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About The Smile

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.

26 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Lunch:
Monday - Friday | 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday | 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Afternoon Menu:
Monday- Sunday | 4:30PM-6:00PM

Dinner:
Monday - Sunday | 6:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Lafayette St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 329-5836

Website:
http://www.thesmilenyc.com/

Parking Details:
Parking available after 6:00PM

Public Transit:
Bleeker 6 train
Broadway-Lafayette F train

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 between 10 and 20 people. Private dinners consist of a prix fixe, four course, family style meal.

Private Party Contact:
Lindsay: (844) 251-2610

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Smile Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
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Seasonal (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic brisket and very enjoyable. The server seemed mildly annoyed about something for some reason. We had questions about the food because we were genuinely interested in its preparation. She seemed to have limited knowledge of its preparation and didn't volunteer to find out more for us which I think would've been the appropriate thing to do. We previously enjoyed a breakfast there a few days prior, but were not as pleased by the dinner or the service. The kale salad was particularly salty. Extremely so. We recently visited The Smile To Go in Dumbo and sampled the same salad there and the taste was so different I thought maybe it was a different recipe. Both versions were disappointing. One way too salty another rather bland. The brisket was excellent. Soft, flavorful and wonderfully accompanied. I'd be curious to try other dishes at this establishment. I do wish our server had been a bit more upbeat and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Smile is a lovely place for a fun or romantic dinner, with a old downtown feel. The short menu is seasonal and delicious. Don’t necessarily take the waitress’s advice on wine. “ Funky” was definitely... funky. Charming service, not too rushed.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good- definitely enjoyed the in house pastries. Ambiance is cool, and reasonably priced brunch , no frills would definitely go back

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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The place is really cute, and cozy, the food was very good, but the service was terrible. Couldn't be bothered to make eye contact, threw plates around and spilled water on me because she was too busy being a hipster to be a good waitress. I won't be back... even though i dream about that brisket.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Servers were very rude and obviously overwhelmed by crowded restaurant. As a former brunch server myself, it was very frustrating to have such angry servers. For such a pricey meal, it was disappointing, but the food was amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Cute restaurant .The food was good.A bit noisy for the older generation.Very vibrant and a good place 30 yr olds. Great service from Ariel!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The Staff was amazing and super accommodating. The food was excellent I would definitely recommend the SMILE to my friends and family

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The Smile is a great little NOHO surprise. Everything tastes amazing!! PRO TIP: the Spaghetti in Lemon Sauce tastes AMAZING, but the serving size is wildly small for an entree. If you're HUNGRAY, I'd go with the Pork Loin or Braised Brisket. As an end game, GET THE GELATO. Enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Although the restaurant was nearly empty, they put three of us in the entranceway at a table that was tiny and never should have been there. I asked to be moved and they said all other tables were for 4 and reserved. In spite of my telling them I was so unhappy with my table, they would not move me and my party left. Unacceptable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Pros: Mezze plate was refreshing, cozy atmosphere, good location.

Cons: We battled tenacious fruit-flies THE ENTIRE MEAL. At least 5 were trying to land on our food & this place has an "A". They circled, we swatted & they were in the filthy bathroom too. The staff just watched & murmured sorry after we pointed it out. The braised rib was dry but the veggies were good.

Maybe if they did the right thing, like comp our App or coffee, we'd try again but they didn't so we will never go back. No one on staff or in charge looked older than 18.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They were out of warm spiced cider and bourbon and the warm brownie, which, given how cold it is outside, I would think would be stocked up. I was sad to miss both of those.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The restaurant was almost empty at lunchtime, but they still seated us close to the entrance. we asked for changing the table but it was not possible. Food was ok, nothing special, expected more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food we had was very good, especially the brisket, delicious !!!!
My only comment was that the dessert was not good at all! Especially the chocolate dessert!
I regretted i oedered it :(

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We spent new years eve, the place is beautifull, the hostest are friendly and respectfull, we had a special menú, but includes fish, meat and pasta, the dissert was an awesome lemmon cheescake. Dont miss it

