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The Smile, New York, NY
The Smile, New York, NY
The Smile, New York, NY
The Smile, New York, NY
The Smile, New York, NY

The Smile

4.4
4.4
455 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tucked away in a landmarked 1830s townhouse on picturesque Bond Street, The Smile is the perfect setting for delicious food in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The Smile's American/Mediterranean menu is seasonally focused and designed by executive chef and former art world caterer, Melia Marden. While popular with the lunch and coffee crowd, "the dimly lit, wood-ceilinged space feels even more charming and tavernesque at night." The restaurant is open seven days serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast & Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 329-5836
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Melia Marden
  • Private party facilities
    The Smile's private dining room is located in our wine cellar and provides an intimate setting for larger groups of up to 20 people. Private dinners consist of a prix fixe, four course, family style meal.
  • Private party contact
    Crystal : (646) 329-5836
  • Neighborhood
    NoHo
  • Cross street
    Lafayette St
  • Parking details
    Parking available after 6:00PM
  • Public transit
    Bleeker 6 train<br />Broadway-Lafayette F train
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 455 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

455 Reviews
  1. Valta

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the special night where chef Jay was in the kitchen and it was a great night. The staff were amazing and the food fabulous! We can’t wait for the next time he’s in the kitchen!

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  2. Noname

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Sorry to discover that this place has gone downhill. The food was always simple and easily recreated at home, but it’s gone from dishes you might encounter at a stylish friend’s casual dinner party to things you’d get from a home cook who really doesn’t care about food: a mezze plate of bland hummus with dull carrot sticks, a mushy mixture of overcooked quinoa and soggy vegetables with canned chickpeas and a chalky poached egg, etc. I’ve never written a review of a restaurant before but this was really disappointing. And the service was indifferent verging on irritable.

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  3. Foodlover

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Ordered the sesame bagel with the egg, Black Forest ham and gruyere cheese. Bagel was stale. Should have sent it back. Waiter did not check to see if we needed anything or if the food was OK.

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  4. shirimn

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining in a relaxed and cozy spot. Food was delicious

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  5. DMac

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The interior is very cozy, and it was the perfect destination on a windy day. The food was delicious. Perfect lunch portions.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday breakfast in The Smile whilst visiting NYC from the UK. Have had many trips to New York and on this occasion wanted a special breakfast experience - The Smile didn’t disappoint.

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  7. NatalieS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was great! The kitchen lost part of our order but they gave us a drink on the house

    1 person found this helpful

  8. MonicaN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is the cutest little spot, great for drinks and apps or full meals, and super cozy feel.

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  9. DanielW

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The smile is an amazing go to spot for brunch! Our server was the blonde who is always so nice!

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  10. BarbiO

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Food was great but service was fair at best.

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  11. JLNYC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner there on NYE, was fantastic all around.

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  12. DC00

    Canberra

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great out of the way place with varied and good menu. We shared the special appetizer of scallops with lentils. Very disappointing - only two scallops, but the lentils saved the dish - they were soft and tasty! The scallops were quite smelly and obviously old. Told the waitress who just ‘smiled’ and did not relay the message to the kitchen. The balsamic roast half chicken was juicy and tender. Will definitely visit again as this place is a favorite...

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful Christmas Eve experience! The food was amazing, especially the scallops! Would recommend this place!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. Would not change a thing! :-)

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  15. shirimn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was friendly but terrible. We waited much too long for everything, from being served water to being offered dessert. And the food arrived cold.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the city!!

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  17. MonicaS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. Appreciated that the manager accommodated my large group reservation. Cozy spot that’s good for a group - nice and quiet. Food was a bit slow, but totally to be expected with a group our size. Will definitely be going again

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  18. GeraldS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and a concern for the diner are way up there.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at the Smile. The ambiance is so great, and it’s such a cozy and comfortable space. I ate here with my mother and sister who were visiting in town, and they loved it. Our waitress was really knowledgeable on wines, and she was very friendly. We loved the food and would recommend to anyone who’s interested

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  20. Yoni

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AmaIng amazing food. Quiet and cute. Oh and amazing food. There’s cheese in almost every dish.

