The Smith - East Village

4.7
3754 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3754 people are saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere and food was amazing!!

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vipRipleyandGriffysDad
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The three of us old friends enjoyed a great breakfast experience on Saturday when we dined at The Smith in East Village. With the entire street front of the restaurant opening up to the street, we felt safe with regard to Covid and enjoyed choice seats in the front to watch neighborhood locals stroll by. Our waiter was prompt, always there when we needed him. Coffee was refilled regularly and our egg entrees were delicious. We will definitely be coming back!

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Greggie
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The smith rocks badly

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Reid
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The pot of mussels were huge and delicious, but the french fries tasted a bit stale. The chocolate chip cookies were crispy and greasy and not in a good way. I wouldn’t order the cookies again. I would recommend the sundae. The cocktails were good. I normally come here for the weekend brunch, which has always been terrific, but dinner was overall disappointing.

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paull
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dinning. Our go to place.

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RobertM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I think the wine is pricey so therefore gave value 3 stars instead of four. It is not a quiet restaurant but the partitions put up for covid purposes really cut down on the noise and the partitions are quite attractive. Will definitely go back.

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bonnie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were lovely. Accommodating to my baby boy and let us take our time.

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vipFranB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food is always good. I haven’t eaten inside so we got a booth so it was away from other people. We waited a king time for our meals but the food was very good.
I think the restaurant help shortage combined with indoor and outdoor tables to serve was why it took so long. The place is noisy pre covid so the noise level can’t be helped. I’m not going to eat there after 6 pm. Just too loud.

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Anthony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent the Smith very often. Our only complaint is the noise level. It is loud indoors and out. It is a deterent when we want to plans an outing with friends who will not go to the Smith because of the noise

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nicholai was awesome, food and drinks were great. Can’t wait to go back!

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walterd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’ve been to The Smith in DC (9th street)and loved it. This location wasn’t as nice as the one I visited in DC, but it was clean in every respect. Some of my disappointment was my own fault, as I arrived while they were still serving their brunch menu. The restaurant was very crowded (credit to them, not a complaint). The staff was very nice and responsive. For those concerned with COVID protections, they have every table separated by Plexiglas. As far as value, there are very few restaurants in the city that I consider a value (Becco for example). The Smith Is a better value for dinner than brunch. I will likely return for their Sunday chicken parm dinner as that looks like a winner. While this experience wasn’t what I was hoping for, I will definitely give it another shot, as I think the value and selection of their dinner menu is more to my taste.

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Rachel
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. Enjoyed it. But was very noisy- Saturday brunch crowd outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my boyfriend’s birthday 🎂 it was very nice!

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vipDebbie
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We ordered the Sea Bass and Bin Bibimbap Both dinners were terrible. I've never tasted sea bass that was so bad. It was very thin, still on skin and tasted fishy. I don't even believe it was sea bass. Corn topping had a horrible taste also.
The bibimbap was just as bad. I order this all the time and have no idea how they ruined it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, quick and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So fun! The outdoor seating was very exciting and fun. I highly recommend the mussels or the squid ink pasta. Absolutely amazing!

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JudyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always! Our server was fabulous. Someone brought crayons and paper over when they saw our 3 year old. Best macaroni and cheese in the city!

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood spot - really happy I gave it another chance. Service and food -all terrific

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Lucky
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As many times as I’ve walked by this place, I finally went to check it out and I’m glad I did. Came for brunch with a high school friend. I got the simple scramble eggs & griddle while she had the steak & eggs. That steak was to die for. Perfectly cooked, extremely juicy and oh so tender. The mimosas were nice but I do wish they offered a pitcher at least since there’s no bottomless. We sat outside so I can’t comment on the ambiance too much but it was nice overall.

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KimberlyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my two small children with severe nut allergies and the entire staff were very kind and attentive. The manager came to our table to assure us that the kitchen had been notified of the allergy which was very nice. The food was absolutely delicious. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the City and the service and food never disappoints. We had the mac n cheese, steak and eggs, Mediterranean salad with Salmon and two kids steak with fries and veg. Can’t wait to ho back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a friend’s birthday. Crab cake tots were delicious as was the Brick Pressed Chicken.

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LoriY
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the shrimp & grits and the filet, both were really delicious. The filet was truly amazing. I would go back again for that filet.

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PaulS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A safe place to eat inside, COVID protocols were well done, dividers between tables.

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LocalYokel
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have now visited all 3 The Smith restaurants. All are great! Great consistency across all and with quality visit to visit.

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vipSteakman01
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is good but portions seem to have shrunk during the pandemic. Try the Squid Ink Tagliatelle which is quite good. Nice beer, cocktail and wine lists. Overall reliable place for pub type food and drink.

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BeckyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress, Hayden C, at The Smith East Village location was amazing and attentive, and really took great care of our table of four! The food and cocktails were delicious. Also, we sat inside at a booth which was perfect and made us feel safe and distanced from others diners.

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kartur
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food is good, service goes overboard to please, prices are right. However, we ate outside and not the greatest of venues for that. There was a lot of foot traffic and it was windy. Usually inside is too noisy for me as I am older and it's hard to digest food let alone hear your companion. Despite all we enjoyed the evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. FYI, even though they check vaccination status, they still make you wear masks to dine indoors.

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MicN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a safe, consistent go-to. Great food and cocktails!

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ChristopherC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always a good time! i highly recommend this location!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Our waiter was stellar🌟

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing. The food was very good and plentiful.

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Foodie27
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything was was great except slow to little service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here never disappoints. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The front of house staff were so friendly. It took about 5 minutes for our waiter to arrive for drink orders, but she was so attentive and nice the rest of our meal it didn’t matter that much since it was really busy. We sat outside and our table was closer to the street. We will definitely be back here, just will sit inside next time for better ambiance!

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Reed
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a hip and great place. Service - food - ambience - all terrific. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Expensive meal was cold.

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PattyT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Smith is a great restaurant with great food. They really helped me set up a surprise dinner for my daughter and her friends, and seamlessly took care of the billing via email. When we are back in NYC, we will definitely visit again!

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Deldiner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Nice ambience and good service, but overpriced and mediocre fare.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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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 4.7 stars by 3754 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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