This cafe in NoHo is and always has been where New York City’s most attractively unemployed people come to have breakfast at noon.
Food was amazing. Fresh squeezed juice was refreshing. Will definitely be back!
We loved everything about this hidden gem. It reminded us of the old Greenwich Village we knew. Stone foundation wall, small but uncluttered place. Generous drinks, friendly, professional server, shortish menu with plenty of tasty choices. We ate too much! Big, juicy mussels in delicious white wine sauce, crunchy mezzo platter with great dips, crusty bread, generous spicy lamb meatballs, and brisket over yogurt and currant couscous. Should we have had dessert? No way! But the ice cream was to die for. We are looking for a reason to go back!
Great service and food! Really fun ambiance!
I certainly think that this place is overrated on openTable. We were very disappointed at the food, the portions of the dishes and the way they had combined the ingredients. We went through the menu up and down, but there was really nothing to choose. The options were very limited and boring. The bread was not fresh and the portions were too small for the amount we paid. They even serve their brunch sandwiches with chips! Really? Chips? Why not homemade fries?! I could have made a more appealing brunch at home! The only good thing about this restaurant was its ambiance. I will never go back to this place.
Great dining in a romantic and cozy setting. Get the table by the window for ambiance!
Really friendly staff, unpretentious vibe, and the food and drinks are consistently great. You're on Bond St., so it is predictably slightly overpriced, but it's still one of the best spots in Noho. I highly recommend for both lunch and dinner!
Came to The Smile for brunch to celebrate my sons graduation from NYU. Food was delicious as always.
I love this restaurant. It's a little sanctuary within the city. Always lovely and delicious!
We went for a weekday brunch. Love this place. Great avocado toast!
Love this place. Great food and rustic atmosphere. Does get quite noisy when large groups are dining.
We tried Smile on the recommendation from a friend. Wonderful, fun night, with friends. All the appetizers are delicious, especially the cheese dishes. The pasta for the dinner portion was amazing. Amazing spot - don't miss if your'e in the area
Food , I'm sorry it's well below average.... I myself had chicken, it was OK...my husband had beef brisket, it was tasteless and tough ... however the ambience and service is good
It was a very nice dinner, however the restaurant was about 90 degrees. It made for an uncomfortable experience.
Love the quiet hidden gem this is... such a great vibe. Get a seat by the fireplace.
Really lousy service during low volume period.
I am not a vegetarian, but the vegetable dishes were so good, I didn't need anything else!
I have been going to The Smile for many years, its a local neighbourhood restaurant that never fails to deliver consistently good meals, in a cozy environment with great friendly staff. The food is always fresh and delicious. Perfect for a date night, or with friends.
We decided to have my wife's post-birthday breakfast here at The Smile and I was glad we did. The spot itself looks cozy and inviting from the outside and doesn't change upon entering. The space was beautiful! Reminded me of an 1800's general store! The brick, stone, iron and copper aesthetics work well together with the lighting and overall feel of the space. The food offerings were plentiful and good. From the baked goods to the main courses there wasn't a shortage of things to choose from! Most of us at the table ordered something different and we were all impressed with what we received! So much that we shared our meals with each other!
All in all, I would highly recommend this place for breakfast and good conversations. We will definitely go back to The Smile when visiting NY!
Delicious lamb meatball appetizer!
I like the atmosphere of this restaurant, though it was a bit loud on Saturday night. The food is always good, but I wish they had a bigger selection on the menu. The service was fine. Overall, it is a restaurant I will frequent when in the area.
Quite disappointing-- really bad service and small portions. Waiter would take ages to bring food out and did not refill the bottomless coffees. Not worth the value.
What a treasure! Found this restaurant thanks to Open Table and my friends and I will definitely return. The food was great, service was friendly and ambiance was lovely.
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.
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.
Food was good- definitely enjoyed the in house pastries. Ambiance is cool, and reasonably priced brunch , no frills would definitely go back
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.
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!
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!
The Staff was amazing and super accommodating. The food was excellent I would definitely recommend the SMILE to my friends and family
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :(
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
New Year’s Eve
Food was good but the portions were ridiculously small. The waitstaff was very nice and helpful. Good atmosphere and location.
Charming cafe-looking restaurant with some great food options. All simply prepared but interesting, and on the healthy side.
Housed in an 1830s townhouse, The Smile is a cozy place for wine or cocktails, along with delicious Mediterranean-inspired treats.