better than 4 stars.
  36. GM

    GMcD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Smith is simply reliable. The food is good as are the drinks. Will you be blown away? No. But. The Smith is a go-to when you want a tasty, easy breezy meal. If you go in with that mentality, the restaurant won’t disappoint. And the staff works hard. Not a slacker in the bunch and the mgmt comes around to check on you in an unobtrusive way. Now if you’re a high maintenance diner, then you need to head to Le Bernadin or Gramercy Tavern (and pay through the nose), Only say that bc often in reviews for solid eateries like The Smith patrons act like they’re there for an haute cuisine experience when The Smith just delivers yummy comfort food.
  37. M

    Margery

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food at this restaurant are great, and the cocktails are always generous in the amount of alcohol included. You never feel ripped off by a watery or weak cocktail at this restaurant!
  38. M

    Melissa

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I’ve enjoyed the other locations many times, but this was my first experience at this location. The service was incredibly slow, and the level of noise caused us to have to yell in order to be heard. I won’t be returning.
  39. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely Caesar salad, excellent service. Outdoor dining on 3rd Ave very noisy, due to trucks and motorcycles on 3rd Ave. This is not the fault of the restaurant. The food is good and service always good.
  40. NY

    NYCrunnermom

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Very reliable.

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 - East Village using the Order Online button. The Smith - East Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 420-9800.

The Smith - East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 3966 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 99 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Smith - East Village

55 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 10th and 11th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    N,Q,R,4,5,6 to Union Square ; R & W trains to 8th Street and 6 train to Astor Place ; L Train to 3rd Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 420-9800

  • 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, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    The downstairs dining area can be booked for private sit-down dinners for up to 60 guests and cocktail parties for approximately 75 guests.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (212) 966-3250

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