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  21. Sarah

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Pre fixe menu was different than what was listed online which was frustrating, however, overall service, meal, flavors, and ambience was great. Good for a siblings get together for thanksgiving.

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  22. StephanieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I chose The Smile for our Thanksgiving dinner because of the atmosphere and also for the menu. The dishes on offer looked delicious and indeed they were. Friendly service, cosy atmosphere, good vibrations.

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  23. AmyH

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner here and it was perfect. The food, service and rustic atmosphere made for an ideal holiday dinner.

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  24. ladyfrank

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Smile is a great spot for dinner w the parents if you're an NYU student. It's convenient, lively and relatively tasty... But it will not blow your mind.

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  25. Maurs

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice little quaint place great atmosphere. The menu could have a few more choices but I really like it.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chill chill chill chill....

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  27. BarbaraP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe . Healthy fresh food. Not cheap but not too pricey

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  28. Nancy5

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service at this lovely restaurant is top notch. The food is very tasty though the menu is somewhat limited. The price of a glass of wine at $15 or $16 seems high. Otherwise no complaints.

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  29. LauraC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great find. Food was comparable to great farm to table, with interesting mix of flavors, consistencies. Shared three entrees and they were all delicious. Great ambience. Lovely servers.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a family gathering of 6 for breakfast. Easy to talk amongst ourselves, fast service, good food, and nice ambience. Will return!

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  31. katieE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    met up with five friends who haven’t seen each other in a while. was fantastic.

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  32. JeanAnn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were seated immediately! And food was amazing. The mimosas were amazing!!

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  33. CK75

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The meals and drinks are always very good at the Smile. However, I have to say the waitstaff and hosts were unresponsive and frankly not very pleasant. No one asked how dinner was. The hosts didn't say thank you or good bye upon leaving. I am not expecting anything special, but a thank you or hope you enjoyed your visit seems within reason. Especially for someone who has frequented the establishment many times before.

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  34. NYCouple

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We liked the casual vibe and antique feel to the place. We went for brunch and enjoyed our food, but one of the side salads had no dressing at all on it. Also we thought the scone should have been warmed slightly as opposed to being served room temperature with a pat of cold butter. The waitress did smile when she took our order and did refill our water carafe, but never once asked if our food was OK. Overall, nothing terribly bad, but no reason to return either.

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  35. BehindTheScenesNYC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always! HAve been there before for lunch and dinner. Great vegetarian options.

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  36. SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem!! I took my husband for a birthday brunch and seriously underestimated how amazing this place was. Really personable waiters, great ambience and incredible food. Win-win-win.

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  37. bswein99

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My dish, the baked eggs, was quite tasty, and I think my friends eggs benny were fine. But the waitress reluctantly brought me water when I asked for it (or at least she seemed reluctant) and the espresso machine wasn't working, which is really not great if you're serving brunch. But the ambiance is nice and the noise level and prices are quite reasonable, so I'd be happy to go back.

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  38. TinaD

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hannah, front greeter, manager extraordinare was amazing! From the “Smile” that greeted us at the door to recommending her favorite table, she was impressive! The avocado toast was delish and the salmon with cream cheese was some of the best with a hint of dill. We will be back next time we are in NYC. 😊

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  39. MartinV

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was pretty good, but service left something to be desired. Wait staff forgot our starter than mixed up the side of the main (this is why people should really write stuff down). But very cute atmosphere.

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  40. EllenK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, great server and delicious food!

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FAQs

The Smile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Smile also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 329-5836.

The Smile is rated 4.4 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for The Smile

26 Bond St., New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lafayette St
  • Neighborhood
    NoHo
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast & Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available after 6:00PM
  • Public transit
    Bleeker 6 trainBroadway-Lafayette F train
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Melia Marden
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 329-5836
  • Private party facilities
    The Smile's private dining room is located in our wine cellar and provides an intimate setting for larger groups of up to 20 people. Private dinners consist of a prix fixe, four course, family style meal.
  • Private party contact
    Crystal : (646) 329-5836
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