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was good but the portions were ridiculously small. The waitstaff was very nice and helpful. Good atmosphere and location.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Charming cafe-looking restaurant with some great food options. All simply prepared but interesting, and on the healthy side.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Housed in an 1830s townhouse, The Smile is a cozy place for wine or cocktails, along with delicious Mediterranean-inspired treats.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

great food, friendly staff and cosy environment where it's not loud (which is so rare in NY...) so you can actually enjoy a good chat with friends!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice ambience. Food was good. Music fit my taste, classic rock and motown mostly 60's, and was not too loud. Very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere and very reasonable pricing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. The food and atmosphere were fantastic and the "family style" service made it feel like we were at home. We decided to have Thanksgiving here after I had attended a FEED supper in Dumbo in September and learned that THE SMILE donated all food and drink and services for this amazing charitable supper; my partner and I had dinner on Bond Street once since then and knew it was perfect for Thanksgiving with his Mother. I wish I knew about THE SMILE before, we are often in NoHo and did not know it was there. We will definitely now be regulars! (At a previous dinner on Bond Street, I was so happy to see large and small plates, including very healthy and vegetarian and vegan options (for when I am being "good" but my partner can eat whatever they please!) and know that I can trust the food preparation for friends with dietary restrictions. They even had Thanksgiving vegetarian and vegan options!). LOVE this place! (FYI: There are a few steps down to the restaurant; my beau's 86 year-old-mother was able to navigate this just fine, but good to know re: anyone who needs an accessible entrance.)

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

In comparison to our 2 previous thanksgiving meals, this time we felt the portions were too small. There wasn’t enough stuffing or mash potatoes for the 3 of us to enjoy. And although we are grateful, we just wanted to let you know the we were a tad disappointed in the amount of food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, love the cozy basement vibe and the seasonal menu.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Pleasant cozy restaurant. Nice food and friendly staff. Would definitely come here again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Loved everything about The Smile. The food, the service, the low-key atmosphere felt very comfortable. All made my husband and I smile.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

the food was really amazing but the service was average. One of the waiters kept bumping into my chair, without even apologizing. And the noise level was really hard to bear.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Charming, relatively quiet, welcoming staff and amazing food. Good value. We’ll be back.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

A charming atmosphere, rustic, old bricks, not so loud, you can actually talk here, and the food was interesting and yummy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Beautiful rustic decor, great neighborhood. Dessert was wonderful. Dinner was ok. Nothing was hot. Quality of steak seemed top notch and cooked well but, again, not even really warm. Meatballs too were seasoned very well but did not come out hot. Potatoes served with steak were underwhelming- just covered with mustard and a bit undercooked. Plating was extremely simple- one might expect something a bit fancier for the price and location. Overall pleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a family get together at The Smile on a Saturday night. The place is warm and welcoming, and we tried a bit of everything. The appetizers and salads were delicious, especially the melon, grapefruit, pistachio and feta salad. Our dinners ranged from salmon to hanger steak, and it was all great. The duck breast with the soy-honey gastrique stole the show. Uncharacteristically, I polished mine off and didn't share a single bite! The desserts (banana toffee tart and peach-blueberry galette) were terrific, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Beautiful ambience and service but the food arrived cold and more expensive than it should be

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very cute, brick walls, wooden tables, nice vibe....but we were very disappointed! Food was terrible. Coffee was undrinkable. Even when I asked for a different serving. Brownie with whipped cream was excellent, but meal was unsatisfying and menu very limited.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great good, bad service. I've heard from multiple people the same thing - so they should work on improving their service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The place is super charming: it feels like a secret spot - quiet, intimate, cozy, and cool. I would gladly return to eat some more of the amazing food. The steak, chicken and duck were all perfectly cooked and very delicious. Service was incredibly friendly. This place won't burn a hole in your pocket but it's not exactly cheap either... that's the only fault I can find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The waitress was wonderful! The ambience in the restaurant was charming. I'm looking forward to returning.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was good however, our waitress was awful. It may have been her first night serving but aside from just poor service she was exceptionally rude.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The best thing about the ambiance at The Smile is that the tables aren't so close together, so you don't have to look at the cell phone images of the adjacent diners. Service is OK--a bit perfunctory, but everything got done appropriately. The food was very good (we had hanger steak and duck, both on the rare side but delicious). Things went smoothly, which can only be good at a restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Extremely slow service

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